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Cook and Anderson up for award

England's Alastair Cook and James Anderson are on a six-man shortlist for the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year award.

Australia captain Michael Clarke - who the pair will face in this week's second Ashes Test in Adelaide - South Africa's Hashim Amla, India captain MS Dhoni and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara are also nominated for the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.

Anderson, Amla and Clarke are also nominated for the Test Cricketer of the Year alongside Dale Steyn of South Africa and the Indian duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Both Sangakkara and Dhoni also feature in the shortlist for the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, which also includes the Pakistan duo of Saeed Ajmal and Misbah ul-Haq, as well as the Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja.

England batsman Joe Root has been nominated in the The ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year shortlist alongside New Zealand's Trent Boult, India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Mitchell Starc of Australia.

The Twenty20 International (T20I) Performance of the year sees Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis being shortlisted alongside Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul and New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum.

England pair of Charlotte Edwards and Anya Shrubsole are nominated in the Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year alongside last year's winner Stafanie Taylor, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates, Australia's Meg Lanning, South Africa's and Dane van Niekerk.

England's Sarah Taylor Taylor, Bates and Lanning also feature in the short-list for the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year, along with West Indies duo of Shanel Daley and Deandra Dottin.

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien and Ed Joyce, Scotland's Kyle Coetzer of Scotland and Nawroz Mangal of Afghanistan are the nominees in the ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year award.

The ICC selection panel was chaired by former India captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Anil Kumble. The panel also includes Alec Stewart, Catherine Campbell of New Zealand, Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Graeme Pollock of South Africa.

England's Graeme Swann was named in the Test team of the year:

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)

The one-day team of the year is:

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).