Amla, Anderson among ICC Cricketer of the Year nominees

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England pair James Anderson and Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Australian captain Michael Clarke, South African batsman Hashim Amla and Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been nominated for the International Cricket Council Cricketer of the Year award.

England pair James Anderson and Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Australian captain Michael Clarke, South African batsman Hashim Amla and Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been nominated for the International Cricket Council Cricketer of the Year award.

Amla, Anderson and Clarke are also among the nominees, which include Indian duo Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin and South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, for the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year accolade.

Sangakkara, Dhoni, team-mates Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja and Pakistan pair Misbah-ul-Haq and Saeed Ajmal encompassed the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year candidates.

The short-list nominations, which include ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year and Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year categories, were finalised by an independent 32-person panel – led by former India captain and current ICC cricket committee chairman Anil Kumble. Performances between 7 August 2012 and 25 August 2013 were considered.

Cook and Dhoni, meanwhile, were named captains of the Test and ODI Teams of the Year respectively. Steyn was included in the Test XI for the sixth consecutive year, while Amla welcomed a berth for the fourth straight year.

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 awards will be handed out 14 December.

<b>Full List Of Nominees</b>

<b>ICC Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Hashim Amla<br>James Anderson<br>Michael Clarke<br>Alastair Cook<br>Mahendra Singh Dhoni<br>Kumar Sangakkara

<b>ICC Test Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Hashim Amla<br>James Anderson<br>Ravichandran Ashwin<br>Michael Clarke<br>Cheteshwar Pujara<br>Dale Steyn

<b>ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Saeed Ajmal<br>Shikhar Dhawan<br>Mahendra Singh Dhoni<br>Misbah ul-Haq<br>Ravindra Jadeja<br>Kumar Sangakkara

<b>ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Trent Boult<br>Cheteshwar Pujara<br>Joe Root<br>Mitchell Starc<br>

<b>ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Kevin O'Brien<br>Kyle Coetzer<br>Ed Joyce<br>Nawroz Mangal<br>

<b>ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year</b><br>Umar Gul – 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, Centurion<br>Martin Guptill – 101 not out v South Africa, East London<br>Brendon McCullum – 123 v Bangladesh, Pallekele<br>Ajantha Mendis – 4-2-8-6 v Zimbabwe, Hambantota

<b>ICC Umpire of the Year</b><br>Aleem Dar<br>Steve Davis<br>Kumar Dharmasena<br>Marais Erasmus<br>Ian Gould<br>Tony Hill <br>Richard Illingworth<br>Richard Kettleborough<br>Nigel Llong<br>Bruce Oxenford<br>Paul Reiffel<br>Rodney Tucker

<b>ICC Spirit of Cricket</b><br>Mahela Jayawardene<br>Farhad Reza

<b>People's Choice Award</b><br>Alastair Cook<br>Michael Clarke<br>Mahendra Singh Dhoni<br>Virat Kohli<br>AB de Villiers

<b>ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Suzie Bates<br>Charlotte Edwards<br>Meg Lanning<br>Dane van Niekerk<br>Anya Shrubsole<br>Stafanie Taylor

<b>ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year</b><br>Suzie Bates<br>Shanel Daley<br>Deandra Dottin<br>Meg Lanning<br>Sarah Taylor<br>Stafanie Taylor

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