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    Kabir Khan

    • Current Team: Afghan cricket team
    Mohammad Kabir Khan (Pashto: محمد کبير خان; born April 12, 1974) is a Pakistani cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who played for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was the coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team, before resiging his post citing interference with the Afghanistan board management. on December 31, 2011 he was again appointed coach of Afghanistan national cricket team for a period of 3 Years. He is the key person to take Afghanistan to 2010 ICC World Twenty20 and 2012 ICC World Twenty20. A seam bowler with considerable pace, Khan first played on the Sri Lankan tour of 1994–95, and made sporadic one-day appearances for the next six years. However, he never established a long-term role in the side, having only participated in ten One Day International, finding it tough to break into a Pakistan side sporting both Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. This was despite a respectable bowling average of just over 25. Khan ended up playing 5 Test matches and 10 One Day Internationals for Pakistan. He still plays league cricket in the United Kingdom, currently for Stirling County Cricket Club in Scotland as the club's
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    Denis Aberhart

    Denis Charles Aberhart (born March 23, 1953 in Motueka) is a former New Zealand first class cricketer who played for Canterbury and Central Districts between 1976/77 and 1983/84. He later became coach of Canterbury during the 1990s before being appointed coach of New Zealand in 2001, replacing David Trist. Now he is a school principal of Our Lady of Fatima in Christchurch Aberhart also played for Marlborough in the Hawke Cup.
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    Andy Sandham

    Andy Sandham

    Andrew Sandham (6 July 1890 in Streatham, London – 20 April 1982 in Westminster, London) was an English cricketer, a right-handed batsman who played 14 Test matches between 1921 and 1930. He scored over 40,000 first-class runs, but bowled only very rarely; he took just 18 wickets in his career. Sandham made his Surrey debut in 1911, and was capped in 1913. In his 26 years at the county Sandham formed a formidable opening partnership with Jack Hobbs, and the two put on a hundred for the first wicket on 66 occasions, the highest of these the 428 they accumulated against Oxford University in 1926. He passed 2,000 runs in eight seasons, and during the middle part of his career between 1924 and 1931 averaged above 50 in all but two years. He scored an unbeaten 292 against Northants, being denied his triple century only by Percy Fender's declaration, and still holds three record Surrey partnerships, including the 173 he put on with Andy Ducat for the 10th wicket at Leyton after suffering a bout of food poisoning. Sandham made his England debut in 1921 against Australia, inching his way to 21 in 81 minutes before being bowled by a 'snorter' from Ted McDonald. He went to South Africa in
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    Steve Rixon

    Stephen John Rixon (born 25 February 1954, Albury, New South Wales) is the newly appointed Australian cricket fielding coach. He played in 13 Tests and 6 One Day Internationals between 1977 and 1985. He came into the Australian side as wicket-keeper in 1977–78 after Rodney Marsh joined World Series Cricket, losing his place on Marsh's return. In 1984–85 he came back in when Marsh retired and Wayne Phillips was injured. In 1985–86 Rixon joined the rebel tour of South Africa, but on his return was unable to rejoin the national team. Since retiring from playing, he has been the coach of the New Zealand cricket team, New South Wales, Surrey, Hyderabad Heroes of the Indian Cricket League and currently, The Scots College, Sydney. He is currently coaching the Chennai Super Kings, the IPL Champions of 2010 season as a Fielding coach for the team's youngsters for IPL 2011 season . It was also reported that Rixon was interested in taking over the head coaching job of the Australian cricket team when John Buchanan left at the end of the 2006/07 Ashes series. He was not appointed and instead Tim Nielsen took over. On 28 June 2011 he was appointed the new Fielding Coach of the Australian
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    Terry Oliver

    Terrence Glenn Oliver (born 16 May 1963 in Maryborough) is an Australian cricket coach. Before becoming a coach, Oliver had represented Queensland Country at the National Country Championships on 5 occasions. He was part of the Australia Country team in 1989-90 and 1992-93. His first post playing role was as Queensland's Cricket Development Officer for Central Queensland. In the 1997-98 season he coached the Queensland Country team in the National Championships and did so until 2000 when he was appointed coach of the Australia Country team. After moving to Brisbane in 2000 he became assistant coach of the Queensland Bulls, behind Bennett King. He became coach of Queensland in 2002, leading them to victory in the 2005-06 Pura Cup after being runners up the previous 3 seasons.
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    Giles White

    • Current Team: Hampshire County Cricket Club
    Giles William White (born March 23, 1972), is a former English cricketer and now cricket coach of Hampshire County Cricket Club. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-handed leg-break bowler, as well as being an occasional wicketkeeper. He started his first-class career at Somerset, however, he is more noted for his career at Hampshire, where he played for eight years. Though he started his career as early as 1989 with Devon, where he played in the Minor Counties Championship, even making a Finals appearance in his final year for the county in 1992, and making his first-class debut against the touring Sri Lankans in 1991, which the tourists won despite a double century from Jimmy Cook. His first foray into the County Championship came in 1994, where he played for Hampshire until 2002, even sticking with the team beyond their year-long excursion into the Second Division in 2001. Having played extensively through the beginning of the 2002 season, White didn't play a single game from August onwards, choosing to hang up his gloves, and leaving the team along with Jason Laney, James Schofield and Irfan Shah.
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    Tim Nielsen

    Tim Nielsen

    Timothy John Nielsen (born 5 May 1968 in London, England) is a former South Australia state cricketer and formerly the head coach of the Australian cricket team. Nielsen played 101 first-class matches for his state between 1990–91 and 1998–99. Tim Nielsen was confirmed as John Buchanan's replacement as the coach of Australia on 5 February 2007. Nielsen, who became the hot favourite when Tom Moody withdrew from contention, took over the role after the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. Like Buchanan, Nielsen played first-class cricket in Australia but never reached international level. He played the last of his 101 games a wicketkeeper-batsman for South Australia in 1999 before he moved into coaching, first with the Redbacks and then as an assistant to Buchanan with the national team. Nielsen, 42, is the former head coach at the Commonwealth Bank Centre for Excellence in Brisbane, where he worked with a number of the new crop of players looking to make their way into the Australia team. Prior to becoming coach, Nielsen said it would be a huge challenge to fill the holes left by the retirements of champions like Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath but he believed Australia could remain the
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    Troy Cooley

    Troy James Cooley (born 9 December 1965 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia) is a former first-class cricketer for the Tasmanian Tigers, and was bowling coach for the England cricket team for several years before returning to Australia in 2006. Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Cooley played 33 first-class games and three one-day games for the Australian state. With the bat he scored 291 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 9.38 with a top score of 32 not out. In one-day domestic cricket with the bat he never had to bat in his 3 matches that he played. With the ball in first-class cricket he took 54 wickets at 61.35 with a best of 4/41 and in one-day domestic cricket with the ball he took 4 wickets at an average of 21.25 with a best of 2/16. He took up coaching for the Tasmanian Tigers as at one time or another an assistant coach to the state team, the state's junior development officer, fitness advisor, pace bowling coach and under-17 coach. As the bowling coach for the England national team, he was considered instrumental in helping players such as Andrew Flintoff, Steve Harmison, Simon Jones, Matthew Hoggard and James Anderson amongst others improve their bowling, though the
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    John Inverarity

    John Inverarity

    Robert John Inverarity (born 31 January 1944, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia) is a former Test and first-class cricketer. A right-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spin bowler in his playing career, Inverarity was also one of the enduring captains in the Australian Sheffield Shield during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He played in six Tests between 1968 and 1972 and played first class cricket for Western Australia, South Australia and Australia over a period of twenty-three years between 1962 and 1985. As a state player, he captained Western Australia to Sheffield Shield glory four times in five years. When his teaching career took him to Adelaide his new team of South Australia went on to win the Shield in 1981–82. Batting at the Adelaide Oval he was involved in one of the most unusual "dismissals" in cricket history. After being clean-bowled for a duck by Greg Chappell - the ball deviating in mid-air - he was recalled to bat by umpire Colin Egar who signalled dead-ball, literally; the ball had deflected off a now-deceased unlucky local sparrow. After retiring from cricket in 1985 (aged 41) he continued teaching, before going into coaching on the English county scene with
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    Desmond Haynes

    Desmond Haynes

    Desmond Leo Haynes (born 15 February 1956) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1991. Haynes formed a formidable partnership with Gordon Greenidge for the West Indies cricket team in Test cricket during 1980s. Between them they managed 16 century stands, four in excess of 200. The pair made 6482 runs while batting together in partnerships, the second highest total for a batting partnership in Test cricket history. Haynes favoured a more measured approach to batting. He compiled 7487 runs in 116 Test matches at an average of 42.29, his highest Test innings coming against England in 1984 with 184 off 395 balls. He is one of the few Test batsman to have been dismissed handled the ball, falling in this fashion against India on 3 March 1978. He first made his name on the international scene with 148 against Australia at Antigua in a One-Day International against Australia and until recently Haynes held a number of ODI records, including most runs and most centuries. He played in the World Cup of 1979, won by the West Indies, and returned to the competition in 1983, 1987 and 1992. In the 25 World Cup matches, Haynes scored 854 runs at
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    Paul Grayson

    Paul Grayson

    • Current Team: Essex County Cricket Club
    Adrian Paul Grayson (born 31 March 1971) is a former English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Yorkshire and Essex. Grayson made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 1990 where he played for five years. Having been released in 1995, he joined Essex and was awarded his county cap in his first season, 1996. Grayson played for England in one day internationals in 2000, at the ICC knock out Competition. He was out for a golden duck, and his five overs went for 20 runs. He played his second ODI a year later, having been chosen for the squad to tour Zimbabwe. Grayson retired from first-class cricket at the end of 2005, having scored 8,655 runs at 31.70, and taken 136 wickets at 44.39. In July 2007, he became the head coach at Essex, having previously played for, and coached, their second XI. The Cricketers' Who's Who 2011 stated "Grayson is a progressive coach with sound, modern methods to dealing with todays players. Approachable, reasonable, and quietly authoritative, his coaching style leans on his experiences as a Yorkshire player, and latterly as a canny left-arm spinping allrounder with the county he now coaches". He often talks on BBC Radio Essex during County
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    Ottis Gibson

    • Current Team: West Indian cricket team
    Ottis Delroy Gibson (born 16 March 1969) is a cricket coach and former player from Barbados. A pace bowler and exploiter of the older cricket ball for the West Indies, Gibson is now head coach for the West Indies. He previously worked as bowling coach for England. Gibson made two Test appearances for the West Indies. In his first outing against England in 1995, he picked up the wickets of Alec Stewart and Darren Gough in the first innings, finishing with figures of 2-81, but was less successful in the second with 0-51. With the bat he made 29 and 14, as the West Indies slumped to a 72 run defeat. His second appearance came in 1999 against South Africa. He took the wicket of Jacques Kallis in the first innings to end with 1-92, but in the second innings, again finished with 0-51. He made his highest Test score of 37 during his first knock, and made 13 before being run out in his second. South Africa eventually won by 149 runs. Perhaps unfairly, Gibson was seen primarily as a one-day specialist - "his hard-hitting late middle-order batting was particularly effective in the closing overs of the innings." He played in 15 One Day Internationals, top scoring with 52 against Australia and
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    Ted Hayes

    Ted Hayes

    Theodore "Ted" Hayes, Jr. is an American advocate for the homeless and an activist. Hayes' activism began in January 1985, when Justiceville, a community of homeless people in Los Angeles, was founded. It survived for five months, until authorities moved to shut down the shantytown. When they did, Hayes entered 35-day fast in protest. In 1987, with producer Tom Bolema and the Butchers, he recorded "Ted's Rap: Justiceville" about the bulldozing of the encampment. In 1993 he founded Dome Village, a Los Angeles homeless facility consisting of geodesic domes designed by architect Craig Chamberlain and funded by ARCO. During the same year, he ran for mayor of Los Angeles during the primary election, receiving 0.63% of the vote. In the mid-1990s, he organized a youth- and homeless cricket team, now called the Compton Cricket Club, that toured Ireland and England and inspired an opera. He has served as president of the Los Angeles Social Cricket Alliance. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Hayes, who was leading a contingent of homelessness activists, was shot with a rubber bullet by police. In 2001 he ran unsuccessfully for the Los Angeles City Council seat of the 9th district,
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    Aftab Habib

    Aftab Habib

    Aftab Habib (born 7 February 1972 in Reading, Berkshire) is an English cricketer. He has been appointed the coach of Afghanistan national cricket team on September 2011, combined with the role of player coach at Chesham CC in the Thames Valley Cricket League Division 2B during the English Summer. He is a stylish batsman, but his bowling is almost non-existent. Habib made his first-class debut in 1992, playing once for Middlesex, but was quickly let go and it was 1995 before he played another first-class game, for his new county, Leicestershire. Although he made 174 not out against Oxford University that year it was 1996 before Habib established himself in the first team. He played a few games for New Zealand side Canterbury in the 1997/98 Shell Cup one-day competition, but made only 83 runs in his five innings. He averaged 56 in 1998 and was chosen by England the following year, but was quickly found out by the New Zealand bowlers and dropped after two Tests. He did, however, have the consolation of passing 1000 runs for the first time that season. After the 2001 season Habib left for Essex, but had an indifferent three seasons with the club and was released. He struggled to find
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    Madan Lal

    Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma  pronunciation (help·info) (Punjabi ਮਦਨ ਲਾਲ, Hindi मदन लाल and Urdu مدن لال ادی رام شرما ) (born March 20, 1951, Amritsar, Punjab, India) is a former Indian cricketer (1974–1987) and Indian national cricket coach born in a Brahmin family. He currently coaches Delhi Giants in the Indian Cricket League. Madan Lal enjoyed outstanding all-round success at first-class level scoring 10,204 runs (av 42.87), including 22 hundreds, also capturing 625 wickets (av 25.50). He played 39 Test matches for India, scoring 1,042 runs at an average of 22.65, taking 71 wickets at 40.08 and holding 15 catches. He was a fairly competent lower order batsman, often extricating the Indian team from tricky situations which earned him the nickname, Maddat Lal by grateful Indian fans. Madan Lal bowled the first ball to Dennis Amiss of England in the 1975 World Cup He made 67 One Day Internationals appearances and was also a member of the 1983 World Cup final winning team. Madan Lal played for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy between 1968 and 1972 and Delhi between 1972 and 1989. His son Kunal Lal plays in the ICL for the Ahmedabad Rockets. In his retirement, Madan Lal has been actively
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    Kevin Curran

    Kevin Malcolm Curran (7 September 1959 – 10 October 2012) was a Zimbabwean international cricketer. Born in Rusape, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, he played in both the 1983 Cricket World Cup and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He was also a Zimbabwean cricket coach from August 2005 to September 2007. At the time of his death, he was head of the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy. A genuine all-rounder, Curran was a right arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed middle order batsman. He was a regular in English county cricket (Northamptonshire) in the 1980s, and passed 1000 runs in a season five times. He also played in South Africa for both Boland and Natal. Curran collapsed while jogging in Mutare and died shortly thereafter on 10 October 2012, aged 53. "We are still in shock, Kevin was the epitome of health and we have yet to make sense of this tragic loss ... KC's past and continued contribution to the game of cricket is unquestionable and dates as far back as his playing days up until the phenomenal work he had been doing at Mash Eagles. The cricket fraternity has been dealt a great blow." "Just heard the terrible news of Kevin Curran's passing. Rest In Peace KC!! Condolences to the
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    Darren Berry

    • Current Team: Southern Redbacks
    Darren Shane Berry (born 10 December 1969) is a former Australian cricketer who was known for his sharp skills as a wicketkeeper with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield and ING Cup domestic competitions. He is currently the head coach of the South Australia cricket team. Making his first-class debut for South Australia in the 1989/90 season, Berry moved back to his native Victoria to play with the Bushrangers in the 1990/91 season, and enjoyed a large degree of success. One of the high points of his career came in the 1997 Ashes tour, when he was selected to replace the injured Adam Gilchrist as the team's second-string wicketkeeper. Unfortunately, Berry did not represent Australia in a Test match on that tour. In 2003/04, Berry ended his career on a high, captaining Victoria to a Pura Cup title against Queensland. In terms of pure keeping ability, Berry was rated extremely highly, particularly his ability "keeping up" both to leg-spinner Shane Warne and to medium (and even fast-medium) paced bowlers. Warne, his Victorian teammate, said that "Darren Berry up to the stumps has probably been the best keeper that I've ever seen in my time ... I really wish he did get the opportunity to
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    Joe Scuderi

    • Current Team: Italian cricket team
    Joseph Charles "Joe" Scuderi (24 December 1968 in Ingham, Queensland, Australia) is a professional cricketer. From a young age through school he showed much potential to become a great cricketing prospect as a much respected all-rounder, later being inducted into the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide, South Australia, so much was his potential Queensland and South Australia sought after his services extensively with the latter being the more successful. He debuted with the Redbacks in the 1988/89 season. Scuderi was a regular face amongst the South Australian first-class team from 1988 until 2001, when he joined the Italian national cricket team (he is of Italian heritage). His class above the rest of the team was apparent for a developing cricket nation, and as their inspirational captain, he has helped a steady rise in Italian cricket. Joe now lives in Lancashire in the UK and is the professional at Ribblesdale Wanderers CC.
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    Sandeep Jyoti

    Sandeep Jyoti (born December 14, 1973) in Shimla, India is a cricketer who migrated to Canada when he was fourteen years old. Upon arrival to Canada, Sandeep joined the Mississauga Ramblers Cricket Club in Mississauga, Ontario. Here he learned his cricket and is still currently playing for the club where he coaches as well. Sandeep made his debut for the Canadian National Cricket side in 2002 when he participated in the Red Stripe Bowl in Jamaica. In 2006, he played for the national team in the America's cup tournament. Sandeep had a good Americas Cup where he had some great opening parnerships with John Davison. Sandeep also had a couple of not out innings vital to Canadian victories. Sandeep is an opening batsman and a right arm off break bowler. His most runs scored as a Canadian cricket batsmen is 117. He is very important to the Canadian team.
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    Allan Donald

    Allan Donald

    Allan Anthony Donald (born 20 October 1966) is a former South African cricketer and one of their most successful pace bowlers. In his prime, he was one of the best fast bowlers ever seen in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998 and peaked with a top ICC ranking of 895 points the next year, the 25th best ranking ever. In ODIs, he reached 794 points in 1998, second place to his teammate Shaun Pollock, the 28th best ranking ever. In the early 1990s, he was arguably the only world-class bowler in the South African team, until the emergence of Pollock, with whom he made a healthy new-ball partnership from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002. He made his Test debut on 18 April 1992 in South Africa's first test since their return to world sport after the abolition of apartheid. South Africa lost to the West Indies in Barbados by 52 runs, but Donald took 2-67 and 4-77, including the prized wicket of Brian Lara. Known as 'White Lightning', he is remembered as a fearsome fast bowler, scowling and aggressive, with a circular white area of zinc cream across his cheeks and nose. When he retired, he was South Africa's record wicket-taker with 330
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    David Ripley

    • Current Team: Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
    David Ripley (born September 13, 1966, Leeds, Yorkshire) is a former England cricketer who played for Northamptonshire in county cricket from 1984-2001. He took 678 catches and 85 stumpings. In his 307 first class games he scored 8693 runs at 28.40 with nine centuries. He attended Royds comprehensive school where he excelled in football also. He played youth cricket for Carlton Cricket Club, and for Leeds Loe Lumb and Yorkshire Colts at representative level, winning his Yorkshire cap at age 14. Ripley was appointed vice-captain of Northamptonshire in 1999 and became captain in his final season, replacing Matthew Hayden. In 1998 he put on 401 for the fifth wicket with Mal Loye against Glamorgan. To date they are the only Northamptonshire pair to ever put on 400 runs. His most prolific year with the gloves came in 1988 with 81 dismissals. In the same year he took six dismissals in an innings against Sussex. Ripley is currently the first team coach at Northamptonshire, having replaced David Capel in July 2012.
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    Eldine Baptiste

    Eldine Ashworth Elderfield Baptiste (born 12 March 1960) appeared in 10 Tests (all of which resulted in West Indian victories) and 43 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. Since he finished playing, Baptiste has held a number of Head Coaches positions including Kwazulu Natal, Antigua Pro Team and Stanford Superstars. In 2009 he was appointed Head Coach of Kenya.
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    Ernie Hayes

    Ernest George Hayes MBE (6 November 1876, Peckham, London – 2 December 1953, West Dulwich, London) was a cricketer who played for Surrey, Leicestershire and England. Ernie Hayes was a right-handed batsman, usually batting at No 3 and strong at driving and pulling, a leg-break bowler and a fine slip fielder. He was a regular in the Surrey side for 15 years up to the First World War, scoring 1,000 runs and more in every season from 1899 to 1914. His best year was 1906 when he scored 2,309 runs at an average of more than 45 runs an innings, and he was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1907. His highest score, 276, was made against Hampshire in 1909 at The Oval, when he shared a second wicket partnership of 371 with Jack Hobbs that remains a Surrey record. Hayes' bowling was intermittently useful: in 1905, he took 76 wickets, and in 1912 there were 60, but in other seasons he took very few and was expensive. As a slip fielder, he took more than 600 catches in all matches. Hayes' Test match career was not a success. He went to South African under Pelham Warner in 1905-06 and played in three of the Tests in the first series ever won against England by the South African cricket
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    Dean Jones

