In cricket umpiring is the very difficult part other than any sports. All decision of cricket match is in umpire hand. They control game according to their decision. They have authority to give any decision they give decisions like Out, Not Out, Fours, Six and many other. Here we provide you information about the top 10 best cricket umpires of all time.
In this list Dickie Bird top the list with his best umpiring after that Aleem Dar stood on 2nd spot for best umpiring.
Top 10 Best Cricket Umpires Of All Time
1. Dickie Bird
Dickie Bird was born on 19th April 1933. Bird is professional English retired international cricket umpire. He loved s much by public during his long umpiring career. He is right handed batsman. Dickie played 1st class cricket for the Yorkshire and scored 2 centuries in 93 matches. His cricket career was end by the knne injury and he take retirement at the age of 31. He umpired in 69 ODI matches, 63 test matches and 3 wolrd cup final matches.
2. Aleem Dar
Aleem Dar was born on 6th June 1968. He is Pakistani cricket umpire and also former cricketer. Aleem was member of Elite Pannel of ICC Umpires. Won David Shepherd Trophy in 2009 to 2011. Before Umpiring Aleem played 1st class cricket for Allied Bank, Gujranwala, Lahore. He was the right handed batsman and leg break bowler.
3. Steve Bucknor
Steve Bucknor was born on 31st May 1946. He is former Jamaican international cricket umpire. Steve do umpiring in 181 ODI matches and 128 Test matches from 1989 to 2009 and 5 world cup finals from 1992-2007. He was the football player before doing umpiring and also mathematics teacher in high school. Bucknor awarded as the Order of Jamaica in 2007.
4. Rudi Koertzen
Rudi Koertzen was born on 26th March 1949. He was South African international cricket Umpire. Rudi played league cricket while doing job as a clerk in South African Railways. He start his umpiring in 1981 and he doing umpiring in 331 matches this is the record.
5. Billy Bowden
Billy Bowden was born on 11th April 1963. He is New Zealand cricket umpire. Billy suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis and leave the cricket. Billy was known for his dramatic signaling style. He stood in his 200th ODI matches between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington on 6th February 2016.
6. David Shepherd
David umpired in international cricket from 1985-2005. He has record of doing umpiring in 92 test matches most by English Umpire and also do umpiring in 172 ODI matches.
7. Ian Gould
Ian Gould was born on 19th August 1957. He was former English first class cricketer and also former member of ICC Elite Panel of cricket umpire. Ian was former chairman of English football club Burnham FC. He got retired from cricket umpire after 2019 Wolrd Cup. Ian Gould since umpiring in 2002 U-19 Cricket World Cup.
8. Nigel Llong
Nigel Llong was born on 11th February 1969. He is English cricket umpire and former 1st class cricketer. Nigel was the member of Elite Panel of ICC Umpire in 2020. He also played English domestic cricket in 1990 with Kent Country Cricket.
9. Marais Erasmus
Marais Erasmus was born on 27th February 1964. He was former South African 1st class cricketer also umpiring in international cricket in all three formats- Test, ODI, T20I.
10. Daryl Harper
Daryl Harper was born on 23rd October 1951. He is Australian cricket umpire also was member of Elite Panel of ICC Umpire from year 2002-2011. He got retirement from umpiring in June 2011 in India vs West Indies test series.