Famous Australian Cricketers

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Steve Smith
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered One of the Best Batsmen of His Generation)
Steve Smith
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kogarah, Australia

Australian cricketer Steve Smith captained the Australian Test team and also tied with Garry Sobers when he made a record 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, the second-best after Donald Bradman. The Allan Border Medal-winning batsman was banned from Australian cricket for a year for overseeing ball tampering.

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Shane Warne
(Former Australian Cricketer, Widely Regarded as the Greatest Leg Spinner in the History of Cricket)
Shane Warne
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Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: March 4, 2022

Shane Warne was a former Australian cricket player, best known for his leg-break bowling. Widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers of all time, Warne was the second-highest wicket-taker in test cricket. He was also one of the most controversial cricketers. In 2013, Shane Warne was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Sir Donald Bradman
(Australian Cricketer Who is Considered the Greatest Batsman of All Time)
Sir Donald Bradman
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Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001

Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. He started playing cricket as a young man and scored numerous records within a few years. In a career spanning around two decades, he retired with a career test batting average of 99.94. He retained a pre-eminent position in the game for decades following his retirement. 

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Mitchell Starc
(Cricketer)
Mitchell Starc
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Birthdate: January 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baulkham Hills, Sydney, Australia

Mitchell Starc is an Australian international cricketer. He plays for the Australian national team in international cricket and New South Wales in domestic cricket. Primarily a left-arm fast bowler, he is also a capable lower-order left-handed batsman. He was part of the Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He is married to fellow cricketer Alyssa Healy. 

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Michael Clarke
(cricketer)
Michael Clarke
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Birthdate: April 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool
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David Warner
(Australian International Cricketer Who is a Left-Handed Opening Batsman)
David Warner
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Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

David Warner is an Australian professional cricket player. An opening batsman, Warner is one of the most important members of the Australia men's national cricket team in all three formats of the game. Warner was caught up in an ugly controversy in 2018 after being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in the midst of a Test series against South Africa.

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Ricky Ponting
(Australian Former Cricketer Regarded as One of the Best Batsmen of the Modern Era)
Ricky Ponting
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Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Ricky Ponting is an Australian retired cricket player best known for his abilities as a batsman, fielder, and captain. Widely regarded as one of the modern-time greats, Ponting is the leading run-scorer for Australia in Test and ODI cricket. Ponting captained the Australian Test team between 2004 and 2011 and is considered one of the most successful cricket captains of all time.

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Adam Gilchrist
(Cricketer)
Adam Gilchrist
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Birthdate: November 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellingen
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Phillip Hughes
(Cricketer)
Phillip Hughes
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Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Macksville, Australia
Died: November 27, 2014
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Usman Khawaja
(Australian Cricketer Who Plays as a Batsman)
Usman Khawaja
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Birthdate: December 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan

Usman Khawaja is an Australian professional cricket player who has represented the Australian men's cricket team in Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 cricket. In 2011, he became the first Pakistani-born player and the first Muslim to play for the Australian Test team. He went on to represent Australia at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Ellyse Perry
(Australian Sportswoman Who Has Represented Her Country in Cricket and Association Football)
Ellyse Perry
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Birthdate: November 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia
Ellyse Perry has represented Australia in both cricket and soccer. She became the youngest Australian sportsperson to play international cricket and the first to appear in both the FIFA and ICC World Cups. She later drifted to cricket and set records for the highest Test score by an Australian female.
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Andrew Symonds
(Batting allrounder Cricketer)
Andrew Symonds
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Birthdate: June 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Died: May 14, 2022
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Glenn Maxwell
(Cricketer)
Glenn Maxwell
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Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kew, Victoria

Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricket player who represents the national cricket team in one day internationals and twenty20 internationals. Often referred to as the Big Show, Maxwell is renowned for his improvisation and dramatic, high-risk shot making. Over the years, he has also had a major impact on twenty20 franchise cricket, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Matthew Hayden
(Cricketer)
Matthew Hayden
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Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
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Brett Lee
(Cricketer)
Brett Lee
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Birthdate: November 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wollongong

Brett Lee is an Australian former cricket player best known for his ability to bowl fast. In 2003, Lee played a prominent role in Australia winning the ICC Cricket World Cup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of his generation, Lee finished his One Day International and Test career after having picked 380 and 310 wickets, respectively.

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Michael Hussey
(Former Australian Cricketer Who Played As A Batsman)
Michael Hussey
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Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Lawley, Australia
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Justin Langer
(Cricketer)
Justin Langer
5
Birthdate: November 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perth
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Dennis Lillee
(Cricketer)
Dennis Lillee
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Birthdate: July 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth
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Glenn McGrath
(Australian Former International Cricketer and One of the Greatest Fast Bowlers of All Time)
Glenn McGrath
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Birthdate: February 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Glenn McGrath is an Australian former international cricketer. A fast-medium pace bowler, he is considered one of the greatest Australian international bowlers of all time. He played international cricket for 14 years and was a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the director of MRF Pace Foundation. 

