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- Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal has won the ICC Player of the Month award
- Sandeep is also vying for the 50th wicket in One-Day International cricket
Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal has won the ICC Player of the Month award. Sandeep has been the winner this time when the ICC announced the winner of the best player of the month for September. Likewise, Heather Clare Knight OBE, England's captain, won on the women's side. Sandeep won the September title by defeating Bangladesh left-arm bowler Nasum Ahmed and American Jaskaran Malhotra. Sandeep was heavily beaten by Ahmed and Malhotra. The ICC determined the winner on the basis of voting. In September, Sandeep had a fantastic performance in Oman.
He took 18 wickets in eight games in the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two in which he had a 7.38 average. He bowled with a 3.17 economy in the tournament. He bowled his best game of his career against Papua New Guinea, taking 6 wickets for 11 runs. In the first match against Papua New Guinea national cricket team (PNG), he took four wickets for 35 runs, and in the second match against Oman, he took four wickets for 18 runs.
Sandeep is also vying for the 50th wicket in One-Day International cricket. He's taken 41 wickets in 16 games so far. He will become the first player to take 50 wickets in a short game if he takes nine wickets in the other two games.
Sri Lankan player Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis now holds the record. Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar, a former Indian player, is in second place. In 23 games, he has completed 50 wickets.
Sandeep is the second Nepali player to receive an ICC Player of the Month nomination. Kushal Bhurtel was previously nominated in April. The winner, however, was Pakistani player Mohammad Babar Azam.
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