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    Great cricketing names

    There are plenty of players around with top quality names at the moment - props to Langeveldt for pointing out Hamilton Masakadza and Arnoldus Mauritius Blignaut on another thread, that got me wondering what other wonders world cricket holds. A few of my personal favourites are (apart from Masakadza and Blignaut of course):

    Dave Mohammed
    Kaushal Lokuarachchi
    Ian Daniel - a Sri Lankan with a Scottish first name is priceless!!
    Warnakulasooriya Vaas - that's Chaminda's real name!
    Dwayne Bravo - sounds like a superhero
    Charlie Shreck
    Tatenda Taibu - loving the alliteration
    Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman
    Stuart Matsikenyeri
    Alester Maregwede
    Mfuneko Ngam
    Lakshmipathy Balaji
    Mahendra Nagamootoo
    Dinanath Ramnarine

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    Roger Binny (80's Indian allrounder)
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    lol....has to be Dave Mohammad!...His parents should be knighted and DM should be given honnorary captaincy of the WI team!
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    Roger Binny is a good one!

    Agree with you pakster, DM would probably do a better job than Lara!!

    Robin Singh as well, Roger Binny jogged my memory.


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    How can we forget...

    Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

    lol...where the hell did joseph come from?

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    Wow, I didn't know that was his whole name! Joseph does seem a bit random.

    Loads of Sri Lankans have 4 or 5 first names - there must be a few strange ones in there. Still don't know where the hell Ian Daniel came from - it's not a stretch to say that he has one Scottish name and one Jewish one (in Biblical terms, although I might be wrong).

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    Ian Daniel's full name is actually Gerald Ian Daniel...

    Then there's my personal favourite, Amunugama Rajapakse Rajakaruna Abeykoon Panditha Wasalamudiyanse Ralahamilage Rajitha Krishantha Bandara Amunugama.
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    Barney Rogers is good.(Not really realted to cricket but there's this baseball player with the name Coco Crisp)
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    I rather like Sylvester Joseph, Andre Nel, Jacques Kallis and Tino Best.
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    Mark Ramprakash.

    That name isn't funny, but makes me shudder whenever I hear it.
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    Pat Symcox is pretty funny when said with a South African accent ala the Twelfth Man.

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    My personal faves...

    Gerhardus Liebenberg
    Keagan Africa
    Prabath Nissanka
    Dinuk Hetiarachchi
    Brett Schultz
    Ashwell Prince
    Gerrie Snyman

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    Two Ts is Hettiarachchi.

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