Famous cricket players
Sir Donald Bradman
He invented a
way to entertain himself by coming up with a solo cricket game where he used a
golf ball and a stump. His solo game became one that would help him develop in
ways that he never recognized until later on with the stump and ball practice
perfecting his speed. At the age of twelve, Donald Bradman
would cross over a phenomenal milestone when he reached his first century and
scored over one hundred runs while playing cricket for
Donald Bradman would realize many career successes and easily gained the notoriety as one of the most prominent sports figures in Australian history. His career records includes a 99.94 test batting average and he is said to be one of the best if not the best, statistics in major sports.
Donald Bradman was a sports leader needed during the Great Depression His fan base never faltered and his fans followed him throughout a twenty-year career. He wasnít always polite to the media and he was often viewed as controversial because of rocky relationships that ranged from teammates to the journalists who reported on his games.
A superstar in his own right, Donald Bradman married in 1932. At his wedding, uninvited guests looked on as they waited to see the great Donald Bradman marry. His honeymoon would be spent on a tour filled with cricket-playing opportunities.
In 1940, Bradman joined the Royal Australian Air Force. He would later be transferred to the Army and placed on lighter duty but it would soon be discovered that Bradman had poor eyesight and suffered from chronic pain, now widely accepted and recognized as fibromyalgia.
Donald Bradman would go on to tackle administrative positions within the game he adored as well as write passionately about it. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest batsman of all time.
John Berry 'Jack'
Sydney Francis Barnes
Was one of
the finest bowlers in cricket history. In 27 test
matches he took a phenomenal 189 wickets at an average of 16.43 runs per
wicket. He bowled at varying speeds, between Fast and Slow Medium and could
impart Leg spin or Off spin on the cricket ball to
achieve a prodigious amount of turn off the pitch at any pace. He is also the
only cricketer to be selected to play for
Francis Barnes was born on the 19 April 1873 in
Was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler of
Malcolm Marshall has played in the World Cup thrice in 1983, 1987 and 1992. In 11 World Cup matches, Marshall has scored only 40 runs with the highest 18 runs. He has taken 14 wickets in the tournament, 3 wickets for 28 runs being his best bowling figure.
Other famous players: Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Curtly Ambrose, Allan Border, Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ricky Ponting, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Courtney Walsh, Mark Waugh, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Graham Gooch, Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Hayden, Merv Hughes, Aravinda de Silva, Adam Gilchrist, David Boon, Martin Crowe, Stephen Fleming, Brett Lee, Darren Lehmann, Steve Waugh, Jacques Kallis, Mohammad Yousuf , Shoaib Akhtar, Kevin Pietersen, Tim May, Robin Smith, Allan Donald, Bruce Reid, Michael Vaughan, Andy Flower, Stephen Harmison, Sanath Jayasuriya, Stuart MacGill, Kapil Dev , Justin Langer, Ravi Shastri, Michael Atherton, Alec Stewart, Waqar Younis, Dilip Vengsarkar, Chris Cairns, Brian McMillan.
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