Australian batsmen Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Australian batsmen Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australia's David Warner hits a boundary during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match against England in Brisbane November 23, 2013.

Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australia's David Warner hits a boundary during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match against England in Brisbane November 23, 2013.

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Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australia's captain Michael Clarke (back) is congratulated by teammate George Bailey for his century during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match against England in Brisbane November 23, 2013.

Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australia's captain Michael Clarke (back) is congratulated by teammate George Bailey for his century during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match against England in Brisbane November 23, 2013.

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West Indies bowler Kemar Roach delivers during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach delivers during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. James Anderson of England appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. James Anderson of England appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Mitchell Johnson of Australia reacts after bowling during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

Mitchell Johnson of Australia reacts after bowling during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Michael Clarke and the Australian cricket team celebrate after beating the Black Caps to win the World Cup in Melbourne.

Michael Clarke and the Australian cricket team celebrate after beating the Black Caps to win the World Cup in Melbourne.

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Shaun and Mitchell Marsh (cricket)

Shaun and Mitchell Marsh (cricket)

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An imperiously powerful batsman from the moment he arrived at the crease, Laureus World Sports Academy Member Vivian Richards was a prolific run-scorer for the West Indies at Test level with 8,540 runs from the 121 matches he played. He made 24 Test centuries during his career at an impressive average of 50.23 and he also became the first West Indian cricketer to make 100 first-class hundreds - a feat he achieved during the 1988-89 season.

An imperiously powerful batsman from the moment he arrived at the crease, Laureus World Sports Academy Member Vivian Richards was a prolific run-scorer for the West Indies at Test level with 8,540 runs from the 121 matches he played. He made 24 Test centuries during his career at an impressive average of 50.23 and he also became the first West Indian cricketer to make 100 first-class hundreds - a feat he achieved during the 1988-89 season.

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