Top 100 Greatest Cricketers of All Time

The game of cricket is the second-most-followed game after football. From watching children play gully cricket to seeing professional players playing in stadiums, the one common factor that can be identified is the love and affection for this sport. Cricket is not just a game; it’s an emotion for many fans. Watching children dance on the Virat Kohli century or seeing a 70-year-old grandpa cry on the South Africa loss again in the knockout stages of the ICC Tournaments shows how much the game of cricket is loved by the people. and under such seamless emotion for cricket, thousands of legends were born who became one of the reasons for the wide popularity of cricket. So, here in this article, we have carved out the Greatest cricketer of all time.

We have prepared a list of the 100 greatest cricketers of all time. The decision was tough to make due to the long and impactful history of cricket, which has produced uncountable great players. The list has been prepared after proper research of many cricketers of different decades. The list can be a little different from your expectations; however, it was such a tough task to compare such extraordinary talents.

100). Abdul Qadir [Pakistan]

On No. 100, we have Abdul Qadir. He was a legendary leg spinner for Pakistan. Abdul was described as “a master of leg spin.” He was one of the greatest spinners of his generation. In November 2022, Abdul Qadir was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

99 Vijay Hazare-[India]

Vijay Samuel Hazare was India’s former cricket captain and will always be known for making make India first-ever win its first ever test cricket match against England at Madras. He also received the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. He scored 60 first-class centuries, the fourth highest for an Indian player.

98). Everton Weekes-[West Indies]

One of the hardest hitters in the world definitely deserved to be on this list. Sir Everton Weekes was one of the legends of West Indies cricket. Weekes holds the record for the most consecutive test centuries. He was among the “three Ws” of the West Indies cricket team.

97]Shakib Al Hasan, [Bangladesh]

Shakib is widely regarded as the greatest Bangladeshi cricketer and one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the ‘No. 1 all-rounder’ by the ICC in its player rankings in all three formats of the game.

96). Martin Crowe-[New Zealand]

Martin David Crowe was one of the country’s greatest batsmen. Martin was one of the legends of New Zealand cricket teams. He was named “Wisdom Cricketer of the Year in 1985 and was credited as one of the “best young batsmen in the  world.” The list without him would definitely be incomplete.

95). Daniel Vittori [New Zealand]

On the list, we have one more New Zealand team legend, Daniel Lucas Vettori. Vettori was the youngest male player to have represented New Zealand in test cricket. He was the first left-arm bowler to take more than 300 wickets in both test matches and one-day internationals. He was the master of drift and subtle variations in flight, speed, and length.

94). Andy Flower-[Zimbabwe]

One of the greatest wicketkeeper batters of all time was produced by Zimbabwe. He is widely regarded as the greatest Zimbabwe cricketer and is always known for his 145-run knock against India in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy.

93). Bishan Singh Bedi-[India]

Part of the famous Indian spin quartet Bishan Bedi landed on No.93 in the list. Bedi holds the record for most economical bowling figures in a 60-over ODI match. Bedi is always known for his bold opinions in the field of cricket.

92). Mohammad nabi-[afghanistan]

A former captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team is the most famous Afghan cricketer. Nabi played a major role in elevating his national cricket team to the top levels of international cricket. His efforts to make his country achieve top-level status are enough to bring him to this list.

[91). Mushfiqur Rahim-[Bangladesh]

The “Mr. Reliable” of the Bangladesh team comes to No. 91 on the list. Rahim is one of the most accomplished players ever produced by Bangladesh. Rahim had become the first wicketkeeper to record two double centuries by a Bangladesh batsman in test cricket.

90). Mohammad yousuf-[Pakistan]

A Wisden cricketer of the year in  2007. Yousuf holds the record of 1788 runs in a single year [2006] with an average of almost 100. What he has done is a dream for many cricketers. He surpassed the great Vivian Richards and became the highest test scorer in test matches in a single calendar year.

89). Greg Chappell [Australia]

Greg Chappell was one of the phenomenal batters of his generation. A former Australian captain who made a century in his debut and final test match. He was a great fielder as well; he holds the record for most catches in test cricket.

88). Saurav Ganguly-[india]

The greatest test captain, the greatest batsman, and the dada of the Indian cricket team Saurav Ganguly is truly one of the greatest cricketers ever born. He led India to win test matches outside the home country, and his shirtless celebration in Lords is one of the most memorable moments in cricketing history.

