The cricketing world has seen and experienced the services of some really good umpires. Here’s a look at the 10 most popular cricket umpires in the world:
The number 1 position on this list is taken by Harold Dennis Bird who has umpired 66 test matches and 69 one day internationals in his career. One the second position comes David Shepherd whose full name is David Robert Shepherd and he has umpired 92 test matches and 172 one day international matches. The famous Simon Taufel comes on the 3rd rank in terms of popularity and has stood as an umpire in 74 test matches, 174 ODIs and 24 T20 international matches.
Steve Bucknor is 4th on this list and he has umpired 128 test matches and 181 ODIs. Aleem Dar is another very popular umpire in the cricketing world and he has been an umpire in 74 test matches, 151 ODIs and 19 T20s till date.
Billy Bowden is also a popular name in umpiring and has stood as an umpire in 70 tests and 172 ODIs apart from 19 T20Is.Rudi Koertzen has been umpire in 108 test matches, 206 ODIs and 14 T20Is.Ian Gould is 9th on this list whereas the 10th place is taken by Tony Hill.