Wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been nominated for May's ICC Player of the Month Awards. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the nominees for May's ICC Player of the Month Awards to recognize the best performances from both male and female cricketers across all forms of international cricket and Mushfiq is one of the three nominees.
Mushfiqur Rahim played one Test and three ODIs against Sri Lanka during this time period.
He helped Bangladesh win their first ODI series against Sri Lanka where he was the best player of the series.
He scored 237 runs in three ODIs at an average of 79.
The veteran cricketer also scored 40 in both the innings in the Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekelle earlier in the month.
Apart from Mushfiq, Hasan Ali (PAK) and Praveen Jayawickrama (SL) have also been nominated for the award.
In the month of May, Hasan Ali of Pakistan played two Tests against Zimbabwe where he took a total of 14 wickets.
From Sri Lanka's camp, debutant Praveen Jayawickrama played one Test against Bangladesh, where he took a total of 11 wickets at 16.11. He bowled Sri Lanka to victory in the second Test against Bangladesh with the best match figures by any Sri Lankan bowler on Test debut.
Kathryn Bryce (SCO), Gaby Lewis (IRE), and Leah Paul (IRE) have been nominated for ICC Women's Player of the Month for May.