ICC news December 3, 2013

Dhoni nominated for two individual ICC awards

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Along side being named captain of the ICC ODI Team of the Year, MS Dhoni is also in the running for two ICC individual awards - Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year. Kumar Sangakkara has also been nominated for those two categories while Hashim Amla, James Anderson and Michael Clarke are in the running for the Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards. Misbah-ul-Haq, shortlisted for the ODI Cricketer of the Year, is the only player among these nominees who is not part of the Teams of the Year.

The Emerging Cricketer of the Year shortlist features Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root and Mitchell Starc. To qualify for this award, a player must be under the age of 26 and have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs and/or five T20Is at the start of the performance period.

The performance period for the awards, to be announced on December 14, is between August 7, 2012 and August 25, 2013. The longlists of nominations for each award were put together by a five-person ICC selection panel, before a 32-member voting academy trimmed the nominees to the shortlists.

The selection panel was chaired by former India captain Anil Kumble, also the chairman of the ICC cricket committee. The panel also includes former internationals Alec Stewart of England, Catherine Campbell of New Zealand, Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Graeme Pollock of South Africa, while the academy includes former players, members of the media as well as representatives of the ICC elite panels of umpires and match referees.

The David Shepherd Trophy for the Umpire of the Year award was voted on by the 10 current Test captains and the elite panel of match referees and is partly based on the umpires' performance statistics. The nominees are the 12 umpires in the elite panel.

Dhoni won the People's Choice award, becoming the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Sangakkara to be given the prize. Clarke, Alastair Cook, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers were also nominated for the award.*

Shortlists

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla, James Anderson, Michael Clarke, Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, Kumar Sangakkara

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla, James Anderson, R Ashwin, Michael Clarke, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dale Steyn

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year
Saeed Ajmal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ravindra Jadeja, Kumar Sangakkara

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year
Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Charlotte Edwards (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Anya Shrubsole (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year
Trent Boult, Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year
Kevin O'Brien (Ireland), Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Ed Joyce (Ireland), Nawroz Mangal (Afghanistan)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
Umar Gul, 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, Centurion, March 3, 2013
Martin Guptill, 101* (69b, 9x4, 6x6) v South Africa, East London, December 23, 2012
Brendon McCullum, 123 (58b, 11x4, 7x6) v Bangladesh, Pallekele, September 21, 2012
Ajantha Mendis, 4-2-8-6 v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, September 18, 2012

ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year
Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Shanel Daley (West Indies), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Meg Lanning (Australia), Sarah Taylor (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rodney Tucker

*1036 GMT, December 4, 2013. The piece was updated with news of Dhoni's award.

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  • Yousafahmed11 on December 5, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    I donot know how some people assume that their players have supporters from all over the world. Not even a good away player or a good captain! A captain who leads the team to victory will obviously get the People's Choice Award. Dhoni deserves the award than anyone else. He is more popular just because of his leadership quality, batting and fielding ability. He can won matches single-handedly. I think even youngsters like Kohli or Jadeja can be considered above some tired and failed players.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    My guess for awards, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year:- Hashim Amla(SA) ICC Test Cricketer of the Year:- Micheal Ckarke(AUS) or Dale steyn(SA) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year:- Kumar Sangakkara(SL) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year:- Cheteashwar Pujara(IND) ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year:- Umar gul(PAK) ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year:- may be Kevin o'Brien(IRE)

    Don't know about women;s cricket..............

  • Blade-Runner on December 4, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    My question is, why Sangakkara wasn't considered for the People's Choice Award. Was it because other nominees wouldn't stand a chance against him, given the fact that he's won this award last 2 years in a row ? He is the most popular Cricketer in the world due to his commanding batsmanship, sportsmanship, personality, good look and everything. Its unfair that if he wasn't considered just to give a chance to somebody else.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    so much talking going on about kholi. but what about dilshan, he was the second highest runs scorer after sangakkara with better average during consideration period but he was not even nominated.........lol

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 4, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Sangakkara played 9 matches away in which he got one hundred. Dhavan played all 14 matches away in which he scored 3 hundreds. Now, you can decide.

  • on December 4, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    so much debate going on kohli but if nobody noticed team selction was made forn july 2012 to july 2013 performance so kohli doesnt fit in for that period

  • on December 4, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Kohli should be in ODI nomination and ODI team, Ajmal should be in test team and nomination, Misbah should be in ODI team, Jimmy don't deserves a place but philender deserves.

