Best All-Rounders in Cricket History


The Top Ten

1 Shahid Afridi

he's awesome. he's the best allrounder and eveytime he makes runs from less ball and he can also do fast and spin fast


Shahid Afridi is the Best All-Rounder in the world. Because He is only player to achive fastest Hundred in the history of cricket ^^ his strike rate is best ever any cricketer in the history of the cricket. He hits Mosts sixs and He is only one persons who score over 7000- and get 333 wickets in ODI history of cricket

Awesome player love you

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2 Shakib Al Hasan

He is a tiger born in Bangladesh only to hunt the preys in Cricket

He is the all-rounder of all the time and also the most handsome and sweetest cricketer. He is on the first position of icc all-rounder ranking

One of the best all-rounder in cricket history. Its not too long before, Bangladesh as approved for the test team but, Bangladesh has progressed very well in these day and one of the major contributor is Shakib Al Hasan. In many of matches won by Bangladesh, you will see the contribution of Shakib Al Hasan either with or bowl or with both. His terrific all round performance has enhanced the Bangladesh team and he is in the number 2 spot of top all rounders of all time.

Just because he's a Bangladeshi and Indian people can't take our success he's under rated. But he's the best.

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3 Jaques Kallis

Jacques Kallis's records speaks in itself. He has the ability to turn the game in favour of S.A. due to his excellence in all departments of the game.

kallis is the best cricketer ever born.

jacques kalis is the greatest of all time
*only all-roinder with 10000 runs & 250 wickets in tests
*second all- rounder with over 10000 runs & almost 250 ODI wickets after Sanath Jayasuriya
*the 3rd highest test centurion after Sachin Tendulkar & Ricky Ponting( he has 34 centuries)
* he also has in impressive domestic career( his stats tell the story)

Everyone is kidding themselves if they think this man isn't the greatest! Not only the best all rounder ever, but the best cricketer, daylight second and the Sobers.

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4 Kapil Dev

I also feel Kapil was the best. All rounder means batting, bowling, fielding and captaincy. But when we talk about all rounders we only talk about batting and bowling. Kapil excelled in all the department of the game. For example, Kapil was a great bowler, very attacking batsman, outstanding fielder (who can forget the Sir Viv Richards catch in 1983 world cup) and dynamic captain (later on in his career he was not supported by senior players who envied his charismatic personality). If you compare Kapil with other like Imran, Botham, Hadlee you will notice none of them had all. For example, Imran, Botham and Hadlee were not very good fielders. Besides, Botham was not a good captain and Hadlee never became captain. So I give full marks to Kapil Dev.

Could have scored at least 9000 runs (average 40 ) if India had good bowlers allowing him to focus on batting.
Same with ODI's-- could have scored 6000 runs(33 )...

Kapil dev came from a nation which never seen fast bowlers.. He batted, bowled and fielded effortlessly to become one of the most exciting players to watch in the era of Viv Richards - Malcom Marshal- Alan boarder -- etc..
As a bowler he had no support from seniors to advice him - but still he shined.. As a batsman he did lesser than his actual talent..
As a captain he didn't had a luxury of great Players when compared that of Imran khan -- but still won us our first world cup..
Imran was an exciting bowler - but a boring batsman. He always had a good bunch of worldclass players in Zaher abbas- Akram-javed miandad- salim malik- sarfraz nawaz- abdul qadir-wasimbari-inzamam.. Etc.. Winning a world cup with very good players is not a big deal.. So I rate kapil dev better than Imran khan.. But I rate Ian botham slightly higher than - Kapil dev if we keep this captaincy as not counted.. Ian botham is more assured in batting thann any of the four greats at that time- and his ...more

He is a great all rounder of all time.

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5 Shane Watson

He is the best. He is the best of all time. Nobody could like him. He is the most dangerous batsman in the history of cricket. He is rocking the world.

He has been injured most of his carrer but when he finally gets no injuries and play for more then a match he instantly goes up the icc rankings and dominates teams. He should be first


An aggressive batsman like afridi.A stylish batsman like tendulkar.A fast bowlers like brett lee. A seam bowler like mitchel starc. An active fielder like Jonty rodes. My name is Thidas Bandara Wanasinghe.

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6 Imran Khan

One of the best and only one 'imran khan' cricket history legend all rounder only on imran khan

One of the best all rounder in the world good looking fit and handsome imran khan is king and prince in cricket all time

World's most good-looking sportsman mentaining those good looks with all the girls just waiting for you outside the ground just to get a glimpse of you mentaining that stardom with with not letting get anything on your performance it takes hell of hard work and determination. Imran emerged himself as the best all-rounder of his time. He was an excellent bowler and a very good batsman and his leadwrship skills made his worth even more. Just to give you an example, Imran averaged 19.3 in batting over 28 in bowling before becoming the captain but after he was made the captain in batting he qveraged over 55 and in bowling below 18 which is best record for any captain in the world cricket. Beside Imran is the only player in history who got good as the passed while other all-rounder like Ian Bottham & Kapil dev etc. They got dull and their skills lacked as the time passed by. Imran ia probably the only player who had finished his career leaving as a top man in world cricket.

What is up with the people. Imran Khan, Sir Gary Sobers, Kapil Dev and Sir Richards Hadlee along with Jaques Kallis are the best all rounders the game has ever produced and you are voting for Shahid Afridi. Nothing more to say now, my vote goes to Imran Khan.