    Dean Jones

    Dean Mervyn Jones AM (born 24 March 1961) is a retired Australian cricketer, and is presently a coach. He also worked as a media commentator. Jones began his first class career in the 1981–82 season with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. He was selected on the 1984 tour of the West Indies after Graham Yallop had to pull out due to injury . He was not picked in the original XI, but was drafted into the side after Steve Smith fell ill. Jones himself was very ill before the Test, and deemed his score of 48 on his debut as his "best knock". Between 1984 and 1992, Jones played 52 Test matches for Australia, scoring 3,631 runs, including 11 centuries, at an average of 46.55. His most notable innings was in only his third Test, against India in the Tied Test in Chennai (Madras) in 1986. Suffering from dehydration in the oppressively hot and humid conditions, Jones was frequently vomiting on the pitch. He wanted to go off the field "retired ill" which led his captain Allan Border to say that if he could not handle the conditions, "then let's get a real Australian" (Greg Ritchie, a Queenslander like Border, was the next man in to bat). This comment spurred Jones to score 210, an innings he
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    Dougie Brown

    Dougie Brown

    Douglas Robert Brown (born 29 October 1969) is a former Scottish cricketer, currently employed as a coach for Warwickshire C.C.C.. He is an all-rounder who has represented both England and Scotland at One Day International level. He is a regular summariser for the BBC's cricket coverage including Test Match Special. As a youngster Brown attended Alloa Academy, represented Clackmannan County cricket club and played football at under-18 level for Scotland,and played for Feltham Rugby Football club as a competent fullback, choosing to focus on cricket shortly afterwards. He first came to the attention of Warwickshire in 1992 whilst playing for Scotland, he signed for the county and made his debut in the same year. He went on to spend his entire career with the county, for whom to date he has scored over 12500 runs and taken over 850 wickets at first-class and list A cricket. In 1997 Brown was named in England's one-day squad for their tour of India. He made his debut on 11 December in England's narrow 7-run victory over their hosts, in this game Brown took no wickets and scored 6 runs. However, it was England's next game, on 13 December against the West Indies, that Brown gave his
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    Kelvin Williams

    • Current Team: Trinidad and Tobago cricket team
    Kelvin Claudius Williams (born 29 May 1959 in Carapichaima, Trinidad) is a former cricketer and current head coach of Trinidad and Tobago, a team he represented throughout his playing career.
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    Peter Kirsten

    • Current Team: Zambian cricket team
    Peter Noel Kirsten (born 14 May 1955 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal) is a former cricketer who represented South Africa in 12 Tests and 40 One Day Internationals from 1991 to 1994. Kirsten first attended Selborne Primary in East London, and in 1966 scored his first century at the age of ten. In 1967 the family moved to Cape Town and Kirsten was enrolled at the oldest school in the country, South African College School, also known as SACS. Kirsten represented Western Province at schools level in both rugby (Craven Week 1972-73) and cricket (Nuffield Week 1971-72-73). Kirsten made his debut for Western Province in first class cricket while still at school, scoring 72 runs in the second innings. At the end of the 1973 Nuffield Week, he was selected for the South African Schools team. In the subsequent match against the Northern Transvaal first class team he scored a century. He became only the fifth schoolboy to achieve this feat. After enrolling at Stellenbosch University he played for S.A. Universities in 1976 and 1977, scoring centuries in both matches he played in. In 1978 he played for Western Province against S.A. Universities, again scoring a century. During the 1976-77 South
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    Herbert Strudwick

    Herbert ("Bert") Strudwick (January 28, 1880, Mitcham, Surrey, England – February 14, 1970 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) was an English wicket-keeper. During his career, his record of 1493 dismissals is the third-highest by any wicket-keeper in the history of first-class cricket. Not much of a batsman, he nonetheless twice added over 100 for the last wicket with Bill Hitch (one of only four pairs with more than one tenth-wicket century stand in first-class cricket). Born in Mitcham, Strudwick took to wicket-keeping, apparently on the advice of a local lady, at the age of ten. He first played for Surrey in a few games in 1902, but during his first full season the following year dismissed a record 91 batsmen (71 catches and 20 stumpings) - a feat made more remarkable by the decline of Surrey's top fast bowlers Tom Richardson and William Lockwood and the exceptionally wet weather of that summer. From that time on, Strudwick became regarded as the natural successor to Dick Lilley as England's Test wicket-keeper, and he toured Australian in 1903/1904 without playing a Test. Continuing his good form, Strudwick maintained his place among the top wicket-keepers right through the 1900s and
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    Matthew Maynard

    Matthew Peter Maynard (born 21 March 1966) is an English former cricketer. He played in four Tests and fourteen ODIs for England. Maynard was a batsman (and, later in his career, wicketkeeper) known for his aggressive and dashing strokeplay. His first-class career with Glamorgan, saw him achieve a batting average of 42.53, take 372 catches and make seven stumpings with the gloves, earned him several caps for England, but he was never able to translate his county form into Test success. He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1998. Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Maynard was brought up on the island of Anglesey in north Wales where he first joined Glamorgan. His career started in fine fashion when he hit a century on his debut in 1985, hitting three consecutive sixes to reach the 100 and he became the youngest-ever player to score 1000 runs for the country in 1986. The 54 centuries he scored for Glamorgan during his playing career is also a record - the most any player has scored for the club. These displays of skill did not go unnoticed by the England selectors and he earned a call-up against the West Indies at The Oval in 1988. He was picked again in 1989 but then ran foul of
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    Ahmed Amla

    • Current Team: Mozambique cricket team
    Ahmed Mahomed Amla (born 15 September 1979, in Durban, Natal) is a South African cricketer who plays domestic cricket for the Dolphins. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut as a teenager in 1997/98. His brother, Hashim Amla, plays Test and ODI cricket for South Africa.
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    George Herbert Hirst

    George Herbert Hirst

    George Herbert Hirst (7 September 1871 – 10 May 1954) was a professional English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club between 1891 and 1921, with a further appearance in 1929. He played in 24 Test matches for England between 1897 and 1909, touring Australia twice. One of the best all-rounders of his time, Hirst was a left arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman. He completed the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in an English cricket season 14 times, the second most of any cricketer after his contemporary and team-mate Wilfred Rhodes. One of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 1901, Hirst scored 36,356 runs and took 2,742 wickets in first-class cricket. His Test figures were 790 runs and 59 wickets. Born in Kirkheaton, Hirst first achieved success for Yorkshire as a bowler who could bat a little. Over his first few seasons, his batting developed at the expense of his bowling until he was regarded mainly as a specialist batsman. Around 1900, his bowling re-emerged when he discovered a method to make the ball swing in the air after he released it. He was one of the first bowlers to control the swing of the ball; batsmen found it very
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    Lachlan Stevens

    • Current Team: Western Warriors
    Lachlan McRae Stevens (born 31 December 1978), is a former player for the Queensland cricket team and current coach of the Western Australia cricket team and the Perth Scorchers. Stevens is a former Queensland colts and youth captain. Despite this he played his first Australian domestic game for South Australia, in 2002-03. After limited success he returned to Brisbane and made his Pura Cup debut for them in 2004-05. His maiden first-class century came against Western Australia at the Gabba. He was part of Queensland's record-breaking Pura Cup final victory in 2005-06 and scored 66 opening the batting. Stevens took the game winning catch as they won by an innings and 354 runs. In November 2011 Stevens was named as head coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers, taking over from Mickey Arthur, who became coach of the Australia national cricket team. Stevens was previously assistant coach of Western Australia.
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    Trevor Penney

    Trevor Lionel Penney (born 12 June 1968 in Salisbury, Rhodesia) is a former cricketer who played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club, noted particularly for his fielding. He had a career average of almost 40 runs per innings. Whilst still playing, he worked as a specialist fielding coach with the English cricket team, and was one of the controversial substitute fielders used in the 2005 Ashes series, coming on for Simon Jones. Penney is the current fielding coach of the Indian cricket team and is currently working under Duncan Fletcher. A right-handed occasional medium-pace bowler and batsman, he was chiefly recognised for his fielding, being described by The Guardian as 'one of the best fielders to have graced the county game'. . On September 22, 2005, he announced his retirement from first class cricket to become an assistant coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. On 14 May 2007, the WACA announced Penney's appointment as assistant coach of the Western Warriors under Tom Moody for the next three years.
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    Geoff Cook

    • Current Team: Durham County Cricket Club
    Geoff Cook (born Geoffrey Cook, 9 October 1951, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire) is a former English cricketer, who played in seven Tests and six ODIs from 1981 to 1983. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, stated "A player held in great respect by his fellow professionals, Cook got his big chance when the first rebel tour went to South Africa in 1982, but he was unable to convert his consistent county form into Test success". In county cricket he played for Northamptonshire where, along with Robin Boyd-Moss, he achieved a second wicket partnership of 344, which remains a Northamptonshire record. Cook played thirteen Test innings but only twice passed 50. He later moved to Durham, when they gained first-class status, becoming their first county captain. After running the county's youth Academy, he was appointed first team coach in March 2007, following Martyn Moxon's resignation. Under Cook's guidance, Durham won their first major title in the club's history at Lord's in 2007, and went on to win the County Championship for the first time in 2008, and again in 2009. He has been both chairman and secretary of the Professional Cricketers' Association. Cook has one daughter, Anna, and a son named
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    Mohsin Kamal

    • Current Team: Bahraini cricket team
    Mohsin Kamal (born June 16, 1963, Faisalabad, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 19 ODIs from 1984 to 1994.
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    Richard Pybus

    • Current Team: Bangladeshi cricket team
    Richard Alexander Pybus (born 5 July 1964 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland) is an English-born cricketer and cricket coach. Born in the North-East of England, Pybus was raised in Australia, attending Normanhurst Boys' High School in Sydney. Richard Pybus' cricketing ambitions as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler were thwarted by injury. He played once for the minor county Suffolk in 1986, and once for Worcestershire's 2nd XI in 1990. He turned to coaching in his mid twenties. Pybus coached Border in South Africa, before twice coaching the Pakistan between 1999–2001 and 2003. Following a second spell with Border, he coached Titans between 2005 and 2006/07. Pybus was appointed 1st XI coach of Middlesex in February 2007. However, on 17 July 2007 Middlesex announced he had left the club with immediate effect "for personal reasons". On 1 August 2007 he re-joined Titans as coach on a two year contract. On 25 September 2009 it was confirmed that Richard Pybus will be the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders(A team in IPL) Two days before the announcement KKR player Sourav Ganguly had stated that the coach of KKR was decided and would be announced soon. On the 30th
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    Stephen Fleming

    Stephen Fleming

    • Current Team: Chennai Super Kings
    Stephen Paul Fleming, ONZM (born 1 April 1973) is a New Zealand cricketer, and the former captain of the New Zealand national cricket team, known as the Black Caps, in Test and one-day cricket. Known for his astute tactical abilities, he is New Zealand's second-most capped test player with 111 test appearances, longest-serving and most successful captain, having led the side to 28 victories and having won Test match series' against India, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. He retired from international cricket on 26 March 2008. Fleming played in the 2008 Indian Premier League for the Chennai Super Kings after being signed for US$350,000 and currently the coach of CSK. He was particularly noted for his captaincy, having been praised from the likes of Shane Warne as the "best captain in world cricket" and most recently, Graeme Swann who said that Fleming is one of the two true leaders that he's ever seen, alongside Andrew Strauss. A left-handed batsman, Fleming made his Test debut in March 1994 against India winning the Man of the Match award on debut after scoring 92. In 1995 he survived controversy when he was caught and admitted to smoking marijuana with
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    Kevin Innes

    Kevin John Innes (born 24 September 1975, Wellingborough) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who used to play for Northamptonshire and Sussex. He retired in 2005. Innes started his career at Northamptonshire in 1994 as a teenager. In that season he played for England U19's and played 10 Test and ODI matches. After 7 years but only 21 first-class games at the County Ground, Kevin moved to Sussex in search of regular first team action. While at Sussex, he became the first and only 12th man to score a century as James Kirtley was to return from England duty and take his place half way through the match. After 24 first-class games in just two years, Innes retired due to injury but a year later turned out for Bedfordshire and other local league clubs. Innes returned to Northamptonshire as the Performance Coach/Fielding coach in 2008.
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    William Caffyn

    William Caffyn

    William "Billy" Caffyn (2 February 1828 in Reigate, Surrey – 28 August 1919 in Reigate) was a famous English cricketer who played for Surrey CCC and the All-England Eleven. Caffyn was a genuine all-rounder being a sound middle order right-handed batsman and a very effective rightarm medium fast roundarm bowler. He played a major part in the success of Surrey during the 1850s. Caffyn's known first-class career spanned the 1849 to 1873 seasons. He took 602 wickets in 200 matches at an average of 13.47 runs each with a best analysis of 9/29. He took five wickets in an innings 49 times and 10 wickets in an innings 11 times. He scored 5885 runs at an average of 17.99 with a highest score of 103, making 2 centuries. He took 149 catches. At the end of the 1859 English cricket season, Caffyn was one of the 12 players who took part in cricket's first-ever overseas tour when an England cricket team led by George Parr visited North America. Caffyn was instrumental in the early development of Australian cricket and the establishment of Anglo-Australian competition. Known in England as the Surrey Pet, he came to Australia with a sponsored 1861/62 team which consisted of mainly Surrey
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    Dennis Lillee

    Dennis Lillee

    Dennis Keith Lillee, AM, MBE (born 18 July 1949 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer rated as the "outstanding fast bowler of his generation". Lillee was known for his fiery temperament, 'never-say-die' attitude and popularity with the fans. In the early part of his career Lillee was an extremely quick bowler, but a number of stress fractures in his back almost ended his career. Taking on a strict fitness regime, he fought his way back to full fitness, eventually returning to international cricket. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in 1984 he had become the then world record holder for most Test wickets (355), and had firmly established himself as one of the most recognisable and renowned Australian sportsmen of all time. On 17 December 2009, Lillee was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Dennis Lillee has done great service to the art of Fast bowling by contributing immensely at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, India. Aged 20, Lillee made his first-class debut for Western Australia in 1969-70 and impressed with his raw pace. At the end of the season, he toured New Zealand with an Australian second team and took 18
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    Shane Warne

    Shane Warne

    Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a former Australian international cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals), second to this milestone after Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan. Warne's 708 Test wickets was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket, until it was also broken by Muralitharan on 3 December 2007. A useful lower-order batsman, Warne also scored over 3000 Test runs, and he holds the record for most Test runs without a century. His career was plagued by scandals off the field; these included a ban from cricket for testing positive for a prohibited substance, charges of bringing the game into disrepute by accepting money from bookmakers, and sexual indiscretions. As well as the Australian National Cricket Team,
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    Anshuman Gaekwad

    Anshuman Gaekwad

    Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad  pronunciation (help·info) (born September 23, 1952) is a former Indian cricketer and two-time Indian national cricket coach. He played in 40 Test matches and 15 One Day Internationals. Gaekwad was known for his defensive mindset against pace bowlers, which became a high priority when the West Indian pace bowlers dominated world cricket. He was nicknamed The Great Wall. He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Kolkata on December 27, 1974 and his last appearance in a Test match was against England at Kolkata itself on the last day of 1984. Being a right-handed batsman, Gaekwad scored 1985 runs from 40 Tests at an average of 30.07 with 2 centuries and 10 half centuries to his credit. He scored his highest Test score of 201 against Pakistan at Jalandhar in 1982–83. This innings, where he spent 671 minutes, is an example for his patient style and concentration. Anshuman Gaekwad worked for GSFC (Vadodara) after retiring from Cricket and got took early retirement in 2000. He is currently based in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
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    John Emburey

    John Ernest Emburey (born 20 August 1952, Peckham, London) is a former English cricketer, who played for Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Western Province, Berkshire and England. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman noted, concerning Emburey's participation in two South African rebel tours that it "cost him six lost years as far as Test cricket was concerned... and, more significantly, probably an extended run as England captain, a job for which he was better suited than some who held the position post-Mike Brearley". Emburey was a right arm spin bowler and a slightly eccentric lower-order batsman with the style of a grafter. He was more notable as an economical performer than a "demon" spin bowler, but on his day could leave the best batsmen groping outside off-stump. One of his dangerous balls was his arm ball outswinger. Emburey was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1984. Emburey was briefly made England Test captain in 1988, the notorious "Summer of four captains". Mike Gatting was sacked after the first Test match against the West Indies and Emburey was appointed for two matches, both of which were lost. Emburey too was fired and was replaced by Chris Cowdrey for the fourth Test.
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    Don Bennett

    Donald Bennett (born Wakefield, Yorkshire 18 December 1933) is a retired English cricketer and footballer. As a cricketer, he made his first-class debut as a sixteen year old for Middlesex in 1950. He played as an all-rounder until his retirement in 1968, when he succeeded Jack Robertson as County Coach. He remained coach for 29 years until his retirement in 1997, steering the county through its most successful period during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. Middlesex won the County Championship, the Benson & Hedges Cup, the Gillette Cup, the Refuge Assurance Cup and the Sunday League under his guidance. He later served as Chairman of the Cricket Committee and as a member of the General Committee. He was awarded a Life Vice-Presidency and he began a two year term as President at the 2007 Annual General Meeting, succeeding Charles Robins. Don Bennett also played professional football. He joined Arsenal in 1950 as an amateur, becoming a professional in 1951. In a nine-year spell at Arsenal he did not play a single first-team competitive match, instead regularly turning out for the reserve team, first on the wing and then as a full back. He moved to Coventry City in 1959. He spent
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    Glenn Turner

    Glenn Turner

    Glenn Maitland Turner (born 26 May 1947) played cricket for New Zealand and was one of the country's best and most prolific batsmen. He is the current head of the New Zealand Cricket selection panel. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, he represented New Zealand in 41 Tests, and achieved an average of 44.64, including seven centuries. He went to O.B.H.S. (Otago Boys' High School). He would have appeared for his country much more, however, had he not elected to be unavailable for several seasons after falling out with administrators. Instead, Turner made his mark on the first-class cricket scene, particularly with Worcestershire in the English county championship. In all, he played 455 first-class matches, amassing 34,346 runs at 49.70, including 103 centuries—making him one of a select few to score a "century of centuries", one of only four non-English cricketers to do so (the others being Donald Bradman, Zaheer Abbas and Viv Richards). Turner also coached the New Zealand side twice—once in the mid-1980s, when he presided over the team's first and (to date) only series victory in Australia, and again a decade later. Turner is one of only two players (the other being Graeme Hick) since
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    Khalid Ibadulla

    Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla (born 20 December 1935, Lahore, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer and TVNZ cricket commentator. He played in four Tests between 1964 and 1967. Most of his cricket was played for Warwickshire, for whom he appeared between 1954 and 1972. He moved to New Zealand in 1976, and in 1980 was living in Dunedin, coaching cricketers. He has coached some of New Zealand's top cricketers, including Glenn Turner, Ken Rutherford and Chris Cairns. Ibadulla is the subject of a long-running error in the Wisden records section. He was out handled the ball at Courtaulds, Coventry in 1963 when playing for Warwickshire against Hampshire and not obstructing the field as reported in the 1964 Wisden's report of the game and then repeated in the records section from 1967 until 2010. An erratum is scheduled to appear in the 2011 edition. He also taught briefly at St Dunstan's College in London, as a Physical Education teacher in the early 70's
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    Ray Jennings

    Ray Jennings

    • Current Team: Bangalore Royal Challengers
    Raymond Vernon Jennings (born August 9, 1954 in Vanderbijlpark) is a former South African cricketer. He was one of South Africa's leading wicket-keepers during the apartheid era. In October 2004 Jennings was appointed coach of the South African national cricket team on a short-term contract, he had previously coached South Africa A. Under Jennings, South Africa played four Test series, losing to India and England before beating Zimbabwe and the West Indies. At the end of the West Indies tour he was replaced by Mickey Arthur. He coached the Under-19 team in the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia before taking over as coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second season of the IPL Late 2008 and early 2009, saw Jennings take over as the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team in the Indian Premier League owned by the business tycoon Vijay Mallya. He was now heading a unit that saw a forgettable IPL 2008 after finishing 7th on the table among the 8 competing teams. Jennings brought the team together by making Anil Kumble the captain of the side for the second edition of the IPL that was to start in South Africa. Under Jennings, RCB saw success and made it to the finals of
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    Wayne Clark

