Top 10 Cricketers

Some cricketers are made only for cricket. They have already taken a place in our heart with respect and dignity. Ranking them is very tough among them. But one thing we can say they are the best.

Sachin Tendulker

Full Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulker
Born: April 24 1973 ( 44)
Nickname Tendlya, Little Master
Height 5 ft 5 inch

Tendulkar is the first player to score 50 Test centuries, and the first to score 50 centuries in all International Cricket combined. Still now he has 99 centuries in International Cricket that’s really makes cool about him. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODI) and is the leading run getter in test cricket. Tendulkar has passed 30,000 runs in international cricket on 20 November 2009, and has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award and India’s second highest civilian award. Finally he won the 2010 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for cricketer of the year at the ICC awards.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 69 115 0
ODIs 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 21367 86.23 49 96 2016 195 140 0
T20Is 1 1 0 10 10 10 12 83.33 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116 186 0
List A 551 538 55 21999 200* 45.54 60 114 175 0
Twenty20 96 96 11 2797 100* 32.9 2310 121.08 1 16 359 38 28 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 200 145 4240 2492 46 10-Mar 14-Mar 54.17 3.52 92.1 0 0 0
ODIs 463 270 8054 6850 154 May-32 May-32 44.48 5.1 52.2 4 2 0
T20Is 1 1 15 12 1 12-Jan 12-Jan 12 4.8 15 0 0 0
First-class 310 7605 4384 71 10-Mar 61.74 3.45 107.1 0 0
List A 551 10230 8478 201 May-32 May-32 42.17 4.97 50.8 4 2 0
Twenty20 96 8 93 123 2 12-Jan 12-Jan 61.5 7.93 46.5 0 0 0

Sir Donald Bradman

Full name: Donald George Bradman
Born: August 27, 1908, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Died: February 25, 2001, Kensington Park, Adelaide, South Australia
(Aged 92 years 182 days)
Major teams: Australia, New South Wales, South Australia
Nickname: The Don
Height 5 ft 7 in

Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. He is beyond any of the greatest batsmen who ever lived and the greatest cricketer of the 20th century. In 1930s and 40s Bradman was the world’s master cricketer, so far ahead of everyone else that comparisons became totally pointless. In 1930, he scored 974 runs in the series, 309 of them in one amazing day, and in seven Test series against England he remained a figure of utter dominance. During the match with Australia lost the Ashes only once, in 1932-33, when England were so spooked by Bradman that they devised a system of bowling, Bodyline, that history has damned as brutal and unfair, simply to thwart him. He still averaged 56 in the series. Though his batting was not classically beautiful, it was always awesome. For his unique playing style and the success story he made a place in core of our heart with full of respect and love.

Last Test : England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 14-18, 1948

 

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 69 115 0
ODIs 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 ## 86.2 49 96 2016 195 140 0
T20Is 1 1 0 10 10 10 12 83.3 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116 186 0
List A 551 538 55 21999 200* 45.54 60 114 175 0
Twenty20 96 96 11 2797 100* 32.9 ## 121 1 16 359 38 28 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 69 115
ODIs 463 270 8054 6850 154 #### ## 44.5 5.1 52.2 4 2 0
T20Is 1 1 15 12 1 #### ## 12 4.8 15 0 0 0
First-class 310 7605 4384 71 #### 61.7 3.45 107 0 0
List A 551 10230 8478 201 #### ## 42.2 4.97 50.8 4 2 0
Twenty20 96 8 93 123 2 #### ## 61.5 7.93 46.5 0 0 0

Ricky Ponting

Full name Ricky Thomas Ponting
Born December 19, 1974, Launceston, Tasmania
Current age 43 years
Major teams Australia, Antigua Hawksbills, ICC World XI,
Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, Surrey, Tasmania
Nickname Punter
Height 1.78 m

Ricky Ponting, the most uncompromising player of his generation. Australia’s most successful run-maker and only sits below the Bradman in the country’s overall ratings. As a batsman the only debate is where to rank him in the high reaches of the game’s greatest run-makers. He plays all the shots with a full flourish of the bat, the cover drive and the pull are particularly productive methods and knows only to attack. His breathtaking, dead-eye fielding is a force in the game by itself. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more centuries in Tests and ODIs combined than Ponting, he overtook Shane Warne’s 92 victories as the most by an individual, and he led Australia to 26 consecutive undefeated World Cup games.

