Cricket in History (Part 18)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,010

  • 1970-05-08 Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty batsman)
  • 1970-05-25 Robert Croft, Welsh cricket spin bowler, broadcaster (England 21 Tests, 49 wickets; Sky Sports), born in Morriston, Swansea
  • 1970-06-13 Chris Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (son of Lance, NZ all-rounder), born in Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
  • 1970-06-13 Shaun Young, Australian cricketer (Tasmanian all-rounder, Young Aust 1995), born in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
  • 1970-06-28 Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1970-07-07 Min Patel, Indian-born English cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1970-07-11 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • 1970-07-26 Phil Alley, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler), born in Orange, New South Wales
  • 1970-07-28 Paul Strang, Zimbabwe cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner), born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia
  • 1970-07-29 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • 1970-08-02 Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92), born in Haynesville, Barbados
  • 1970-08-04 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • 1970-08-10 Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • 1970-08-26 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
  • 1970-08-27 Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • 1970-08-27 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • 1970-08-27 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1970-08-31 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • 1970-09-05 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1970-10-17 Anil Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg-spinner since 1990)
  • 1970-10-19 Chamara Dunusinghe, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lanka 1995)
  • 1970-10-20 Shane George, cricketer (S Australian fast bowler, Shield debut at 17)
  • 1970-11-01 Sherwin Campbell, West Indian cricket batsman (52 Tests, top score 208; 90 ODIs), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
  • 1970-11-19 Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab & Indian ODI batsman)
  • 1970-11-21 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • 1970-11-22 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1970-12-07 Courtney Browne, Barbadian cricketer (West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995), born in Lambeth, London
  • 1970-12-13 Basit Ali, Pakistani cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-), born in Karachi, Sindh
  • 1970-12-20 Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1971-01-02 Aamer Nazir, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 20 wickets; 9 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971-01-04 Richard Chee Quee, Australian-Chinese cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry), born in Camperdown, Australia
  • 1971-01-23 Adam Parore, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ, 1st Maori Test centurion), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-02-01 Ajay Jadeja, Indian cricket batsman (15 Tests; 196 ODIs, 6 x 100), born in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
  • 1971-02-06 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • 1971-02-23 Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer, born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1971-03-01 Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • 1971-03-13 Robert Samuels, West Indian cricketer (West Indies Test opening batsman v NZ 1996), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1971-03-25 Aashish Kapoor, cricketer (Indian off-spin batsman 1994- )
  • 1971-04-24 Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan off-spinner), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1971-06-15 Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
  • 1971-06-18 Blair Pocock, cricketer (New Zealand opening batsman 1993)
  • 1971-06-25 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1971-07-20 Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
  • 1971-07-26 Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1971-08-06 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
  • 1971-08-07 Dominic Cork, British cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995), born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • 1971-08-14 Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • 1971-09-05 Adam Hollioake, England cricketer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1971-09-06 Devang Gandhi, Indian cricketer, born in Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • 1971-09-21 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1971-09-26 Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados
  • 1971-09-28 Matthew Elliott, cricketer (Australian Test opening batsman v WI 1996)
  • 1971-10-16 David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)
  • 1971-10-21 Damien Martyn, cricketer (WA & Australian middle-order batsman)
  • 1971-10-26 Ronnie Irani, English cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996), born in Leigh, Lancashire, England
  • 1971-10-29 Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • 1971-10-29 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
  • 1971-11-12 Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993), born in Daska, Pakistan
  • 1971-11-13 Matthew Minagall, cricketer (S Australian lefty wrist-spinner 1991-95)
  • 1971-11-14 Adam Gilchrist, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 416 dismissals, 47.6 batting average; first player 100 sixes in Tests) and broadcaster (FoxSports), born in Bellingen, Australia
  • 1971-11-16 Waqar Younis, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani fast/swing bowler)
  • 1971-11-19 Adrian Griffith, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman), born in Saint James, Barbados
  • 1971-11-20 Dion Nash, New Zealand cricketer (NZ right-arm medium-pacer 1992- ), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1971-11-30 Heath Davis, New Zealand cricket bowler (NZ open v England 1994), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1971-12-10 Manjula Munasinghe, Sri Lankan-Australian cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • 1971-12-26 Mark Lathwell, English cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993), born in Bletchley, United Kingdom
  • 1972-01-18 Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1972-01-29 Simon Cook, English cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96), born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1972-02-01 Franklyn Rose, West Indian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, 53 wickets; 27 ODIs), born in Chalky Hill, Saint Ann, Jamaica
  • 1972-02-07 Aftab Habib, cricketer (Leicestershire right handed batsman 1996)
  • 1972-02-08 Adrian Rollins, cricketer (Derbyshire batsman, bro of Robert of Essex)
  • 1972-02-10 Michael Kasprowicz, Australian cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1972-02-12 Dulip Samaraweera, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1972-04-17 Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner), born in Kandy, Ceylon
  • 1972-05-10 Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
  • 1972-05-16 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
  • 1972-06-03 Robert Kennedy, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (NZ 4 Tests), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • 1972-06-06 Dulip Liyanage, Sri Lankan cricketer (right armed fast-medium Test bowler)
  • 1972-06-09 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )
  • 1972-06-20 Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)
  • 1972-07-08 Saurav Ganguly, Indian cricketer (centuries in 1st two Tests for India 1996), born in Behala, Kolkata
  • 1972-07-25 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1972-08-05 Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • 1972-08-12 Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
  • 1972-08-17 Habibul Bashar, Bangladeshi cricketer (Captain of national side), born in Nagakanda, Bangladesh
  • 1972-09-26 Mark Haslam, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand slow left-armer 1992), born in Bury, United Kingdom
  • 1972-09-27 Malachy Loye, cricketer (Northamptonshire & England "A" batsman)
  • 1972-10-11 Troy Corbett, Australian cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95), born in Ouyen, Australia
  • 1972-11-18 Jason Arnberger, cricketer (NSW opening batsman 1994-95 -)
  • 1972-11-22 Mavan Atapattu, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1973-01-06 Sairaj Bahatule, Indian cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder), born in Mumbai, India

Person of interestRahul Dravid

1973-01-11 Rahul Dravid, Indian cricket batsman and captain (164 Tests, 13,288 runs @ 52.31, 36 x 100s; 344 ODIs), born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid
  • 1973-02-06 Lulama Masikazana, South African cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • 1973-03-20 Nico Boje, cricketer (South African ODI left-arm spinner 1996)
  • 1973-03-28 Andrew Whittall, cricketer (cousin of Guy Zimbabwe off-spinner 1996)
  • 1973-04-01 Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket batsman and captain (111 Tests; 7,172 @ 40.06; 280 ODIs), born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

1973-04-24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricket batsman and captain (200 Tests, 15,921 runs @ 53.78, 51 x 100s; highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, India

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1973-06-02 Jayantha Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test left-arm spinner 1995)
  • 1973-06-06 Ashfaq Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan pace bowler 1993-)
  • 1973-06-14 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)

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