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1. A fearsome fast bowler, he has hurt many a batsman's toes with his in-swinging yorkers. He made his debut in 1985 and retired in 2003. His impressive career record reads, 414 wickets in 104 matches and an amazing 502 wickets in 356 one day internationals. A little known fact about this great bowler is that he was a diabetic. Who is he?
2. Probably one of the greatest batsmen of all-time, this little master has to his credit more than 35 centuries in both forms of the game. UK Premier Gordon Brown suggested that he should be knighted for his achievements. Who is this legendary batsman?
3. Born in 1966, he was one of the all-time great fast bowlers. He has taken 330 wickets in 72 tests and 272 wickets in 164 one day matches. He played his first match in 1992, and retired in 2002 and has hence served as a cricket commentator and also been a bowling consultant for the English cricket team. Can you identify him?
4. A tall middle order batsman, he has scored 7515 runs in 110 matches, with 19 centuries and 39 half-centuries. He is regarded as one of the most successful cricket captains of all-time. He led his side to become the dominant side in cricket and has to his credit a run of 27 matches without defeat, with 11 wins in succession. Who is this great batsman?
5. Born in 1954, this opening batsman captained his country and served successfully as coach of another nation. He has scored 5334 runs in 82 tests with 12 centuries. He served as coach for a World XI team in 2005. Who is he?
6. One of the great fast bowlers, he could shake any batsman with his fierce bouncers. He had a fantastic bowling average of 20.94 and his tally reads 376 wickets in 81 matches. Sadly, he died young at the age of 41, succumbing to colon cancer. Who was this legendary fast bowler?
7. A great opening batsman, he was known for his ability to occupy the crease for long times. He scored 8114 runs in 108 tests with 22 centuries and 42 fifties. Known for his outspoken and incisive style, he has been a successful commentator since his retirement. An interesting fact about him is that he faced the first ball in one day cricket. Can you identify him?
8. Born in 1965, he was known as a great batsman and a successful captain. He has scored 10,927 runs in 168 tests and 7,569 runs in 325 ODI matches. One of his captaincy records includes 12 successive test wins. He came into the forelight in the 1987 World Cup with his bowling exploits. Who is this all-time great?
9. An elegant left handed batsman, he has a test average of 44.25 with 8231 runs in 117 matches. After his retirement, he became a well known commentator and presenter. He also captained his country. Who are we talking about?
10. Regarded as the greatest one day batsman of all times, he dominated bowlers throughout his career. He scored 8540 runs in 121 tests at an average of 50.23 and in one dayers has scored 6721 runs at an average of 47. Who is the great batsman?
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