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In-form Kohli, veteran Tendulkar in running for top ICC awards

cricket Updated: Aug 13, 2012 23:17 IST

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In-form India batsman Virat Kohli, the leading run-scorer in ODIs this year along with Sachin Tendulkar has been nominated for the top ICC Awards 2012. While Kohli has been nominated for the Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year awards, Tendulkar has once again been nominated for the ICC People’s Choice award.

Those nominated for the People’s Choice award include Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa’s duo Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis, while England’s James Anderson.

Need to plan against Kohli: Dilshan

New Delhi: Virat Kohli's meteoric rise in recent times has prompted Sri Lankan cricket team to devise a game plan for the Indian batsman ahead of next month's T20 World Cup, according to Tillakaratne Dilshan. “We are not meeting them in the first round. If we have to meet India in the Super Eights or the semifinals then we have to plan against him,” Dilshan said. He also rated Kohli as the one of the best young players in world cricket now.