Cricket is one game where players from all over the world participate. Sometimes, these players tend to have names that can be hard to pronounce. But with practice, you too can do it. Here are players whose names sound different from their spellings:
The Australian pace bowler was a legendary figure but the “th” at the end of his name is silent. That is why when you pronounce it, it is Mcgra-h and not Mc-grath.
Correct pronunciation: Mcgra-h
One of the more colourful commentators out there and a former cricketer from Zimbabwe. His name can be quite the mouthful, but if broken down, can be pronounced immediately.
Correct pronunciation: Mpu-mele-lo M-Bang-wa.
If you cannot pronounce it even after this, just call him Pommy.
A player from South Africa with a name that seems hard to pronounce on first glance, Tsotsobe can be easily pronounced as Sot-so-bay. Please do not call him sot-sob if you get the chance to meet him.
Correct pronunciation: Sot-so-bay
Francois du Plessis:
Here’s a fun fact, did you know Francois du Plessis’ shorter name was Faf. Of course you did. You also thought Francois was pronounced the traditional way of Fran-suva. It is actually pronounced as Fraan-sua du Plessee. On second thought however, Faf seems better.
Correct pronunciation: Fraan-sua
A Zimbabwean cricketer who featured very often for them in the past decade or so, Mpofu is pronounced as Im-pofu. Actually, that isn’t very hard to pronounce.
Correct pronunciation: Im-pofu