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

  • ICC releases nominations for ‘Awards of the Decade’ under various categories.
  • Virat Kohli features in every category for Men’s cricket.

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the nominations for ICC Awards of The Decade. Indian captain Virat Kohli, who owned the past decade after scoring 20,960 international runs (most by any player in the history of the game), dominated in the nominations as well.

Kohli has featured in the top category- ‘Player of the Decade’– as well as in the Test, ODI, and T2oI categories separately.

Champion off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked the maximum number of wickets (564) in the past decade, is another Indian to be nominated in ‘Player of The Decade’ category.

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma and former India skipper MS Dhoni have been nominated in ‘ODI Player of the Decade’ category.

When it comes to Women’s cricket, Mithali Raj got a place in ‘Player of the Decade’ and ‘ODI Player of the Decade’. At the same time, veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has been nominated in the latter category.

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)

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)

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