Mahela Jayawardene, Shaun Pollock and Janette Brittin inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

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  • Janette Brittin, Mahela Jayawardene and Shaun Pollock have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

  • Brittin was a mainstay of the England Women's team for 19 years.

Mahela Jayawardene, Shaun Pollock and Janette Brittin inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Mahela Jayawardene, Shaun Pollock, Janette Brittin (Pic Source: Twitter)
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Mahela Jayawardene, Shaun Pollock and Janette Brittin have been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 final in Dubai on Sunday. The trio will be formally inducted by fellow ICC Hall of Famer Sir Clive Lloyd.

“The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame is our way of honouring and celebrating the greats of our game. Only the very best players are recognized for their contribution to cricket in this way,” ICC acting CEO Geoff Allardice said in a statement.

“I would like to congratulate Mahela and Shaun on their induction into this illustrious group and it is a wonderful way to commemorate Janette’s life and career.”

Jayawardene, who retired as one of Sri Lanka’s greatest ever players, was a key member of the team that won the T20 World Cup in 2014 and reached the four other major ICC finals. Pollock, on the other hand, was one of the finest all-rounders South Africa has ever produced. He was the first player to achieve the double of 3,000 runs and 300 wickets in both Test and ODI cricket.

Brittin holds several records in Women’s cricket

Janette Brittin (Photo Source: Twitter)

Brittin, who died in 2017, was a mainstay of the England Test team for 19 years, helping pave the way for women’s cricket from 1979 to 1998. She was the oldest woman to score a Test hundred (at 39 years and 38 days vs Australia in 1998) and the second-oldest to score an ODI hundred (at 38 years and 161 days vs Pakistan in 1997).

Brittin also scored the most Test runs in a calendar year (531 in 1984) and has the most 50-plus scores (16) in women’s Tests. She even top-scored in the 1993 World Cup final against New Zealand to take England to the title.

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