Top 10 Greatest All Rounders in the Cricket History Ever

Posted on March 13, 2019, 12:03 pm
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The cricket lovers can find their expected results in searching the world greatest all rounders in cricket history ever in this list who have performed best like Kapil dev, Imran khan.Who is the greatest all rounder in cricket history?

In case of cricket if you asked some cricket lovers to know that who is the Greatest All Rounders in Cricket History? A debate will be started among the presents for some minutes, an hour or a daylong by supporting each of their favorite players to win. Yeah, the debate is happening not just at present era but it comes from a long year back from the birth of cricket.

Top 10 Greatest All Rounders in Cricket History Ever

Regarding the situation, the cricket researchers are always trying to differentiate the Greatest All Rounder in Cricket history on the basis of their performance consistency, achievements, and some other tactics.

Top 10 Greatest All Rounders in Cricket History

According to the above mentioned criteria let’s have a look to some of the greatest all rounders in cricket history in the world.

The list below is about the greatest all rounders in cricket history on the basis of their actual performance in the most seasons. All the players are playing hungrily in both of their domestic as well as in their national teams to achieve the ultimate target; to become the champion among others.

10.Sanath Jayasuriya

The legendary Sri Lankan all rounder Sonath Joyasuriya stands among the most successful all rounders in cricket history. He was born in Matara, Sri Lanka on June 30, 1969. He was a bowler in the initial part of his career but gradually he focused on his batting to become a batting all-rounder.

Sanath played with historical performance as a national team icon for a long time. He had played with some other domestic cricket club like Colombo cricket club, Dolphins cricket club, Marylebone club etc. He also played with the IPL cricket star club Mumbai Indians.

His ODI debut was on December 26, 1989, against Australia and Test was on February 22, 1991, Against New Zealand. Sanath started his T20 journey on 28 June 2006 against England. His batting average in Test and ODI is 40 and 32 respectively.

Sanath Jayasuriya has redefined the term of the opening bowler in ODI’s. He made his international debut for Sri Lanka as a Slow Left arm Orthodox bowler. In T20 format, he was one of the best of his generation as scoring over 13000 runs and picking over 300 wickets.
This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

9.Rashid Khan

The most arising all rounders Rashid Khan is famously known as the Afridi of Afganistan. He was born in Nangarhar province of Afganistan on September 20, 1998. He is a regular team captain of the Afganistan National Cricket Team with the huge performance.

He was debuted in the national team on October 18, 2015, in ODI against Zimbabwe. In T20 he was debuted on 1st October 2016 against Bangladesh.

Rashid Khan played for Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League. In Pakistan Super League he is a player of Quetta Gladiators. As a team player of Indian Premier League, he is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad with most wicket taker and hard hitting batsman of the team.

He has taken 5 wickets in 4 per ODI innings and 1 per T20 innings. His best bowling title is 7/18 in ODI and 5/3 in T20 matches. Among 44 ODIs he has taken 100 wickets and from 29 T20 it’s 47 wickets in total.

His batting action is gradually becoming the hardest opposition to the bowler. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

8.Shahid Afridi

The Pakistani spinner Shahid Afridi is popularly known as an all-rounder in the world. He is a Right-arm leg break bowler with huge wicket taker and a drastic batsman also.

Afridi has taken 48 wickets from just 27 Tests and 395 wickets from 398 ODIs. In T20 he has got 97 wickets from 98 matches. His best bowling title is 5/52 in Test, 7/12 in ODI and 4/11 in T20.

Shahid Afridi is most popular for his aggressive batting style and for a lot of international records including Most Number of Sixes, longest six in the history of cricket, scoring maximum (32) runs in one over,  the fastest 100 in ODI’s (37 balls).

Shahid Afridi is popularly known “LALA” in his team members and as “BOOM BOOM” in his fans. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

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7.Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is an all-rounder player with consistent performance. His performances rewarded him as the captain of most growing Bangladesh Cricket Team.

The Bangladeshi slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler Shakib Al Hasan made his first debut in ODI on 6 August 2006 against Zimbabwe. He made his debut against the same team on 28 November 2006.

In test cricket his first match was against India on 18 may 2007. He seems to be one of the all-time best spin bowlers of Bangladesh.

