India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for September 2022, As a result of her outstanding performance in the ODI series in England.
Harmanpreet Kaur nominated for the Award
Smriti Mandhana, an Indian teammate, and Nigar Sultana, the captain of Bangladesh, both put on impressive performances, but Harmanpreet Kaur outperformed them both. It was nice to be nominated for the award, and to win it is an amazing experience,” Harmanpreet Kaur said following her victory.
It is really humbling to win after being nominated with Smriti and Nigar. I have always taken great pride in serving my nation, and I will always look back on the historic ODI series triumph in England as a turning point in my career.
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Being selected as the ICC Women’s Player of the Month among some of the best athletes competing in sports is a unique honor for me as an individual and as the captain of the Indian cricket team. In addition to being a standout hitter, Harmanpreet Kaur had a spectacular month guiding the Indian side to a 3-0 ODI victory against England.
Since 1999, India has not won a series in England. Harmanpreet Kaur set an excellent example for the team throughout the series and finished with the most runs scored (221 runs at an average of 221, with a strike rate of 103.27) overall.
In the first two games, Harmanpreet Kaur was flawless in her execution of the finisher’s duty. Her fast-paced 74* performance in the first ODI helped India defeat Pakistan despite chasing 228. Her second-highest score in the 50-over format came in the second ODI, where she brilliantly scored 143* off just 111 balls.
She had a lackluster T20I series before the ODI series, although she did contribute to India’s lone series victory with a 22-ball 29*.