Virat Kohli became Wisden’s Leading International Cricketer for the second year in a row. © BCCI In a year India topped the Test and 50-over rankings, Virat Kohli was the most prominent player across the formats – and seventh in the Forbes list of sporting brands, ahead even of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (/ˌsətʃɪn tɛnˈduːlkər/ ( listen); Hindi/Marathi: सचिन तेंडुलकर; born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and a former captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The highest run scorer of all time in Tests and ODIs, Tendulkar took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 ...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( pronunciation (help · info); commonly known as MS Dhoni; born 7 July 1981) is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.
Don Bradman. Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.
Lara was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World awards in 1994 and 1995 and is also one of only three cricketers to receive the prestigious BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, the other two being Sir Garfield Sobers and Shane Warne. Brian Lara was appointed honorary member of the Order of Australia on 27 November 2009.
Shane Warne. Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a former Australian international cricketer, and a former ODI captain. Widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, Warne was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Sangakkara has regularly featured in the World Test XI and World ODI XI, appearing six times and three times in them, respectively. He was selected as Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2015 edition of Wisden. He was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2011 and 2015.
Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Gayle captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in limited-overs cricket, also regarded as the best T20 batsman ever.
Jacques Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a former South African cricketer, and, a former Test and ODI captain. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and one of the game's greatest all-rounders.
Virender Sehwag pronunciation (help · info) (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer. Widely regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen of all time, Sehwag played as an aggressive right-handed opening batsman and also bowled part-time right-arm off-spin.
Gilchrist has not only left his mark on Australian cricket but the whole cricketing world. In 2010, Gilchrist was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to cricket and the community. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2012.
David Andrew Warner (born 27 October 1986) is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team. An explosive left-handed opening batsman, Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.
Glenn Donald McGrath AM (/ m ə ˈ ɡ r ɑː /; born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricketing history, and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the mid 2000s.
Rohit Sharma eventually made his mark on the international stage on 20 September 2007, when he led India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50 (which came off 40 deliveries) against South Africa in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. The win reserved India a berth in the semifinals of the tournament.
Kapil Dev Nikhanj ( pronunciation (help · info); born 6 January 1959), better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE (born 24 November 1955) is an English former cricketer and current cricket commentator. Widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history, Botham represented England in both Test and One-Day International cricket.
Hashim Amla & Faf du Plessis hold the highest partnership for South Africa (247 runs), set against Ireland in the 24th match of World Cup Cricket on 3 March 2015 at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Amla made his career best of 159 in that match and South Africa became the first team to make back to back scores over 400 in ODIs, setting a total of 411/5.
Steve Smith made his international cricket debut in a T20 international match playing as a leg spinner against Pakistan at Melbourne in February 2010. The same month, he made his one-day international debut against the West Indies also at Melbourne, playing in the fifth match of the series.
Sourav Ganguly is one of the four members of the Indian Premier League's Governing Council, responsible for all the functions of the tournament. He was appointed by Supreme Court in January 2016. He is also a member of Technical Committee, Indian Premier League. Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother, Snehasish.
Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO (born 2 June 1965) is a former Australian international cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler. In December 2017 his son Austin Waugh was named in Australia’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Shane Watson at the 2015 Cricket World Cup Before the 3rd Test against India in March 2013, the team management of Michael Clarke, who was also a selector at the time, and coach Mickey Arthur, dropped four players from the 3rd test, which included vice-captain Shane Watson, along with James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja for failing to make a presentation on team performance.
Sir John Berry Hobbs (16 December 1882 – 21 December 1963), always known as Jack Hobbs, was an English professional cricketer who played for Surrey from 1905 to 1934 and for England in 61 Test matches between 1908 and 1930. Known as "The Master", he is regarded by critics as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981) is a former Australian international cricketer. He led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph, when his team were victorious in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the MCG. He is the first cap for Australia in Twenty20 Internationals.
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) June 29, 2017 Unsurprisingly, his tweet got plenty of angry responses from people who found it patronising. Australian cricketer Jess Jonassen said it was a “little bit offensive and misguided”, and wondered what T20 cricket was for.
Kevin Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980) is a former English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who played for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League until the end of BBL|07 (seventh season), the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League as well as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge.
Miandad is one of two cricketers (the other is Sachin Tendulkar) to appear in Six World Cup competitions. In 1982, Wisden named him as one of the cricketers of the year. Javed Miandad scored 1083 runs in 33 matches at 6 World Cup tournaments. He was also declared the 44th best Cricketer of all time in ESPN Legend of Cricket.
Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955) is a former Australian international cricketer. A batsman, Border was for many years the captain of the Australian team. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh.
In the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Root scored five against Australia. 46 (out of England's total of 123) versus New Zealand, a single against Scotland He made 121 against Sri Lanka and in doing so became the youngest English player to score a century at a World Cup.
Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM (born 29 October 1971) is a former Australian international cricketer. His career spanned fifteen years. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score quickly at both Test and one day levels.
Jayasuriya was an all-rounder, who had an international cricket career that spread over two decades, He is the only player to score over 12,000 runs and capture more than 300 wickets in One Day International cricket, and hence regarded as one of the best all rounders in the history of limited-overs cricket.
Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later. Born in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Kumble developed an early interest in cricket as he grew up watching players like B. S. Chandrasekhar before becoming a full-fledged cricketer.
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is an Indian international cricketer who is the number-one ranked Test bowler in the ICC Player Rankings. He is an all-rounder, who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
Gregory Stephen Chappell MBE (born 7 August 1948) is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI). The second of three brothers to play Test cricket, Chappell was the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time who allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration.