Today Top 10 about is going to talk about world’s most successful cricketers in history. Yes, you heard it right. As we know there are many cricket teams on International level, so selecting the most successful cricketers in the world is one of the most discovering task. However after a wide research we have made a list of top 10 most successful cricketers in the world on the basis of their cricket career success. We have created this most successful cricketers list by keeping in mind all the international cricket teams. We believe that after checking out these successful cricketers list, you will agree with us. However if you think that any other cricketer deserve to be here in this list of most successful cricketers of all time, you can suggest us in comment section.
Top 10 Most Successful Cricketers in the World
10. Imran Khan
Imran Khan Niazi is one of the most successful Pakistani cricketers. He has also inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2010. Apart from cricket, he is a great philanthropist who leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Pakistani supporters used to call him fighter-jet. He led Pakistan national cricket team as a captain in 1992 when Pakistan managed to defeat England by 22 runs in world cup final. Imran Khan is one of the most famous name in the cricket history which can not be forget if we are talking about most successful cricketers in the world.
India’s most successful cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and also a super active Indian wicket keeper. Other than cricket records, Dhoni holds several civilian awards, as well. He is the only Indian captains who led Indian cricket team to victory in all the three major ICC tournaments. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only player to win ICC player of the year award twice. He is the cricketer who have played most number of matches being a captain. He has been ICC ODI player for the year 2008 and 2009. Besides he has been also honor with the Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India.
The list of most successful cricketers of all time is incomplete with Wasim Akram. He is the former Pakistani cricketer who has taken 916 wickets in both format of cricket ODI and Test. He is the only bowler who has took more than 400 wickets in both the formats after Muralitharan. He is recognize as king of swing and one of the greatest cricketers of all time. On his time, he has made so many fan following across the world.
Sanath Teran Jayasuriya was a former Sri Lankan cricketer and was also the captain of Sri Lankan national team holds several international records. Sanath is the only player to score more than 12000 international runs as well as more than 300 international wickets in ODI cricket. After Sahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya is the one who has hit 270 sixes up to date. This is reason he is recognize as one of the most successful cricketers in the world. Later on, Sanath entered politics as a candidate for Matara District in the year 2010.
Brian Charles Lara was a former West Indies batsman who has several records under his name. Brian Lara holds the records of scoring 400 not out runs in a Test match again England which held at Antigua in the year 2004. He was known as the Princey of Trinidad and has scored 745 unbeatable runs after which he got selected to the Trinidad National Under-16 team. Brian Lara is all time legend cricketer in the world who has very successful cricket career which make him deserving to be in this list.
5. Muttiah Muralitharan
Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan was a former Sri Lankan cricketer with a plethora of international and domestic cricket records. Deshabandu Muttiah Muralitharan was one of the most successful bowlers of the game. He is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He is holding the record of highest wicket taking bowlers in ODI and also highest wicket taking bowlers in test format. Murli has a record of 800 wickets in Test matches, 534 wickets in ODI matches and 13 wickets in T20 matches. Adding up to more than 1300 wickets in international cricket.
Ricky Thomas Ponting was an Australian cricket batsman and led Australian cricket team to won two-time world cup tournament during his legacy, as a captain. Apart from batting, he was also an active fielder. He is among those four batsmen who have scored over 13000 runs in Test cricket. He is also considered in the most successful captains in the history of cricket. Ricky Ponting’s record consists of 48 wins out of 77 Test as a captain during 2004 to 2010. He has also so many other achievements which make them deserving in this list of most successful cricketers in the world.
Kapil Dev is the man who leads Indian cricket team to won 1983 cricket world cup. He was one of the greatest all-rounders who not only has taken more than 400 wickets but has also scored more than 5000 runs in Test matches. Kapil Dev was also inducted into the “ICC Cricket Hall of Fame” in the year 2011. Let’s talk about one of the very funniest life happening, Kapil Dev was never run out in his 184 Test innings long career. Not only this, Kapil Dev never missed any of the cricket test matches as of fitness or injury issues. Whenever you will ask any of most successful Indian cricketers from Indian team, Kapil Dev will be on top.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Ten in his name and ten was his jersey number, as well. Sachin Tendulkar famous as Master Blaster was one of the greatest Indian cricket Batsman. He was not only the batsmen with highest ODI Centuries but also highest run scorer of all time in International cricket but also the youngest cricketer to reach 1000 runs in test cricket in 1992. A very funny fact related to Sachin Tendulkar was that the first car that he owned was a Maruti-800. He is also one of the most popular Indian cricketers of all time. Besides he is not only one of the richest cricketers in India but also richest cricketers in the world. Today every cricket lover quite familiar with the name Sachin Tendulkar.
Don Bradman was the greatest Australian cricket batsman, who is also known as “The Don”, has an invincible Test batting average of 99.94. A very interesting fact related to Sir Don Bradman is that The Australian broadcasting corporation has adopted Sir Don Bradman’s Test batting average of 99.94 as their GPO Box number. The GPO Box number is 9994. Cool yeah!