Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar has been named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for October 2022 after some terrific performances during the Women’s Asia Cup.
India’s Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma were also nominated for the award alongside Dar. But the veteran Pakistan all-rounder claimed the title, beating the Indian duo.
Dar delivered an outstanding performance for Pakistan in the Women’s Asia Cup in October. She amassed 145 runs in six matches, at a superb average of 72.50, and also claimed eight wickets at a meagre 14.87 runs a piece.
Her exploits include a superb all-round display against India where she scored an unbeaten 56 and went on to claim bowling figures of 2/23 to guide Pakistan to a memorable victory.
Dar’s consistent performances in a tough batting and bowling role throughout the tournament helped Pakistan in reaching the semi-finals, where they lost to Sri Lanka by just a run.
Dar expressed her happiness on wining the award: “It was great to be nominated for the award, and to win it is very special to me. I wish we could have won the Women’s Asia Cup, but I am happy that we as a team are performing, and the recent series win against Ireland at home shows the commitment the girls are putting into their game.
“I take great pride in representing my country and my aim is to contribute in my team winning as much as I can.”