10 Best Cricketers of All Time
The history of cricket started hundreds of years ago during the 16th century. The game originated in southern England but today it is popular in Australia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies, and Southern Africa. Since its early days, cricket has produced many legendary players and here are the 10 best of all time:
1. Sir Don Bradman
Sir Don Bradman is considered the greatest batsmen of all time as he averaged approximately 100 in test cricket. None of the modern batting ‘Gurus’ are able to even come close.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
He has the highest number of runs in both ODI and Test formats, with over 34,000 runs under his belt. He is one of two players who are able to score a double century in an ODI match.
3. Garry Sobers
Garry Sober is one of the best all-rounders the world has ever witnessed. His temperament, class, and test match batting average is above many legendary cricketers.
4. Sir Vivian Richards
Richards is well renowned for his destructive and explosive batting skills. He averages 47+ in ODI with a SR of more than 90.
5. Kapil Dev
Under the Captaincy of Kapil Dev, India won their first World Cup title in the year 1983. He was a gifted batsman with phenomenal bowling skills. In short, Kapil was a genuine all-rounder.
6. Imran Khan
Imran Khan led Pakistan towards 1992 world cup glory with his outstanding leadership and cricketing skills. He is considered one of the top notch bowling all-rounders.
7. Ian Botham
Ian was the best all-rounder of the 1970’s, and probably one of the best all-rounders England ever has produced.
8. Dennis Lillee
Dennis Lillee is renowned as one of the most lethal bowlers of all time.
9. Jacques Kallis
If we talk about the best all rounders, no one can beat the elegance and class of Jacque Kallis. He has scored over 24,000 runs with 500+ wickets in his career. His class is matchless.
10. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muthiah the “King of Swing” is undoubtedly one of the greatest off-spinners of all time. He took exactly 800 wickets in his test career, a record which seems to be unbreakable after the introduction of T20 edition.