We have witnessed several cricketers with unusual names, such as the likes of Ian Bell, Jackson Bird, Micheal Beer, Joe Root, Sachin Baby, Jos Buttler etc. Some of the names have been very funny, leaving us in splits while some have been weird names.
We have also seen a lot of cricketers, who share their names with edible food, like onions, Uthappa, Berry, etc. Funnily, the scorecard sometimes resembles a restaurant menu card. In this article, we take a look at 5 Cricketers whose names resemble food items.
#1 Graham Onions
Graham Onions made his International debut For England against West Indies in May 2009. He was named as one of Wisden’s cricketers of the year in the same year. He has a great first-class record, with 723 wickets in 192 matches to his name, at an average of 25.70.
However, Graham’s international career did not take off, as expected. He played just 9 Test matches and 4 ODIs, picking 33 and 4 wickets respectively.
The English cricketer played his last international match in June 2012 against the West Indies.
#2 Allan Lamb
Allan Lamb was a fearless South Africa-born English cricketer, who made his International debut in 1982. He slammed 4656 runs in 79 test matches, at an average of 36.09, including fourteen centuries. Lamb also played 122 ODI matches, scoring 4010 runs at an average of 39.31.
The right-handed batter has led England in three test matches and four ODIs. He took retirement from the sport in 1995, and the next year released his autobiography ‘Silence of the Lamb’.
#3 Clive Rice
Clive Rice was one of the best all-rounders of his time. He captained South Africa on their three-ODI matches comeback tour of India in 1991. Unfortunately, he could just play three matches, and then was not considered for the 1992 World Cup, due to his age.
However, Clive Rice is fondly remembered for his county stints in England for Nottinghamshire. He was named the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1981. At the age of 49, Clive was diagnosed with a brain tumor and eventually died because of it 17 years later.
#4 Kola Burger
Kola Bernie Burger was born in Cape Town, South Africa. However, he later moved to Namibia for better cricketing opportunities. Kola represented Namibia in three T20 matches.
He played 30 first-class games, taking 109 wickets and 37 List A games, in which he took 50 wickets. Kola last played for Namibia in October 2011.
#5 Phil Mustard
Phil Mustard made his debut for England back in 2007, after Matt Prior suffered an injury in the T20 World Cup. He has played 10 ODIs, scoring 233 runs, including a fifty. Phil also played two T20Is for England.
The left-handed batter has a good first-class record of 210 matches. He has slammed 8700 runs at an average of 30.41, with seven centuries to his name. Phil represented the Barisal Burners in the Bangladesh Premier League.
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