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Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time

15. Murali Vijay 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
He is the right-handed opening batsman in test cricket for the Indian team. He is also a part of the three-time champion team Chennai Super Kings. He has played brilliant knocks in both International and IPL matches.
His birthplace is Chennai and completed his education at Adarsh Matriculation School. he was earlier an undergraduate while studying in RKM Vivekananda college but now finally completed his graduation in economics from SRM University, Chennai.

14. Shikha Pandey

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Shikha Pandey is a former Indian cricketer and also an officer of the Indian Air Force. she is considered an India part-time all-rounder who could bowl at a medium pace and bat fluently in middle overs.
Shikha Subhash Pandey was born on May 12, 1989, in Ramagundam, Andhra Pradesh now it has changed to Telangana. She completed his matriculation and Intermediate with 90% plus aggregate marks. she was pretty much engaged in both her education and profession and never lost his focus and completed his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from Goa Engineering College.

13. Michael Atherton 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
He was one of the best opening batsmen for the England team who was fluent with his batting skills. he was selected to study in the prestigious Manchester Grammar School.
In his life a time arouse where he was asked to choose in between the two either to become a professional cricketer or to study history at Cambridge University. He eventually succeeded in achieving both degrees in history and played cricket for his University representing England.

12. Anil Kumble 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Anil Kumble is amongst the most successful and finest spinners of the Indian team. His record of 615 wickets in just 132 international test matches is still remembered by fans.
He was born on
17 October 1970 in Bangalore. He finished his primary school at Holy Saint English School. He was called “Jumbo” by schoolmates
The gentleman graduated with a B.E. degree from Rashtree Vidyalaya College of Engineering through the Mechanical stream. He was a qualified physician and knows all the basic theories on how to create magic in a cricket ball.

11. Misbah-UL-Haq 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Pakistan crucial middle-order batsman and now a former coach of the Pakistan team.HE captained the Pakistan team during the test match session.
Misbah UL Haq was born on May 28, 1974, in Mianwali, Punjab. He secured a good education after his father insisted and also he completed a BSc in Faisalabad. He then enrolled in the University of Management and Technology to pursue an MBA degree.


10. Ravichandran Ashwin

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
The right arm off finger spinner fastest to reach 350 wickets in test cricket along with Muttiah Muralitharan. On November 6, 2011, he made his first debut on Feroz Shah Kotla ground in New Delhi where he played his first test match. He was a part of Tamil Nadu domestic cricket and for Delhi Capitals in IPL. From there on he was handed Jersey no. 99 for his incredible balling figures.

He was born on 17 September 1986 in Chennai. He completed his primary section at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School after that he was sent to Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College for completing his Engineering. Ashwin also worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions before completely turning to cricket for a career.

9. Geoff Lawson

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Geoffrey Francis Lawson, OAM is an Australian Cricket coach and a former coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team. He was called “Henry” by his Teammates. Lawson was Australias leading fast bowler during the 1980s. He made his first international debut in the year 1980-81 before the debut he played for NSW in the year 1978 where his skills are very much praised by the whole crowd. He was considered as the best all-rounder in the late ’80s he was loved both for his fast Balling and Batting experience.

He was born on 7 December 1957 in Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
Education: Geoff Lawson was a qualified Optometrist with a Bachelor of Optometry from the University of New South Wales. He represented Australia for 9 years and retired in 1989. After retirement, he was assigned as Pakistan’s coach from 2007-08.

8. Rameez Raja 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Rameez Raja was a former opening batsman for Pakistan and captain. Raja represented Pakistan in the late 1980s and 1990s now he has been the serving 36th chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Association. After his retirement, he started commentatory in International Cricket Matches. He made his first International Test debut on 2 March 1984 v England. He was a right-arm leg-break bowler and a right-hand batsman.
He was born on August 14, 1962, he completed his Matriculation from St.Anthony higher secondary school and Intermediate from Government College University Lahore (GCUL).

7. Javagal Srinath 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Srinath, India’s lead fast bowler from the 1990s has 315 ODI wickets in 229 matches and 236 Test wickets in 67 matches. He started his international debut in 1991. Javagal Srinath was handed jersey number 7 for his amazing fast bowling and wicket-taking ability. After that Dhoni wore this number Jersey.

He was born on 31st August 1969. He passed his Intermediate from
JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru and his Engineering from Malnad College.

6. Saeed Anwar

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
One of the finest openers in the Pakistani batting lineup. He scored a total of 12,876 runs for his team. He was also the former captain of Test and ODIs. His highest score of 194 against India is still been a memorable one. He made his international debut on 23 November 1990 against West Indies.

He was born on 6 September 1968 in Karachi.
Education: Saeed Anwar majored in Computer System Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi. The opener later decided to choose the cricket career over his plans of a Master’s degree. He was also planning to move to the United States for higher studies.

5.Kumar Sangakkara 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
He was amongst the most handsome cricketers in the world.
Kumar Chokshanadan Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricket coach and cricket commentator, former professional cricketer, and former president of Marylebone Cricket Club. he was a left-handed batsman and a wicketkeeper. He made his international test debut on 20 July 2000 against South Africa. He wore jersey number 11.

He was born on 27 October 1977 at Matale, Srilanka. He received his education from Trinity College, Kandy.

He was awarded his school’s highest honor, The Trinity Lion and Ryde Gold Medal for his best performance as a student all around. He later finished his Master’s in law from the University of Colombo. He too played violin and chorister that shows his passion for music too.

4. Rahul Dravid

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
He was given the title ” the wall of Indian cricket”.Rahul Sharad Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. he made his International debut on 3 April 1996 against Srilanka in the Singer cup held in Singapore. He wore jersey number 19.

Rahul Dravid was born on 11th January 1973 in Indore. he finished his matriculation from St. Joseph’s High School, Bangalore. While he excels in cricket, he also holds a Degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

He was pursuing his MBA from St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration when he was selected to represent the Indian cricket team.

3. Imran khan 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Pakistan world cup winning captain. Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi HI PP is now the prime minister of Pakistan. He is also the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. he started his first-class debut at the age of 16 in Lahore. this medium pacer has worked quite hard on his balling action and was capable to add pace to his bowling which helped him in getting a lot of wickets. he wore jersey number 28.
He was born on 5th October 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his education from Royal Grammar School in England.

Later in 1972, he enrolled in Keble College, Oxford, and studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for three years. In 2005, Khan was appointed as the chancellor of the University of Bradford but had to step down owing to his political commitments.

2. Mike Brearley 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time

He was former England captain. He was a right-handed batsman and medium-pacer. John Michael Brearley OBE is a retired English first-class cricketer who captained Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England. he made his International debut on 3rd June 1976 versus West indies. He led his international team for 31 test matches till 1981.

He was born on 28 April 1942 in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
He was given the name “Scaggs”. He received his education from St.Johns College, Cambridge. Later, he captained Cambridge University from 1961- 1968, first as an undergraduate in Classical and Moral Sciences and then as a postgraduate student. Now he is currently working as a Physiotherapist and a Cricket journalist.


1. Aavishkar Salvi 

Top 15 Highly Educated Cricketers of All Time
Aavishkar Salvi is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and right-handed batsman. He made his International Debut on 11 April 2003 against Bangladesh .he was also a part of the Mumbai Indians team in the year 2011-13 and Delhi Daredevils from the year 2009-11.

He was born on 20 October 1981 in Bombay, Maharashtra.
Education: He is pretty much qualified compared to other players. He has completed Ph.D. in Astrophysics. Notably, it is work-related to space studies. An Astrophysicists works for ISRO and NASA. So Avishkar Salvi is the player who holds the highest education qualification among all cricketers.

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