Last updated September 15th, 2013 at 09:42 pm
If you’re the cricket lover then you can understand the importance of an UMPIRE in the match. The whole match depends on the umpire’s right and fair decision. Umpires are also human beings and often will make mistakes during matches. Now in these days advanced technologies help them a lot as they can refer some tough decisions to the third umpire. Now let us sort out the performance of some of the best umpires countdown in the world of cricket.
1: Aleem Dar
Aleem Dar has a wonderful career in international cricket as an umpire. Dar proved himself as the best and accurate decision making in cricket. He is a 44 year old Pakistani born intelligent cricket umpire who enjoys a good reputation and won the umpires of the year awards from 2009 to 2011. He was retired now from first class cricket and now working a member of an elite panel of international cricket council.
2: Harold Dennis Bird
He was born in 1933 in England, and was a great cricket umpire of his time. He was popular for stopping play for whoever and not giving batsman out. “Dickie” bird is a retired English umpire has offered his services in 66 test matches and 69 one-day international matches up to 1995.
3: David Shepherd
He was one of the best-known umpires in the world. He was an English rising star born in 1940 and died in 2009. His famous by his nickname “Shep” and he contributed his services as an umpire in 92 test matches and 172 international matches including three World Cup finals.
4: Steve Bucknor
He offered his services in hundred and twenty eight test matches and hundred and eighty one One-day International cricket matches from 1989 to 2009. He also supervised four World Cup. This great umpire is born in 1946. I placed him on the list at the first top five umpires. He was also awarded by the “Order of Jamaica” in 2007 in the honor of his performance and services.
5: Simon Taufel
The 41 years old Australian umpire with an extra-ordinary track record is Simon Taufel. He was the winner of five continuous best umpires of the year awards after Aleem Dar. He offered his best umpiring in seventy four Test matches, one hundred and seventy four One-day International matches and thirty four Twenty-twenty matches. Simon retired in September, 2012 and now he is pointed as member of the ICC Elite umpires panel along with Dar. He officially announced his retirement in Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium. It was an emotional ceremony in which the Prime Ministers of two countries were present.
6: Rudi Koertzen
This gentleman on sixth stage is from South Africa and he is an ex-umpire of international cricket. He is famous as “RUDI” his nickname. He was standing up in one hundred Test and two hundred One-day international and fourteen Twenty-twenty cricket matches. He was officially nominated for the best umpire of the year twice in 2005 and 2006.
7: Billy Bowden
A stylish New Zea-lander umpire was born in 1963. He has started serving as an umpire from 1995 and he got the test match cap after five years of struggle, in 2000. He is also a member of the Emirates Elite panel of ICC. He has umpired in seventy Test matches and one hundred and seventy two One-Day International along with nineteen T20s matches.
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