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Nicknames of International Cricket Players

CRICKET PLAYERS & NICKNAMES
Cricket has a rich tradition of using nicknames. This is a List of nicknames used in international cricket.
  • Teams
    Australia's 1948 tour of England — The Invincibles 
    Australian national cricket team — Baggy Greens 
    Bangladeshi national cricket team — The Tigers 
    Canadian national cricket team — One Man Band 
    New Zealand national cricket team — The Black Caps, The Kiwis 
    South African national cricket team — The Proteas 
    West Indian national cricket team — The Windies, The Calypsos 
    Indian national cricket team — The Men in Blue 
    Pakistani national cricket team— The Stars 

  • Officials, umpires and commentators
    Harold Bird — Dickie Bird 
    Henry Blofeld — Blowers 
    Brent Bowden — Billy 
    Steve Bucknor — Slow Death 
    Bill Ferguson — Fergie 
    Bill Frindall — The Bearded Wonder 
    Brian Johnston — Johnners 
    Christopher Martin-Jenkins — CMJ 
    Don Mosey — The Alderman 
    David Shepherd — Shep 
    Bryan Waddle — Wads 

  • Players
    A
    Bobby Abel — The Guv'nor 
    Jimmy Adams — Padams 
    Paul Adams — Gogga ("insect" in Afrikaans),
    A frog in a blender (for his unusual bowling action) 
    Ajit Agarkar — Bombay Duck
    (for his horror streak of ducks against Australia) 
    Jonathan Agnew — Aggers 
    Shoaib Akhtar — Rawalpindi Express 
    Wasim Akram — Prince of Pakistan, Was, Sultan of Swing 
    Terry Alderman — Clem
    (after Clem Jones, mayor of Brisbane, curator of Gabba and an alderman) 

    Mark Alleyne — BooBoo 
    Mohinder Amarnath — Jimmy, Amarnought 
    Surinder Amarnath — Tommy 
    Warwick Armstrong — the Big Ship 
    Jason Arnberger — Cheesy 
    Geoff Arnold — Horse 
    Shahid Afridi — The Boom 
    Michael Atherton — Athers 

  • B
    Trevor Bailey — The Boil, Barnacle 
    Omari Banks — Bankie, Cowheb 
    Richie Benaud — Diamonds 
    Tino Best — The Best, Ntini 
    Michael Bevan — Bevvo 
    Andrew Bichel — Bic 
    Jack Blackham — Black Jack 
    David Boon — Boonie, Keg on Legs, Stumpy 
    Allan Border — A.B., Captain Grumpy 
    Ian Botham — Beefy,The Both,Guy 
    Mark Boucher — Guinness, Billy 
    Nicky Boje — Bodge 
    Nathan Bracken — Bracks 
    Don Bradman — The Don 
    Ian Bell — Belly, the team baby 

  • C
    Andy Caddick — Caddyshack 
    Chris Cairns — B.A. (Bad Attitude) 
    Shivnarine Chanderpaul — Tiger 
    Ian Chappell — Chapelli 
    Ewen Chatfield — Chats, Farmer (Mer) or The Naenae Express 
    Stuart Clark — Sarfraz, Stu 
    Michael Clarke — Pup 
    Paul Collingwood — Nice Ginger, Colly 
    Herbie Collins — Horseshoe 
    Corey Collymore — Screw 
    Jeremy Coney — Mantis 
    Colin Cowdrey — Kipper 
    Jeff Crowe — Chopper 
    Martin Crowe — Hogan 

  • D
    Adam Dale — Chipper 
    Joe Darling — Paddy 
    Phillip DeFreitas — Half-Chocolate, Daffy 
    Aravinda de Silva — Mad Max 
    Fanie de Villiers — Vinnige Fanie ("Fast Fanie" in Afrikaans) 
    Kapil Dev — The Haryana Express 
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni — Mahi 
    Graham Dilley — Pica 
    Boeta Dippenaar — Dipps 
    Allan Donald — White Lightning 
    Brett Dorey — Hunky, John 
    J.W.H.T. Douglas — Johnny Won't Hit Today 
    Rahul Dravid — Jammy, The Wall 

  • E
    Bruce Edgar — Bootsy 

  • F
    Damien Fleming — Flemo 
    Stephen Fleming — Flange 
    Duncan Fletcher — Fletch 
    Keith Fletcher — The Gnome of Essex 
    Andrew Flintoff — Freddy, Twiggy, Fred, family man 
    James Foster — The Child 
    Graeme Fowler — Foxy 
    C. B. Fry — Lord Oxford, Charles III, Almighty 

