India pacer Mohammed Shami, who ended the recently concluded ICC World Cup as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament, has been nominated for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023 along with Australia’s batting sensation Travis Head and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
“Two ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 champions and an Indian fast-bowling veteran have made the shortlist for the ICC Men’s Player of the Month Award for November 2023,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) stated in a press release.
Shami continued his golden run from the World Cup into November, securing 15 wickets at an average of 12.06 with an economy rate of 5.68. Overall, he finished as the leading wicket-taker of the 2023 Cricket World Cup, claiming 24 wickets in just seven innings.
One of his standout performances this month was a remarkable 5/18 against Sri Lanka at Wankhede. Entering the scene during a challenging 358-run chase, Shami’s presence at the end of the first Powerplay marked the downfall of Sri Lanka. In his five overs, he dismantled their middle and lower order.