Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam has been named the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player of the Month for March.
The prolific run-getter had a tremendous outing with the bat against Australia, where he notched 390 runs at an average of 78.
Babar played a superb 196-run knock in the second Test against Australia in Karachi, a clear standout, as he beat West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Australia skipper Pat Cummins for the coveted monthly award.
He becomes the first player to win the award on two occasions, having won the title in April 2021.
"Babar Azam wins this award not only because of his significant glut of runs scored during the Pakistan-Australia tour, he was able to transition success with the bat across formats, from the Test Series into ODIs," said former West Indies star Daren Ganga.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Rachael Haynes has been voted the ICC Players of the Month.
She claimed the women’s award ahead of England spinner Sophie Ecclestone and South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt.
Across eight ODI matches in March, Haynes scored a total of 429 runs at an average of 61.28 with the highlight being a classy 130 against England in Australia’s opening match of the tournament.
She was the top-scorer for the side in March, and was only surpassed by Alyssa Healy by the end of the tournament.