  • G
    Saurav Ganguly — Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengal Tiger 
    Joel Garner — Big Bird 
    Sunil Gavaskar — Sunny, The Little Master 
    Chris Gayle — Cramps, Crampy 
    Herschelle Gibbs — Scooter, The Sack Man 
    Adam Gilchrist — Churchy, Gilly, The Demolition Man 
    Ashley Giles — Ash, the King of Spain 
    Jason Gillespie — Dizzy 
    Darren Gough — Rhino, Goughy, the Dazzler, Dancing Darren 
    E. M. Grace — The Coroner 
    W.G. Grace — The Doctor 
    Mark Greatbatch — Paddy 
    Clarrie Grimmett — The Old Fox, Grum 
    Subhash Gupte — Fergie 

  • H
    Brad Haddin — BJ, Harry, Guildo 
    Richard Hadlee — Paddles 
    Andrew Hall — Brosh, Merv, Hally 
    Stephen Harmison — Harmy (or Harmi), Tinker, GBH
      (Grievous Bodily Harmison)
    Chris Harris — Harry, Lugs 
    Ian Harvey — Freak 
    Nathan Hauritz — Horry 
    Matthew Hayden — Haydos, Unit 
    Nantie Hayward — Wayward Hayward 
    George Headley — Black Bradman 
    Ian Healy — Heals 
    Hunter Hendry — Stork 
    Paul Hitchcock — Alfred 
    Jack Hobbs — The Master 
    Brad Hogg— George, Hoggy, The Postman 
    Matthew Hoggard — Hoggy, Shrek 
    Michael Holding — Whispering Death 
    Bob Holland — Dutchy 
    Albert Hornby — Monkey 
    James Hopes — Hopesy, Jimbo, Catfish 
    Merv Hughes — Fruitfly, Swerve, Swerv'n Merv'n 
    Simon Hughes — Yozzer 
    Nasser Hussain — Nass 
    (by the commentators) 

    Michael Hussey — The Huss, Mr Cricket 

  • I
    Inzamam ul Haq — Aloo (potato), Inzy 
    Bert Ironmonger — Dainty 

  • J
    Ridley Jacobs — Ras Bell, Riddler 
    Sanath Jayasuriya — The Matara Mauler 
    Gilbert Jessop — The Croucher 
    Dean Jones — Deano, Legend
    (nickname he gave to himself). 
    Sylvester Joseph — Bouncing 

  • K
    Mohammed Kaif — Kaifu 
    Jacques Kallis — Kalahari, Jackes 
    Danish Kaneria — Nani Dani 
    Michael Kasprowicz — Kasper 
    Simon Katich — Stiffler, Kat 
    Justin Kemp — Daryll
    (Shane Warne's sledging) 
    Imran Khan — The Lion of Lahore, The King of Swing 
    Michael Klinger — Maxy 
    Lance Klusener — Zulu 
    Anil Kumble — Jumbo 

  • L
    Justin Langer — BNG, Brown Nose Gnome, Alf 
    Charl Langeveldt — Langes 
    Brian Lara — The Prince 
    Gavin Larsen — The Postman
    (apparently he always delivered!) 
    Harold Larwood — Lol 
    Bill Lawry — Phantom, Phanta, The corpse with pads on
    (he loved Phantom comics) 
    Geoff Lawson — Henry 
    VVS Laxman — Very Very Special 
    Brett Lee — Bing, Oswald 
    Warren Lees — Wally 
    Darren Lehmann — Boof, Shrek 
    Henry Leveson-Gower — Shrimp 
    Dennis Lillee — D.K., F.O.T (F*****g Old Tart) 
    Denis Lindsay — Sporty 
    Clive Lloyd — Super Cat 
    David Lloyd — Bumble 
    Martin Love — Lovey, Pumper 

  • M
    Charles Macartney — Governor-General 
    Stuart MacGill — Stuey, Magilla 
    Ken Mackay — Slasher 
    Jimmy Maher — Mahbo 
    Ashley Mallett — Rowdy 
    Sanjay Manjrekar — Sanj 
    Vijay Manjrekar — The Wanderer 
    Charles Marriott — Father Marriott 
    Geoff Marsh — Swampy 
    Rod Marsh — Iron Gloves, Bacchus 
    Xavier Marshall — X, Mad Max 
    Frederick Martin — Nutty 
    Damien Martyn — Marto 
    Lloyd Mash — Monster, Bangers
    (in the UK) 
    Greg Matthews — Mo 
    Glenn McGrath — Pigeon 
    Graham McKenzie — Garth 
    Craig McMillan — Macca 
    Colin Miller — Funky 
    Keith Miller — Nugget 
    Tom Moody — Long 
    Dave Mohammed — Tadpole
    Danny Morrison — Deke 
    John Morrison — Mystery 
    Runako Morton — Ronnie 
    Muttiah Muralitharan — The Smiling Assassin, Murali, MuMu, Master technician 
    Saqlain Mushtaq — Saqi, Professor
    (wears glasses and outsmarts the batsman) 
    Shoaib Malik — Terminator 

