Famous Black Cricketers

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Viv Richards
(Cricketer)
Viv Richards
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Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Chris Gayle
(Cricketer)
Chris Gayle
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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.

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Malcolm Marshall
(Cricketer Bowler)
Malcolm Marshall
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Birthdate: April 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Died: November 4, 1999
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Kagiso Rabada
(Cricketer)
Kagiso Rabada
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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.

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Jofra Archer
(Cricketer Bowler)
Jofra Archer
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Birthdate: April 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Clive Lloyd
(Former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team)
Clive Lloyd
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Birthdate: August 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Jason Holder
(Cricketer - Bowling all-rounder)
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Birthdate: November 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Chris Jordan
(Cricketer Bowler)
Chris Jordan
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Joel Garner
(West Indian cricketer who was one of the game’s dominant bowlers in the 1970s and ’80s)
Joel Garner
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Birthdate: December 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Carlos Brathwaite
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Carlos Brathwaite
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Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Makhaya Ntini
(Cricketer)
Makhaya Ntini
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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.

Temba Bavuma
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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.

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Shimron Hetmyer
(Cricketer)
Shimron Hetmyer
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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.

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Vernon Philander
(Cricketer)
Vernon Philander
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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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Andy Roberts
(Former Antiguan first-class cricketer who is considered the father of modern West Indian fast bowling)
Andy Roberts
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Birthdate: January 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Urlings, Antigua and Barbuda
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Kraigg Brathwaite
(Cricketer Batsman)
Kraigg Brathwaite
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Birthdate: December 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Alzarri Joseph
(Cricketer All-rounder)
Alzarri Joseph
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Birthdate: November 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Antigua
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Shai Hope
(Cricketer - Wicket-keeper-batsman)
Shai Hope
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Birthdate: November 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
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Carl Hooper
(All-rounder)
Carl Hooper
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Birthdate: December 15, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cricket Georgetown, Guyana
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Dwayne Smith
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Dwayne Smith
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Birthdate: April 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Codrington Hill, Saint Michael, Barbados
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Tatenda Taibu
(Cricketer)
Tatenda Taibu
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Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
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Hayden Walsh Jr.
(Cricketer)
Hayden Walsh Jr.
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Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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Sherfane Rutherford
(Cricketer Batsman)
Sherfane Rutherford
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Birthdate: August 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Guyana
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Chandrapaul Hemraj
(Cricketer Opening Batsman)
Chandrapaul Hemraj
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Birthdate: September 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Guyana
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Alvin Kallicharran
(Cricketer Batsman)
Alvin Kallicharran
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Birthdate: March 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Daren Sammy
(Cricketer Bowling all-rounder)
Daren Sammy
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Birthdate: December 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Micoud, Saint Lucia
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Learie Constantine
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Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971
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Colin Croft
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Colin Croft
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Birthdate: March 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
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Tagenarine Chanderpaul
(Cricketer - Opening Batsman)
Tagenarine Chanderpaul
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Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Roston Chase
(Cricketer All-rounder)
Roston Chase
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Birthdate: March 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Fidel Edwards
(Cricketer Bowler)
Fidel Edwards
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Birthdate: February 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Peter, Barbados St Peter, Barbados
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Frank Worrell
(cricketer)
Frank Worrell
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Birthdate: August 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Died: March 13, 1967

Frank Worrell was a Jamaican cricket player who played for the West Indies cricket team as a batsman. He achieved popularity in the 1950s when he became the second black captain of the Windies. Frank Worrell was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Gladstone Small
(Cricketer Bowler)
Gladstone Small
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Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. George, Barbados
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Tino Best
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Tino Best
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Birthdate: August 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
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Lance Gibbs
(Cricketer)
Lance Gibbs
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Birthdate: September 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Andre Fletcher
(Cricketer role as Batsman, wicket-keeper)
Andre Fletcher
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Birthdate: November 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint David Parish, Grenada
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Devendra Bishoo
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Devendra Bishoo
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Birthdate: November 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Amsterdam, Guyana
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Sunil Ambris
(Cricketer who was first player to be dismissed hit-wicket twice in consecutive Tests and the first to be dismissed hit-wicket on test debut)
Sunil Ambris
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Birthdate: March 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Sulieman Benn
(Cricketer Bowling all-rounder)
Sulieman Benn
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Birthdate: July 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint James, Barbados
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Wes Hall
(Cricketer Fast bowler, Politician)
Wes Hall
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Birthdate: September 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glebe Land, Barbados
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Kyle Mayers
(Cricketer - Batting all-rounder)
Kyle Mayers
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Birthdate: September 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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Keemo Paul
(Bowling all-rounder cricketer)
Keemo Paul
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Birthdate: February 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guyana
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Shane Dowrich
(Cricketer Wicket-keeper)
Shane Dowrich
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Birthdate: October 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barbados
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Sylvester Clarke
(Cricketer Bowler)
Sylvester Clarke
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Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
Died: December 4, 1999
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Dwayne Leverock
(Former cricketer bowler)
Dwayne Leverock
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Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bermuda
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Grantley Herbert Adams
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Birthdate: April 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: November 28, 1971
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Dominic Drakes
(Cricketer Bowler)
Dominic Drakes
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Birthdate: February 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barbados
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Odean Smith
(Cricketer)
Odean Smith
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Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Jamaican cricket sensation Odean Smith is not just a talented batsman, but also a skilled all-rounder. While he began his career with the Jamaican team, he later also represented the Trinidad and Tobago national team. He was selected for the IPL team Punjab Kings, too.

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Clyde Walcott
(Cricketer)
Clyde Walcott
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Birthdate: January 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: August 26, 2006
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Johnson Charles
(Cricketer)
Johnson Charles
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Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Castries, St. Lucia