Young Pakistan opening batsman Nasir Jamshed has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after exploding onto the international scene against Zimbabwe.
Jamshed, who scored a big century in the four-day game leading into the one-day series, earned a call up to the one-day squad and responded with innings of 61 from 48 balls and 74 from 64 balls as Pakistan cruised to a 2-0 series lead.
His belligerence at the top of the order on both occasions put Pakistan in a strong position and although he only managed to score 32 in the third match, he still did so at a good pace, complementing opening partner Salman Butt's more steady approach.
Also in the running for this week's award was Jacques Kallis for his unbeaten century in the third one-day international against the West Indies, Indian centurions Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag and Ross Taylor who thumped 111 for the Central Districts in a Twenty20 game.
Jamshed's remarkable impact for a player with just 22 first-class games behind won the vote, however.
The Cricket World ® Player Of The Week is judged by the www.cricketworld.com Editorial Team, which takes into consideration matches played in the preceding week with the final decision made on Monday morning.
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