  • on December 4, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    No Virat Kohli..??????????????????????????

  • sachin_vvsfan on December 4, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Surprised to not see Kholi at all. This should give him more kick in SA. Amla may bag the test cricketer award and Pujara for emerging and dhawan/sangakakra for ODI

  • on December 4, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    kohli should naminate

  • Yousafahmed11 on December 5, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    I donot know how some people assume that their players have supporters from all over the world. Not even a good away player or a good captain! A captain who leads the team to victory will obviously get the People's Choice Award. Dhoni deserves the award than anyone else. He is more popular just because of his leadership quality, batting and fielding ability. He can won matches single-handedly. I think even youngsters like Kohli or Jadeja can be considered above some tired and failed players.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    My guess for awards, Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year:- Hashim Amla(SA) ICC Test Cricketer of the Year:- Micheal Ckarke(AUS) or Dale steyn(SA) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year:- Kumar Sangakkara(SL) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year:- Cheteashwar Pujara(IND) ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year:- Umar gul(PAK) ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year:- may be Kevin o'Brien(IRE)

    Don't know about women;s cricket..............

  • Blade-Runner on December 4, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    My question is, why Sangakkara wasn't considered for the People's Choice Award. Was it because other nominees wouldn't stand a chance against him, given the fact that he's won this award last 2 years in a row ? He is the most popular Cricketer in the world due to his commanding batsmanship, sportsmanship, personality, good look and everything. Its unfair that if he wasn't considered just to give a chance to somebody else.

  • dayada on December 4, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    so much talking going on about kholi. but what about dilshan, he was the second highest runs scorer after sangakkara with better average during consideration period but he was not even nominated.........lol

  • Fast_Track_Bully on December 4, 2013, 9:42 GMT

    Sangakkara played 9 matches away in which he got one hundred. Dhavan played all 14 matches away in which he scored 3 hundreds. Now, you can decide.

  • on December 4, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    so much debate going on kohli but if nobody noticed team selction was made forn july 2012 to july 2013 performance so kohli doesnt fit in for that period

  • on December 4, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Kohli should be in ODI nomination and ODI team, Ajmal should be in test team and nomination, Misbah should be in ODI team, Jimmy don't deserves a place but philender deserves.

  • on December 4, 2013, 7:45 GMT

    No Virat Kohli..??????????????????????????

  • sachin_vvsfan on December 4, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Surprised to not see Kholi at all. This should give him more kick in SA. Amla may bag the test cricketer award and Pujara for emerging and dhawan/sangakakra for ODI

  • on December 4, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    kohli should naminate

  • on December 4, 2013, 2:20 GMT

    My picks (based on quantative avalysis than qualitative analysis), Test Cricketer: Clarke (its 60:40 chance for him against Steyn). Clarke's statictics are better than Amla (also for more matches), Pujara's statistics are better but given Clarke has played more matches (and maintained consistancy) will give him the edge. I even wouldnt pick Anderson for the list (rather would pick Swann or Herath above him). Steyn above Ashwin is purely based on exceptional average.

    ODI Cricketer: Sanga (its 70:30 chance for him against Jadeja). Sanga has more runs and better average than all (and strike rate is slightly below only to Dhawan). Jadeja's statistics are better than Ajmal's but given he has only one 50+, I select Sanga above him. I would select Dilshan to the list above at least Misbah and Dhoni as he has better statistics. Continue to next comment...

  • on December 3, 2013, 22:03 GMT

    Why is Kohli missing from the list????

  • heartbreakerz on December 3, 2013, 21:00 GMT

    Englishfan...Finch's knock was after 25 Aug hence it wasnt considered, so i think Umar Gul will win the t20 award.

  • Greatest_Game on December 3, 2013, 20:08 GMT

    Cricketer of the Year will probably be Amla. It is almost always a batsman - I believe Steyn is the only bowler to get 1 of these awards, & Anderson did not do much! Amla was ranked no. 1 for most of the period, (lowest ranking very briefly no. 3) in BOTH ODI & Tests. Averaged 69.5 in tests, & 49.6 in ODI. If you are no. 1 in both formats its hard to argue anyone did better in both! But then again, last year they happily ignored Ajmal and Philander's test achievements, which made all the batsmen look silly!

    What is Anderson doing there? Ave 30, Econ 2.99, SR 60, 2 wickets per inngs. He's next to Steyn: Ave 18.66, Econ 2.77, SR 40.3, 2.9 wickets per inns! Anderson's BBI - 5/47. Steyn's BBI - 6/8. Anderson's BBM - 10/158. Steyn's BBM - 10/60.

