Herschelle Herman Gibbs Profile

General Information
Full name Herschelle Herman Gibbs
Born February 23, 1974, Green Point, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 37 years 96 days
Major teams South Africa, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Glamorgan, Northern Districts, Western Province, Yorkshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm bowler
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 90 248 23
Innings Played 154 240 23
Not Outs 7 16 1
Runs 6167 8094 400
Highest 228 175 90*
Average 41.95 36.13 18.18
Balls Faced 12270 9721 318
St/R 50.26 83.26 125.78
100's 14 21 0
50's 26 37 3
4's 887 930 45
6's 47 128 12
Catches Taken 94 108 8
Stumpings Made 0 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 90 248 23
Innings Played 1 - -
Balls 6 - -
Runs 4 - -
Wickets 0 - -
Best Inning Bowling - - -
Best Match Bowling - - -
Average - - -
Economy Rate 4.00 - -
St/R - - -
4 Wickets 0 - -
5 Wickets 0 - -
10 Wickets 0 - -

Herschelle Herman Gibbs was born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town, South Africa is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman. At backward point, he is considered by some to be the next Jonty Rhodes in his ability to hit the stumps, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the eighth highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the tenth highest success rate. Gibbs is said to rarely practice in the nets before a match. It is said he prefers to play on instinct in this case. Herschelle Gibbs, who once owned up, with perverse pride, to never having read a book, has essayed enough incendiary innings to fill a fat volume and, in the field, cut down many a batsman with all the electric grace of an enraged poet. Though he might not bother with many more words than yes, no, wait, and mine, Gibbs inspires superlatives from those who marvel at his appetite for the spectacular.

AN Petersen Profile

General Information
Full name Alviro Nathan Petersen
Born November 25, 1980, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province
Current age 30 years 176 days
Major teams South Africa, Lions, North West, Northerns, Titans
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 9 14 2
Innings Played 17 12 2
Not Outs 0 1 0
Runs 572 377 14
Highest 100 80 8
Average 33.64 34.27 7.00
Balls Faced 1082 452 19
St/R 52.86 83.40 73.68
100's 1 0 0
50's 3 4 0
4's 62 38 1
6's 5 2 0
Catches Taken 5 2 1
Stumpings Made 0 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 9 14 2
Innings Played 5 1 -
Balls 72 6 -
Runs 36 7 -
Wickets 1 0 -
Best Inning Bowling 1/2 - -
Best Match Bowling 1/2 - -
Average 36.00 - -
Economy Rate 3.00 7.00 -
St/R 72.0 - -
4 Wickets 0 0 -
5 Wickets 0 0 -
10 Wickets 0 0 -

Profile: Kapil Dev

á°©l Dev
There can only be one Kapil He was deservedly voted the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. After all, there can be only one Kapil Dev.
Will there be another cricketer to score 5000 runs and take 400 wickets in Tests? Despite the proliferation of matches, this is one double that has been out of reach for the greatest of all rounders and this stupendously unique feat is enough to place Kapil on a pedestal all by himself.
Kapil took the last of his 434 wickets in the Test match against New Zealand at Hamilton in March 1994 and of course that was the world record at the time.
These days, with bowlers taking over 700 wickets - allbeit playing more Tests - the figure 400 may seem insignificant.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
For any Indian bowler to hold the world record was a notable achievement, but for an Indian opening bowler to do so was quite unthinkable.
As one who grew up in the sixties when the Indian new-ball attack was a farce, I could never imagine that one day an Indian fast bowler would head the list of wicket takers in Test matches.
Let cricket fans hail Gavaskar and Tendulkar as the greatest Indian cricketers of all time.
Kapil will always get my vote.
I have always believed that while it is possible that Indian cricket can produce another Gavaskar or Tendulkar, it will never produce another Kapil Dev.
It's not just a matter of scoring over 5000 runs and taking more than 400 wickets, though, of course, this all-round record is of the mind-boggling and eye-rubbing variety.
More importantly, he has proved to be the inspiration for a whole generation of young fast bowlers.
How pathetic was the Indian fast bowling scenario before Kapil and what a metamorphosis has been seen in the last couple of decades?
An Indian team that was struggling with one Ramakant Desai or one Rusi Surti and had Ajit Wadekar, Salim Durrani, ML Jaisimha, V Subramanyam, Budhi Kunderan and Gavaskar opening the bowling now has half a dozen contenders vying for two places.
Indian pace bowlers are almost as feared as the spinners.
They have won matches on their own and troubled the best of batsmen at home and abroad.
Ten-wicket hauls which were the prerogatives of spin bowlers have been notched up by pacemen with Javagal Srinath taking as many 13 wickets in a match.
Zaheer Khan is today recognised as the leading exponent of seam and swing bowling in the world.
All this can be traced to the emergence of Kapil who made his Test debut as a 19-year-old in Pakistan in 1978 and over the years transformed Indian cricket into a world power with his amazing ubiquitous skills, his dynamic leadership qualities and his charismatic personality.
If Gavaskar was the pioneer in proving that fast bowlers could be faced squarely and even scored off fluently, it was Kapil who proved that the Indian new-ball attack was one to be respected and even feared.
It was Kapil who proved that a cricketer could score 5000 runs and take 400 wickets.
It was Kapil who proved that limited-overs cricket was not alien to the Indians.
With each passing tournament, the glow associated with the 1983 World Cup triumph shaped largely by Kapilé³ leadership qualities and all-round skills glows brighter.
Again it was this shock victory that gave the impetus to the one-day game in India and the team since then has registered numerous significant triumphs.
One can really go on and on about Kapil Dev, singing his praises in never-ending vein.
What Indian cricket and so many players owe him is immeasurable.
He always had only the good of the game and the cricketers at heart.
Has India produced a more dedicated, selfless and fitter cricketer, I wonder.
I venture to predict that he will get the Indian Cricketer of the Century award in 2032 when India completes 100 years of Test cricket.
Image: One of cricket's most famous images - a gloriously athletic Kapil at the point of release.
Text: Partab Ramchand | Getty Images (Any unauthorised reproduction is strictly prohibited)

