Cyril Washbrook, who still holds the record of the highest opening partnership for England, was born on his day. The man from Lancashire recorded the opening partnership of 359 with Len Hutton in Johannesburg in 1948-49 against South Africa.
Zoe Goss, a genuine woman fast bowler, was born on this day. The Aussie played in four World Cups and won the title in 1988 and 1997. She was also the Player of the Series in the 1995-96 Australian Women’s Cricket Championship. She was in the news in 1994 when she played for the Bradman XI in a charity match and dismissed Brian Lara.
Andrew Flintoff, the maverick but the darling of the crowd all-rounder, was born on this day. The Englishman was at his best in the 2005 Ashes series where he played the most vital part in winning the series. He was also awarded the ICC Player of the Year award in 2005. But Flintoff has to leave early in his career because of his multiple injury problem. But for a time there was no more enthralling sight than Flintoff, with bat or ball. He ended a celebrated career by helping England beat Australia 2-1 before announcing his retirement from Test cricket, and a year later, from all forms.
Ravindra Jadeja one of the top most all-rounder in current scenario, was born on this day. A handy No. 7 batsman and useful left-arm spinner, this Indian is one of the most dependable players in Indian Test team of late.
Javed Miandad completed a hundred in his 100th Test. In that Test he made 145 runs against India.
Brian Lara, perhaps the greatest left-handed batsman of all times, made his Test debut on this day. The West Indian made 44 on his first day in the third Test against Pakistan in Lahore.
Jasprit Bumrah, the man with one of the strangest bowling action, was born on this day. This lanky Indian fast bowler first made his mark in the IPL for Mumbai Indians He is gradually emerging to be the Indian bowling mainstay in the shorter versions of the game.