Virat Kohli, the world's No. 1 ODI batsman, is not among the nominees for the ICC ODI Player of the Year award. In the shortlist announced in Mumbai on Tuesday, Kohli is a surprise omission even as Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among the six nominated. Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara complete the list. (Related: Kohli can emulate Sachin: Donald)
Apart from Dhoni, two more Indians, Ravichandran Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara have been shortlisted for the ICC Test Player of the Year. South African star batsman Hashim Amla, the world's No. 1 pacer Dale Steyn and Australian skipper Michael Clarke are the other nominees for the Test Player of the Year award. (Team India, Dhoni in line to break records)
While Indian men figure prominently in most awards, the women have drawn a blank. Pujara also figures in the shortlist for the ICC Emerging Player of the Year. England's young batting all-rounder Joe Root also figures in the shortlist alongside Aussie tearaway Mitchell Starc and New Zealand pacer Trent Boult.