    Where is Philander, ave 18.84, Econ 2.51, SR 44.8, 2.3 wickets per inns. BBI - 5/7. BBM - 9/99. Anderson's figs are downright embarrassing in comparison. I'm sure other bowlers have better figs than his - they're bog average.

    Mysterious?

  • CodandChips on December 3, 2013, 19:59 GMT

    T20I 1.Hales 2.Finch 3.Watson 4.Guptill 5.AB de Villiers (WK, C) 6.Dhoni 7.Morgan 8.Narine 9.Ajmal 10.Steyn 11.Finn

    Test. 1.Cook 2.Pujara 3.Amla 4.AB de Villiers (wk) 5.Chanderpaul 6.Bell 7.Philander 8.Swann/Siddle (depends on conditions) 9.Harris 10.Ajmal 11.Steyn

    ODI: 1.Dhawan 2.Amla 3.Trott 4.AB de Villiers (wk) (c) 5.Sangakarra 6.Bailey 7.Jadeja 8.Ajmal 9.Finn 10.Mitchell McClenaghan 11.Steyn

  • on December 3, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    I don't understand why Kholi was not nominated for ODI cricketer of the year

  • on December 3, 2013, 19:54 GMT

    I cant believe why Virat Kohli does not feature in the odi x1 as well as ODI cricketer of the year awards

  • Eclipse0990 on December 3, 2013, 17:58 GMT

    Does this award also consider the number of matches played? eg. In ODI, Sanga is above every one else. However, he has played 5 innings more than Dhawan and scored 200 odd runs more while having 2 more not outs and not having to open the innings. Will this also be considered?

  • CodandChips on December 3, 2013, 17:16 GMT

    My picks ignoring the shortlists:

    Player of the year: AB De Villiers (plays all formats well- unlike Dhoni who can't play tests. AB has had a good year in all formats and has had to bat, keep and captain) Test: Michael Clarke ODI: George Bailey Emerging: Joe Root (plays all formats and has done pretty well) Associate and Affiliate: Ed Joyce T20I performance: Aaron Finch vs England (was there and was incredible)

    Apologies don't know enough about Women's cricket. Meg Lanning played well in England. Umpires don't care as long as it isn't one of the ashes umpires.

  • BigINDFan on December 3, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    Saeed Ajmal should in the ICC cricketer of the year nominee list and should get the award for having the most impact. Why do they keep picking batsmen and no bowlers for that award. Now if the logic is go with Captains of sides fine but then why Amla and Sanga in that list?

    James Anderson - really? He did great in one Ashes test and he is in the same league as Cook and Amla let alone Sanga. Ajmal did far more than Anderson did.

    ODI cricketer of the year should go to Sanga - he had a fabulous season of course prior to late and post season blitz from Kohli giving him a tight run. Kohli will win it next year if he continues the current run but not this year ending in Aug.

    Test cricketer of the year - This should go to Amla or Steyn.

  • bandes1971 on December 3, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    you have to understand certain facts Mr vinoth kumar, I agree with others in line with kumar sanga' stats are far more better than anyone else, we need to understand the fact that selections are based on the performances not the popularity, its quite obvious if popularity counts country like india can do wonders due to her population, luckily chinese are not in the main stream of cricket, otherwise you people might also go for stats than popularity based selection.

  • Kapeel on December 3, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    My selection would be: 1) Cricketer of the year: Dhoni 2) Test cricketer of the year: Steyn / Clarke 3) ODI cricketer of the year: Misbah 4) Emerging cricketer of the year: Pujara 5) Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year: ED Joyce 6) Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Umar Gul 7) Umpire of the year : Kumar Dharmasena

  • on December 3, 2013, 15:36 GMT

    Why saeed ajmal not included in test side?

  • SaDjidh-O on December 3, 2013, 13:48 GMT

    From looking at the stats for the period Aug 2012 to Aug 2013, Sangakara is well above of everyone. And those who say virat kholi is not included in the odi player of the year, just look at his stats for the given period ..only an average of 40 compared to other nominees. Sanga deserves it...