  • N
    Andre Nel — Nella 
    Mfuneko Ngam — Chewey (Chewey'N gam) 
    Monty Noble — Mary Ann 
    Makhaya Ntini — Macky 


  • O
    Chris Old — Chilly (from C.Old) 
    Bill O'Reilly — Tiger 
    Kerry O'Keeffe — Skull 


  • P
    Milford Page — Curly 
    Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi — Tiger 
    Parthiv Patel — Bachcha
    (child in Hindi) 
    Kevin Pietersen — K.P. 
    Graeme Pollock — The Little Dog 
    Peter Pollock — The Big Dog 
    Shaun Pollock — Polly, Ginger, The Nibbler 
    Ricky Ponting — Punter 
    Ashwell Prince — Ashy P 

  • Q
    Abdul Qadir — Qadu 

  • R
    Carl Rackemann — Mocca 
    Venkatapathy Raju — Muscles 
    Denesh Ramdin — Shoppy 
    Ravi Rampaul — Frisco Kid 
    Mark Ramprakash — Bloodaxe 
    Ranjitsinhji — Black Prince of Cricketers, Ranji, Smith 
    Derek Randall — Arkle 
    Yalaka Venugopal Rao — Venu 
    Abdul Razzaq — Razzler 
    Bruce Reid — Chook 
    Paul Reiffel — Pistol 
    Dave Renneburg — Big Shine 
    Harold Rhodes — Dusty Rhodes 
    Vivian Richards — Master Blaster, the Master 
    Mark Richardson — Rigor, Rig 
    Greg Ritchie — Fat Cat 
    Steve Rixon — Stumper 
    Jacques Rudolph — Jackie 
    Ken Rutherford — Ruds or Rudder 

  • S
    Mohammed Sami — Salami, The Karachi Express 
    Virender Sehwag — Veeru, New Tendulkar 
    Paul Sheahan — Timbers 
    Bob Simpson — Simmo 
    Navjot Singh Sidhu — Sherry, Jonty Singh, Sixer Sidhu 
    Matthew Sinclair — Skippy 
    Harbhajan Singh — The Turbanator, Bhajji
    (by team-mates) 
    Yuvraj Singh — Yuvi 
    Michael Slater — Slats 
    Peter Sleep — Sounda 
    Sir Aubrey Smith — Round the Corner 
    Ian Smith — Stockley 
    Graeme Smith — Biff 
    Jim Smith — Big Jim 
    Martin Snedden — Sneds 
    Fred Spofforth — Demon 
    Javagal Srinath — Babu 
    Keith Stackpole — Stacky 
    Brian Statham — George 
    Edward Stevens — Lumpy 
    Alec Stewart — Wizenedone, Gaffer 
    Andrew Strauss — Straussy 
    Pieter Strydom — Striker 
    Scott Styris — Pig 
    Andrew Symonds — Symo, Roy, Golden Bollocks 

  • T
    Mark Taylor — Tubby 
    Sachin Tendulkar — Tendiya, Little Master, The Master Blaster, Slashin Sachin 
    Alan Thomson — Froggie 
    Jeff Thomson — Two-up 
    Graham Thorpe — The Shagger 
    Ernie Toshack — The Dark Prince 
    Marcus Trescothick — Banger, Tresco 
    Fred Trueman — Fiery Fred 
    Hugh Trumble — Little Eva 
    Daryl Tuffey — Hightower 
    Phil Tufnell — The Cat, Tuffers 
    Charlie Turner — Terror 
    Frank Tyson — Typhoon 

  • U
    Shaun Udal — Shaggy 
    Derek Underwood — Deadly 

  • V
    Michael Vaughan — Virgil, Vaughny 
    Dilip Vengsarkar — Colonel 
    Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan — Venkat 
    Daniel Vettori — Lucas, Danny 
    Lou Vincent — Flusher 
    Maharajkumar of Vizianagram — Vizzy 

  • W
    Max Walker — Tangles 
    Doug Walters — Freddie, Bikki 
    Shane Warne — Warney, Hollywood, The Sheikh of Tweak 
    Shane Watson — Watto 
    Steve Waugh — Tugga, Iceman 
    Mark Waugh — Junior, Afghanistan
    (The forgotten waugh) 
    Cameron White — Carn 
    Craig White — Chalky 
    Jeff Wilson — Goldie 
    Paul Wilson — Blocker 
    Matthew Windows — Steamy 
    Paul Wiseman — Whizz 
    Bill Woodfull — The Rock 
    John Wright — Shake 
    Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis — The Two W's, The Sultans of Reverse Swing 
    Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell — The Three W's 

  • XYZ
    Jai Yadav — J.P. 
    Yousuf Youhana — Yo-Yo 
    Waqar Younis — Wicki, The Buruwela Bomber 
 

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