ICC Awards of the Decade: All the categories and nominations you need to know

ICC Awards of the Decade: All the categories and nominations you need to know

Current India captain Virat Kohli has dominated the nominations.

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In a first of its kind, the International Cricket Council (ICC), on Tuesday (November 24), released the list of nominations for the ICC Awards of the Decade. The governing body of the game revealed all the categories and the players’ names who would be in contention to win the silverware for their performances over the decade.

Current India captain Virat Kohli, who missed out on the ICC annual awards earlier this year, has dominated the nominations. Widely regarded as the best batsman of this generation, Kohli has earned as many as five nominations. The 32-year old has featured in the topmost category that is the ICC Player of the Decade as well as in the ODI, T20I, Test player of the decade, and also in the Spirit of cricket award category.

Along with Kohli, his India teammate Ravichandran Ashwin features in the ICC Player of the Decade category too. The other three players of the ‘Fab Four’ – Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root – are also in contention to win the prestigious award.  The two others to be named in the list are former South Africa captain AB de Villiers and former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara.

The categories

Along with Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin, the other Indians to feature in different categories are former skipper MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and women team’s legends Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami. Dhoni features in the ODI Player of the Decade Category as well as Spirit of Cricket category while Rohit features in the T20I category.

On the other hand, Mithali is one of the six players nominated for ICC Women’s Player of the Decade. Along with Jhulan, she also features in Women’s ODI Player of the Decade Category. There are also awards for players from associate nations.

Here are the categories of the ICC Awards of the Decade:

ICC Men’s Player of the Decade

Nominees: Virat Kohli (India), Joe Root (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Steve Smith (Australia), Ravichandran Ashwin (India), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

ICC Women’s Player of the Decade

Nominees: Ellyse Perry (Australia), Meg Lanning (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India), Sarah Taylor (England)

ICC Men’s Test Player of the Decade

Nominees: Virat Kohli (India), Joe Root (England), Steve Smith (Australia), James Anderson (England), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka), Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Decade

Nominees: Virat Kohli (India), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Rohit Sharma (India), MS Dhoni (India), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Decade

Nominees: Meg Lanning (Australia), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India), Jhulan Goswami (India)

ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Decade

Nominees: Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Virat Kohli (India), Rohit Sharma (India), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Chris Gayle (West Indies)

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ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Decade

Nominees: Meg Lanning (Australia), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Alyssa Healy (Australia), Anya Shrubsole (England)

ICC Men’s Associate Player of the Decade

Nominees: Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Callum Macleod (Scotland), Paras Khadka (Nepal), Richie Berrington (Scotland), Asad Vala (Papua New Guinea), Peter Borren (Netherlands)

ICC Women’s Associate Player of the Decade

Nominees: Nattakan Chantam (Thailand), Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand), Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand), Kathryn Bruce (Scotland), Sarah Bryce (Scotland), Sterre Kalis (Netherlands)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

Nominees: Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England), Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan), Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Katherine Brunt (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), MS Dhoni (India)