  • SaDjidh-O on December 3, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    1) Ms Dhoni : Mat: 15 Runs: 450 HS: 113 Avg: 56.25..... 2) K Sangakara: Mat: 21 Runs: 956 HS: 169 Avg: 63.73..... 3) Mishbah-ul Haq : Mat: 23 Runs: 993 HS:96 Avg: 58.41........ 4) Virat Kholi : Mat: 23 Runs : 689 HS:115 Avg: 40.52

  • Stark62 on December 3, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Ajmal has amassed a wicket tally of 96 (includes Test, T20 and ODI's) and is only 4 wickets away from breaking the 100 wicket barrier in the calendar year.

    Anderson has only picked up 76 wickets across the formats but he has been nominated for cricketer of the year?!?! o.O

  • SaDjidh-O on December 3, 2013, 12:27 GMT

    Kumar Sangakara's Stats for the period:

    Mat Runs HS Bat Av 100 Wkts BBI Bowl Av 5 Ct St 21 956 169 63.73 2 - - - - 25 4

  • Blade-Runner on December 3, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    My prediction for the ICC award 2013.

    Test Cricketer of the year - Michael Clarke (Australia)

    ODI Cricketer of the year - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

    Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Joe Root or Cheteshwar Pujara 50:50

    Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

    Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Ed Joyce (Ireland)

    Twenty20 International Performance of the Year - Umar Gul (Pakistan)

    ICC Umpire of the Year - Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

    Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year - Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

  • on December 3, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    Test cricketer of d year: r ashwin

  • on December 3, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    Odi team and cricketer nominations are senseless. Where is Kohli????

  • JustPete on December 3, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Leading test bowlers in consideration period:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

    Leading ODI bowlers in consideration period:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=bowling

    Leading test batsmen in consideration period:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

    Leading ODI batsmen in consideration period:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=7+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting

  • A.Ak on December 3, 2013, 10:19 GMT

    Where is AB ? He has done so well in both ODI and Test. He has done far better than Cook, who played more test matches this year. Kohli did really well in ODIs as well.

  • on December 3, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    @ Englishfan u got to be kiddin everyone here....ham a big fan of MSD and i accept he is not incredible in test matches but what u said about sanga doesn't make any sense at all... no offense though!!!

  • on December 3, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    kohli's performance in that time period is ordinary. 2 tons, against WI and Zim:

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/253802.html?class=2;spanmax1=25+Aug+2013;spanmin1=07+Aug+2012;spanval1=span;template=results;type=batting;view=innings

  • ManagerDhoni on December 3, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    @Puru, I was also surprised not to see Kohli, But yes they justify their choice.

    between 7 Aug 2012 and 25 Aug 2013 Kohli's Record: 23 689 115 40.52 2

  • Biswajit03 on December 3, 2013, 10:01 GMT

    ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year= Joe Root ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year=Ajantha Mendis ICC Test Cricketer of the Year=Hashim Amla or Dale Steyn. ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year= Misbah-ul-Haq or Kumar Sangakkara

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:59 GMT

    Kholi, the true face of real batsmen, cricketer, hoe can he miss the nomination. This I a unbelivabe, he has all the required mind set as a player and he deserve it.

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:56 GMT

    well i m nt dissapointed by d nominees but 2 plyrs shud hv been in d odi list...virat kohli n george bailey...2 plyrs who hv performed exceptionally well over d last 12 months...

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    one guy said, virat's stats were not that great in this period. avging around 40 with only 2 centuries. that must be the reason. no doubt he will be the 1st pick for next year

  • Siva_Bala75 on December 3, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    One easy winner here. Umar Gul, 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, Centurion, March 3, 2013

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    Virat Kohli's ODI Tally in 2013 -

    Inns; 28 Runs: 1237 Ave: 56.22 S.R. : 98.17 100's: 4 50': 7

    How does THIS not make it to the final nominations??! Care to explain? Anyone from the selection panel?

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:25 GMT

    well, I don't believe on Awards.... Just let the India visit South Africa and compare the performance.

  • champion1 on December 3, 2013, 9:16 GMT

    What the hell is wrong with ICC? or is that they cant look beyond certain players? Sunil Narine was the no1 ODI bowler for major part of the year. Samuels innings in WT20 Finals is completely ignored from nominations which should be directly given the award. Kohli is completely ignored and Sanga whos team has hardly played any cricket this year is considered for 2 awards??? Similarly what has Ando done in the past year to be in Odi team? Obviously these guys will be in the team for 3 or 4 years consecutive as the judge panel is biased and doesnt look beyond a certain list of players who in their eyes should always be there. Disappointed

  • NinnyMouseHaiHai on December 3, 2013, 9:11 GMT

    Why is Irfan not included in emerging players catagory?

