South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail has been crowned the inaugural ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January.
First South African to take 100 T20I wickets ✅
First ICC Women’s Player of the Month award winner ✅
Well done on an amazing January, Shabnim Ismail! 🇿🇦
— ICC (@ICC) February 8, 2021
The global superstar edged fellow teammate Marizanne Kapp and Pakistan’s Diana Baig to win the title.
This is what Cricket South Africa posted to celebrate the moment:
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 8, 2021
Her impressive performances of seven wickets in the victorious ODI series and five-wicket haul in the second T20I against Pakistan won over the hearts of voters.
The 32-year-old’s latest achievement comes on the back of moving to second position on the ICC T20 International rankings.
In a recent interview with gsport, Ismail revealed her desire to continue adding to her trophy cabinet and will be delighted at the fact that she is able to continue fulfiling her dream.
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail has been crowned the inaugural ICC Women’s Player of the Month for January. Photo: ICC