Shakib, Nasir and Sunny nominated
Bangladesh premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been nominated in the long-list of the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the year for the ICC Awards, which takes place on 15 September in Colombo. The 9th annual LG ICC Awards took into account the players' performances over the period between August 4 2011 and August 6 2012. Throughout this period Shakib was prolific with both bat and ball, scoring 590 runs at an average of 49.16 and taking 22 wickets at 25.50.
Alongside Shakib, young up-and-comer Nasir Hossain has been nominated in the long-list of the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the year. To qualify for that award a player must be under the age of 26 and have played fewer than five Tests and/or 10 ODIs and five T20Is at the start of the voting period. Nasir has made a solid start to his ODI career scoring 419 runs at an average of 41.90.
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Elias Sunny also made the long-list for the ICC Men's T20I performance of the year for his figures of five for 13 from four overs in the first match of the recently concluded T20 series against Ireland in July.