Fatima Sana nominated for Women’s ODI Player of the Year

Fatima Sana

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named Pakistan cricketer Fatima Sana among nominees for ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year.

During 2021, the 20-year-old took 20 wickets in 13 matches
at an average of 24.90 with one five-wicket haul. She also scored 132 runs at
an average of 14.66.

The cricket governing body also praised Sana for showing “tremendous
maturity throughout the year” while also stating that she “was one of the few
bright spots for Pakistan”.

“She [Sana] showed glimpses of her brilliance on the tour of
South Africa, where she picked up two wickets in three games and also made
handy contributions with the bat. In the second ODI, she picked up a wicket and
scored an unbeaten 22 as Pakistan fell narrowly short by 13 runs,” the ICC said
in a statement.

“In the five-match series against West Indies, Sana ended as
the second-highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets, which included a maiden ODI
five-for. She continued her fine form in the home series against West Indies
and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, with four and three wickets
respectively,” the statement added.

Apart from Sana, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee, England’s Tammy
Beaumont and West Indies’ Hayley Matthews are the other contenders in line to
win the award.

The winner of the award will be announced on January 23.

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