KARACHI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and their world class off-spinner Saeed Ajmal are in the short-listed for the top honors at this year's ICC Awards 2013 in One-Day Internationals.
ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC Test Cricketer of the Year awards in TV show that will broadcast live on December 14, ICC announced in statement on Tuesday.
Both Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni also feature in the short-list for the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year with the Pakistan duo Ajmal and Misbah, as well as the Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja.
England's James Anderson, South Africa's Hashim Amla and Australia captain Michael Clarke have all been short-listed for the top honors at this year's ICC Awards 2013.
The three cricketers have been short-listed for both the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.
Also featuring in the short-list for the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Award alongside Anderson, Amla and Clarke, are Dale Steyn of South Africa and the Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara.
The Twenty20 International (T20I) Performance of the year sees Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis being short-listed alongside Pakistan's Umar Gul and New Zealanders Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum.
The ICC selection panel was chaired by former India captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Anil Kumble. The panel also includes former internationals Alec Stewart of England, Catherine Campbell of New Zealand, Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Graeme Pollock of South Africa, while the academy comprises highly credentialed cricket personalities from around the world.
The David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year award was voted on by the 10 current Test captains and the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and is partly based on the umpires' performance statistics. The nominees are the 12 Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires.
The ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year short-list features New Zealand's Trent Boult, India's Cheteshwar Pujara, Joe Root of England and Mitchell Starc of Australia. LG ICC Awards 2013 Short-lists of nominees (in alphabetical order) Individual Awards Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year Hashim Amla (SA), James Anderson (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus) Alastair Cook (Eng), MS Dhoni (Ind), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) ICC Test Cricketer of the Year Hashim Amla (SA), James Anderson (Eng), Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) Michael Clarke (Aus), Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind), Dale Steyn (SA) ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Shikhar Dhawan (Ind), MS Dhoni (Ind), Misbah ul-Haq (Pak), Ravindra Jadeja (Ind), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year Trent Boult (NZ), Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind), Joe Root (Eng), Mitchell Starc (Aus) ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year Umar Gul (Pak) (SL) 2.2-0-6-5 v South Africa, Centurion, 3 March 2013 Martin Guptill (NZ) 101no (69b, 9x4, 6x6) v South Africa, East London, 23 December 2012 Brendon McCullum (NZ) 123 (53b, 11x4, 7x6) v Bangladesh, Pallekele, 1 October 2012 Ajanth Mendis (SL) ? 4-2-8-6 v Zimbabwe, Hambantota, 18 September 2012 David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year Aleem Dar, Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould Tony Hill, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rodney Tucker ICC Spirit of Cricket Mahela Jayawardena (SL) Sri Lanka v New Zealand, first Test, November 2012, Galle, Sri Lanka. Mahela Jayawardena, batting on 91 with Sri Lanka on 229-7, gloves Jeetan Patel's delivery and is caught at the wicket by New Zealand wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk and starts walking before the umpire raised his finger. The nomination has come from a member of the New Zealand squad who felt Mahela's actions were deserving of recommendation for the award as it happened at a very crucial stage of the match and Mahela, whose side was in some bother, walked without even waiting for an umpire's decision. Farhad Reza (Bang) Pakistan v Bangladesh, ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, Group Stage match, 25 September 2012. Farhad Reza of Bangladesh, in an attempt to catch Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed, touches the boundary. Before the on-field umpires refer the catch to the third umpire, the 26-year-old Bangladeshi signals a six, confirming that his foot had touched the boundary. This was done with minimum fuss. People's Choice Award Alastair Cook (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus), MS Dhoni (Ind),Virat Kohli (Ind), AB de Villiers (SA).