Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose, is a former cricketer from Antigua who played 98 Test matches for the West Indies. A fast bowler, he took 405 Test wickets at an average of 20.99 and topped the ICC Player Rankings for much of his career to be rated the best bowler in the world.
Full Name - Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose
Date of Birth - 21 September 1963
Birth Place - Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda
Height - 2.01 m
Meaning of Curtly - Loudly, Roughly, Sharply
Meaning of Elconn – Surname
Meaning of Ambrose – immortal
Dennis Keith Lillee, 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.
Full Name - Dennis Keith Lillee
Date of Birth - 18 July 1949
Birth Place - Subiaco, Australia
Height – 1.82 m
Meaning of Dennis - Dionysius (Dionysius is the mythological Greek god of wine)
Meaning of Lilee - Lovely, Fair
Sir Donald George Bradman, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.
Full Name - Sir Donald George Bradman
Date of Birth - 27 August 1908
Birth Place - Cootamundra, Australia
Height – 1.73 m
Meaning of Don - A Title Prefixed to a Male Forename.
Meaning of Donald - world-ruler, world-wielder
Meaning of George - Farmer
Meaning of Bradman - At the Wide River, Related to Water
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team. He is often regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket.
Full Name - Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Date of Birth - 24 April 1973
Birth Place - Mumbai, India
Height - 1.65 m
Meaning of Sachin - Pure, Lord Shiva, Lord Indra
Meaning of Ramesh - Lord Rama, Lord Vishnu, The Preserver
Meaning of Tendulkar – Surname
Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM is a Trinidadian former international cricketer, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Full Name - Brian Charles Lara
Date of Birth - 2 May 1969
Birth Place - Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Meaning of Brian – High, Noble
Meaning of Charles - Army, Warrior
Meaning of Lara – Famous
Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, also known as Gary or Garry Sobers, is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder.
Full Name - Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers
Date of Birth - 28 July 1936
Birth Place - Bridgetown, Barbados
Height – 1.8 m
Meaning of Garfield - field of spears
Allan Robert Border is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer. A batsman, Border was for many years the captain of the Australian team. His playing nickname was "A.B.". He played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh.
Full Name - Allan Robert Border
Date of Birth - 27 July 1955
Birth Place - Cremorne, Australia
Meaning of Allan - Harmony, Stone, Noble, Fair, Handsome
Meaning of Robert – Famed, Bright, Shining
Clarence Victor "Clarrie" Grimmett was a cricketer; although born in New Zealand, he played most of his cricket in Australia. He is thought by many to be one of the finest early spin bowlers, and usually credited as the developer of the flipper.
Full Name - Clarence Victor Grimmett
Date of Birth - 25 December 1891
Birth Place - Caversham, Dunedin, New Zealand
Meaning of Clarence - Bright, Clear
Meaning of Victor - Conqueror
Meaning of Grimmett - The Fierce One
Courtney Andrew Walsh is a former Jamaican cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is a fast bowler, and best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years.
Full Name - Courtney Andrew Walsh
Date of Birth - 30 October 1962
Birth Place - Kingston, Jamaica
Meaning of Courtney - Short Nose
Meaning of Andrew - Manly; Brave
Meaning of Walsh – Surname, A Man from Wales
Glenn Donald McGrath is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for 14 years. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered one of the greatest bowlers of all time, and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the mid 2000s.
Full Name - Glenn Donald McGrath
Date of Birth - 9 February 1970
Birth Place - Dubbo, Australia
Meaning of Glenn – valley (Used both as a surname and given name)
Meaning of Donald – world-ruler, world-wielder
Meaning of McGrath - Son of Grace, Grace, Prosperity
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is a Pakistani politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is the founder and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before entering politics, Khan was an international cricketer and philanthropist.
Full Name - Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi
Date of Birth - 5 October 1952
Birth Place - Lahore, Pakistan
Height – 1.88 m
Meaning of Imran - Exalted Nation, Prosperity, Happiness
Meaning of Ahmed – Much Praised, Name of The Prophet Muhammad
Joel Garner, also known as "Big Joel" or "Big Bird", is a former West Indian cricketer, and a member of the highly regarded late 1970s and early 1980s West Indies cricket teams. Garner is the highest ranked ODI bowler and #36 in Tests as per the ICC best ever bowling ratings.
Full Name - Joel Garner
Date of Birth - 16 December 1952
Birth Place - Christ Church, Barbados
Height – 2.03 m
Meaning of Joel - YHWH is God, Yahu is God
Meaning of Garner - Surname (Origin Anglo-Saxon)
Adam Craig Gilchrist, nicknamed "Gilly" or "Churchy", is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer and captain of the Australia national cricket team.
