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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide.
Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955) is a former Australian international cricketer.
Antigua, also known as Waladli or Wadadli by the native population, is an island in the West Indies.
Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australia national cricket team is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877.
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) (বাংলাদেশ প্রিমিয়ার লীগ) is a professional cricket league consisting of seven franchises.
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.
The Barbados national cricket team is the national cricket team of Barbados, organised by the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).
In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket.
Batting average is a statistic in cricket, baseball, and softball that measures the performance of batsmen in cricket and batters in baseball and softball.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
The BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year is an award presented at the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony.
The Bicentenary Celebration match was a 50-over exhibition cricket match to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the Lord's Cricket Ground, London, between a side representing the MCC and a Rest of the World team, that took place on 5 July 2014.
William Harold "Bill" Ponsford MBE (19 October 1900 – 6 April 1991) was an Australian cricketer.
Bloemfontein (Afrikaans and Dutch "fountain of flowers" or "blooming fountain"; also known as Bloem) is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals (the other two being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital) and is the seventh largest city in South Africa.
The Border–Gavaskar Trophy is a Test cricket series, played between India and Australia.
Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman.
The Brian Lara Cricket series is a series of six cricket video games that are endorsed by the West Indian cricketer Brian Lara and published by Codemasters.
The Brian Lara Cricket Academy is a multi-purpose stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago that was recently completed.
Bridgetown (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI) is the capital and largest city of Barbados.
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia.
Bulawayo is the second-largest city in Zimbabwe after the capital Harare, with, as of the ever disputed 2012 census, a population of 653,337 while Bulawayo Municipal records indicate a population of 1,200,750.
Cape Town (Kaapstad,; Xhosa: iKapa) is a coastal city in South Africa.
Carl Llewellyn Hooper (born 15 December 1966) is a former West Indian cricket player and a former captain of Tests and ODIs.
In the sport of cricket, a century is a score of 100 or more runs in a single innings by a batsman.
The Chittagong Vikings (Chittagonian/চট্টগ্রাম ভাইকিংস্) are a franchise cricket team which participates in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies.
Colombo (translit,; translit) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka.
Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (born 30 October 1962) is a former Jamaican cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Darren Michael Bravo (born 6 February 1989) is a West Indian cricketer who plays domestic cricket for Trinidad and Tobago, international cricket for the West Indies in One Day International (ODI) cricket and Test cricket and for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Dead rubber is a term used in sporting parlance to describe a match in a series where the series result has already been decided by earlier matches.
Dhaka (or; ঢাকা); formerly known as Dacca is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh.
Digicel is a mobile phone network provider operating in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America, and Oceania regions.
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC (27 August 1908 – 25 February 2001), often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time.
Durban (eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third most populous in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Durham County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.
Dwayne John Bravo (born 7 October 1983) is a Trinidadian cricketer, who plays all formats of the game and a former captain of West Indies in all formats and an integral member of Chennai Super Kings.
Dwight Eversley Yorke CM (born 3 November 1971) is a Tobagonian former football player.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, also known as the County Ground or Edgbaston Stadium, is a cricket ground in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham, England.
The England cricket team represents England and Wales (and, until 1992, also Scotland) in international cricket.
Enid Bakewell (Turton; born 16 December 1940) played for the English women's cricket team in 12 Tests between 1968 and 1979, and in 23 one-day international matches.
ESPNcricinfo (formerly known as Cricinfo or CricInfo) is a sports news website exclusively for the game of cricket.
Fatima College is a government-assisted, highly selective Roman Catholic boys' secondary school in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket.
Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with a foot to score a goal.
Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers, AO, OCC (born 28 July 1936), 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.
George John Bailey (born 7 September 1982) is an Australian cricketer, who was formerly the captain of the Australian T20I team and vice-captain of the Australian ODI team.
George Alphonso Headley OD (30 May 1909 – 30 November 1983) was a West Indian cricketer who played 22 Test matches, mostly before the Second World War.
Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, located in Region 4, which is also known as the Demerara-Mahaica region.
Glenn Donald McGrath AM (born 9 February 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer, who played all formats of the game for fourteen years.
Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981) is a former South African cricketer, who played for South Africa in all formats.
Gros Islet (English: Large Island) is a community located near the northern tip of the island country of Saint Lucia.
Hanif Mohammad (حنیف محمد, 21 December 1934 – 11 August 2016) was a Pakistani cricketer.
The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame "recognises the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket's long and illustrious history".
