England batsmen Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, Hashim Amla of South Africa and last year's ICC Cricketer of the Year Sachin Tendulkar have all been shortlisted for the top honour at the LG ICC Awards 2011.

The votes have now been cast by the independent 25-person academy and these four men are the ones in the running to receive the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year at a glittering ceremony in London on 12 September 2011.

The shortlists of nominees (in alphabetical order)

Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
Jonathan Trott (Eng)

ICC Test Player of the Year
James Anderson (Eng)
Alastair Cook (Eng)
Jacques Kallis (SA)
Jonathan Trott (Eng)

ICC ODI Player of the Year
Hashim Amla (SA)
Gautam Gambhir (Ind)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Shane Watson (Aus)

ICC Emerging Player of the Year
Azhar Ali (Pak)
Devendra Bishoo (WI)
Darren Bravo (WI)
Wahab Riaz (Pak)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year
Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned)
Hamid Hassan (Afg)
Kevin O'Brien (Ire)
Paul Stirling (Ire)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year
Tim Bresnan (Eng) – 3-10-3-4 v Pakistan, Cardiff, 7 September 2010
JP Duminy (SA) – 96 not out (54b, 10x4, 4x6) v Zimbabwe, Kimberley, 10 October 2010
Tim Southee (NZ) – 4-1-18-5 v Pakistan, Auckland, 26 December 2010
Shane Watson (Aus) – 59 (31b, 6x4, 3x6) v England , Adelaide, 12 January 2011

ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year
Charlotte Edwards (Eng)
Lydia Greenway (Eng)
Shelley Nitschke (Aus)
Stafanie Taylor (WI)

David Shepherd Trophy for ICC Umpire of the Year
Aleem Dar
Steve Davis
Ian Gould
Simon Taufel

ICC Spirit of Cricket
MS Dhoni (Ind) – for his recall of Ian Bell during the second Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge, July/August 2011
Jacques Kallis (SA) – for twice during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 walking after clarifying with the opposition fielder if they had caught the ball cleanly

LG People's Choice Award
Hashim Amla (SA)
MS Dhoni (Ind)
Chris Gayle (WI)
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)
Jonathan Trott (Eng).