Best Cricketers of all Time

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The Top Ten

Sachin Tendulkar
No doubt Tendulkar is the best cricketer of all time, he is the god of cricket, I think don bradman is also a great cricket but when compare with sachin he is no match to him, of course bradman played with no helmet on the head but at that time bowlers are not bowled such fast to him and also pitch conditions are batting friendly and fielding standards are improved a lot better when compared with olden days. Even the bradman praises his batting

A great cricketers have one or two records in their names but tendulkar breaks all the records made by them so sachin = all the great cricketers.

In india sachin is god and cricket is a religion and this religion spreads all over the world by the god sachin tendulkar.

Even great players like lara, warne and hayden etc worship him as a god of cricket

He starts his cricket carrer at the age of 16 and he faces all time great bowlers of world at that time with no fear and it shows greatness of a greatman

Don Bradman may have been good but think of it this way. When that guy was playing bowlers had no techineque, they just tried to hit the stumps or whatever. And he only played test matches against Australia. But Sachin, come on the guy played much more teams and faced much more bowlers. and he has bashed them all
Sachin means cricket and Cricket means Sachin. Jai Hind!
As one would like, he is the living University of cricket and others are students of that University.
[Newest]He is nice not
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2Don Bradman
bradman the best ever he had a batting average of 99.86 and no one is even close and he has a cricket bat that is worth 14,999 dollars he does hold the record for highest batting average check guiness world records 2010 69 years and counting NO ONE WILL EVER BE BETTER THAN HIM
Bradman can't be compare with any other batsmen irrespective of any era.
Nobody can compare his:

Batting average

Facing Bodyline series

One of the best Captain

Reached average of 50 with his 3rd innings, and stayed above 50 for the rest of his career

Scored 309 in one day

More runs than opponents. At the Gabba in 1947/48, Bradman scored 185, while India was bowled out for 58 and 98, so losing to Bradman by an innings

He was run out only once


Bradman was excellent despite having really only played against England mostly. He was a ruthless captain particularly on the 1948 tour to England. He wasn't in the best of health generally but what a player. He was quick on his feet and had a great drive. He also played on pitches not covered so again enough said.
[Newest]Played in a different era but had probably sub-standard gear and played on uncovered pitches. This takes guts.

3Shahid Afridi
He is the best captain of Pakistan ever I have seen. He has the world record of 100 runs of 37 balls. That's why we called him boom boom. I am the biggest fan of shahid afridi. From my childhood I like him. Shahid vai we like you.
Afridi Lagging behind any other cricketer on earth is like saying the sun rises from the west instead of the east. He is not only a marvel at his skill but an excellent sportsman, gentleman and all rounder not only in all formats of the game but of his life too. The most unorthodox entry in cricket and certainly the most entertaining one.
Great player... He still holds the record of fastest century with over 6000 runs in ODIs & over 300 wickets. He displayed a very impressive bowling performance in world cup 2011 as well.
[Newest]He is awesome! Rock ON!

4Brian Lara
he has the highest individual score the world record in test and first clao and is also a match winner, one of the greatest batsman ever
Lara is undoubtedly the best, his records are proof.
He was just the best, and his record speaks for it self. He help make west indies better and got the hiestest indevidual score not once but two times, who can beat that mabe another west indian
[Newest]He is the most skilled and entertained us the most

5Shane Warne
One of the best spin bowler the world has ever seen. His performances have made australia the best cricketing nation of the world he will be remembered as the best spin bowler ever and will be a inspiration for teen cricketers
Ha no doubt the best legspinner in the world cricket arena. The man who has bowled the Ball of the century. Undoubtedly he is the best ever spinner anyone can see!
Australian leg spinning legend whom is well known for googlies. His googly is always an unexpected customer for batsmens.
[Newest]Brilliant player no doubt and magic to watch. Pity he never scored that century but footage shows he was dismissed on a no ball. His bowling was all class.

6Mutthiah Muralitharan
class act. he is the all time great bowler in cricket history
Sri lankan off spinning legend whom holds the record of most number of wickets in cricket. He is well known for his doosra
He is the best spin bowler in the world

7Ricky Ponting
The greatest because he made heaps of runs and competed with sachin while being a captain. Sachin was never a good captain. He wilts under pressure. He scores when all is well. Ponting made century is world cup final. Sachin can never handle pressure.
this list sucks... ricky ponting should be on the top... he is easily better than sachin... and who the hell puts afridi in top 10 he should be the last one... improve it man...
Ponting was brilliant but so was Greg Chappell whom he compares to. I would think Steve Waugh also alongside him. I liked Waugh as a skipper better. Ponting greatly missed though. For the record I think Border to be the best skipper since Bradman.
[Newest]He was consistently outstanding!

8Vivian Richards
He never wore a helmet and played in an era of great fast bowling, when fast bowlers were not limited to 1 bouncer an over. Had a Test Batting ave. Of 50 and a strike rate of 70. An absolute fearless genius unlike the modern batmen covered in full armour.
West indian master piece batsmens, whom was always a nightmare for bowlers, his one hand contributions made a great part of Caribbean dominance at 1975-1983
Got every bowlers and fielders tired by his amazing batting
[Newest]Best cricketer from Jamaica

9Mahendra Singh Dhoni
He is the best Indian captain ever and the owner of the helicopter shot and he can also bat well and he is off break bowler but now heis not bowling he is the best keeper ever.
MS Dhoni is the best captain ever. What man hit 224 runs against Australia in Border Gavaskar trophy 2013.
The best captain ever.
Coolest captain that India had ever had.
Best wicket keeper.
Brilliant batsman who is the own er of helicopter shot.
Intelligent, handsome and simpl
He is superb. He should be the captain of Indian team for the next 1000 yrs.
[Newest]2nd best I'm Sure

10Jacques Kallis
He is such a marvelous player. I think no player can bat like him. We canot see a best batsmen after him
Stats in tests and ODI's says it all, you cannot argue with the stats.
Got to be one of the greatest all rounders and a very nice guy
[Newest]Number 11? Are you nuts!

The Contenders

11Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is known as the best wicket-keeper batsman of all time. He has the highest strike rate in all the three formats. He is also the most impressive cricketer ever. His each and every shot is unforgettable. He is the best ever.
HE SHOULD BE IN number 1 POSITION. You don't know anything about cricket. IF YOU KNOW HE SHOULD NOT BE IN NO.14.
Adam gilchrist all ways is my favourite he should be in a much better position then sachin. A much better player
[Newest]Classiest & Attacking Player

12Jhonty Rhodes
He is the unsung hero I guess. There should be a list for all time fielders also because fielding is the one that win matches many times...
The no 1 fielder. No 30 Batsmen. No 1 cricketer HE ROCKS OO!
He is the best fielder ever...

13Virender Sehwag
The nawab of najafgarh is an awesome batsman & an underrated bowler with a calm & cool head
One of most aggressive player in history of cricket
An excellent batsmen at the top of the order. The greatest explosive batsmen that I have known, good and attentive in the field. Virender sehwag is an outstanding cricketer all-round.
[Newest]Most attacking batsman in the world

14Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath, the most intelligent bowler ever.
Class. Perfect technique and menacing pace at times. He could also hit that 5 cent piece on the same spot every ball. Wonderful player.


15Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was an Indian opener, a great captain. He was the best opener of 70, S.
He is the best cricket player of all time. Against the west indies, he showed that no one can frustrate him. He was known as little master, because he was 5'6" and and an amazing batsman.
C'mon. Dont place him here. He has broken Bradman's record
[Newest]Before my time really but agree he was great.


16Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke should at least be in the top 5 grea captain
He should be no. 1
He has great ability

17Imran Khan
Don't forget he was voted as sexiest man alive by an Autralian magazine.
Invisible and the truth.
He tried his hardest and became the lion of cricket
[Newest]He is the lion and king of cricket

18Virat Kohli
An impressive cricketer for the young cricket fans.
Young and superb cricketer and future captain of India
[Newest]Young and impressive batsman

19Rahul Dravid
One the greatest test players of all time and India's best player abroad. He is the wall, one of the best defenders of all time.
He is the wall of Indian cricket if he stands to bat no bowler can take his wicket he is greatest player of all time
Rahul Dravid is one of my best cricket player in the IPL. His bating is really superb, mind blowing and unbelievable. I treat him as my cute brother. I will be more satisfied if he continues playing in IPL.
[Newest]Rahul Dravid at 18? Are you kidding me?

20Matthew Hayden

21Sir Donald Bradman
Bradman is the best. His stats were twice as good as anyone else's!

He is definitely the best by a long way. With an average of 99.94, the only one that comes close is Sachin Tendulkar!
Bradman is surely the best. His stats were always twice as good as anyone else's!
Fabulous cricketer as he was, Don Bradman is just outstanding!
[Newest]Why did his name come two times

22Shane Watson
The second best all-rounder ever from Australia.
What an allrounder, he hit 12 sixes in a match against Bangladesh
World second. Very dangerous. 101 centuries

23Shakib Al Hasan
He is a player with a huge responsibility for his team and country. He's both a good and economical bowler in shorter version and the striker bowler in test matches. In IPL he's the only man playing seriously from BD. With bat he played many match winning innings. He is now in the 1'st position in ICC all-rounder ranking in OID.
He is the best cricketer of all time because he is the man who has taken Bangladesh cricket up to a flayer. He is the alone solder for BD. I don't see any particular player who has given so much for his country. When he will finish his career he will be in the chart of best of all times insha-allah
He is the number one player he is better than sachin tendulker

24Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards

25Kumar Sangakkara
I agree with Raghav, he should be in first position!
He is a fantastic example of how to behave both as a man and a first class cricketer, kind, respectful and completely brilliant!
I love his fashion and his love and kind to oters in the play ground

26Michael Hussey
Why is Mr Cricket so far down this list, e puts his heart and soul into every aspect of the game

27AB de Villiers
How can you guys forget?!