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Shaun Marsh Profile

General Information
Full name Shaun Edward Marsh
Born July 9, 1983, Narrogin, Western Australia
Current age 27 years 329 days
Major teams Australia, Kings XI Punjab, Western Australia
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Slow left-arm orthodox
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played
33 3
Innings Played
33 3
Not Outs
1 0
1172 53
112 29
36.62 17.66
Balls Faced
1543 48
75.95 110.41
2 0
7 0
104 3
12 3
Catches Taken
7 0
Stumpings Made
0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played
33 3
Innings Played
- -
- -
- -
- -
Best Inning Bowling
- -
Best Match Bowling
- -
- -
Economy Rate
- -
- -
4 Wickets
- -
5 Wickets
- -
10 Wickets
- -

Shaun Edward Marsh was born 9 July 1983 in Narrogin, Western Australia. He is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Western Warriors in Australian domestic cricket and has represented Australia at One Day International and Twenty20 International levels. The left-handed opening batsman is the son of former Test cricketer Geoff Marsh. As a child Shaun Marsh spent a lot of time in the Australian set-up traveling with his father Geoff, the former opening batsman. The international grounding and a backyard net helped develop Marsh into one of the finest young batsmen in the country. It also gave him a taste of what he could expect on his first trips with the national team. His excellent form during the 2007–08 season lead to Marsh being given a Cricket Australia Contract and being called up to the Australian Cricket tour of the West Indies.

Misbah-ul-Haq Profile

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Full name Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi
Born May 28, 1974, Mianwali, Punjab
Current age 37 years 6 days
Major teams Pakistan, Khan Research Labs, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sargodha
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 25 78 32
Innings Played 44 69 28
Not Outs 7 17 10
Runs 1640 2225 637
Highest 161* 93* 87*
Average 44.32 42.78 35.38
Balls Faced 4092 2862 562
St/R 40.07 77.74 113.34
100's 3 0 0
50's 11 16 3
4's 185 154 36
6's 15 32 24
Catches Taken 30 39 9
Stumpings Made 0 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 25 78 32
Innings Played - 1 -
Balls - 24 -
Runs - 30 -
Wickets - 0 -
Best Inning Bowling - - -
Best Match Bowling - - -
Average - - -
Economy Rate - 7.50 -
St/R - - -
4 Wickets - 0 -
5 Wickets - 0 -
10 Wickets - 0 -

Misbah-ul-Haq is a talented young middle-order batsman with enormous potential in him. With his orthodox batting technique and a soothing temperament, Misbah has been a great prospect for Pakistan cricket.Although he is on the wrong side of thirty, his fitness is commendable. He has rescued Pakistan on several occasions with his batting efforts.He has cemented his place in the Pakistan team after an impressive run in 2007. The right-hander played an instrumental role in Pakistan’s road to the final of the World Twenty20 and also scored heavily in the Test series against India in 2007. In years to come, everyone can expect much more from Misbah. After an unremarkable series against South Africa, Misbah was by far Pakistan's best batsman through the Tests against India, amassing 464 runs in three matches, including two centuries. He was ice-cool in crisis, rescuing Pakistan on several occasions with spirited rearguard efforts. His remarkable rise continued as a mere six months after being picked for the ICC World Twenty20, he was made vice-captain and handed a top-category contract in January 2008. However, his form deserted him again in 2009, and he dropped from all three squads for the series against New Zealand.

