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.
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.
The son of former Indian cricketer Dilip Sardesai, Rajdeep Sardesai had an elite education, first at St. Xavier’s and then at Oxford. Initially a promising college cricketer, he later stepped into journalism and worked with NDTV and India Today. The firebrand journalist has also won numerous awards such as the Padma Shri.
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.
11 Shane Watson
Shane Watson is an Australian former cricketer. A right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler, he used to play for Australia’s national cricket team. He holds several records in T20Is, ODIs, and T20s and was counted among the best all-rounders of his era. He launched a sports clinic for children in 2017. He also hosts a podcast.
13 Stuart Binny
14 Isa Guha
15 Mark Waugh
16 Bob Willis
22 Shane Bond
25 Chris Cairns
27 Albie Morkel
A talented South African all-rounder, Albie Morkel was often likened to Lance Klusener. Born to a cricketer father, it came as no surprise when he chose the game as a career option. However, he never had much of international success and now coaches the Namibian national cricket team.
28 Umar Akmal
31 Aleem Dar
32 Dean Elgar
Cricketer Dean Elgar started out well, leading the South African Under-19 World Cup team in 2006, and became the captain of the South African national team in 2021. He is regarded as a pillar for the South African middle order and is known for his stability.