[87). Steve Waugh-[Australia]

A Hall of Fame Steve is one of the greatest cricketers of all time. According to Wikipedia, Waugh is considered the most successful test captain in history. Steve, as an Australian captain, led Australia to win the 1999 World Cup. His performance both with the bat and bowl made him on this list.

86). Stuart Broad [England]

After getting hit six sixes on consecutive six bowls to become one of the greatest test bowlers of all time, his broad journey was full of different experiences, but his hard work and dedication for his team are always remarkable. His duo with James Anderson is one of the most respected pairs ever. Facing them was a nightmare for batters, especially on their home grounds.

85). Michael Clarke-[Australia]

One of the most professional, reliable, and focused players produced by Australia in cricket history. Clarke was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2010 and Test Cricketer of the Year in 2013. His 151 debut test score against India in 2004-05 showed the world that he was going to do something special in the history of cricket.

84). Matthew Hayden [Australia]

Australian cricket Hall of Famer Matthew Hayden was the most powerful and aggressive left-handed batsman ever had by the Australian team. He holds the record for the highest individual score by an Australian batsman in a test with 380 run-knock. 

83). Stephen fleming [New Zealand]

Most wins for New Zealand as a captain, most elegant left-handed batter ever had in cricket history. The New Zealand charm, a great batsman, a great captain, and even a great coach’s words of appreciation are less to define Stephen Fleming. This list would be incomplete without mentioning his name.

82). Tillakaratne dilshan-[srilanka]

Dilshan is one of the best-rated Sri Lankan players in run-chases in ODI history. He has innovative and notable skills in all aspects of game play, whether with a bowl, bat, or field. He is widely known for his dilscoop shot. His perfection in the field is undeniably the greatest in time, which led him to this list.

81). Zaheer Abbas-[Pakistan]

Zaheer Abbas was a run machine in first-class cricket with more than 34000 runs and 108 centuries. An “Asian bradman” was one of the finest performing cricketers in history.

80). Denis Compton-[England]

Denis was one of the remarkable early legends of the English cricket team. According to Sir Bradman, he was one of the greatest cricket players he’d ever seen in his life. With more than 38,000 runs in first-class cricket and 123 centuries, is this even possible? I think it is possible for Compton.

79). Tom Richardson-[England]

Richardson is selected as one of the six giants of the Wisden century. Only in the name of honour can we determine his exceptional performance during his time. Over 200 times five wickets haul in first-class cricket, for a total of 2104 wickets.

78). Allan Donald-[south africa]                                                                                                        

One of the most successful pace bowlers and the first South African to take 300 test wickets, the ‘white lightning’ of South African pace bowling, Allan Donald, will always be known for his lightning quick bowling.

77). Fred Spofforth-[Australia]

Many people do not even recognise who Spofford was; fans of modern-era cricket are unaware of this legend. Regarded as the demon bowler of the Australian cricket team, he was the first bowler to taste the enjoyment of hat-tricks in test cricket. Stats are not enough to tell about his greatness.

76). Graeme Smith [South Africa]

The fastest South African to reach 1000 test runs, Graeme Smith, is recalled as one of the most memorable and significant openers for South Africa. Under his leadership, South Africa recorded 54 test victories.

75). Zaheer khan-[india]

When India was lacking in pace bowling attack, Zaheer Khan always came upfront for his team and created miracles for his team. 21 wickets in just 9 games, he was a key bowler in the 2011 ICC World Cup. His hard work and determination for his team led him to the greatest player list.

74). Steve smith-[Australia]

ICC test player of the decade from 2011–20 and cricketer of the year in 2016 by Wisden, Steve is regarded as one of the best test batsmen of an era. His amazing footwork on the pitch and ability to play fine strokes already made him the greatest cricketer. With 32 international test centuries and 12 one-day international centuries, he is among the top players of current times.

[73). Malcolm Marshall, [West Indies]

Playing for the nation and ending a career as the highest wicket taker is something that can be done by only true legends, and one of them is Malcolm Marshall. He was one of the most accomplished fast bowlers in the modern era of test cricket, and he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.

72). Fred Trueman-[England]

Fred was the first bowler to take 300 wickets in his test career. He was widely known as the fiery ferd due to his genuinely fast pace, with a bowling average of 18.29 in first-class matches. He is known as the greatest bowler in cricket history. Fred was also named one of the Wisdom Cricketers of the year in 1953.