  • Yousafahmed11 on December 3, 2013, 9:08 GMT

    Nice to see 3 players from India for the ODI awards and 2 for the test cricketer award. Hope Dhavan will will ODI award and Dhoni will win cricketer of the year award. All the best.

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    strange again. where is virat kohli? very surprising even if you check the period mentioned. Anyway, i think in odis it should be misbah or Jadeja. Misbah scored in difficult situations and jadeja was no doubt best all rounder during this period. I dont think ajmal is that much strong candidate this time. and in t20s i think it will be umar gul.

  • uday911 on December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    4 centuries and an average of 57 over 31 games. Innings while chasing. Impact created in ODIs. Captained India to series win in West Indies. Fastest to 17 centuries, 5000 runs. Is that not enough to win even a nomination?

  • CodandChips on December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Why Dhoni or Sangakarra for player of the year? Theyre useless at tests.

    Why no Finch for T20I performance?

    Joe Root for emerging player. Pujara can't play ODIs or T20Is.

  • Notredam on December 3, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    Yes kohli deserves a place surely..Jadeja and kohli are best talents in indian team right now..

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    V kohli will be in next year............

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Even though i like the shortlisted players...this is absolutely ridiculous on the part of ICC.. Why in the world is Virat Kohli suddenly invisible from everywhere??? Not included in ODI Team of the year neither shortlisted in any odi award.?? Infact in my opinion there should have been a new category- ODI Performances of the Year- which Kohli would have won hands down.. True he made his runs in favourable conditions on absolute belter pitches yet they were made and against an international bowling lineup who feature regularly on their team sheet..!! Sad day in the History of Sports Awards..!!!

  • aliasad106 on December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    Misbah-ul-Haq deserves thi ICC Iward for Best ODI cricketer of the year because he's been playing in all those crunch situations where team is always 3, 4 wickets down on 20-odd runs. He has shown good temprament and scored good runs

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    I am Surprised :O Where is Kohil..He is not for One dayers ??

  • New_Gen_India on December 3, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Where the hell is Virat Kolhi ?! How can HE not be included in the ICC ODI player of the year OR emerging player categories ??

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    Virat Kohli is an interesting exclusion from the nominations. He should have at least been nominated for the ODI Player of the Year.

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  • on December 3, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    Virat Kohli is an interesting exclusion from the nominations. He should have at least been nominated for the ODI Player of the Year.

  • New_Gen_India on December 3, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Where the hell is Virat Kolhi ?! How can HE not be included in the ICC ODI player of the year OR emerging player categories ??

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    I am Surprised :O Where is Kohil..He is not for One dayers ??

  • aliasad106 on December 3, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    Misbah-ul-Haq deserves thi ICC Iward for Best ODI cricketer of the year because he's been playing in all those crunch situations where team is always 3, 4 wickets down on 20-odd runs. He has shown good temprament and scored good runs

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    Even though i like the shortlisted players...this is absolutely ridiculous on the part of ICC.. Why in the world is Virat Kohli suddenly invisible from everywhere??? Not included in ODI Team of the year neither shortlisted in any odi award.?? Infact in my opinion there should have been a new category- ODI Performances of the Year- which Kohli would have won hands down.. True he made his runs in favourable conditions on absolute belter pitches yet they were made and against an international bowling lineup who feature regularly on their team sheet..!! Sad day in the History of Sports Awards..!!!

  • on December 3, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    V kohli will be in next year............

  • Notredam on December 3, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    Yes kohli deserves a place surely..Jadeja and kohli are best talents in indian team right now..

  • CodandChips on December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Why Dhoni or Sangakarra for player of the year? Theyre useless at tests.

    Why no Finch for T20I performance?

    Joe Root for emerging player. Pujara can't play ODIs or T20Is.

  • uday911 on December 3, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    4 centuries and an average of 57 over 31 games. Innings while chasing. Impact created in ODIs. Captained India to series win in West Indies. Fastest to 17 centuries, 5000 runs. Is that not enough to win even a nomination?

  • on December 3, 2013, 9:05 GMT

    strange again. where is virat kohli? very surprising even if you check the period mentioned. Anyway, i think in odis it should be misbah or Jadeja. Misbah scored in difficult situations and jadeja was no doubt best all rounder during this period. I dont think ajmal is that much strong candidate this time. and in t20s i think it will be umar gul.