Cricket has witnessed many great players with miraculous talents that still amaze the fans.
Cricket is World’s second most famous game after Soccer and is played in almost every part of World.
However Cricket,was first played in 1844 and till today it has produced many talented players.
So,here are Top 10 Greatest Cricketers of all time: –
Sir Donald Bradman (Australia)
Sir Donald Bradman is acknowledged as greatest batsman of all time. Bradman have average of 99.94 in Tests.
Bradman has played 52 Test matches. In 80 Test innings Bradman has 6996 runs with 29 Hundreds.
It is not looking easy that anyone will reach near his average ever in Cricket.
Sir Viv Richards(Windies)
Sir Viv Richards is regarded as Best Batsman of all time. Attacking and dominant batsman.
Viv Richards used to dominate bowlers in both formats of the game. His approach was aggressive.
Viv Richards was Best ODI Batsman in 1975-1985 era.
Sir Viv Richards have scored 8540 runs in Tests at an average of 50.24 with 86 strike rate and in ODIs have scored 6721 runs with strike rate of 90.’
Too much of destruction Viv Richards has caused in his times.
Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as Best Batsman in the history of game. He is highest run-scorer in International Cricket.
Also known as “God of Cricket”. Tendulkar was a part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup-winning Indian team.
Sachin has many records to his name. Most Hundreds,Most runs,Most runs in World Cup etc.
In 24 years of International Cricket, Sachin has 18,426 runs in ODIs and 15821 Test runs with 100 International Hundreds.
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He was the first batsman to score double hundred in ODIs.
Sir Gary Sobers(Windies)
Sir Gary Sobers is considered as one of the best all-rounder to play game. He was a man who could do anything.
Gary Sobers can bowl both fast and spin and was much better batsman.
His 365 not out was highest Individual score in Tests which was surpassed by Brian Lara.
Sir Gary Sobers has 8032 runs in 160 innings at an average of 57 and 235 wickets.
Imran Khan was one of the most successful Captain. Always he led the team by front.
Imran is 1992 World Cup winning Captain who used to set example for everyone and was key player of Pakistan.
Imran has 7516 runs with 564 International Wickets.
Jacques Kallis(South Africa)
Jacques Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders ever. One of the complete package to play for South Africa.
He is the only man with 10,000 runs and 250 wickets in both the formats.
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Kallis is combination of Sachin and Zaheer Khan. In other words,he is “God of all-rounders”.
Kallis has scored 13289 Test runs at an average of 55 with 45 Test Hundreds.
Muttiah Muralitharan(Sri Lanka)
Most successful bowler in the both formats(Test and ODI). Many batsmans failed to survive against him.
He was the real wicket-taker. Muralitharan has 800 Test and 500 ODI Wickets. Overall,1347 wickets which is highest by a bowler.
Muralitharan has 67 five wicket hauls and has taken 22 times 10 wickets in a game.
Moreover,he was very economical as well having economy of under 4 in ODIs.
Another,one of the greatest batsman to play the game of Cricket. Although,he was behind Sachin.
But many big bowlers failed in front of them. He was also a brilliant Captain.
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Lara is one of the batsmans to have scored 10,000 runs in both the formats.
Lara has highest individual score by a batsman in Tests(400).
Shane Warne is regarded as best wrist spinner of all time. Almost every batsman failed in front of him.
He was very scary bowler in his era. Warne has 708 Test and 293 ODI Wickets and was handy batsman too.
Wasim Akram is known as ‘Swing King”. He is regarded as one of the best fast bowler in history of Cricket.
He could swing the ball in both the directions.
Akram has 414 Test and 502 ODI Wickets. In terms of batting he has over 6500 International runs.
There are many other greatest players such as Ricky Ponting,MS Dhoni,Adam Gilchrist,Kumar Sangakkara etc.