5 Dec 2013

Cricket awards finalists announced

6:15 am on 5 December 2013

Opposing Ashes captains Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke, along with South African Hashim Amla, England bowler James Anderson, Indian captain MS Dhoni and Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara are up for the ICC cricketer of the year award.

The Test cricketer of the year finalists are Amla, Anderson, Clarke, Ravi Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara of India and Dale Steyn of South Africa.

The one-day finalists are Dhoni, Sangakkara, Saeed Ajmal and Misbah ul-Haq of Pakistan and Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja of India.

New Zealand's Suzie Bates is up for women's ODI and T20 cricketer of the year, while Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum are up for T20 performance of the year.