Shakib got 188 wickets in 51 Tests matches and in ODI it’s 235 from 185 matches. He has taken 74 T20 wickets in just 61 matches. In 17 per innings, he has got 5 wickets in each match. His best bowling title is 7/36 in Test, 5/47 in ODI and 4/15 in T20 cricket.

Shakib is only a regular player in IPL, Big Bash and CPL with an effective performance from Bangladesh. He is famously known for his slow left arm orthodox bowling.

His batting average in Test, ODI and T20 is 40, 34 and 23 respectively. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

6.Shaun Pollock

The all-time legendary all-rounder player Shaun Pollock was a South African hero in cricket. He was born in Durban of South Africa on 27 February 1944. Sir Bradman thought that Pollock was the finest left handed batsman in cricket.

He started his Test cricket journey on December 6, 1963, with aggressive beating through the bat. His first test match was with Australia.

Pollock is famously recognized for his batting average of 60.97 in test cricket history. He flourished his career as long as seven years at a stretch. He had made 7 time centuries and 11 fifties from just 23 test matches. His 274 was a long term recorded runs in South African cricket.

In the bowling side, Pollock is the best for his accuracy in delivering a swinging ball. He is considered as one of the most consistent bowlers in world cricket.  He holds the record of the maximum wicket takers in Test matches (421).

In ODIs, he holds the record amongst bowlers with more than 300 wickets. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in the cricket history.

5.Sunil Narine

The West-Indian present drastic all-rounder Sunil Narine is a Right-arm off break spin bowler with the hardest batting. He made his Test debut on 7 June 2012 against England and ODI on 5 December 2011 against Pakistan. He is a regular player of Kolkata Knight Riders of IPL.

Narine has taken 50 wickets from 48 T20s and 98 wickets in 56 ODIs. His best bowling title is 4/12 in T20 and 6/27 in ODI cricket. His timely and hardest batting is now a bad dream for the bowlers in all formats.

He is very dangerous in T20 format. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

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4.Ian Botham

Ian Botham is one of the greatest English players who were the fastest to reach the landmark of 1000 Test runs and 100 wickets. His average is 33.54 with the bat in Test matches and picked up 383 wickets.

He has scored 14 centuries and 22 half-centuries with the strike rate of 60.71 in his career. Botham is mostly known for single-handedly awarding England the Ashes in 1980-81 by scoring 399 runs and picked up 34 wickets in a series.

This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

3.Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev is one of India’s greatest all-rounders ever. He has become the second bowler in world history by crossing 400 Test wickets, ending with 434 that is a world record.

With the bat, he has scored 800 at an average of 31.05. He is famously known as “Haryana Hurricane” India’s greatest all-rounder ever, and indeed India’s greatest fast bowler.

During the 1983 World Cup, Dev snatched 253 wickets and his knock of 175 against Zimbabwe in ODIs, That made him as one of the greatest all-rounders in the world. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

2.Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is often remained under the shadows of his famed compared with Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, and Brian Lara.

His 13,289 Test runs at an average of 55.37 with 45 centuries and 292 Test wickets in 166 games made him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history. He has scored over 10,000 runs, picking up 272 wickets in 328 matches.

He is unquestionably the greatest all-rounder of the modern cricket. As a batsman, Kallis has averaged 57.02; including 41 centuries and 55 half-centuries that average is the highest of any current player. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

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1.Imran Khan

Imran Khan is the heroic captain of Pakistan who beat India at first in 1987. He achieved 3000 runs and 300 wickets as the second fastest in cricket. He played 58 tests and 175 ODIs in his career. He made a victory of winning the 1992 World Cup against England.

The former Pakistani Legendary cricketer Imran Khan Niazi was born on 25 November 1952. He played under Pakistan national cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century.

Imran Khan was the most successful captain in the history of Pakistan cricket by leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup. This statistics makes him as one of the greatest all rounders in cricket history.

 

Cricket is a game of combination. In cricket there may have a number of all rounders in comprising with some others. In the history of cricket some legendary all rounder players are known as the best all rounders players in the world.

All rounder players are seemed to be right partner whenever in combined play with the team. The cricket lovers can find their expected results in searching the world greatest all rounders in cricket history ever in this list.

 

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