BIRMINGHAM (Agencies) - Eight of England's Ashes winners were nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year award in a 'long list' of candidates announced Wednesday. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been nominated in Cricketer of the Year and Test Player of the Year categories while opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez and spinner Saeed Ajmal are nominated in the ODI Player of the Year. Bismah Maroof is the only Pakistani women player nominated for the Womens Cricketer of the Year. Three Pakistan youngsters Adnan Akmal, Wahab Riaz and Azhar Ali have been included in the list for the Emerging Player of the Year award. Seasoned umpires Aleem Dar and Asad Rauf will vie for the Umpire of the Year award. Andrew Strauss, the England captain, led the way and he was joined among the contenders by fellow opener Alastair Cook, who scored 766 runs at 127.66 during the 3-1 Test series win in Australia. Also included in the 17-man list were England's Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett and James Anderson. Australia had just the one nomination in either the Cricketer of the Year or Test Player of the Year categories all-rounder Shane Watson. Meanwhile Trott was also one of five nominees for the People's Choice Award alongside India's World Cup-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, West Indies' Chris Gayle and South Africa's Hashim Amla which will be chosen by fans from around the world. The award-winners will be named at a ceremony in London on September 12. If England win the ongoing third Test against India at Edgbaston they will rise to the top of the ICC's Test Championship table and replace India at the summit of the five-day game. India have just the three nominees for player of the year. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and injured paceman Zaheer Khan are all contenders for the Sir Garfield Sobers award, while they are joined by bowlers Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh in the Test category. India won the World Cup on home soil in April and this is reflected in their seven nominations for the One-Day International Player of the Year award including captain Dhoni. The long lists were selected by a five-man ICC Panel chaired by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, with performances considered in the period between August 11, 2010 to August 3, 2011. ICC AWARD NOMINEES Cricketer of the Year: Hashim Amla (RSA), James Anderson (ENG), Ian Bell (ENG), Stuart Broad (ENG), Alastair Cook (ENG), Rahul Dravid (IND), Jacques Kallis (RSA), Zaheer Khan (IND), Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK), Kumar Sangakkara (SRI), Andrew Strauss (ENG), Graeme Swann (ENG), Sachin Tendulkar (IND), Chris Tremlett (ENG), Jonathan Trott (ENG), AB de Villiers (RSA), Shane Watson (AUS) Test Player of the Year: Hashim Amla (RSA), James Anderson (ENG), Ian Bell (ENG), Stuart Broad (ENG), Alastair Cook (ENG), Rahul Dravid (IND), Jacques Kallis (RSA), Zaheer Khan (IND), Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK), Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Ishant Sharma (IND), Harbhajan Singh (IND), Dale Steyn (RSA), Graeme Swann (ENG), Sachin Tendulkar (IND), Chris Tremlett (ENG), Jonathan Trott (ENG), AB de Villiers (RSA), Shane Watson (AUS) ODI Player of the Year: Hashim Amla (RSA), Michael Clarke (AUS), MS Dhoni (IND), Gautam Gambhir (IND), Mohammed Hafeez (PAK), Mahela Jayawardene (SRI), Zaheer Khan (IND), Virat Kohli (IND), Lasith Malinga (SRI), Munaf Patel (IND), Saeed Ajmal (PAK), Shakib Al Hasan (BAN), Kumar Sangakkara (SRI), Virender Sehwag (IND), Yuvraj Singh (IND), Tim Southee (NZL), Dale Steyn (RSA), Graeme Swann (ENG), Jonathan Trott (ENG), AB de Villiers (RSA), Shane Watson (AUS). Womens Cricketer of the Year: Cri-zelda Britz (SA), Jess Cameron (Aus), Sarah Coyte (Aus), Charlotte Edwards (Eng), Shandre Fritz (SA), Jhulan Goswami (Ind), Lydia Greenway (Eng), Bismah Maroof (Pak), Laura Marsh (Eng), Sara McGlashan (NZ), Anisa Mohammed (WI), Shelley Nitschke (Aus), Leah Poulton (Aus), Poonam Raut (Ind), Stafanie Taylor (WI) Emerging Player of the Year: Adnan Akmal (Pak), Azhar Ali (Pak), Hamish Bennett (NZ), Devendra Bishoo (WI), Darren Bravo (WI), Kirk Edwards (WI), Colin Ingram (SA), Abhinav Mukund (Ind), Wahab Riaz (Pak), Kane Williamson (NZ) Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year: Saqib Ali (UAE), Ashish Bagai (Can), George Dockrell (Ire), Ryan ten Doeschate (Ned), Hamid Hassan (Afg), Nawroz Mangal (Afg), John Mooney (Ire), Kevin OBrien (Ire), Mohammad Shahzad (Afg), Paul Stirling (Ire), Andrew White (Ire), Gary Wilson (Ire) Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: CJ Chibhabha (Zim) 52 runs (32b, 6x4, 2x6v South Africa, Bloemfontein, 8 October 2010; GC Smith (SA) 58 runs, (29b, 9x4, 2x6) v Zimbabwe, Bloemfontein, 8 October 2010; JP Duminy (SA) 96 not out, (54b, 10x4, 4x6) v Zimbabwe, Kimberley, 10 October 2010; SR Watson (Aus) 59 runs (31b, 6x4, 3x6), v England, Adelaide, 12 January 2011; TT Bresnan (Eng) 3-10-3-4, v Pakistan, Cardiff, 7 September 2010; TG Southee (NZ) 4-1-18-5, v Pakistan, Auckland, 26 December 2010; SA Fritz (SA Women) 116 not out (71b, 12x4, 2x6), v Netherlands Women, Potchefstroom, 14 October 2010 Umpire of the Year : Billy Bowden (NZ), Aleem Dar (Pak), Steve Davis (Aus), Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Billy Doctrove (WI), Marais Erasmus (SA), Ian Gould (ENG), Tony Hill (NZ), Richard Kettleborough (Eng), Asad Rauf (Pak), Simon Taufel (Aus), Rod Tucker (Aus) Peoples Choice Award: MS Dhoni (Ind), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Chris Gayle (WI), Jonathan Trott (Eng), Hashim Amla (SA).