Memorable Ads Featuring Famous Cricket Players

Photo: Istock 

Photo: Istock 

It's that time of the year when most of America and the rest of the world are glued to their TV screens for the NFL Super Bowl. 

Yes this event attracts a huge amount of viewers (around 100 million) so it's no wonder brands spend millions of dollars on advertising to try and connect with the huge audience.

Over the years there have been some pretty iconic ads that have been shown during the Super Bowl, so we've decided to get on the advertising bandwagon to dig out some TV gold  featuring famous cricketers. 

1. BBQ at Richie Benaud's house for Australia Day
Who could forget the 2015 ad featuring late cricketing great Richie Benaud. The iconic cricketer turned commentator was featured doing a 'ring around' to get his 'friends' over for a good old fashioned BBQ, featuring the staple meat of choice... lamb! 

2. Australia Day Lamb 2016 Ad
It was always going to be hard for the team behind We Love Lamb to trump Richie's Australia Day Lamb BBQ from 2015, but they made a decent effort to try and amuse audiences once again with this years' lamb video featuring Australian cricketer Mitch Johnson. Although he may have retired from Test cricket this ad certainly shows that you never retire from backyard cricket. 

3. Shane Warne Advanced Hair Studio
Who could forget 'Warnie' and his long standing partnership with the Advanced Hair Studio. He has featured in countless ads for the brand,  trying to help men around the world keep the follicles on their heads. Here's a recent ad featuring the former spin king.  

4. Oh What A Feeling... Toyota! 
There's never a dull moment when some of Australia's best cricketing greats team up with comedians Stephen Curry and Dave Lawson. Over the years there have been a string of amusing ads featuring the duo and some notable sporting legends for Toyota. This ad from 2014 featuring the current player David Warner was a crowd favourite! 

5. Bonds Australia featuring Michael Clarke
He was the poster boy of Bonds for a number of years. Michael Clarke was regularly snapped in his undies for the brand but on this particular occasion decided to test his cricketing skills on the tennis court. Watch him go head to head with iconic player Pat Rafter. 

6. A WeetBix Kid
Most of us grew up on Weet-Bix, so it's no surprise that many of our Aussie cricket players are Weetbix kids too. Including Australian Captain Steve Smith who recounted his childhood days for this latest ad. 

7. When pop royalty meets Australian cricket
Remember that time the Madden Brothers decided to call Australia home for The Voice? The guys learnt the rules of 'street cricket' thanks to some help from the Australian Men's Cricket Team for a KFC commercial. Except there was one important person who didn't quiet get the memo... 
 

8. C'mon Aussie
Talk about a throwback and a half. Check out this Channel Nine ad from the mid nineties featuring The Aussie Men's Cricket Team singing C'mon Aussie! 

9. Beating tough stains on the road
There's nothing worse than staining your cricket whites, especially on the road. Never fear, cricketers David Boon and Rod Marsh showed viewers that you don't need a washing machine to beat tough stains.. just some Drive!