Sir Garfield Sobers is a former cricket player who represented the West Indies cricket team during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Renowned for his all-round abilities, Sobers is regarded as the greatest all-rounder of all time. He is also considered one of the greatest cricketers ever. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Legendary Australian cricketer Allan Border, also popularly known as AB, remains to be regarded as one of the best batsmen the game has ever had. Under his captaincy, Australia didn’t just win a World Cup but also brought back the Ashes in 1989. He is also one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.
Legendary Pakistani batsman Zaheer Abbas was often called the Asian Bradman. He became the first batsman from Asia to score 100 first-class centuries and the first from Pakistan to score 4,000 and 5,000 runs. He has been named to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and has received the Pride of Performance Award.
A person who redefined fielding in cricket, by bringing it to the forefront, South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes first gained attention when he flung himself to run-out Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-Ul-Haq in a 1992 World Cup game. He worked with Standard Bank and then coached the national team post-retirement.
Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar, was once the captain of Australia's international women's cricket team. Born in India and adopted by parents who lived in USA, she was introduced to cricket by her father. She started playing professionally as a young woman and went on to have an exemplary career. She retired in 2013.
Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese cricketer who plays for the Nepalese national team as a right-arm leg-spin bowler. Besides his national team, he has also played for Twenty20 franchise sides across the world. As a boy, he trained at Chitwan Cricket Academy and was named in Nepal's under-19 squad. He is also a singer and has a YouTube channel.
Shoaib Akhtar is a Pakistani former cricketer. A fast bowler, he was the first one to be recorded bowling at 100 miles per hour, a feat that earned him the nickname “Rawalpindi Express.” He is a controversial figure. He retired from international cricket in 2011. He now runs a YouTube channel and has appeared in a few TV shows.
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.
South African cricketer Wayne Parnell started out as a left-arm pacer and is now an all-rounder. Known for his signature delivery, the Bender, he had a successful career in domestic and franchise cricket, but his international career was mostly riddled with injuries. He converted to Islam in 2011.
Retired Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja was a star batsman and one of the most significant players of his team in the 1980s and the 1990s. He took the final catch in Pakistan’s World Cup-winning match in 1992. Post-retirement, he has mostly been seen as a cricket commentator.
Born to a dairy-farmer father, Bill Brown became part of the Australian squad in the Ashes tour at age 21. Though he created quite a stir with his double-hundred at a Lord's Test in 1938, his Test career was later affected by World War II. He later worked as a selector for Queensland.
Mohammad Wasim Abbasi is a Pakistani-Dutch former cricket player and coach. He represented Pakistan as well as the Dutch cricket team before being chosen as the coach of the Swedish national cricket team. In 2020, Mohammad Wasim Abbasi was appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the chief selector.
Nicknamed Mobil for his generous use of Vaseline to put his unruly hair in place, South African cricketer Norman Gordon lived beyond 100 and was the oldest living Test cricketer before his death. His final Test match, known as the Timeless Test, continued for 10 days and ended in a draw.
Adeel Raja is a Pakistan-born Dutch cricket player who played as an off spin bowler for the Netherlands national cricket team in One Day Internationals (ODI) from 2002 to 2011. Adeel Raja was part of the national team that competed in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.