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M. S. Dhoni
(Cricketer)
M. S. Dhoni
47
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Birthplace: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Former Indian international cricketer M. S. Dhoni captained the Indian national team from 2007 to 2016. He played as a right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. With more than 10,000 runs scored, he is one of the highest run-scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He also became the first wicket-keeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI cricket.

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Sunil Gavaskar
(Cricketer)
Sunil Gavaskar
15
Birthdate: July 10, 1949
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian former professional cricket player who represented the national team during the 1970s and 1980s. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also set many world records and held the record for most Test centuries for nearly 20 years.

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Dale Steyn
(Cricketer)
Dale Steyn
15
Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Birthplace: Phalaborwa

The son of a mine worker, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is known for his mercurial on-field persona and for his swing and speed. He has many accolades to his credit, such as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He also topped the ICC Test rankings for 263 weeks.

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Stuart Broad
(Cricketer)
Stuart Broad
7
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
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Dennis Lillee
(Cricketer)
Dennis Lillee
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1949
Birthplace: Perth
 6 
Faf du Plessis
(Cricketer)
Faf du Plessis
11
Birthdate: July 13, 1984
Birthplace: Pretoria

Faf du Plessis is a South African cricketer who captained the national team in the ODI format from 2013 to 2019. He has also captained the national team in the other two formats of the game. He became the first South African player to score centuries in ODI, T20, and Test cricket after he scored his first T20I century in 2015.

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Kevin Pietersen
(Cricketer)
Kevin Pietersen
18
Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Born to a South African father and an English mother, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen still holds the record for being the fastest to make 2,000 ODI runs. Named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year, he was also nicknamed “shining” once, for his phenomenal contribution to the England team.

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Sourav Ganguly
(Former Indian National Cricket Team Captain and 39th President of the 'BCCI')
Sourav Ganguly
13
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Birthplace: Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Considered India's most successful Test captain, legendary cricketer Sourav Ganguly, nicknamed Maharaj, was also arguably one of the best one-day batsmen of his time. Also known as the God of the Off Side, he now heads the BCCI as its president. He was initially also a talented footballer.

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Sanath Jayasuriya
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Birthplace: Matara, Sri Lanka
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Richard Hadlee
(Cricketer)
Richard Hadlee
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1951
Birthplace: Christchurch

Richard Hadlee is a New Zealand retired cricket player who is considered as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time; he is especially renowned for his ability as a fine fast bowler. In 2002, he was named the second-greatest Test bowler in cricket history by Wisden. In 2009, Hadlee was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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Harbhajan Singh
(Cricketer)
Harbhajan Singh
13
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab

Harbhajan Singh is an Indian professional cricket player. He was part of Indian cricket teams which won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Renowned for his aggressive persona and style of play, Harbhajan Singh is considered one of the greatest Indian off-spin bowlers of all time. In 2009, he was honored with the Padma Shri award. 

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Trent Boult
(One of the Finest Bowlers of the New Ball)
Trent Boult
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1989
Birthplace: Rotorua

One of the finest bowlers of the new ball, New Zealand cricketer Trent Boult first grabbed attention at 17, when he became the country’s fastest secondary school bowler. He became the first New Zealand bowler to score a hat-trick in the World Cup and has also had a flourishing career in the IPL.

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Shaun Pollock
(Cricketer)
Shaun Pollock
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1973
Birthplace: Port Elizabeth

Born into a family of renowned cricketers, Shaun Pollock was the son of Peter Pollock and the nephew of Graeme Pollock. One of the best medium pace bowlers of South Africa, he was pushed into captaincy when Hansie Cronje got entangled in a match-fixing scandal in 2000.

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Shaun Marsh
(Cricketer)
Shaun Marsh
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1983
Birthplace: Narrogin
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William Gilbert Grace
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1848
Birthplace: Downend, England
Died: October 23, 1915
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Sir Leonard Hutton
2
Birthdate: June 23, 1916
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: September 6, 1990
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Marnus Labuschagne
(All-rounder Cricketer)
Marnus Labuschagne
2
Birthdate: June 22, 1994
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
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Carlos Brathwaite
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Carlos Brathwaite
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1988
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Makhaya Ntini
(Cricketer)
Makhaya Ntini
8
Birthdate: July 6, 1977
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.

