25 Specs-Wearing Cricketers | Glasses-Wearing Cricketers.

Here are we going to talk about the 25 specs-wearing cricketers who have played international cricket wearing glasses on the playground during the match..

One of the essential established qualifications for any newcomer or well-established cricketer to be successful in the game of cricket is that he must have very strong eyesight.


25 Specs-wearing cricketers in international cricket.
Daniel Vettori


    In international cricket, a cricketer must have very strong eyesight to judge and understand the ball moving on up to the speed of 150 km/hs.
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    However, like other games, the weakening of a cricketer's eyes is not a very big problem in cricket.  Many cricketers in the world have been seen wearing specs during the game for better viewing, better judgment & understanding to the line and length of the ball, which is very important.

     

    Not only batsmen, but bowlers also use specs on the field. some of which cricketers are switch to contact lenses later in the span of their careers.

    Here is a list of 25 specs-wearing cricketers | glasses-wearing cricketers who have played international cricket wearing specs on the playground during the game.

     

    S Cricketer Country
    01 Imam Ul Haq Pakistan
    02 Jack Leach England
    03 Mitchell Santner New Zealand
    04 Virender Sehwag India
    05 Charles Coventry Zimbabwe
    06 Daniel Vettori. New Zealand
    07 Anil Kumble India
    08 Narendra Hirwani India
    09 Anshuman Gaekwad India
    10 Dirk Wellham Australia
    11 Clive Llyod West Indies
    12 Paul Allott England
    13 Zaheer Abbas Pakistan
    14 Dilip Doshi India
    15 Geoff Boycott England
    16 David Steele England
    17 Mike Smith England
    18 Eddie Barlow South Africa
    19 Alf Valentine West Indies
    20 Pankaj Roy India
    21 Walter Hadlee New Zealand
    22 Bill Bowes England
    23 Sonny Moloney New Zealand
    24 Tommy Mitchel England
    25 Percy Fender England


    01. Imam Ul Haq:


    • Full name... Imam-ul-Haq.
    • Date of birth... 22 December 1995.
    • Born territory... Lahore, Pakistan.
    • Height... 1.8 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre...
    • International career span... From 2018 to Present.

    Imam Ul Haq is one of the specs-wearing cricketers in the Pakistan team who was born on 22 December 1995 in Lahore, Punjab province of Pakistan, in the home of his parents Insaram ul Haq and Farah Insaram..

    He made his international cricket career debut on 18 October 2017 against Sri Lanka in a one-day match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Abu Dhabi, in which he had made a century, due to which he becomes the second Pakistani cricketer who has scored a century on his international debut match.

    02. Jack Leach:


    • Full name... Matthew Jack Leach.
    • Date of birth... 22 June 1991.
    • Born territory... Taunton, United Kingdom.
    • Height... 1.83 m approx.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox.
    • International career span... From 2018 to Present.

    Jack Leach is an English cricketer who was born on 22 June 1991 in Taunton, a town in Somerset, England who has a spot for Somerset County Cricket Club and the England national side for test cricket.

    In his Test career so far, he has played a total of 16 Test matches, scoring 243 runs, and has hunted for 62 wickets.

    03. Mitchell Santner:


    • Full name... Mitchell Josef Santner.
    • Date of birth... 05 February 1992.
    • Born territory... Hamilton, New Zealand.
    • Height... 1.82 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox.
    • International career span... From  2015 to Present.

    Mitchell Santner was born on 5 February 1992 in Hamilton, a city on the North Island of New Zealand.

    He made his Test debut against Australia on 27 November 2015, which was the first day-night Test match of Test cricket. With this, he also became the first player in the world to make his debut with the day-night test match and hit the first ball of his inning for four.

    Currently, he plays alongside Dhoni in Chennai Super King in IPL.

    04. Virender Sehwag:


    • Full name... Virender Sehwag.
    • Date of birth... 20 October 1978.
    • Born territory... Najafgarh, Delhi, India.
    • Height... 1.7 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • International career span... From 2001 to 2015.

    Sehwag is one of the specs-wearing cricketers of India was born in Najafgarh locality in Delhi city on October 20, 1978, Sehwag's father had a grain business, his childhood was spent in the joint family and due to being the youngest in the family, he started calling him Viru.

    He has scored a  total of 17253 runs and took136 wickets in his entire international cricket career. The record of scoring the world's fastest triple century in any format of cricket is still to his name.

    05. Charles Coventry:


    • Full name... Charles Kevin Coventry.
    • Date of birth... 08 March 1983.
    • Born territory... Kwekwe, Zimbabwe.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman & Wicketkeeper.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm leg-break.
    • nternational career span... From 2005 to 2015.