Batting and fielding averages

 

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 ## 58.7 41 62 1509 73 196 0
ODIs 375 365 39 13704 164 42.03 ## 80.4 30 82 1231 162 160 0
T20Is 17 16 2 401 98* 28.64 302 133 0 2 41 11 8 0
First-class 289 494 62 24150 257 55.9 82 106 309 0
List A 456 445 53 16363 164 41.74 34 99 195 0
Twenty20 48 43 3 909 98* 22.72 819 111 0 5 75 25 17 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 168 36 587 276 5 Jan-00 Jan-00 55.2 2.82 117.4 0 0 0
ODIs 375 5 150 104 3 12-Jan 12-Jan 34.66 4.16 50 0 0 0
T20Is 17
First-class 289 1506 813 14 10-Feb 58.07 3.23 107.5 0 0
List A 456 349 269 8 Mar-34 Mar-34 33.62 4.62 43.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 48 2 12 23 1 11-Jan 11-Jan 23 11.5 12 0 0 0

Rahul Dravid

Full name: Rahul Sharad Dravid
Born: January 11, 1973, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Current age: 44 years 17 days
Major teams: India, Scotland, Asia XI, Canterbury,ICC World XI,
Karnataka, Kent,
Marylebone Cricket Club,Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Nickname: The Wall

Rahul Dravid was probably one of the last classical Test match batsmen His progress into the national side may have been steady and methodical rather than meteoric, but once there, Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new. He didn’t get opportunity since the last 4 years. He has scored more than 12000 runs in test cricket at an average of 54.58. Whenever he has made his century, India has won.

He is a cricket machine…simply he made for cricket and cricket is made for him…

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 31258 42.51 36 63 1654 21 210 0
ODIs 344 318 40 10889 153 39.16 15284 71.24 12 83 950 42 196 14
T20Is 1 1 0 31 31 31 21 147.6 0 0 0 3 0 0
First-class 298 497 67 23794 270 55.33 68 117 353 1
List A 449 416 55 15271 153 42.3 21 112 233 17
Twenty20 109 101 7 2586 75* 27.51 2271 113.9 0 13 311 34 23 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 164 5 120 39 1 18-Jan 18-Jan 39 1.95 120 0 0 0
ODIs 344 8 186 170 4 Feb-43 Feb-43 42.5 5.48 46.5 0 0 0
T20Is 1
First-class 298 617 273 5 16-Feb 54.6 2.65 123.4 0 0
List A 449 477 421 4 Feb-43 Feb-43 105.3 5.29 119.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 109

Brian Lara

Full name: Brian Charles Lara
Born: May 2, 1969, Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad
Current age: 48 years
Major Teams: West Indies, ICC World XI,Marylebone Cricket Club,
Mumbai Champs, Northern Transvaal,Southern Rocks,
Trinidad & Tobago,
Warwickshire
Height: 5 ft 8 in

He is pure class of a batsman absolutely no one will never bat like him1994. Lara’s 375 and 501 not out broke world records for the highest Test and first-class scores. At aged 14, he made 745 runs at 126.16, earning him selection for the Trinidad Under-16 team. A year later he was in the West Indies Under-19 side. In 1990, aged 20. Lara became Trinidad and Tobago’s youngest captain, leading them to victory in the Geddes Grant Shield. In that year he made his Test debut, scoring 44 and 6 against Pakistan. Dominant against all attack. The only batsman to score 100,200,300,400 and 500 in a single innings
Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 34 48 1559 88 164 0
ODIs 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 120 0
First-class 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88 320 0
List A 429 411 43 14602 169 39.67 27 86 177 0
Twenty20 3 3 0 99 65 33 86 115.1 0 1 11 1 0 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 131 4 60 28 0 2.8 0 0 0
ODIs 299 5 49 61 4 5-Feb 5-Feb 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0 0
ODIs 299 5 49 61 4 5-Feb 5-Feb 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0 0
List A 429 130 149 5 5-Feb 5-Feb 29.8 6.87 26 0 0 0
Twenty20 3

Sir Ian Botham

Full Name: Ian Terence Botham
Born: November 24, 1955, Oldfield, Heswall, Cheshire
Current Age: 62 years
Major Teams: England, Durham, Queensland,
Somerset, Worcestershire
Nickname: Beefy, Both, Guy

Began the most famous few weeks in English cricket history when Botham (under Mike Brearley’s captaincy) led England to an astonishing Ashes victory with three performances – two with bat, one with ball – of mystical brilliance. He remained an international cricketer until 1992, the great days became fewer. As his weight increased, his out swing became less effective. He could still hit a cricket ball with enormous power, but never once did he pass the ultimate exam of his era, scoring a Test century against the West Indians.