Shahid Afridi Profile

General Information
Full name Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi
Born March 1, 1980, Khyber Agency
Current age 31 years 85 days
Major teams Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Fly Emirates XI, Griqualand West, Habib Bank Limited, ICC World XI, Karachi, Leicestershire, South Australia
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 27 325 43
Innings Played 48 303 41
Not Outs 1 18 3
Runs 1716 6695 683
Highest 156 124 54*
Average 36.51 23.49 17.97
Balls Faced 1973 5882 474
St/R 86.97 113.82 144.09
100's 5 6 0
50's 8 31 3
4's 220 615 56
6's 52 289 26
Catches Taken 10 107 12
Stumpings Made 0 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 27 325 43
Innings Played 47 300 43
Balls 3194 14056 971
Runs 1709 10782 1005
Wickets 48 315 53
Best Inning Bowling 5/52 6/38 4/11
Best Match Bowling 5/43 6/38 4/11
Average 35.60 34.22 18.96
Economy Rate 3.21 4.60 6.21
St/R 66.5 44.6 18.3
4 Wickets 1 4 3
5 Wickets 1 5 0
10 Wickets 0 0 0

Shahid Afridi is the maddest of crazy maxes. A colorful allrounder introduced to international cricket as a 16-year-old legspinner, he surprised everyone but himself by pinch-hitting the fastest one-day hundred in his maiden innings. Afridi is a obsessive shot-maker and although until 2004 it was too often his downfall, causing him to drift in and out of the team, a combination of maturity on and off the field and a sympathetic coach in Bob Woolmer, saw Afridi blossom into one of modern-day cricket's most dangerous players and a essential cog in Pakistan's revival in 2005. A thread of sharp contributions from June 2004 culminated in a aggressive century against India in Kanpur in April 2005.Shahid Afridi is one of the greatest entertainers in world cricket. ‘Boom Boom Afridi’, as he is extensively known, follows a simple theory of either to hit out or get out, which makes him a crowd favourite. His allround skills are completed by agile fielding and among the strongest arms in the game, he also possesses the firmest handshake in international cricket. Again he shocked everyone but himself when, after finally becoming a fixture in the Pakistan side, and a thrillingly bombastic one at that.He is capable of hitting almost any ball out of the park and is dangerous when in full flow.His carefree attitude has cost him a regular place in the side over the years. The all-rounder is also an excellent leg-spinner. Afridi was adjudged the Player of the Tournament at the World Twenty20 in 2007. He had another memorable edition in England. The all-rounder was awarded the man of the match in both, semi-final and final match of the 2009 event. He was later made the captain of the T20 side as regular skipper Younus Khan decided to retire from the shortest format of the game after guiding Pakistan to victory.

