In addition, Gambhir, Johnson and Strauss were also short-listed for the Test Player of the Year alongside Sri Lanka’s Thilan Samaraweera.
Pacer Zaheer Khan, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman, Amit Mishra and women team’s former captain Mithali Raj, who made the long list of various categories earlier were left out of the final list of nominees.
The T20 International Performance of the year short-list does not feature any Indians. Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and pacer Umar Gul, who are joined by West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan. The nominations were made by a five-man selection panel chaired by former West Indies captain and current chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee Clive Lloyd.
The panel also included former players such as Anil Kumble, Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan, Bob Taylor of England and Kiwi Stephen Fleming.