Can You Name These Famous Cricket Players?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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Cricket is a very old sport, tracing its history back to the 16th century and quite possibly from even long before then as well! While it was historically only confined to England (and maybe some minor instances in the rest of Europe) during this time, the subsequent expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being adopted in several other countries around the world. While the ICC (International Cricket Council) has over 100 members, only twelve of them are recognized as full members. These twelve teams are the ones that produced the best cricket players, as you will undoubtedly see from the names on this quiz!

Cricket is a complex sport, and any list of the best cricketers will always be filled with a wide variety of players. From the batsmen who send the balls flying and score the runs; to the bowlers who master speed and spin; or the all-rounders who are jack-of-all-trades, our famous cricket players quiz has it all! So, are you ready to get out there and hit every question for six? Then c'mon, get your bat and start swinging at our famous cricket players quiz!


Which famous cricketer is this?

Garfield Sobers is an all-rounder who played for the West Indies cricket team. He widely considered to be the greatest all-rounder in cricket and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 and named as one of the ten National Heroes of Barbados.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Kumar Sangakkara is a batsman and wicket keeper who played for the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all-time and is currently the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and the fifth-highest run scorer in Test cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Ian Botham is an all-rounder who played for the England cricket team. He is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in history and is currently a cricket commentator.

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Donald Bradman is a batsman who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is widely considered to be the greatest batsman of all time and his career Test batting average of 99.94 is often regarded by many to be the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

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Imran Khan is an all-rounder who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He led Pakistan to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010, and is currently a politician; leading the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and serving as a member of the National Assembly.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Javed Miandad is a batsman who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is widely hailed as one of the best batsman in cricket history and also as the greatest batsman from Pakistan.

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Brian Lara is a batsman who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is hailed as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and currently holds several records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 (the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history).

Which famous cricketer is this?

Jacques Kallis is an all-rounder who played for the South Africa national cricket team. He is regarded as one of cricket’s greatest all-rounders and was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Keith Miller is an all-rounder who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is widely regarded as Australia's greatest ever all-rounder; he earned the nickname “Nugget’, due to English journalist Ian Wooldridge calling him "the golden boy" of cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Herbert Sutcliffe is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He was the first cricketer to score 16 centuries in Test match cricket and his first-class career spanned the period between the two world wars.

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Muttiah Muralitharan is a bowler who played for the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He is widely regarded to be one of the greatest Test match bowlers in history and holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and one-day cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Adam Gilchrist is a wicket-keeper and batsman who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is widely regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper in the history of the game and held the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket until it was surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Viv Richards is a batsman who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and is the first cricketer in ODI history to achieve 20 Man of the Match awards.

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B.S. Chandrasekhar is a bowler who played for the India national cricket team. He is considered to be one of the best leg spinners of all time and won Wisden's award for "Best bowling performance of the century" for India.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Allan Border is a batsman who played for the Australia national cricket team. He previously held the record for Test runs (11,174) until it was surpassed by Brian Lara in 2005. He still holds the world record for the number of consecutive Test appearances, at 153.

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Frank Worrell is an all-rounder who played for the West Indies cricket team. He the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team and the first batsman to have two separate 500-run partnerships in first-class cricket.

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Chris Gayle is a batsman who plays for the West Indies cricket team. He is considered by many to be the greatest batsman in limited-overs cricket. Gayle holds several records and “firsts” in cricket, including being the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match and the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Wasim Akram is a bowling all-rounder who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest bowlers of all time and holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket; 881.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Sydney Barnes is an all-rounder who played for the England national cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever bowlers and is the quickest bowler to achieve 150 Test wickets.

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Shane Warne is a leg spin bowler who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is hailed as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game and previously held the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Courtney Walsh is a bowler who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is one of the greatest bowlers of all time and is remembered for his iconic and feared bowling partnership with his teammate Curtly Ambrose. He previously held the record of most Test wickets and was the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in Test cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Richard Hadlee is an all-rounder who played for the New Zealand cricket team. He is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders of all time and was knighted in 1990 for services to cricket.

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Wilfred Rhodes is an all-rounder who played for the England cricket team. He is the first Englishman to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in Test matches, and he holds the world record for the most appearances made in first-class cricket (1,110) and the most wickets taken (4,204).

Which famous cricketer is this?

Shiv Chanderpaul is a batsman who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is oftentimes referred to by critics as one of the “forgotten greats” of cricket. However, he is still currently in the top 10 run scorers of all time in Test cricket.

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Glenn McGrath is a bowler who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is considered to be one of the greatest bowlers of all time and quite possibly the most dangerous fast bowler as well.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Malcom Marshall is a bowler who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is commonly hailed as one of the finest and fastest pacemen ever to have played Test cricket. His bowling average of 20.94 is the best of anyone who has taken 200 or more wickets in Test cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Ricky Ponting is a batsman who played for the Australia national cricket team. He is often hailed as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket and is a two-time World Cup winning captain.

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Wally Hammond is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is considered by many to be the best English batsman of the 1930s and set numerous batting records during his career.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Dennis Compton is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is one of only twenty-five players to have scored over one hundred centuries in first-class cricket, was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009, and was even a footballer who played with the Premier League Team, Arsenal.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Sachin Tendulkar is a batsman who played for the India national cricket team. When talk of greatest batsmen comes up, Sachin Tendulkar is always mentioned. He is first batsman to score a double century in an ODI, the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket, and has the record for the most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Jack Hobbs is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is one of the greatest batsmen of all time and is also the leading run-scorer and century-maker in first-class cricket.

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George Headley is a batsman who played for the West Indies cricket team. He is considered to be not only one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played for the West Indies but also one of the greatest batsmen of all time as well.

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Geoff Boycott is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is remembered as one of England’s most skilled and controversial batsmen. Since the end of his cricket career, he has transitioned into becoming a cricket commentator.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Curtly Ambrose is a fast bowler who played for the West Indies cricket team. He was ranked, during his career, by the ICC Player Rankings as the best bowler in the world and is still considered today by many to be the greatest bowler of all time.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Frank Woolley is an all-rounder who played for the England cricket team. He is hailed as one of cricket's greatest-ever all-rounders and is the only player non-wicketkeeper to hold over 1,000 catches in a first-class career.

Which famous cricketer is this?

KS Ranjitsinhji is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and is remembered for his unorthodox batting style. Ranjitsinhji was also the ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar from 1907 to 1933.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Kapil Dev is a bowling all-rounder who played for the India national cricket team. He previously held world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket, captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.

Which famous cricketer is this?

Len Hutton is a batsman who played for the England cricket team. He is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game and in his sixth Test appearance he set a record for highest individual innings, scoring 364 runs against Australia – this record has since been broken internationally but still stands as an England Test record.

Which famous cricketer is this?

WG Grace is an all-rounder who played for the England cricket team. He is considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders of all time and is also simultaneously praised for his importance in the evolution of cricket.

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Sunil Gavaskar is a batsman who played for the India national cricket team. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost twenty years before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar. He is often cited as the greatest opening batsmen in the history of cricket.

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