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Imran Khan
(22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and Former Cricket Captain)
Imran Khan
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Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Imran Khan is the former Prime Minister of Pakistan who was in office from 2018 to 2022. He is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

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Virender Sehwag
(Indian Former Cricketer and One of the Most Destructive Openers)
Virender Sehwag
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Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Birthplace: Najafgarh, Delhi, India

Born to a flour mill owner, Virender Sehwag convinced his family to let him learn cricket since he wasn’t good in academics. He later grew up to be an aggressive batsman, breaking many records. He’s one of two people with a double hundred in ODI and a triple hundred in Test cricket.

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Jacques Kallis
(South African Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Jacques Kallis
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Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Birthplace: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

One of the best all-rounders the world has ever seen, South African cricketer Jacques Kallis was known for his signature cover drive throughout his career. He remains the only cricketer to score over 10,000 runs and take more than 250 wickets in both ODI and Test cricket.

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Anil Kumble
(Indian Former Cricketer, Coach and Commentator)
Anil Kumble
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Birthdate: October 17, 1970
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jonny Bairstow
(English Wicketkeeper-Batter)
Jonny Bairstow
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Birthdate: September 26, 1989
Birthplace: Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Brendon McCullum
(New Zealand's Former Cricketer and Head Coach)
Brendon McCullum
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Birthdate: September 27, 1981
Birthplace: Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand former cricket player who captained the national team in all formats of the game. Renowned for his ability to score runs quickly, McCullum is regarded as one of the most successful captains of the national cricket team. Brendon McCullum is currently associated with the England cricket test team where he is the head coach. 

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Allan Donald
(South African Former Cricketer)
Allan Donald
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Birthdate: October 20, 1966
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Allan Donald is a South African former cricket player best known for his fast-paced deliveries that earned him the nickname White Lightning. Regarded as one of South Africa's most successful fast bowlers, Donald was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2019. After retiring from international cricket, Donald has focused on establishing himself as a coach.

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Hansie Cronje
(South African Cricketer Who was Banned from Cricket for His Role in Match-Fixing Scandal)
Hansie Cronje
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Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: June 1, 2002

Hansie Cronje was a South African international cricketer. He captained the South African national cricket team in the 1990s. In 2000, he was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal and banned from the sport for life. He died in a plane crash in 2002. It was rumored that he was murdered on the orders of a cricket betting syndicate.

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Babar Azam
(Pakistani International Cricketer)
Babar Azam
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Birthdate: October 15, 1994
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Babar Azam is a Pakistani international cricketer. Currently, he captains the Pakistan team in all formats. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in contemporary world cricket. He holds the record for being the fastest to reach 2000 runs in T20Is. 

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Ian Chappell
(Australian and South African Former Cricketer)
Ian Chappell
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Birthdate: September 26, 1943
Birthplace: Unley, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dwayne Bravo
(Former Captain of the West Indies Cricket Team and the Current Bowling Coach of Chennai Super Kings)
Dwayne Bravo
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Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Aravinda de Silva
(Former Sri Lankan Cricketer and Captain)
Aravinda de Silva
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Birthdate: October 17, 1965
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Richie Benaud
(Australian Cricketer All-Rounder)
Richie Benaud
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Birthdate: October 6, 1930
Birthplace: Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 10, 2015
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Geoffrey Boycott
(Former Test Cricketer and One of England’s Most Successful Opening Batsmen)
Geoffrey Boycott
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Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Birthplace: Fitzwilliam, United Kingdom
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Martin Guptill
(New Zealand International Cricketer Who Plays as an Opening Batsman)
Martin Guptill
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Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Martin Guptill is a New Zealand cricket player who plays for the national team. In 2015, Guptill became the first New Zealand batsman to score a double century in an ODI match. His 237 not out is the second highest ODI score after Rohit Sharma's 264. Martin Guptill's 237 remains the highest individual score in a World Cup match.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan
(Sri Lankan Former Cricketer and One of the Most Innovative Players of All Time)
Tillakaratne Dilshan
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Birthdate: October 14, 1976
Birthplace: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Glenn Maxwell
(Australian Professional Cricketer)
Glenn Maxwell
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Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Birthplace: Kew, Australia

Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricket player who represents the national cricket team in one day internationals and twenty20 internationals. Often referred to as the Big Show, Maxwell is renowned for his improvisation and dramatic, high-risk shot making. Over the years, he has also had a major impact on twenty20 franchise cricket, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Gautam Gambhir
(Indian Politician, Philanthropist and Former Cricketer)
Gautam Gambhir
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Birthdate: October 14, 1981
Birthplace: New Delhi
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Mitchell Marsh
(Australian International Cricketer)
Mitchell Marsh
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Birthdate: October 20, 1991
Birthplace: Attadale, Australia
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Hardik Pandya
(Cricketer and Vice Captain of the Indian Cricket Team)
Hardik Pandya
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Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Birthplace: Surat, Gujarat, India

Born to a small-time businessman in Surat, Hardik Pandya moved to Vadodara with his family at 5, so that he could avail of better cricket coaching facilities. A talented all-rounder, he is known for his fiery on-field personality. He has also been a major part of the IPL team Mumbai Indians.