71). Sydney Barnes-[England]

Most players of his time regarded Barnes as a bowler of the century. Many English players were true fans of his bowling style. He is one of the source of inspiration for many modern-era bowlers. Taking 189 wickets with an average of 16.43 is a record in itself.

70). Lance Gibbs [West Indies]

Age is just a number, as proved by Lance Gibbs. He is the oldest player to reach 300 test wickets at the age of 41. When other players of his age took retirement and enjoyed vacations, Gibbs was setting records. He is the true greatest player of all time.

[69). Nathan Lyon [Australia]

Lyon was the bowler who changed the view of other people, saying that Australia only has great pacers. In a team that is mainly dominated by pacers and has a history of great pacers, this man made his place along with Shane Warne as the most successful off-spin bowler for Australia, with more than 500 wickets in test cricket.

68). Jonty Rhodes-[South Africa]

Cricket is a game that is believed by most people to consist mainly of batting and bowling. But there was a man who could change the game with his fielding efforts. Jonty Rhodes changed the opinions of many cricket fans and made them believe that even a person with great fielding efforts can be the greatest player of all time. He was the first South African to take 100 ODI catches.

67). Richard Hadlee [New Zealand]

Sir Richard Hadlee is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. Hadlee was the finest bowler New Zealand ever had. He was chosen by wisdom as the second-greatest test bowler of all time. He is a great example for many pacers in the modern era.

66). WG grace-[engand]

One of the greatest English batsmen, he was the revolution to cricket. Before him, batters would either play shots forward or at the back of the field. He developed most of the techniques of modern batting. According to K.S. Rajintsinghji, he was the bible of batsmanship. He is widely recognized for his extraordinary skills as a batsman.

65). Shoaib Akhtar-[Pakistan]

The fastest bowler in cricketing history ever had a 161.3 kmph delivery. The Rawalpindi Express of Pakistan. Shoaib Akhtar was one of the most feared bowlers in his prime.

64). Garfield Sobers [West Indies]

Sir Gary is widely recognised as the greatest all-rounder of all time. He was among those rare players who are equally talented in all three aspects of cricket [bat, bowl, field]. The ICC inaugurated the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player of the year.

63). Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, [England]

“Father of Indian Cricket” Ranjitsinhji was a top-class cricketer and the greatest batsman of his time. His unique and individual style of batting brought revolution to cricket history. Many Indian talents, like Dinesh Kartik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, etc., get recognition for their excellent performances in the Ranji Trophy. Ranji Trophy was named in honor of Shri Ranjitsinhji.

62). Rangana herath-[srilanka]

The most successful left-arm spinner in test history, Rangana Herath, was the charm of the Sri Lanka team. He was the key Sri Lankan spinner in all three formats of cricket. His unforgettable figures in the T20 World Cup against New Zealand (5-3) led his team to the semifinals. Wisdom recognised the herath spell as the spell of the decade in 2019.

61). Mark Boucher, [South Africa]

South Africa has produced many great and widely recognised players, and one of them was Mark Boucher. Boucher is the only wicketkeeper player in cricket history with the most international test dismissals. Not only he was a great wicketkeeper, but he was also a key batsman for the South African team. His aggressive batting style and wicket-keeping skills made him one of the greatest.

60). Graham Gooch [England]

He was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation. Gooch is the third-highest run scorer for England. He is among the few players who scored 100 first-class centuries. His greatest knock came against India in the semifinals of the 1987 World Cup, propelling his team to the finals.

59). Curtly ambrose-[West Indies]

1992 Wisden Cricketer of the Year Curtly Ambrose was one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He was a top-rated bowler for most of his career. His long height, accurate line, and long bowl, coupled with his pace, made him a very difficult bowler to be faced by any batsman.

58). Gary Kristen [South Africa]

Gary Kristen is most known not for his batting style or bowling style but as one of the greatest coaches of all time. He made India win the 2011 ICC World Cup, and under him, the South African team was ranked No. 1 in the ICC test rankings. Gary was also one of South Africa’s most dependable batsmen.

57). younis khan-[Pakistan]

The golden days of the Pakistani team when they had players like Younis Khan in the middle-order batting lineup. Younis is regarded as one of the greatest middle-order batsmen in Test cricket. He is the only Pakistani batsman with 34 test centuries.

