Best Cricketers of all Time

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1Sachin 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.

He is on top ever

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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 - abhay_ibs

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.

Played in a different era but had probably sub-standard gear and played on uncovered pitches. This takes guts. - smithy

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3Shane 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.

He is a magical spinner with his leg spin

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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

He is the most skilled and entertained us the most

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5Shahid 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.

My favorite player I love him BOOM BOOM afridi

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6Vivian 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 armor.

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

Best cricketer from Jamaica

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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.

He was consistently outstanding!

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8Mahendra 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.

He is the man who born once in a millennium

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9Jacques 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

Number 11? Are you nuts!

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10Adam 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

Classiest & Attacking Player

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The Newcomers

?Sir Richard Hadlee
?Muttiah 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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The Contenders

11Sunil 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

Before my time really but agree he was great. - smithy

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12Glenn 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. - smithy

13Rahul 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.

He is an Idol for hard workers.

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14Virat Kohli

An impressive cricketer for the young cricket fans.


Young and superb cricketer and future captain of India

He is the best cricketer. He should be on 2

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15Sir 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!

Why did his name come two times

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16AB de Villiers

How can you guys forget?!

Present he is no1

Mr. 360 the wizard of cricket and mostly the rule changer for cricket

17Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke should at least be in the top 5 grea captain

He should be no. 1
He has great ability

18Jhonty 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...

World number 1 and outstanding fielder

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19Virender 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.

He is a great batsman

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20Michael Hussey
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