Full Name - Adam Craig Gilchrist
Date of Birth - 14 November 1971
Birth Place - Bellingen, Australia
Meaning of Adam - To Be Red
Meaning of Craig - Rock
Meaning of Gilchrist - English language surname of Gaelic origin
Jacques Kallis is a former South African cricketer, and, a former Test and ODI captain. As a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and the game's greatest all rounder.
Full Name - Jacques Kallis
Date of Birth - 16 October 1975
Birth Place - Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa
Meaning of Jacques - He who Supplants
Meaning of Kallis – Surname
Mohammad Javed Miandad, popularly known as Javed Miandad, is a Pakistani cricket coach, commentator and former cricketer known for his unconventional style of captaincy and batting. He played for Pakistan in Tests and One-Day Internationals between 1975 and 1996.
Full Name - Mohammad Javed Miandad
Date of Birth - 12 June 1957
Birth Place - Karachi, Pakistan
Height – 1.73 m
Meaning of Mohammad - Founder of the Islamic Religion
Meaning of Javed - Eternal
Meaning of Miandad – Surname
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002. He retired from Test cricket in 2010, registering his 800th and final wicket on 22 July 2010 from his final ball in his last Test match.
Full Name - Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan
Date of Birth - 17 April 1972
Birth Place - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Height – 1.73 m
Meaning of Muttiah – Muttiah
Meaning of Muralitharan - Lord Krishna, Bearer of Flute
Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the current Overseas Batting Consultant for the Indian team, and also the head coach for the Under-19 and 'A' teams. Dravid scored nearly 25000 runs in international cricket.
Full Name - Rahul Sharad Dravid
Date of Birth - 11 January 1973
Birth Place - Indore, India
Meaning of Rahul - Son of Lord Buddha, Capable, Traveler,
Meaning of Sharad - Autumn, Name of a Season
Meaning of Dravid - Surname, Wealthy, Landlord
Ricky Thomas Ponting is an Australian cricket commentator, former professional cricketer, and two-time World Cup winning captain in 2003 and 2007, widely regarded as the greatest cricket captain of all time and one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Full Name - Ricky Thomas Ponting
Date of Birth - 19 December 1974
Birth Place - Launceston, Australia
Meaning of Ricky - Powerful, Strong Ruler
Meaning of Thomas - Twin
Meaning of Ponting – Surname
Sir Richard John Hadlee is a New Zealand former cricketer, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history. Hadlee was appointed MBE in 1980 and knighted in 1990 for services to cricket. He is a former chairman of the New Zealand board of selectors.
Full Name - Sir Richard John Hadlee
Date of Birth - 3 July 1951
Birth Place - Saint Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand
Meaning of Richard - Strong Leader, Brave Leader
Meaning of John - Gracious
Meaning of Hadlee - Spelling variation of Hadley (Derived from a place name meaning "heather field")
Shane Keith Warne is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer who captained the Australian national team in One Day Internationals.
Full Name - Shane Keith Warne
Date of Birth - 13 September 1969
Birth Place - Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia
Height - 1.65 m
Meaning of Shane - Gift from God
Meaning of Keith - The Wind, Wood
Meaning of Warne – Surname
Stephen Rodger Waugh, is a former Australian international cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler.
Full Name - Stephen Rodger Waugh
Date of Birth - 2 June 1965
Birth Place - Canterbury, Australia
Meaning of Stephen - Wreath, Crown, Honour, Reward, Royal
Meaning of Rodger - Famed Spear
Meaning of Waugh – Surname
Sydney Francis Barnes was an English professional cricketer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest ever bowlers. He was right-handed and bowled at a pace that varied from medium to fast-medium with the ability to make the ball both swing and break from off or leg.
Full Name - Sydney Francis Barnes
Date of Birth - 19 April 1873
Birth Place - Smethwick, United Kingdom
Meaning of Sydney - Wide Island
Meaning of Francis - Franciscus, Frenchman
Meaning of Barnes- Surname
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, often known as Sunny Gavaskar, is a former Indian international cricketer who played from the early 1970s to late 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team.
Full Name - Sunil Manohar Gavaskar
Date of Birth - 10 July 1949
Birth Place - Mumbai, India
Meaning of Sunil - Dark, Very Black/Blue
Meaning of Manohar - One who wins over mind, Loveable. Charming, Lord Krishan
Meaning of Gavaskar - One who is authoritative
Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, known as Viv Richards, is an Antiguan former cricketer, who represented the West Indies at Test and international levels. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Full Name - Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Date of Birth - 7 March 1952
Birth Place - Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Meaning of Isaac - Laughing, Laughter
Meaning of Vivian - Life
Meaning of Alexander - Defender, protector of man
Meaning of Richards - Powerful, Brave
Wasim Akram is a Pakistani cricket commentator, coach and former cricketer, captain of Pakistan national cricket team. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest bowlers of all time.