The International Cricket Council on Tuesday nominated India’s Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin for the ICC’s Men’s Player of the Decade award. Also joining them five more players were nominated by the ICC in this category.
Asides from Kohli and Ashwin, AB de Villiers (South Africa), Joe Root (England), Steve Smith (Australia), Kane Williamson (New Zealand) and Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) were nominated for this award.
Whereas for the Men’s Test Player of the Decade, Kohli, Williamson, Smith, Root, James Anderson (England), Yasir Shah (Pakistan), Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka) were nominated.
Men’s ODI Player of the Decade award nominees are Kohli, MS Dhoni (India), Rohit Sharma (India), de Villiers, Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Mitchell Starc (Australia) and Sangakkara.
Kohli, Rohit, Malinga, Chris Gayle (West Indies), Aaron Finch (Australia), Imran Tahir (South Africa) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) were nominated by the ICC for the Men’s T20I Player of the Decade.
ICC announced the list of nominations on their official website. The winners will be decided on the basis of votes a player receives.
Names of Mithali Raj (India), Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Sarah Taylor (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) and Meg Lanning (Australia) were nominated for ICC Women’s Player of the Decade.
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade nominees are Dhoni, Kohli, Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Williamson, Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), Daniel Vettori (New Zealand), Katherine Brunt (England) and Anya Shrubsole (England).