Wisden Cricketers of the Century

Context:

  • Shane Warne, one of cricket’s greatest spinners, passed away in Thailand on Friday. He was found unresponsive in his villa and could not be revived.
  • He was among Wisden’s five cricketers of the 20th century, in a list headlined by Sir Don Bradman.

 

About:

  • The Wisden Cricketers of the Century are five cricketers who were judged to be the most prominent players of the 20th century, as selected by a 100-member panel of cricket experts appointed by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2000.
  • The 97 men and three women (“the doyenne of English women’s cricket, Netta Rheinberg, the Pakistani journalist Fareshteh Gati and the Barbadian commentator Donna Symmonds”) on the panel were each given five votes with which to select the list. In order of votes, the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century are:

 

  • Sir Donald Bradman
  • Sir Garfield Sobers
  • Sir Jack Hobbs
  • Shane Warne
  • Sir Viv Richards

Source: THE HINDU.

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