The International Cricket Council Player Rankings is a widely followed system of rankings for international cricketers based on their recent performances.
India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.
The Indian Cricket League (ICL) was a private cricket league funded by Zee Entertainment Enterprises that operated between 2007 and 2009 in India.
The India national cricket team toured the West Indies during the 1988–89 cricket season.
Jacques Kallis (born 16 October 1975) is a former South African cricketer, and, a former Test and ODI captain.
James Clive Adams (born 9 January 1968) is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career.
Joel Garner (born 16 December 1952), 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.
Karachi (کراچی; ALA-LC:,; ڪراچي) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Sindh.
Keith John Piper (born 18 December 1969 in Leicester) is a former professional cricketer.
The Kensington Oval is a stadium located to the west of the capital city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados.
Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island.
Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (කුමාර් සංගක්කාර;குமார் சங்கக்கார;born 27 October 1977) is a former Sri Lankan international cricketer and former captain of the Sri Lankan national team.
The Leeward Islands cricket team is a first class cricket team representing the member countries of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, a regional association which again is part of the West Indies Cricket Board.
Leg spin is a type of spin bowling in the sport of cricket.
LIME, an acronym for 'Landline, Internet, Mobile, Entertainment', was a communications provider owned by the British based Cable & Wireless Communications for its operations in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean.
List A cricket is a classification of the limited-overs (one-day) form of the sport of cricket.
Lord's Cricket Ground, commonly known simply as Lord's, is a cricket venue in St John's Wood, London.
Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene (මහේල ජයවර්ධන; born 27 May 1977), known as Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer.
, Malcolm Denzil Marshall (18 April 1958 – 4 November 1999) was a West Indian cricketer.
Mark Edward Waugh AM (born 2 June 1965) is a former Australian international cricketer, who represented Australia in Test matches from early 1991 to late 2002, and made his One Day International debut in 1988.
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels (born 5 February 1981) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies in all three formats, and a former ODI captain.
Marylebone Cricket Club, generally known as the MCC, is a cricket club founded in 1787 and based since 1814 at Lord's cricket ground, which it owns, in St John's Wood, London, England.
Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM (born 29 October 1971) is a former Australian international cricketer.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as "The G", is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the ministry responsible for handling the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis' external relations and its diplomatic missions abroad.
Multan (Punjabi, Saraiki, مُلتان), is a Pakistani city and the headquarters of Multan District in the province of Punjab.
Mumbai Champs was one of the nine teams played in the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL).
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan (முத்தையா முரளீதரன், මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්; also spelt Muralidaran; born 1972) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2002.
Northerns (formerly North Eastern Transvaal and Northern Transvaal) has played first-class cricket in South Africa since December 1937.
In cricket, a batsman will be not out if he comes out to bat in an innings and has not been dismissed by the end of the innings.
A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually 50.
The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service.
The Order of the Caribbean Community is an award given to The award was initiated at the Eighth (8th) Conference of Heads of State and Governments of CARICOM in 1987 and began bestowal in 1992.
In the sport of cricket, an over consists of six consecutive balls bowled by a single bowler from one end of a cricket pitch to the batsman at the other end.
The Pakistan national cricket team (پاکستان قومی کرکٹ ٹیم), popularly referred to as the Shaheens (شاہینز), Green Shirts and Men in Green, is administered by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.
Paul Andrew Smith born 15 April 1964 in Gosforth, Northumberland is a former English cricketer who played for Warwickshire from 1982 to 1996.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Port of Spain (also spelled Port-of-Spain) is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and the country's third-largest city, after Chaguanas and San Fernando.
Rahul Dravid (born 11 January 1973) is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.
Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born 23 June 1980) is a former West Indian cricketer of Indo-Guyanese origin and a former member and former captain of the West Indies cricket team, in all formats.
The Regional Four Day Competition, formerly known as Shell Shield and Carib Beer Cup, is the first class cricket competition in the West Indies. It is administered by the West Indies Cricket Board. In the 2013-2014 season the winner of the tournament was awarded the WICB President's Trophy while the winners of the knockout competition were awarded the George Headley/Everton Weekes trophy. In a few previous seasons the winners of the tournament were awarded the Headley/Weekes trophy. From the 2017-18, the Competition has been sponsored by Digicel and is known as the Digicel Four Day Championship. The competition is contested between seven Caribbean teams and, on occasion, touring sides from other countries. Four of the Caribbean teams, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, come from individual countries while two teams, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, which previously competed together as the Combined Islands, are each from multiple countries and territories. Beginning with the 2007–08 season the Combined Campuses and Colleges cricket team (CCC cricket team) were included in the competition, but in July 2014 the WICB announced that the CCC cricket team was to be excluded from the upcoming 2014-15 Regional Four Day competition as part of a series of changes adopted based on the recommendations made in a report presented by Richard Pybus, WICB's director of cricket, in March 2014. The current structure of the tournament is a double round-robin league system with the team earning the most points being declared the winner. Prior to the 2014-15 season the tournament consisted of only a single round-robin league followed by semi-finals and a final. In the past there was no knock-out stage and it was possible for the winners to share the trophy. The current champions are Guyana. Barbados have won the most titles, with twenty (and one shared), while Jamaica have won the most consecutive titles (five).
