My Favourite Cricketer

Why don’t you go ahead and tell us ‘who is your favourite cricketer’?

Along with the excellent Balanced Sports, we invited cricket journalists, writers, bloggers and fans to give flowing tributes to their favourite player. This was by no means the players they considered the best but rather who they love for their approach, flamboyance, or any other idiosyncrasies.

The culmination was a fantastic array of articles all completely different. It goes to show just how vibrant the cricket writing community really is. You can see the results below.

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 Discover which player cricket writers considered their favourite

In chronological order of publishing…

Brian Lara by David Siddall

Allan Border by Ben Roberts

Douglas Jardine by David Green

Curtly Ambrose by Matthew Wood

Sachin Tendulkar by Subash Jayaraman

Ian Botham by Jonathan Kilroy

Shane Warne by Murray Middleton

Rahul Dravid by Sujith Krishnan

Wasim Akram by Blaise Murphet

Glenn McGrath by Gary Naylor

Ed Giddins by Nick Harrison

Adam Gilchrist by Will Atkins

Angus Fraser by James Marsh

Paul Allott by Jonathan Howcroft

Tim Bresnan by Yorkshire Len

Sourav Ganguly by Christopher David

David Boon by Jimi Stephens

Herschelle Gibbs by Justin Lawrence

Bob Woolmer by Nigel Henderson

Darren Lehmann by Daniel Gray

Kumar Sangakkara by Nishant Joshi

Justin Langer by Sarah C Robinson

Andy Bichel by Nicko Hancock

Chris Tavare by Gideon Haigh

Gavin Larsen by Ken Miller

Ray Bright by Dan Lonergan

Chris Pringle by Michael Wagener

Anil Kumble by Rishabh Bablani

Shoaib Akhtar by Assad Hasanain

Stuart MacGill by Kristian Gough

Michael Vaughan by Max Benson

Graham Dilley by James Morgan

VVS Laxman by Minal

Hansie Cronje by Purna Hassan

Justin Langer by Glenn Mitchell

Victor Trumper by S.A. Rennie