Patience, perseverance, time and inherited genes; all key contributing factors towards growing - and cultivating - an awesome beard, and there have been some fantastic facial hair pieces that have graced cricket fields throughout the years.
The macho moustaches and tight shirts of the 1970s may have slowly disappeared from the game, but they have been replaced by an array of bushy neckpieces.
Whether for religious reasons, comfort or fashion, beards continue to have a place in the traditional sport of cricket.
It could be said that the attributes required to groom extensive facial hair are transferable to surviving for long periods at the crease.
Nevertheless, not all candidates on this countdown plied their cricketing trade as batsmen.
Recent England Test debutant, Moeen Ali, has proven that a beard isn’t a hindrance when it comes to playing at the highest level of the game.
Sheer appearance, size and significance all play a role in determining the greatest beard in cricket.
Click below to unveil the top five facial furs that have rocked the cricketing world.
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