Famous Black Cricketers

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 1 Viv Richards

Viv Richards
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

 2 Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston

Known as the most capped West Indian player in international cricket, Chris Gayle is also the only player with a triple hundred in Tests, a double century in ODIs, and a century in T20Is. Breaking Brian Lara's record of 10,348 runs, he became the leading West Indian ODI run-scorer.

 3 Curtly Ambrose

Curtly Ambrose
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda

Curtly Ambrose is a former cricketer who represented the West Indies cricket team in Test and ODI matches. Renowned for his pace and accuracy, Ambrose is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers ever. In 2011, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

 4 Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Gauteng

The first six-time CSA award winner, South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada also became the eighth Proteas bowler to take 200 Test wickets, beating the likes of Allan Donald. He has, however, often been seen breaking ICC rules on the field and was also in trouble once for shouldering Steven Smith.

 5 Makhaya Ntini

Makhaya Ntini
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: King William's Town

Makhaya Ntini became the first Xhosa player to be part of the South African national cricket team. Initially a cowherd in a tiny village in Cape Province, he bowled bare-foot and was scouted by a Boland Cricket Board officer. Though convicted of rape in 1999, he was acquitted later.

 6 Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cumberland, East Berbice-Corentyne

Shimron Hetmyer is a Guyanese professional cricket player who represents the West Indies cricket team in international cricket matches. One of the most popular and prominent members of the current West Indies cricket team, Hetmyer is renowned for his ability to strike the ball hard. He also plays in popular T20 tournaments around the world.

 7 Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellville

Vernon Philander is a former South African cricket player best known for his skills as a bowler. He has also played important knocks as a batsman, helping his team get out of difficult situations on several occasions. During his Test career, he played 64 tests and took 224 wickets.

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 8 Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Cape Town

Temba Bavuma is the current captain of the South African ODI and T20 national teams and a talented right-handed batsman. Initially mentored by Geoffrey Toyana, he was signed up by the Lions. He is the second from his country to score an ODI debut century.

 9 Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971

 10 Frank Worrell

Frank Worrell
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Died: March 13, 1967

 11 Lance Gibbs

Lance Gibbs
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana

 12 Clyde Walcott

Clyde Walcott
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: August 26, 2006

 13 Conrad Hunte

Conrad Hunte
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Barbados
Died: December 3, 1999

 14 Alf Valentine

Alf Valentine
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 11, 2004

 15 Julia Chibhabha

Julia Chibhabha
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

 16 Chipo Mugeri

Chipo Mugeri
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 17 Tatenda Taibu

Tatenda Taibu
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 18 Steve Tikolo

Steve Tikolo
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Famous As: All-rounder Cricketer
Birthdate: June 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya