Tuesday, December 30
Robin Singh (West Indies Origin)
Robin Singh pronunciation , full name Rabindra Ramanarayan Singh (b. September 14, 1963, Princes Town, Trinidad and Tobago) is an Indian cricket player who had most of his appearances in one day internationals.Although he was born in Trinidad and Tobago, Singh spent most of his cricketing career in India, making his debut in one day internationals against West Indies on March 11, 1989. However he had to wait another seven years to secure a regular place in the Indian team. Singh was known for his middle-lower order batting and medium-pace bowling as well as his ground fielding skills. He was noted for his batting in the closing overs (usually along with Ajay Jadeja) which made him an integral part of the side that competed in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. During his playing days, he was regarded as one of the best fielders of the Indian cricket team. Robin Singh is the currently serving as fielding coach for the Indian team and as coach of the Deccan Chargers of the IPL.
Sammy Guillen (West Indies Origin)
Simpson (Sammy) Clairmonte Guillen (born 24 September 1924 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) is one of the few men to have played Test cricket for two countries. He played five Tests for the West Indies and three for New Zealand in the 1950s, one of which was the New Zealand team's first victory, over the West Indies.Simpson currently resides in Christchurch, New Zealand with his wife Val Guillen, a former wicketkeeper for the province of Canterbury woman's team. Simpson comes from a family of cricketers which include: Noel Guillen (his brother and whom the Queen's Park Oval's outdoor practice nets are named after), Jeffrey Guillen (a well-known real estate mogul who played cricket competitively throughout his teens and well into his 30's. Noel's son), Charles Guillen (a former player who played a major factor in the coaching of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo) and Justin Guillen, an up and coming all-rounder who seems destined to follow his Great Uncle Simpson's footsteps.
Samuel Morris (West Indies Origin)
Samuel Morris (born June 22, 1855 in Hobart; died September 20, 1931 in Albert Park, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played in 1 Test in 1885. He was the first black man to represent Australia and, apart from Andrew Symonds, is the only player of West Indian heritage to do so.Morris was one of nine Australian Test players to make his debut in the Second Test of the 1884-85 series against England. Selectors were forced to choose an entirely new team after the eleven of the First Test refused to play over a dispute concerning payment of players. Morris took two wickets in the match, including English captain Arthur Shrewsbury, and made just fourteen runs (4 as an opener in the first innings, 10 not out in the second batting at number ten) as Australia lost by ten wickets
Dean Headley (West Indies Origin)
Dean Warren Headley (born 27 January 1970 in Stourbridge) is an English cricketer.He comes from a famous cricketing family, being the son of Ron Headley and grandson of George Headley. He was the first test cricketer to be both the son and grandson of test cricketers. He was educated at Old Swinford Hospital and then Royal Grammar School Worcester where he excelled at rugby union and cricket.He played for Worcestershire's second team in 1989, but his senior debut was in 1991 after he had moved to Middlesex. In 1993 he moved counties again, this time to Kent. Whilst at Kent he was selected for the England cricket team, for which he played between 1997 and 1999. One of his greatest moments was when he won the Man of the Match award for his performance in the 4th Ashes Test in 1998 at Melbourne, taking six second innings wickets in England's narrow victory, their only Test victory on that tour. Due to injury, he retired from cricket in 2001.
Chris Lewis (West Indies Origin)
Christopher Clairmonte Lewis (born February 14, 1968 in Georgetown, Guyana) is an English cricket player who played for Nottinghamshire, Surrey and Leicestershire in the 1990s. He played in 32 Tests and 53 ODIs from 1990 to 1998.Lewis was regarded as an aggressive lower-order batsman, fine fast-medium bowler and an able all-round fielder. He was regarded as a colourful player of the game, who never quite lived up to his early potential.Lewis was labelled “The Prat without a Hat” by The Sun, after he was forced off the field with sunstroke having shaved his head and not worn any protection, before the first match of England’s tour of the West Indies in 1994.Lewis always felt he was driven out of county cricket, after alleging that three England team-mates had taken bribes to throw matches (a charge that was never substantiated). He was subsequently jeered by crowds and cold-shouldered by players, including his county teammates. It coincided with a decline in his form, and he left professional cricket, aged just 32.
Alex Tudor (West Indies Origin)
Alex Jeremy Tudor (born 23 October 1977 in Kensington) is an English cricketer, playing again for his first club Surrey after a brief spell at Essex. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He was awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award during the 1997 and 1998 season. A highly talented performer with bat and ball his career has been hampered by frequent injury trouble.Tudor's Test debut came in the 1998/99 Ashes series in which he played solidly with the bat and further impressed selectors while bowling, winning the praise of his opponents, in particular Australia's captain Mark Taylor.
Rolland Butcher (West Indies Origin)
Roland Orlando Butcher (born October 14, 1953, St. Philip, Barbados) is a former English cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 3 ODIs from 1980 to 1981.He was an aggressive middle-order batsman who represented Middlesex between 1974 and 1990.
Joey Benjamin (West Indies Origin)
Joseph Emmanuel Benjamin (born February 2, 1961, Christ Church Nichola Town, St Kitts) is a former English cricketer who played in one Test and 2 ODIs from 1994 to 1995.He was a strong medium-fast bowler who came into county cricket late, first with Warwickshire and then with Surrey, after success in Minor Counties cricket with Staffordshire. He took 387 wickets in first-class cricket between 1988 and 1999 at an average of 29.94. In his final season, Surrey won the County Championship, though he only played in two of the matches. His best effort with the bat was a first class 49
Neil Williams (West Indies Origin)
Neil FetzGerald Williams (born St Vincent July 2, 1962 – died March 27, 2006) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Middlesex and Essex. In a first class career spanning over 17 years he took 675 wickets and scored 4457 runs.Williams played in one Test match in 1990 when on the day of the match Chris Lewis was injured and he was hurriedly drafted in. He took 2/148, taking the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin, and made 38 useful runs as night watchman.He died of pneumonia three weeks after a stroke in 2006, aged 43.
Norman Cowans (West Indies Origin)
Norman George Cowans (born April 17, 1961, Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a former English cricketer who played in 19 Tests and 23 ODIs from 1982 to 1985.Norman was born in the West Indies, but moved to England with his family when he was eleven. He played County Cricket for Middlesex and then Hampshire, winning three Championships and four limited-overs titles (all with Middlesex) in his fifteen seasons. On his first tour overseas, on England's defence of the Ashes in Australia in 1982/83, he often struggled, was wayward in line and length, and was underbowled by captain Bob Willis until the crucial 4th test at Melbourne, a match England had to win if they had any hope of retaining the Ashes they won at home in 1981.
Sir Plum Warner (West Indies Origin)
Sir Pelham Francis Warner (2 October 1873 in Port of Spain, Trinidad - 30 January 1963 at West Lavington, West Sussex), affectionately and better known as Plum Warner, or the Grand Old Man of English cricket was a Test cricketer.A right-hand bat, Warner played first-class cricket for Oxford University, Middlesex and England. He played 15 Test matches, captaining in 10 of them, with a record of won 4, lost 6. He succeeded in regaining The Ashes in 1903-4, winning the series against Australia 3-2. However he was less successful when he captained England on the tour of South Africa in 1905/6, suffering a resounding 1-4 defeat, the first time England had lost to South Africa in a Test match. He was also to have captained England on the 1911-2 tour of Australia, but fell ill. He was unable to play in any of the Tests, with Johnny Douglas taking over the captaincy
Gladstone Small (West Indies Origin)
Gladstone Cleophas Small (born October 18, 1961 in St. George, Barbados) is a former England cricketer.Small moved to England shortly after his 14th birthday, usually the point after which a change of nationality is not permitted. However, he applied for eligibility to play cricket for England, and the MCC accepted his application.As a cricketer, Small did not have an outstanding reputation but was highly regarded as a committed team player. Primarily he bowled outswing, but his propensity for unreliable bowling gave selectors cause for concern. However, during the 1986-87 Ashes, Small was a last minute replacement for the fourth Test, and rose to the challenge, taking 5-48 in Australia's first innings and claiming two wickets in the second. He was given the Man of the Match award, but this was to be the highlight of his career. He was integral to the strong Warwickshire side of 1994, but retired soon after. As of 2005, he is a director of the Professional Cricketers' Association.
Dev Whatmore (Srilanka Origin)
Davenell Frederick Whatmore (born March 16, 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 7 Test matches and 1 One Day International. At first-class level, he scored over 6,000 runs for Victoria.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.
Dimitri Mascarhenass (Srilanka Origin)
Adrian Dimitri Mascarenhas (born 30 October 1977 in Chiswick) is an English cricketer of Sri Lankan-Tamil heritage. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He currently is the only Englishman to play in the Indian Premier League; for the Rajasthan Royals. He holds the record for most runs for England in an over in a One Day International with 30, scored against India off Yuvraj Singh on 5 September 2007, at The Oval, London.
Kepler Wessels (South Africa Origin)
Kepler Christoffel Wessels (born September 14, 1957 in Bloemfontein) was a South African cricketer who captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia. He was the first man to have played one day international cricket for two countries.He was a left-handed opening batsman but also useful as a right-arm off spinner and medium pace bowler.He played first-class cricket for Orange Free State, Western Province, Northern Transvaal, Eastern Province and Griqualand West in South Africa, for Queensland in Australia and Sussex in England. As of the 2008 season, he is presently the coach for the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Kevin Pitersen (South Africa Origin)
Kevin Peter Pietersen MBE (born 27 June 1980 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa) is an English cricketer. He is an attacking right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who plays for Hampshire County Cricket Club and is captain of both the England Test match and One Day International teams.He made his international debut in the One Day International match against Zimbabwe in 2004, and his Test match debut in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia the following year.Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach both 1000 and 2000 runs in One Day International cricket, and currently has the highest average of any England player to have played more than 20 innings of one-day cricket. He has the second-highest run total from his first 25 Tests, behind only the Australian Donald Bradman.He became only the third English batsman to top the ICC One Day International rankings, doing so in March 2007.In July 2008, after making a century against South Africa, The Times called him "the most complete batsman in cricket".
Andrew Strauss (South Africa Origin)
Andrew John Strauss MBE, (born 2 March 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an English cricketer who plays county cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club and Test matches and One Day Internationals for England.A fluid left-handed opening batsman, Strauss has the ability to accumulate runs without resorting to big shots, in which respect he has been likened to Graham Thorpe.Strauss has shown calmness, authority, and good judgement of which balls to hit and which to leaveHe made his First-class debut in 1998, and made his One Day International (ODI) debut in Sri Lanka in 2003. He quickly rose to fame on his Test match debut replacing the injured Michael Vaughan at Lords against New Zealand in 2004.He became only the fourth batsman to score a century at Lord's on his debut and was close to becoming the first Englishman to score centuries in both innings of his debut when he was run out for 83. He was however given the man of the match award for his efforts in the England win.Strauss also scored a century and was named man of the match in his first overseas Test match, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in December 2004. Despite a successful start to his career, however, Strauss suffered a drop in form during 2007, and as a result he was left out of the test squad for England's tour of Sri Lanka, and announced that he was taking a break from cricket.After a poor tour for England, Andrew was recalled into the squad for the 2008 tour of New Zealand where, after a string of low scores, he reestablished himself with a career best century in the third and final test, and another two matches later.
Tony Greig (South Africa Origin)
Anthony "Tony" William Greig (born October 6, 1946) is a former English test cricketer and currently a commentator.Born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for England by virtue of his Scottish father. He was a tall (6' 7") all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. He became captain of the national side from 1975 to 1977, and was also captain of the Sussex county side. Greig's younger brother Ian, also played test cricket.He was a sometimes controversial figure. His most daring act was when he helped Kerry Packer start World Series Cricket by signing up many of his English colleagues as well as West Indian and Pakistani cricketers, a move which cost him the captaincy of England. He is also noted for a controversial run-out of Alvin Kallicharran in a test match against the West Indies in 1974. In a later match, he turned in a personal performance that saved the series for England. He also clashed with Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee on the 1974/75 Ashes tour in Australia.When he scored a swashbuckling 156 in 230 minutes against a strong Lancashire attack in his first game for Sussex, his future direction changed irrevocably. He wrote a brief note to his father, to tell him he wouldn't be coming back to go to university. Greig set a goal of making the England test team in six years, which was interesting as his home nation had yet to be banned from international cricket. Indeed, Greig returned to play in South Africa during the winter for a number of years, eventually transferring to Eastern Province for the 1970-71 season
Matt Prior (South Africa Origin)
Matthew James Prior (born 26 February 1982) is an English ODI and Test cricketer who plays domestic cricket for Sussex. He is a wicket-keeper, and plays as a specialist opening batsman for One Day International matches. With an international test debut of 126, Prior became the first English wicket-keeper to hit a century on his first match in early 2007. His glovework, however, was criticised as well as his batting skills. Despite a successful tour of Sri Lanka with the bat, Prior's keeping was less successful, and he was dropped from the team for the 2008 tour of New Zealand.
Robin smith (South Africa Origin)
Robin Arnold Smith (born 13 September 1963, Durban, South Africa) is a former cricketer for Hampshire and England.Smith was nicknamed Judge or Judgie for his resemblance to a judge when he grew his hair long. Like his older brother Chris, he was unable to play for the country of his birth because of the exclusion of the apartheid regime from international cricket, but because he had English parents he qualified to play for England.He played for England in 11 home Test series and on six overseas tours from 1988-1996. Smith was best known for his abilities against fast bowling, with what was regarded as a trademark square-cut that was hit ferociously. His highest Test score, 175 against the West Indies in Antigua, was made as England replied to Brian Lara's record-breaking innings of 375 not out. Despite his domination of fast, aggressive bowling, Smith suffered from a well-publicised vulnerability to slower bowlers - particularly the leg-spin of Shane Warne.
Allan lamb (South Africa Origin)
Allan Joseph Lamb (born 20 June 1954) is a former English cricketer. Born in Cape Province, South Africa. Lamb first played first-class cricket for Western Province, before being signed as an overseas player by Northamptonshire. There, he was persuaded that with South Africa banned from Test match cricket because of the apartheid régime, he should take advantage of his parents' English heritage to play for England.In the years that followed, he played in 79 Tests, captaining England on three occasions, losing every one of them. He led Northamptonshire in 1995 and came close to securing the County Championship; it would have been the County's first ever Championship.Lamb was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1981. In 467 first class matches he scored 32,502 runs at 48.94 with a best of 294 for Western Province against Eastern Province.Allan Lamb is one of only six players to have batted on all five days of a Test match. In One Day International cricket, he smashed 18 runs in five balls (24624) off Australian Bruce Reid at Sydney in January 1987 to win the match with a ball to spare. In October 1987 during the World Cup, he engendered an unbelievable English victory against the West Indies with a blistering assault on Courtney Walsh.
Ian Greig (South Africa Origin)
Ian Alexander Greig (born December 8, 1955, Queenstown, South Africa) is a former English cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1982. Although born in South Africa, Greig qualified to play for England by virtue of his Scottish father. An all-rounder, he played for Sussex and subsequently for Surrey, whom he captained.He also represented Cambridge at rugby union in the 1977 and 1978 Varsity Matches.
Basil D'Oliveira (South Africa Origin)
Basil Lewis D'Oliveira CBE (born 4 October 1931) is a retired cricketer. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa,D'Oliveira played the first test of the 1968 series against the Australians at Old Trafford, he was then dropped for the subsequent three tests. He was recalled by the selectors for the final test at the Oval and a century (158 runs in the first innings) against Australia seemed to have guaranteed his place in the side to play the 1968-69 Test series in South Africa.
Grant Elliot (South Africa Origin)
Grant David Elliott (b. 21 March 1979 in Johannesburg) is a New Zealand Cricketer who plays for the Wellington Firebirds and is an all-rounder. South African born Elliott qualified to play for New Zealand in 2007 and was called up to the national team in early 2008 during England's tour. He made his Test debut against England in the third test in Naiper replacing Jacob Oram.Elliott has gone on to also make his ODI debut for New Zealand against England taking 3 wickets. In his second game he scored his maiden ODI 50
Eddo Brandes (South Africa Origin)
Eddo André Brandes (born March 5, 1963, Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 10 Tests and 59 ODIs from 1987 to 1999, spanning four World Cups.He took a hat-trick in an ODI against England in January 1997 that is still regarded as the highest in terms of total average of the batsmen dismissed Only two months short of his 34th birthday, he remains the oldest player to have taken an ODI hat-trick.As of 2003 Brandes has moved to Australia to pursue a coaching career, and is currently coaching the Sunshine Coast Scorchers who play in the XXXX Gold Brisbane Grade Competition/ Tewantin-Noosa Thunder
Andy Flower (South Africa Origin)
Andrew "Andy" Flower (born 28 April 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa) was an international cricketer for Zimbabwe and is now the assistant coach of England. He played from his high school days at St. George's College through to most of his career alongside his younger brother Grant Flower. Flower is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen, alongside players such as Australian Adam Gilchrist and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara. He 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 over 10 years and, according to official statistics, by far the finest batsman the country has ever fielded. A good player of spin, he made 540 runs in a Test series against India in 2000/01. This tally came in just four innings and he was only dismissed twice.
Neil Johnson (South Africa Origin)
Neil Clarkson Johnson (born 24 January 1970 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a former cricketer who played 13 Tests and 48 One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe between 1998 and 2000.Johnson was influential in Zimbabwe's qualification to the Super 6 stage of the 1999 World Cup. He won three Man-of-the-Match awards in the tournament. One of those awards came in his side's surprise victory over eventual Semi Finalists South Africa. Opening the batting, he top scored with 76 before dismissing Gary Kirsten with the first ball of the South African chase. He then got rid of Jacques Kallis for a duck and finished with 3 for 27. In the same tournament, he made an unbeaten 132 and took 2/43 against the eventual champions Australia at Lord's. Johnson is notable for having opened both the batting and bowling for his country in this World Cup.After the 2000 tour of England, Johnson retired from international cricket as a result of disputes over his payment from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union. He moved to South Africa, a country that he had lived in as a child.An allrounder, he bowled right arm fast medium and played in the middle order as an aggressive left handed batsman. He usually opened the batting in One Day cricket.
Gregory Strydom (South Africa Origin)
Gregory Mark Strydom (born March 26, 1984 in Pretoria) is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He has played four ODIs for Zimbabwe in 2006.Strydom is an aggressive right-handed middle order batsman and is a clean hitter of the ball.In 2003-04, playing for Matabeleland, he scored 128 and 104 in a game against Manicaland which included 16 sixes. Only Andrew Symonds and Jim Stewart have hit more sixes in a first class match. Against the same opponent just three weeks earlier he scored a career best 216.
Mark Burmester (South Africa Origin)Mark Greville Burmester (born January 24, 1968, Durban, South Africa) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in 3 Tests and 8 ODIs between 1992 to 1995. He played in Zimbabwe's inaugural Test, opening the bowling he became the first Zimbabwean to take a Test wicket.
Usman Afzaal (born June 9, 1977 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan) is a cricketer who has played three Test matches for England, all against Australia in 2001. He is a left-handed middle order batsman and occasional left arm slow bowler.
Kabir Ali (Pakistan Origin)
Kabir Ali (born 24 November 1980 in Moseley, Birmingham) is an English cricketer. Outside cricket he works as a model.The 2004 season began frustratingly for Kabir, as injury prevented him from playing until the end of May. However, some good performances
Aftab Habib (Pakistan Origin)
Aftab Habib (born 7 February 1972 in Reading, Berkshire) is an English cricketer. 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.
Owais Alam Shah (Pakistan Origin)
Owais Alam Shah (Urdu: اویس عالم شاہ) (born 22 October 1978 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan) is a cricketer who plays for Middlesex and has appeared for England in a number of One Day Internationals and two test matches.However, he made a return to form in 2001, averaging 41.60 and making his ODI debut against Australia at Bristol. Later that summer he made 62 against Pakistan, and in 2001 also, Shah was named by the Cricket Writers' Club as their Young Cricketer of the Year.His maiden ODI century came against India at The Oval on the 5 September 2007, when he made 107* off 95 balls. Later in the same match, he bowled in an ODI for the first time, and with his 17th delivery, took his first ODI wicket, the victim being the Indian captain Rahul Dravid. Shah toured Sri Lanka with England in late 2007, and then played in the ODI series against New Zealand in early 2008. While he had a disappointing ODI series, he topped scored with 96 in the first warm up test match to enhance his claims to the test squad.In July 2008 he helped Middlesex win the Twenty20 cup with a match winning innings in the final with 75 runs scored off just 35 balls, the highlight of which was three successive sixes over mid-wicket off Kent off-spinner James Tredwell
Sajid mahmood (Pakistan Origin)
Sajid Iqbal Mahmood (born 21 December 1981 in Bolton, Greater Manchester) is an English cricketer of Pakistani Janjua Rajput descent. He is a right-arm fast bowler who plays international cricket for England and county cricket for Lancashire.He won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2003; in the same year, he inadvertently broke the hands of Lancashire team-mate Andrew Flintoff and England A team-mate Alex Gidman, an early indicator of his pace.He made his One Day International debut for England against New Zealand at Bristol in July 2004, but his seven overs proved expensive, conceding 56 runs without a wicket. More recently, he toured India with England in early 2006, playing in the third, sixth and seventh ODIs and taking several wickets.He was included in the Test squad against Sri Lanka in 2006 following injuries to Steve Harmison, James Anderson and Simon Jones, and earned his first cap on 11 May 2006 in the first Test at Lord's, becoming England's 633rd Test player. England reached an imposing first-innings score of 551, and Mahmood took three wickets in his first four overs in Test cricket at the end of the second day, as the Sri Lankan team disintegrated to 91 for 6 at the close. He was unable to add to his tally before Sri Lanka were forced to follow on early on the third day, but added two further wickets in Sri Lanka's more composed second innings on the fourth day.
Monday, December 29
Ravinder Singh Bopara was born on 4 May 1985, Forest Gate, Newham, London is an English cricketer who plays for Essex. Although originally a specialist batsman, he is now improving his medium-pace bowling and developing into an all-rounder, especially in the shorter form of the game. His agile fielding also adds to his worth. He is the second Sikh to play cricket for England, after Monty Panesar. Bopara made his first-class debut for Essex in May 2002. In 2003 and 2004, he played several matches for England Under-19s, including in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2004. In January 2007 Kevin Pietersen sustained a rib injury in England's first One Day International against Australia, keeping him out of the remainder of the series. Bopara was called up as his replacement, and made his ODI debut on 2 February. Later that month, he was named in the England squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and he played his second ODI in England's second match of that tournament. In England's match against Sri Lanka, Bopara was named man of the match for his 52 off 53 balls, which brought England to within three runs of victory from a seemingly hopeless position.
K. S. Duleepsinhji (Indian Origin)
Kumar Shri Duleepsinhji Jadeja was a cricketer who played for England. He was born on June 13, 1905 in Kathiawar, one of the Princely States, in India. While he was still playing school cricket, the future President of the MCC, HS Altham, wrote of him in Wisden: "In natural gifts of eye, wrist and footwork he is certainly blest far above the ordinary measure... there is no doubt about the judgment and certainty with which he takes toll of straight balls of anything but the most immaculate length. His late cutting is quite beautiful and there is a certain ease and maturity about all his batting methods that stamps him as of a different class from the ordinary school batsman." Mr Altham was proved correct in his assesment of the young man's talent as he went on to achieve great success as a batsman for Cambridge University, Sussex and eventually England in a career sadly cut short by recurrent illness. His Test average of 58.5 ranks him among the best batsmen to have played Test cricket. Duleepsinhji will always be remembered as one of the outstanding personalities during his period in first-class Cricket, as per Wisden Almanack 1960. He died on December 5, 1959 in Bombay. The Duleep Trophy is named in his honour. His uncle Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, after whom the Ranji Trophy is named, also played cricket for England.
Naseer Husain (Indian Origin)
Nasser Hussain OBE was born on March 28, 1968 at Madras, India is a former Essex and England cricketer. He was born of an Indian father, Jawad, and an English mother, Patricia, who changed her name to Shireen on conversion to Islam. He became the first captain of England to be of mixed English and Asian descent. Hussain was the captain of the England team for 45 Test matches from 1999 to 2003, only exceeded by Michael Atherton and Michael Vaughan. He also has the fourth most Test victories as England captain, with 17, behind only Vaughan (26), Peter May, (20) and Mike Brearley (18). His percentage of Tests won was higher than any of the previous five captains, since Bob Willis.
Ronnie Irani (Indian Origin)
Ronald Charles "Ronnie" Irani was born on 26 October 1971 in Leigh, Lancashire, was an English cricketer who spent most of his career at Essex County Cricket Club, latterly as captain. He is of Indian Irani descent. He played only three Tests for England, with decidedly mixed success, but found a niche in One Day Internationals. Irani was once a genuine all-rounder, and as of 2005 had a first-class batting average above 38 and a bowling average nine points lower, but a knee injury in 2003 forced him to stop bowling and play as a specialist batsman. Although initially seen as a major blow, Irani has since said that his inability to bowl has enhanced his batting game as a result of being able to focus more on this side of his game. The recurring nature of this knee injury led to Irani being forced to retire prematurely from first-class cricket in June 2007.
Monty Paneser (Indian Origin)
Mudhsuden (Monty) Singh Panesar, was born on 25 April 1982 in Luton, Bedfordshire, is an English cricketer. A left-arm spinner, Panesar plays Test and ODI cricket for England, and county cricket for Northamptonshire. He is the 631st capped player for England, with the number 46 on his ODI shirt. Born to Indian Punjabi parents, he is the first Sikh to represent a nation other than India in Test cricket. Panesar sports a trademark black patka while playing and in cricket training. He is a crowd favourite in England, and many fans have worn patkas and fake beards while watching Panesar play. Despite his embryonic international career Panesar often receives loud cheers whenever he comes on to bat or bowl and when he fields the ball, the latter due to Panesar's history of less than skilful fielding. When first selected for England he was widely said to be a particularly inept batsman and fielder, which may have contributed to this reception; the TMS commentator Henry Blofeld once accidentally referred to him as Monty Python, a mistake possibly encouraged by his comic reputation. However in more recent matches he has lived down these claims, and gained further popularity with his characteristic wicket-taking celebration, which consists of him gambolling down the pitch and high fiving his team-mates.
Mark Ramprakash (Indian Origin)
Mark Ravin Ramprakash was born on 5 September 1969 is an English cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he first made his name playing for Middlesex, and was selected for England aged 21. Ramprakash was selected for his first Test match for England against the West Indies at Headingley in 1991. This was the same game in which Graeme Hick made his England Test debut, and like Hick, he struggled to impress producing a series of scores in the 20s. He was dropped in 1992 after a number of poor performances. However, his consistent heavy scoring in county cricket meant that he was always on the fringes of selection. In 2008 Ramprakash scored a century in his first innings of the season - his third consecutive first-class century, all against Lancashire - and another (his 99th) two matches later. He finally scored his 100th 100 against Yorkshire at Headingley on 2nd August 2008, becoming only the 25th player to reach this mark. It mirrored his very first century, also scored at Headingley. Hit 200 not out vs Somerset to get his 101st first class hundred.
K.S. Ranjitsinhji (Indian Origin)
Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji Jadeja, Maharaja Jam Sahib of Nawanagar (10 September 1872–2 April 1933) known famously as K.S. Ranjitsinhji during his golden years as a cricketer was an Indian prince and Test cricketer who played for the English cricket team. He also played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, and county cricket for Sussex. His name was very often shortened to Ranji and he was also known as the "Black Prince of Cricketers". Ranji is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Neville Cardus describing him as "the Midsummer night's dream of cricket". Unorthodox in technique and with exceptionally fast reactions, he brought a new style to batting and revolutionised the game. Previously batsmen generally pushed forward; Ranji took advantage of the improving pitches of the time and relied on a back and across defensive stroke and played elegant strokes off the back foot in attack. He excelled in the late cut and his popularisation or invention of the leg glance is famous. The most important first-class cricket tournament in India, the Ranji Trophy, was named in his honour and inaugurated in 1935 by the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.
Iftikhar Ali Khan (Indian Origin)
Iftikhar Ali Khan pronunciation (born March 6, 1910, died January 5, 1952) was the Nawab of Pataudi and captain of the Indian cricket team. He was one of few cricketers ever to have played for two countries having also played for the English cricket team. Iftikhar Ali Khan's son Mansoor also later served as captain of the Indian cricket team, a father-son feat without parallel in India. Iftikhar Ali Khan played for the English cricket team in the 1930s, before becoming captain of the Indian cricket team that toured England in 1946, making him the only Test cricketer to have played for both England and India. He played in six Tests in all. Iftikhar went to Oxford in 1927. It was two years before he won a blue; this was for a 106 & 84 that saved a match against Cambridge. In 1931, he scored 1307 runs for Oxford and finished on top of the Oxford averages with 93. In the university game that year, A. Ratcliffe scored 201 for Cambridge, a new record. Pataudi declared that he would beat it, and hit 238* on the very next day. This stood as a record for a university match until 2005. Pataudi was qualified for Worcestershire in 1932 but played only three matches and scored just 65 runs in six innings. However, his slaughter of Tich Freeman with marvellous footwork for the Gentlemen at Lord's gained him a place on the Ashes tour for that winter.
Min Patel (Indian Origin)
Minal Mahesh Patel was born July 7, 1970 is a retired Indian-born cricketer; who made 2 appearances in Test cricket for England. He was a right-handed batsman and a slow left arm bowler, who primarily played for Kent. 1996 saw Patel make his Test debut against the country of his birth, India. One of seven players to make their debut in the match at Edgbaston, Patel struggled to make an impact on a green wicket, only bowling ten overs in England's eight wicket win. Left out for the second Test at Lord's, he returned for the third Test at Trent Bridge. Again, Patel struggled on a pitch not suited to spin bowling, however he managed to take his maiden (and last) Test wicket; that of Sanjay Manjrekar, caught by Graeme Hick. Following a recurring elbow injury, he announced his retirement from first-class cricket at the start of the 2008 season.
Vikram Solanki (Indian Origin)
Vikram Singh Solanki was born 1 April 1976 in India is an English cricketer, who plays county cricket for Worcestershire, of whom he is the captain. In 2007 he became the 24th Worcestershire batsman to pass 10,000 career runs for the county. He as also played 51 One Day Internationals for England with over 1,000 runs including one century against South Africa and occasional off-spinner and wicket-keeper. Together with Worcestershire team-mate Kabir Ali, Solanki accepted an offer to play for Rajasthan in the Indian Ranji Trophy during the 2006–07 season. With very less hope of ever turning out for England again, Solanki joined the rebel Indian Cricket League in 2007 and currently plays for the Mumbai Champs.
Samit Patel, (Indian Origin)
Samit Rohit Patel was born on 30 November 1984 in Leicester is a English cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. Samit Patel made his debut for England's ODI team in a match against Scotland on 18 August 2008; his first wicket was that of Neil McCallum. Patel remained part of England's ODI team for the series against South Africa later that summer, taking the notable wicket of Herschelle Gibbs in the first ODI of the series at Headingley. He recorded figures of 5-41 and scored 31 runs off 49 balls in the third ODI to win the man of the match award as England claimed the series.
Dipak Patel, (Indian Origin)
Dipak Narshibhai Patel was born on 25 October 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya and played 37 Tests and 75 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team. A stylish middle order batsman, he started playing for Worcestershire in 1976, having moved to England in 1968. He continued to play for them until 1986, playing 236 matches, scoring 9734 runs at 29.23, and taking 357 wickets at 36.66. Patel emigrated to New Zealand in 1986, although he had spent the last six winters in New Zealand, enabling him to qualify for New Zealand straight away. Patel made his Test debut against the West Indies in 1987; he scored 18 and 20, both times being dismissed by Courtney Walsh, and bowled 3 overs. He made his ODI debut in the series that followed. His highest score in Tests came when he was run out for 99 against England in 1992. His best bowling figures of 6 for 50 also came in 1992 against Zimbabwe. In the 1992 World Cup, he was used as an opening bowler, initially against Australia, in an attempt to counteract the tactic of hitting over the in-field during the first 15 overs. This strategy paid off, and he was often used in the same role in other matches and retiring in 1997.
Jeetan Patel (Indian Origin)
Jeetan Shashi Patel was born on 7 May 1980 in Wellington is a New Zealand cricketer of Indian origin. Patel is a right arm off spin bowler. He plays domestic cricket for the Wellington Firebirds and has represented the New Zealand Black Caps in One Day Internationals, Twenty20 matches, and a Test. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand against Zimbabwe in the 2005-06 Videocon Tri-Series. Patel was selected for the one-day leg of New Zealand's 2005-06 tour of South Africa. He made his international Twenty20 debut on the tour and was named Man of the Match, returning bowling figures of 3 for 20 off 4 overs. Patel made his Test debut against South Africa in the second Test of New Zealand's 2006 tour of South Africa. New Zealand coach John Bracewell has described Patel as a "long term investment". He is the selectors' preferred second spinner in international matches, behind Daniel Vettori. Patel is not related to former New Zealand spin bowler Dipak Patel.
Narotam Puna (Indian Origin)
Narotam 'Tom' Puna (born October 28, 1929, Surat, India, died June 7, 1996, Hamilton, Waikato) was a New Zealand cricketer who played in 3 Tests in 1966.
Hashim Amla (Indian Origin)
Hashim Mahomed Amla was born on 31 March 1983 in Durban is a South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. In November 2004, Amla became the first South African team player of Indian descent. His grandparents, who emigrated to South Africa many years ago, hail from Surat. Amla captained South Africa at the 2002 under-19s Cricket World Cup. As a Test batsman he found the initial going difficult, and his technique was criticized after he made just 36 runs in the 2004 series against England. But he proved his critics wrong in 2006 as he scored a comeback 149 against New Zealand at Cape Town, helping guide South Africa to a draw. On 27 March 2008, he scored a record 159 not out against India.
Gulam Bodi (Indian Origin)
Gulam Hussain Bodi was born on 4 January 1979 in Hathuran, India is a South African cricketer who has represented his country at U-19, Twenty20 and ODI level. He is a left handed batsman and a handy slow left-arm chinaman bowler. Bodi has represented various teams in South African domestic cricket, Transvaal, Easterns, KwaZulu-Natal and The Titans. In June 2007 he played for an African XI in a Twenty20 game against an Asia XI and made his ODI debut in a game against Zimbabwe later in the year. He was one of the victims of the selection policy criticized by Kevin Pietersen, forcing him from KwaZulu-Natal.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Indian Origin)
Shivnarine 'Shiv' Chanderpaul was born on 16 August 1974 in Guyana is a cricketer, and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is the first Indo-Caribbean in the West Indies team to play 100 Tests for the West Indies and has captained them in 14 Tests and 16 ODIs. He was named captain of the West Indies in the first Test vs South Africa in March 2005 in Guyana. He emulated Graham Dowling to become only the second player to make a double century on debut as a Test captain. Chanderpaul is currently ranked as the number one batsman in the world in the current ICC test rankings. For his efforts in England in 2007, and other batting performances, Chanderpaul was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008. Chanderpaul's efforts with the bat continue to win him many accolades as he was named ICC player of the year for 2008.
Daren Ganga (Indian Origin)
Daren Ganga was born on January 14, 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago is a West Indian cricketer of East Indian descent. He is a right-handed top order batsman. After debuting as a 19 year old he has found himself in and out of the West Indies team. In 2003, Australia toured the West Indies. Ganga made his maiden Test century in the 1st Test at Georgetown. The next Test in Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad, Ganga scored 117 and completed his second Test century in two innings against the Australians. After being named the 2006 West Indies Players' Association 'Test player of the year', Ganga had for the first time in his career cemented his spot in the side and when captain Ramnaresh Sarwan injured his shoulder in the second Test of their 2007 tour of England, the West Indies Cricket Board turned to Ganga to captain the side for the remainder of the series.
Rohan Kanhai (Indian Origin)
Rohan Bholalall Kanhai was born on December 26, 1935 in British Guiana is a former West Indian Cricket player. He is widely considered as one of the best batsmen of the 1960s. An ethnic Indian, Kanhai featured in several great West Indian teams. C. L. R. James wrote in the New World journal that Kanhai was "the high peak of West Indian cricketing development", and praised his "adventuresome" attitude. Kanhai made his Test debut for the West Indise in England in 1957. A right-handed batsman, Kanhai scored 6,227 runs in 79 Tests at a robust average of 47.53, with his highest score of 256 coming against India in a Test at Calcutta. He was famous for his unorthodox shots, most notably the "falling hook" shot, in which he finished his follow through lying on his back. The Indian opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar named his son Rohan after Kanhai, and wrote of Kanhai, "To say that he is the greatest batsman I have ever seen so far is to put it mildly."
Ramnaresh Sarwan (Indian Origin)
Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan was born on June 23, 1980 in Guyana is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity and member of the West Indies cricket team. He has been a member of the West Indies cricket team since his Test debut against Pakistan at Barbados in May 2000 when he remained unbeaten in both innings scoring 84 in the first innings. His maiden Test century came against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Sarwan was dropped from the side for the second Test against Pakistan in November 2006. It was the first time in his six year career that he had missed a game due to poor form. On April 29, 2007 he was announced as the captain of the West Indies, in succession to the retired Lara, following the West Indies' exit from the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He has so far played 72 Test matches scoring at an average of around 40 runs per innings with 11 centuries and 30 fifties. He is also a part-time bowler having mastered the leg-break and taken 23 wickets with best bowling figures of 4/37.
Denesh Ramdin (Indian Origin)
Denesh Ramdin was born on March 13, 1985 in Couva is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman who generally occupies the position of wicketkeeper. He is seen by selectors and fans as a replacement in terms of playing style for Jeff Dujon. He was selected as first-choice keeper for the Sri Lankan tour of 2005 with only 13 first-team games of experience. In April 2006 he was one of six players shortlisted for captaincy of the West Indies cricket team following the resignation of Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Although he is the first-choice Test wicket-keeper, he has competed to be first-choice wicket-keeper spot to Carlton Baugh, Jr. in ODIs. Ultimately, only Ramdin was selected for the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Ravi Rampaul (Indian Origin)
Ravindrath Rampaul was born on October 15, 1984 in Trinidad and Tobago is a West Indian cricketer. He is the first quick bowler of Indian descent to represent West Indies at international level, playing 30 One Day Internationals. Capable of decent pace and accuracy from a simple, smooth bowling action, Rampaul has been identified, along with Jerome Taylor, as a potential leader of the West Indies bowling attack in the years to come.
Mahendra Nagamootoo (Indian Origin)
Mahendra Veeren Nagamootoo was born October 9, 1975 in Guyana is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity. Mahendra Nagamootoo is a bits-and-pieces man who admitted, after scoring 68 at Sydney in his second Test in 2000-01, that batting comes easier to him than the legbreak bowling he was actually picked to do. He rolls the ball out from a chest-on action, without getting too much purchase on it. A free-hitting left-handed batsman, Nagamootoo also looked an outstanding fielder in a sluggish team. Nagamootoo is the nephew of both Rohan Kanhai and Alvin Kallicharan; two of the best ever West Indian batsmen of Indian descent.
Dave Mohammed (Indian Origin)
Dave Mohammed was born on October 8, 1979 in Trinidad and Tobago is a West Indian cricketer. He is a left-arm chinaman bowler, and bats left-handed. He mase his Test debut in January 2004, again against South Africa. After one further Test against England he lost the spinner's position to Omari Banks. Following a productive domestic season in 2006, Mohammed was recalled firstly to the ODI side, and subsequently to the Test side, for the series against India. A match-winning performance in the final ODI was followed by a half century in the first Test at Antigua, which led to the West Indies hanging on for a draw with one wicket remaining. He played in a subsequent series against Pakistan, where he impressed with his lower-order batting.
Narsingh Deonarine (Indian Origin)
Narsingh Deonarine (born August 16, 1983 in Berbice) is a West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity.Deonarine is a left-handed batsman who bowls a right-arm off break. He made his debut for Guyana at the age of 17, and after captaining the West Indies under 19's in 2002, he made headlines after hitting a century against the touring Australians the folliowing year.
Raphick Rasif Jumadeen (Indian Origin)
Raphick Rasif Jumadeen (born April 12, 1948, Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in twelve Tests from 1972 to 1979.
Imtiaz Ali (Indian Origin)
Imtiaz Ali (born 28 July 1954 in Maraval, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1976
Alvin Kalicharan (Indian Origin)
Alvin Isaac Kallicharran (born March 21, 1949) was a West Indian batsman of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played from 1972 to 1981. His elegant, watchful batting style produced some substantial innings for a West Indian team very much in its formative years in the seventies. He was Wisden's Cricketer of the Year for 1973.Kallicharran was born in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). His brother Derek played first class cricket for Guyana and later the United States of America. Though he was a talented batsman like many of his peers, Alvin Kallicharran only managed 4473 runs, but at an average of 44.43 in 66 matches, he demonstrated his capability. He was part of the 1975 and 1979 team that won the Cricket World Cup. His highest innings was a score of 187 against India in the 1978-79 tour.
Inshan Ali (Indian Origin)
Inshan Ali (born September 25, 1949, Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago, died June 24, 1995, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 12 Tests from 1971 to 1977.
Nyron Asgarali (Indian Origin)
Nyron Sultan Asgarali (born December 28, 1920, Saint James, Trinidad; died November 5, 2006, Trinidad) was a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests in 1957.Asgarali was a right-handed opening batsman and an occasional medium-paced bowler whose first-class cricket career lasted more than 20 years, but included only 50 matches, 21 of them on the 1957 West Indies tour of England. Apart from 1957, he never played more than three first-class matches in any single season.Asgarali was 30 before he made a first-class century, but then made several in inter-island and other matches for Trinidad and Tobago. He also spent several years playing Lancashire League cricket and his knowledge of English conditions was probably a contributory factor in his selection for the 1957 tour.
Faoud Bacchus (Indian Origin)
Sheik Faoud Ahamul Fasiel Bacchus (b. 31 January 1954) in Georgetown, Guyana is a cricket player for the West Indies and the United States.A right-handed batsman, he made his Test match debut for the West Indies aged 24 in the 1977/78 series against Australia, but his best achievements were in the 1978/79 series against India, where he scored 96 in the second Test and 250 in the 6th Test. However, he only averaged 26 after 19 Tests, making seven ducks, and was dropped from the side after the 1981/82 tour of Australia. He also played 29 one-day internationals for the West Indies between 1977 and 1983, with a high score of 80 and an average of 26. He also played as a middle-order batsmen for the United States in the 1997 and 2001 ICC Trophy
Leonard Baichan (Indian Origin)
Leonard Baichan (born May 12, 1946, Rose Hall, Berbice, British Guiana (now Guyana)) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in three Tests from 1975 to 1976.
Rajindra Dhanraj (Indian Origin)
Rajindra Dhanraj (b. 6 February 1969) was a cricket player for the West Indies for a short while. He played only four Tests and six one-day internationals. Later, he was more successful playing for the Trinidad & Tobago team.
Raphick Rasif Jumadeen (Indian Origin)
Raphick Rasif Jumadeen (born April 12, 1948, Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in twelve Tests from 1972 to 1979.
Ivan Samuel Madray (Indian Origin)
Ivan Samuel Madray (born July 2, 1934, Port Mourant, British Guiana(now Guyana)) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests in 1958.
Rangy Nanan (Indian Origin)
"Rangy Nanan (born May 29, 1953, Preysal, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in one Test in 1980. "
Charran Kamkaran Singh (Indian Origin)
"Charran Kamkaran Singh (born November 27, 1935, San Juan, Trinidad) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in two Tests in 1960. "
Suruj Ragoonath (Indian Origin)
"Suruj Ragoonath (born March 22, 1968) is a West Indian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman. He played in two Tests in March 1999, with a top score of 9 against Australia. Ragoonath is an extremely aggressive opening batsman. Some say this is because of his background as a police officer, and his reputation for ""taking no prisoner"" when it comes to fast bowlers. "
Sonny Ramadhin (Indian Origin)
"Sonny Ramadhin (born May 1, 1929) was a West Indian cricketer, and a dominant bowler of the 1950s. He was the first (of many) West Indian cricketers of Indian origin, and was one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1951 "
Sewdatt Shivnarine (Indian Origin)
Sewdatt Shivnarine (born May 13, 1952, Albion, Berbice, British Guiana (now Guyana)) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in eight Tests and one ODI from 1978 to 1979.
Dion Ebrahim (Indian Origin)
Dion Digby Ebrahim (born August 7, 1980 in Bulawayo) is a Zimbabwean cricketer.Ebrahim is a defensive batsmen who prefers to score cautiously in order to build an innings. Ebrahim has a highest One Day International score of 121 and highest Test score of 94.A graduate of the CFX Academy in Harare, Ebrahim was considered an integral part of Zimbabwean cricket until falling out of favour with authorities.He currently plays for Stony Stratford CC who play in the Northants Premier Division.He plays for Taranaki in the Hawke Cup
Ujesh Ranchod (Indian Origin)
Ujesh Ranchod (born May 17, 1969 in Salisbury - now Harare) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in one Test and 3 ODIs from 1992 to 1993
Brijal Patel (Indian Origin)
Brijal Jagdesh Patel (born November 14, 1977 in Nairobi) is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a part-time slow left-arm bowler.Though his batting can sometimes let him down (he has a first-class batting average of just 7, and has passed fifty just once for his country), his first-class fielding rarely lets him down. This can be partially attributed to the skill of his father, who is a former international wicketkeeper. He made his ODI debut on August 19, 2001 against West Indies, at 23 years of age. He has played club cricket in England for Cranleigh, and was recently recalled to the touring squad to Zimbabwe, in February 2006, after being dropped.
Tanmay Mishra (Indian Origin)
Tanmay Mishra (b. December 22, 1986 in Mumbai, India)is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right handed aggressive middle-order batsman and made his One Day International debut for Kenya in 2006 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo.
Hitesh Modi (Indian Origin)
Hitesh Subhash Modi (born October 13, 1971 in Kisumu) is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler.Having made his debut in 1992, Modi had ever been part of the middle order of the team, as well as being involved in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 Cricket World Cups and the 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophy. Having seen several players fall by the wayside due to disagreements over contracts, including Steve Tikolo, Modi was invested as captain. He nows plays league cricket for the legendary buckinghamshire club... Modi's father is Subhash Modi, and the pair are unique as the only father/son pair to appear as batsman and umpire in the same One-
Sandip Gupta (Indian Origin)
Sandip Gupta (also Sandeep Gupta; born April 7, 1967) was a Kenyan cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a fast bowler, who was also a wicket-keeper.He took part in the 1999 Meril International Tournament, where he helped the Kenyan team to the final where they lost against Zimbabwe, mainly thanks to a century from man-of-the-match Grant Flower. He later took part in the 1999 World Cup, where Kenya lost all their five games and finished bottom of the Group A table.
Dipak Chudasama (Indian Origin)
Dipak Chudasama (born May 20, 1963 in Mombasa) was a Kenyan cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman. (Perhaps mistakenly) known as "The Doc", Chudasama was, as well as being a cricketer, a fully-qualified orthodontist.Having made his debut as early on as 1980, Chudasama represented Kenya at the 1996 World Cup, and the 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies.His top innings score was a stylish 122 against Bangladesh in Nairobi, a then-record opening partnership for the nation of Kenya. Chudasama has toured several countries in Asia and Africa, as well as Holland.
Aasif Karim (Indian Origin)
Aasif Yusuf Karim (born December 15, 1963 in Mombasa) was a Kenyan cricketer. Of Indian ancestry, Karim made a reputation for himself as a useful lower-order batsman but predominantly as a left-arm spinner, frequently said to be one of the best outside the Test-playing nations. Karim also holds the unique distinction of having captained his country in both representative cricket (ODIs) and tennis (Davis Cup) competition. Karim retired from international cricket following the 1999 World Cup in England but was persuaded to return to add experience to Kenya's squad for the 2003 World Cup in South Africa where he helped Kenya become the first non-Test match playing nation reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. During the match against Australia, Karim gave the Australians a scare with figures at one stage reading 8-6-2-3. Karim announced at the end of the tournament
Ryan Ramdass (Indian Origin)Ryan Ramdass (born July 3, 1983 in Ogle) is a Guyanese cricketer of Indian decent. Ramdass is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm offbreak bowler who occasionally occupies the position of wicketkeeper.He made his debut for Guyana in a match against Barbados in which he scored a half-century. When Guyana was hit by floods in early 2005, Ramdass' poultry business was affected, but he continued to play for the squad, achieving his career best 144 not out against Barbados.He has recently been selected for the full West Indies squad after a good set of results in the recent West Indies A series in Sri Lanka.