List of Nicknames of Cricketers

List of Nicknames of Cricketers: Players enter into the world of Cricket with only one name, but end up having nickname(s) given by fans, teammates, commentators, umpires and so forth. Check the complete list of nicknames of cricketers.
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List of Nicknames of Cricketers
List of Nicknames of Cricketers

List of Nicknames of Cricketers: Cricketers enter into the National Cricket Team of their respective countries with only one name, but when they leave the sport, they leave it with the nickname(s) given by fans, teammates, commentators, umpires and so forth. 

Through this article, let us take a look at the nicknames of cricketers along with the countries they are associated with. 

List of Nicknames of Cricketers

S.No.

Cricketer

Nickname(s)

1.

Shahid Afridi

Boom Boom Afridi, Lala

2.

Mushtaq Ahmed

Mushie, Jaadugar

3.

Saeed Ajmal

The Magician, Saeed Bhai

4.

Shoaib Akhtar

Rawalpindi Express

5.

Wasim Akram

Sultan of Swing

6.

James Anderson

The Burnley Lara, The Burnley Express

7.

Warwick Armstrong

Big Ship

8.

Mohammad Ashraful

Matin

9.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ash

10.

Michael Andrew Atherton

Athers, FEC, Iron Mike, Cockroach, Dready

11.

Trevor Bailey

The Boil, Barnacle

12.

Jonny Bairstow

YJB

13.

Omari Banks

Bankie

14.

Eddie Barlow

Bunter

15.

Gareth Batty

Boris, Nora

16.

Michael Beer

Froth

17.

Ian Bell

Belly, The Sherminator

18.

Richie Benaud

Diamonds

19.

Travis Birt

Edgar

20.

Allan Border

AB, Captain Grumpy

21.

Ian Botham

Beefy, Guy the Gorilla

22.

Geoffrey Boycott

Fiery, Boycs, Thatch

23.

Don Bradman

The Don

24.

Dwayne Bravo

DJ

25.

Mike Brearley

Brears, Scagg

26.

Stuart Broad

Westlife

27.

Katherine Brunt

Brunty, Nunny

28.

Jasprit Bumrah

Boom

29.

Mark Butcher

Butch

30.

Andy Caddick

Des, Shack, Wingnut

31.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzi

32.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

The Chanderwal

33.

Ian Chappell

Chappelli

34.

Roston Chase

Youngross

35.

Dan Christian

Dan the Man

36.

Michael Clarke

Pup, Clarkey

37.

Alastair Cook

Chef, Captain Cook

38.

Learie Constantine

Electric Heels

39.

Mark Cosgrove

Cossy, Baby-Boof

40.

John Crawley

Creepy

41.

Colin Croft

Bomber

42.

Kate Cross

Crossy

43.

Martin Crowe

Hogan

44.

Pat Cummins

Patto, Cummo

45.

Nida Dar

Lady Boom Boom

46.

Ian Davis

Wizard

47.

Phillip DeFreitas

Daffy

48.

Aravinda de Silva

Mad Max

49.

A. B. de Villiers

ABD, Mr. 360°

50.

Kapil Dev

The Haryana Hurricane

51.

Ted Dexter

Lord Ted

52.

Shikhar Dhawan

Gabbar

53.

M. S. Dhoni

Thala, MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool

54.

Graham Dilley

Pica, Dill

55.

Michael Di Venuto

Diva

56.

Basil D'Oliveira

Dolly, Bas

57.

Allan Donald

White Lightning

58.

Brett Dorey

Behemoth

59.

J. W. H. T. Douglas

Johnny Won't Hit Today

60.

Rahul Dravid

The Wall

61.

K. S. Duleepsinhji

Duleep Mr Smith

62.

Sophia Dunkley

Dunks

63.

Charlotte Edwards

Lottie, Chief

64.

Fidel Edwards

Castro

65.

Matthew Elliott

Herb

66.

Sean Ervine

Slug, Siuc

67.

Imran Farhat

Romi

68.

James Faulkner

The Finisher

69.

Steven Finn

The Watford Wall

70.

Andre Fletcher

The Spice Man

71.

Andrew Flintoff

Freddie

72.

Peter Fulton

Two-metre Peter

73.

Gautam Gambhir

Gauti

74.

Sourav Ganguly

Prince of Kolkata, God of Offside, Dada

75.

Joel Garner

Big Bird

76.

Mike Gatting

Fat Gatt

77.

Sunil Gavaskar

Little master, Sunny

78.

Chris Gayle

World Boss, Mr. T20, Universe Boss

79.

Herschelle Gibbs

Scooter

80.

Eddie Gilbert

Fast Eddie

81.

Adam Gilchrist

Gilly, Churchy

82.

Ashley Giles

Gilo, Skinny, Splash, The King of Spain, Wheelie Bin

83.

Jason Gillespie

Dizzy

84.

David Gower

Stoat

85.

W. G. Grace

W. G., The Doctor, The Old Man, The Champion

86.

Rebecca Grundy

Grunners, Carol

87.

Umar Gul

Guldozer

88.

Asanka Gurusinha

Gura

89.

Brad Haddin

BJ, Hadds

90.

Richard Hadlee

Paddles

91.

Mohammad Hafeez

Professor, Professor of Sargodha

92.

Alex Hales

Baz

93.

Haseeb Hameed

Baby Boycott

94.

Steve Harmison

Harmy, GBH (Grievous Bodily Harmison)

95.

Chris Harris

Lugs

96.

Ryan Harris

Ryano

97.

Chris Hartley

Hannibal

98.

Ian Harvey

Harvs, The Freak

99.

Shane Harwood

Stickers

100.

John Hastings

The Duke

101.

Nathan Hauritz

Ritzy

102.

Matthew Hayden

Haydos, Big Fish

103.

Rachael Haynes

Des, Dessie

104.

George Headley

Black Bradman

105.

Alyssa Healy

Midge

106.

Hunter Hendry

Stork

107.

Ben Hilfenhaus

Hilfy

108.

Jack Hobbs

The Master

109.

Brad Hodge

Hodgey, Dodgeball

110.

Matthew Hoggard

Oggie

111.

Michael Holding

Whispering Death

112.

James Hopes

Catfish

113.

A. N. Hornby

Monkey, The Boss

114.

Merv Hughes

Fruitfly

115.

Nasser Hussain

Nashwan

116.

David Hussey

Huss, Bomber, Junior Mr. Cricket

117.

Michael Hussey

Mr Cricket, Huss

118.

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzi

119.

Bert Ironmonger

Dainty

120.

Tamim Iqbal

Dot Baba

121.

Ravindra Jadeja

Jaddu, Sir Jadeja

122.

Phil Jaques

Pro

123.

Douglas Jardine

The Iron Duke

124.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Matara Mauler, Master Blaster, Sana

125.

Gilbert Jessop

The Croucher

126.

Mitchell Johnson

Midge, Notch

127.

Jess Jonassen

JJ

128.

Ernie Jones

Jonah

129.

Mohammad Kaif

Kaifu

130.

Romesh Kaluwitharana

Little Kalu, Little Dynamite

131.

Danish Kaneria

Nani-Danny

132.

Marizanne Kapp

Kappie

133.

Chamara Kapugedera

Kapu

134.

Dinesh Karthik

DK

135.

Michael Kasprowicz

Kasper

136.

Simon Katich

Kat

137.

Justin Kemp

Kempie

138.

Robert Key

Keysy

139.

Imran Khan

The Lion of Lahore

140.

Zaheer Khan

Zak

141.

Usman Khawaja

Uzzie, Captain Grumpy

142.

Delissa Kimmince

DK

143.

Michael Klinger

Maxy

144.

Heather Knight

Trev

145.

Alan Knott

Knotty, Flea

146.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvi, The Swing Prince

147.

Virat Kohli

Cheeku, King Kohli

148.

Nuwan Kulasekara

Kule

149.

Anil Kumble

Apple, Jumbo

150.

Justin Langer

Alfie, JL

151.

Meg Lanning

Megastar, Serious Sally

152.

Brian Lara

The Prince of Port of Spain

153.

Gavin Larsen

The Postman

154.

V. V. S. Laxman

Very Very Special

155.

Bill Lawry

Phantom

156.

Geoff Lawson

Henry

157.

Darren Lehmann

Boof

158.

Brett Lee

Bing, Binga, The Speedster

159.

H. D. G. Leveson Gower

Shrimp

160.

Dennis Lillee

FOT

161.

Clive Lloyd

Super Cat

162.

David Lloyd

Bumble

163.

Chris Lynn

Lynnsanity, Bash Brother

164.

Nathan Lyon

G.O.A.T, Garry, Gazza

165.

Charles Macartney

Governor-General

166.

Stuart MacGill

Mac, Magilla

167.

Ken Mackay

Slasher

168.

Farveez Maharoof

Fara

169.

Jimmy Maher

Mahbo

170.

Sajid Mahmood

Saj, King

171.

Lasith Malinga

Malinga The Slinga

172.

Ashley Mallett

Rowdy

173.

Vic Marks

Skid, Speedy

174.

Charles Marriott

Father Marriott

175.

Mitchell Marsh

Bison

176.

Geoff Marsh

Swampy

177.

Rod Marsh

Iron Gloves, Bacchus

178.

Shaun Marsh

SOS

179.

Frederick Martin

Nutty

180.

Damien Martyn

Marto

181.