56). Ian Botham-[England]

Scoring a century in a test match and then taking 10 wickets in the same match sounds like a joke, right? But this milestone was accomplished by Ian Botham. He was regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders ever produced by the English team. Wisden recognised Botham as “a determined character who knows where he is aiming and who will, quite naturally and fiercely, address himself to the interesting view that he is overrated.”.

55). Brendon McCullum [New Zealand]

Brendon McCullum was one of the fastest openers of all time, and he is widely recognised for his fast-scoring abilities. He holds the record for the fastest test cricket century in 54 balls. As a captain, he led New Zealand into the finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup. His performance in the 2015 World Cup was mind-blowing. he has the ability to take risks and score boundaries with the start of the first ball. He is a fearless cricketer.

54). Jack Hobbs-[England]

With more than 61,000 runs and 199 centuries in first-class cricket, Hobbs is regarded as the master of the sport. He mastered to play all types of bowling; he was a master of his batting art. Critics describe him as the best batsman in the world.

53). Bill O’Reilly-[Australia]

O’Reilly was one of the best spin bowlers ever to play cricket. According to Sir Bradman, he was the greatest bowler he ever faced. He was a spin bowler who bowled like a medium pacer. He was not like other spinners; his style of spinning was to release a bowl with pace. This unique style made him one of the greatest cricketers in history.

52). Trent Boult-[New Zealand]

One of the masters of swing bowling, Trent Boult with a new bowl, is like a beast with a weapon. His destructive exploits with the new bowl made him one of the best bowlers of all time. He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2015 ICC World Cup and the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship.

51). Micheal hussey-[Australia]

Michael Hussey is also popularly known as “Mr. Cricket.” Was one of the finest players ever produced in cricket history. When people might give up on their dreams. Michael was determined to pursue his passion. He made his debut at the age of 28 and 30 in one-day international and test formats.

50). Ravichandran Ashwin-[india]

Ash is one of the best off-spinners of all time. Whenever there was a need, Ash was there to give a breakout. He can be called Mr. Dependent of Team India. He is also a lower-order batsman with five test centuries. Ashwin is the fastest bowler to reach 250, 300, and 350 wickets in test cricket.

49). Wilfred Rhodes-[England]

He was the first Englishman to furnish 1000 runs and 100 wickets in test matches. Wisden rated him as a dangerous run-getter. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 1889. He was regarded as one of the greatest slow bowlers of all time, and not only with a bowl he also mastered the batting techniques and became one of the most efficient batters of his time.

48). Alastair Cook-[England]

Sir Cook is one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time. Not only was he great with the bat, but he was also great with captainship. He is the first English player to win 50 test matches. His main focus was to make runs, not for his records but to help his team win, and this eventually led to the making of records.

47). lasith malinga-[srilanka]

An unorthodox round-arm action with curly hairs made him one of the deadliest and greatest bowlers of all time. a specialist in taking hat-tricks. Lasith Malinga had all the qualities to be one of the greatest; he is the first bowler to take 100 wickets in all three formats of the match. One of the memorable moments was when he took four wickets in four consecutive bowls against South Africa in the ODI.

46). Shivnarine Chanderpaul-[West Indies]

After a debut at the age of 19 and not scoring a century for consecutive three years, Chanderpaul endured much criticism. But such criticism did not let his morale down, making him one of the greatest batsmen of his era. He has scored 20,000 runs in internationals with 41 international centuries.

45). Shaun Pollock-[South Africa]

Shaun Pollock was one of the greatest and leading wicket taker bowler for south Africa. He was a bowling all-rounder with most centuries while batting at no. 9 or below. Pollock is the first South African bowler to take 400 wickets and holds the record for most maiden over by any bowler. He is one of the legends of South Africa.

44). Keith Miller-[Australia]

Keith was the legendary all-rounder of his time. He has made exceptional performances with both the bat and bowl. He was an aggressive, power-hitter batsman and a classic fast bowler. Sir Don Bradman is defined as one of the most volatile cricketers of any age.

43). Virender Sehwag-[india]

Sehwag is one of the most destructive batters of all time. His unorthodox style of playing test cricket is one of the rarest talents ever produced. His career strike rate in test cricket is 82.23. while openers of other teams tend to focus on giving a good start, but for Sehwag, it was just a matter of a few deliveries. He was honored as the Wisden leading cricketer in the world.

