"The players, match officials and staff at Cricket All-Stars are deeply saddened by the tragic events in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by this tragedy. The players will wear a black armband out of respect during today's match at Dodger Stadium."
Sachin Tendulkar, Captain
24 April 1973 Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Right Hand Bat
Right-arm medium, leg break
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded to be one of the greatest cricketers of all time and by many as the greatest batsman of all time. He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty-four years.
Virender Sehwag (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer. An aggressive right-handed opening
batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler, he played his first One Day International in 1999 and
joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden
Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality
to retain the award for 2009.
Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman (born 1 November 1974), commonly known as V. V. S. Laxman, is a former Indian cricketer. Laxman represented Hyderabad in domestic cricket and played for Lancashire in English county cricket. He was the captain of the Deccan Chargers team in the Indian Premier League in its first year before being replaced by Adam Gilchrist for the next year. In 2011, Laxman was awarded the Padma Shri award, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India
May 2, 1969 Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago West Indies
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Right-arm leg break
Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM (born 2 May 1969) is a former West Indian international cricket player. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly (born 8 July 1972), affectionately known as Dada (meaning elder brother) is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. Currently, he is appointed as CEO of Cricket Association of Bengaland President of the Editorial Board with Wisden India. Born into an affluent family, Ganguly was introduced into the world of cricket by his elder brother Snehasish. He is regarded as one of India's most successful captains in modern times.
Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene ( born 27 May 1977), known as Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He is widely regarded as one of the cricketing greats of modern cricket due to his masterful technician oozing class of batting, regarded amongst the best batsman against spin, along with his long time team mate and friend, Kumar Sangakkara and a legend in the history of the game.
Carl Llewellyn Hooper (born 25 December 1966) is a former West Indian cricket player and captain. He was a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler, who came to prominence in the late 1980s in a side that included such players as Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Malcolm Marshall and Courtney Walsh and represented the West Indies over a 21-year international career.
Muhammad Moin Khan (born 23 September 1971), popularly known as Moin Khan is a former Pakistani cricketer, primarily a wicketkeeper-batsman, who remained a member of the Pakistani national cricket team from 1990 to 2004. He is the current team manager of the national team. He has also captained the Pakistani side. He made his international debut against the West Indies at Multan. He took over 100 catches in Test cricket. He has scored over 3,000 ODI runs and taken over 200 catches in ODI cricket. He is credited with coining the name of Saqlain Mushtaq's mystery delivery that goes from leg to off, as the doosra. It means the "other one" in Urdu. In July 2013, he replaced Iqbal Qasim as the chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team.Moin was appointed the head coach of the national team on February 11, 2014
Muttiah Muralitharan (also spelt Muralidaran; born 17 April 1972) is a 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.
24 March 1979 Northampton, Northamptonshire England
Right-arm off break
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Graeme Peter Swann (born 24 March 1979) is a former international cricketer for England. Born in Northampton, he attended Sponne School in Towcester, Northamptonshire. He was primarily a right-arm offspinner, and also a capable late-order batsman with four first-class centuries, and often fielded at slip. After initially playing for his home county Northamptonshire, for whom he made his debut in 1997, he moved to Nottinghamshire in 2005.
21 September 1963 Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda West Indies
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Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose (born 21 September 1963) 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. His great height—he is 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall—allowed him to make the ball bounce unusually high after he delivered it, allied to his pace and accuracy, it made him a difficult bowler for batsmen to face. A man of few words during his career, he was notoriously reluctant to speak to journalists. He was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992, after he retired he was entered into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame and selected as one of West Indies all-time XI by a panel of experts.
Shaun Maclean Pollock (born 16 July 1973) is a former South African cricketer who is considered a bowling all-rounder. From 2000 to 2003 he was the captain of the South African cricket team, and also played for Africa XI, World XI, Dolphins and Warwickshire. He was also chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003. He is the leading wicket taker among South Africans, taking over 400 test wickets and scoring over 3,700 test runs in his 108 Test matches.On 11 January 2008 he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after his 303rd One Day International on 3 February.
Glenn Donald McGrath AM (born 9 February 1970) is a former Australian international cricketer and a commentator for Channel Nine's cricket coverage. He was a fast-medium pace bowler and is considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricketing history, and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from the mid-1990s to the early 21st century.
Lance Klusener (born 4 September 1971) is a former South African cricketer, more specifically an all-rounder. He is known for his aggressive batting and his fast-medium swing bowling. He is nicknamed "Zulu" because of his fluency in that language. Following his exploits at the 1999 World Cup for which he won the Player of the Tournament award, he topped the ICC ODI Batting rankings. His high strike rate and career ODI batting average of 41.10 places him among the ranks of South Africa's most accomplished one-day batsmen.
Shoaib Akhtar is a former Pakistani cricketer, widely regarded as the fastest bowler of all time He was nicknamed the "Rawalpindi Express", as a tribute to his hometown and fast bowling. Akhtar made his Test debut in November 1997 as an opening Fast bowler and played his first One Day International 4 months later.
