Cricket originated in England somewhere in the 16th century and had since then expanded to Australia, Indian subcontinent, southern Africa and the West Indies. Cricket has given us many memorable players, but here is a list of the top cricketers of all time.
1. Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
A name feared by most opening bowlers, Gilchrist was a left-handed wicket-keeper batsman and has provided Australia leading edge in many matches.
2. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
There would be no other man in the cricketing world who can match this man’s prowess to hit the ball out of the park that’s he is known as The God of the Cricket.
3. Steve Waugh (Australia)
His association with team Australia for 20 years and more than 10000 runs in Test cricket with an average of 51.06 ask for his place in this list.
4. Rahul Dravid (India)
Better known as ‘The Wall’ for his defensive techniques, Rahul has more than 13000 runs in Test matches his kitty.
5. Jack Hobbs (England)
A man who was known for his staggering average of 56.95 in test cricket and was nicknamed ‘The Master’ for his expertise.
6. Wally Hammond (England)
Wally has the score of more than 50000 runs in his first-class career, and a test average of 58.45 would be enough to justify his position in this list.
7. Shaun Pollock (South Africa)
One of the masterminds of contemporary cricket, Pollock showed the significance of an all-rounder in world cricket.
8. Glenn Donald McGrath (Australia)
One of the top bowlers of International as well as Australian cricket, McGrath holds the record for highest number of wickets in a World Cup.
9. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Two consecutive world cups, 27000+ runs and 71 centuries. This much should do just fine, won’t it?
10. Brian Lara (West Indies)
Class and technique are this man’s keys to success in cricket. His highest score of 400 runs in Test cricket is yet unbeaten.
11. Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
No cricketing list would be complete without the ‘King of Swing’.
Shane Warne (Australia)
After the King, we shouldn’t forget the ‘Prince of Spin.’ His 708 test wickets stand proof of his achievements.
Though we have tried our best to include the names the top cricketers in the history of the game, there are several other names in cricket which have contributed to the game.