ICC AWARDS: Sussex's Prior, Joyce and Taylor amongst Nominees30-Aug-2012
There is plenty of Sussex interest in the ICC Award Nominees which were announced this morning, along with wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior (pictured) taking his place in the ICC Test Team of the Year.
He is one of three England players in the line-up, which also includes Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad. ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “Those selected can be justifiably proud of their achievements and well deserving of the recognition they receive as great cricketers of their era.
“The quality of the Test cricket played over the course of the year has been exceptional and I did not envy the selectors in their task of selecting the best. Congratulations to those who have made it. They make a formidable team.”
The nominations for the individual categories are also littered with Sussex interest.
Ed Joyce, who has recently taken over the captaincy in both the LV=County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 for Sussex, is nominated in the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year category, whilst Sarah Taylor of the Sussex Womens team has been nominated in both the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year and ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year categories.
ICC Test Team of the Year
Alastair Cook (England), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Michael Clarke (Australia, captain), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies), Matt Prior (England, wicketkeeper), Stuart Broad (England), Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan), Vernon Philander (South Africa), Dale Steyn (South Africa)
12th Man - AB de Villers (South Africa).
ICC Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Vernon Philander, Kumar Sangakkara
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla, Michael Clarke, Vernon Philander, Kumar Sangakkara
ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Lasith Malinga, Kumar Sangakkara
ICC T20I Performance of the Year: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Ajantha Mendis
ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lydia Greenway (Eng), Anisa Mohammed (WI), Sarah Taylor (Eng), Stafanie Taylor (WI)
ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year: Alyssa Healy (Aus), Lisa Sthalekar (Aus), Sarah Taylor (Eng), Stafanie Taylor (WI)
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Doug Bracewell, Dinesh Chandimal, Sunil Narine, James Pattinson
ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year: Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Paul Stirling (all four Ireland), Dawlat Zadran (Afg)
ICC Umpire of the Year: Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough, Simon Taufel, Rodney Tucker
ICC Spirit of Cricket: Mohammad Hafeez, Jacques Kallis, Daniel Vettori, AB de Villiers
People's Choice Award: James Anderson, Jacques Kallis, Vernon Philander, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar