10 Hottest Male Cricket Players In The World (2024 Updated)

Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT
Published by Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer
Last updated: May 10, 2024
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In cricket, a player's legacy is shaped by their skill and performance, yet some cricketers stand out for their unique style and charm.

In a recent discussion with fellow trainers, we compiled a list of cricketers who are not only top in their game, but also have striking looks.

Who are these players, and how do they become global icons beyond the pitch?

Before reading, make a list of your own and see if your top picks agree with ours.

Hottest Male Cricketers in the World

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, cricket could be the ultimate endurance sport, defined as a “subset of sports in which the goal is prolonged athletic output, over an extended distance or for an extended period of time” [1].

Here’s our list of the most handsome cricketers who embody mental and physical endurance to succeed at the game.

10. Kevin Petersen

I've watched Kevin Pietersen, a name that echoes cricketing brilliance, evolve from an extraordinary international player for England to a seasoned commentator. His journey, marked by skill and dedication, is a testament to his unwavering excellence.

Right-handed in both batting and occasional off-spin bowling, he made waves in the cricketing world between 2005 and 2014.

 

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But it's not just his on-field prowess that has captured attention. Known as a devoted family man, Pietersen also enjoys a substantial female fan base, drawn to his attractive looks and gentlemanly demeanor. Recognized as one of the Most Handsome Cricketers in The World, his charm only adds to his allure.

9. Michael Clarke

This handsome cricketer captained Australia in both Test and ODI.

I remember the awe-inspiring moments when Michael Clarke, with his impeccable form and technique, became the only batsman to score four double centuries in a single calendar year in Test cricket. Each stroke, each run was a display of his mastery.

Along with his test century achievements, this 6’2”, muscular right-handed batsman, nicknamed Pup, won the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy and Test cricketer of the year in 2013.

After his storied career, this former captain remained in the sports world as a cricket commentator and, most recently, as a co-host of the radio show “Big Sports Breakfast.”

8. Alastair Cook

I’ve seen Sir Alastair Cook’s evolution from a promising young player to one of the best left-handed opening batsmen in cricket history. With each match, his dark hair glistening under the stadium lights and his intense brown eyes focused on the ball, Cook displayed a combination of skill, grace, and athleticism that is as rare as it is captivating.

Hailing from Gloucester, England, he debuted for Essex County Cricket Club in 2006 and captained both the English Test and ODI (One Day International) teams.

Alastair Cook is also known for his musical talent and great culinary ability, hence his nickname “Chef.” Add these talents to his athleticism and striking good looks, and this English cricketer could be the object of any woman’s desire in or outside of England.

 

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7. Shane Bond

Currently a bowling coach for the Mumbai Indians, this hot cricket player had minimal exposure to the sport as a youngster, yet made a significant impact in his 120 matches played for New Zealand Cricket Team.

This New Zealand pace bowler played his test debut in 2001 but played less than two dozen test matches due to battling injury and being banned from playing in the Indian Premier League.

He is traditionally good-looking with dark hair and eyes and is considered one of the most stylish cricketers. His phenomenal leg strength, necessary for a fast bowler, allowed him to bowl over 156 kph (97 mph).

6. AB de Villiers

Suppose dashing good looks and professional accomplishments are what you find hot. In that case, you’ll agree with adding this 5’10” former captain to this list.

He was voted three times “Player of the Year” in international cricket and 25 “Man Of The Match” awards; these are just a couple of ticks on his accomplishment chart.

Most cricket fans are curious about their favorite player’s net worth, and I can tell you that this South African international cricketer is worth an estimated 21 million.

5. Shahid Afridi

Some may consider Shahid Afridi one of the most handsome cricketers coming out of Pakistan with his dark hair and beard. He is the former captain of the Pakistan Cricket team who was a right-handed batsman making his test debut in 1998.

Standing six feet tall with traditional Pakistani dark hair and eyes, Afridi is surely a good-looking guy.

Suppose a big heart adds to hot for you. In that case, Afridi is your guy, starting the charitable trust, “Shahid Afridi Foundation,” in 2014 to bring free food, treatment, and education to underprivileged Pakistanis.

“A player should never be selfish and should always contribute to team's victory.”

- Shahid Afridi

4. Shane Watson

Considered one of the best all-rounders to play the game of cricket, Shane Watson enjoyed a 14-year career contributing to all three aspects of the game: bowling, batting, and fielding, and was the first Australian cricketer to hit in all three formats of the game.

Perhaps the David Beckham of the cricket world, Watson stands six feet tall with stylish blonde hair, light blue eyes, and an engaging smile. Outside of cricket, Watson enjoys singing and playing guitar.

This handsome cricketer could be considered the whole package with his athleticism, style, sportsmanship, and business brains by launching a children’s sports clinic called “Let's Activate,” using songs, dance, and sports activities to promote good sportsmanship.

3. Virat Kohli

I remember the buzz around Virat Kohli, not just for his striking presence but for his formidable skill as a captain of both the Indian Cricket Team and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Being alongside him in numerous matches, I witnessed the leadership and skill that earned him the top-ranked ODI batsman title.

If you find dedication hot, you will love that. In my years of following cricket, Virat Kohli stands out. His loyalty and dedication are evident, having played for a single IPL franchise since 2008. Each game, each season, I’ve witnessed his unwavering commitment and exceptional skill unfold.

To maintain his incredible 5’9” muscular physique, the “King of Cricket” is a fitness freak but allows himself a cheat meal of “Chole Bhature,” a type of fried bread, once a month.

 

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2. Brett Lee

I still remember the electrifying energy Brett Lee brought to the field in 1999 during his first test match. As a fellow cricketer, witnessing his pace, precision, and passion was both a thrill and an education. Lee wasn’t just a player; he was a force of nature that redefined Australian cricket.

If you like stats that stand out, Lee is the first player to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals against Bangladesh in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

Not as big a film star as a cricket star, Lee has acted in a few movies, including “Victory” and “Unindian.” His 6’2” well-defined body suits him on both the cricket field and movie screens.

 

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1. Kevin Pietersen

When I think of handsome cricketers, my mind immediately goes to Kevin Pietersen. This English International Cricket player stands a very muscular 6’4” and played 104 test matches for England, scoring 8181 runs, scoring his first test century in 2005.

This right-handed batsman and the occasional off-spin bowler was born in South Africa and is known for being a family guy, marrying singer Jessica Taylor.

I’ve faced “The Ego” on the pitch, a nickname Kevin Pietersen wears with a blend of pride and humility. In the 2009 IPL auctions, amidst the buzz and anticipation, I watched him nab a 1.55 million dollar deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore - a testament to a talent I’ve both faced and admired.

 

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References:

  1. https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2015/02/13/is-cricket-the-ultimate-endurance-sport/
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Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT
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Lisa Lorraine Taylor, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health and is the owner of Taylor Made Fitness. Her philosophy centers on cutting through the hype and misinformation surrounding dietary supplements, focusing instead on practical, science-backed strategies for health and weight loss.
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