Christopher Roger Woakes (born 2 March 1989) is an English cricketer who plays for Warwickshire and England. Woakes was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. He topped Warwickshire's 2008 county bowling averages, and was selected for the England Lions squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC World Twenty20 championship. He made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. He made his IPL debut in 2017, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders after being bought for £504,140 (Rs. 4.2 crores) in the players auction for IPL 2017. He made his first Test century against India (137 not ...more
Kevin Peter Pietersen (born 27 June 1980) is a former cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who played in all three formats for England between 2005 and 2014.
Pietersen was born to an Afrikaner father and English mother in South Africa. He made his first-class debut for Natal in 1997 and moved to England in 2000, after voicing his displeasure at what he said was the racial quota system in South African cricket. Being of English ancestry, Pietersen was eligible for the England team so long as he first served a four-year qualifying period in English county cricket. He was called up by England almost immediately after he completed four years with ...more
Virat Kohli (pronunciation ; born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and has been the team's captain since 2013. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently the leading batsman in the Test rankings. Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).
Kohli captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, and a few months ...more
Brendon Barrie McCullum (born 27 September 1981) is a New Zealand cricket commentator and former cricketer, who played all formats, and also a former captain in all forms. McCullum took quick scoring to Test matches as well, notably recording the fastest test century of all time. He is considered as one of the most successful batsmen and captains of New Zealand cricket. He retired from all forms of cricket in August 2019.McCullum is the former leading run scorer in Twenty20 International cricket and is the first and so far only one of the two players to have scored two Twenty20 International centuries and 2000 runs in T20 Internationals (apart from Martin Guptill). He became the first New ...more
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984), commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a South African former international cricketer. He played for Titans in South African domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. In limited overs cricket he is an attacking batsman. He was named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career.
De Villiers began his international career as a wicket-keeper-batsman, but he has played most often solely as a batsman. He batted at various positions in the batting order, but predominantly in the middle-order. Noted as one of the most innovative batsmen in the modern game, de Villiers ...more
Sir Alastair Nathan Cook, (born 25 December 1984) is an English cricketer who plays for Essex County Cricket Club, and formerly for England in all international formats. A former captain of the England Test and One-Day International (ODI) teams, he holds a number of English and international records. He is one of the most prolific batsmen of the modern era. Cook is the fifth highest Test run scorer of all time.Cook is England's most-capped player and has captained the team in an English record 59 Tests and 69 ODIs. He is the leading run-scorer in Test matches for England, and the youngest player to complete 12,000 Test runs (the sixth overall, and the only Englishman). Cook has scored a ...more