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Viv Richards

Viv Richards
Personal information
Full nameSir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
Birth Date (Y-M-D)1952-3-7
Place of birthSt. John's
Country of birthAntigua
NicknameMaster Blaster, Smokey, Smokin Joe, King Viv
Height5 ft 10 inch (1.8 m)
Batting styleRight-handed
Bowling styleRight-arm medium/off-break
CountryWest Indies
Test Debut22 November 1974 v India
Last Test8 August 1991 v England
ODI debut7 June 1975 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI27 May 1991 v England
Domestic team information
Glamorgan1990 � 1993
Queensland1976 � 1977
Somerset1974 � 1986
Leeward Islands1971 � 1991
Combined Islands1971 � 1981

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Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE (born 7 March 1952) is a former West Indian cricketer. Better known by his second name, Vivian or, more popularly, simply as Viv or King Viv Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne. In February 2002, he was judged by Wisden to have played the best One Day International (ODI) innings of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.

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