The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday announced a special edition of 10 cricket icons to the ICC Hall of Fame to celebrate the iconic history of Test cricket and coincide with the ICC World Test Championship final for the first time. The 10 legends of the sport to be inducted have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket, and have been included in an impressive list of ICC Hall of Famers, taking the total to 103 as a result of the intake. The ICC Hall of Fame special inductees rank among the world’s greatest players from the following five eras:
South Africa’s Aubrey Faulkner, Australia’s Monty Noble have been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame since the early days of cricket. In the early stages of cricket, such players were selected who had the biggest contribution to the game till 1918.
In the inter-war era (the player whose greatest contribution to the game was from 1918–1945), Sir Larry Constantine of the West Indies, Stan McCabe of Australia were chosen.
In the post-war era (the player whose greatest contribution to the game was from 1946–1970), England’s Ted Dexter, India’s Vinoo Mankad were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
India’s Vinoo Mankad played 44 Tests, scored 2,109 runs at 31.47, took 162 wickets at 32.32, and was an opener and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, known as one of India’s greatest all-rounders. is. His most famous feat was against England at Lord’s in 1952 when he scored 72 and 184 and bowled 97 overs in the match.
He is one of only three cricketers to bat in every position during his Test career. In later life, he coached another great cricketer of his country and fellow ICC Hall of Fame member, Sunil Gavaskar in Mumbai, India.
In the ODI era (players whose greatest contribution to the game was from 1971–1995), West Indies’ Desmond Haynes and England’s Bob Willis were inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower were selected in the modern cricket era.
Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower played 63 Tests, scoring 4,794 runs at 51.54, taking 151 catches with nine stumpings as a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman. The first Zimbabwean player to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. His grit, determination and desire to succeed meant that he was once the No. 1 batsman in the world.
Andy led his country’s batting for a long time, setting the record for the highest Test score by a wicketkeeper with an unbeaten 232 against India at Nagpur in 2000. Later, he became a hugely successful coach, leading England to the No. 1 spot. MRF Tires ICC Test Rankings for Men.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara played 134 Tests, scoring 12,400 runs at an average of 57.40, taking 182 catches and 20 stumpings, and remained graceful at the crease. Sangakkara ended his career as the most prolific run-scorer for his country to date, with double centuries easily coming off his bat.
In 2014, he scored 319 and 105 runs in the same Test match against Bangladesh and fell just 16 runs short of hitting six consecutive centuries in first-class cricket in 2017.
The 10 icons inducted as part of this special edition were voted on by the ICC Hall of Fame Voting Academy, including living members of the Hall of Fame, a FICA representative, prominent cricket journalists and senior ICC figures.
Speaking on the induction of Vinoo Mankad, ICC Hall of Fame member, Sunil Gavaskar said in an official release: “Vinoo Mankad’s legacy is to tell the aspiring Indian cricketer to believe in himself. He is a great man of self-belief. There were supporters. He was the one who kept telling me that you need to keep scoring runs and stay at it. When you score 100, knock on the selector’s door.”
“If it’s unheard of, score that double hundred and let that knock go even faster. You can have the best technique, but if you don’t have the flair to back it up you won’t be successful, hang you there.” Have to stay and have that self-belief. That was the biggest lesson I learned from him.”
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