42). Inzamam-ul-haq-[Pakistan]

What is the relevance of great middle-order strength? It provides depth to the team and helps build innings. Inzamam was such a depth player for the Pakistani team. He is regarded as one of the best middle-order batsmen of all time. He was one of the team’s leading batsmen throughout the decade.

41). Victor Trumper-[Australia]

Victor was the most versatile batsman of his age. In 1903, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. He was known as the master of playing on bad and wet wickets, which other players found unplayable.

40). Kapil dev-[india]

Kapil Dev is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. Under his leadership, India won its first-ever World Cup in 1984. He was the first player to take 200 ODI wickets. His 175th knock against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup, when India was in a critical situation, is one of the greatest knocks ever witnessed.

39). Frank Woolley-[England]

With more than 145 centuries and over 58,000 runs in first-class cricket, Woolley was one of the greats of all time. He was a fantastic all-rounder and an excellent fielder; he has taken more than 1000 catches in first-class cricket. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009.

38). Dennis Lillee-[Australia]

Dennis Lillee is one of the most renowned Australian sportspeople of all time; he was regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. By the time of his retirement, he will hold the world record for most test wickets. His duo with Thompson during the 1974–75 ashes became one of the most brutal bowling attacks faced by England.

37). Mahela Jayawardene-[srilanka]

One of the greatest Sri Lankan players ever produced in cricket history. He is the first player to score 10,000 test runs. His duo sangakkara is one of the greatest partnership duos ever witnessed. His 374-run knock against South Africa is the highest score by any right-handed batsman.

36). Javed Miandad-[Pakistan]

The soil of Pakistan has produced many greats, and one of them was Javed Miandad. He is one of the finest batsmen in the history of cricket. He had impressive control on his bat. His 116 not-out knock against India in the final is a memorable moment for every Pakistani fan.

35). Ben Stokes-[England]

Sir Benjamin is one of the greats of the modern era; he is one of the best all-rounders of present times. His true efforts for his team made him the greatest cricketer of all time. His knock in the ICC World Cup final led England to win its first ODI World Cup in 2019. Stoke’s 135-run match-saver knock in Ashes in 2019 is regarded as one of the greatest innings of all time.

34). Shane Watson-[Australia]

Shane Watson was one of the great Australian all-rounder. His impactful bowling and batting skills made him one of the longest-serving No.1 all-rounder in T20 internationals. He was a destructive batsman in short formats of cricket.

33). Clive Lloyd-[West Indies]

ICC Hall of Fame Sir Lloyd is regarded as one of the greatest captions of all time. Under his leadership, the West Indies won two World Cups in 1975 and 1979. He was powerful and one of the middle-order strengths of his team.

32). Hashim Amla [South Africa]

The player with the fastest 3000, 4000, 6000, and 7000 runs in ODI’s is the only South African to score a triple century in a test match. He was one of the great opening batsmen of all time. His classic shots were a pure work of art. He was calm by nature and classic with a bat. Amla is sure a great of the time.

31). Joe Root-[England]

One of the “big four” of the modern era [along with Virat, Smith, and Kane Williamson], Root is one of the finest cricketers ever produced. His elegant style of batting, his determination, and his discipline towards his game made him the greatest player of his time. He is always compared with Virat Kohli in the race for the greatest player.

30). Dwayne Bravo-[West Indies]

Champion champion, everybody says Bravo is a champion! Bravo is a death-over specialist with both a bat and a bowl. He is one of the legends of short-format cricket. He is also known for his unique dance celebration style. His death over bowling for the West Indies in both the 2012 and 2016 ICC T20 World Cups was one of the major factors in helping them to win both titles.

29). Kane Williamson-[New Zealand]

The greatest batter and greatest leader of the New Zealand team. Kane is the most calm personality in cricket history. His calmness and fine class of batting make him one of the greatest cricketers of New Zealand and one of the greats of the modern era. He is the highest-ranked test batsman of 2020. The dominance that the New Zealand team created in ICC tournaments, kane is a key reason for it.

28). Kumar Sangakkara-[sri lanka]

One of the major players on the Prime Sri Lanka team, Kumar Sangakkara, was one of the greatest left-handed wicketkeeper batsmen ever. He has scored more than 28,000 runs in all three cricket formats, with 63 international centuries. He was honoured as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2012.