Profile: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

​Profile: Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was undoubtedly the most endearingly heroic character of Indian cricket in the sixties.
An adventurous batsman, brilliant fieldsman and inspirational captain, Pataudi cut a dashing figure on the field. He shone like a beacon in an Indian line-up that collapsed time and again.
Maybe his royal lineage had something to do with it or maybe it was the influence of his father, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, who captained the country in 1946. But then again, Mansur Ali Khan was too young when his father played the sport and was barely 11 when he lost him forever.
Tiger, as Pataudi Jr is famously known, made his international debut in December 1961 against England at New Delhi just a few months after he lost vision in his right eye in a horrific car accident.
It was a time when India was still getting used to its newly gained independence. And Cricket - well, it was but another game.
There were certainly many talented players, but the factions within left the team in utter disarray. After 12 captains in a decade and half, there was a crying need for a stable, unbiased, charismatic captain. Enter Tiger.
With a breath-taking century (103, 2x6, 14x4) at Chennai in the fifth Test of the India-England series against Ted Dexter's formidable English side, he let everyone who cared to know that he was here to dominate Indian cricket. He was automatically picked for the India's next assignment - a series against the West Indies in the Caribbean Islands.
Despite there being only three seniors Vijay Manjrekar, Polly Umrigar and skipper Nari Contractor in the squad, Pataudi, though, had to sit out the first two Tests in which India were handed severe drubbings.
But in a tour match between India and Barbados, Contractor was knocked down by a nasty Charlie Griffith bouncer. Chaos reigned. With the seniors unwilling to take on the responsibility, a 21-year-old Tiger, just three Tests old, suddenly found himself installed as the team's skipper. Though few knew it then, an era in Indian cricket had begun - the Pataudi era.
For many years, Pataudi was not only the best batsman in the country, he was also one of the leading players in the world. Indeed to see him bat was a revelation. He was such a gifted player that he could pull off most ambitious of shots with elan.
Pataudi's batting was based on scientific principles like all good batting is. He was technically authentic and had a style of his own, one that was ahead of its time.
Very few Indian batsmen used to play the pull shot before Pataudi introduced it in Indian cricket.
There was no element of risk what-so-ever in the manner he essayed it. His left leg was quickly forward and then those steely wrists and strong shoulders combined to give the ball an all-powerful heave that saw it land in the stands at deep mid-wicket.
Another shot he perfected was the lofted shot over long on.
If all this gives an impression that Pataudi was only a strong leg-side player, hang on.
He was equally proficient on the off side.
His off-drive and extra cover drive were strokes made with a touch of effrontery. His cuts - both square and late - were a perfect blend of timing and power.
He was an exceptional player of spin bowling too.
Since he learnt his cricket in England, he was well equipped to play pace as well.
Being a man of limited eyesight, it was remarkable that he played pace bowling with so much time to spare. However, flighted leg-spin or tear-away pace created problems occasionally.
Indian fielding had always been a matter of ridicule in international cricket.
Pataudi brought his superb athleticism and agility to the field and set an example to his teammates. Using his remarkable reflexes and anticipation, he grabbed many stunning catches.
Despite his batting heroics and his superb fielding, the over-riding image of Pataudi will always, however, be that of one of the best captains in the history of Indian cricket.
During his long reign at the top, he led India in 40 of the 46 Tests he played.
He came in at a time when Indian cricket was known to be dull, drab and unexciting. Tiger changed all that and gained Indian cricket respect in the international arena. People sat up and took notice of the performances of the team even when they were losing.
Fittingly, it was under his captaincy that India clinched their first Test series win on foreign soil, when they defeated New Zealand 3-1 in 1967-68.
Sixties was the decade when Indian cricket started becoming a force to reckon with. And be it the formation of the famous spin-quartet or the ushering in of a vast improvement in the fielding or the forging of a winning spirit in a disarrayed team, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was at the head of them all.
Here is saluting the Tiger.
Image: Pataudi batting for Oxford against Surrey in 1961.
Text: Partab Ramchand | Getty, AFP Images (Any unauthorised reproduction is prohibited)

Profile: Dennis Lillee
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dinesh kartik profile

dinesh kartik Date of Birth: Jun 1, 1985 Place of Birth: Tamil Nadu
Batting Statistics  
Type Mat Inn NO Runs HS BF Avg SR 100 50 6s 4s
ODI 52 44 7 1008 79 1353 27.24 74.50 0 5 10 106
Test 23 37 1 1000 129 2000 27.78 50.00 1 7 4 132
T20 9 8 2 100 31 88 16.67 113.64 0 0 1 14
IPL 56 48 10 993 69 781 26.13 127.14 0 4 26 91
Bowling Statistics  
Type Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI 52

- / - - / - - - -

Test 23

- / - - / - - - -

T20 9

- / - - / - - - -

IPL 56 0 0 0 / / - - -

Career Statistics  
ODI Debut: vs England, On 2004-09-05 at Lord's
Last ODI played: vs Sri Lanka, On 2010-08-28 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium
Test Debut: vs Australia, On 2004-11-03 at Wankhede Stadium
Last Test played: vs Bangladesh, On 2010-01-17 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
T20 Debut: vs South Africa, On 2006-12-01 at The Wanderers Stadium
Last T20 played: vs Sri Lanka, On 2010-05-11 at Beausejour Cricket Ground
IPL Debut: vs Rajasthan Royals, On 2008-04-19 at Feroz Shah Kotla
Last IPL played: vs Kings XI Punjab, On 2011-04-23 at Feroz Shah Kotla

