Harmanpreet Kaur of India has been awarded the ICC Women’s Player of the Month honour.
After a remarkable performance in the one-day international series in England, India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for September 2022. This honour was bestowed upon her in Dubai.
Kaur prevailed despite facing stiff opposition from her Indian colleague Smriti Mandhana, who played the opening position, and Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana, who led her team to some amazing performances.
After she was announced the winner, Harmanpreet said, “It was an honour to be nominated for the award, and it is an unbelievable sensation to really take home the trophy.” It is a really humbling experience to become victorious after competing against Smriti and Nigar for the nomination.
“I have always taken a tremendous amount of pleasure in representing my nation, and winning the historic ODI series in England will remain a watershed event for me in my career,” he said. “It was a great honour to play for England.”
“The game of cricket is lucky to have some of the top athletes on the global circuit,” said the captain of the Indian cricket team, “and to be voted the ICC Women’s Player of the Month amongst them is an unique honour for me as a person.”
Not just as a batter, but also as the captain of the Indian team, Kaur had a remarkable month in which she led India to a 3-0 whitewash of England in one-day international matches. This was India’s first series victory in England since 1999, and it came at the hands of England.
Throughout the series, Harmanpreet set a strong example for his teammates to follow and ended with the most runs, 221 to be exact, with an average of 221 and a strike rate of 103.27. Throughout the first two contests, she excelled in the finishing role that was assigned to her.
Her well-paced innings of 74 not out in the first one-day international helped India win as they were chasing 228. She then backed it up with an outstanding 143* off only 111 balls in the second one-day international, which is her second-highest score in the 50-over format.
In the T20I series that came before the ODI series, she did not have a very impressive performance; nevertheless, she did contribute to India’s lone victory of the series by scoring 29 runs off 22 balls.
With thanks to the ICC