The NAGICO Regional Super50 is the domestic one-day cricket competition in the West Indies.
Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December 1974), is a former Australian international cricketer, and two-time World Cup winning captain in 2003 and 2007, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Robin John Peterson (born 4 August 1979) is a former South African cricketer who bowls left arm spin and is a capable batsman.
Roger Graham Twose (born 17 April 1968 in Torquay, England) is a former British cricketer, who played 16 Tests and 87 One Day Internationals for New Zealand in the mid-1990s.
Russell Nigel Latapy CM (born 2 August 1968) is a Trinidadian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, and a coach.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (born 24 April 1973) is a former Indian international cricketer and a former captain of the Indian national team, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a sovereign state in the Lesser Antilles island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lies in the West Indies at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Santa Cruz is a town in Trinidad and Tobago.
Neil Shaka Hislop CM (born 22 February 1969) is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a Australian former international cricketer, and a former ODI captain of the Australian national team.
Sharjah (الشارقة; Gulf Arabic: aš-šārja) is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (born 16 August 1974) is a Guyanese cricketer and former West Indian international cricketer and captain of the West Indies cricket team.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.
Soccer Aid is a biennial British charity event that has raised over £20 million in aid of UNICEF UK, through ticket sales and donations from the public.
The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas (after South Africa's national flower, Protea cynaroides, commonly known as the "king protea"), is administered by Cricket South Africa.
The Southern Rocks was one of five Zimbabwean cricket franchises.
The Sri Lanka national cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International status.
Stephen Paul Fleming, ONZM (born 1 April 1973) is a former New Zealand cricketer, and captain of the New Zealand national cricket team in all three formats of the game.
Sunil Manohar "Sunny" Gavaskar (born 10 July 1949) is a former Indian international cricketer who played from the early 1970s to late 1980s for the Bombay cricket team and Indian national team.
Surrey County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is a sports stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard.
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia.
The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily compact newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia.
Trevor Lionel Penney (born 12 June 1968 in Salisbury, Rhodesia) is a former cricketer who played for Warwickshire County Cricket Club, noted particularly for his fielding.
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island sovereign state that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean.
The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team, or officially the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago national football team, nicknamed the Soca Warriors, represents the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in international football.
Trinidadians, colloquially known as Trinis, are the people who are identified with the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinity Cross (abbreviated T.C.) was the highest of the National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago, between the years 1969– 2008.
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes written Twenty-20, and often abbreviated to T20, is a short form of cricket.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE; دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates (الإمارات), is a federal absolute monarchy sovereign state in Western Asia at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north.
The University of Sheffield (informally Sheffield University) is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
Virender Sehwag (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales.
Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.
The West Indies cricket team, colloquially known as and (since June 2017) officially branded as the Windies, is a multi-national cricket team representing the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies.
The Wisden 100 is a set of lists created by Wisden which attempted to objectively rate the 100 best individual innings performances in Test and One Day International cricket in each of the disciplines of batting and bowling.
The Wisden Cricketers of the Year are cricketers selected for the honour by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, based primarily on their "influence on the previous English season".
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (or simply Wisden or colloquially "the Bible of Cricket") is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom.
The Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World is an annual cricket award selected by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.
The Zimbabwe national cricket team is administered by Zimbabwe Cricket (formerly known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union or ZCU).
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament.
The 2007 Cricket World Cup (officially known as ICC Cricket World Cup 2007) was the 9th edition of the Cricket World Cup tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sport's One Day International (ODI) format.
The 2010 Friends Provident t20 tournament was the inaugural Friends Provident t20 Twenty20 cricket competition for the England and Wales first-class counties.
The 2010–11 Stanbic Bank 20 Series was a Twenty20 cricket competition held in Zimbabwe from 13 – 21 November 2010.