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Roger Binny
(Cricketer)
Roger Binny
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1955
Birthplace: Bangalore
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Vernon Philander
(Cricketer)
Vernon Philander
7
Birthdate: June 24, 1985
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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Devon Conway
(Cricket batsman)
Devon Conway
2
Birthdate: July 8, 1991
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Colin de Grandhomme
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Colin de Grandhomme
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1986
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
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Ramnaresh Sarwan
(Former captain of the West Indies cricket team)
Ramnaresh Sarwan
1
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Birthplace: Wakenaam, Guyana
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Ryan ten Doeschate
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Ryan ten Doeschate
0
Birthdate: June 30, 1980
Birthplace: Gqeberha, South Africa
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BJ Watling
(Cricketer - Batsman, wicket-keeper)
BJ Watling
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Birthplace: Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
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Kemar Roach
(Cricketer)
Kemar Roach
1
Birthdate: June 30, 1988
Birthplace: Saint Lucy, Barbados
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Munaf Patel
(cricketer)
Munaf Patel
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1983
Birthplace: Ikhar
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Sanjay Manjrekar
(Cricketer)
Sanjay Manjrekar
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1965
Birthplace: Mangalore
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Scott Styris
(Former all-rounder cricketer)
Scott Styris
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1975
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
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Wahab Riaz
(Cricketer)
Wahab Riaz
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1985
Birthplace: Lahore

Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani professional cricket player who plays as a bowler for the men's national team. An important player for Pakistan in One Day International and Twenty20 International, Wahab Riaz gained international recognition after his all round performance in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.  

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Mohammad Ashraful
(Bangladeshi cricketer)
Mohammad Ashraful
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1984
Birthplace: Dhaka
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Mark Chapman
(All-rounder Cricketer)
Mark Chapman
1
Birthdate: June 27, 1994
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Ed Smith
(Writer)
Ed Smith
1
Birthdate: July 19, 1977
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England
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Sulieman Benn
(Cricketer Bowling all-rounder)
Sulieman Benn
1
Birthdate: July 22, 1981
Birthplace: Saint James, Barbados
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Dwayne Leverock
(Former cricketer bowler)
Dwayne Leverock
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1971
Birthplace: Bermuda
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Chetan Chauhan
(Cricketer)
Chetan Chauhan
2
Birthdate: July 21, 1947
Birthplace: Meerut, United Provinces (1937–50) United Provinces, British India
Died: August 16, 2020
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Tony Lewis
(Cricketer, Rugby union player)
Tony Lewis
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1938
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
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Wasim Raja
(Cricketer, Teacher)
Wasim Raja
1
Birthdate: July 3, 1952
Birthplace: Multān, Pakistan
Died: August 23, 2006

The older brother of Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja, Wasim Raja was a fine cricketer in his own right. He later became a coach and a referee and also taught subjects such as math and geography at a school in England. He died of a heart attack while playing a match in England.

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Alec Bedser
(Cricketer)
Alec Bedser
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Died: April 4, 2010
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Steve Tikolo
(All-rounder Cricketer)
Steve Tikolo
1
Birthdate: June 25, 1971
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
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Runako Morton
(Cricketer - Batsman)
Runako Morton
0
Birthdate: July 22, 1978
Birthplace: Gingerland, Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: March 4, 2012
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Shapoor Zadran
(Cricketer - left-arm fast-medium bowler)
Shapoor Zadran
1
Birthdate: July 8, 1987
Birthplace: Paktia, Afghanistan
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Tony Lock
(Cricketer)
Tony Lock
0
Birthdate: July 5, 1929
Birthplace: Limpsfield, Surrey, England
Died: March 30, 1995
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Stan McCabe
(Cricketer)
Stan McCabe
1
Birthdate: July 16, 1910
Birthplace: Grenfell, Australia
Died: August 25, 1968
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Ian Bradshaw
(Cricketer Bowling all-rounder)
Ian Bradshaw
1
Birthdate: July 9, 1974
Birthplace: Hopewell, Christ Church, Barbados
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Tony Palladino
(Cricketer)
Tony Palladino
0
Birthdate: June 29, 1983
Birthplace: Tower Hamlets, London, United Kingdom
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Ian O'Brien
(Cricketer)
Ian O'Brien
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1976
Birthplace: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Nixon McLean
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Nixon McLean
0
Birthdate: July 20, 1973
Birthplace: Stubbs, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Adam Sanford
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Adam Sanford
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1975
Birthplace: Dominica