Nafees wins top gong

Bangladesh opening batman Shahriar Nafees has been named his country’s Cricketer of the Year by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in recognition of his form over the past 12 months.

    Recently promoted to the role of vice-captain Nafees also collected the award for best batsman, while left arm spinner Mohammad Rafique was named best bowler and best all rounder.

    "I am really excited to have got the award. I hope this is just a beginning," Nafees said after the ceremony.

    Nafees made a memorable test hundred against Australia at home last April before scorin

    The 22 year old made a memorable test hundred against Australia at home last April before scoring an unbeaten 118, the highest one-day score by a Bangladeshi batsman, against Zimbabwe in August.

    Nafees has also been nominated for the ICC's emerging player award, due to be announced in Mumbai on October 23.

    SOURCE: AFP


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