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Famous Cricketers in History (Part 14)

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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,916

  • 1958-04-22 Ashraf Ali, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests, 22 dismissals; 16 ODIs), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1958-05-21 Monte Lynch, Guyanese-born English cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player), born in Plaisance, British Guiana
  • 1958-06-04 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • 1958-07-06 Mark Benson, English cricketer (played Test England v India 1986, 30 & 21), born in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
  • 1958-08-02 Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's), born in Hyderabad, India
  • 1958-08-10 Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper (mid-80's)
  • 1958-10-25 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1958-11-21 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
  • 1958-11-23 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
  • 1958-12-19 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • 1958-12-31 Geoff Marsh, Australian cricket batsman (50 Tests, 4 x 100s; 117 ODIs, 9 x 100s), born in Northam, Australia
  • 1959-01-02 Kirti Azad, Indian cricket all-rounder (7 Tests; 25 ODIs) and politician, born in Darbhanga, India

Person of interestKapil Dev

1959-01-06 Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982), born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1959-01-14 Paul Terry, English cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984), born in Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1959-02-15 Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, Australian cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut), born in Marrickville, Sydney
  • 1959-04-02 Ken Macleay, Australian cricket fast bowler (16 ODIs, 15 wickets; Western Australia), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England
  • 1959-04-08 Franklyn Stephenson, Barbados born cricketer (great all-rounder), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1959-04-22 Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lankan cricket batsman and captain (21 Tests, 1 x 100, 7 x 50; 63 ODIs) and ICC match referee (77 Tests, 169 ODIs), born in Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 1959-05-09 Andrew Jones, New Zealand cricket batsman (39 Tests @ 44.27, 87 ODIs), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1959-05-09 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • 1959-05-18 Graham Dilley, English cricketer (wicket-taker of 80's)
  • 1959-06-12 Jalal-ud-din, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani paceman, ODI hat-trick v Aust 1982), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1959-07-05 Tim Shaw, South African cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991), born in Empangeni, South Africa
  • 1959-07-06 Tahir Naqqash, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1982-85), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1959-07-27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1959-08-07 Ali Shah, Zimbabwean cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1959-08-13 Bruce French, English cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88), born in Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959-08-24 Adrian Kuiper, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • 1959-09-25 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricket batsman and coach (2 Tests, 39 ODIs), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1959-12-07 Salim Yousuf, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1959-12-12 Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Indian cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener), born in Madras, India
  • 1959-12-15 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • 1959-12-15 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
  • 1960-01-02 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)
  • 1960-01-15 Tim Curtis, English cricketer (batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89), born in Chislehurst, United Kingdom
  • 1960-01-23 Greg Ritchie, Australian cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote), born in Stanthorpe, Queensland
  • 1960-02-18 Roger Wijesuriya, Sri Lankan cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1960-02-25 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie batsman, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • 1960-03-12 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
  • 1960-04-14 Pat Symcox, cricketer (South African off-spinner 1993- )
  • 1960-05-02 Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • 1960-05-04 Martyn Moxon, English cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89), born in Stairfoot, Barnsley, Yorkshire
  • 1960-05-09 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)
  • 1960-05-10 Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • 1960-05-14 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 1960-06-03 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • 1960-07-17 Kim Barnett, English cricketer (England batsman & occasional leggie 1988-89), born in Leek, United Kingdom
  • 1960-08-03 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spin bowler (5 Tests, 10 wickets; 11 ODIs), born in Kanpur, India
  • 1960-09-28 Gus Logie, cricketer (WI batsman 1983-91, great fielder)
  • 1960-10-17 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • 1960-11-23 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • 1960-12-12 Amal Silva, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1960-12-29 Dave Gilbert, Australian cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86), born in Darlinghurst, Australia
  • 1960-12-29 David Boon, Australian Cricket Batsman (107 Tests, 7,422 runs @ 43.65; 21 x 100s; 181 ODIs), born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1961-01-08 Shoaib Mohammad, Pakistani cricket batsman (45 Tests @ 44.34; 7 x 100; 63 ODIs; son of Hanif Mohammad), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1961-01-30 Ranjit Madurasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92), born in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
  • 1961-02-10 David Ward, British cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman), born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • 1961-03-18 Kevan James, English cricket all-rounder (4 wickets/4 balls + 103 Hampshire v India 1996), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1961-03-24 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), born in Coburg, Australia (d. 2020)
  • 1961-04-17 Norman Cowans, Jamaican cricketer (England fast bowler in 19 Tests 1982-85), born in St. Mary, Jamaica
  • 1961-05-08 Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • 1961-06-03 Kevin Arnott, cricketer (Zimbabwe batsman, 101* v NZ 1992)
  • 1961-06-12 Rod Latham, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1961-06-16 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • 1961-08-01 Mike Watkinson, English cricketer (England off-spinner all-rounder v WI 1995), born in Westhoughton, Lancashire
  • 1961-08-05 Athula Samarasekera, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach (Sri Lankan batsman), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • 1961-08-12 Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1961-08-13 Neil Mallender, English cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992), born in Kirk Sandall, Yorkshire
  • 1961-08-21 V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian cricketer, born in Chennai, India
  • 1961-09-04 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1961-09-25 Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie), born in Armadale, Australia
  • 1961-09-30 Chandrakant Pandit, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (late 80's)
  • 1961-10-01 Corrie van Zyl, South African cricket all-rounder, coach, administrator (RSA coach 2010-11), born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
  • 1961-10-18 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • 1961-10-22 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • 1961-11-23 Merv Hughes, Australian cricket fast bowler (53 Tests, 212 wickets; 33 ODIs), born in Euroa, Australia
  • 1961-12-18 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • 1961-12-21 Trevor Bayliss, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman) and coach (England), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • 1962-01-05 Brendon Kuruppu, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1962-01-12 Richie Richardson, West Indies cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95), born in Five Islands Village, Antigua and Barbuda
  • 1962-01-26 Roshan Guneratne, Sri Lankan cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka (d. 2005)
  • 1962-01-26 Tim May, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95), born in North Adelaide, Australia
  • 1962-02-07 Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • 1962-02-17 Tony Blain, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
  • 1962-03-18 Trevor Franklin, cricketer (opened for NZ mid-80's)
  • 1962-05-06 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • 1962-05-16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • 1962-05-25 Zulqarnain, Pakistani cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1962-05-27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • 1962-08-05 Richard De Groen, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium pacer), born in Otorohonga, New Zealand
  • 1962-08-11 Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980's)
  • 1962-08-14 Rameez Raja, Pakistani cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman), born in Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 1962-08-25 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1962-09-04 Kiran More, Indian cricketer, born in Vadodara, India

Person of interestMartin Crowe

1962-09-22 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, born in Auckland (d. 2016)

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1962-09-25 Rajiv Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87), born in Bombay, India
  • 1962-09-27 Gavin Larsen, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (8 Tests, 24 wickets; 121 ODIs, 113 wickets; chairman selectors), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1962-10-11 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • 1962-10-12 Dammika Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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