    Charles Coventry was born on 08 March 1983 in the Kwekwe District of Midlands Province, Zimbabwe to his father Charles Coventry, his father being one of the leading cricket umpires of Zimbabwe.

    In the 2009 Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, he scored 194 runs in a one-day match against Bangladesh and equaled the world record of Saeed Anwar of Pakistan.

    06. Daniel Vettori:


    • Full name... Daniel Luca Vettori.
    • Date of birth... 27 January 1979.
    • Born territory... Auckland, New Zealand.
    • Height... 1.91 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre... Left Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox.
    • International career span... From 1997  to  2014.

    At the age of 19, Daniel Vettori made his international career debut in the Test match against England on 06 February 1997 at Wellington.

    In his entire international cricket career, Daniel Vettori has scored 6989 runs in the Tests, One Day, and T20 matches and as well as also taking 705 wickets.

    He retired from Test cricket after the Test against Pakistan in 2014.

    07. Anil Kumble:


    • Full Name... Anil  Radhakrishna Kumble.
    • Date of birth... Oct 17, 1970.
    • Born territory... Bangalore, Karnataka.
    • Height... 1.85m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm legbreak,Googly.
    • International Career span... From 1990 to 2008.

    Anil Kumble is specs-wearing cricketers of India was born on 17 October 1970 in Koramangala, the south-eastern part of Bengaluru city in the state of Karnataka.

    Anil Kumble holds the record for taking 619 wickets in the Test matches by playing 18 years of international cricket for India, which is the third-highest wicket-taker in the world so far.

    He is the only bowler from India and the second bowler in the world who has taken all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match. He has done this magical bowling against Pakistan.

    08. Narendra Hirwani:


    • Full Name...Narendra Deepchand Hirwani.
    • Date of birth... October 18, 1968.
    • Born territory... Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
    • Height... N/A
    • Main Role in the team...As a Bowler.
    • Batting genre...Right Handed Bat.
    • Bowling genre...Right-arm leg-spin.
    • International Career span... From 1988 to 1996.

    Narendra Hirwani is also one of the specs-wearing cricketers from the Indian cricket team was born on 18 October 1968 in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh where his father owns the business of brick kiln.

    His early childhood studies were in Gorakhpur, due to his interest in cricket since childhood, he moved to Lucknow where he was admitted to Guru Gobind Singh Sports College located on Kursi Road, Lucknow.

    He is the fourth such bowler in the world who has taken eight wickets in an innings of his debut Test.

    09. Anshuman Gaekwad:


    • Full name... Anshuman Dattajirao Gaekwad.
    • Date of birth... 23 September 1952.
    • Born territory...  Mumbai, India.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • International career span... From 1974  to 1987.

    Anshuman Gaekwad is one of the specs-wearing cricketers of the India national cricket team who was born on 23 September 1952 in the home of his father Datta Gaekwad in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

    His international cricket career spanned 14 years from 1974 to 1987 during which he played 40 Tests and 15 ODIs, he also played the 1975 and 1979 World Cups for India, he was known as a defensive game specialist against fast bowlers which became a high priority at that time.

    10. Dirk Wellham:


    • Full name... Dirk MacDonald Wellham.
    • Date of birth... 13 March 1959.
    • Born territory... Marrickville, Australia.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre...
    • International career span... From 1981 to 1987.

    Dirk Wellham was born on 13 March 1959 in Marrickville, a suburb in Sydney, the city of New South Wales, Australia. His early childhood education was at Boys High School in Ashfield, Sydney.

    Dirk Wellham played six Test matches and 17 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Australia between 1981 and 1987 in his entire cricket career.

    11. Clive Llyod:


    • Full name... Sir Clive Hubert Lloyd.
    • Date of birth... 31 August 1944.
    • Born territory...  Georgetown, Guyana.
    • Height... 1.93 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Left-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • International career span... From 1966  to 1985.

    Clive Llyod is one of the legend specs-wearing cricketers in the world and most successful test captain of all time, during his captaincy he had played 27 test matches without defeat who has included 11 wins in succession.

    Lloyd captained the West Indies for 3 world cup of which winning in 1975 and 1979 while losing at the 1983 word cup final to India led by Kapil Dev.

    12. Paul Allott:


    • Full name... Paul John Walter Allott.
    • Date of birth... 14 September 1956.
    • Born territory... Altrincham, United Kingdom.
    • Height... 1.93 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm fast-medium.
    • International career span... From 1981 to 1985.

    Former English cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire Paul Allott was born on 4 September 1956 in Altrincham, a town in Trafford, England.

    The former English cricketer, who played county cricket for Lancashire, has played 13 Tests and 13 ODIs for England in his entire international cricket career, taking a total of 41 wickets.