Andrew Symonds

full name: Andrew Symonds
bio: Australian cricketer, but still a curly-haired Queensland larrikin.
also known as: Roy
born: June 9, 1975, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
physical attributes: Height: 1.87 m
playing attributes: Bowling Styles: Right-arm medium and Right-arm offbreak
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
teams / clubs: Australia, Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Queensland
  • His test debut was versus Sri Lanka at Galle - Mar 8-12, 2004 
  • One-Day International Player of the Year - 2005
personal bests:
(as at the end of 06/07)
  • Highest Test Score: 156
  • Best Bowling figures: 3-50
what you may not know:
  • Legend has it that Symonds once turned up barefoot and wearing a cowboy hat for a contract meeting with Cricket Australia's then-chief executive Malcolm Speed
  • He was suspended for turning up drunk before Australia's embarrassing loss to Bangladesh on an Ashes tour
  • As he was born in Birmingham, Symonds could have played for England
  • He lists his best friends as teammate Michael 'Pup' Clarke
  • His favourite food is Sea food and anything barbecued, and his favourite pastime is fishing in the sea.

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Don Bradman profile

full name: Donald George Bradman
bio: Undoubtedly the greatest cricketer of all time.
also known as: The Don, The Boy from Bowral, Braddles
family: Parents: George and Emily Bradman
Siblings: one brother and three sisters
born: Born in Cootamundra NSW on August 27th 1908. Grew up in the NSW Southern Highlands town of Bowral.
died: 25 February 2001, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia
physical attributes: Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Leg Break
sport: Cricket
teams / clubs: New South Wales, South Australia, Australia.
personal bests: Highest Test Score 334 (average 99.94)
achievements:Statue of Donald Bradman outside the Bradman Museum in Bowral.
Statue of Donald Bradman outside the Bradman Museum in Bowral.Bradman Oval in Bowral
'Bradman Oval' in Bowral where The Don played as a youngster.
Test Match StatisticsMatches 52 BattingInnings 80
Runs 72
Not Out 10
Runs 6996
Hundreds 29
Fifties 13BowlingWickets 2
Balls 160
Maidens 3
Best Bowling 1-8
Average 36.00 Catches 32
  • 1927/28 – Scored a century on his grade cricket debut for Sydney club, St George.
  • 1927/28 – Selected for his first Sheffield Shield match, scoring a century on debut against S.A.
  • Played for NSW until 1933/34.
  • 1928/29 – Selected in the Australian team for the Test series against England after playing only 9 first class matches.
  • Made his debut in the 1st Test in Brisbane, scoring 18 runs and 1 run respectively.
  • Bradman was relegated to 12th man for the 2nd Test, but made amends in the 3rd Test in Melbourne, scoring his first Test century.
  • January 1930 – In a Sheffield Shield match against Queensland at the SCG, scored an incredible 452 not out.
  • 1931 – Named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year.
  • 1932/33 – In an attempt to curb Bradman’s batting prowess, England adopts "Bodyline" bowling during its Australian tour.
  • While his run-making was curbed, "The Don" still managed to top the Australian averages.
  • 1934 – Appointed Australian vice captain for the tour of England.
  • Shared a fourth wicket partnership of 388 runs with Bill Ponsford in the 4th Test at Leeds.
  • In the final Test at The Oval, Bradman hit 244 runs, while the second wicket partnership with Ponsford was a Test record 451.
  • 1935/36 to 1948/49 – Played Sheffield Shield for South Australia.
  • 1936 – Appointed Australian captain for the Ashes series, which the Aussies won 3-2.
  • 1948 – Led the "Invincibles" for the series against England. He then retired from Test cricket, making his last appearance in the 5th Test at The Oval.
  • 1949 – Knighted for his services to cricket.
  • 1960/63 and 1969/72 – Chairman of the Australian Cricket Board.
  • 1979 – Appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
  • January 2nd 2000 – Selected Captain of the Blues Cricket Team of the Millennium.
  • January 18th 2000 – Selected Captain of the Australian Cricket Board’s Test Team of the Century.
what you may not know:
  • Don Bradman played his first cricket match at age 11 in Bowral. He scored 55 runs and the oval on which he played is now called 'Bradman Oval' (see photo to left).
  • He scored his first century at age 12
  • Young Donald honed his cricketing skills by throwing a golf ball against a small brick wall and hitting it on the rebound with a cricket stump.
  • His father took young Don to the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1921 to watch a Test Match. Don said to his father "I shall never be satisfied until I play on this ground".
more information:
  • Test Debut: Australia v England at Brisbane, 1st Test, 1928/29
  • Last Test: Australia v England at The Oval, 5th Test, 1948

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