Liz Hurley and the Top 10 Cricket WAGs

Alex TelferFeatured ColumnistSeptember 28, 2013

Liz Hurley and the Top 10 Cricket WAGs

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    You might find them in executive boxes quaffing champers at a Test Match. You will find them in the ripe hunting ground that is the Indian Premier League. But you won't see them at Grace Road for a dull County Championship match.

    We are talking about WAGs of course. These days they are as much a part of cricket as linseed oil, the DRS and that annoying jingle that gets played during every lull in a T20. 

    TV coverage regularly cuts to the collection of exquisitely coiffured blondes and brunettes while the IPL appears to be contractually obliged to show them every 30 seconds.

    The most high-profile WAG action of late has been the nauseating courtship, fulfillment and now split between Aussie spin-king Shane Warne and English err...sort of model, Liz Hurley.

    Let's take a look at ten other well known cricketing wags.

Lee Furlong

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    First up on the catwalk of WAGs is Australian Lee Furlong.

    Although she sounds like a lower league footballer, Furlong is actually the wife of Shane Watson, having tied the knot with the burly all-rounder in 2010.

    One of the few WAGs to have gainful employment, Furlong is a TV presenter for Fox Sports covering primarily in cricket and tennis. 

    Watson has 2998 Test match runs at 36.12 and 64 wickets at 31.92.

     

     

     

Mashoom Singha

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    Mashoom Singha is a former swimsuit model who has become a wine entrepreneur...as you do.

    And somewhere along the line she enticed Aussie T20 specialist Shaun Tait.

    The pair are engaged after the Rajasthan Royals star proposed in Paris recently.

    It looks like beauty runs in the family as her sister Shamita Singha was crowned Miss Earth India 2001.

     

     

Jessica Taylor

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    Few were surprised when Kevin Pietersen completed his meteoric rise by hooking up with a pop star girlfriend.

    The performer in question is Jessica Taylor, a member of forgettable English pop band Liberty X, who is now his wife.

    Taylor is a jack-of-all-trades having tackled various professions including singer, glamour model, television personality and dancer. She even appeared on Strictly Ice Dancing.

     

Jessica Bratich

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    The Australian cricket team is obviously the place to be if you want to score a trophy wife.

    Next on the list is Jessica Bratich, who has been snared by left-arm paceman Mitchell Johnson.

    The former Karate black belt left her martial arts days behind her to move into the handbag industry, although obviously she does a bit of modelling too.

    The pair married in 2011 and became parents to Rubika Anne Johnson in 2012.

     

Daniella Anderson

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    The King of Swing, Jimmy Anderson snared another victim in 2006 when he netted former model Daniella Lloyd.

    Not to be confused with Danielle Lloyd, Daniella and Jimmy met in a London nightclub in 2004 and moved in together soon afterwards.

    Perhaps most famous for once having a fling with Liam Gallagher, these days she is a doting mother of two.

    Anderson remains the leader of England's bowling attack and took 22 wickets at 22.59 in the 2013 Ashes.

     

Shamone Jardim

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    South African model Shamone Jardim is probably one of the many people who think that Jacques Kallis is one of the great all-rounders of all time. She has to as she is also his girlfriend.

    The 37-year-old has over 13,000 runs and nearly 300 wickets. But it was his other attributes that turned Jardim's head.

    Everything about him is so nice. He's not just a great human being but also the perfect gentleman that any girl would look for. He can make you laugh even during pressure cooker-tense situations. That's why besides finding him hot, I also find him extremely cool.

    They got together in 2007 and according to the Times of India, marriage is imminent.

Kyly Clarke

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    With a name spelt as unconventionally as Kyly, this WAG could only be from Australia.

    In fact, she's married to the current Aussie Test and ODI skipper Michael Clarke who scored 381 runs in this summer's Ashes. 

    Following a well-trodden WAG path Kyly has worked as a model, a presenter, a weather girl and even dabbled in acting. These days she is an interior designer.

    If you get bored, then her website is a cracking read.

     

Riya Sen

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    Film actress and model Riya Sen has been linked to disgraced Indian paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth

    As well as the catwalk, Riya's career has gone from strength, and the 32-year-old can often be found in music videos, TV commercials and on magazine covers.

    However Sreesanth's days as a fast bowler are all but over after being found guilty of match-fixing and banned for life.

    Still it should give him more chance to concentrate on his love life.

     

     

Jeanne Kietzmann

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    Jeanne Kietzmann is the girlfriend of pace demon Dale Steyn.

    South African's third highest wicket taker charmed the beauty when he spied her in a restaurant, and their romance grew from there. As did her career which now includes acting and modelling.

    Kietzmann lists her hobbies as ballet, mountain biking, road running, hiking, acting, reading, meditating, painting and singing.

    Steyn's hobbies include bowling at 90 miles-per-hour and adding to his 332 Test scalps.

Rachael Flintoff

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    Rachael Flintoff, the wife of former England star and Ashes hero Freddie Flintoff, is a WAG extraordinaire.

    Talent-spotted at the age of 13, she modelled for teenager magazines through to more recent times where she has fronted a number of high-profile advertising campaigns.

    These days, she calls herself a businesswoman while Flintoff himself, seems to do almost anything as long as there is a camera present.