Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins LG People's Choice Award; named captain of ICC ODI Team of the Year
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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won this year's LG People's Choice Award. He now becomes only the third cricketer to win this coveted prize after Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first-ever recipient in 2010, and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won it in 2011 and 2012.
Other nominations: Australia's Michael Clarke, England's Alastair Cook, India's Virat Kohli, and South Africa's AB de Villiers
The ICC also announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble.
The announcement was made by ICC Chief Executive David Richardson at a media conference in Mumbai, at which Mr Richardson also announced the short-lists for the LG ICC Awards 2013, which will be broadcast as a TV show later in the year. The LG ICC Awards recognise the best international players over the period 7 August 2012 to 25 August 2013.
The ICC Test Team of the Year is (in batting order): Alastair Cook (Eng, captain) Cheteshwar Pujara (Ind) Hashim Amla (SA) Michael Clarke (Aus) Michael Hussey (Aus) AB de Villiers (SA) MS Dhoni (Ind - Wicketkeeper) Graeme Swann (Eng) Dale Steyn (SA) James Anderson (Eng) Vernon Philander (SA) 12th Man: Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)
ICC ODI Team of the Year (in batting order): Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) Hashim Amla (SA) Kumar Sangakkara (SL) AB de Villiers (SA) MS Dhoni (Ind, captain and wicketkeeper) Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) Saeed Ajmal (Pak) Mitchell Starc (Aus) James Anderson (Eng) Lasith Malinga (SL) 12th Man: Mitchell McClenaghan (NZ)
Short-lists announced for LG ICC Awards 2013
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)