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Allan Border
(Former Australian Cricket Team Captain and Outstanding Left-Hand Batsman)
Allan Border
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Birthdate: July 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cremorne, Australia

Legendary Australian cricketer Allan Border, also popularly known as AB, remains to be regarded as one of the best batsmen the game has ever had. Under his captaincy, Australia didn’t just win a World Cup but also brought back the Ashes in 1989. He is also one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.

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Aaron Finch
(Cricketer)
Aaron Finch
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Birthdate: November 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colac, Australia
Australian cricketer Aaron Finch became the first cricketer with 900 rating points in the ICC T20I rankings, in 2018. He holds the record for two highest individual scores in T20I cricket. He has also played for various IPL teams.
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Greg Chappell
(Cricketer)
Greg Chappell
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Birthdate: August 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unley
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Ashleigh Barty
(Tennis player)
Ashleigh Barty
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Birthdate: April 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Ashleigh Barty is an Australian tennis player and the current world No. 1 as per the Women's Tennis Association. Barty has won two Grand Slam singles titles:  2019 French Open and 2021 Wimbledon, and one Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open She also won on a bronze medal in mixed doubles at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

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Shane Watson
(Cricketer)
Shane Watson
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Birthdate: June 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ipswich

Shane Watson is an Australian former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler, he used to play for Australia’s national cricket team. He holds several records in T20Is, ODIs, and T20s and was counted among the best all-rounders of his era. He launched a sports clinic for children in 2017. He also hosts a podcast. 

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Steve Waugh
(Cricketer)
Steve Waugh
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Birthdate: June 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canterbury
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Mitchell Marsh
(Cricketer)
Mitchell Marsh
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Birthdate: October 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Attadale
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Dean Jones
(cricketer)
Dean Jones
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Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coburg
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Rod Marsh
(Australian Cricketer who played as a wicketkeeper.)
Rod Marsh
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Birthdate: November 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Armadale, Australia
Died: March 4, 2022
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Mark Waugh
(Cricket Commentator, Former International Cricketer)
Mark Waugh
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Birthdate: June 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Campsie, Australia
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Shaun Marsh
(Cricketer)
Shaun Marsh
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Birthdate: July 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Narrogin
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Ian Chappell
(Former Top-order batsman criketer who played for South Australia and Australia)
Ian Chappell
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Birthdate: September 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unley, Australia
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Alyssa Healy
(Cricketer)
Alyssa Healy
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Birthdate: March 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gold Coast
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Jason Gillespie
(Former cricketer who played all three formats of the game)
Jason Gillespie
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Birthdate: April 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Richie Benaud
(Cricketer All-rounder)
Richie Benaud
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Birthdate: October 6, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 10, 2015
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Pat Cummins
(Cricketer)
Pat Cummins
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Birthdate: May 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westmead, Australia
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Marnus Labuschagne
(All-rounder Cricketer)
Marnus Labuschagne
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Birthdate: June 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Andrew Johns
(Cricketer, Rugby league player, Autobiographer)
Andrew Johns
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Birthdate: May 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Australia
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Michael Bevan
(Cricketer)
Michael Bevan
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Birthdate: May 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belconnen
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Shaun Tait
(Cricketer)
Shaun Tait
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Birthdate: February 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide
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Mickey Arthur
(Former Cricket Batsman)
Mickey Arthur
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Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

South African-Australian former cricketer Mickey Arthur played for Free State, Griqualand West, and South Africa A before starting his coaching career with Griqualand West. He has coached the Pakistani, Australian, and South African national teams and now serves as the head coach of the Sri Lankan national team.

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Adam Zampa
(Cricketer)
Adam Zampa
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Birthdate: March 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
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Alex Carey
(Cricketer)
Alex Carey
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Birthdate: August 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loxton, Australia
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Nathan Lyon
(Cricketer)
Nathan Lyon
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Birthdate: November 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Young, New South Wales, Australia
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Sean Abbott
(Cricketer)
Sean Abbott
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Birthdate: February 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Windsor
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Mohammad Hafeez
(Cricketer)
Mohammad Hafeez
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Birthdate: October 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sargodha
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Lisa Sthalekar
(Former Australian Cricketer and Captain of International Women's Cricket Team)
Lisa Sthalekar
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Birthdate: August 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

 Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar, was once the captain of Australia's international women's cricket team. Born in India and adopted by parents who lived in USA, she was introduced to cricket by her father. She started playing professionally as a young woman and went on to have an exemplary career. She retired in 2013. 

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Adam Voges
(Cricketer)
Adam Voges
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Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Subiaco
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Jeff Thomson
(Cricketer)
Jeff Thomson
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Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenacre
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Ian Healy
(Australian International Cricketer Who Played As a Wicketkeeper)
Ian Healy
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Birthdate: April 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spring Hill, Australia
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David Boon
(Cricketer)
David Boon
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Birthdate: December 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Launceston