Alastair Cook, James Anderson shortlisted for 2013 ICC Cricketer of the Year

Cook, Anderson shortlisted for ICC Cricketer of the Year
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England duo Alastair Cook and James Anderson are named on a six-man shortlist for the 2013 ICC Cricketer of the Year award.

England duo Alastair Cook and James Anderson have been nominated for the 2013 ICC Cricketer of the Year award.

Captain Cook and paceman Anderson feature on a six-man shortlist, alongside India skipper MS Dhoni, South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, Australia's Michael Clarke and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

The English pair have also been named in the ICC's Test Team of the Year, alongside Graeme Swann.

Cook captains the Test XI, which also includes Cheteshwar Pujara, Vernon Philander and AB de Villiers.

Meanwhile, Anderson is the only England player to make the ODI star XI.

Test Team of the Year: Cook (captain), Pujara, Amla, Clarke, Hussey, De Villiers, Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Swann, Steyn, Anderson, Philander. 12th Man: Ashwin.

ODI Team of the Year: Dilshan, Dhawan, Amla, Sangakkara, De Villiers, Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Jadeja, Ajmal, Starc, Anderson, Malinga. 12th Man: McClenaghan.

Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq bats during the ODI final between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport in Centurion on November 30, 2013
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