Fakhar Zaman, the opening batsman representing Pakistan, has been honored with the ICC Player of the Month award for April 2023. This prestigious recognition acknowledges his outstanding performances during the recent home series against New Zealand.
Among strong contenders such as Prabath Jayasuriya, the spin maestro from Sri Lanka, and the emerging New Zealand batsman Mark Chapman, Fakhar Zaman emerged as the deserving winner of this esteemed award.
Throughout the series, the 33-year-old left-handed batsman displayed remarkable consistency by achieving back-to-back centuries in the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) between Pakistan and New Zealand. His exceptional performances on the field resulted in various personal milestones.
Of particular note, Fakhar Zaman became not only the quickest batter from Pakistan but also the fastest from Asia to reach the milestone of 3000 runs in ODIs. Moreover, he joined the esteemed company of Saeed Anwar, Zaheer Abbas, and Babar Azam (twice) as the fourth Pakistani batsman to score three centuries in three consecutive matches.
Fakhar Zaman’s remarkable contributions to the game have rightfully earned him the title of ICC Player of the Month for April 2023. His exceptional achievements in the series against New Zealand have undoubtedly left a lasting impact on the world of cricket.