In this article we present to you the Top 10 Cricketers with funny names.
10. Graham Onions
Graham Onions plays for England. He started his cricket with Durham and England as a right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-hand tail-end batsman. He was member of the 2009 England’s Ashes Squad. In April 2010 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him as one of its five cricketers of the year for 2009.
9. Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Another funniest name of a cricketer comes from an African Nation. Mpumelelo Mbangwa who is a former Zimbabwean cricketer and currently, a cricket commentator. He played fifteen Tests and twenty nine One Day Internationals for Zimbabwe. After being dropped from the international side after the 2002 Champions Trophy, he took up work as a cricket commentator for television, and he has remained in that line of work since. He is also known as Pommie which is his nickname.
Pikky ya France Helao Nafidi Ya France is a Namibian cricketer. He is known by his nickname Picky (Pikky in Afrikaans). Ya France is a left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm slow. He was born in Windhoek, Khomas Region.
Assad Badyr Fudadin. Guyanese international plays for West Indies. He bats left-handed but bowls right-arm medium-fast.He made his Test Debut against England at Birmingham in 2012. Till date he has played 3 Tests for West Indies. People from India and Pakistan will find this to be one of the funniest name of a cricketer.
6. Martin Suji
Martin Armon Suji, is a Kenyan cricketer who has played first-class cricket and One-Day Internationals for the Kenyan national side. Suji has been part of the Kenyan team for more than a decade, having first appeared for them in 1990, and having played in the 1996, 1999 and 2003 Cricket World Cups. His Economy rate of 4.45 in 64 One-Day Internationals is highly appreciable while representing an Associated Country and played against best teams in the world. He is a natural swing bowler whose ability to keep a perfect line and length in the initial overs is laudable. His brother is fellow player Tony. He participated in Kenya’s Super Six win against Zimbabwe in 2003 and was named man of the match. His brother Tony Suji also plays for Kenya.
5. Napolein Einstein
Napoleon Einstein was part of the India U-19’s World-Cup winning squad in Malaysia in 2008 which was led by Virat Kohli. He made his Ranji Debut for Tamil Nadu. He is also a member of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Einstein made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu against Kerala in a Ranji One-Day Trophy match at Secunderabad in February 2007. Opening the batting, he scored 92, putting on 203 for the first wicket with Murali Vijay to set up a 46-run win. A month later, he played against Assam in the same competition but this time made only 1.
Shaukat Fakirbhai Dukanwala was a former United Arab Emirates cricketer. He played five One Day Internationals for United Arab Emirates. He too was part of the 1996 World Cup and took 5 wicket haul against Holland.
3. Sachin Baby
2. Andrew Dick
Andrew Dick was an Australian cricketer who played for Victoria. Dick made a single first-class appearance for the side, during the 1853–54 season, in just the fourth first-class match the team ever played. He scored three runs in the first innings and a single run in the second.
Dipak Nanalal Chudasama, Kenyan batsman who was part of the team which upset West Indies in the 1996 World Cup by 73 runs. His name is presumably the funniest name in cricket. Chudasama was, and in addition being a cricketer, a completely qualified orthodontist. Having made his debut as early on as 1980, Chudasama represented Kenya at the 1996 World Cup, and the 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies. In all, he played in 20 One-Day International matches. His top innings score was a stylish 122 against Bangladesh in Nairobi, a then-record opening partnership for the nation of Kenya. Chudasama has toured several countries in Asia and Africa, as well as Holland.