Cricket is one of the most popular and glamorous sport in the world, and in India it is more than just a sport today. Cricket has primarily remained a male centric sport but the one reason women would want to watch sports would be the sheer number of good looking cricketers. With cricket and football getting the maximum share of the endorsements today cricketers concentrate not only on their athletic prowess but also on their looks, giving another reason for non followers to start watching cricket. So from the current lot of cricketers, here is a list of the top ten most handsome cricket players in the world.
10. Steven Davies
A wicket keeper cum left-handed batsman playing for England, this 27 year old cricketer is one of the prettiest faces among cricketers. He moved from Worcestershire where he began his career to Surrey in 2009 after their flattering offer. He became the first professional cricketer to come out in public about his homosexuality in 2011 in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The 27 year old began the new season of county cricket , after he was dropped from the England at the end of 2010-11 tour in favour of Matt Prior. He has been praised for the courage of coming out in the open he heralded support for the cause of equality for homosexuals. Blessed with soft features and beautiful eyes this sweet looking actor earns his place on this list.
9. Morne morkel
Brother of cricketer all rounder JA Morkel, this outstanding bowler has the simple yet disarming looks to bewitch you. Confined to playing South African test cricket and limited overs cricket, he stands at a colossal height of 6 feet 6 inches which probably makes him the great bowler he is. Morne and Dale Steyn together have become the most daunting bowling combination for the South African team. Practical and capable, this 28 year old cricketer is certainly a perfect mixture of looks and ability and effortlessly makes for one of the most handsome cricketers in the world.
8. Stuart broad
This 27 year old blonde cricketer is nothing short of a hurricane when he charges the ball at great batsmen at the high speed of 80 mph; whilst standing at an intimidating height of 6 feet and 5 inches. A Gifted bowler he possesses the skill to change the game scenario with his bowling. With deep blue eyes and the quintessential chocolaty looks his beautiful smile can cast a spell. Currently the England twenty20 captain this 27 year old terrific bowler looks much younger than his actual age and has women swooning all over his boyish charms. You couldn’t help but feel jealous of his current girlfriend, model and actress Kacey Barnfield.
7. Alastair cook
This 28 year old hunk from England is currently the captain of the test and ODI of the England team. Debuting at the age of 21, he was the youngest Englishman to reach 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 test runs! With a natural flair for music he was granted scholarship to Bedford school but cricket soon overshadowed music and this multi talented charmer became the successful record breaking cricketer that he is today. With a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches and a gorgeous jaw line, this suave cricketer could make any girl go weak in her knees. As all good men are taken, model Alice Hunt became the lucky wife of Alastair on January 1 2012.
6. Brendon McCullum
With eyes that could pierce through your soul and make you light headed, this gorgeous New Zealand cricketer is the stuff of dreams. Brash and brutal in his batting his passion is a treat to the eyes. A top class international cricketer he is currently the captain of all three forms of the New Zealand cricket team. Cricket appears to run in his blood, with his brother Nathan McCullum also being a cricketer as well as their father Stuart McCullum having been a cricketer for Otago. An aggressive scorer, he holds the record for the maximum number of runs in Twenty-20 International cricket and the only player so far as to score two Twenty-20 international centuries! A looker and a great player he is a fine addition to this list.
5. Virat Kohli
The current vice captain of the formidable Indian cricket team, this enthusiastic middle order batsman has a certain bad boy charm which makes him absolutely irrestible. A controversy’s child, he is more often in the news for displays of passionate bouts of anger during matches and yet has managed to display real maturity in handling his post of vice captaincy and teamwork which makes him the ideal successor to M S Dhoni, one of the best captains of all time. Only 24 years old, he has been nominated for the Arjuna award, an Indian national honour for outstanding performance in sports. Standing tall at 5 feet 9 inches this single hot cricketer is good looking as well as passionate hence is every woman’s desire and certainly features in the top ten most handsome cricketers!
4. AB de Villiers
One of the most skilled cricketers in recent times, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is an exceptional batman with the flexibility to easily switch between different batting styles as well as a great wicket keeper. Taking over from Graeme smith to become the South African captain in 2011, this 5 feet 11 inches well toned 29 year old has stolen the hearts of many. Charming and traditionally good looking he is well known to be down to earth and sensible. March 30th 2013 saw him get married to his long term girlfriend Danielle swart, dashing the hopes of many fans in the process.
3. Eoin Morgan
Born Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan this cute cricketer is the poster boy for the boy next door. Of Irish descent, this left handed batsman switched from playing for home country Ireland to playing for England lions. Aged 26, this attractive cricketer is the only other player to score an ODI hundred for two nations. As one of his extraordinary achievements he was chosen to captain Middlesex and led it to victory when he was only 22 years of age. He also became the third Irish man to lead England in a one-off ODI in 2011. With a reputation for playing sweeps, he has proved his mettle as an inventive batsman and earned the title of a ‘finisher’. With enticing looks as well as play he is justifiably popular among the ladies as well as on this list.
2. Michael Clarke
One of the best captains Australia’s seen, 32 year old Michael Clarke lovingly called ‘Clarkey’ or ‘Pup’ is a star batsman and has had a terrific ODI as well as test career. Apart from His impressive leadership qualities when he led the then low performing Australian team to great heights,this 5 foot 10 inch cricketer is widely agreed to be one of the best looking cricketers of the world with one of the largest number of female fans. A wonderfully sculpted physique and a smile that could melt your heart, this mature and successful cricketer is the whole package. Married on May 16th in a hush-hush affair to interior designer Kyly Boldy he certainly broke many hearts around the world!
1. Kevin Pietersen
With 6 feet 3 inches flawless chiseled body, this 33 year old South African born English cricketer has one of the greatest female fans following of all time. Labeled as “England’s greatest modern batsman”, by The Guardian, he has had his share of controversies during his term as England’s captain. He has published two autobiographies: Kevin Pietersen: Crossing the Boundary was published in 2007 and Kevin Pietersen: Portrait of a Rebel in 2009 and its updated version ‘KP – The Biography’ was recently out on bookshelves in July 2013. Portrayed by the media as being confident and self assured, he has been noticed for his experiment with his looks with unconventional hairstyles which have always looked good on his well formed features. A family guy, he is happily married to singer Jessica Taylor, and has a son named Dylan. Possesing both, a well rounded personality and alluring looks he is easily one of the top ten best looking cricketers in the world.