28Chris Gayle
A thunder storm or should I say Gayle storm
He is a very very good man he like on fire
Best player in world. Scored 2nd quickest century ever. you will always get at least 5 sixes. GAYLE STORM!

29Gary Sobers
Don't forget, he's the first man to hit 6 6s in 1 over.
By a mile the best ever. Amazing batsman, bowled EVERYTHING from spin, swing, seam, you name it.


Only bradman can compete - the rest nowhere

30Saeed Ajmal
He is a brilliant spinner
Spin Master. He delivers the ball magically! Inventor of the TEESRA
He know what is his job and he perform his job very well

31Ian Bell

32Sir Frank Worrell

33Irfan Pathan
Kapildev of modern indian cricket team

Misbah is Great plyer

35Dale Steyn
The Speed Gun of Cricket Universe.

36Kapil Dev
What An Allrounder... 434 Test Wickets At A Time When Bowlers Dreaming Of 200 Wickets.


Kapil dev is a great player he has to be in 2nd or 1st position
Kapil dev could just bowl every ball to stump and get wickets

37Allan Border
The best skipper we have ever had. You would be wise to consider him the very best in many ways. He is a real champion. His cut shots were excellent and he was a great spinner as well.


38Clive Lloyd

39Sanath Jayasuriya
He is the best. I saw on a list that he was the one of the best cricketers ever. He hit many sixers and can take wickets easily.

40William Grace
The best cricketer of the the 19th century

41Sourav Ganguly
He is the best cricket player in the world...
Best cricketers in world

42Umar Akmal

43Daniel Vettori

44Anil Kumble

45Alan Border

46Dennis Lillee
King of kings as a bowler. The best ever.


47Suresh Raina
He is the smart player.
He is match winner on most of the matches.
His shots are looks fantastic.
He is the future god of cricket.
He is the smart player of cricket.
His shorts are looks fantastic.
He always shows rain of sixes.
He will be the future god of cricket.

48Mahela Jayawardene
Most Elegant batsmen ever


11,000 runs in his Test career! 2,000 more he'll overtake Ponting!
This man deserves a place in first 15 for sure!

49Hashim Amla

50Brett Lee

51Mark Steyn

52Kevin Pietersen
Kp is a brilliant player. HE can change the completely and can also do match one side aid. He is very good to spinners and is a very good in smashing. He had a great role for england to win in t20 world cup 2010 by scori ng highest runs in the series.

53Andrew Symonds

54Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar world Fastest bowler. Shoaib such a dangure man, world class player was fear to face the "Don of cricket shoaib" bowl like "Sachin Tendulkar" "Gangully" and many other world class criketers,

55Ajinkya Rahane

56Greg Chappell

57Gautam Gambhir
Gauti is legend
He he's no end
Gauti rules 97 to win world cup vs Sri Lanka when he scores runs bowlers are in for touble.

58Arjuna Ranatunga

59Brendon McCullum
Why brendon mucCulum is so down here
MuCCULLUM IS the best player

60David Warner
Warner is the most exciting cricket player of all time. He can hit the ball a heck of a long way, he is so amazing
Nobody can hit as forcefully as Warner!

61Tillakaratne Dilshan
Firing batsman... If he gets going on, sri lanka will surely win the game... That is a quality of a quick run-scorer

62Rohit Sharma
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63Alastair Cook

64Paul Collingwood
Great player for England and I think they have missed him since he retired.


65Tamim Iqbal

66W. G. Grace
English born cricketer whom never played international cricket but still considered as the greatest of the games establishing era

67Ravindra Jadeja

68Ravichandran Ashwin
He is the great spinner

69Javed Miandad

70Sir Richard Heflee

71Mohammad Kaif

72Mohammad Hafeez

73Brad Haddin

74Malcolm Marshall
Best bouncer bowler of west indies

75Peter Siddle

76Yusuf Pathan

77Steve Waugh
Brilliant player and did much for cricket here. A wonderful skipper as well.


78Kamran Akmal

79Subramaniam Badrinath

80Mark Boucher

81Harbhajan Singh

82Abdul Qadir

83Saeed Anwar

84Abdul Razzaq

85Younis Khan

86David Boon

87Dean Jones

88Mushtaq Ahmad

89Aravinda de Silva
He is great, no body can match his talent. No body's remember him. He can score any time any ware. He is the one who can't block scoring.

90Upul Tharanga

91Ashton Agar

92Shikhar Dhawan

93Krishnamachari Srikkanth

94Aaron Finch

95Marlon Samuels

96George Bailey
He' a good Australian captain he alway's makes above fifty

97Dinesh Karthik

98Jaswinder Singh

99Mitchell Johnson

100Zaheer Khan
Zaheer is the best

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