Shivnarine Chanderpaul is an international cricketer who has represented the West Indies since 1994 and briefly led the squad. In Test cricket, he has 30 hundreds (100 or more runs in a single innings) and 11 in One Day cricket. His 30 hundreds are the most of any player with over 100 tests played.
He was named as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2001. That year he became only the second player after Charles Bannerman to score 1000 runs in each season of the game. He remains one of only three players to have done so (the other being Sir Donald Bradman and Kumar Sangakkara).
In 2004, he became the first player to score 4000 runs in a calendar year when he reached the mark during the 2004 season. This record has since been broken by several other players including Sachin Tendulkar, who reached the mark in 2009. Chanderpaul still holds the record for the highest number of test match half-centuries with 17. He also holds the record for the fastest century in Test cricket (thirty balls vs India at Indore in 1999).
He was awarded a CBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours List for his services to cricket. In January 2006, he was named as one of the five Wisden 2006 Players of the Year.
In both Test and One-Day International (ODI) matches, he has scored hundreds (100 runs or more). He was knighted for his contributions to cricket in 2000, and he was selected one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century that same year.
Vivian Charles Frederick Richards (born August 4, 1951) is a South African former cricketer who played in two Tests in 1975 and a single ODI in 1976. A stylish left-handed batsman and fine leg-stump anchor man, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest openers in cricket history. His record score of 200 not out remains the highest individual score in Test cricket. He also holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs, scoring 100 off just 49 balls against England at The Oval in 1986. He is the brother of Garry Richards, who was also a successful cricketer. They were both part of an influential family team called "The Pride", which included their father Charlie Richards and uncle Alan Richardson.
He made his first-class debut in 1970/71 against Transvaal at Newlands. He scored 1151 runs in this match, which still stands as the highest individual score batting at number three in South African domestic cricket. The following season, he moved up to number two and scored 1695 runs, which at the time was the second highest total by an opener in South Africa.
Sourav Ganguly went on to have a successful 16-year career in Indian cricket. He appeared in 113 Tests and 311 One-Day Internationals for his country. His record of 100 Test matches and another 101 ODI's makes him the second most prolific run scorer in history after Ricky Ponting.
Ganguly started his career in 1995 when India played their first Test match against Australia at Melbourne. He was selected as captain for the first time that same year, when India took on New Zealand in Chennai. The match ended in a draw with each side scoring 250 runs. In 1996, he led the team out in both the Tests against New Zealand, winning one and drawing the other. This made him only the third captain to do so after Vijay Merchant and Rahul Dravid.
In 1997, Ganguly led the team out in all three formats of the game during India's tour of England. The first two Tests were drawn but India won the final match by an innings and 128 runs to take the series 1-0. It was also during this tour that he scored his maiden century in Test cricket. Playing against Mike Atherton's men, he brought up the milestone off just 143 balls with four sixes and 13 fours. This record is still intact today.
From his international debut in 1990 until his retirement in 2007, Lara amassed 11,953 runs in Tests and 10,405 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI), totaling 53 hundreds. This makes him the second highest run scorer in both history of Test cricket and ODI cricket.
Lara's first century in a debut match was against New Zealand at Christchurch. He went on to score 200 scores in his debut season, which is the most by any player. He has since then never been dismissed for a single run.
Lara's average in Test matches is 100. We'll learn how he scored so many runs in a single day of cricket.
The following day was Sunday, not Saturday as believed by several people on social media. The reason is that during the early years of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, when it used to start on Monday, the last game of the previous weekend would be played on Sunday, with the final round of games being held on Monday. This way, owners of players who had taken part in the Sunday game could decide whether they wanted to continue with them or look elsewhere for replacements. Since the 2008 season, when the IPL started on Friday and goes through Thursday, this no longer applies because now everyone can see when the next game is going to take place.
In the 2019 ICC World Cup, he scored five hundreds, one each against South Africa, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. As a result, he became the only player to achieve 500 runs in a single World Cup, joining the famous Sachin Tendulkar with a total of 600 runs in World Cup cricket.
Before the start of the tournament, India was ranked number two, but after its performance in the tournament, it dropped to third place. In fact, India's exit from the tournament was expected because they had been eliminated before reaching the final match. But still, their performance has been praised by many experts and journalists. Ravindra Jadeja said that India would have won the World Cup if Kohli did not get injured. Meanwhile, India's head coach Anil Kumble also praised Virat Kohli for his brilliant century performances in the tournament.
Kohli started his international career in 2011 and since then, he has been an integral part of the Indian team. He has scored thousands of runs in domestic as well as international cricket and is the highest run scorer in ODI history. In 2012, he was named the Test Player of the Year by the ICC. In 2014, he was again nominated for the same award but didn't win it this time. In 2015, he was named the Captain of the Year at the ICC Awards for the second time in his career.