ICC celebrates their #ICCHallOfFame members on twitter

ICC tweeted regarding 13 members to the hall of fame this week. The list includes Alec Bedser, Fred Spofforth, Anil Kumble, Viv Richards, Imran Khan, Claire Taylor, Adam Gilchrist, Denis Compton, Graeme Pollock, Clyde Walcott, Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, Sunil Gavaskar, and Frank Worrell.

Here are some of their accomplishments:

Alec Bedser: In the 1953 Ashes, he led England’s bowling attack, accounting for 39 wickets at an impressive average of 17.48. He played a total of 51 tests, with 236 wickets. His overall average throughout the career was 24.89.

Fred Spofforth: One of the finest bowlers of his time. He was also the first player to claim a test hat trick. He played a total of 18 tests, managing 94 wickets with an average of 18.41.

Anil Kumble: one of the greatest bowlers of all time, India spinner, Anil Kumble. The third-leading wicket-taker in Test cricket  He played 132 tests, taking 619 wickets with an average of 29.65. In ODI, he played 271 matches, took 337 wickets with an average of 30.89.

Viv Richards: The extraordinary Viv Richards, one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He played 121 tests, scoring 8540 runs with an average of 50.23. In ODI, he played 187 matches, scoring 6721 runs with an average of 47.

Imran Khan: One of Pakistan’s greatest all-rounders ever – Imran Khan. He played 88 tests, scored 3807, and took 362 wickets. Meanwhile, in ODI, he played 175 matches, scored 3709, and took 182 wickets.

Claire Taylor: The mainstay of England’s batting line-up for over a decade. She played 15 tests, scoring 1030 runs with an average of 41.20. In ODI, she played 126 matches, scoring 4101 runs with an average of 40.20.

Adam Gilchrist: The wicket-keeper who changed it all. He played 96 tests, scoring 5570 runs and catching 379 times. In ODI, he played 287 matches, scoring 9619 runs and catching 417 times.

Denis Compton: one of England’s finest ever batsmen, Denis Compton. Not only does he have a stand at Lord’s named in his honor, but the Player of the Series in the men’s Ashes also received the Compton–Miller Medal.  He played 78 tests, scoring 5807 runs with an average of 50.06.

Graeme Pollock: A majestic left-hander, who destroyed bowling attacks aplenty. He played 23 tests, scoring 2256 runs with an average of 60.97.

Clyde Walcott: Powerful and a pillar of West Indies cricket in his time. He played 44 tests, scoring 3798 runs with an average of 56.68.

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint: She was a trailblazer, who became the face of women’s cricket. She played 22 tests, scoring 1594 runs with an average of 45.54. In ODI, she played 23 matches, scoring 643 runs with an average of 58.45.

Sunil Gavaskar: Considered one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time. He played 125 tests, scoring 10,122 runs with an average of 51.12. In ODI, he played 108 matches, scoring 3092 runs with an average of 35.13.

Frank Worrell: He was more than just a cricketer, he was a unifying influence in the Caribbean. He played 51 tests, scoring 3860 runs with an average of 49.48.

These were a few of the legends that were remembered and celebrated by ICC on Twitter. These cricketers have been an inspiration to many generations and will continue to inspire. Their work is showcased in history and in the hall of fame.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Privacy & Cookies Policy