India batsman Virat Kohli has been nominated in two categories for the International Cricket Council (ICC) awards to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka next month.
Virat Kohli, India’s most prolific run-getter in the last one year, has been shortlisted for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award and ODI Cricketer of the Year with the latter having Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir as other contenders.
Six players have been nominated in three different categories for the Sep 15 awards. They are Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Australia captain Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Alastair Cook and West Indies women’s player Stafanie Taylor.
Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) Male or Female: Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Virat Kohli (Ind), Vernon Philander (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Stafanie Taylor (WI).
Test Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Jacques Kallis (SA), Vernon Philander (SA), Matt Prior (Eng), Marlon Samuels (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Dale Steyn (SA), AB de Villiers (SA).
Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Shahid Afridi (Pak), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), MS Dhoni (Ind), Steven Finn (Eng), Gautam Gambhir (Ind), Shakib Al Hasan (Bang), Virat Kohli (Ind), Lasith Malinga (SL), Brendon McCullum (NZ), Morne Morkel (SA), Sunil Narine (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Brendan Taylor (Zim), Shane Watson (Aus).