    Wayne Maxwell Clark (born 19 September 1953, Perth, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 2 ODIs from 1977 to 1979. Clark rejected Kerry Packer's offer to be a part of World Series Cricket (WSC), preferring instead to concentrate on playing for his country. He played 10 tests and 2 ODIs during the WSC era. When the WSC cricket players were available for selection again, Clark was unable to win back his place in the Australian team. Clark was the centre of controversy during Australia's 1978 tour of the West Indies when local umpire Douglas Sang Hue publicly expressed his doubts about the legality of Clark and team mate Bruce Yardley's bowling, although neither had ever been called for throwing before. This statement and the no balling of Yardley for throwing in a tour match led to Sang Hue's appointment to umpire the 5th and final Test of the series to be withdrawn, which in turn led to anger from the West Indian public who believed Sang Hue was replaced at the Australian team's request. Clark was the coach of the Western Warriors. In January 2007, it was announced that Clark would step down from his role as Western Australian coach, a role
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    Andrew Armitage

    • Current Team: Finnish cricket team
    Andrew Armitage (born October 9, 1965) is an English-born Finnish cricketer who has played for Finland since 2000. He played during the ECC Representative Festival of 2000, and the ECC Trophy tournament of 2001. He represented Finland at the ECC Affiliates Championship of 2005. Generally speaking, Armitage was a lower-order batsman who, out of necessity, by 2005, became a tailender.
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    Carl Rackemann

    Carl Gray Rackemann OAM (nicknamed "Mocca"), born (1960-06-03) 3 June 1960 (age 52) in Wondai, Queensland, is a former Queensland and Australian cricketer. He was a fast bowler in 12 Tests, 52 ODIs and 167 first-class cricket matches in a career spanning 1979–80 to 1995–96. Rackemann, a well built fast bowler, made his Test debut versus England at Brisbane in 1982 and was consistently picked for the national side, mainly for One Day Internationals, until 1985. He was the leading wicket taker during the 1984-85 tour of India. He signed up to play in the rebel tours of South Africa (1985-86 and 1986-87). Therefore missing out on representing the official Australian team during this time. Rackemann came back into the Australian team in 1989, first being picked for that year's Ashes tour to England. In the 2nd innings of the Test against New Zealand in Perth in 1989–90, he achieved the amazing figures of 31 overs, 21 maidens, 23 runs and 1 wicket. However, he was well known for being a poor batsman, achieving only 53 runs off his 14 innings with a high score of 15. A legend in Queensland cricket, Rackemann until recently held the record of 425 wickets until being overtaken by Michael
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    Jamie Siddons

    • Current Team: Wellington Firebirds
    James Darren Siddons (born 25 April 1964), commonly known as "Jamie", is an Australian cricketer, renowned for his involvement in Sheffield Shield first-class cricket over a 16-year career. He initially played for Victoria, and later for South Australia. He is currently a professional cricket coach. On 23 November 1997 he broke David Hookes' Shield run record of 9,364, going on to make 10,643 runs in 146 games. He is now the third highest run-scorer in the Shield's history, behind Darren Lehmann and Jamie Cox. He is considered by some to be one of the finest batsmen in Shield competition not to receive a regular international spot, having been given just one opportunity to represent Australia in a One Day International (ODI), in 1988, scoring 32. Siddons also played two games for the Sydney Swans Australian rules football club in 1984. On 28 October 2007 Siddons was named the coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. He left Bangladesh when his contract expired after the end of the 2011 World Cup, in which the team failed to qualify for the quarter-finals. In June 2011, he was appointed as coach of the Wellington Firebirds in New Zealand.
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    Pubudu Dassanayake

    • Current Team: Nepali cricket team
    Pubudu Bathiya Dassanayake (born July 11, 1970, Kandy) is a Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 11 Tests and 16 ODIs from 1993 to 1994. Chosen as the wicket keeper for the 1993 home Test series against South Africa he made his debut in the first match without making much of an impression, keeping solidly behind the wickets while making seven in his only turn at batting. Promoted up the batting order in an effort to negate the South African fast bowlers in the last match of the series he stepped up bravely, but was ineffective, making only eight runs in the process. Although he was the first choice wicket keeper for Sri Lanka from 1993 to 1994, the selectors soon realised that his batting was not up to international standards and he was subsequesntly dropped for the tour of New Zealand in 94/95 season. He continued to play First Class cricket in Sri Lanka, and made a return onto the international scene with the Sri Lanka 'A' team in 1998. Since then he has played for Canada in the ICC Trophy averaging 15.20 with the bat and accounting for eight dismissals (5 catches/3 stumpings). On 29 August 2007 he was named as permanent coach of Canada, having been in temporary charge since June,
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    Warren Lees

    Warren Kenneth Lees (born 19 March 1952 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand cricketer and coach. He played 21 Test and 31 ODIs from 1976 to 1983 as a wicket-keeper batsman. He was coach of black caps form 1990 to 1993. He made his first-class debut for Otago in 1970 and extended his career until 1988. During this period, he played 146 matches and scored 4932 runs at 24.66 and effecting 348 dismissals. He took 304 catches and 48 stumping. He also took 2 wickets. In his List A career he made his debut for Otago in 1971 and he played 81 matches, he scored 1071 runs at 18.78 and he took 82 catches and did 10 stumping. Lees followed Ken Wadsworth into the New Zealand side and soon proved himself a capable wicketkeeper-batsman. In only his third Test, against Pakistan at Karachi in 1976-77, he made 152 at a time New Zealand were in deep trouble and followed with 46 in the second innings to save the match. He was very unfortunate to be left out of the tour of England in 1978, arguably being a better wicketkeeper and batsman than Jock Edwards, his replacement, which was described by one journalist as the worst wicketkeeper he had ever seen! He returned to England the following year as part the
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    Bret Mulder

    Bret Mulder (born 6 February 1964 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian former cricket player. Mulder made his debut for Western Australia in 1983. He played 14 times for WA until 1987. He returned to the state team in 1997, playing another 11 matches until 1998. Mulder is assistant coach of the Denmark national cricket team.
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    Jimmy Adams

    • Current Team: Kent County Cricket Club
    James Clive "Jimmy" Adams (born 9 January 1968) is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career. He was a steady left-handed batsman, useful left-arm orthodox spin bowler and good fielder, especially in the gully position. He was also an occasional wicketkeeper when required. He is the current coach of Kent. Adams was called into the Jamaican squad for the 1984/85 season as a teenager and enjoyed a good if unspectacular start to his first-class career, although it wasn't until the 1991/92 season that he was called into the West Indies Test squad for the first time, making his debut against South Africa at Bridgetown, Barbados. In his opening twelve matches Adams scored 1,132 runs at a batting average of near 87, a record bettered only in the history of Test cricket by Australian Sir Donald Bradman. In the first half of his Test career, Adams averaged 61.34 compared to 25.58 in the second half, this differential is the largest in Test history. In the mid 1990s he began to struggle at international level. In a tour match against Somerset, he was hit by a bouncer by bowler Andre van Troost, shattering his cheekbone. Adams was
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    Matthew Mott

    • Current Team: Glamorgan County Cricket Club
    Matthew Peter Mott (born 3 October 1973 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian first-class cricket coach and a former Australian first-class cricketer. He is the current coach of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Mott played for the Victorian Bushrangers and Queensland Bulls. He was part of the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide in 1995. A left-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut in 1994-95, playing for Queensland. He was in and out of the side but made a crucial 86 in Queensland's 1996-97 Sheffield Shield Final. He relocated to Victoria for the 1998-99 season and performed well, cementing his spot in the upper order. His first season included centuries against New South Wales and Western Australia. He made 841 first-class runs the following summer to help Victoria reach the final for the first time in nine years. A highlight of his career with Victoria was a 223 run opening partnership with Jason Arnberger. He finished his 66 game career in 2004 with 3723 runs at 33.84 with 7 hundreds. Mott has been appointed coach of the New South Wales Blues for the 2007-08 after two years as assistant coach. In his first season as coach, New South Wales won the Pura
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    Bruce Reid

    Bruce Reid

    Bruce Anthony Reid (born 14 March 1963, Perth, Australia) is an Australian cricketer and bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team on their 2003-04 tour to Australia. He represented Australia in Test cricket between December 1985 and December 1992 and in One Day Internationals between January 1986 and March 1992. He played 27 Test matches for Australia taking 113 Test wickets at an average of 24.63 runs per wicket. He also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets. Reid played for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield. He was 2.03 metres (6 feet 8 inches) tall and along with Joel Garner, one of the tallest players ever to have played international cricket. His statistics are not extraordinary, but they do not tell the entire story. He bowled left-arm fast-medium and had natural swing and awkward angle of delivery. Along with that, he achieved steepling bounce from his great height and was very accurate. But being very thin in build, he frequently broke down with injuries and was rarely fully fit. Injuries therefore limited his international appearances though in the 1990-91 Ashes series v England he took 27 wickets in the five Test matches. A lasting image
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    Darren Lehmann

    Darren Lehmann

    • Current Team: Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
    Darren Scott Lehmann (born 5 February 1970) is a former Australian cricketer, who made his ODI debut in 1996 and Test debut in 1998. He was on the fringes of national selection for the entirety of the 1990s, and only became a regular in the ODI team in 2001 and Test team in late 2002, before being dropped in early 2005. Primarily an aggressive left-handed batsman, Lehmann was also a part-time left arm orthodox bowler, and was known for his disregard for physical fitness and modern dietary regimes. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 2007. Recently he was appointed as the coach of Deccan Chargers, an IPL team. He coached Queensland during the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in place of Trevor Barsby, who had resigned. A junior representative for Central District Football Club as well as playing cricket, Lehmann left school at the age of 16, to work on the assembly line of Holden car manufacturers in Elizabeth, South Australia. He declined selection to the first intake of the newly-formed Australian Cricket Academy, a full-time cricket centre, citing his enjoyment of the factory life. Lehmann entered the first-class scene as a 17-year-old in the 1987/88
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    Fred Holland

    Frederick Charles 'Fred' Holland (10 February 1876 - 5 February 1957) was an English cricketer who played for Surrey between 1894 and 1908. He was a batsman, a very occasional slow bowler, and a slip fielder. His Wisden obituary said of his batting: "Of graceful style, he showed to special advantage in cutting and hitting to leg..." He exceeded one thousand runs in a season on four occasions. During his time with Surrey they won the County Championship in 1894, 1895, and 1899, though only in 1895 did he make a significant contribution. He had seven elder brothers who encouraged him to join in their games of cricket from when he was only three years old. He joined the Surrey ground staff when he was 17. He made a successful debut for the county, aged 18, in his only first-class appearance of the 1894 season, in a non-Championship fixture. He scored 76 in his only innings. The following season, he played in 22 matches and scored 832 runs at an average of 33.28. This would prove to be one of only two times that his season's batting average exceeded 30. He made his first two centuries, including his career highest score of 171 against Cambridge University. He and Bobby Abel added 306
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    John Wright

    John Wright

    John Geoffrey Wright (born 5 July 1954) is a former international cricketer representing - and captaining - New Zealand, and, following his retirement in 1993, coaching the Indian national cricket team from 2000 to 2005. He made his international debut in 1978 against England. During his career, he scored over 5,000 Test runs at an average of 37.82 runs per dismissal with 12 Test centuries, 10 of them in New Zealand. He also played for Derbyshire in England. In first-class cricket he scored over 25,000 runs, having scored over 50 first-class centuries. He has also scored over 10,000 runs in List A limited overs cricket. He typically opened for New Zealand, and was noted as a tenacious, rather than spectacular, batsman. His team nickname was "shake"; reputedly a reflection on his packing technique. Together with Bruce Edgar of Wellington, he formed what was arguably New Zealand's most successful and reliable opening partnership. During a match against Australia in 1980, he became the second player in history to score an eight off one ball in a Test, running four and collecting four overthrows. Toward the end of his career he used an unorthodox batting stance; whereas most batsman
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    Mike Edwards

    Michael John 'Mike' Edwards is a former English cricketer who played for Cambridge University from 1960 to 1962 and for Surrey from 1961 to 1974. He was a batsman who had only limited success until he became an opener in 1966. He was also a fine short-leg fielder. After attending Alleyn's School, he went to Cambridge University. He played only eight times for the university team in three years (once in 1960, four times in 1961 and thrice in 1962), having little success and failing to get his Blue. He played twice for Surrey in 1961 while still at Cambridge, his first match being against Warwickshire at the end of July. He did not appear for Surrey in 1962, and then played on three more occasions in 1963. It was not until 1964 that he began to appear regularly. In that year he played in 18 games, scoring 669 runs at an average of 22.30. The following season, 15 games brought him 401 runs at 19.09. Until now he had been batting in the middle of the order, but at the end of June, 1966 he was given the chance to open the batting, with Mickey Stewart dropping down the order. This transformed his fortunes, and he struck up a productive opening partnership with John Edrich. The pair would
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    Paul Wilson

    Paul Wilson (born 12 January 1972, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Australian cricketer, who also represented Western Australia and South Australia. He was a strongly built right-arm fast bowler, who was also a right-hand batsman. Wilson is currently an umpire. Wilson left a trainee accountant job in Newcastle to travel to Adelaide, where he requested a place at the Australian Cricket Academy. He emerged late in 1993-94 to make his debut for South Australia. He played 51 first-class games in all, taking 151 wickets at a healthy average of 30.77. In 2002 he moved to Western Australia where has contracted by the Western Warriors. He played two seasons for the Warriors, retiring at the end of the 2003-2004 season. After a stint in the 'A' side, Wilson was promoted to the Australian side. He played one Test Match, against India, in Kolkata, India, in March 1998, but had the unfortunate record of having scored neither a run, nor taken a wicket, after he limped off injured in the early stages of the game. He did not represent Australia again. Before that, he had a short spell as a bowler in the ODI team, playing in 11 games, all in the 1997-98 Australian season. After
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    Peter Moores

    • Current Team: Lancashire County Cricket Club
    Peter Moores (born 18 December 1962 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is a former English county cricketer. He played as a wicketkeeper for Worcestershire and Sussex and captained Sussex in 1997. He became the coach of Lancashire County Cricket Club, on 11 February 2009. He retired from first-class cricket in 1998 and took up coaching. Moores was a successful coach of Sussex leading the county to the 2003 County Championship. Moores coached England "A" on their tour of the West Indies in 2000-01 and the English National Cricket Academy from October 2005 to 2007. He was appointed coach of the full England team in April 2007. On 7 January 2009 Moores was removed as coach following a public falling out with Kevin Pietersen, who also left his position as England captain. He became the coach of Lancashire County Cricket Club, on 11 February 2009. Following the disastrous Ashes 2006/7 tour of Australia, and Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, Moores was appointed coach of the England cricket team in April 2007 after previous coach, Duncan Fletcher resigned. Moores was bold in his selections, bringing in relatively unknown players Matt Prior, Ryan Sidebottom and Owais Shah for the West Indian
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    Richard Scott

    • Current Team: Middlesex County Cricket Club
    Richard John Scott (born 2 November 1963, Bournemouth, Hampshire) is an English cricket coach and retired cricketer. Scott was a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He started his playing career at Dorset, playing for them in the Minor Counties Championship. In 1983 he made his List-A or the county against Essex. At the end of the 1985 Minor Counties season Scott left Dorset to join Hampshire. Scott made his one-day debut in the 1986 County Championship for the club. Over the next two seasons he was used for one-day cricket, but in 1988 he made his first class debut against Oxford University. Scott spent next five seasons at the club, representing it in 27 first-class and 38 one-day matches. At the end of the 1990 County Championship season Scott left the club and signed for Gloucestershire for the 1991 season. Scott made his debut for Gloucestershire in the 1991 County Championship. He made his debut for the club in first-class cricket against Worcestershire and in one-day cricket against Middlesex. Scott would spend three seasons with Gloucestershhire playing 45 first-class and 56 one-day matches. At the end of the 1993 County Championship he was released by
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    Vincent Barnes

    Vincent Alexander Barnes (born 15 February 1960 in Cape Town) is a former South African first-class cricketer who played for Western Province and Transvaal. Barnes, a coloured fast bowler with a slingy action, played most of his cricket during the apartheid years which meant he was confined to the Howa Bowl. The Western Province paceman was the competition's most successful bowler and topped the wicket-taking lists with 41 wickets at 7.75 in 1982/83 and 42 wickets at 10.14 in 1986/87. Barnes also spent a season at Transvaal in 1985/86 and was one of three bowlers to finish with a competition high 36 scalps. He took his career best figures of 9 for 46 in the second innings of a match against Natal in 1983/84. Following his retirement from cricket, Barnes became a coach and was in charge of South Africa's Under-19s from 1997 to 1999. He was then appointed as the coach of South Africa A before joining the national team as an assistant coach to Mickey Arthur.
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    Adam Gilchrist

    Adam Gilchrist

    • Current Team: Kings XI Punjab
    Adam Craig Gilchrist AM (born 14 November 1971), nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy", is an Australian international cricketer who currently captains Kings XI Punjab and recently captained Middlesex. He is an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australian national team through his aggressive batting. He is considered to be one of the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of the game. He holds the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket keeper in One Day International cricket and the most by an Australian in Test cricket. His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both One-day and Test cricket; his century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the second fastest century in all Test cricket. He is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. His 17 Test and 16 ODI centuries are the most by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (in 1999, 2003 and 2007) and is one of only three players to have won three titles. Gilchrist is renowned for walking when he considers himself to be out, sometimes contrary to the decision of
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    Chandrakant Pandit

    Chandrakant Sitaram Pandit  pronunciation (help·info) (born September 30, 1961, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer born in a Brahmin family who played in 5 Tests and 36 ODIs from 1986 to 1992. After his retirement as a player, Pandit became a cricket coach, enjoying successful stints with the Mumbai cricket team. In the 1980s he was given the status of second wicketkeeper behind Kiran More.
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    Duncan Fletcher

    Duncan Fletcher

    • Current Team: India national cricket team
    Duncan Andrew Gwynne Fletcher OBE (born 27 September 1948) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer, formerly captain of the Zimbabwean cricket team and the current coach of the Indian Cricket Team since 27 April 2011. Fletcher is largely credited with rejuvenating the fortunes of the then flagging English team, with the team rising from bottom of the Test rankings to second under his tenure as coach. Fletcher was born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) and was one of five brothers in a Rhodesian farming family. Fletcher was Zimbabwe's first-ever One Day International captain, leading them to their famous victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup over Australia, winning the Man of the Match award for his individual performance. Fletcher also took Zimbabwe to victory in the 1982 ICC Trophy. Duncan Fletcher has never played Test Cricket. Under Fletcher the England cricket team achieved famous series victories away to Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa between 2000-2004. In 2004 England won an English record 8 consecutive tests, beating New Zealand 3-0 and West Indies 4-0 at home respectively, before winning the first test in South Africa. His most famous and
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    Mark Lane

    Mark Geoffrey Lane (born 26 January 1968) is a retired English cricketer, who is now the head coach of the England women's cricket team. Lane made six appearances in List A cricket for Berkshire County Cricket Club between 1996 and 2001, scoring 74 runs and claiming 13 dismissals as wicket-keeper. He also played for Hampshire and Surrey's second elevens, before becoming a coach with Surrey. He became coach of the England women's team on 16 April 2008, following the sudden resignation of Mark Dobson midway through a tour of Australia and New Zealand. He coached England to victories in both the 2009 World Cup and Twenty/20 Championship.
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    Paddy Upton

    Patrick Anthony Howard Upton, known as Paddy Upton (born 5 November 1968) is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer. He has worked as the physical fitness trainer for the South Africa cricket team and the rugby team of Western Cape Province. He is the current mental conditioning coach of the South Africa cricket team. He is also the mental conditioning coach at Gary Kirsten's cricket academy at Cape Town and his business partner. Patrick Anthony Howard Upton was born on 5 November 1968 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Between 1990-91 and 1993-94 he played cricket for the Western Province cricket team. He is a close personal friend of former South African cricketer Gary Kirsten - working as the mental conditioning coach in his cricket academy in Cape Town and as his business partner in "Performance Zone" - a venture on sports performance improvement. He holds two Masters Degrees, one in Sport Science and another in Executive Coaching. Upton has been deeply influenced by Indian philosophy and culture, describing that his spiritual journey began in India. Upton married his wife in a traditional Vedic marriage ceremony in an ashram in India. After his playing
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    Andrew Cornford

    • Current Team: Guernsey cricket team
    Andrew Richard Cornford (born 8 October 1970) is a former English cricketer. Cornford was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Crowborough, Sussex. Cornford represented the Sussex Cricket Board in 3 List A matches. These came against the Essex Cricket Board and Wales Minor Counties in the 1st and 2nd round's of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2001 and the Worcestershire Cricket Board in the 2nd round of the 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2002. In his 3 List A matches, he scored 9 runs at a batting average of 4.50, with a high score of 9. In the field he took 3 catches. With the ball he took 6 wickets at a bowling average of 19.50, with best figures of 3/38.
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    Andy Flower

