Top 6 cricketers who celebrate their birthday on December 6

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Top 6 cricketers who celebrate their birthday on December 6

December 6 is a special day for cricket lovers as lots of cricketers celebrate their birthday on this day. If you are an Indian cricket fan then engrave this date in your head as 5 Indian cricketers share their birthday with an English player.

Andrew Flintoff

For England cricket fans, Andrew Flintoff is too special as he a true champion. Back in 1977, Flintoff was born in the City of Preston. He was the Hero of Ashes 2005, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2004, ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2004, ICC Player of the Year 2005, and BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2005.

The Lancashire born cricketer has played 227 International games for England and scored 7315 runs and quite a few match-winning knocks for his country. He ended a phenomenal career by helping England beat Australia 2-1 before announcing his retirement from Test cricket, and a year later, from all the formats.

RP Singh

How can one forget RP Singh’s outstanding spell at Lords in 2007 when he dismantled England’s batting order and picked-up his career-best 7 for 117 and his excellent performance in Perth Test in 2008 where he hunted 6 Aussie players. His contribution in the 2007 T20 world cup led India to become the World Champions in the shortest format of the game.

RP was a true magician with his inswing deliveries to right-handers. He won the Man of the Match award on his Test debut for taking five wickets at Faisalabad in 2006. The left-arm bowler from Raebareli played 82 international matches for India and took 134 wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja

A left-handed middle-order batsman and an orthodox spin bowler who represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket and the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, Ravindra Jadeja, is a virtuoso in all format of the game.

From the last two years, he has been in supreme form with both bat and the ball. Considered as the greatest fielder in modern cricket, Jadeja holds the second spot in ICC Test all-rounders ranking.

Jadeja made his Test debut in the final Test against England in Nagpur in 2012. His outstanding fielding and batting made him an easy pick as the third spinner in home Tests and in that role, he finished with 24 wickets at 17.45 in his first full series – the 4-0 whitewash of Australia in 2013.

The left-armer also took 14 wickets in three home Tests against New Zealand in 2016-17, followed by the series against England where he took 26 wickets and another 25 in four Tests against Australia.

Jasprit Bumrah

Born in 1993, Jasprit Bumrah caught everyone’s attention with his unusual bowling action, and then with his yorkers. Bumrah came to notice in the IPL and was called the “find of the tour” by MS Dhoni when he became leading wicket-taker in T20Is during India’s 2015-16 series in Australia.

After taking 15 wickets at 11.26 in a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in 2017, Bumrah quickly rose up the ODI rankings and a few months later he made his Test debut, in South Africa, and impressed everyone with his fantastic figures.

Bumrah has played 12 Tests so far and has taken 62 wickets with 6/27 being his best. He currently holds the 5th spot in ICC Test Bowling Rankings.

Karun Nair

Born in 1991, Karnataka’s fine batsman, Karun Nair, rose to success in 2016 when he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in July. His selection was a reward for his consistency in domestic cricket – he had averaged more than 50 in his first three seasons.

In October, he was rewarded and made the captain of Karnataka. In November, he was given his first Test cap in the Mohali Test against England.

In his third Test, Nair became India’s second triple-centurion after Virender Sehwag, and only the third man in the game’s history to convert a maiden Test ton into a triple. However, his fate twisted and slowly he was shown exit doors by the selectors. For fans, this is still an unsolved mystery.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer is the another Mumbaikar who stepped into the cricket field and made it big by his impressive knocks. He has resolved a long time problem for Indian team management – the number four batsman in limited over format.

After scoring a double century off 210 balls in the practice match against Australia, Iyer impressed the national selectors and later he was picked in the Test squad to replace an injured Virat Kohli. However, he did not receive a Test cap but was rewarded with a spot in the limited-overs XI in late 2017.

His performance in the IPL 2018 season proved to be a breakthrough one. He was consistent throughout the season and halfway through the campaign, he became the captain of Delhi Capitals after Gautam Gambhir dropped himself from the team.

Iyer’s attacking stroke-play gives the impression that he has the potential to become a future superstar in Indian cricket.

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