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Ajaz Patel
(New Zealand Cricketer)
Ajaz Patel
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Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Morné Morkel
(South African Former Cricketer)
Morné Morkel
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Birthdate: October 6, 1984
Birthplace: Vereeniging, Transvaal, South Africa

South African-Australian cricketer Morné Morkel is one of the best fast bowlers of his time. He is the younger brother of cricketer Albie Morkel, and in 2008, he and Albie became the first brother duo to be named the South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year in 56 years.

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Chris Jordan
(Barbadian-Born English Cricketer Bowler)
Chris Jordan
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Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Birthplace: Christ Church, Barbados
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Indian Politician, Television Personality and Retired International Cricketer)
Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Birthplace: Patiala, East Punjab Punjab, India
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ambati Rayudu
(Indian Former International Cricketer)
Ambati Rayudu
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Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Birthplace: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Zaheer Khan
(Indian Former Professional Cricketer Who Played All Forms of the Game)
Zaheer Khan
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Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Birthplace: Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Adam Voges
(Australian Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Adam Voges
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Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Damien Martyn
(Australian Cricket Commentator and Former Cricketer)
Damien Martyn
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Birthdate: October 21, 1971
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Shardul Thakur
(Indian International Cricketer)
Shardul Thakur
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Birthdate: October 16, 1991
Birthplace: Palghar, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Neil Harvey
(Australian Former Cricketer)
Neil Harvey
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Birthdate: October 8, 1928
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ashton Agar
(Australian Cricket Bowler)
Ashton Agar
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Birthdate: October 14, 1993
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Tony Greig
(South African-born England Test Cricketer Who Played as an All-Rounder)
Tony Greig
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Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Birthplace: Queenstown, South Africa
Died: December 29, 2012

Born into a family of cricketers, Tony Greig was as famous for his 6’6” frame as he was for his cricket skills. The former English Test cricket captain and all-rounder later gained fame as a commentator, too. He spent his final years battling lung cancer and died of a heart attack.

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Lance Gibbs
(Former West Indies Cricketer)
Lance Gibbs
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Birthdate: September 29, 1934
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Mohinder Amarnath
(Indian Cricketer, Cricket Analyst and Actor)
Mohinder Amarnath
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Birthdate: September 24, 1950
Birthplace: Patiala, East Punjab Punjab, India
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Washington Sundar
(Indian International Cricketer)
Washington Sundar
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Birthdate: October 5, 1999
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ray Lindwall
(Australian Cricketer and One of the Greatest Fast Bowlers of All Time)
Ray Lindwall
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Birthdate: October 3, 1921
Birthplace: Mascot, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 23, 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Bishan Singh Bedi
(Indian Former Cricketer)
Bishan Singh Bedi
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Birthdate: September 25, 1946
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
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Naveen-ul-Haq
(Afghan Cricketer)
Naveen-ul-Haq
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Birthdate: September 23, 1999
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Amelia Kerr
(New Zealand Cricket All-rounder)
Amelia Kerr
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Birthdate: October 13, 2000
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
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Mashrafe Mortaza
(Bangladeshi Politician and Former International Cricketer)
Mashrafe Mortaza
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Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Birthplace: Narail, Khulna, Bangladesh
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Brad Haddin
(Former Australian Cricketer, Vice-Captain and Coach)
Brad Haddin
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Birthdate: October 23, 1977
Birthplace: Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Salma Khatun
(Bangladeshi Cricketer Who Plays as Right-Handed Batter)
Salma Khatun
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Birthdate: October 1, 1990
Birthplace: Khulna, Bangladesh
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Basil D'Oliveira
(England International Cricketer)
Basil D'Oliveira
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Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: November 19, 2011

Apart from captaining the non-white South African cricket team, Basil D'Oliveira also played football. His inclusion in the England team later led to the boycott of apartheid-ridden South Africa from Test cricket for 22 years, in what is now known as the D'Oliveira Affair. He received honors such as the CBE.

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Douglas Jardine
(English Cricketer)
Douglas Jardine
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Birthdate: October 23, 1900
Birthplace: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
Died: June 18, 1958
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mohammad Hafeez
(Pakistani Former International Cricketer)
Mohammad Hafeez
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Birthdate: October 17, 1980
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Praveen Kumar
(Former Indian Cricketer Who Bowled Right-Hand Medium-Pace)
Praveen Kumar
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Birthdate: October 2, 1986
Birthplace: Meerut, India
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Farhaan Behardien
(South African Former International Cricketer)
Farhaan Behardien
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Birthdate: October 9, 1983
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

An aggressive batsman, South African cricketer Farhaan Behardien is also an occasional medium-pace bowler. In 2017, he was named his country’s domestic T20 player of the year. He has also captained his national team in T20 matches. Many liken him to legendary player Jonty Rhodes for his fielding skills.

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Lakshmipathy Balaji
(Indian Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Lakshmipathy Balaji
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Birthdate: September 27, 1981
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Salman Butt
(Former Pakistani Cricketer and Captain Who Played for Pakistan National Cricket Team Between 2003 and 2010)
Salman Butt
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Birthdate: October 7, 1984
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Initially a promising cricketer, Salman Butt served the Pakistani national team as a left-handed opening batsman and also led the Pakistan Test team as its captain. He was, however, involved in the 2010 Lord’s spot-fixing scandal, which led to a 10-year ban by the PCB and 30 months in a London jail.

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Peter Nevill
(Australian Former Cricketer)
Peter Nevill
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Birthdate: October 13, 1985
Birthplace: Hawthorn, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)