    25 Specs-wearing cricketers in international cricket.
    Zaheer Abbas

    13. Zaheer Abbas:


    • Full name... Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani.
    • Date of birth... 24 July 1947.
    • Born territory... Sialkot, Pakistan.
    • Height... 1.78 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm off-break.
    • International career span... From 1969  to 1985.

    World-famous batsman Syed Zaheer Abbas was born in Sialkot Punjab on 24 July 1947, a few days before the Partition of India, but he started his cricketing career in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.

    In his Test career, Zaheer Abbas has scored 5062 runs in 78 Tests at an average of 44.8 with the help of 12 centuries and 20 half-centuries. His highest individual score was 274, which he scored in 1971 against England in Pakistan.

     

    14. Dilip Doshi:


    • Full name... Dilip Rasiklal Doshi.
    • Date of birth...22 December 1947.
    • Born territory...  Rajkot, Gujrat
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a bowler.
    • Batting genre... Left-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-Arm Leg Spin.
    • International career span... From 1979  t0 1982.

    Dilip Doshi was born on 22 December 1947 in Rajkot district of Gujarat state, India.

    He had to wait a quite long time for his debut in international cricket when he was 30 he got the chance to play for the first time in a Test match against Australia on 11 September 1979 at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

    Dilip Doshi has played 33 Tests and 15 One Day International matches in his entire international cricket career.



    15. Geoff Boycott:


    • Full name... Sir Geoffrey Boycott.
    • Date of birth... 21 October 1940.
    • Born territory...  Fitzwilliam, United Kingdom.
    • Height... 1.78 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • International career span... From 1964 to 1982.

    Geoff Boycott was born on 21 October 1940 in Fitzwilliam, a small village of West Yorkshire, England.

    He has played a total of 108 Test matches from the span of 1964 to 1982 in his international cricket career while playing for England and has scored more than 8,000 runs with the help of 22 centuries.
    After he finished his cricket career, he becomes a famous cricket commentator for both radio and television.

    16. David Steele:


    • Full name... David Stanley Steele.
    • Date of birth... 29 September 1941.
    • Born territory... Bradley, United Kingdom.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-arm orthodox.
    • International career span... From 1975 to 1976.

    David Steele was born on 29 September 1941 in Bradeley, a village of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

    He was an England middle-order batsman who played eight Tests and one ODI in his entire international cricket career. David Steele also awarded the 1975 sports choice personality of the Year's cricketers award.



    17. Mike Smith:


    • Full name... Michael John Knight Smith.
    •  Date of birth... 30 June 1933.
    •  Born territory... Westcotes, Leicester, United Kingdom.
    •  Height... 1.75 m.
    •  Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    •  Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    •  Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    •  International career span... From 1958 to 1972.

    Mike Smith was born on 30 June 1933 in Westcotes which is a town of Leicester city, in the United Kingdom.

    He has a daughter and a son named Carole and Neil respectively, his son Neil Smith is also a cricketer and has represented One Day Internationals for the England team.

    He has played 50 Test matches throughout his international cricket career and has also been the chairman of Warwickshire County Cricket Club from 1991 to 2003, apart from this he was also appointed by the ICC as a match referee from 1991 to 1996.

    18. Eddie Barlow:


    • Full name... Edgar John Barlow.
    • Date of birth...12 August 1940.
    • Born territory...  Pretoria, South Africa.
    • Date of death... 30 December 2005.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • International career span... From 1961 to 1970.

    Eddie Barlow was born on 12 August 1940 in Pretoria, South Africa, his early childhood studies were at Pretoria Boys High School in Brooklyn, South Africa.

    Former South Africa all-rounder Eddie Barlow represented his country in 30 Tests from 1961 to 1970 and during his 21-year career, he played for the Transvaal, Western Province, and Derbyshire.

    He was one of the most popular players of his generation and as an accurate opener and aggressive medium-fast bowler super fielder, gave no less than all of his own teammate.



    19. Alf Valentine.


    • Full name... Alfred Louis Valentine.
    • Date of birth... 28 April 1930.
    • Born territory... Kingston, Jamaica.
    • Date of death... 11 May 2004.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Left-Arm Leg- Spin.
    • International career span... From 1950 to 1962.

    Alf Valentine was born in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica on 28 April 1930.

    In England's Test cricket, the West Indies team for the first time beats the England team in the 1950 Test series on their own soil. The win was different in many ways for the West Indies. This match is remembered not only for the historic victory but also for the performance of the two Caribbean spin bowlers.

    Two West Indies bowlers, Alf Valentine and Sonny Ramdin bowled 145 maiden overs in this Test, in which 75 maiden overs were bowled by Valentin alone, which is a record to date.

