Pakistan"s star wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan has been awarded the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month for September 2022. Rizwan continued his sensational form in T20 cricket throughout the month as he retained his top spot in the shortest format of the game.
Rizwan has been sensational and consistent throughout, scoring 7 half-centuries in the 10 T20Is he played in the previous month. He started the month in style, scoring half-centuries against Hong Kong and arch-rivals India in the 2022 Asia Cup. Despite losing the final of the competition, Rizwan finished as the highest run-scorer, scoring 281 runs, including 3 half-centuries, at an average of 56.20 in 6 innings.
He was the top scorer in the recently concluded T20I series between Pakistan and England despite missing one match due to injury. In the six innings he played in the series, he scored 316 runs at an average of 63.20 and a strike rate of 138.60.
The 30-year-old shared his excitement at winning the prestigious award. Rizwan thanked Almighty Allah for helping him bring success to his country and also thanked his teammates for their support throughout his career.
I want to express my big appreciation to all my teammates because they made everything easy for me. These achievements boost your confidence. I am happy with my performance and would like to carry this momentum forward in Australia
Rizwan dedicated his award to the flood victims of the country and hoped that the award would help put a smile on their faces.