Ian was the best all-rounder of the 1970’s, and probably one of the best all-rounder’s England ever has produced.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 102 161 6 5200 208 33.54 8565 60.71 14 22 621 67 120 0
ODIs 116 106 15 2113 79 23.21 2671 79.1 0 9 197 44 36 0
First-class 402 617 46 19399 228 33.97 38 97 354 0
List A 470 470 64 10474 175* 29.5 7 46 196

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 102 168 21815 10878 383 Aug-34 13/106 28.4 2.99 56.9 17 27
ODIs 116 115 6271 4139 145 Apr-31 Apr-31 28.54 3.96 43.2 3 0
First-class 402 63547 31902 1172 Aug-34 27.22 3.01 54.2 59
List A 470 22899 15264 612 27-May 27-May 24.94 3.99 37.4 15 3

Virat Kohli

Full Name: Virat Kohli
Born: November 5, 1988, Delhi
Current Age: 29 years
Major Teams: India, Delhi, India Red
India Under-19s, Royal Challengers Bangalore

A typical modern-day cricketer, Virat Kohli plays his game aggressively, bares his emotions loudly in public. Yet retains the element of maturity that forms an integral part of every good and great player. Kohli himself readily admitted to committing mistakes and walking the wrong path in the immediate aftermath of becoming only the second India captain to win the Under-19 World Cup in 2008. He is one who can replace Sachin. He is the future of Indian cricket. He is the only person to score century against England this time in ODI.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 53 90 6 4209 235 50.1 7668 54.89 15 14 486 11 50 0
ODIs 179 171 25 7755 183 53.11 8544 90.76 27 39 721 81 86 0
T20Is 46 42 12 1686 90* 56.2 1249 135 0 16 180 32 21 0
First-class 85 138 13 6458 235 51.66 11571 55.81 22 22 799 26 81 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 53 7 150 70 0 2.8 0 0 0
ODIs 179 46 611 636 4 15-Jan 15-Jan 159 6.24 152.7 0 0 0
T20Is 46 12 146 198 4 13-Jan 13-Jan 49.5 8.13 36.5 0 0 0
First-class 85 21 618 324 3 19-Jan Feb-42 108 3.14 206 0 0 0
List A 213 53 675 697 4 15-Jan 15-Jan 174.3 6.19 168.7 c 0 0
Twenty20 207 44 454 661 8 25-Feb 25-Feb 82.62 8.73 56.7 0 0 0

Imran Khan

Full Name: Imran Khan Niazi
Born: November 25, 1952, Lahore, Punjab
Current Age: 64 years
Major Teams: Pakistan, Dawood Club, Lahore,New South Wales,
Oxford University,Pakistan International Airlines, Sussex, Worcestershire

Imran Khan is indisputably the greatest cricketer to emerge from Pakistan, and arguably the world’s second-best all-rounder after Garry Sobers. He took a mediocre side and transformed them into world-beaters, leading them to the World Cup title in 1992

Imran Khan led Pakistan towards 1992 world cup glory with his outstanding leadership and cricketing skills. He is considered one of the top notch bowling all-rounder’s.

His averages (37 with the bat, 22 with the ball) put him at the top of the quartet of all-rounder (Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev being the others) who dominated Test cricket in the 1980s

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 88 126 25 3807 136 37.69 6 18 55 28 0
ODIs 175 151 40 3709 102* 33.41 5105 72.65 1 19 36 0
First-class 382 582 99 17771 170 36.79 30 93 117 0
List A 425 384 80 10100 114* 33.22 5 66 84 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 88 142 19458 8258 362 Aug-58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 17 23 6
ODIs 175 153 7461 4844 182 14-Jun 14-Jun 26.61 3.89 40.9 3 1 0
First-class 382 65224 28726 1287 Aug-34 22.32 2.64 50.6 70 13
List A 425 19122 11312 507 14-Jun 14-Jun 22.31 3.54 37.7 12 6 0

Adam Gilchrist

Full Name: Adam Craig Gilchrist
Born: November 14, 1971, Bellingen, New South Wales
Current Age: 46 years
Major Teams: Australia, Deccan Chargers, ICC World XI,Kings XI Punjab,
Middlesex, New South Wales,Western Australia
Nickname: Gilly, Churchy
Height 1.86 m

Still he managed to score at a tempo – 81 per 100 balls in Tests, 96 in one-dayers – that made Vive Richards and Gilbert Jessop look like stick-in-the-muds. He achieved the World Cup final from Sri Lanka with 149 off 104 balls, slamming 13 fours and eight sixes, and added to his 54 and 57 from his previous two global triumphs.He was simultaneously a cheerful throwback to more innocent times, a flap-eared country boy who walked when given not out in a World Cup semi-final, and swatted his second ball for six while sitting on a Test pair.

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.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.6 6796 81.95 17 26 677 100 379 37
ODIs 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 9922 96.94 16 55 1162 149 417 55
T20Is 13 13 1 272 48 22.66 192 141.7 0 0 27 13 17 0
First-class 190 280 46 10334 204* 44.16 30 43 756 55
List A 356 343 19 11326 172 34.95 18 63 526 65
Twenty20 102 102 5 2622 109* 27.03 1869 140.3 3 13 296 120 74 22

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 96
ODIs 287
T20Is 13
First-class 190
List A 356 12 10 0 5 0 0 0
Twenty20 102 1 1 0 1 Jan-00 Jan-00 0 0 1 0 0 0