    Andy Flower

    • Current Team: English cricket team
    Andrew "Andy" Flower OBE (born 28 April 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a former international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is currently the England coach. Flower played from his high school days at Vainona High School, Harare, through to most of his career alongside his younger brother Grant Flower. He is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen, alongside players such as Australian Adam Gilchrist. Flower made his international debut in a One Day International against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth, New Zealand, in the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He was Zimbabwe's wicket-keeper for more than 10 years and statistically by far the finest batsman the country has fielded. A good player of spin, he made 550 runs in a Test series against India in 2000/01. This tally came in just four innings and he was only dismissed twice. He is one of the few players to score a century on ODI debut. Nearing the end of his career, Flower achieved international recognition (along with team mate Henry Olonga) in 2003 by wearing a black armband in a Cricket World Cup match to protest against the policies of Zimbabwe's government, led by Robert Mugabe. He and Olonga released a statement on 10
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    Gary Kirsten

    Gary Kirsten

    • Current Team: South African cricket team
    Gary Kirsten (born 23 November 1967) is a former South African cricketer, and the World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team. He played 101 Test matches and 185 One-day internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as an opening batsman. His half brother Peter, also played provincial cricket for Western Province, and then later for the South Africa cricket team which included the highlight of the Cricket World Cup in 1992. Kirsten made his Test debut against Australia in Melbourne in 1993. He retired from international cricket in 2004 after crafting a match-winning 76 in his final innings, against New Zealand. Against the same country he had made history by becoming the first ever Protea to play in 100 Test matches. Over the years, he gained a reputation as being a sturdy batsman in both Test cricket and one-day cricket. He could up the tempo of an innings if he needed to, but more often than not he simply waited for the bad ball, much like Steve Waugh and Justin Langer. He was also a reliable fielder. Kirsten held the South African records for most runs and centuries in a Test career, before both were surpassed by Jacques Kallis. He was the first Test
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    Adrian Birrell

    Adrian Victor Birrell (born December 8, 1960) in Grahamstown, Cape Province is a former South African first class cricketer and Irish cricket coach. A leg break bowler, Birrell took 75 wickets at 30.16 in his career for Eastern Province, before turning to coaching. He led Ireland in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup where they reached the Super Eight Stage. In the tournament they beat two Test nations, Bangladesh and Pakistan as well as achieving a tie against Zimbabwe. After the world cup he was replaced as Ireland coach by Phil Simmons.
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    Jack Russell

    Robert Charles "Jack" Russell MBE (born 15 August 1963, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England) is a retired English international cricketer, now known for his abilities as an artist, as a cricket wicketkeeping coach and football goalkeeping coach. Russell gained the support he needed to become a first-class cricketer from his father John at Stroud Cricket Club, and at Archway School. Two days before his fourteenth birthday, he saw a catch on television: McCosker caught Knott bowled Greig, Headingley 1977. Russell himself has commented: "Low down, one handed, across first slip. Brilliant. I thought then that I would like to be able to do that. That's where it started, that was the inspiration [for becoming a wicket keeper]." The other inspiration cited was the death of his brother David. But the death of his brother, who died of a brain haemorrhage changed this and Russell quickly rededicated himself. Archway School's sports master Ricky Rutter guided Russell towards Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and as a result Russell stayed at Archway for one year of Sixth Form college. He then headed to Bristol Technical College to study accountancy, staying for one before joining
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    David Houghton

    David Laud Houghton (born 23 June 1957) is a former Zimbabwean Test cricketer. He captained Zimbabwe in their first four Test matches, losing two and drawing two. Zimbabwe won one of the 17 One Day Internationals he was captain for. David Houghton also represented his country in hockey and was described by the Pakistan hockey team captain as the best goal-keeper he had ever played against. Probably Zimbabwe's second-best batsman in their short cricketing history (after Andy Flower), Houghton holds the record for the highest Test score by a Zimbabwean, with his 266 against Sri Lanka in 1994/5. He still holds the Test Match record for the most runs in a career without a duck, with 1,464. His other memorable one day cricket inning was against New Zealand in 1987 Reliance World Cup, in which Houghton scored 142 runs off 137 deliveries with 13 fours and 6 sixes. Since retiring as a player, Houghton has gone on to become a coach and commentator. Before he was the coach of Derbyshire County Cricket Club he was the coach at Radlett Cricket Club in Hertfordshire. Whilst in this role his best achievement was taking Radlett to victory in the Evening Standard trophy which is London's most
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    Mike Gatting

    Mike Gatting

    Michael "Mike" William Gatting OBE (born 6 June 1957 in Kingsbury, England) is a former English cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Middlesex (1975–1998; captain 1983–1997) and for England from 1977 to 1995, captaining the national side in twenty-three Test matches between 1986 and 1988. He is currently the ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, stated, "talk of Gatting the batsman always evokes adjectives such as pugnacious, bold, brave and belligerent". Before playing cricket professionally, Gatting used to play football for Watford reserves. As a fourteen year old goalkeeper on trial at Queen's Park Rangers, Gatting was told that he was too short and fat to make the grade. He turned to cricket for his sporting future, whilst QPR signed the other trialist that day, Phil Parkes. In domestic cricket, Gatting was one of the most prolific batsmen in England for most of his career, but it took him several years to establish himself in the England team. He initially had great difficulty converting fifties into centuries at Test match level and he did not achieve a Test century until his fifty-fourth Test innings; he went on to accumulate
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    Alan Peach

    Herbert Alan Peach (6 October 1890; 8 October 1961), was an English cricketer who played for Surrey. He was an all-rounder: a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. Alan Peach was born at Maidstone, Kent. World War I delayed his first-class debut until 1919, when he was already 28, but in a career that extended until 1931 he still managed to take 795 wickets at 26.58 and score 8940 runs at 23.71. The highest of his four hundreds was 200 not out, made against Northamptonshire at Northampton in 1920, when he shared in a stand of 171 in forty-two minutes with Percy Fender. A notably hard striker of the ball, in 1924 he hit balls from both Bates of Glamorgan and Newman of Hampshire clean out of The Oval. During the same season, he dismissed four Sussex batsmen with consecutive balls, also at The Oval, finishing with eight wickets for 60, his best innings analysis. He played six times for the Players against the Gentlemen between 1923 and 1928. He was Surrey coach from 1935 to 1939 and discovered Alec and Eric Bedser. He died at North End, Newbury, Hampshire.
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    Archie Fowler

    Archibald John Burgess Fowler (April 1, 1891 - May 7, 1977) was an English cricketer. Archie Fowler represented Middlesex County Cricket Club in 26 first-class matches between 1921 and 1930 and received his County Cap. He never quite established himself, but did well in 1924, when he took 5/29 versus a strong Lancashire team. He scored 133 runs at an average of 7.00, with a highest score of 21. He took 14 catches and 41 wickets at an average of 26.75, with a personal best of 5/29. He succeeded George Fenner as the County Coach at Middlesex during the mid 1930s and is remembered as an outstanding coach. He constantly umpired at Lord's and finally acted as 1st XI Scorer, following the retirement of Patsy Hendren in 1960, before being succeeded by Jim Alldis. His connection with Lord's lasted for over fifty years.
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    Bob Cunis

    Robert Smith Cunis (born 5 January 1941 in Whangarei; died 9 August 2008 in Ruakaka) played 20 Test matches for New Zealand as a fast bowler between 1964 and 1972, and was later coach of the New Zealand national team from 1987 to 1990. His son Stephen (born 1978) played cricket for Canterbury between 1998 and 2006. Bob Cunis's most successful Test was against England in Auckland in 1970-71, when his accuracy and swing brought him 6 for 76 and 3 for 52. He was subsequently selected to play in the World XI that toured Australia in 1971-72, but had little success. In the tour to the West Indies that followed, he took only six wickets in the five Tests at an average of 102.83. After that he lost his place in the Test team to the younger fast bowlers Richard Collinge, Dayle Hadlee and Richard Hadlee, although he continued to play domestic cricket in New Zealand until 1976-77. Test Match Special commentator Alan Gibson once commented, "This is Cunis at the Vauxhall End. Cunis, a funny sort of name: neither one thing nor the other." However according to his Wisden obituary, the witticism was probably first coined by Alan Ross in a report in The Observer of the New Zealanders' match
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    David Moore

    • Current Team: Bermudian cricket team
    David John Arthur Moore (born 16 October 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is a former Australian state cricketer. He played as a wicketkeeper for New South Wales. An ACB Level Three accredited coach, Moore was appointed the Head Coach of the New South Wales (NSW) women's side in 2001, leading the team to victory in the Women's National Cricket League. He was also coach of the Balmain Cricket Club in Sydney. As a cricketer, he represented NSW at all levels, from colts to Sheffield Shield between 1983 and 1989. His state under-19 team mates included Steve and Mark Waugh, Mark Taylor, Gavin Robertson and Brad McNamara. A wicket-keeper, Moore played first-grade cricket in Sydney with the St George and Waverley Cricket Clubs between 1984 and 1993, making his first-class debut in 1986–87. In 2002 David Moore was appointed as senior coach of the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy (CBCA). Working alongside the likes of Bennett King and Troy Cooley. He later worked with King as assistant coach of the West Indies. He also formed a close coaching partnership at NSW level with the highly regarded Steve Thomlinson. On 3 May 2007 it was confirmed that Moore would be head coach of the
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    Ian Frazer

    Ian Douglas Frazer (born 7 September 1966) is an Australian cricket coach, sports scientist and biomechanist, and a former first-class cricketer. From 2005 to 2007, Frazer served as the biomechanist for the Indian national cricket team and assistant to the then-team coach Greg Chappell. Ian Douglas Frazer was born in Lilydale, Victoria (a suburb of Melbourne), Australia on 7 September 1966. He received cricket training at the Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy in 1988. He began playing first-class and List A cricket for the Victoria cricket team in 1986 as a left-hand batsman; his career lasted until 1990. After the end of his playing career, Frazer worked for some time in business and computing technology before collaborating with the Australian cricketer Chappell to develop the cricket training programme "The Chappell Way". In 2005, Frazer was chosen by Australian cricketer Greg Chappell, who had been appointed the coach of the Indian cricket team and praised Frazer as the leading sports scientist and expert in biomechanics, to serve as his assistant and the team's biomechanist. During Chappell's tenure, Frazer worked to enforce Chappell's training regimen to increase the physical
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    Ian Sinclair

    • Current Team: Filipino cricket team
    Ian McKay Sinclair (born 1 June 1933) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in two Tests in 1956. He also played for the Canterbury Country in the Hawke Cup competition. He was born in Rangiora, Canterbury.
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    Kapil Dev

    Kapil Dev

    Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj ( pronunciation (help·info)) (born 6 January 1959, Chandigarh Punjab, India), better known as Kapil Dev, is a former Indian cricketer. He captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. Named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Kapil Dev was also India's national cricket coach for 10 months between October 1999 and August 2000. Kapil was a right-arm pace bowler noted for his graceful action and potent outswinger, and was India's main strike bowler for most of his career. He also developed a fine inswinging yorker during the 1980s, which he used very effectively against tail-enders. As a batsman, he was a natural striker of the ball who could hook and drive effectively. A naturally aggressive player, he often helped India in difficult situations by taking the attack to the opposition. Nicknamed The Haryana Hurricane, he represented the Haryana Cricket Team in domestic cricket. He retired in 1994, holding the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket, a record subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000. At the time, he was also India's highest wicket taker in both major forms of cricket,
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    Mark Robinson

    • Current Team: Sussex County Cricket Club
    Mark Andrew Robinson (born 23 November 1966, Hull, Yorkshire) was an English cricketer: a right-arm fast-medium bowler who also batted right-handed. He was renowned for being one of the worst batsmen in the modern professional game, finishing with a career first-class batting average of 4.01, a figure which would have been even lower had it not been for his fairly high proportion of not outs (112 of them in 259 first-class innings). After a number of appearances in Northamptonshire's second XI, Robinson made his first-class debut in 1987 against Lancashire, taking four wickets in the match including those of Mike Watkinson and Neil Fairbrother. By the end of the season he was playing a significant part in the first team, and the following year he took 46 first-class wickets at 22.93. However, with the bat he scored only 37 runs in 17 innings, more than half of them when he made 19* and 2* against Essex in his final game of the summer. He spent the winter in New Zealand playing for Canterbury, though his bowling was not particularly effective and he averaged over 40. Returning to Northants for 1989, Robinson claimed 37 wickets, but a derisory total of 17 runs from 23 innings brought
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    Neil MacRae

    • Current Team: Austrian cricket team
    Neil John MacRae, born 25 March 1972 in Liverpool, is a Scottish cricketer who played two One Day Internationals in 2006. He has also played in first-class and List A cricket matches for Scotland.
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    Stuart Law

    Stuart Grant Law OAM (born 18 October 1968) is an Australian-born cricketer. He was also the head coach of Bangladesh national cricket team, as from July, he succeeded fellow Aussie Jamie Siddons, who left shortly after the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Stuart Law Named Bangladesh Cricket Head Coach After a couple of seasons with the Australian youth team, Law made his first-class debut for Queensland in the 1988/89 Sheffield Shield, scoring 179 in his second match. In 1990/91 he had a superb season, with a batting average over 75 and scoring more than 1,200 runs. Law captained Queensland to five Sheffield Shield titles and two one day trophies, making him the most successful captain in Australian domestic cricket; he is also Queensland’s all time leading run scorer in first class cricket. Law made his Australia debut in a One Day International in 1994/95, and captained Young Australia in England the following summer. In 1995/96 he played his first and only Test match in place of the injured Steve Waugh, making an unbeaten half-century, and subsequently being dropped upon Waugh's recovery. As Law was not picked for Australia again, he is now in the unusual position of being a test
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    Toby Bailey

    • Current Team: Argentine cricket team
    Tobin Michael Barnaby Bailey, also known as Toby Bailey, (born 28 August 1976, Kettering, England) was an English cricketer who played for the cricket team of Northamptonshire between 1996 and 2004. He was a wicket keeper. For most of his early career, Bailey was an understudy to the regular long serving Wicket keeper, David Ripley. When David retired in 2001, Bailey took the first team duties for 3 years until Gerard Brophy arrived in 2004 and took his place due to him having the better Batting abilities. Toby was released at the end of that season. During his time at Northants, he was involved in a bust up with team-mate Russell Warren, in which Russell started dating Bailey's fiancée, Warren was eventually forced out off the club after protests from other members of the squad. Toby has an ECB level 3 coaching certificate and is the former coach of the Argentinian cricket team He now coaches Scottish club side Carlton CC.
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    Gordon Greenidge

    Gordon Greenidge

    Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge MBE (born 1 May 1951) is a former member of the West Indies cricket team. Greenidge was an opening batsman for the West Indies. He began his Test career against India at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in 1974 and continued playing internationally until 1991. He was half of the West Indies prolific opening partnership with Desmond Haynes. The pair made 6482 runs while batting together in partnerships, the highest total for a batting partnership in Test cricket history. Greenidge went on to play 108 Test matches scoring 7,558 runs with 19 centuries. He also played 128 One Day Internationals, including the 1975 and 1983 World Cup Finals, scoring 5,134 runs and 11 centuries. Greenidge scored a double-double century performances against England in the 1984 summer Test series (also known as the "Blackwash" series WI winning 5-0). He scored 214 runs during the second Test at Lords in June 1984, then followed up with 223 runs during the fourth Test at Old Trafford during the last five days of July. The first of those innings was on the last day as West Indies successfully chased 342 for victory; it remains the highest ever run chase at Lords. He also played
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    Gus Logie

    • Current Team: Canadian cricket team
    Augustine Lawrence Logie (born 26 September 1960) is a former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and is currently an international cricket coach. Logie played in the dominant West Indies team of the 1980s as a batsman, though he was almost equally well known as a strong fielder. He made 52 Test appearances and played in 158 One Day Internationals, scoring three international centuries. Following a successful playing career with the Trinidad and Tobago cricket team (1978 to 1992, captaining the side in 1990) and West Indies. His 52 Test matches returned two centuries, including his career best 130 against India in April 1983. Logie also served as West Indies coach between 2003 and October 2004, and as Canadian cricket team coach. After leaving the West Indies, Logie went on briefly to coach the W Connection Wanderers Cricket Club before taking over the Bermudian cricket team. Since taking over as head coach, he has led the team to qualify for the 2007 World Cup in his native West Indies (Bermuda's first qualification in history for the event). Logie was awarded the Humming Bird Medal Silver in 1993 for his service to sport in Trinidad and Tobago. He was also the first
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    Ian Redpath

    Ian Ritchie Redpath (born 11 May 1941, Geelong, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 66 Tests and 5 ODIs from 1964 to 1976. Greg Chappell said he was one of only two players he knew who would kill to get into the Australian Test team, the other being Rod Marsh. Educated at Geelong College, Redpath played first-class cricket for Victoria in 92 matches scoring 6,103 runs with a highest score of 261 made in only his tenth first-class innings, scored in February 1962 against a Queensland attack including Wes Hall. He made his test debut on New Year’s Day at Melbourne in the second test of the 1963-64 series against South Africa. Opening the batting with Bill Lawry, the pair added 219 before Redpath was bowled on 97. Redpath was the last Australian Test cricketer to play as an amateur. He declined the match fee in his early tests in order not to jeopardise his amateur football career. With his lean, gangly body and long neck, Redpath attracted the early nickname "Gandhi" among his team mates. However, when some concerns about this were expressed by local fans on the Australian tour of India in 1964-65, his colleagues permanently reverted to the simpler "Redders". His
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    Jack Robertson

    John David Benbow "Jack" Robertson (22 February 1917 – 12 October 1996) was an English cricketer, who played county cricket for Middlesex, and in eleven Tests for England. A right-handed opening batsman of consistency and class, Jack Robertson was a heavy scorer in county cricket who averaged 46 runs per innings in Tests. Yet he played only eleven times for England, was dropped after making a century in 1949, and was never selected to face Australia. Born in Chiswick, London, England, it was Robertson's misfortune to be overshadowed by others, both in his international and county cricket career. For the first half dozen years of cricket after World War II, England's preferred opening partnership was the trans-Pennine combination of Leonard Hutton and Cyril Washbrook; Robertson's selection for the first Test of 1949 against New Zealand was the result of injury to Washbrook and, despite scoring 121 and sharing a partnership of 143 with Hutton, he lost his place. For Middlesex, Robertson often seemed similarly overshadowed by the batting of Denis Compton and Bill Edrich. Yet in the summer of 1947, when Compton's 3,816 runs and Edrich's 3,539 set new records for run-getting, Robertson
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    Javed Miandad

    Javed Miandad

    Mohammad Javed Miandad Khan (Urdu: محمد جاوید میانداد) (born 12 June 1957), popularly known as Javed Miandad (Urdu: جاوید میانداد), is a former Pakistani cricketer who played between 1975 and 1996. He is Pakistan's leading run scorer in Test cricket. ESPNcricinfo described him that he is "the greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced". He has served as a captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He is widely known for his big six against India in 1986, when 4 runs were required from the last ball. After his playing career, he has remained the coach of Pakistan cricket team at various occasions, as well as held positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board. He had three coaching stints with the Pakistan national team. Javed Miandad was born on 12 June 1957 in Karachi. His parents moved from Palanpur, Gujarat, India. Javed Miandad is a Tyagi (Muslim). Cricket was his family game. He had three brothers play first-class cricket in Pakistan: Anwar Miandad, Sohail Miandad and Bashir Miandad. His nephew, Faisal Iqbal, is also a Test cricketer. Miandad made his Test debut against New Zealand at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on 9 October 1976. He scored 163 in this match, to become the youngest
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    Mike Young

    Mike Young

    Mike Young (born December 21, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois) is the current Australian cricket team fielding coach as well as former minor league and Australian baseball manager, player and coach. On 6 December he was appointed by the Indian cricket team as a fielding consultant on a three-week assignment. Young attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and he was the team's MVP in 1978. After graduation, he managed to land a contract to play in the Netherlands Honkbal Hoofdklasse baseball league and he played there in 1979 and 1980 and realized that there were other opportunities for American players to ply their skills around the globe. He sent his resume around and was contacted in 1981 by the Queensland Rams, an Australian Baseball League team, which he also player-coached and led to a national championship (the Claxton Shield) in 1982. Because the Australian and American seasons do not overlap, Young was able to pursue opportunities on both continents, and in 1985 landed the job of coach with the Medicine Hat Blue Jays, his first in organised baseball. In 1989, he managed the Bluefield Orioles in the Appalachian League and the Wausau Timbers in the Midwest League in 1990.
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    Murphy Su'a

    • Current Team: Samoan cricket team
    Murphy Logo Su'a (born 7 November 1966) is a former New Zealand cricketer, who played 13 Tests and 12 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. Su'a was born in Wanganui. He was often thought of as a great under-achiever. A left arm seamer who never scaled the heights that is talent suggested he might, the first Samoan to play Test cricket for New Zealand. Su'a even resorted to bowling left arm spin in Test cricket as his career was on the decline. Su'a was included in the 1992 World Cup squad for New Zealand but did not play in a single game, being 12th man in all of them. Su'a became a motivational speaker in the United States. He is a customer loyalty and growth manager at Vodafone NZ. Su'a returned to international cricket in September 2012 for his birth nation of Samoa in Division Eight of the World Cricket League.
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    Andy Moles

    Andrew James Moles (born 12 February 1961, in Solihull, Warwickshire) is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire and Griqualand West. After his playing career he became a coach with his most recent international coaching position being the coach of the New Zealand national cricket team. Moles was a gritty and determined, right-handed opening batsman. He played from 1986 until his retirement in 1997 for Warwickshire, where he scored 13,316 runs at an average of 38.59. During the late 1980s he also played domestic cricket in South Africa for Griqualand West and in three seasons managed 1,989 runs at 64.16. After retiring as a player, he started his coaching career at Griqualand West, staying there for five years. In 2003 he was appointed as the national coach of Kenya, but he had a turbulent time due to infighting between the Kenyan Cricket Board and players which led him to quit the job at the end of 2004. He took over as the coach of Scotland in January 2005 but quit the job after less than a year as a result of disagreements with some of the senior players. He was appointed coach of Northern Districts in New Zealand domestic cricket for the 2006-07 season, and in
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    George Cox senior

    George Rubens Cox (November 29, 1873 at Warnham, Sussex – March 23, 1949 at Dorking, Surrey) was an English cricketer who played for Sussex. In the later part of his life he became generally known as George Cox senior in order to distinguish him from his son George Cox junior, who was also a successful player for the same county. Cox's first-class career lasted from 1895 to 1928. He was a useful right-handed batsman, with 14633 runs at 18.73, including two centuries. He was also a fine fielder, holding 552 catches, mostly close to the wicket. However he was chiefly noted for his left-arm bowling, in his first few years at medium-pace but thereafter principally orthodox spin. He took 1843 wickets at 22.86, with best innings figures of 9/50. In 1926, at the age of 52, he took 17 Warwickshire wickets for 106 runs at Horsham, which remains the best match analysis for the county. He still holds a second county record, that for the last wicket. In 1908, he put on 156 with Harry Butt at Cambridge against Cambridge University. When Cox played his highest innings, 167 not out against Hampshire at Chichester in 1906, he and Butt added 116 for the last wicket. After his playing days he became
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    Kevin Shine

    Kevin James Shine (born 22 February 1969, in Bracknell, Berkshire, England) is a former first-class cricketer and former coach of Somerset County Cricket Club, and the fast-bowling coach for the England cricket team. His first-class career ran from 1989 to 1998, during which he played for Hampshire, Middlesex and Somerset. He took 249 first-class wickets at an average of 36.09, including 55 in the 1997 season. His best innings figures were 8 for 47 for Hampshire against Lancashire in 1992. After retiring as a player due to injury, he served as coach of Somerset from 2001 to 2004. The team won the C&G Trophy in his first year in charge. He subsequently served as the director of the Somerset academy, and was appointed England's fast-bowling coach from March 2006 in succession to Troy Cooley. He faced criticism that under his coaching many England fast-bowlers failed to progress, particularly Steve Harmison. He has since moved back to his original administrative role within the England setup at Loughborough University, and was replaced by Allan Donald.
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    Michael Dighton

    Michael Dighton

    • Current Team: Canadian cricket team
    Michael Gray Dighton, (born 24 April 1976, at Toowoomba, Queensland) is an Australian cricket player, who plays for the Tasmanian Tigers. He plays club cricket for North Hobart Cricket Club. He is an excellent opening batsman, particularly in One-day cricket, and he played a leading role in the Tigers victorious ING Cup campaign of 2004-05. He is tall, and strong, and adept at hitting out cleverly early in the innings. He bowls occasional leg spin, and is also a capable wicket-keeper. Dighton has failed to recapture the form which saw him score at an average of 55 in 2003 in the Pura Cup, but still retains his place as one-day opener. Dighton has also played cricket for the Western Warriors where he began his career, Hampshire County Cricket Club, and the Netherlands as an overseas pro. As of June 2007, Dighton has signed for Derbyshire, and are awaiting clearance before playing him in the Twenty20 Cup. On 15 November 2008, Dighton scored 34 off 13 balls for the Emirates All*Stars against the Australian National Team in an exhibition Twenty/20 match. He and Adam Gilchrist scored quickly, hitting boundaries and helping the team (specially made for the occasion) on to win. During the
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    Venkatesh Prasad

    Venkatesh Prasad

    Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad (Kannada: ಬಾಪು ಕೃಷ್ಣರಾವ್‌ ವೆಂಕಟೇಶ್‌ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್‌)  pronunciation (help·info) (born 5 August 1969 in Bangalore, Karnataka) is a former Indian cricketer. He is the bowling coach for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, having formerly performed the same role for the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2009. He made his debut in 1996. Primarily a right-arm medium-fast bowler, Prasad was noted for his bowling combination with Javagal Srinath. Prasad took 96 wickets from 33 Tests at an average of 35, and 196 wickets from 161 ODIs at an average of 32.3. Prasad was more effective on wickets that helped seam bowling even though his best Test bowling figures of 6 for 33, achieved against Pakistan in the 1999 Test series in India, came on a docile pitch in Chennai; these figures included a spell of bowling in which he took 5 wickets for 0 runs. Notably, he once took 10 wickets in a Test match in Durban, South Africa, in December 1996. It remains his only ten wicket haul in Test cricket. Prasad also took five wicket hauls in England, in 1996, in Sri Lanka, in 2001, and in the West Indies, in 1997. Prasad played his final Test match in Sri Lanka
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    Andy Wilson

    Arthur Edward Wilson (May 18, 1910 - July 29, 2002) was an English first class cricketer. A wicketkeeper, he played with Gloucestershire between 1936 and 1955. He started his career at Middlesex in 1932 where he originally played as a lower order batsman. With him unable to cement his spot in the side he moved to Gloucestershire in 1935 and became their first choice keeper a couple of years later after he had qualified for residence. He scored 1138 runs in his debut season which included 130 against Middlesex at Lord's. After fighting in World War 2 he returned to the county in 1946 where he began opening the batting. He took 30 stumpings in 1947 and made his highest score of 188 against Sussex at Chichester in 1949. For every season until 1950 he passed 1000 runs, last achieving the feat in 1953. He coached Gloucestershire from 1950 and in a match against Hampshire in 1953 he took a record 10 catches, 6 of them in the first innings. Before retiring he had given up his wicketkeeping duties to future England Test cricketer Jack Russell and when he did retire he became a journalist.
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    Damien Fleming

    Damien Fleming

    Damien William Fleming (born 24 April 1970, Bentley, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 20 Tests and 88 ODIs from 1994 to 2001. He is regarded as one of Australian cricket’s premier pace bowlers, a recognised expert in the art of swing bowling. In recent years Fleming has spent time refining his theory of Bowlology, a set of scientific coaching principles to help developing bowlers. Fleming's 20 Tests between 1994–95 and 2000-01 returned 75 wickets at an average of 25.89 with best figures of 5/30. He is one of only three men (along with Maurice Allom and Peter Petherick) to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut, against Pakistan. Fleming’s hat-trick was taken against Pakistan at Rawalpindi where he claimed Australia’s nemesis Salim Malik in the second innings as his third wicket. His Test match record is impressive, with the 1999-2000 season Fleming's finest hour: he claimed 31 wickets in six Tests against Pakistan and India. His career best figures of 5/31 came against India at Adelaide in December 1999, where if not for Shane Warne spilling up a simple slips catch, Fleming would have claimed a second hat-trick. Fleming's ODI record is equally
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    Ian Gould

    Ian James Gould (born 19 August 1957) is an ICC Elite Panel cricket umpire and a former English cricketer. He is also chairman of English football club Burnham FC. Gould represented Middlesex (1975–1980 and 1996), Sussex (1981–1991) and Auckland in 1979/80 as a left-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He captained Sussex in 1987. He returned to Middlesex as a county coach between 1991 and 2000. Gould toured the West Indies with the England Young Cricketers in 1976. He played 18 One Day Internationals for England in 1983 including that year's World Cup as a wicketkeeper/batsman. Wicket keeper Bob Taylor represented England in Test matches during 1983. Gould also played cricket in Devon, where he represented Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth but struggled to find form on the slower wickets in the South West. Elsewhere, his son Michael Gould has played cricket for Sussex Second XI. As an Umpire, Gould was appointed to stand in 3 matches of the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean. He umpired his first Test match - South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, Nov 19-22, 2008. Gould was promoted to the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires in 2009. As of 31 August 2012: Gould played football as a
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    Peter Steindl

    • Current Team: Scottish cricket team
    Peter David Steindl (born 14 June 1970 in Bundaberg, Australia) is the head coach of the Scotland cricket team, a post he has held since December 2007. A former cricketer who played for Scotland, he was a limited overs specialist, playing just the one first-class match for his adopted country, in 1998. From 1995 to 2003 he appeared in 10 one dayers and despite not playing in the 1999 World Cup he was part of the Scottish squad. He played club cricket for a number of Scottish teams, including Cupar and RH Corstorphine which he captained for some games. He memorably came out of playing retirement for the latter in the 2007 Scottish National Cricket League relegation play-off, scoring 91 against Strahmore CC. He has recently achieved his ECB level 4 coaching award with distinction.
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    Tom Moody

    Tom Moody

    Thomas Masson Moody (born 2 October 1965, Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer and coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Today he is the coach for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab. Schooled at Guildford Grammar School in Perth, where his father was headmaster, he exhibited great talent for athletics (particularly the high jump) and Australian rules football but truly excelled at cricket being selected to train with the 1st XI side (usually made up of year twelve students) at just thirteen, and play with them the following year. Upon leaving school he moved immediately into Western Australian First Grade cricket with the Midland Guildford team. "Long" Tom Moody, so nicknamed for his 2.01 metre (six foot seven inch) height, began his first class career in the 1985/86 season with Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and also played in England with Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Captaining WA and Worcester to various trophies, Moody, an aggressive and fast scoring batsman, scored over 20,000 first class runs and hit 64 centuries; he was also a useful medium pace bowler. His 1,387 List A runs for Worcestershire in 1991 is a record for the county. He played
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    Bob Simpson

    Bob Simpson

    Robert Baddeley Simpson AO (born 3 February 1936) is a former cricketer who played for New South Wales, Western Australia and Australia, captaining the national team from 1963–64 until 1967–68, and again in 1977–78. He later had a highly successful term as the coach of the Australian team. He is also known as Bobby or Simmo. Simpson played as a right-handed batsman and semi-regular leg spin bowler. After ten years in retirement, he returned to the spotlight at age 41 to captain Australia during the era of World Series Cricket. In 1986 he was appointed coach of the Australian team, a position he held until being replaced by Geoff Marsh in July 1996. Under Simpson's tutelage, the team went from a struggling team, losing a succession of Test series, to the strongest team in world cricket. Some of the team's greatest achievements in his time as coach were winning the 1987 World Cup, regaining The Ashes in England in 1989, and overcoming the previously dominant West Indies on their home grounds in 1995. He also coached county cricket in England, with Leicestershire and Lancashire. He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1965. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007. Born
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    Charlie Parker

    Charles Warrington Leonard "Charlie" Parker (14 October 1882, Prestbury, Gloucestershire – 11 July 1959, Cranleigh, Surrey) was an English cricketer, who stands as the third highest wicket taker in the history of first-class cricket, behind Wilfred Rhodes and Tich Freeman. Parker took no serious attention to cricket in his childhood, preferring to concentrate on golf. He only took to cricket around 1900 and was recommended to Gloucestershire by W. G. Grace in 1903. However, he played only twice in first-class cricket before 1907. From then on, he played regularly, and despite several excellent performances, he was always overshadowed by George Dennett until World War I put a halt to county cricket. By 1914, Parker had not taken 100 wickets in a season and his last two years had been very expensive, suggesting that his was to be an insignificant career. In 1919, with Dennett serving as an officer in the Army, Parker was forced to become Gloucestershire's chief bowler. He took more wickets than ever before in a season, but he was still expensive even when the dry weather was taken into account. However, from 1920 Parker became one of the best left arm spin bowlers in England. A
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    Eric Simons

    • Current Team: Delhi DareDevils
    Eric Owen Simons (b. 9 March 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a former South African cricketer. He was an all-rounder, and he played 23 One Day Internationals but no Tests for South Africa in the 1990s. He later became coach of the national side for two years but he was replaced in 2004 by Ray Jennings. He was the Indian Cricket Team's Bowling Consultant from 10 January 2010 to 14 February 2012 after India's tour of Australia in 2011-2012. He is also the current head coach of the Delhi Daredevils team in the IPL.
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    Fred Titmus

    Frederick John Titmus MBE (24 November 1932 – 23 March 2011) was an English cricketer, whose first-class career spanned five decades. He was the fourth man after W.G. Grace, Wilfred Rhodes and George Hirst to take 2,500 wickets and make 20,000 runs in first class cricket. Although he was best known for his off spin (though at first he bowled medium pace as well), he was an accomplished lower-order batsman who deserved to be called an all-rounder, even opening the batting for England on six occasions. Outside of cricket, Titmus was also an able footballer; at one stage he was contracted to Watford as a professional, having earlier played for Chelsea as a junior. Titmus was in his school's first XI by the age of thirteen, and when sixteen he wrote to Lord's, the ground being very close to his home, to ask for a trial. He was quickly accepted onto the MCC groundstaff, and in June 1949 he was plucked straight from the groundstaff to make his first-class cricket debut against Somerset at Bath. Although he did little in the match, his selection for the first team at such a young age was a clear sign of his potential. 1950 was Titmus's first full season of county cricket, and he performed
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    Andy Pick

    Robert Andrew Pick (born 19 November 1963 in Nottingham) is a former English cricketer, and is the former coach of the England Under-19 team and the Canadian national team. He is currently the ICC High Performance Manager for the Americas Region. An express-pace bowler, Pick played county cricket for Nottinghamshire. He made a somewhat inauspicious first-class debut against Hampshire in July 1983, returning first-innings figures of 20-3-101-0. During this match he also made his List A debut in the John Player League, taking 1-56 from eight overs, his victim being Mark Nicholas. Pick's maiden first-class wicket finally arrived in the second innings of his third game, when he dismissed Yorkshire's Martyn Moxon, but he ended the season with a dismal record of just seven first-class wickets.He received notoriety for his personal record pace of 95 mph. Pick had a better 1984 season, taking 25 wickets at an average of a shade under 31, and from then until 1995 he was a regular in the Nottinghamshire first team, amassing almost 750 wickets in all forms of the game. His best years came in the early 1990s: after a winter in New Zealand with Wellington during which he topped the bowling
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    Clive Rice

    Clive Edward Butler Rice (born 23 July 1949) is a former South African international cricketer. An all-rounder, Rice ended his first class cricket career with a batting average of 40.95 and a bowling average of 22.49. His career coincided directly with South Africa's sporting isolation, and his international experience was limited to his post-prime days. He played three One Day Internationals for South Africa following the country's return from sporting isolation. He was controversially left out of the squads for the one-off Test against the West Indies and the 1992 Cricket World Cup. Born to Patrick and Angela, Rice began his career with Transvaal in 1969 and was called up for South Africa's (ultimately cancelled) tour of Australia in 1971-72. In South African domestic cricket he successfully led the 1980s Transvaal, known as the "Mean Machine", to three Castle Currie Cups and other one-day competition victories. Toward the end of his playing career, he played for and captained Natal. Rice played for Nottinghamshire in the English County Championship in a side that also featured internationals Richard Hadlee and Derek Randall. As captain, he led the side to the County Championship
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    Harry Parks

    Henry William 'Harry' Parks (born July 18, 1906 at Haywards Heath, Sussex; died May 7, 1984 at Taunton, Somerset) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman whose first-class career with Sussex lasted from 1926 to 1948. In 483 matches he scored 21,725 runs at an average of 33.57, with 42 centuries and a highest score of 200* . He scored 1000 runs in a season 14 times, with a best of 2,122 in 1947. Before World War Two he was a middle-order batsman, but after it he became John Langridge's opening partner. He was a member of a notable cricketing family, being the brother of Jim Parks senior and the uncle of Jim Parks junior. He stood as a first-class umpire in 1949 and 1950, and played one match for the Commonwealth XI in India in 1949-50, his last first-class match. Afterwards he was a coach at Taunton School.
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    Ijaz Ahmed

    Ijaz Ahmed (Urdu: اعجاز احمد) (born 20 September 1968 in Sialkot) was a Pakistani cricketer who played 60 Tests and 250 One Day Internationals for Pakistan over a period from 1986 to 2001. He is married to the sister of his former team-mate Saleem Malik. Ijaz had the lowest batting average of the team, with a Test average of 38 and an ODI average of 32, but he did hit six Test centuries against the world's top-ranked side for much of his career, Australia - which is a record number of centuries by a Pakistani against Australia, shared with Javed Miandad. However, in Test cricket he had a habit of being dismissed for low scores, as 33 of his 92 innings yielded single-figure scores and 54 of them yielded scores below 20. Ijaz Ahmed came into the national side at the height of the Imran Khan era, and remained on the fringes for near a decade, despite several good scores, he struggled to find consistency, a trait for which his legendary captain had little patience, though Imran appreciated his hard work and determination per Wasim Akram. Dropped after the 1992 World Cup (true to his overshadowed nature he played in most of the games including the final, with few highlights, many people
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    Jason Gillespie

    Jason Gillespie

    • Current Team: Yorkshire County Cricket Club
    Jason Neil Gillespie (born 19 April 1975 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian cricketer who formerly represented Australia at international level, in both Tests and One Day Internationals, and South Australia, Yorkshire and Glamorgan at first-class level. His primary role is as a right-arm fast-medium bowler, but he is also a competent lower-order batsman. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1995. He made his Test debut against the West Indies at Sydney in 1996 and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the Singer World Series in 1996. On 29 February 2008, Gillespie announced his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia and then played for a period in the unauthorised Indian Cricket League for the Ahmedabad Rockets. At the end of the 2008 English domestic season he retired from all first-class cricket, and is currently the first team coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Jason Gillespie is a descendant on his father's side of the Kamilaroi people of Indigenous Australians, and is the first acknowledged Aboriginal person to become a Test cricketer. His mother has Greek heritage. He attended Cabra Dominican College in
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    Bishan Singh Bedi

    Bishan Singh Bedi  pronunciation (help·info) (sometimes spelt as Bishen Singh Bedi) (born 25 September 1946) is a former Indian cricketer who was primarily a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He played Test cricket for India from 1966 to 1979 and formed part of the famous Indian spin quartet. He also captained the national side in 22 Test matches. Bedi is also famous for always wearing a colourful patka and his outspoken and forthright views on cricketing matters. In Indian domestic cricket, Bedi first played for Northern Punjab when only fifteen, having taking up cricket only two years previously, a particularly late age for this sport. He moved to Delhi in 1968–69 and in the 1974–75 season of the Ranji Trophy, he took a record 64 wickets. Bedi also represented Northamptonshire in English county cricket for many years. He finished his career with 1560 wickets in first-class cricket — more than any other Indian. His bowling has been described as graceful, even beautiful, and full of guile and artistry. He was at expert in flighting the ball, and was capable of making it hold it back or hurry forward and added subtle variations of spin. His action was so relaxed and co-ordinated that
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    Chris Adams

    Christopher John Adams (born 6 May 1970) is the current cricket manager of Surrey County Cricket Club and a former English first-class cricketer who briefly represented his nation at Test and One Day International level. An aggressive right-handed batsman, occasional right-arm off spin bowler and specialist slip fielder, Adams enjoyed a successful first-class career for Derbyshire and Sussex. Adams made his first-class debut as an eighteen-year-old for Derbyshire in one match the 1988 season and stayed there until the 1997 season, when he left to join Sussex as captain. He is the longest serving county captain in Sussex's history. He captained Sussex to the 2003, 2006 and 2007 County Championship titles, and was one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2004 for his efforts in the previous calendar year. He had a brief career at international level for England, playing five Tests and five One-day Internationals between May 1998 and January 2000. He made his Test debut in 1999 against South Africa at Johannesburg, and came to the crease for his maiden Test innings to face Allan Donald on a hat-trick, with England in the perilous position of four wickets down for two runs; he
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    Geoff Arnold

    Geoff Arnold (born Geoffrey Graham Arnold on 3 September 1944) is an English cricketer who played 34 Tests and 14 One Day Internationals for England. His nickname of "Horse" was based on his initials of GG. He was a seam and swing bowler, who finished his first-class cricket career, which lasted from 1963 to 1982, with 1130 wickets at an average of 21.91. He played for Surrey and Sussex, winning the County Championship with the former county in 1971. He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1972. Arnold made his England debut in 1967 against Pakistan, a season during which he claimed 109 wickets. A succession of niggling injuries meant that he had to wait until the early 1970s before he became a fixture in the team. In 1974, he assisted Chris Old in bowling out India for 42, at Lords. Surprisingly for an out and out seam bowler, he was fairly successful everywhere except in the West Indies. In 1972-3 series in India and Pakistan, he claimed 17 wickets (17.43), starting with match figures of 9 for 91 - his best - in the England win in Delhi. Against both New Zealand and the West Indies the following summer, Arnold delivered 310 overs and took thirty one wickets. He and John Snow
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    Trevor Chappell

