Cricketers

A sportsperson who plays the game of cricket is known as a cricketer. Cricket, popularly known as ‘the gentleman’s game’ is a bat and ball game that is played between two teams consisting of 11 players each on a field. It is a very popular sport in the Indian subcontinent, England, Australia and Southern Africa. Cricketers are often elevated to iconic levels in these areas and are paid handsomely. In countries where cricketers are revered, they also get to become brand ambassadors and endorse products. The game’s history has its roots in the 16th century England. Cricket had become the national sport of England by the 18th century and the expansion of the British Empire brought about the dispersion of the game to the British colonies the world over. Cricket is a versatile game and has several formats the most popular of which are test, One Day International (ODI), and T20. Cricket is a highly competitive game which requires the players to be physically fit and mentally alert. Being a team sport, it is imperative for the players to foster a team spirit and good sportsmanship. This section provides you information about famous cricketers from all over the world.

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 1 Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is presently the captain of Indian national cricket team. A cricket lover, he started training while still young and shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.

 2 Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

Indian right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is also the vice-captain in the limited-overs format. One of the few cricketers to score a century in all three formats, he is also the first player with two ODI double centuries. He is WWF-India’a Rhino Ambassador and works for PETA’s campaigns for street animals.

 3 Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 4 AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

AB de Villiers, also known as “Mr. 360” and “Superman,” has captained the South African cricket team in Tests, ODIs, and T20s. Named the ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice, the Wisden "cricketer of the decade" is a devout Christian, has written an autobiography, and released a pop album.

 5 M. S. Dhoni

M. S. Dhoni
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

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.

 6 Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican

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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 7 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
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 8 Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 9 Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Pakistani

 10 Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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 11 Viv Richards

Viv Richards
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Antiguan

 12 Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 13 Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricket player and one of the most important members of the current Indian cricket team. Known for his successful innings in ICC Tournaments, Dhawan helped India win their second ICC Champions Trophy, in 2013; he was the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has also been an important player in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 14 Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Yuvraj Singh is an Indian retired cricket player who was noted for his exceptional fielding abilities and aggressive stroke play. Considered one of India's greatest limited-overs players, Yuvraj Singh helped India win the 2011 World Cup with his all-round abilities. He also serves as an inspiration to cancer patients as he fought cancer amidst his career and made his international comeback.

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 15 Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

 16 Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Known for his aggressive batting, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is also a phenomenal fielder. He was part of India’s 2011 World Cup squad and became the first Indian cricketer with a century in all forms of international cricket. He retired in 2020 but will continue to play IPL matches.

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 17 Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 18 Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik initially played for the Tamil Nadu youth teams and then made his Indian cricket-team debut in 2004. He has also captained the IPL team KKR and has appeared on the reality show Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina. He is now married to squash player Dipika Pallikal.
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 19 Steve Smith

Steve Smith
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

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.

 20 Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
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 21 Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman
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Famous As: Greatest Batsmen Ever
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian
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. 

 22 Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 23 Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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

 24 Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 25 Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 26 Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

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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 27 Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: South African

 28 Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: New Zealander
New Zealand national cricket team captain Kane Williamson became the only New Zealander on ICC’s Test team of the decade and led his country to the finals of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. By 2020, he had been named the world’s top Test batsman, with a batting rating of 890. 
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 29 Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Shubman Gill initially played Ranji Trophy matches for Punjab. As the vice-captain of the Under-19 team, he became the Player of the Tournament at the ICC U-19 World Cup. He has captained the India A team and became the youngest Indian batsman to score a 200 in a first-class game.

 30 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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.

 31 Ian Botham

Sir Ian Terence Botham
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 32 Shane Watson

Shane Watson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian
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 33 Shane Warne

Shane Warne
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

 34 Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 35 David Warner

David Warner
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

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.

 36 James Anderson

James Anderson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 37 Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 38 Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Famous As: Politician, Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 39 Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 40 Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African

 41 Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

 42 Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: South African

 43 Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 44 Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

Indian right-handed batsman Ajinkya Rahane started his first-class career representing Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. He is the current vice-captain of the Indian national Test cricket team. He has also represented the IPL teams Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. He was the 2015-2015 CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year.

 45 Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Sri Lankan

 46 Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Sri Lankan

 47 Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 48 Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Northern Irish

 49 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an Indian cricket player who plays predominantly as a bowler for the Indian cricket team. One of the few players to excel in all formats of cricket, Kumar became the first Indian to achieve a five-wicket haul in all three formats in 2018. BhuvneshwarvKumar is also an important member for Sunrisers Hyderabad of the Indian Premier League.

 50 Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Pakistani
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