India skipper Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and ace off-spinner R Ashwin were on Tuesday nominated for the International Cricket Councils (ICC) Mens Player of the Decade award. Indian women nominees include skipper Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.
Apart from Kohli and Ashwin, Joe Root (of England), Steve Smith (Australia), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) were also nominated for this accolade.
Among other awards, the following are the nominees:
Men’s Test Player of the Decade
Kohli, Root, Williamson, Smith, James Anderson (England), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) and Yasir Shah (Pakistan).
Men’s ODI Player of the Decade
Kohli, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia), de Villiers, Rohit Sharma (India), MS Dhoni (India) and Sangakkara.
Men’s T20I Player of the Decade
Kohli, Rohit, Malinga, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), and Chris Gayle (West Indies).
Women’s Player of the Decade
Ellyse Perry (Australia), Meg Lanning (Australia), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Mithali Raj (India) and Sarah Taylor (England).
Women’s ODI Player of the Decade
Raj, Lanning, Perry, Raj, Bates, Stafanie Taylor, and Jhulan Goswami.
Women’s T20I Player of the Decade
Lanning, Perry, Sophie Devine, Deandra Dottin, Alyssa Healy and Anya Shrubsole.
Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade
Kohli, Dhoni, Williamson, Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan), Anya Shrubsole (England), Katherine Brunt (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Daniel Vettori (New Zealand).
The full list of nominations was announced on Tuesday on the official website of ICC and the winners will be decided on the basis of the number of votes a player receives.