December 6 is special in cricket: Here's why
The month of December is special, with a number of top cricketers being born in this month. Interestingly, December 6 stands out, with more than 20 legendary players celebrating their birthday on this particular day. As we salute their achievements, we take a look, analyze and present the best XI of the players born on this day.
Starting the batting line-up, we have the legendary English batsman Cyril Washbrook. He scored 76 First-Class centuries in a career spanning 19 years. India's rising star Shreyas Iyer was also born on December 6. He is sure to find a place in this XI. We then have Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed. India's Karun Nair too makes the list. He can handle wicket-keeping duties.
December 6 has given us two world-class all-rounders. Englishman Andrew Flintoff remains one of the GOATs as he can captain this XI. The other obvious choice is India's Ravindra Jadeja. We also have a Zimbabwean, Sean Ervine, who had a promising career, scoring 22 First-Class centuries. Finally, we have South African bowling all-rounder Dewald Pretorius. He had seven five-wicket hauls in First-Class.
India's number one bowler Jasprit Bumrah turned 26 today and with the form he is enjoying, he can seal a spot in any XI. 2007 World T20 star RP Singh would be the second pacer of this hypothetical XI. The final name on the team sheet would be Zimbabwe's Malcolm Jarvis, whose 163-wicket tally in 53 First-Class matches remains commendable.
Here are other cricketers who were born on this day: Glenn Phillips (New Zealand), Rayyan Pathan (Canada), Devraj Patil (India), Ali Abbas (UAE), Peter Willey (England), Frank Hayes (England), Bukkinakere Sadashiva (India), James Pothecary (South Africa), George Street (England) and Alfred Archer (England).