Awards of the Decade: Indians Get Special Treatment as ICC Nominates Only Two Pakistanis

As the decade is coming to a close, International Cricket Council has decided to hold ICC Awards of the Decade, instead of the Annual ICC Awards. Fans will choose the winner from each of the ten categories.


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10 categories include players from both the men’s and women’s game. 60 nominations have been announced across all the categories. Virat Kohli of India has been named in each of the men’s categories he qualifies for, meanwhile, only two Pakistanis have been nominated.

Former captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, has been named in the spirit of cricket award, while leg-spinner, Yasir Shah, has been nominated in men’s Test player of the decade.

Misbah was awarded the spirit of cricket award in 2016 for leading the side to the top of the Test rankings. Misbah’s success as Pakistani captain earned him the spirit of cricket award and 3 years after his retirement, he’ll be vying to claim the prize once again.

Yasir Shah has been the mainstay in the Pakistani bowling line-up in this decade. Helping the side to many exceptional performances and series wins, Yasir Shah was an integral part of the team’s journey to the top of the world rankings. He has taken 224 Test wickets in 6 years of cricket he has played so far.

Here are the nominations:

ICC Men’s Player of the Decade

AB De Villiers (RSA) Kumar Sangakkara (SL) Virat Kohli (Ind)
Joe Root (Eng) Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) Kane Williamson (NZ)
Steve Smith (Aus)

 

ICC Women’s Player of the Decade

Ellyse Perry (Aus) Meg Lanning (Aus) Sarah Taylor (Eng)
Jhulan Goswami (Ind) Mithali Raj (Ind) Suzie Bates (NZ)

 

ICC Men’s Test Player of the Decade

James Anderson (Eng) Rangana Herath (SL) Yasir Shah (Pak)
Joe Root (Eng) Steve Smith (Aus)
Kane Williamson (NZ) Virat Kohli (Ind)

 

ICC Men’s ODI Player of the Decade

AB De Villiers (RSA) MS Dhoni (Ind) Virat Kohli (Ind)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) Mitchell Starc (Aus)
Lasith Malinga (SL) Rohit Sharma (Ind)

 

ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Decade

Ellyse Perry (Aus) Meg Lanning (Aus) Stefanie Taylor (WI)
Jhulan Goswami (Ind) Mithali Raj (Ind) Suzie Bates (NZ)

 

ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Decade

Aaron Finch (Aus) Lasith Malinga (SL) Virat Kohli (Ind)
Chris Gayle (WI) Rashid Khan (Afg)
Imran Tahir (RSA) Rohit Sharma (Ind)

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ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Decade

Anya Shrubsole (Eng) Ellyse Perry (Aus) Sophie Devine (NZ)
Deandra Dottin (WI) Meg Lanning (Aus)

ICC Men’s Associate Player of the Decade

Asad Vala (PNG) Kyle Coetzer (Sco) Peter Borren (Net)
Callum Macleod (Sco) Paras Khadka (Nep) Richie Berrington (Sco)

 

ICC Women’s Associate Player of the Decade

Chanida Sutthiruang (Nep) Nattakan Chantam (Nep) Sornnorin Tippoch (Nep)
Kathryn Bryce (Sco) Sarah Bryce (Sco) Sterre Kalis (Net)

 

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade

Anya Shrubsole (Eng) Kane Williamson (NZ) MS Dhoni (Ind)
Brendon McCullum (NZ) Katherine Brunt (Eng) Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak)
Daniel Vettori (NZ) Mahela Jayawerdene (SL) Virat Kohli (Ind)



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