Best Cricketers of all Time

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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.
No doubt... Sachin is and always will be the best... Great batsmanship... He has scored a century twice... I guess... No one is a match for him... Like he is the God of Cricket... His determination is also very nice... Many times he gets out inside the 90s and also 99... One run left to score a century... But still... He never gives or shows depression or regret... He goes out of the cricket ground being the same Sachin who entered at first... For batting... And the audience are always astonished by his cool behaviour... But unfortunately... He has retired.. The God of Cricket has retired... My favourite... I feel so sad... But its ok... And yes... No one in the coming generations would ever gain what he has gained.. The youngest cricketer... The first to become old... And retire... The God of Cricket... Sachin Tendulkar...
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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


Simply the greatest forget about ifs and buts he could only achieve in is own era and there wasnt a player anywere near him.99.94ave who the hell is ever going to beat that I don't even think anyone will get within 20. He was simply the greatest batsman ever they even at to try bodyline to bring him down, it wsnt about beating the aussies it was all about stopping bradman.
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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.
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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
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5Mutthiah 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
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6Shane 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.
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7Vivian 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
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8Ricky Ponting
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...
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.
Ricky pointing should be number 1 he was the greatest captain of the greatest team Australia
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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.
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10Jhonty 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...
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The Contenders

11Jacques Kallis
Stats in tests and ODI's says it all, you cannot argue with the stats.
He is such a marvelous player. I think no player can bat like him. We canot see a best batsmen after him
What the hell afridi suks
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12Adam 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
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13Gary 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
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14Virender 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
Virender sehwag 'viru' he is the best ever
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15Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke should at least be in the top 5 grea captain
He should be no. 1
He has great ability

16Imran Khan
Don't forget he was voted as sexiest man alive by an Autralian magazine.
He is the lion and king of cricket
Invisible and the truth.
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17Sunil 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

18Rahul 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
Hey man don't forget mr. Defendable...
He is wall of India
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19Matthew Hayden

20Kumar 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
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21Virat Kohli
An impressive cricketer for the young cricket fans.
Young and superb cricketer and future captain of India
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22Shakib 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
Good bowler&good stiker

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23Chris 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!

24AB de Villiers
How can you guys forget?!

25Sir 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!
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26Ian Bell

27Saeed 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
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28Sir Frank Worrell

29Michael Hussey
Why is Mr Cricket so far down this list, e puts his heart and soul into every aspect of the game

30Irfan Pathan
Kapildev of modern indian cricket team

31Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath, the most intelligent bowler ever.

Misbah is Great plyer

33Dale Steyn
The Speed Gun of Cricket Universe.

34Shane 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
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35Sanath 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.

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

37Umar Akmal

38Alan Border

39William Grace
The best cricketer of the the 19th century

40Sourav Ganguly
He is the best cricket player in the world...
Best cricketers in world
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41Hashim Amla

42Brett Lee

43Daniel Vettori

44Mahela 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!
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45Kevin 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.

46Suresh 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.

47Andrew Symonds

48Ajinkya Rahane

49Greg Chappell

50Shoaib 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,

51Gautam 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.

52Dennis Lillee

53Clive Lloyd

54Arjuna Ranatunga

55Brendon McCullum
Why brendon mucCulum is so down here
MuCCULLUM IS the best player

56David 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!

57Tillakaratne Dilshan
Firing batsman... If he gets going on, sri lanka will surely win the game... That is a quality of a quick run-scorer

58Rohit Sharma
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59Alastair Cook

60Paul Collingwood

61Tamim Iqbal

62Allan Border

63W. G. Grace
English born cricketer whom never played international cricket but still considered as the greatest of the games establishing era

64Ravindra Jadeja

65Ravichandran Ashwin
He is the great spinner

66Javed Miandad

67Sir Richard Heflee

68Mohammad Hafeez

69Brad Haddin

70Malcolm Marshall
Best bouncer bowler of west indies

71Peter Siddle

72Yusuf Pathan

73Steve Waugh
The greatest aussies captain who lead aussies for triumphs at 1999.

74Kamran Akmal

75Subramaniam Badrinath

76Mark Boucher

77Harbhajan Singh

78Abdul Qadir

79Saeed Anwar

80Abdul Razzaq

81Younis Khan

82David Boon

83Dean Jones

84Mushtaq Ahmad

85Aravinda 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.

86Mohammad Kaif

87Upul Tharanga

88Ashton Agar

89Shikhar Dhawan

90Krishnamachari Srikkanth

91Aaron Finch

92Anil Kumble

93Marlon Samuels

94George Bailey
He' a good Australian captain he alway's makes above fifty

95Dinesh Karthik

96Jaswinder Singh

97Mitchell Johnson

98Zaheer Khan
Zaheer is the best

99Javagal Srinath

100Albie Morkel

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