Cricket’s history dates back to the 16th century. Today, cricket is a popular sport that originated in Southern England. There is a lot of excitement about cricket matches in Australia, England and the Indian subcontinent. Cricket fans wait eagerly for their favorite players to play in matches. Cricket has grown to be a global phenomenon. Since its inception, cricket has seen many players whose names have been immortalized in history. Here’s our list of 15 of the greatest cricketers ever to have played in the world.
Jack Hobbs, an English cricketer who played in 61 Test matches for England between 1908 and 1930, was named Master because of his excellence in Batting. Hobbs’ average score in test cricket is 56.95, which speaks volumes about his exceptional batting skills.
Wally Hammond is considered one of England’s top batsmen, with more than 50 thousand runs in his career. Hammond has also scored 7000 runs during his Test cricket career, with an impressive average of 58.5.
Shaun Pollock, a former South African cricket player, is now a cricket commentator. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders the South African team has ever seen. Pollock was a more versatile bowler, whose magic deliveries shaken the best cricketers of all time. With an average of 23.11, he took 421 wickets during test matches.
Mohammad Javed Miandad, a former Pakistani cricketer, is now a cricket commentator. He was well-known for his brilliant batting and captaincy skills. He is widely considered to be the greatest cricketer of all time. He was a right-handed cricketer for the Pakistani cricket team.
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Glenn McGrath, a former Australian cricket player, is widely considered to be one the greatest bowlers in Australian cricket history. McGrath, who has been playing international cricket for 14 year’s, holds the record for most wickets in the history cricket World Cup. He is medium-fast bowler.
Sanath Jayasuriya, a former Sri-Lankan cricketer, is one of the most outstanding attacking openers the world has ever witnessed. Jayasuriya’s aggressive batting and spin-bowling skills make him one of the most sought after all-rounders. Jayasuriya, who has played more than 400 ODI matches, was once captain of the Sri-Lanka national cricket team.
The Australian Cricket team is blessed with Ricky Thomas Ponting, a legend. His captaincy saw Australia win two consecutive cricket World Cups. He is regarded as one of the most elegant and classy batsmen, and has won over all the top bowlers. Ponting has scored more than 27000 runs and 71 centuries during his entire career.
Kapil Dev is a key figure in Indian cricket’s history. India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup under Kapil Dev’s captaincy. He is an exceptional batsman and has amazing bowling abilities. Kapil was an all-rounder who India had in its cricket history.
Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, a West-Indies cricketer, is widely regarded as one the greatest batsmen ever. He averages 47 runs in ODI and has a remarkable strike rate (SR) greater than 90. Richards was named one of the five greatest cricketers of the century in 2000.
Our Mr. Rahul Dravid is an Indian cricket player known as Dependable. He is known for his excellent defense skills, hence the nickname “Dependable”. Dravid is also known by the nickname “wall” in Indian cricket. Dravid’s record in test cricket includes 13000 runs and an impressive average of 52.31. He has been a remarkable 194 runs ahead of him in his career. That is a remarkable feat.
Sir Donald George Bradman, an Australian cricket player, was known as “The Don” because of his extraordinary batting skills. He is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers and the most successful cricketer in history. His average in test cricket is around 100. This record is unbeatable by any modern cricket player.