Lloyd Mash

Bangers

182.

Khaled Mashud

Pilot

183.

Angelo Mathews

Angie, Superman, Jocka

184.

Greg Matthews

Mo

185.

Glenn Maxwell

Big Show, Maxi/Maxy

186.

Brendon McCullum

Bash Brother

187.

Bryce McGain

McGoo

188.

Glenn McGrath

Pigeon, Millard

189.

Graham McKenzie

Garth

190.

Brian McMillan

Big Mac

191.

Craig McMillan

Macca

192.

Colin Miller

Funky

193.

Keith Miller

Nugget

194.

Misbah-ul-Haq

Lone warrior, Tuk tuk, Man of Crisis

195.

Amit Mishra

Mishi

196.

Dave Mohammed

Tadpole

197.

Beth Mooney

Moons

198.

Roberta Moretti Avery

Big Mom

199.

Chris Morris

Tipo

200.

John Morrison

Mystery

201.

Mashrafe Mortaza

Koushik

202.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali

203.

Tim Murtagh

Dial M

204.

Phil Mustard

Colonel

205.

Mohammad Nabi

The President

206.

André Nel

Nella, Gunther

207.

Mfuneko Ngam

Chew

208.

Paul Nixon

Badger, Nico

209.

Monty Noble

Mary Ann

210.

Ashley Noffke

Noffers

211.

Marcus North

Snork

212.

Makhaya Ntini

George, Mdingi Express

213.

Iain O'Brien

Ober

214.

Chris Old

Chilly

215.

Kerry O'Keeffe

Skull

216.

Bill O'Reilly

Tiger

217.

Milford Page

Curly

218.

Shikha Pandey

Sikhipedia

219.

Monty Panesar

The Mont-ster, Python, The Beard to be Feared, The Sikh of Tweak

220.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Tiger

221.

Jeetan Patel

Dave

222.

Ellyse Perry

Pez

223.

Kevin Pietersen

K. P., Kelvin, Kelv, Kapes

224.

Liam Plunkett

Pudsy

225.

Kieron Pollard

Polly

226.

Peter Pollock

Pooch, The Big Dog

227.

Shaun Pollock

Polly

228.

Ricky Ponting

Punter

229.

Matt Prior

The Cheese

230.

Mustafizur Rahman

Fizz

231.

Suresh Raina

Mr. IPL, Chinna Thala

232.

Mark Ramprakash

Ramps

233.

Arjuna Ranatunga

Captain Cool

234.

Derek Randall

Arkle, Rags

235.

K. S. Ranjitsinhji

Ranji

236.

Abdul Razzaq

The Razzler, Bang Bang Razzaq

237.

Matt Renshaw

The Turtle

238.

Viv Richards

Smokin Joe, Smokey, King Viv, The Emperor, The Master Blaster

239.

Greg Ritchie

Fat Cat

240.

Jemimah Rodrigues

Lil' J

241.

Megan Schutt

Schutter/Shooter

242.

Virender Sehwag

Viru, Nawab of Najafgarh

243.

Mohammad Shahzad

Mahi, M. S., Shazi

244.

Rohit Sharma

Hit-Man, Shana, 264

245.

Sandeep Sharma

Sandy

246.

Anya Shrubsole

Hoof

247.

Peter Siddle

Sid Vicious

248.

Harbhajan Singh

Bhajji, Turbanator

249.

Mandeep Singh

Mandy

250.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvi, Prince

251.

Steve Smith

Smithy, Smudge, GOD

252.

Fred Spofforth

The Demon

253.

Alec Stewart

The Gaffer

254.

Andrew Strauss

Lord Brocket, Straussy, Levi, Muppet, Johann, Mare Man

255.

Washington Sundar

Washi

256.

Mark Taylor

Tubby

257.

Ross Taylor

Rosco, Pallekelle Plunderer

258.

Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket, Little Master, Bombay Bomber, Tendlya

259.

Jeff Thomson

Thommo, Two-Up

260.

Marcus Trescothick

Tresco, Banger

261.

Fred Trueman

Fiery

262.

Phil Tufnell

Tuffers, The Cat

263.

Charles Turner

The Terror

264.

Frank Tyson

Typhoon

265.

Derek Underwood

Deadly

266.

Max Walker

Tangles

267.

Georgia Wareham

Wolfie

268.

Shane Warne

The King of Spin

269.

Mark Waugh

Afghan - the forgotten Waugh, Junior

270.

Steve Waugh

Tugga

271.

Paul Wilson

Blocker

272.

Lauren Winfield

Loz

273.

Chris Woakes

Wizard

274.

Danni Wyatt

Waggy

275.

Suryakumar Yadav

SKY

276.

Bruce Yardley

Roo

277.

Monde Zondeki

All Hands

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