The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on this day (October 30) in 1962. Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number (43) of ducks in Tests. Click the pic to read more about his brilliant career.

The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on this day (October 30) in 1962. Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number (43) of ducks in Tests. Click the pic to read more about his brilliant career.

Sir Garfield Sobers - Born in Barbados in July 1936, this former cricketer played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders.

Sir Garfield Sobers - Born in Barbados in July 1936, this former cricketer played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered one of cricket's greatest all-rounders.

England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

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England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

David Gower - one of the most elegant batsmen to play the game!

David Gower - one of the most elegant batsmen to play the game!

Ian Botham, David Gower and the Ashes. #uaesport #cricket #uae

Ian Botham, David Gower and the Ashes. #uaesport #cricket #uae

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