The history of cricket started hundreds of years ago during the 16th century. The game originated in southern England but today is popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa. Since its early days cricket has produced many legendary players so today we’re going to take a look at the 25 best cricketers of all time.
If anyone thinks of the best batting wicket-keeper, certainly the name of Adam Gilchrist comes to mind. He was an aggressive left hand batsman, who destroyed the front line bowling attack of all the best teams.
When it comes to power, no player on this planet can hit the ball as hard as Gayle. He is a sensation whose batting is filled with extraordinary aggression.
Steve Waugh is one of the greatest captains and all-rounders of Australian cricket. He has represented Australia for 20 years and he has scored 10,000+ runs in Test cricket with a remarkable average of 51.06 (32 hundreds & 50 fifties).
Rahul Dravid has the best defensive technique in the world of cricket. He is also known as ‘The Wall’. Dravid has scored 13,000+ runs in test cricket with an astonishing average of 52.31. He has passed a score of 50 runs 194 times in his career.
Inzamam is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. He played an important role for Pakistan in their 1992 world cup victory. Inzamam has scored 129 half centuries and 35 centuries in his career.
Jack Hobbs has been named ‘The Master’ due to his brilliance when it comes to batting. He averages 56.95 in test cricket which is a remarkable achievement.
Wally is regarded as one of the premier batsmen of England as he scored over 50,000 runs in his first-class career and 7,000+ runs in test cricket with an amazing average of 58.45.
South Africa has produced two of the greatest all-rounders of all time. One is Pollock and the other is Jacque Kallis. Pollock was more of a bowling all-rounder, whose magical deliveries troubled all the great players. He took 421 wickets in test matches with an amazing average of 23.11.
Miadad is one of the toughest cricketers of all time and his attitude has made him a standout in the sport.
McGrath is considered the top bowler of Australian and world cricket. He bowls with a mediums fast pace and holds the record of most wickets in World Cup.
Sanath is one of the greatest attacking openers of world cricket. He is considered one of the finest all-rounders of all time, due to his aggressive batting and spin bowling. He has played over 400 matches in ODI.
Australia has won two consecutive world cups under his captaincy. He is one of the most stylish and classy batsmen and has dominated over all the best bowlers. Punter has scored 27,000+ runs and 71 centuries in his prolific career.
Brian Lara is one of the paramount ODI and test batsmen of all times. Lara scored the highest 400 runs in an inning of test cricket and has dominated the best bowlers in the world.
People remember Wasim Akram as the “King of Swing”. A very destructive Pakistani bowler, who’s bowling created serious problems for batsmen, he also scored 257 runs in an inning of Test match.