    • Current Team: Singaporean cricket team
    Trevor Martin Chappell (born 12 October 1952, Glenelg, South Australia) is a former Australian cricketer, a member of the South Australian Chappell family which excelled at cricket. He played 3 tests and 20 One Day Internationals for Australia, in which his batting was lacklustre but his bowling was strong enough to make him a bowling all-rounder for Australia. His career was overshadowed, however, by an incident in 1981 in which he bowled an underarm delivery to New Zealand cricketer Brian McKechnie to stop the batsman from hitting a six. After retiring from first class cricket in 1986, Chappell went on to coach the Bangladesh cricket team and became a fielding coach for the Sri Lankan cricket team Chappell was the youngest of the Chappell cricketing brothers. He attended Prince Alfred College and was a schoolboy cricketer, meeting the high standards set for him by his brothers Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell, and their grandfather, former Australian test captain of the 1930s Victor Richardson. Chappell debuted for South Australia in the 1972-73 season, but in 1976 he changed to Western Australia before finally settling with New South Wales in 1979. He played his best cricket with
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    Graham Ford

    • Current Team: Sri Lankan cricket team
    Graham Xavier Ford (born 16 November 1960 in Natal) is a South African first class cricketer turned cricket coach. He is currently the head coach of the Sri Lanka national team. A right-handed batsman, he played 7 games for Natal B in his career despite playing his last game seven years after his debut in 1982/83. He was a good allrounder sportsman, being a former provincial tennis champion and representing Natal at football. Ford is also a qualified rugby union referee. In 1992 he became coach of Natal where he enjoyed the services of Malcolm Marshall, Clive Rice, Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes and Lance Klusener. He led the province to victory in both the first class and one day trophies in 1996-97. Ford coached the South Africa A side in 1998 in a tour of Sri Lanka and the following year was named the assistant coach of South Africa. As assistant to Bob Woolmer he coached South Africa in the 1999 World Cup where they reached the semi finals before being eliminated by Australia. Following the tournament he replaced Woolmer as coach and led the country to victory in 8 of the 11 series that they played but having suffered back-to-back defeats against Australia he lost his job in June
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    Andrew Hurry

    Andrew Hurry

    • Current Team: Somerset County Cricket Club
    Andrew Hurry is presently first team coach for Somerset County Cricket Club A former Royal Marines fitness instructor and amateur cricketer with Taunton Cricket Club, Hurry joined Somerset in March 2001 as Fitness Instructor, introducing yoga as an activity for the 2002 season. For the 2005 season, Hurry was named Second XI coach, but left to coach the United Arab Emirates national cricket team. Hurry rejoined Somerset as First XI coach in February 2006 to replace England bound Mark Garaway, having achieved England and Wales Cricket Board coaching qualifications up to Level Four. In the 2007 season, with Justin Langer as captain and Hurry as coach, Somerset won the County Championship second division with 10 victories in 16 matches, after finishing last in 2006. The county was also promoted in the Natwest Pro40 one-day competition. By June 2008 the county led the first division of the County Championship. In September 2009, Hurry signed an extended contract with the club, tying him to Somerset until 2012.
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    Jim Parks senior

    James Horace "Jim" Parks (12 May 1903, Haywards Heath, Sussex – 21 November 1980, Cuckfield, Sussex) was a cricketer who played for Sussex and England. He is referred to as Jim Parks senior, because his son, James Michael Parks, was also a successful Sussex, Somerset and England cricketer. In addition, his brother Harry played for Sussex and his grandson Bobby played for Hampshire. Parks was a right-handed opening batsman and a medium-pace bowler of inswingers. He was a regular member of the Sussex county team from 1927 and scored 1,000 runs in every season except one up to 1939, when his first-class career ended with the Second World War. In 1935, he did the all-rounder's "double" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, but nothing in Parks' career suggested he was an out-of-the-ordinary county cricketer — until 1937. In that year, by scoring 3,003 runs and taking 101 wickets in the season, he set a record that is all but certain never to be equalled. Only 13 cricketers have scored more than 2,000 runs and taken 100 wickets in an English season; no other cricketer has ever taken 100 wickets while scoring 3,000 runs. His run total included 11 centuries and he also took 21 catches. Having
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    Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid

    Rahul Dravid ( pronunciation (help·info); full name Rahul Sharad Dravid, born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer, who captained the national Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket teams. Born in a Marathi family, he started playing cricket at the age of 12 and later represented the state team at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Popularly nicknamed "The Wall", he has been described as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He was named one of the best five cricketers of the year by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2000 and received the Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year awards at the inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004. In December 2011, he became the first non-Australian cricketer to address at the Bradman Oration in Canberra. As of October 2012, Dravid is the third-highest run scorer in Test cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, and the third Indian cricketer to exceed 10,000 runs both in Tests and in ODIs. Wisden ranked him the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Don Bradman and Tendulkar. As of April 2009, he is the only cricketer to score a century in all ten Test-playing countries. As of
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    Rashid Khan

    • Current Team: Chinese cricket team
    Rashid Khan (born December 15, 1959, Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 4 Tests and 29 ODIs from 1980 to 1985.
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    Steve Thomlinson

    Steve Thomlinson is a Level 3 Cricket Coach accredited with Cricket Australia. He was appointed Sportsmaster of Barker College formally on 21 July 2008 and will continue in his role as Director of Cricket at Barker College, one of Australia's leading cricket schools. He is the great nephew of Tasmanian cricketer Arthur Thomlinson, and son of legendary Balmain cricketer Col "Chucker" Thomlinson. He has coached a number of Under 19 NSW teams, and until July 2008 was engaged as the specialist Batting Coach for the NSW Emerging Blues. He is also coach of the NSW Under 19 Schoolboys and Combined Associated Schools representative teams. He was also First Grade fielding coach at the Gordon Cricket Club. He has also been appointed as Coach on a number of overseas tours, 1997,1999, 2002, 2004 & 2009 to South Africa, 1999 to England and 1999 to New Zealand, 2007 Barbados/Antigua and USA. As a player he played the majority of his 1st Grade career with the Balmain and Sydney Cricket Clubs with a highest score of 178 not out. He also played three minor fixtures for New South Wales making a highest score of 49 at the SCG. In 1994 he resumed his playing career with Teddington Cricket Club in
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    Alf Gover

    Alfred Richard (Alf) Gover MBE (29 February 1908 – 7 October 2001) was an English Test cricketer. He was the mainstay of the Surrey bowling attack during the 1930s and played four Tests before and after the Second World War. He also founded and ran a cricket school in Wandsworth that coached many notable players. "Good cricket was a crusade for one of the game's kindest men" wrote the cricket correspondent, Colin Bateman, about Gover's long-standing coaching exploits. Alf Gover was born in Epsom, Surrey in 1908. A fast right-hand bowler with a deadly outswinger and a cleverly disguised breakback, Gover began bowling at a young age and was first taken on trial by Essex in July 1926. He bowled Johnny Douglas at the nets several times and travelled with Essex as twelfth man to The Oval in 1927. A chance conversation with Herbert Strudwick, the great Surrey wicket-keeper, led Gover to changing county because he thought his prospects would be brighter with Surrey. Gover played his first county match against Sussex in June 1928, but did not establish himself permanently until 1930. With Freddie Brown, Percy Fender and Maurice Allom available up to 1932, Gover did not play a major role,
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    Bob Woolmer

    Bob Woolmer

    Robert Andrew Woolmer (14 May 1948 – 18 March 2007) was an international cricketer, professional cricket coach and also a professional commentator. He played in 19 Test matches and 6 One Day Internationals for England and later coached South Africa, Warwickshire and Pakistan. On 18 March 2007, Woolmer died suddenly in Jamaica, just a few hours after the Pakistan team's unexpected elimination at the hands of Ireland in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Shortly afterwards, Jamaican police announced that they were opening a murder investigation into Woolmer's death. In November 2007, a jury in Jamaica recorded an open verdict on Woolmer's death, after deciding that there was insufficient evidence of either a criminal act or natural causes. Woolmer was born in the hospital across the road from the cricket ground in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, in India. His father was the cricketer Clarence Woolmer, who represented United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) in the Ranji Trophy. Woolmer went to school in Kent, first at Yardley Court in Tonbridge and then The Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells. When he was 15, Colin Page, the coach and captain of the Kent second XI, converted him from an off-spinner to a
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    Geoff Lawson

    Geoff Lawson

    Geoffrey Francis Lawson, OAM (born 7 December 1957 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer and the former coach of the Pakistan cricket team. Nicknamed "Henry" after the Australian poet, Lawson was a fast bowler for New South Wales (NSW) and Australia. He first played for NSW in 1977–78, made his international debut in 1980–81. Lawson made three tours of England, including the 1989 Ashes-winning tour. For a few seasons in the early 1980s, Lawson was Australia's leading fast bowler, but his career suffered from poor luck with injury. Lawson received the Order of Australia in 1990 for services to cricket and in 2002 he was given the Australian Sports Medal. He is a qualified optometrist who graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) from the University of New South Wales. Since his playing retirement, Lawson has been a coach, commentator and writer on the game. He has broadcast for ABC Radio, Channel Nine and Foxsports, and contributed to the Sydney Morning Herald and other newspapers and magazines in various countries. He has coached the Pakistan national cricket team and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Lawson first came to notice in international cricket by
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    Graham Thorpe

    Graham Thorpe

    Graham Paul Thorpe MBE (born 1 August 1969) is a former English cricketer who played for Surrey and England. A left-handed middle-order batsman and slip fielder, he appeared in exactly 100 Test matches. Thorpe was born in Farnham, Surrey, in August 1969. Naturally right-handed, when he was six years old Thorpe changed his stance to make it harder for his two elder brothers to get him out and because the boundary in his garden was shorter on the leg-side for a left-hander. Thorpe made his debut for Surrey in 1988, and his international debut in 1993. He scored a century (114 not out) in the second innings of his debut Test match, against Australia at Trent Bridge. Developing into a very highly-regarded player, he was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1998. Thorpe hit only one four in his hundred against Pakistan at Lahore in November 2000. It also contained seven threes, 12 twos and 51 singles. He hit another boundary before being dismissed for 118 from 301 balls. This is among the fewest ever boundaries in a Test century. However, Thorpe was also a highly capable stroke-maker: during his highest Test score, 200 not out off 231 balls against New Zealand at
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    John Buchanan

    John Marshall Buchanan (born 5 April 1953 in Ipswich, Queensland) is the former coach of the Australia national cricket team and of Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League. John Buchanan is a King's Old Collegian (University of Queensland, Brisbane) and is also an old boy of The Southport School, located in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Buchanan is also known in cricketing circles as 'Ned Flanders', due to his similarity in appearance to The Simpsons character. Buchanan had a brief first-class career with Queensland in 1978/79 in which he played in 7 matches and hit 160 runs. He also played league cricket in England including a spell at Hyde Cricket Club in Cheshire. Buchanan began his coaching career in England- he was player/coach/professional for Oldham in Central Lancashire league as well as Cambridgeshire in Minor Counties 1978 & 79. Oldham won the League and Cup double in 79 which was first time in some 40 odd years. Prior to the senior coaching position, he had five successful years as the Queensland Bulls coach in which they enjoyed two Sheffield Shield titles, the one in 1994/95 was the first in the state's history, and two Mercantile Mutual Cup wins.
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    John Dyson

    John Dyson

    John Dyson (born 11 June 1954, Kogarah, New South Wales) is a former international cricketer (batsman) who is now a cricket coach, most recently in charge of the West Indies. He played 30 Test matches and 29 ODIs for Australia from 1977 to 1984. He did not enjoy as much success at the international level as he did at the first class level. In first-class matches, he scored nearly 10,000 runs at an average of 40. He is probably best remembered for his "catch of the century" at the SCG, West Indies v Australia, 5 January 1982 when he caught Sylvester Clarke in the outfield, over his head, at a 45-degree angle to the ground, running backwards. Dyson participated in two "rebel tours" of South Africa in 1985-86 and 1986–87, scoring over 1,000 runs. He played soccer as a goalkeeper in the Sutherland Shire (Cronulla RSL) and was a member of the side that won the Dallimore Competition and runners-up in the NSW Amateur Cup final. On 21 October 2007 he was named as coach of the West Indies having previously coached Sri Lanka from 2003 to 2005. On 20 March 2009 he incorrectly called the West Indies in because of bad light after 46.2 overs over of an ODI against England. His decision to do so
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    Mickey Arthur

    Mickey Arthur

    • Current Team: Australian cricket team
    John Michael "Mickey" Arthur (born 17 May 1968) is a South African cricketer who played South African domestic cricket from 1986 to 2001. He coached the South African national team from 2005 to 2010, and is the current coach of the Australia national cricket team. Arthur was born in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. He is an old boy of Westville Boys' High School. Arthur scored 6557 runs playing for Orange Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa A before retiring 2001. He started his coaching career by coaching Griquas in the domestic competition before taking over the Eastern Cape side in 2003. In his last two series in charge Arthur managed to guide them to the finals of the Standard Bank Pro20 Series. He was a surprising choice to take over as the national coach in May 2005, succeeding Ray Jennings. He had a tough introduction into international cricket with his first two Test series as coach happened to be against a rampant Australia, both away and at home, during which South Africa were easily beaten. An injury-hit South Africa failed to make the finals of the 2005-06 VB Series, but they did clinch a tense one-day series win over Australia at home, which culminated
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    Theo Cuffy

    • Current Team: Cayman Islands cricket team
    Theo Cuffy is a cricket coach from Trinidad.
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    Eddie Barlow

    Edgar ("Eddie") John Barlow (12 August 1940– 30 December 2005) was a South African cricketer (an all rounder). Barlow was born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, and played first-class cricket for Transvaal and Eastern Province from 1959-60 to 1967-68 before moving to Western Province for the seasons from 1968-69 to 1980-81. During this time he also played three seasons with Derbyshire in the English County Championship from 1976 - 1978. He completed his first-class career in Boland in 1982-83. Barlow was named as one of the six South African Cricket Annual players of the year in 1962. The bespectacled Barlow was both a popular and easily recognisable figure in South African cricket from the 1960s onwards - a prodigious run-maker and frequent wicket-taker, he was one of the leading all-rounders on the world stage in the 1960s. He was nicknamed "Bunter" because of his supposed resemblance to Billy Bunter. A stand at Newlands Cricket Ground was to have been named after Barlow but due to opposition from some of the voting clubs it has been "put on hold". Barlow played 30 Tests for South Africa. In 1963-64 he became the first South African player to make a century in his first Test
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    Intikhab Alam

    Intikhab Alam Khan (Urdu: انتخاب عالم خان) (born 28 December 1941) is a retired Pakistani cricketer who played in 47 Tests and 4 ODIs from 1959 to 1977. He also played in English county cricket for Surrey between 1969 and 1981. Intikhab was Pakistan's first One Day International cricket captain. He played 3 matches as captain, winning two and losing one. He was the coach in 1992 Cricket World Cup winning Pakistani team. In 2004, he was appointed as the first foreigner to coach a domestic Indian cricket team, coaching Punjab, in the Ranji Trophy. On 25 October 2008, he was named as national coach of the Pakistan cricket team by PCB, a day after Australian Geoff Lawson was sacked as the national coach of Pakistan. In 2009, Intikhab led Pakistan to their first Twenty20 World Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
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    John Bracewell

    • Current Team: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
    John Garry Bracewell (born 15 April 1958) is a New Zealand cricketer and coach. He played 41 Test matches between 1979–80 and 1990, as well as 53 One Day Internationals. He has been the coach of the New Zealand cricket team since the autumn of 2003. His brother Brendon also played Test cricket. Bracewell scored 1,001 runs in Tests, and 512 in ODI matches, with late-order hard-hitting right hand batting, and took 102 Test and 33 ODI wickets with his right-arm off-breaks. He holds the record for the longest ODI career without scoring a half-century or taking a three-wicket haul. His Test career included one century – 110 against England on August 7, 1986. He scored four first-class centuries in all as part of the 4,354 first class runs during a career for Auckland and Otago. He took 522 first class wickets. Bracewell's approach to team selection has fallen under scrutiny during the 2006/2007 season. Despite levelling the home series with Sri Lanka two-all, New Zealand's top order batting has consistently displayed frailty, and this was most apparent after New Zealand compiled a dismal team total of 73 in one ODI during that series. Moreover, Bracewell has opted for a "rotation"
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    Karl Krikken

    • Current Team: Derbyshire County Cricket Club
    Karl Matthew Krikken (born 9 April 1969) is a former English cricketer who played for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, primarily as a wicket-keeper, between 1987 and 2003. Krikken was born in Bolton, Lancashire, the son of Brian Krikken, a wicket-keeper with Lancashire and Worcestershire between 1966 and 1969. Krikken joined Derbyshire in the 1987 season and was the club's first-choice wicket-keeper for most of his career after displacing Bernie Maher in the side. He was also a lower-order right-handed batsman. After his retirement, he became Derbyshire's Academy Coach in late 2003, having earned the ECB's Level 4 Coaching Certificate. Krikken was appointed as the club's Head Coach in June 2011.
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    Martin Suji

    • Current Team: Ugandan cricket team
    Martin Armon Suji, born June 2, 1971 in Nairobi, is a Kenyan cricketer who has played first-class cricket and One-Day Internationals for the Kenyan national side. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Suji has been part of the Kenyan team for more than a decade, having first appeared for them in 1990, and having played in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 Cricket World Cups. His brother is fellow player Tony. He participated in Kenya's Super Six win against Zimbabwe in 2003 and was named man of the match. Following the departure of Roger Harper after the T20 World championships in 2007, Suji was made assistant national team coach assisting Alfred 'Boi' Njuguna who was filling in as caretaker coach before Cricket Kenya appointed Andy Kirsten as full time coach in May 2008 Suji also took part in the 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophy competitions. Suji is the current coach of the Ugandan national side.
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    Wayne B. Phillips

    Wayne B. Phillips

    Wayne Bentley Phillips (born 1 March 1958) is a former Australian cricketer, who played in 27 Tests and 48 ODIs from 1982 to 1986 as a batsman and wicket-keeper. He played for South Australia between 1978 and 1991 Phillips played cricket as a wicketkeeper at high school, but concentrated on batting once he started grade cricket. He would occasionally wicket keep and was a reserve wicketkeeper with Australian under-age teams, but soon established himself as a specialist batsman. He made his first class debut during the 1977-78 season, when the state sides had been depleted due to World Series Cricket. Over the summer he played three Sheffield Shield matches and a single one-day match as a middle class batsman, with a top score of 22. Phillips did not play first class cricket again until the 1980-81 season, when he was picked for South Australia's last match of the Sheffield Shield. He made the most of his opportunity, scoring 111 and 91 as an opener against Victoria. Phillips established himself as an opening batsman over the 1981-82 season, scoring 857 first class runs at an average of 47.61, making an important contribution to South Australia winning the Sheffield Shield that
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    Ajit Wadekar

    Ajit Laxman Wadekar  pronunciation (help·info) (born 1 April 1941 in Bombay, India) is a former international cricketer who played for India between 1966 and 1974. Described as an aggressive batsman, Wadekar made his first-class debut in 1958, before making his international debut in 1966. He batted at No.3 position and was considered to be one of the finest slip fielders. Wadekar also captained the Indian cricket team which won the series in England and West Indies. The Government of India honoured him with the Arjuna Award (1967) and Padmashri (1972), India's fourth highest civilian honour. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai), Wadekar's father wished him to study Mathematics so that he could become an engineer, but he preferred to play cricket. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 1958–59, before making his international debut in Test in December 1966, against the West Indian cricket team at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. He became a part of the regular team, and went on to play 37 Test matches for India between 1966 and 1974, generally batting at number three. Wadekar became captain of Mumbai, and soon was made the captain of the Indian cricket team in 1971, leading a side that
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    Emmerson Trotman

    Emmerson Nathaniel Trotman (b. 10 November 1954) is a former West Indies cricketer who played for the Rebel West Indies side in South Africa. Born in Paradise Village, Christ Church, Barbados, Trotman also played for Barbados and Border in South Africa. In 1989 he was a South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year. Following his retirement as a player, Trotman coached Netherlands cricket team from 1996 until 2004, including at the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
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    Harry Altham

    Harry Surtees Altham, CBE, DSO, MC (30 November 1888 at Camberley, Surrey – 11 March 1965 at Fulwood, Sheffield) was an English cricketer who became an important figure in the game as an administrator, historian and coach. His Wisden obituary described him as "among the best known personalities in the world of cricket". He died of a heart attack just after he had given an address to a cricket society. Altham was educated at Repton School and Oxford University and served in the British Army during World War I as a Major with the 60th Rifles. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the Military Cross (MC), and was mentioned in despatches on three occasions. He was a schoolmaster and a cricket coach at Winchester College, a position that he held for thirty years, and was also the housemaster of Chernocke House. Altham's son, Richard, played in two first-class matches for Oxford University in 1947-1948. Harry Altham was a right-handed batsman. The Repton side which he captained in 1908 has been described as possibly the strongest school eleven of all time. His first-class career lasted from 1908 to 1923. He played for Surrey from 1908 to 1912 and also for Oxford
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    Paul Hibbert