27). Sunil Gavaskar-[India]

The litter master of India, Sunil Gavaskar, is the true Indian-produced legend. Gavaskar is the true example for all the modern-era batters. No fast bowler, including the great West Indies bowler of his time, can ever dominate Gavaskar in his prime. He was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2009.

26). Adam Gilchrist [Australia]

Adam Gilchrist is known for his attacking batting style and wicketkeeping. He was the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. He is one of the player with the highest strike rates in ODI and test cricket in cricket history and has the second highest dismissals as a wicketkeeper after Sangakkara.

25). Len Hutton-[England]

Sir Hutton was the opening batsman who is described by Wisden cricketers Almanack as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He was an orthodox batsman who used to set the innings for his team rather than play in an aggressive style.

24). Dale Steyn [South Africa]

Steyn is undoubtedly the greatest fast bowler of the modern era. Steyn is one of the best bowling pacers produced in South Africa. He dominated the No. 1 ICC test rankings for a record 263 weeks. Batters were afraid to face his aggressive fast bowling. He had the ability to swing a new ball with a fast pace and accurate line and length.

23). Anil kumble-[india]

Anil Kumble “The Gentle Giant of India” was the greatest spinner the Indian team ever had. His unorthodox style of spin bowling was very criticised in his early days, but his outstanding performance for his team shut the mouths of all critics. He is the most successful Indian bowler of all time, with 956 international wickets.

22). Wally Hammond-[England]

Wally was one of the four best batsmen in the history of cricket. He was a power hitter in his early days but later converted his playing style to be more defensive. Wally has scored more than 50,000 runs with 167 first-class centuries, for an average of 56.10. The stats are enough to show wally Hammond greatness.

21). Sanath Jayasuriya-[Sri Lanka]

He is one of the greatest all-rounders ever to play. He is considered one of the greatest attacking batsmen of all time. Jayasuriya is credited with bringing revolution to ODI’s with his power hitting, which has now become the modern-day strategy of all cricket teams. He is the only cricketer in history to achieve 10,000 runs and take 300 wickets.

20). Chris Gayle [West Indies]

“The Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle,  is the greatest player in the T20 format. He is the only player to score a triple hundred in tests, a double hundred in ODI’s, and a hundred in T20’s. Gayle is an aggressive opener. Whether it is the first bowl of the over or the last bowl of the match, if Gayle is on the crease, then it is just a matter of seconds to see the bowl fly out of the ground.

19). Rohit Sharma-[india]

The “hitman” of the Indian team is one of the best players of his generation. He is widely known for his timing, elegance, batting, and power-hitting abilities. This year, under his leadership, India came out with the strongest campaign in the ICC World Cup of 2023 and led his team to the finals. Rohit has made several records, such as the most double centuries in ODI and the most centuries in the 2019 World Cup.

18). Rahul Dravid-[india]

Rahul Dravid is regarded as Mr.dependable and is also referred to as “the wall” of the Indian cricket team. He is widely known for his classical and finest batting techniques. His 270-run knock in Rawalpindi against Pakistan, which led India to win the series, is one of the most memorable innings of his career.

17). Kevin Peterson-[England]

Player of the Series in the ICC World Twenty20, Kevin Peterson, is the most complete batsman in cricket, and he was a key player for the England team. His greatest innings came against India, when England was suffering for 68-2. He made 186 runs and led his team to victory.

16). AB de Villiers-[South Africa]

Mr. 360 is one of the most destructive and unconventional players of the era. He is known for his list of unique and unorthodox shots. De Villiers is a talented person, and he also loves to play golf, tennis, etc. He has the fastest century in cricket history in just 31 balls. He was not only a great batsman but also a great fielder.

15). James Anderson-[England]

James Anderson is aging like a fine wine. He is not only the best bowler but also one of the greatest bowlers in cricketing history. Jimmy is always known for his breathtaking performances in test cricket. He has over 680 wickets in test cricket and holds the record for most wickets ever taken by a fast bowler in test history.

14). Jacques Kallies, [South Africa]

The Garfield sobers of the modern era. Kallis is one of the best straight-handed batsmen ever faced by bowlers. His orthodox style of batting and exceptional performances in both bowling and fielding made him achieve much greater heights. He was the backbone of the South African team. He has all the records that a great player could have attained in their entire career.

13). Waqar Younis-[Pakistan]

When we talk about waqar younis, the first thought that comes to mind is reverse swing. His 40 meters of run-up and unplayable reverse swing with more than 150+ kmph delivery was a nightmare for batters. He was a great player off the field and on the field. Waqar is the true greatest in cricket history.

