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Alpesh Ramjani nominated ICC Men T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023


Alpesh Ravilal Ramjani, the pride of Ugandan cricket, was nominated for the prestigious award of ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

This recognition is a testament to his remarkable performance throughout the year, where his statistics spoke volumes—securing 55 wickets, scoring 449 runs, and exhibiting exceptional fielding prowess with 5 catches.

His exceptional skills as a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler have made him a pivotal player for the Ugandan team.

Stepping into the international scene in 2022 during the ACA T20 Africa Cup against Botswana, Ramjani swiftly established himself as a pivotal player for the Ugandan Cricket Cranes.

His recent appearance against Kenya in the same tournament further reinforced his pivotal role within the team.

Ramjani’s cricketing journey showcases an impressive record: 35 matches, 23 innings, 5 not outs, tallying 549 runs with a high score of 78.

His batting average stands at an impressive 30.50, boasting a strike rate of 133.90. Additionally, he exhibited prowess in the field with 14 catches.

Moreover, his bowling prowess is evident in his 60 wickets taken in the same matches, bowling 693 balls and conceding only 570 runs, with a remarkable best figure of 4/9.

Ramjani bowling a ball.

His bowling average of 9.50, economy rate of 4.93, and a striking rate of 11.5 underline his impact.

One of the highlights of Ramjani’s career was his instrumental role during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa qualifiers in Namibia.

His stellar performance against Zimbabwe, where he contributed a crucial 40 runs off 26 balls during a significant third-wicket partnership, marked a historic moment for Ugandan cricket.

Ramjani with the team against Zimbabwe in the T20 World Cup qualifier game.

This victory not only emphasized his pivotal role but also represented Uganda’s inaugural encounter against a Full Member team in a T20 International, signifying a monumental leap in their cricketing journey.

The exceptional performance in this particular game became a turning point, propelling Uganda towards a historic milestone: their qualification for the ICC T20I World Cup for the very first time in their cricketing history.

The nomination for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023 acknowledges Ramjani’s consistency as a batsman, his effectiveness as a bowler, and his overall impact on Uganda’s T20 matches.

His outstanding contributions have solidified his standing as a key figure in Ugandan cricket.

Ramjani stands alongside other remarkable nominees for the ICC Men’s T20 Player of the Year 2023, including Mark Chapman (New Zealand), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), and Suryakumar Yadav (India).

To support and vote for Ugandan sensation Alpesh Ramjani, follow this link: ICC Awards 2023 Voting.

This nomination not only recognizes Ramjani’s individual brilliance but also reflects the growing prowess and talent within Uganda’s cricketing landscape.

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