Amla nominated for top ICC awards

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Hashim Amla, pictured, James Anderson and Michael Clarke are in line for top honours at this year's International Cricket Council awards. File Photo by Duif du Toit

England's James Anderson, South Africa's Hashim Amla and Australia's Michael Clarke are in line for top honours at this year's International Cricket Council awards, the game's governing body said on Tuesday.

The trio were short-listed for both the cricketer of the year and the Test player of the year in the nominations for various awards announced by the ICC in Mumbai.

Others nominated for the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year were England captain Alastair Cook, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.

In the category of Test player of the year, the other nominees were South African fast bowler Dale Steyn and the Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara.

The short-lists in 10 award categories were drawn up by an independent 32-person panel comprising former players and representatives from the media, match referees and umpires.

Cricketers receiving the highest number of votes from the panel will be judged the winners, who will be announced on a TV show to be broadcast on December 14.

The awards are based on performances over a 12-month period that ended on August 25, 2013 and included the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, the Champions Trophy in England and the women's World Cup in India.

The ICC also announced India's Dhoni as the winner of the People's Choice award voted online by fans, beating other nomineees Clarke, Cook, India's Virat Kohli and South Africa's AB de Villiers.

Dhoni is the third player to bag the award after the recently-retired Sachin Tendulkar won it in 2010 and Sangakkara won the vote in 2011 and 2012.

Dhoni was also named captain of the ICC's one-day team of the year, while Cook was chosen to lead the Test team of the year.

List of nominations for the International Cricket Council awards announced by the world governing body in Mumbai on Tuesday:

Cricketer of the year:

Hashim Amla (RSA)

James Anderson (ENG)

Michael Clarke (AUS)

Alastair Cook (ENG)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)

Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)

 

Test cricketer of the year:

Hashim Amla (RSA)

James Anderson (ENG)

Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)

Michael Clarke (AUS)

Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)

Dale Steyn (RSA)

One-day cricketer of the year:

Saeed Ajmal (PAK)

Shikhar Dhawan (IND)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)

Misbah ul-Haq (PAK)

Ravindra Jadeja (IND)

Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)

Women's one-day cricketer of the year:

Suzie Bates (NZL)

Charlotte Edwards (ENG)

Meg Lanning (AUS)

Dane van Niekerk (RSA)

Anya Shrubsole (ENG)

Stafanie Taylor (WIS)

 

Emerging cricketer of the year:

Trent Boult (NZL)

Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)

Joe Root (ENG)

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

 

Associate and Affiliate cricketer of the year:

Kevin O'Brien (IRL)

Kyle Coetzer (SCO)

Ed Joyce (IRL)

Nawroz Mangal (AFG)

 

Twenty20 international performance of the year:

Umar Gul (PAK) - Bowling figures of 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, March 3, 2013

Martin Guptill (NZL ) - 101 not out off 69 balls v South Africa, December 23, 2012

Brendon McCullum (NZL) - 123 off 53 balls v Bangladesh, October 1, 2012

Ajanth Mendis (SRI) - Bowling figures of 4-2-8-6 v Zimbabwe, September 18, 2012

 

Women's Twenty20 cricketer of the year:

Suzie Bates (NZL)

Shanel Daley (WIS)

Deandra Dottin (WIS)

Meg Lanning (AUS)

Sarah Taylor (ENG)

Stafanie Taylor (WIS)

 

Umpire of the year:

Aleem Dar (PAK)

Steve Davis (AUS)

Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Ian Gould (ENG)

Tony Hill (NZL)

Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Nigel Llong (ENG)

Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Rodney Tucker (AUS)

Spirit of cricket award:

Mahela Jayawardena (SRI) - for not waiting for umpire's decision after edging a catch to the wicket-keeper when he was batting on 91 against New Zealand in a Test match in Galle in November 2012.

Farhad Reza (BAN) - for confirming he had touched the boundary ropes and signalled a six after catching Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed during the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in 2012.

The ICC also announced the winner of the People's Choice award voted online by fans, and nominated its Test and one-day teams of the year:

People's choice award:

Winner - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)

Other nominees:

Alastair Cook (ENG))

Michael Clarke (AUS)

Virat Kohli (IND)

AB de Villiers (RSA)

 

ICC's Test team of the year (in batting order):

Alastair Cook (ENG, capt)

Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)

Hashim Amla (RSA)

Michael Clarke (AUS)

Michael Hussey (AUS)

AB de Villiers (RSA)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND, wicket-keeper)

Graeme Swann (ENG)

Dale Steyn (RSA)

James Anderson (ENG)

Vernon Philander (RSA)

12th Man: Ravichandran Ashwin (IND)

 

ICC's one-day team of the year (in batting order):

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI)

Shikhar Dhawan (IND)

Hashim Amla (RSA)

Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)

AB de Villiers (RSA)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND, capt and wicket-keeper)

Ravindra Jadeja (IND)

Saeed Ajmal (PAK)

Mitchell Starc (AUS)

James Anderson (ENG)

Lasith Malinga (SRI)

12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZL) - AFP


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