    Paul Anthony Hibbert (23 July 1952 – 27 November 2008) was an Australian cricketer who played in one Test in 1977. He was born in Brunswick, Victoria. Hibbert is one of only two men to make a century in first-class cricket without hitting a boundary, a record he shares with Alan Hill. He was the batting coach at Essendon Cricket Club. He died in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon in 2008. He was the club coach of the Preston Druids Cricket Club
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    Sandeep Patil

    Sandeep Madhusudan Patil (Marathi: संदीप मधुसुदन पाटील)  pronunciation (help·info) (born 18 August 1956, Mumbai) is a former Indian cricketer, Indian national age group cricket manager and former Kenya national team coach, who made the minnows reach the semi-final of the 2003 World Cup. He was a hard-hitting middle order batsman and an occasional medium pace bowler. He was the coach of Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League, but returned to the mainstream when he cut ties with the unofficial league in 2009. He has been appointed as the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) by the BCCI, replacing Dav Whatmore. He was appointed as the new chief of the BCCI Selection Committee on 27 September 2012 Sandeep Patil is the son of Madhusudan Patil himself a former first class cricketer and national level badminton player as well as good player in Tennis & Football.He grew up in the Shivaji Park area in Mumbai, studied in Balmohan Vidyamandir and Ramnarain Ruia College and was coached by Ankush 'Anna' Vaidya. In the early part of his career Patil was as much a medium pacer who bowled off the wrong foot, as he was a batsman. Following three successful years for the Bombay
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    Ramakant Achrekar

    Ramakant Achrekar (born 1932) is an Indian cricket coach from Mumbai (formerly Bombay). He is most famous for coaching young cricketers at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai. He has been a selector for Mumbai cricket team. His most famous and successful pupil is Sachin Tendulkar, who is India's most-capped player and leading run-scorer, in both Test and ODI cricket as well as a former national captain. Other cricketers who have been under his tutelage and have gone on to represent India include Balwinder Sandhu, Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod Kambli, Pravin Amre, Ajit Agarkar and Sanjay Bangar. In 1990, he was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for his services to cricket coaching he also got padma bhushan and lifetime achievement award presented to him by gary kirsten . Achrekar's playing career was not as distinguished as his coaching career. He started playing cricket in 1943. In 1945, he played club cricket for New Hind Sports Club. He also played for Young Maharashtra XI, Gul Mohar Mills and Bombay Port. He played in only one first-class cricket match for all-India State Bank against Hyderabad in the Moin-ud-Dowla tournament in 1963-64. [ISBN 978-81-7167-806-8].
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    Alan Butcher

    • Current Team: Zimbabwean cricket team
    Alan Raymond Butcher (born 7 January 1954, Croydon, Surrey, England) is a former English cricketer who is part of a family known for its strong cricketing connections. Although only selected to play for England on one occasion, he was lauded for his skills in first-class cricket and was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1991. He became Essex coach in 1993, and coached Surrey between 2005 and 2008. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman noted Butcher was, "a popular and accomplished left-handed opener, unlucky to be consigned to membership of the 'One Cap Club'... despite consistent county performances and an ability to tackle quick bowlers, Butcher was passed over". Butcher played his earliest organised cricket with Beckenham under-11's. His parents moved to Australia where he spent five and a half of his formative years during which time he played for Glenelg youth team. His performances there won him their Junior Cricketer award for outstanding play and a selection to the South Australia under-15 team. Had his parents stayed in Australia, he would likely have joined the senior side and later been eligible to play for Australia as his adopted country. However, his parents chose to
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    Dav Whatmore

    • Current Team: Pakistani cricket team
    Davenell Frederick Whatmore (born 16 March 1954, Colombo, Sri Lanka) is a former international cricketer who represented Australia. He had a very short international career from March 1979 to January 1980 in which he played just seven Test matches and one One Day International. At first-class level, he scored over 6,000 runs for Victoria. Whatmore is the current coach of Pakistan. Whatmore was born in Ceylon (now known as Sri Lanka) and was educated at Royal Preparatory College, Colombo. He and his family migrated to Australia in 1962.Thereafter he lived in Mentone, a suburb of Melbourne and studied at Mentone Grammar School. Whatmore retired from professional cricket in 1988/89 to pursue a career in coaching. He coached Sri Lanka in two separate spells, during the first of which he won the 1996 Cricket World Cup. In between those spells, he coached Lancashire where he won the National League in 1998 and 1999, and the NatWest Trophy in 1998. From 2003 to 2007, he had been coaching Bangladesh. Under his coaching, Bangladesh enjoyed relative success, coming from a side that could rarely win matches at all, to a team that can occasionally surprise even the most powerful cricket
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    Les Stillman

    Walter Leslie Stillman (born 5 October 1949 in Alexandra) is a former Australian first-class cricketer who represented Victoria and South Australia. He also played Australian rules football for Essendon and Footscray in the Victorian Football League. During his time as a footballer Stillman played as a half forward. After making his league debut in 1968, Stillman was a semi regular in the Essendon team in 1969 and 1970. His best performance in a game came against Carlton in the opening round of the 1970 VFL season when he kicked six goals. Stillman crossed to Footscray in 1971 but could only manage three senior games and then captained Williamstown until 1975. His cricket career had begun with a solitary first-class match in 1970/71 but it wasn't until after leaving the VFL that he established a place in the Victorian Sheffield Shield team. A right-handed middle order batsman, he broke into the side again in 1974/75 and had a solid season with 451 runs at 30.06. He remained with Victoria for a further two Shield seasons but failed to register his maiden first-class hundred, although he managed a half century against a strong West Indian pace attack in a tour game. Stillman didn't
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    Mohsin Khan

    Mohsin Hasan Khan (Urdu: محسن حسن خان; born March 15, 2342, Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 48 Tests and 75 ODIs from 1977 to 1986 mainly as an opening batsman. Playing in this role for Pakistan against India at Lahore in 1982-83, he scored 101 not out of Pakistan's second-innings total of 135/1. This is the lowest team score in Test cricket to have included a century. He was one of a minority of South Asian players to come to terms with conditions in Australia and England, scoring two consecutive centuries in Australia in 1983/4 and becoming the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord's, which he did earlier in 1982. He retired from international cricket to pursue a film career. He later married Bollywood movie star Reena Roy and had a short career as an actor in the Indian film industry. Movies he featured in includes Gunehgar Kaun, Laatsaab, Pratikaar, Fateh, Saathi, etc. He has since divorced Roy and remarried. He now lives in Karachi, Pakistan. He has a daughter with Reena Roy, who now lives with her mother in India. He had named his daughter Jannat, but since then she is now called Sanam. On 2 March 2010 Pakistan have named
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    Robin Singh

    Robin Singh

    • Current Team: Mumbai Indians
    Rabindra Ramanarayan "Robin" Singh ( pronunciation (help·info), b. September 14, 1963, Princes Town, Trinidad) is a former cricketer who played as an all-rounder for India, especially in Limited Overs Internationals (LOIs). He is currently the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Mumbai Indians. He was known for his brilliant running between the wickets, diving efforts to make the crease and great fielding ability. Robin Singh was born in Trinidad and Tobago to Indian parents, he moved to India early in his life and played his early cricket in Madras. He currently resides in Adayar, Chennai, although his parents still live in Trinidad. Robin Singh started his first class career for Tamil Nadu during the 1981-82 season. He was a genuine all rounder for his club and made more than 6,000 runs and also took 172 wickets with his gentle medium fast bowling during a first class career that spanned more than two decades. Robin Singh made his debut for India in One Day Internationals against West Indies on March 11, 1989, however he was dropped after the series. Singh had to wait another seven years to secure a regular place in the Indian team. On the back of consistent performances in
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    Pravin Amre

    • Current Team: Pune Warriors India
    Pravin Kalyan Amre  pronunciation (help·info) (born August 14, 1968, in Mumbai) is an Indian cricketer. Amre represented India in 11 Test matches scoring one 100 and three 50s with a batting average of 42.50. However, these figures did not help him to become a regular fixture in the national team. He found himself in Indian colours just for two seasons from 1992 to 1994. Dennis Lillee himself said Amre was the best player of pace bowling, even better than Viv Richards and Bishen Bedi said he was the best player of spin bowling, even better than Gundappa Vishwanath. He had the rare honour of scoring a century in his debut Test match. It came against a South African side that included Allan Donald and Brian McMillan. He had a good record in domestic cricket playing for Mumbai Cricket Team, Railways, Rajasthan and Bengal. He also played in South Africa with Boland. His 246 for Rest of India against Bengal is still the highest by any bastman in the Irani Trophy. Amre came from the same school of cricketers as Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, and like Tendulkar and Kambli, he was also coached by Ramakant Achrekar. He is the only Indian cricketer to score a half century on his ODI
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    Rod Marsh

    Rodney William Marsh MBE (born 4 November 1947) is a former Australian wicketkeeper. A colourful character, Marsh had a Test career spanning from the 1970–71 to the 1983–84 Australian season. In 96 Tests, he set a world record of 355 wicketkeeping dismissals, the same number his pace bowling Western Australian team-mate Dennis Lillee achieved with the ball. The pair were known for their bowler-wicketkeeper partnership, which yielded 95 Test wickets, a record for any such combination, and made their debuts and retired together. Wisden stated that "Few partnerships between bowler and wicket-keeper have had so profound an impact on the game." Marsh had a controversial start to his Test career, selected on account of his batting abilities. Sections of the media lampooned Marsh’s glovework, dubbing him “Iron Gloves” after sloppy catching in his debut Test. His keeping improved over time and by the end of his career he was regarded as one of the finest in the history of the sport. He was widely regarded for his sense of team discipline, in particular after Bill Lawry controversially declared the Australian first innings closed in the Fifth Test of the 1970–71 series at the MCG with Marsh
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    Tom Barling

    Henry Thomas 'Tom' Barling (born 1 September 1906 at Kensington, London; died 2 January 1993 at Hastings, Sussex) was an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, in a first-class career with Surrey lasting from 1927 to 1948, he scored 19209 runs at an average of 34.61, with 34 hundreds and a highest score of 269. During World War II, he served in Coastal Command of the RAF. After retiring from first-class cricket, he was a coach at Harrow School from 1948 to 1966.
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    Greg Chappell

    Greg Chappell

    Gregory Stephen Chappell MBE (born 7 August 1948 in Unley, South Australia) is a former cricketer who captained Australia between 1975 and 1977 and then joined the breakaway World Series Cricket (WSC) organisation, before returning to the Australian captaincy in 1979, a position he held until his retirement 1984. 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. An exceptional all round player who bowled medium pace and, at his retirement, held the world record for the most catches in Test cricket, Chappell's career straddled two eras as the game moved toward a greater level of professionalism after the WSC schism. Since his retirement as a player in 1984, Chappell has pursued various business and media interests as well as maintaining connections to professional cricket; he has been a selector for national and Queensland teams, a member of the Australian Cricket Board, and a coach. He was appointed coach of the India national cricket team on a 2 year contract in 2005. However, a series of controversies and personality clashes, combined with India's poor
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    Tony Wright

    Anthony John Wright (born 27 June 1962 in Hertfordshire), England was a Gloucestershire cricketer from 1980 till 1998. A right-handed batsman, he scored 13440 runs for Gloucestershire which makes him one of 31 cricketers to have made over 10 000 runs for the county and puts him 20th for most runs (as of Feb 2007). His most prolific season with the bat came in 1991 when he made 1596 runs. He was also highly successful in the one day game for Gloucestershire, his 5 centuries is the most by an Englishman for the county and his 7118 runs is their 3rd highest run aggregate. In a game against Scotland in 1997 he made 177 which remains the highest ever individual one day score for Gloucestershire some 10 years later. His 311 run opening stand with Nicholas Trainor is the county's highest ever partnership for any wicket. After he retired from the game he became a coach and was the first director of the Gloucestershire Academy when it was set up in 2002.
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    John Scholes

    Walter John Scholes (5 January 1950 – 14 July 2003 in East Brunswick, Victoria) was an Australian first-class cricketer and coach. He also played 30 games of Australian rules football for North Melbourne Football Club between 1967 and 1971 scoring 35 goals as a rover before a knee injury cut short his football career. Scholes was a successful junior cricketer, captaining the Victorian under-15s to victory in the Sydney carnival. He once scored 100 runs and took 10 wickets in a game, becoming the first ever Australian schoolboy to do so. In the 1968–69 season he made his debut for Victoria, aged just 18. He was appointed Victoria's youngest ever captain at the time when 21 years of age, by the end of his 62 game career, the right-hander made 3201 runs at 30.78. He continued to play Victorian district-level cricket and surpassed Jack Ryder's record of 338 matches as well as his tally of 12,667 runs. Scholes became coach of Victoria and led them to victory in the 1998/99 Mercantile Mutual Cup. He was also a Victorian selector for a time. Nicknamed affectionately as "Barrel" he was well respected by the Australian sporting community. The player of the Victorian Cricket Association
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    Aaqib Javed

    • Current Team: United Arab Emirates cricket team
    Aaqib Javed (Urdu: عاقب جاوید) (born August 5, 1972) is a Pakistani cricketer and coach. He was a right-handed medium-fast pace bowler with the ability to swing the ball both ways. He played 22 Tests and 163 One Day Internationals for Pakistan between 1988 and 1998.He was educated at Islamia College Lahore. Aaqib's best performances in internationals came against India. He took 54 wickets in his 39 ODIs against India at an average of 24.64 – 6.79 runs lower than his career ODI average. Four of his six ODI Man of the Match awards were against India. Aaqib took a hat-trick in an ODI against India in October 1991, aged only 19 years and 81 days. He remains the youngest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick. He was a key member of the Pakistan team that won the 1992 Cricket World Cup. He coached Pakistan's U-19 team to victory in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Aaqib is married to Farzana Burkey, sister of singer Adeel Burkey, and has one daughter named Uqba. Currently, Aaqib is chief coach of the National Cricket Academy in Pakistan. He is also associated with The Computer House, a Pakistani computer hardware company. During this time Aaqib has been helping with the development of
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    Andy Bichel

    Andy Bichel

    Andy Bichel (born 27 August 1970) is a retired Australian cricket player and is the bowling coach of the Chennai Super Kings for the Indian Premier League. Primarily a seam bowler, his style is right arm medium fast. Batting right-handed, Bichel was not averse to some hard-hitting in the lower order. Representing Queensland in the Australian domestic competitions, Bichel has earned a reputation as a hard worker, capable of bowling many overs into a strong wind. Bichel made his Test debut for the Australian Cricket Team in Adelaide in 1996 in a match against the West Indies, and his One-day International Debut in Brisbane, also against the West Indies. As well as Queensland's state team, he has played for the English Counties Essex, Hampshire and Worcestershire. Unfortunately, his rise to prominence coincided with the appearance of a young Brett Lee, with whom he was often in a battle for a third fast-bowler spot in the lineup behind Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie holding the other two positions. As the younger and pacier Lee was often selected ahead of him, Bichel now holds the test match record of being Twelfth Man for Australia on 19 occasions. He has recently made comments
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    Anthony Stuart

    • Current Team: New South Wales Blues
    Anthony Mark Stuart (born 2 January 1970, in Newcastle, New South Wales) is a former Australian, New South Wales, and Canberran cricketer. Stuart played in three One Day Internationals in the 1996–97 Carlton & United One Day triangular series between Australia, Pakistan, and the West Indies, taking eight wickets at an average of 13.62, including a 5-26 against Pakistan in his third and last ODI in January 1997 which included a hat-trick. After returning to State cricket, a drop in form saw him being leave the New South Wales state squad, moving to the Canberra Comets. A lucklustre 1999–2000 season there coincided with the Comets being dropped from the Mercantile Mutual Cup, after which he returned to grade cricket in Sydney. He is the former coach of the Wellington Firebirds, a New Zealand provincial team. He currently coaches the NSW cricket team in Australia.
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    Jack Board

    John Henry Board (February 23, 1867 – April 15, 1924) was an English cricketer who played in six Tests from 1899 to 1906. Jack Board was a wicketkeeper and a right-handed batsman who started out as a tail-ender but developed into a useful player who often opened the innings for his county, Gloucestershire. Picked by W. G. Grace out of Bristol club cricket for the South v North match at Lord's in 1891, Board went straight into the Gloucestershire side afterwards and stayed there for 20 years. In 1895, he set the county record for dismissals in a season, with 75. As a batsman, he scored 214 against Somerset in 1900, the highest by a Gloucestershire wicketkeeper, and in 1903 he shared in a sixth wicket partnership of 320 with Gilbert Jessop against Sussex at Hove, though his share was just 71, while Jessop scored 286. The stand remains the county record for the sixth wicket. Board was picked for two overseas tours, both to South Africa. He went with Lord Hawke in 1898-99, and won his first two Test caps; he top-scored in his first Test innings, but then never exceeded the 29 he scored in that match. In 1905-06, he played in four Test matches in the tour led by Plum Warner. He was
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    Roger Harper

    Roger Harper

    Roger Andrew Harper (b. 17 March 1963, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana) is a former West Indies cricketer turned coach, who played both Test and ODI cricket for the West Indies. His international career lasted 13 years, from 1983 to 1996, and he was later described as a "fabulous" fielder. His Test bowling average of 28.06 is superior to that of Lance Gibbs, giving him the leading average among all West Indian spinners with at least 25 Test wickets. One of his most notable performances was against South Africa in the Quarter Finals of the 1996 Cricket World Cup when he took 4/47 to allow the West Indies to seize control of the match. Harper was an all-rounder who batted right-handed and bowled off breaks with his right arm; as a player, he recorded 535 runs and 46 wickets in his 25 Tests, and he played 200 first class matches. After his playing career, he became coach, taking over the West Indies team between 2000 and 2003, and then as team manager of the West Indies youth team in 2005. However, he was approached by the Cricket Kenya in late December 2005 with an offer of taking over the Kenyan national team after interim coach Mudassar Nazar, and the appointment was made official in
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    Stewart Storey

    Stewart James Storey (born 6 January 1941) is a former English cricketer. He was an all-rounder, a right-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler as well as being a fine slip fielder. He played for Surrey from 1960 to 1976, winning the County Championship with them in 1971, and subsequently appeared for Sussex in 1978. He was readily recognisable on the cricket field by his fair hair. He finished his first-class cricket career with over 10,000 runs, almost 500 wickets and more than 300 catches. He did the double for Surrey in 1966, the only occasion since World War II that a Surrey player has achieved the feat. He reached 1,000 runs in five seasons in all, but 1966 was the only time that he managed 100 wickets. His last appearance in major cricket was when he appeared for Sussex in the Final of the Gillette Cup at Lord's on 2 September 1978. Sussex beat Somerset by five wickets, but Storey's contribution to their victory was minor; he did not bowl and scored 0 not out. This paralleled his experience when Surrey won the Benson and Hedges Cup during his last full season with them in 1974. In the Final at Lord's Surrey beat Leicestershire by 27 runs, but Storey
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    Tabarak Dar

    Tabarak Dar (born May 3, 1976) is a Pakistani-born cricketer who plays for Hong Kong. He is a specialist batsman, though his medium pace yielded seven wickets at the 2001 ICC Trophy, which was his international debut. He has played two first class games and two One Day Internationals for Hong Kong. Dar took four for 34 from six overs in his first official match for Hong Kong, a 49-run loss to the United States in the third match of the 2001 ICC Trophy, when he dismissed three batsmen in the last six overs of the game. He also made 19 with the bat, but scored at a rate of 3.8 an over, well below the required rate to chase the target of 245. The next two matches saw him promoted in the bowling order, first to second change against Papua New Guinea where he took two wickets but did not bat in a 106-run win, and he opened the bowling against Bermuda, to take one wicket for 30 runs. Batting at six, however, he could only make three against Bermuda, as Hong Kong fell to 102 all out and lost by 104 runs. Dar remained in the team for the 2004 Asia Cup, and top scored in both matches, making 20 against Bangladesh and 36 off 43 balls against Pakistan. His ODI batting average of 28 is thus
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    Toby Radford

    Toby Alexander Radford (born 3 December 1971 Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh cricket coach, cricketer and cricket administrator. The son of a Welsh journalist Brian Radford, Toby represented Middlesex (1993-1995), Sussex (1996-1997) and Berkshire (1999) as an right-handed opening batsman and an occasional off-spinner in fourteen first-class matches and six List A matches. He also played for England in six Youth Tests with a personal best of 79 versus New Zealand in Auckland. Upon leaving first-class cricket, he played two full seasons for Berkshire and served the Berkshire Cricket Board as its Cricket Development Officer. After a successful spell as Director of the Middlesex Cricket Academy at Finchley, he was appointed 1st XI Coach by Middlesex on 7 November 2007. The highlight of his tenure was when Middlesex won the 2008 Twenty20 Cup. In addition to winning the Twenty20 Cup, Radford won the Second Eleven Trophy when in charge of that team, gained promotion to the Pro40 League in his first season with the First Eleven and is recognised as having resurrected England Captain Andrew Strauss' international batting career. Radford then moved on to an elite specialist batting
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    Trevor Bayliss

