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Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom

Cricket, is a sports games, which is played in many countries. It is a game that is played in an open air grass covered field, with balls, bats and two wickets. The cricket team consists of 11 players and the purpose of this game is to score more runs that the opposition. Cricket, is a less known sports compared to Football, however it is widely practised in United Kingdom as well. There are many professional cricketers in UK.

Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook, born in Gloucester, plays county cricket for Essex. He is a left- handed opening batsman and the captain of the English test team. Cook made his test debut in 2006 against India. Cook is considered as an emerging legend in the field of cricket. At the age of 31, his highest score is of 294.

Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali, is an international cricket player. He was born in Sparkhill. He played as the left- handed opening batsman and right- arm off spin bowler for Warwickshire until 2006. He has now moved to Worcestershire. Ali played his first professional game in 2014 against Sri Lanka. He has won the NBC Dennis Compton Award in 2004 and 2005 consecutively. Holding the title of captain of England’s Under- 19 squad, he brought his team to the semi-finals in 2006. In 2013, he scored 1,375 runs in 17 first class games.

Gary Ballance
Born in Zimbabwe, Garry Ballance first played on the Zimbabwe team at the 2009 Under-19 World Cup. To pursue his career in cricket, he moved to England. He is a leg break bowler and a left-handed batsman, who presently plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England. In 2012, Balance combined 613 Championship runs. He allows his team to cumulate a target of 400 in 100 overs, by scoring 121, making this Yorkshire’s second biggest run chase.

Joe Rootjoeroot
Cricket runs in the veins of Joe root. His grandfather was captain of the Rotherham Cricket club in the Yorkshire league for many seasons, and his younger brother played for Marylebone Cricket Club.
Joe Root currently plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England. He earned his three year professional contract with Yorkshire, when he was spotted playing for England Under-19 against Bangladesh.

Jos Buttler
Joseph Butler is an English cricket player who played for Lancashire County Cricket club and England.
He is currently the Vice- Captain of the English Team and plays as a right-handed batsman, and a wicket –keeper. He is seen as a remarkable player who got everything to be successful.

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