South Africa's Keshav Maharaj, country-mate Simon Harmer and Oman's Jatinder Singh have been nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) 'Player-of-the-Month' award for the previous month.
Maharaj, the South African left-arm spinner, was in sensational form, emerging as the Proteas' most potent weapon during their two-match home Test series win against Bangladesh. In the first match in Durban, Maharaj bowled economically, holding one end up brilliantly. He returned with figures of 0/65 in 37 overs, going at an economy of 1.80. However, it was in the second innings when Maharaj worked his magic, as Bangladesh chased 274 for victory. Maharaj first scalped two wickets on Day 4 before wreaking havoc on the final day, picking up a further five.