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Mustafiz selected ICC's emerging player of the year

23 Dec, 2016 18:47:10

Sports Correspondent: Mustafizur Rahman, one of the Bangladesh's most famous cricketers, has scored a new record for his country by becoming the first player to win an International Cricket Council (ICC) award yesterday.

In their end-of-year awards, the sport's global governing body called the left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman as the ICC's Emerging Player of the Year for 2016.

The voting period for the ICC awards was between September 14 2015 and September 20 2016, and although the amazing bowler's year was curtailed to an extent by the shoulder operation he had in England in August, he has still done enough to be named the brightest young star in cricket. Within that period, he played three One-day Internationals for Bangladesh which yielded eight wickets at an average of 11.75, and 10 T20Is that produced 19 wickets at 11.73.

He featured in the ICC World Twenty20 in India in February-March this year and, although he was working his way back from a side strain, bagged the tournament's best bowling figures with 5 wickets for 22 against New Zealand in Kolkata.