12). Imran Khan-[Pakistan]

A fighter who fought till the last ball. Imran Khan was a fast-bowling all-rounder who could bat on any number for his team; he was one of the most fierce bowlers of his time and the greatest captain ever produced in his time. He had all that an inspiring cricketer would have dreamed of. His style, his dedication, and his determination for his team made him one of the greatest cricketers.

11). Ricky Ponting-[Australia]

You don’t even dare mess with Ponting. If his team was a gang; he was a gangster of all. He is one of the greatest ODI captains ever produced. In cricket history, we have seen many calm captains, but his aggression was the main element, which led him to become one of the greatest captains in history. He has 71 international centuries and more than 26,000 runs in international cricket.

10). Yuvraj Singh-[india]

One of the most influential match-winning players the Indian team ever produced. Yuvraj Singh is one of the most destructive batsmen, and his power-hitting abilities were always a valuable asset for a team. His six sixes in an over against Prime Stuart Broad on the pitches of Durbin in the T20 World Cup and his match-winning performances in the ODI World Cup of 2011 were memorable moments for all Indians.

9). Mahendra Singh Dhoni-[India]

Dhoni finishes off in style, as said by Ravi Shahstri in the 2011 World Cup final when Dhoni let India win its second ODI World Cup trophy by hitting six on the last ball. dhoni, popularly known as Mahi, is the hero of every Indian cricket fan. He is the most influential caption in cricket history. If fans had power, they would never let Dhoni retire from the Indian cricket team. Dhoni is one of the calmest people on the field, even when the Indian team was under pressure to lose the match, with a blink of an eye, he could turn the game in India’s favour. “Jersey no. 7 thala for a reason”. Also Read: MS Dhoni Centuries Outside India and Asia

8). Muttiah Murlitharan-[Sri Lanka]

The mysterious magician spinner with accurate line and length to turn the ball on every kind of pitch, Murli is the greatest spinner of his time. His bowling action was always a point of discussion and even got called unethical. But after all the tests made by the ICC, his action was legally approved. He has bowled 44000 bowls with an average of 6 wickets per test match, which is an exceptionally great performance ever seen or witnessed.

7). Brian Lara-[West Indies]

When you are a champion player, you can become great at anything you put your hands to. Brain Lara was one such champion player. When the West Indies team was in turmoil over not getting great replacements, he stood as a savior for his team whenever needed. He has created many humongous records in his entire career. He was one of those batsmen in the history of cricket who made bowlers bowl in those areas where he wanted them to pitch.

6). Wasim Akram-[Pakistan]

The sultan of swing, Wasim Akram, was arguably the greatest-ever Pakistani Fast bowler. His short run-ups and swinging the bowl in both directions are always difficult for a batsman to play. His ability to deliver at the right time when the team needed it made him one of the greatest bowlers ever. He was a genius with his bowling. His lethal bouncers and reverse swings made him the best-ever left-arm pacer.

5). Virat Kohli-[India]

THE MAN. THE MYTH. THE LEGEND. The one and only Virat Kohli is the best player in the world at the moment. His aggression, batting techniques [exceptional cover drives], and fielding make him the top. He is not just a player but a superstar in himself. one of the greatest run chasers of all time. Virat Kohli is the running machine for the Indian cricket team. He delivers his perfection from time to time, which makes him one of the greats.

4). Viv Richards-[West Indies]

When you saw Sir Vivian Richards walk out to the crease, his aura and presence were sufficient to put pressure on bowlers. He became the greatest in that time of cricket when all cricket teams had exceptional bowlers in their squads. His aggressive style of play and remaining relaxed in any situation of the game regarded him as a swagger on the crease. His total of 829 runs in the series against England, with an average of around 118, is one of the most memorable moments of his career.

3). Shane Warne-[Australia]

How would you describe Shane Warne in one word? There could probably be plenty of words to describe him, but all of them were not sufficient to describe his greatness. He was one of the players who laid the foundation for the great Australian team. If leg-spin was an art, he would be the Picasso of that art. He was a genius on the field. In 1993, when he bowled to Mike Gatting and took his wicket, that ball was declared the ball of the century.

