The Forty Funniest Cricketers of All Time

at 2016.06.09
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Okay. I’m counting down the forty funniest cricketers of all time. Because, as the tagline says, ‘funny cricket > good cricket’ and it’s about time that was reflected in a set of wildly subjective rankings.

The criteria will mostly become clear as we go along, but in big picture terms, I’m looking for players who did funny things on the international stage while playing. (Apologies to all those hilarious Klub Klowns playing in club cricket. And apologies to your Jimmy Neeshams who might be very funny on the Twitter, but less so on the field of play.) I’m also mostly going to stick to players I’ve seen being hilarious in my lifetime. (Although there are a few exceptions whose comedy legend transcends time, as you’ll soon see.)

This post will serve as the master list, and I’ll update it as each player is published. So bookmark it, or fave it, or pinterest it, or whatever you kids do these days and check back regularly.

Or, y’know, follow me on Twitter where I’ll be no doubt mercilessly plugging each name as it’s revealed.

Forty Funniest Cricketers of All Time

40. Gary Pratt
39. Vinoo Mankad
38. Mohammad Irfan
37. Joe Root
36. Mark Boucher

35. Misbah-ul-Haq
34. Michael Clarke
33. Tino Best
32. Dwayne Leverock
31. Steve Harmison

30. Jason Gillespie
29. Kevin O’Brien
28. Rob Quiney
27. Sourav Ganguly
26. Mike Gatting

25. Ian Chappell
24. Marlon Samuels
23. Mark Waugh
22. Javed Miandad
21. Shane Warne

20. Allan Donald
19. Brad Haddin
18. Imran Tahir
17. Bruce Reid
16. Douglas Jardine

15. Harbhajan Singh
14. Mick Lewis
13. Daryll Cullinan

Funniest Cricketers Second XI
Team sheet for the second funniest cricket team ever selected.

12. W G Grace
11. Andrew Symonds

10. Phil Tufnell
9. Arjuna Ranatunga
8. Shahid Afridi
7. Kevin Pietersen
6. Herschelle Gibbs

5. Glenn Maxwell
4. Ben Stokes
3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
2. Stuart Broad
2. Shane Watson
1. Stuart Broad (again)

Highly Commendable Effort in the Field of Comedy Cricket

Mohammad Amir

The Forty Funniest Cricketers of All Time - Number Forty, Gary Pratt

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