Capricorn Cricketers

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Kapil Dev
(Cricketer)
Kapil Dev
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Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Kapil Dev is a former Indian all-rounder who captained India to its first Cricket World Cup win, in 1983. He started his career at 16, playing for Haryana. Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century became the first cricketer to take 400 Test wickets and also scored 5,000 Test runs
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Alastair Cook
(Cricketer)
Alastair Cook
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
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Rahul Dravid
(Cricketer)
Rahul Dravid
5
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Birthplace: Indore

Nicknamed The Wall for his resilient batting in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid was known for his unmatched concentration. He was selected for the Indian cricket squad while pursuing his MBA. Apart from winning the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he has also been named to the ICC Hall of Fame.

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 4 
Joe Root
(Cricketer)
Joe Root
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
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Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Birthplace: Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India (present-day Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
Died: September 22, 2011

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricket player. Entrusted with the responsibility of captaining the Indian cricket team, at the age of 21, Pataudi went on to become one of the greatest Indian cricket captains of all time. Also known for his fielding abilities, he was described by many as the best fielder in the world during his playing career.

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Mohammad Nabi
(Cricketer)
Mohammad Nabi
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: Logar Province
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Shimron Hetmyer
(Cricketer)
Shimron Hetmyer
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1996
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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David Boon
(Cricketer)
David Boon
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1960
Birthplace: Launceston
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Burnum Burnum
(Australian Sportsman, Activist, Actor, and Author)
Burnum Burnum
4
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Birthplace: Wallaga Lake, Australia
Died: August 17, 1997

Australian Aboriginal activist Burnum Burnum was separated from his family as an infant and grew up in a mission home. The Churchill Scholarship winner was a law graduate and also excelled in rugby. He is best remembered for erecting the aboriginal flag in Dover during the Australian bicentenary celebrations.

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Vinod Kambli
(Cricketer)
Vinod Kambli
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1972
Birthplace: Mumbai
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Geoff Marsh
(Former Cricket Batsman)
Geoff Marsh
4
Birthdate: December 31, 1958
Birthplace: Northam, Australia
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Mohammad Shahzad
(Cricketer - Wicket-keeper-batsman)
Mohammad Shahzad
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1988
Birthplace: Jalalabad, Afghanistan
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Brad Hodge
(Cricketer)
Brad Hodge
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1974
Birthplace: Melbourne
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Rohan Kanhai
(Cricketer)
Rohan Kanhai
2
Birthdate: December 26, 1935
Birthplace: Port Mourant, Guyana
 15 
Colin Cowdrey
(Cricketer)
Colin Cowdrey
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1932
Birthplace: Ootacamund, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: December 4, 2000
 16 
Richie Richardson
(Cricketer Batsman)
Richie Richardson
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1962
Birthplace: Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
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David Shepherd
(Cricket umpire, Cricketer)
David Shepherd
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1940
Birthplace: Bideford, Devon, England
Died: October 27, 2009
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Kamran Akmal
(Cricketer)
Kamran Akmal
3
Birthdate: January 13, 1982
Birthplace: Lahore

Kamran Akmal is a Pakistani international cricketer. He plays for Pakistan as a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper. He started his international career in 2002 and made a name for himself as a quick-scorer. He is a highly productive batsman and was a part of the Pakistan team that won the T20 World Cup in 2009. 

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Syed Kirmani
(Cricketer)
Syed Kirmani
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1949
Birthplace: Chennai
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Saqlain Mushtaq
(Cricketer)
Saqlain Mushtaq
1
Birthdate: December 29, 1976
Birthplace: Lahore

Once one if the best off-spinners in world cricket, Pakistani cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq introduced what is now known as the “doosra” form of delivery. He is also known for his decade-long association with the Pakistan International Airlines team. He also apparently invented the lesser-known “teesra” and “chotha” deliveries.

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Raman Lamba
(Cricketer)
Raman Lamba
4
Birthdate: January 2, 1960
Birthplace: Meerut
Died: February 22, 1998
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Kirti Azad
(Cricketer who was Part of the Indian team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup)
Kirti Azad
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1959
Birthplace: Darbhanga, Bihar, India
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Arthur Morris
(Cricketer)
Arthur Morris
2
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Birthplace: Bondi, Australia
Died: August 22, 2015
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Roelof van der Merwe
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Roelof van der Merwe
0
Birthdate: December 31, 1984
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
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Saurabh Tiwary
(Indian cricketer)
Saurabh Tiwary
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Birthplace: Ramgarh district
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Chetan Sharma
(Cricketer)
Chetan Sharma
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1966
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Peter Barker Howard May
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1929
Birthplace: Reading, England
Died: December 27, 1994
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Clarrie Grimmett
(Cricketer)
Clarrie Grimmett
0
Birthdate: December 25, 1891
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
Died: May 2, 1980
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Obed McCoy
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Obed McCoy
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1997
Birthplace: Not known
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Clyde Walcott
(Cricketer)
Clyde Walcott
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Birthdate: January 17, 1926
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: August 26, 2006
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Wayne Daniel
(Cricketer Bowler)
Wayne Daniel
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Birthdate: January 16, 1956
Birthplace: Saint Philip, Barbados
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Johnson Charles
(Cricketer)
Johnson Charles
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1989
Birthplace: Castries, St. Lucia
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Ashley Nurse
(Cricketer - All-rounder)
Ashley Nurse
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1988
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
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Winston Benjamin
(Cricketer)
Winston Benjamin
1
Birthdate: December 31, 1964
Birthplace: All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda
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Kesrick Williams
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Kesrick Williams
0
Birthdate: January 17, 1990
Birthplace: Spring Village, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Abdul Hafeez Kardar
(Pakistani Cricketer and the First Captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team)
Abdul Hafeez Kardar
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Birthdate: January 17, 1925
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Died: April 21, 1996

Regarded as the father figure of cricket in Pakistan, Abdul Hafeez Kardar was the first to captain a Test team in his country. A politician, too, he had also been a cabinet minister and had served as Pakistan's ambassador to Switzerland. He was known for his aversion to criticism, too.

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Rumesh Ratnayake
(Cricketer)
Rumesh Ratnayake
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1964
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Manjot Kalra
(Cricketer)
Manjot Kalra
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Birthdate: January 15, 1999
Birthplace: New Delhi
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Roland Holder
(Cricketer)
Roland Holder
1
Birthdate: December 22, 1967
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Mudassar Bukhari
(Bowling all-rounder Cricketer)
Mudassar Bukhari
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1983
Birthplace: Pakistan
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Kaleemullah
(Cricketer)
Kaleemullah
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1990
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
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Derick Parry
(Cricketer)
Derick Parry
0
Birthdate: December 22, 1954
Birthplace: Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis
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Qiana Joseph
(Cricketer - Bowler)
Qiana Joseph
1
Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Birthplace: Saint Lucia
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Rayon Griffith
(West Indian cricketer)
Rayon Griffith
1
Birthdate: January 9, 1979
Birthplace: Den Amstel, Guyana
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Keddy Lesporis
(Cricketer)
Keddy Lesporis
1
Birthdate: December 27, 1988
Birthplace: Saint Lucia, West Indies
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Dick Motz
(Cricketer)
Dick Motz
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1940
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: April 29, 2007
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Hedley Howarth
(Cricketer)
Hedley Howarth
0
Birthdate: December 25, 1943
Birthplace: Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: November 7, 2008