    • Current Team: Kolkata Knight Riders
    Trevor Harley Bayliss (born 21 December 1962 in Goulburn) is an Australian cricket coach and former player. He played for New South Wales between 1985 and 1997 before becoming a coach. He coached Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2011, a period which culminated in his team finishing as runners-up in the 2011 World Cup. He is currently the coach of the Sydney Sixers in Australia's Big Bash League and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League & both the sides that he coached in above mentioned twenty-20 leagues ended up on a winning note. Bayliss grew up in the NSW country town of Goulburn, before moving to Sydney to play for the NSW state team. A middle order batsman, he played in 58 first class matches, scoring 3,060 runs at an average of 35.58, and 50 List A limited overs matches. He was NSW's player of the season for 1989–90, scoring 992 runs including two centuries. After the end of his playing career, Bayliss became a development officer for the New South Wales Cricket Association and coached the NSW second XI for a number of years. He replaced Steve Rixon as NSW coach in 2004-05 and led the state to the Pura Cup final where they defeated Queensland by 1 wicket. They
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    David Capel

    • Current Team: Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
    David Capel (born David John Capel, 6 February 1963, Northampton) is a former English cricketer, who played for Northamptonshire and England. Cricket writer, Colin Bateman, noted that "Capel was one of those unfortunate cricketers who became tagged as being the next all-rounder to fill Ian Botham's boots". An irrepressible enthusiast, Capel was a batsman who bowled but, because of his dual role, found himself pushed down the order. He played fifteen Tests and twentry three One Day Internationals for England. He was discarded with a batting average below 20, and a bowling average above 50 in both forms of the international game. However, he did score 98 in punishing conditions in Karachi in 1987/8, and dismissed Viv Richards three times, as well as forming part of the pace quartet which won in Jamaica in 1989/90. Capel played first-class cricket for twenty two years, between 1981 and 2003, scoring 12,202 runs at 29.68, with a highest score of 175, and taking 546 wickets at 32.18, with a best bowling return of 7 for 44. Capel ran the academy at Northamptonshire after finally retiring from the field and, at the end of 2006, was appointed head coach of his beloved county. On the 2nd
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    Mark Johnson

    • Current Team: United States cricket team
    Mark Rickland Johnson (born 28 October 1963) is a Jamaican born American former cricketer. A left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper, he played for the United States national cricket team between 2000 and 2005 and played two One Day Internationals (ODIs) in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy. Born in Jamaica in 1963, Mark Johnson first played for the USA in 2000 when he played against a combined Minor Counties team on a tour of England. He made his List A debut later in the year against Jamaica and played four matches in total in that years Red Stripe Bowl. The following year he played in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Ontario. He next played for the USA in 2004, when he played in the ICC 6 Nations Challenge in the United Arab Emirates. He also made his first-class debut in the same year, playing in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against Canada and Bermuda. In between the two Intercontinental Cup matches he played in the Americas Championship in Bermuda. Later in the year he played his only two ODIs, against New Zealand and Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy. He last played for the USA in the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland. After playing warm-up matches against the Northern Cricket Union President's
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    Michael Bevan

    Michael Bevan

    Michael Gwyl Bevan (born 8 May 1970, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory) is a former Australian left-handed cricket batsman and a slow left arm chinaman bowler. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1989. He played 232 ODI matches for Australia, and was a part of the 1999 and 2003 teams that won the World Cup. He was known as a "finisher" for Australia, particularly in ODIs, often leading the team to victory in the company of tail-enders. He holds the world record One Day International batting average for retired players of 53.58. In List A cricket as a whole, Bevan has an average of over 58, the highest of any player to have scored 10,000 runs in List A games (second is Dean Jones, on 46.93). Although Bevan played most of his domestic career for the New South Wales Blues, he moved to the Tasmanian Tigers for the 2004–05 season, where he continued his successes up until his retirement in January 2007. He has also played for South Australia and in England for Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Sussex. Michael Bevan's first senior club was Weston Creek Cricket Club in Canberra. Bevan made his One Day International debut for Australia in the 1994 Austral-Asia
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    Roy Dias

    • Current Team: Malaysian cricket team
    Roy Luke Dias (born 18 October 1952, Colombo) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer of Negombo chetty Tamil origin. He played 20 Test matches as a specialist batsman, and became the first Sri Lankan to hit 1,000 Test runs. He played representative cricket for Sri Lanka from 1979 to 1987 and became the first Sri Lankan test cricketer of any of the three distinct Sri Lankan Tamil groups(Jaffna, eastern and Negombo) in the Island, and with his 214 runs in the 1979 ICC Trophy he was an integral part of Sri Lanka's tournament victory, as he played four matches with a batting average of 71.33, scoring 214 runs. The victory meant Sri Lanka qualified for the 1979 cricket World Cup, and, surprisingly, Sri Lanka won one match in that tournament as well. Dias made a patient 50 as Sri Lanka made their way to 238 for 5, before bowling India out for a meagre 191. Sri Lanka was promoted to Test status three years later, and Dias was picked for the first Test. He had a difficult start, being dismissed for nought by Bob Willis as Sri Lanka fell to 11 for 2, but battled better in the second innings against England's spinners Derek Underwood and John Emburey. He made 77, but when he departed and the third
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    Terry Jenner

    Terry Jenner

    Terrence James Jenner (8 September 1944 – 25 May 2011) was an Australian cricketer who played nine Tests and one ODI from 1970 to 1975. He was primarily a leg-spin bowler and was known for his attacking, loopy style of bowling, but he was also a handy lower-order batsman. In his latter years he was a leg-spin coach to many players around the world, and a great influence on Shane Warne. He was also a radio cricket commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Jenner was born in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. He was first selected as an all-rounder in grade cricket in Perth at the age of 17, playing for Mount Lawley. After two years in grade cricket, he was selected to make his debut for Western Australia, primarily as a bowling all-rounder in the 1963–64 season. However, as the WACA Ground was not conducive to spin, and with England left-arm orthodox spinner Tony Lock playing in the team, Jenner rarely appeared in the XI, claiming only 34 wickets in four seasons. He moved to South Australia in 1967–68, playing at the more spin-friendly Adelaide Oval and became a regular member of the playing team. After three seasons there, he was selected for the 1970 tour to New
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    Barry Knight

    Barry Knight (born Barry Rolfe Knight, 18 February 1938, Chesterfield, Derbyshire) is a former English cricketer, who played in twenty nine Tests for England from 1961 to 1969. Cricket correspondent, Colin Bateman, remarked, "a flamboyant cricketer... [Knight] was an elegant middle-order batsman and a bowler with a sharp turn of speed who never appeared to run out of energy". Knight was a fast bowling all-rounder, doing the cricketer's double (1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season) four times, including the fastest in modern times, (two and a half months). He won the World Single Wicket Title at Lord's in 1964. Knight made his county cricket debut with Essex in May 1955, leaving them at the end of the 1966 season for financial reasons to join Leicestershire. He emigrated to Australia at the end of the 1969 season, ending his career whilst still an England cricketer. He took 100 wickets in four seasons, and scored a thousand runs five times. He accomplished the double in each season from 1962 to 1965. In 1959, he missed the honour by a mere five runs. Together with R.A.G. Luckin he jointly holds the record stand for the Essex's sixth wicket, 206, scored against Middlesex at
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    Bennett King

    Bennett Alfred King (born 19 December 1964 in Mossman, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian cricket coach. King former coach of the West Indies national cricket team. Before taking over the West Indies coaching role from Gus Logie, Bennett King was the Queensland Bulls' first team coach. In the 1999–2000 Australian domestic season, Bennett King was appointed as head coach after the departure of John Buchanan to the Australian national cricket team. In his first season King led the Bulls to victory in the first-class cricket competition, the Pura Cup. He then led them to victory in that same competition for the following two years, until he was appointed as the head coach at the Australian Cricket Academy. It was from there that he went on to be appointed as the head coach of the West Indies cricket team.
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    Corrie van Zyl

    Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerthardus van Zyl (born 1 October 1961) in Bloemfontein, Free State is a former South African cricketer who played two One Day Internationals in 1992. He is also a former national assistant coach. Van Zyl is the current coach of Gestetner Diamond Eagles. He has been appointed coach of South Africa National cricket team following the resignation of Mickey Arthur.
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    David Trist

    David George Trist (born 22 September 1947 in Christchurch) is a former first class cricketer who played for Canterbury. A right arm fast-medium bowler, he played 24 games between 1968/69 and 1977/78. After retiring he became a cricket coach and led Eastern Province to victory in the 1989 Currie Cup. He also had a spell as coach of the Netherlands. Following New Zealand's tour of England in 1999, Trist replaced Steve Rixon as coach. Under Trist, New Zealand won the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy in Nairobi.
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    Geoff Marsh

    Geoff Marsh

    Geoffrey Robert Marsh (born 31 December 1958, in Northam, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer, coach and selector. He played 50 Test matches and over 100 One Day Internationals for Australia as an opening batsman. As the coach of Australia he was in charge when Australia won the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England. He later coached Zimbabwe (2001–2004) and Sri Lanka (2011–12). Marsh was a steady, solid right-handed opening batsman and capable fielder, making his first-class debut for Western Australia as a nineteen year old in the 1977–1978 Sheffield Shield season. In 1978 he played five games of Australian rules football for South Fremantle in the West Australian National Football League before concentrating only on cricket. Marsh established himself as a solid competitor on the domestic front and was on the fringes of the national team for a number of years before winning selection in the Australian Test team. He made his debut in December 1985 against India and took part of the tours of New Zealand and India the following year. He soon made the opening position his own, batting alongside the likes of Mark Taylor and David Boon, and became an integral part of the
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    Gerry Weigall

    Gerald John Villiers Weigall (19 October 1870–17 May 1944) was an English cricketer. Born in Wimbledon, Weigall was the son of a Victorian artist Henry Weigall (best known for his portrait of Disraeli in 1878-1879) and his wife Lady Rose Fane, daughter of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland. A younger brother was Lieutenant Colonel Sir William Ernest George Archibald Weigall, 1st Baronet KCMG, a Conservative MP who was Governor of South Australia. He married, in 1897, Josephine Harrison and they had issue. Gerry Weigall was educated at Wellington College before going up to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1889. He made his first-class debut for Kent County Cricket Club as an opening batsman against MCC in 1891; scoring a half-century in the second innings, before achieving his Cambridge blue later in the season. An all-round sportsman, he also represented Cambridge in rackets, and popularised squash — a sport he played into his seventies. A defensive batsman with a strong cut shot, he often batted down the order after leaving Cambridge and often added useful runs, including his highest first-class score of 138 not out which helped Kent to victory over the Gentlemen of Philadelphia in
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    Greg Shipperd

    • Current Team: Victorian Bushrangers
    Gregory Shipperd (born 13 November 1956 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is an Australian first-class cricketer who is the current coach of the Delhi DareDevils and Victorian Bushrangers. In the 2011/12 season, Shipperd will be coaching the Melbourne Stars in the newly formed Big Bash League As a player he represented Western Australia from 1977–78 to 1984–85 and finished his career with the Tasmania in 1990–91. He went on to coach Tasmania and as of 2004 is the current coach of the Victoria. A right-hand top-order batsman, Shipperd never played a Test or ODI for Australia, but was part of two rebel tours to South Africa in 1985–86, and in 1986–87. On the 1985–86 tour Shipperd scored 397 runs at 28.35, with a top score of 79. On the second tour he played in one match scoring 53 runs at 26.50. In his 112 first-class cricket matches he made 6806 runs at 42.27. He was a member of the Western Australia side that won the Sheffield Shield in 1980–81 and in 1983–84. His highest score of 200 not out was made from 571 balls at the WACA, playing for Tasmania. In the same year he scored the slowest first-class century ever by an Australian, taking 481 minutes to score his hundred. Shipperd went
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    Jason Kerr

    Jason Ian Douglas Kerr (born 7 April 1974 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is a former English cricketer, who is currently Academy Director of the Somerset County Cricket Clubs academy. An all-rounder, he played Right Hand Bat with a Right Arm Medium Fast bowling style. He played first-class cricket for Somerset from 1993, before moving to Derbyshire in 2001. After back injury curtailed his career at the end of 2002, Bridgwater Cricket Club appointed Kerr as director of coaching in 2004 to spearhead their West of England Premier League promotion bid. He succeeded Ben Wellington, who resigned in early February 2004 because of his commitments as a full-time coach at Somerset's Centre of Excellence. Kerr returned to Somerset as a self-employed coach in 2005, before taking up the Academy Directors post full-time in February 2006, replacing the ECB bound Kevin Shine.
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    Keith Medlycott

    Keith Thomas Medlycott (born 12 May 1965 at Whitechapel, London) is an English former cricketer, a left-arm spinner and middle order batsman for Surrey and Northern Transvaal. He is known in the game as "Medders". Medlycott's career in first-class cricket spanned 1984 to 1991, and in List A matches from 1985 to 1991 (but with one final match in 2005). Of his three first-class centuries, one was made on debut against Cambridge University, whilst another was made in Surrey's record seventh wicket partnership of 262 - with Jack Richards - against Kent in 1987. Medlycott travelled to the West Indies during England’s 1989-90 tour, but did not play in any Test matches. In the winter of 1990 he toured Sri Lanka with the England A team. Medlycott also played for the Minor County Buckinghamshire, appearing for them in one match in the Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy against Lancashire in 2005, fourteen years after his previous appearance in a List A fixture. At the end of 1991, Medlycott was forced into premature retirement at the age of 26 due to developing a tendency to fail to let go of the ball when bowling, known as the bowling "yips". In 1997 he returned to Surrey as a coach, where
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    Marvan Atapattu

    Marvan Atapattu

    Marvan Samson Atapattu (born 22 November 1970 in Kalutara) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and former Sri Lankan captain. Towards the end of his career he joined the Indian Cricket League and captained the Delhi Giants. He is the current coach of Singapore national cricket team. Marvan Atapattu is one of the most technically correct batsmen that Sri Lanka has ever produced. He started his cricket career as a teenager at Mahinda College, Galle, where Major G. W. S. de Silva was his first cricket coach. Then he crossed over to Ananda College, Colombo, where he was subsequently coached by P. W. Perera. Making his Test debut in November 1990 just after his 20th birthday, his first six innings yielded five ducks and a 1, but supporters insist that his debut-innings duck puts him in good company with batsmen such as Michael Atherton, Graham Gooch, Len Hutton, Saeed Anwar and Wasim Akram, who all made debut-innings ducks and went on to score at least 2500 Test runs. After this difficult start in his first three matches, he didn't score above 29 in his next 11 innings, before hitting his first Test century in his 10th match, against India, seven years after his debut. He has 22 Test-match
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    Mazhar Khan

    • Current Team: Omani cricket team
    Mazhar Saleem Khan, born 11 September 1964 in Rawalpindi, is an Pakistan-born Omani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm offbreak bowler. He made several appearances as a batsman in the 2005 ICC Trophy and has also played List A cricket for the Oman national cricket team.
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    Mike Veletta

    Mike Veletta

    Michael Robert John Veletta (born 30 October 1963, Perth, Western Australia) is a former Australian and Western Australian cricketer. He played in 8 Tests and 20 One Day International matches between 1987 and 1990. He played 127 first-class matches including 114 Sheffield Shield matches, and 41 domestic one-day matches for Western Australia. In the 1987 Cricket World Cup Veletta played a pivotal role for Australia. In the final against England he slammed 45 off only 31 balls, an innings that was ultimately decisive as Australia edged out the England by the narrow margin of seven runs. However at Test level he never really performed to his potential. The dogged opener got numerous starts, but failed to reach a half-century, his highest score being 39. He toured India in 1986. Veletta was dropped from the Test side after a score of 9 against Pakistan in the washed out 3rd Test played in Sydney in February 1990. He was in the 1989 Ashes tour party to England and appeared in a One Day International as a wicket-keeper. In 2001 he was appointed coach of the Western Warriors; however the Western Australian Cricket Association terminated the contract after two years of the three year
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    Mike Watkinson

    Mike Watkinson (born 1 August 1961 in Westhoughton, near Bolton, Lancashire) is a former English cricketer who played four Test matches and one One Day International in the mid-1990s. A right-handed batsman and a right-arm bowler of either medium-pace or off-spin, he was instrumental in Lancashire's successes in the 1990s, and is now the county's cricket manager. He showed early promise as an all-round sportsman, excelling in both cricket and football, and achieving good standards in golf and basketball. He demonstrated that good hand, ball and eye co-ordination can be applied to many sports, and thus it is no surprise that he was able to make his living through sport. Watkinson attended Westhoughton County Primary School, and then Rivington & Blackrod Grammar School (later R & B High). During this time he was a regular player at Westhoughton Cricket Club in the Bolton Cricket League, where he drew attention from Teddy Gerrard, a coach at the club. He started playing in local matches for the Astley Region Southern Explorers, this is where his bowling skills really developed. Under the expert tuition of coach Wayne Kerr, Watkinson developed a very accurate style of bowling
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    Mushtaq Mohammad

    Mushtaq Mohammad (Urdu: مشتاق محمد‎; born 22 November 1943) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 57 Tests and 10 ODIs from 1959 to 1979. A right-handed batsman and a leg-spinner, he is one of the most successful Pakistani all-rounders and went on to captain his country in nineteen Test matches. He was the first and to date only Pakistani to score a century and take five wickets in the same test match twice. He was one of the five Mohammad brothers, four of whom played cricket for Pakistan. Mushtaq recently coached the United States national cricket team, but has returned to commentary for Pakistani Television. Mushtaq began his first class career at the age of 13 years and 41 days, scoring 87 and taking 5 for 28 on debut. He played for Karachi and Pakistan International Airlines at home and went on to represent Northamptonshire in county cricket from 1966 to 1977, scoring more than 1,000 runs in every season. In both 1967 and 1971 he stayed with the county during Pakistan tours of England, playing for the touring side only in Test matches and a few other fixtures. Mushtaq captained Northamptonshire between 1975 and 1977, and in 1976 led the side to victory in the Gillette
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    Phil Simmons

    • Current Team: Irish cricket team
    Philip Veraint Simmons (born April 18, 1963) is a former skilled all-round cricketer who played as an opening batsman a useful bowler and a talented slip fielder. Simmons' first home was in Arima, Trinidad a few miles outside Port of Spain and he lived just two doors down from Larry Gomes a former West Indian batsman. He proved to be adept at a number of sports, but excelled at cricket and was soon playing for the regional side East Zone. He made the leap to represent Trinidad and Tobago in 1983 with the help and encouragement of Rohan Kanhai, the coach at East Zone. He played cricket for a number of First-class sides in the West Indies and England as well as international cricket for the West Indian cricket team. He was voted a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1997. He had an outstanding career in First-class cricket, averaging 35.61 with the bat and 28.68 with the ball. During the 1996 season with Leicestershire he accumulated 1244 runs and took 56 wickets and 35 catches, helping his side to win the County Championship that year for only the second time in their history. However, like many cricketers before him he found the transition to Test level difficult, although he proved
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    Tim Coyle

    • Current Team: Tasmanian Tigers
    Timothy Charles Coyle (born 27 July 1960 in Launceston, Tasmania) is a former Australian cricketer, who played first class cricket for Tasmania. He has been the coach of Tasmania since 15 June 2005. After being a member of St Patricks College's state title winning team in 1977, Coyle was a consistent wicket-keeper from who failed to cement a regular place in the side, although he did represent his home state seven times in the 1990/91 season. Following his retirement from playing, Coyle became a regional coach in his home town of Launceston before being appointed as the Tasmanian Cricket Association's game development manager in 2000, a position he held for five years, before becoming senior coach for Tasmania. During his coaching reign, he successfully guided Tasmania to their first ever Pura Cup title, winning the competition in the 2006/07 season.
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    Waqar Younis

    Waqar Younis

    Waqar Younis Maitla (Punjabi: وقار یونس, born 16 November 1971) is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. As of 2012, he holds the record for the youngest Pakistani Test captain and the third youngest Test captain in history (22 years 15 days). He played 87 Tests and 262 One Day Internationals (ODIs) matches for Pakistan during his international cricket career from1989 to 2003. Younis' trademark was his ability to reverse swing a cricket ball at high speed. He took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career. Together with bowling partner Wasim Akram, he formed one of the world's most feared bowling attacks. Younis has the best strike rate for any bowler with over 350 Test wickets. He worked as a bowling coach with the national side from 2006 to 2007. Waqar was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan cricket team on 3 March 2010. He resigned as Pakistan's Cricket Coach on 19 August 2011 citing personal reasons. Younis was born in Vehari, Punjab in a Jat Muslim family in Pakistan. He was educated in Sadiq Public School in Bahawalpur in Pakistan, the Pakistani College
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