    20. Pankaj Roy:


    • Full name... Pankaj Roy.
    • Date of birth... 31 May 1928.
    • Born territory... Kolkata, India.
    • Date of death... 4 February 2001.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-Arm Medium.
    • International career span... From 1951 to 1960.

    Pankaj Roy was born on 31 May 1928 in Dhaka city of Bengal Presidency during British rule in India.

    Pankaj Roy was the first such one of the great specs-wearing cricketers from Bengal who played Test matches for India. he breathed his last breath on 4 February 2001 at the age of 42 years.

    The world record of 413 runs opening innings stand played with him and Vinoo Mankad in the fifth Test against New Zeland in Chennai on 06 January 1956 has not been forgotten till date.



    21. Walter Hadlee:


    • Full name... Walter Arnold Hadlee.
    • Date of birth... 04 June 1915.
    • Born territory...  Lincoln, New Zealand.
    • Date of death... 29 September 2006.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • International career span... From 1937 to 1951.

    Walter Hadlee was born on 04 June 1915 in Lincoln, a town in Selwyn District of New Zealand.

    His early childhood studies were at Christchurch Boys' High School located in Straven Road, Christchurch. his father was a blacksmith by profession and he had 9 siblings.

    Walter Hadlee's wife's name was Lilla Monro whom he married in 1940. He had 5 sons, who are mostly cricketers, one of them is a former world-famous New Zealand's legend cricketer who is known as Sir Richard Hadlee.

    22. Bill Bowes:


    • Full name... William Eric Bowes.
    • Date of birth... 25 July 1908.
    • Born territory... Elland, United Kingdom.
    • Date of death... 4 September 1987.
    • Height... 1.91 m.
    • Main Role in the team... As a bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre...Right-Arm Fast Medium.
    • International career span... From 1932 to 1946.

    Bill Bowes was born on 25 July 1908 in Elland, a town in the county of West Yorkshire, England. his father's name is John Bowes and he was worked in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

    He played a total of 15 Tests for England throughout his international cricket career between 1932 and 1946, taking 68 wickets at an average of 22.33.

    He was passed away on 4 September 1987 at the age of 79 years and 41 days in Otley, a town of the city of Leeds, England.

    23. Sonny Moloney:


    • Full name... Denis Andrew Robert Moloney "Sonny".
    • Date of birth... 11 August 1910.
    • Born territory... Dunedin, New Zealand.
    • Date of death... 15 July 1942.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a Batsman.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-Arm Leg-Spin.
    • International career span... From 26 June 1937 to 14 August 1937.

    Sonny Moloney was born on 11 August 1910 in Dunedin, one of the largest cities in New Zealand.

    He was New Zealand's perfect middle-order batsman who played three Tests at England during New Zealand's tour of England in 1937 in his entire international cricket career.

    Unfortunately, very sad fully this great cricketer passed away in the First Battle of El Alamein during the Second World War at the age of only 32 years in Egypt.



    24. Tommy Mitchel:


    • Full name... Thomas Bignall Mitchell.
    • Date of birth... 4 September 1902.
    • Born territory... Cresswell, Derbyshire, England.
    • Date of death... 27 January 1996.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As a bowler.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Leg-spin googly.
    • International career span... From 1933 to 1935.

    Tommy Mitchell was born on 04 September 1902 in Creswell, a village in Derbyshire district, England.

    He was one of the specs-wearing English cricketers who played five tests for England and was also played for the Derbyshire County Cricket Club between the span of 1928 to 1939. his main role in the team was as a bowler, especially a Leg-spin googly bowler.

    When Tommy Mitchell passed away in 1996 in Hickleton in a village in South Yorkshire, England, at that time at the age of 93 years he was the oldest cricket player survivor who has played Test cricket for England.

    25. Percy Fender:


    • Full name... Percy George Herbert Fender.
    • Date of birth... 22 August 1892.
    • Born place... Balham, London.
    • Date of death... 15 June 1985.
    • Height...
    • Main Role in the team... As an all-rounder.
    • Batting genre... Right-hand bat.
    • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium.
    • International career span... From 1921 to 1031.

    Percy Fender was born on 22 August 1892 in Balham a neighborhood of London city, England, and he is the elder son of his father Percy Robert Fender.

    He was a cricketer who played 13 Tests for England and was also captained the Surrey County Cricket Club between the span of 1921 to 1931. he was an all-rounder and a middle-order batsman and mainly a leg-spin bowler.

    Unfortunately, he had almost lost sight of his eyes in his old age and was passes away in 1985 at the age of 92 years.

    Conclusion:

    Kindly note, many cricket players in the world wear spectacles on the playground during the game, this list does not include all of the specs-wearing cricketers | glasses-wearing cricketers in the world rather then only some randomly selected cricketers are includes. Apart from this list, there are still exist some other player who has played international cricket wearing glasses.

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