Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

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Being one of the most favorite games of all time, Cricket has never failed to win the hearts of the sports lover. It is indeed second most popular outdoor games in the world. In this post, we will talk about top class greatest cricketers of all time. Top10About have prepared a list of top 10 greatest cricketers in the world of all time. These are those cricket players who have been also recognize as one of the most successful cricketers in the world. It may be possible that we left any other great cricketer, so if you know any other cricketer who deserve to be occupied in this greatest cricketers list, mention it in comment section. However, after checking this list of greatest cricketers, you will agree with the fact that they are truly deserving players.

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

10. Ian Botham

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

This retired English Test cricketer particularly known for his flamboyant batting techniques is still the favorite of the world. His outstanding recovery against Australia gives him all the fame. Born on 24th November 1955, this cricketer commenced his career at the age of 15. He was a talented football player along with being one of the greatest cricketers in the world. He was recognize as one of the greatest cricketers all-rounder as he has made 5,200 test runs and 2,113 ODI runs along with 383 test wickets and 145 ODI wickets.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
Test 102 161 6 5200 208 33.55 14 22
ODI 116 106 15 2113 79 23.22 0 9

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg 5W 10W
Test 102 168 21303 10878 383 3.06 28.4 27 4
ODI 116 115 6199 4139 145 4.01 28.54 0 0

9. Ricky Ponting

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

Born in 1974, 19th December, this Australian cricketer has been a winner of world cup twice. He is not only one of the greatest cricketers in the world but also one of the most successful Australian cricketers of all time. His career existed in the golden era of 2004 – 2011. The specialist batsman is arguably known for his right handed techniques and close catching fielding. He gives numerous victories to the Australian Cricket team and he presented Tasmanian tigers in the domestic cricket. The cricketer got retired on 29th November 2012. He is the only Australian cricket player who have made 13,378 test runs and 13,704 ODI runs.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 168 287 29 13378 257 51.9 58.72 41 6 62
ODI 375 365 39 13704 164 42 80.39 30 0 82
T20I 17 16 2 401 98 28.6 132.8 0 0 2
IPL 10 9 0 91 28 10.1 71.09 0 0 0

8. Muttiah Muralitharan

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

There is no doubt to see here this name enlisted amongst the great cricket players, Muttiah Muralitharan was one of the best spin bowlers in the world. He took retirement in 2013. He holds the record of highest wicket takers in ODI matches and highest wicket takers in test matches.

This Sri Lankan cricketer also owns ICC Hall of Fame and ada derena Sri Lankan of the Year award. Muttiah Muralitharan was particularly known for his bowling action in international cricket matches. His technique was a false of question in several occasions and the cricket community. However, a biochemical analysis proved that nothing about the player was suspicious. Sixth International franchise player has his name amongst the all-time greatest cricketers of the world.

Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 133 230 44039 18180 800 51/9 2.48 22.7 55.1 67 22
ODI 350 341 18811 12326 534 30/7 3.93 23.1 35.2 10 0
T20I 12 12 282 297 13 29/3 6.32 22.9 21.7 0 0
IPL 66 66 1524 1696 63 3-Nov 6.68 26.9 24.2 0 0

7. Shane Warne

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

The world knows him as one of the greatest cricketers in the world of all time. He was born in 1969 on 13th of November. Being a former ODI Captain and one of the all time greatest cricketers in Australian team, he is particularly known for his amazing bowling techniques. Year 2000 witnessed Shane Warne to get selected by the cricket expert to become a part of five Wisden cricketers of the century. He has also been a professional cricket commentator and a poker player.

He officially took retirement from cricket in year 2013, July. The first test match was played by Shane Warne was in back 1992. The stupendous cricket player has a record of 708 test wickets which was later on broken by Muralitharan on 2007 December. Shane Warne has not only represented Australia internationally but has also being a part of domestic cricket. The era of 2005 – 2007 had Shane Warne as the captain of Hampshire.

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 145 273 40705 17995 708 2.65 25.42 57.49 37 10
ODI 194 191 10642 7541 293 4.25 25.74 36.32 1 0
IPL 55 54 1194 1447 57 7.27 25.39 20.95 0 0

6. Wasim Akram

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

This Pakistani cricket player was born in 1996, 3rd June. He is a great television personality, formal cricket player and first class commentator. Acknowledged particularly for his unparalleled bowling techniques, the left armed cricketer had significant pace with swing. He has always represented Pakistani cricket team in one day international ODI matches and test cricket. He has a world record in his name of keeping second maximum wickets in ODI matches. In fact, he is the only bowler after Murlitharan who has reached of 900 wickets all together in ODI and test matches.

Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 104 181 22627 9779 414 2.59 24 54.7 25 5
ODI 356 351 18186 11812 502 3.9 24 36.2 6 0

5. Imran Khan

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

This former Pakistani cricket player is recognize as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. However he is now a politician, philanthropist and a part of national assembly. Before entering politics, the talented cricket player served Pakistani cricket team for more than 20 years. Being one of the greatest cricketers in the world, Imran Khan has served the team intermittently through 1982 – 1992. He was the prime reason for Pakistan to win the cricket World Cup in 1992. He took his retirement from cricket in 1992 after having his Golden career. Just like all the greatest cricketers in history, Khan holds a world record of holding all-rounders triple . He was honored with the Hall Of Fame from ICC cricket in 2010.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 88 126 25 3807 136 37.7 57.8 6 0 18
ODI 175 151 40 3709 102 33.4 72.7 1 0 19
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 88 142 18644 8258 362 2.66 23 52 23 6
ODI 175 153 7447 4844 182 3.9 27 41 1 0

4. Garfield Sobers

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

Another all time greatest cricketers of West Indies is Sir Garfield Sobers who had his career in between 1954 – 1974. This all-rounder cricketer made first class debut for Barbados cricket. With the age of 16, he had scored much and had all the same under his name. He scored 8,032 runs along with 235 wickets in test matches which is enough to tell how big cricketer he was of their time.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 93 160 21 8032 365 57.78 0 26 2 30
ODI 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg 5W 10W
Test 93 159 20597 7999 235 2.33 34.04 6 0
ODI 1 1 63 31 1 2.95 31 0 0

3. Jacques Kallis

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

Born in 1975, 16th of October, this South African cricketer deserves his name in the greatest cricketers list undoubtedly. Jacques Kallis is recognize as one of the most successful South African cricketers of All Time. Being one of the world’s greatest cricketers, he has scored more than 13,000 test and 11,000 ODI runs with 292 test and 273 ODI wickets. In cricket history, there is no any all-rounder bigger than Jacques Kallis who have been consistent and outstanding through out his career. He was just a classic and legend cricket player which can not be forget any way in cricket history.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45.98 45 2 58
ODI 328 314 53 11579 139 44.36 72.89 17 0 86
T20I 25 23 4 666 73 35.05 119.35 0 0 5

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg 5W 10W
Test 166 272 20232 9535 292 2.83 32.65 5 0
ODI 328 283 10750 8680 273 4.84 31.79 2 0
T20I 25 19 276 333 12 7.24 27.75 0 0

2. Sachin Tendulkar

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

The former Indian opening batsman, Sachin Tendulkar is known to score highest runs in International Cricket matches which is enough to tell his level. He took up his career at a young age of 11 year. The winner of Arjun Award 1994 took retirement in December 2012. In India, Sachin Tendulkar is popularly known as by God of Cricket and master blaster. He the batsman with highest centuries and half centuries in both the formats of cricket ODI and test. He is also recognize as one of the most popular Indian cricketers of all time and most successful Indian cricketers of all time.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 200 329 33 15921 248 53.8 54.08 51 6 68
ODI 463 452 41 18426 200 44.8 86.24 49 1 96
T20I 1 1 0 10 10 10 83.33 0 0 0
IPL 78 78 9 2334 100 33.8 119.8 1 0 13

1. Don Bradman

Top 10 Greatest Cricketers in the World of All Time

Don Bradman aka Donald George Bradman was born in 2001, 25th February. With test batting average of 99.94, he is always cited as one of the greatest cricketers in the world. More than any other sports mint, Don Bradman has several records under his name. He had a career of more than 20 years with consistent achievements and seamless hard work. Known for his great focus and constant achievement, he had a dramatic comeback as the captain of Australian Cricket team where he made the world record of beating England. In fact, he is the only cricketer who has his image in coins and postage stamps. Also, he has a museum dedicated to his life.

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 9798 71.4 29 12 13 681 6

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