13 September 1969 Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Right-arm leg break
Right Handed, Lower Order
Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game.He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 1997 (Notional Winner). He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004 in 2005 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. He officially retired from all formats in July 2013.
Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM (born 29 October 1971) is a former Australian cricketer. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score quickly at both Test and one day levels .Hayden holds the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in Tests (380). He formed one of the most prolific opening partnerships in world Test cricket for Australia with Justin Langer, and in ODI cricket with Adam Gilchrist. Upon his retirement, in January 2009, Hayden's Test average was 50.7; he had scored the second most runs in Test Cricket by an opening batsman; and was equal 6th (with Jacques Kallis) on the all-time list for Test centuries.
29 October 1974 Eccles, Greater Manchester England
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Michael Paul Vaughan OBE (born 29 October 1974) is a retired cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England. A classically elegant right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner, Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/03 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries. Vaughan was an opening batsman and forged a successful England partnership with Marcus Trescothick, though he often batted in the middle order for England. He was the captain of the England team when they regained the Ashes in 2005, eighteen years after having last won the trophy.
Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December 1974), nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He is the only Australian test captain to have led his side to three separate Ashes series defeats, but led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 cricket world cups and was also a member of the 1999 world cup winning team under Steve Waugh.
Jonathan Neil "Jonty" Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is a former South African Test and One Day International cricketer who played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. Rhodes was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal Province, South Africa. Whilst being noted for his quick running as a right-handed batsman, he was especially noted for his fielding, particularly catching, ground fielding, and throwing from his most common position of backward point.
October 16, 1975 Pinelands, Cape Town South Africa
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Right arm fast medium
Jacques Henry Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a former South African cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest players of the game and all-rounders. As of 2013 he was the only cricketer in the history of the game to score more than 13,000 runs and take 250 wickets in both one-day and Test match cricket.
Andrew Symonds (born 9 June 1975) is a former Australian cricket team all-rounder. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a right-handed middle order batsman and alternates between medium pace and off-spin bowling. He is also notable for his exceptional fielding skills.
Kumara "Kumar" Chokshanada Sangakkara (born 27 October 1977) is a former professional Sri Lankan cricketer, and former captain of the Sri Lankan national team. He is widely regarded as one of the world's most influential cricketers. He has forged many formidable partnerships with long time team mate and friend, Mahela Jayawardene and holds numerous batting records in the modern era across all formats of the game.
Saqlain Mushtaq (born 29 December 1976) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is best known for pioneering the "doosra", which he employed to great effect during his career. Saqlain has not been active in international cricket since 2004. A right-arm off break bowler, Saqlain played 49 Test matches and 169 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Pakistan, between 1995 and 2004. He took 208 Test and 288 ODIs wickets. He also scored Test Match century, against New Zealand, in March 2001. Saqlain was the quickest bowler in history of ODI to reach 100 wickets
Daniel Luca Vettori, ONZM (born 27 January 1979) is a retired cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team. He is currently the head coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash league. He was the captain of New Zealand between 2007 and 2011. Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs. He is the youngest player to have represented New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18, and New Zealand's most-capped test cricketer with 112 caps, and New Zealand's most capped One-Day cricketer with 284 caps. Vettori was a bowling all-rounder who bowled slow left-arm orthodox spin, he is known for his accuracy, flight and guile rather than prodigious turn, and also his speed variation. He has a Test batting average of around 30 making him one of the more consistent batsmen in the New Zealand cricket team. In the fourth season of Indian Premier League, he was contracted by Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$550,000.
Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (born 30 October 1962) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches.He is best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years. Walsh played 132 Tests and 205 ODIs for the West Indies and took 519 and 227 wickets respectively. He shared 421 Test wickets with Ambrose in 49 matches.He held the record of most Test wickets from 2000, after he broke the record of Kapil Dev. This record was later broken in 2004 by Shane Warne. He was the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in Test cricket.His autobiography is entitled "Heart of the Lion". Walsh was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1987, and one of the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year a year later. In October 2010, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Wasim Akram (born 3 June 1966) is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time A left arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace who represented the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket and One Day International (ODI) matches. In October 2013, Wasim Akram was the only Pakistani cricketer to be named in an all-time Test World XI to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
20 October 1966 Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province South Africa
Right arm fast
Right Hand Bat
Allan Anthony Donald (born 20 October 1966) is a former South African cricketer and one of their most successful pace bowlers. In his prime, he was one of the best fast bowlers ever seen in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998 and peaked with a top ICC ranking of 895 points the next year, the 25th best ranking ever. In ODIs, he reached 794 points in 1998, second place to his teammate Shaun Pollock, the 28th best ranking ever. In the early 1990s, he was arguably the only world-class bowler in the South African team, until the emergence of Pollock, with whom he made a healthy new-ball partnership from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002.
Ajit Bhalchandra Agarkar (born 4 December 1977) is a former Indian international cricketer, who had represented India in more than 200 international matches. He played for the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and captained Mumbai to its 40th Ranji Trophy title in 2013. He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1998 and T20I debut in 2006. He is the third highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs and has represented India in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup where India reached into the finals but Ajit Agarkar didn't feature in any of the world cup matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20..