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Top 10 Handsome Cricketers in the World

Some cricketers have won hearts not just for their cricketing talent but also for their appearance. Check out a list of the most attractive cricketers in the world.

Umaima Saeed
Umaima Saeed

Last Updated: 2023-11-30

Dillip Mohanty

5 minutes read

Cricket stands as a revered sport in South Asian nations, captivating the hearts of enthusiasts and granting cricketers a spotlight akin to that of film stars and other famous personalities. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in India, where cricketers bask in unparalleled fame and adoration. Much of this adoration comes from the success fans have had backing their favourite players with some of the cricket betting sites we feature on the site, but now the allure extends beyond mere cricketing prowess.

Certain players garner admiration not only for their on-field skills but also for their charismatic appearances. Some players have become style icons over the years, and in fact, some former cricketers have acted in films. Below are the top 10 handsome cricketers in the world, in no particular order. 

Top 10 Handsome Cricketers in the World

Name Country 
Virat Kohli India 
Pat CumminsAustralia 
Kane Williamson New Zealand 
Jos Buttler England 
Irfan PathanIndia 
Ryan ten DoeschateNetherlands 
Graeme SmithSouth Africa
Naseem Shah Pakistan 
Brett Lee Australia 
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 
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1. Virat Kohli - India

Virat Kohli not only stands out as one of the premier batsmen globally but is also recognized as one of the most handsome athletes in India. In a comprehensive research report by the Indian Institute of Human Brands (IIHB) focusing on celebrities as Human Brands, Kohli was named India's most handsome and India's most trendy personality. 

With chiselled features and an athletic build, Kohli's physical appearance exudes confidence and fitness. His fashion sense adds another layer to his appeal.

2. Pat Cummins - Australia

Pat Cummins Reaches Home after World Cup.jpegPat Cummins is often regarded as one of the most handsome Australian cricketers. His charming eyes, in particular, have made him popular with women. 
Cummins tied the knot with his fiancée Becky Boston in August 2022 after six years of dating. They also have a child named Albie together. The couple often share glimpses of their married life on social media. 

On the work front, Cummins recently won the ODI World Cup 2023 with Australia. He played an important role in the win, picking up 15 wickets in 11 matches while maintaining an economy of 5.75 runs per over. 

3. Kane Williamson - New Zealand

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has a big fan following not just for his cricket but also for his looks. Beyond his exceptional cricketing talent, Williamson's charm radiates through his poised demeanour and affable nature. His unassuming yet confident presence on and off the field has garnered widespread admiration, making him a role model for aspiring athletes.

Williamson's grace under pressure and sportsmanship amplifies the allure of his personality. 
Williamson has two children, a daughter and a son with his girlfriend Sarah Raheem, whom he has been dating since 2015. Sarah was born in Bristol, England, in 1990. She completed her graduation from the University of Bristol and is currently working as a nurse. 

4. Jos Buttler - England

Jos Buttler MBE .jpegEngland's Jos Buttler is another cricketer classified as handsome. His striking features and chiselled jawline make him attractive and popular among women. Jos Buttler married Louise Webber in 2017 in a private ceremony. Mrs Buttler is a Pilates instructor, who often shares fitness tips on social media and YouTube. Jos and Louise have two daughters - Georgia Rose and Margot.

Buttler is one of the best white-ball players in the world. In 178 ODIs so far, the wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 4961 runs at an average of almost 40. In the shortest format, Buttler has an average and strike rate of 35.01 and 144.66. 

5. Irfan Pathan - India

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Among former cricketers, Irfan Pathan's name stands out in the list of the most handsome cricketers. In 2004, two teen sisters from Haryana fled home in hopes of meeting and marrying Pathan. The two sisters were on the road for nearly a month, looking for the bowler. “It was their childishness that led them to do such a thing,” father Surajkumar Valmiki told The Telegraph back then.

Pathan married Safa Baig on February 4, 2016, in a private ceremony in Mecca. Baig is a former model from Saudi Arabia.

Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on January 4, 2020. His retirement marked the conclusion of an international cricket career that spanned from 2003 to 2012. Post-retirement, he has been working as a commentator. 

6. Ryan Ten Doeschate, Netherlands 

Another former player who has been very popular with women for his looks is Netherlands' Ryan Ten Doeschate.

Primarily known for his prolific all-round performances, Doeschate has been a stalwart for the Netherlands cricket team. A right-handed batsman and medium-fast bowler, he made his debut in 2003 and made a profound impact on associate-level cricket. 

7. Graeme Smith - South Africa

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Graeme Smith, the former South African cricketer, has often been considered by some as having a rugged and charismatic appeal. His tall stature, confident demeanour on the cricket field, and well-groomed appearance have contributed to his popularity, including among women.

In 2011, Smith got married to Irish singer Morgan Deane in Cape Town. The couple have two children - a girl named Cadence Christine Smith and a boy named Carter McMorrin Smith. They split a few years later and in 2019, Smith got married to his girlfriend Romy Lanfranch. On 3 March 2014, Smith announced his retirement from international cricket.

8. Naseem Shah - Pakistan

Naseem Shah.jpegNaseem Shah, who unfortunately could not play in the 2023 World Cup due to injury, is among the most handsome young cricketers. Born in 2003, Naseem is only 20 years old but has already established himself as one of Pakistan's top bowlers. The bowler made his Test debut in 2019, and ODI and T20I debuts in 2022. 

9. Brett Lee

Brett Lee.jpgIn his younger days, Brett Lee enjoyed immense popularity for his charisma. Even at the age of 47, he continues to receive admiration for his looks. 

One of the best pacers in the history of the game, Lee claimed over 300 Test and 380 ODI wickets during his illustrious career. Lee announced his retirement from international cricket on July 13, 2012, marking the end of an era for one of the fastest bowlers in the game.

10. Brendon McCullum - New Zealand

Former New Zealand captain and one of the most flamboyant batsmen, Brendon McCullum's physique, coloured eyes and tattoos make him popular among women.

McCullum tied the knot with his long-time partner, Ellissa McCullum, on September 6, 2003, following a long period of courtship. He played his final Test match against Australia in February 2016, marking the end of an illustrious career that spanned formats. 

Umaima Saeed
Umaima SaeedSports Writer

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.