Is "Dizzy" otherwise better known as Jason Gillespie and so named after the musician?
1 Tubby - Mark Taylor (weight)
3 Punter - Ponting (a gambler)
4 Pup - Michael Clark (the younger brother)
8 Pistol -
11 Dizzy - Gillespie (after the jazz musician)
Think I know a few :
4/ Pup - Michael Clarke - because he was picked for Australia at a very young age 17? and his youthful looks ?
5/ Afghanistan - Mark Waugh - Took Australia along time to pick him after brother Steve, he became known as The Forgotten Waugh.
7/ Churchy - Adam Gilchrist - Last part of Surname I think ?
8/ Pistol - Paul Reiffel - Surname
9/ Oswald - Brett Lee - To do with his height, after a character in Seasame Street ?
I have no interest in cricket, but could it be because of Lee (Harvey) Oswald.
Churchy might be because of the ‘christ’ in Gilchrist. Possibly directly or somehow connected with Christchurch.
Some more thoughts (guesses, really):
I don't know who he is, but is the reason for "Alfie" something to do with the "Alien Life Form" character? There's a well know Welsh rugby player with the same nickname, and that's why.
Again, I don't know who he is, but is the reason for "Garry" something to do with the player being likened to Garry Sobers?
'Gilchrist' means 'servant of the Lord'. Does he have family connections with religion?
I've heard Adam Gilchrist being called "Gilly" ... is that it?
2/ Alfie - Justin Langer - was nicknamed after Alan Langer an Australian Rugby league footballer.
6/ Roy - Andrew Symonds - was nicknamed after Baseball star Leroy Loggins as the pair look almost identical.
10/ Gary - Nathon Lyon - got nicknamed Gary after Matthew Wade called him that in error in a match as there is Gary Lyon an AFL
legend and now commentator.
You are correct with 1 & 9 although 1 has already been correctly guessed.1/ Newlands. Capetown
2/ Sabina Park. Port of Spain
3/ Eden Gardens. Auckland
4/ National Stadium.
5/ Seddon Park. Christchurch
6/ Centurion Park. Port Elizabeth
7/ Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
8/ M. A. Chidambaram Stadium.
9/ The Basin. Wellington
10/ Kensington Oval.