2). Don Bradman [Australia]

What is the current best batting average in the modern era? Um, 50 or 60 max. Sir Don Bradman had an average of 99.94, which means a century per game. He holds the record for scoring a century in just 22 balls in first-class cricket. Today’s generation will always be unable to appreciate his greatness. From practicing alone with cricket stumps and golf to becoming the greatest of all time, he was the true “don” of cricket.

1). Sachin Tendulkar [India]

This name does not need any introduction. The “god” of cricket is the greatest of the greatest players in the history of cricket. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the master blaster of the Indian team. We are thankful to the Indian cricket team for producing the greatest of all time. Words are not enough to define his success. He was more than a player for Indian fans. He holds the record for 100 centuries in international cricket. Bradman considered Tendulkar to have a batting style similar to his.         Name of legendsTotal Matches               played    Total runs  Total wickets
1Sachin Tendulkar66334,347200
2Don Bradman526,9962
3Shane Warne3394,1721,001
4Viv Richards30315,261150
5virat kohli*51926,6469
6Wasim Akram4606,615916
7Brian Lara43022,3584
8Muttiah Murlitharan4831,9301,334
9Mahendra Singh Dhoni53817,2661
10Yuvraj Singh40211,778150
11Ricky Ponting54327,0828
12Imran khan2637,516544
13Waqar Younis3491,979789
14Jacques Kallies49424,868565
15James Anderson3771,613959
16AB de Villiers42020,0149
17kevin Peterson24012,62117
18Rahul Dravid50824,1775
19Rohit Sharma*46218,24311
20Chris Gayle48319,593240
21Sanath Jayasuriya55520,403421
22Wally Hammond857,24983
23Anil kumbale4033,444956
24Dale Steyn2651,637699
25Len Hutton796,9713
26Adam Gilchrist38315,189
27Sunil Gavaskar23313,2142
28Kumar Sangakkara59428,016
29Kane Williamson*34817,53773
30Dwayne Bravo2956,423363
31Joe Root*33818,83193
32Hashim Amla34918,672
33Clive Lloyd1979,49218
34Shane Watson30710,950291
35Ben Stokes*25410,165297
36Javed Miandad35716,21324
37Mahela Jayawardene59724,46414
38Dennis Lillee1331,145458
39Frank Woolley64328383
40Kapil dev3569031687
41Victor Trumper4831638
43virender sehwag35516,859136
44Keith Miller552,958170
45Shaun Pollock4117,300814
46Shivnarine Chanderpaul43220,64523
47lasith malinga340978546
48Alastair Cook25315,6761
49Wilfred Rhodes582,325127
50Ravichandran Ashwin*2754,020718
51Micheal hussey26411,6779
52Trent Boult*2461,005601
53Bill O’Reilly27410144
54Jack Hobbs615,4101
55Brendon McCullum43214,6761
56Ian Botham2187,313528
57younis khan40817,79015
58Gary Kristen28614,0872
59Curtly ambrose2742,078630
60Graham Gooch24313,19059
61Mark Boucher44210,2011
62Rangana herath1811,847525
63Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji159891
64Garfield Sobers948,032236
65Shoaib Akhtar224959444
66W.G. grace221,0989
67Richard Hadlee2014,875589
68Jonty Rhodes2978,467
69Nathan Lyon*15213,851534
70Lance Gibbs82488311
71Sydney Barnes27242189
72Fred Trueman67981307
73Malcolm Marshall2172,765533
74Steve smith*32315,83164
75Zaheer khan2922,022593
76Graeme Smith34717,23626
77Fred Spofforth1821794
78Allan Donald236747602
79Tom Richardson1417788
80Denis Compton785,80725
81Zaheer Abbas1407,63410
82Tillakaratne dilshan49717,671154
83Stephen fleming39115,2091
84Matthew Hayden26414,758
85Michael Clarke36016,62488
86Stuart Broad3444,309847
87Steve Waugh49318,496287
88Saurav Ganguly42418,575132
89Greg Chappell1619,441119
90Mohammad yousuf28817,2501
91Mushfiqur Rahim*44814,616
92Mohammad nabi*2655,096249
93Bishan Singh Bedi77687273
94Andy Flower27811,580
95Daniel Vittori4086,784667
96Martin Crowe22010,14843
97Shakib Al Hasan*43014,406690
98Everton Weekes484,4551
99Vijay Hazare302,19220
100Abdul Qadir1711,670368

[*]-current active players.

Note-  the upper given tabular list consists of only players international match performance.

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