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Stuart Charles Glyndwr MacGill (born 25 February 1971), commonly as Stuart MacGill, is a former Australian cricketer, who played 44 Tests and 3 ODIs. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler, who has been credited with having the best strike rate of any modern leg-spin bowler, but he did not have a regular place in the Australian Test team due to the dominance of Shane Warne in the position of sole spinner. His bowling was slightly slower through the air than Warne's, but he was a prodigious turner of the ball.
Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is a former Australian international cricketer, and a former ODI captain. Widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game, Warne 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 in 1997 (Notional Winner). He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004 in the 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 of cricket in July 2013
Anil Kumble (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); born 17 October 1970) is a former Indian cricketer and a former captain of Tests and ODIs, who played Tests and ODIs for 18 years. A right-arm leg spin (leg break googly) bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker of all time (as of 2017, behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne). Unlike his contemporaries, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, but relied primarily on pace, bounce, and accuracy. He was nicknamed "Jumbo". Kumble was selected as the Cricketer of the Year in 1993 Indian Cricket, and one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year three years later.
Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, commonly known as Rangana Herath (Sinhalese: රංගන හේරත් Tamil ரங்கன ஹெரத் born 19 March 1978), is a professional Sri Lankan Test cricketer, and a former Test captain for Sri Lanka. Though he retired from limited over internationals, Herath is currently active in Test arena as the premium spinner for Sri Lanka. Considered as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of the game, Herath is a specialist left-arm bowler for Sri Lanka and holds the record of best bowling figures in Test matches by a left-arm spinner. On 11 March 2017, Herath surpassed 362 wickets by Daniel Vettori to become the greatest left-arm spinner wicket-taker in Test cricket history. He is the first left-arm spinner to take 400 Test wickets.
Sunil Philip Narine (born 26 May 1988) is a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies in all forms of the game. Primarily an off-spin bowler, he is also an aggressive left-handed batsman. Domestically, Narine has played for Trinidad and Tobago since 2009 and made his One Day International debut in December 2011 and Test debut in June 2012.
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan (Tamil: முத்தையா முரளீதரன், Sinhalese: මුත්තයියා මුරලිදරන්; also spelt Muralidaran; born 17 April 1972) is a former 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. Muralitharan holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and one-day cricket. In 2017, he became the only Sri Lankan to included to the ICC Hall of Fame. He won the Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year in 2017.[
Shakib Al Hasan (born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricket player, former Test, ODI captain and current Twenty20 International captain, appointed in April 2017. He is well known for his aggressive batting, controlled bowling and athletic fielding. Considered as the greatest cricketer to have ever played for Bangladesh, Shakib is acknowledged as the best all-rounder in the world with the highest current rankings in all formats of the game. In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the No.1 all-rounder by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, Twenty20 and One Day Internationals). After briefly losing the number one rank, he quickly earned the feat back and continues to be the only player sitting at the top in all three formats. On 13 January 2017, he registered the highest individual score (217) by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests. On the last match of Group Stage of ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, Shakib along with Mahamadullah had a record ODI partnership stand of 224 from 209 balls. This is the best partnership record for any wicket for a Bangladeshi pair in ODIs and a second best in Champions Trophy. His extraordinary cricket commitments made him a national hero in Bangladesh and an ambassador of cricket worldwide
Daniel Luca Vettori, ONZM (born 27 January 1979) is a New Zealand former cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats and a former captain in all formats. He is the 200th Test cap for New Zealand. 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 which made 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.He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and the best cricketer New Zealand national team has ever had.
Nathan Michael Lyon (born 20 November 1987) is an Australian cricketer. He holds the record for the most Test wickets taken by an Australian off-spin bowler, after passing Hugh Trumble's 141 wickets in 2015, thus earning the nickname amongst teammates of "GOAT", which stands for "Greatest of All Time".
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.
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