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7 Garfield Sobers

By far the best all rounder ever. No one could touch him for sheer variety and expertise in all the disciplines of cricket. Best batsman - a whole level ahead of everyone. Finest medium pacer and world class spinner. One of the worlds finest fielders. A superman in cricket.

In my opinion the best all rounder ever

By far the best all rounder ever. Only one to bowl pace and spin.

Good all rounder and my favourite cartoon of the best spinners.The one who scored six sixes in an over for the first time.

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8 Ian Botham Ian Botham Sir Ian Terence Botham is a former England Test cricketer and Test team captain, and current cricket commentator.

People here are no real cricket fans.. Botham was the best and will stay in that place forever.. Yuvraj Singh a better all-rounder? You guys gone nuts? And sobers on 7th rank?

When this man came on the pitch the excitement level of the crowd was amazing. He was expected to win the match on his own... And very often he did.

You fool have gone nuts... Even when yuvraj hit six sixes, this guy scored higher achievements and bigger scores and can smash virat kohli

Ian Botham was a global superstar of the Sport a crowd Favourite
the face of Cricket, should be top 5 at least - People who don't know anything about cricket know Ian Botham

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9 Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj the best all rounder I have ever seen. The day he doesn't bowls well he is excellent with the bat and when not with the bat he is marvelous in his fielding and bowling. He was the main icon who helped india to get the world cup 2011. He is god gifted. India should certainly look for these kind of players. He must keep it up.

Yovraj singh is best teem icon for indian cricket teem, he has pormance for all india have winning world cup such as under 19 world cup 2007 and 2011 all most he have wining man of the series award their world cup. Without youraj singh we have not winnig word cup.

Yuvraj is a best all rounder of indian side. He is try to improve his batting level strategy. He is good role model of cricket history. Likewise yuvi health is very good now.

Yuvi is the best ever

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10 Ravindra Jadeja

Sir jadeja, the good all rounder. That India had ever seen.
The icc championship 2013 proves that ravindra jadeja is a good all rounder.
What a catches oh my god it ws amazing. 5 wickts in a match, iis it easy. Young handsome batsman who is a good finisher


Ravindra jadeja is best for me and he is the best in the world

Jadeja's run out of every time makes me think him as a expert in run outs.especially in direct hits.truly he is the best person I have ever seen in fielding.

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The Contenders

11 Sir Richard Hadlee

most underrated player in history. One of the best bowlers and big hittin batsmen ever!

Hadlee'z 9/52 wz da bst figurez for a bowler
for a long time plus he ws da first man 2 take mre thn 400 test wicketz

His records speak for this great man - lionking_88

The greatest of all time

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12 Andrew Flintoff

He is a great all-rounder good batsman and good bowler very talented

He is my favorite cricketer, I always saw her performance

Andrew Flintoff is the best.

One of the best all round cricketer I saw

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13 Sanath Jayasuriya

He takes over 300 wickets $ score over 10000 runs, he is the one of most no of sixes hitting world cricket history ever, most no off bowlers are fear to him

One of the best when it comes to distroy opposition bowlers. One of the greatest left arm spinners world ever seen. Brilliant fielder at any position.

Jayasooriya is a legend of cricket world. His batting, bowling, & fielding abilities are unmatchable. He is the best game changer. His running between wickets is great.

He is an excellent all rounder. Why he is at no. 13

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14 Mahendra Singh Dhoni

He can bat, keep wickets and bowl too when a spare wicketkeeper is available. Above all he is a great captain. Truly an allrounder in every sense of the word. He could work on his bowling a lot more.

He is a very good batsman. In fact he could be a good all-rounder

I think he is no so good in bowling but a superb batsmen

Dhoni is not at all an allrounder.he sucks at bowling

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15 Shaun Pollock

Think his the best. Dd not really have very good bowlers helping him at the time. So he had to keep runs down and take wickets. People forget he was batting way down the order but that man could bat. Best by a long shot

He is tru legend

Best in a difficult time for SA

One of the best fast bowlers in the cricket history.May be the best bowler in SA. Some times lead the team by batting in mid order. An excellent fielder in mid onn. I am Thidas Bandara Wanasinghe.sri lanka!

16 Andre Russell

I think that in other 5 or 7 years he would be in the top ten.

He is the best all rounder

Within 2 to 3 years he will be in the top 1 to 5

I think iraf Pathan is the most important player to India best all rounder

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17 Muhammad Hafiz

Very talented all rounder and a great opener for Pakistan and we called him professer for his genius in cricket

Hafeez is a calm, cool and collective guy... He plays cricket with a determined mind set and leads his team with great enthusiasm... He's one of the best all rounder of all times.. And having such a great man is something more than pleasure for Pakistani nation! :-)

Hafeez is great batsman I like him very much


Mohammad hafeez is professor he is my favorite cricketer

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18 Suresh Raina

He is good batsman and its looking good shots and bowling

The best batsman ever, and he bowls a technical bowling that he is every year in the Top 10 lists in IPL for"best economy rate".

He is the best fielder in current cricket. The ball can never cross him when he is on the field.

Raina rocks

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19 Abdul Razzaq

He is the best all rounder in the world he is the real match winner

I like. He is very best in cricket


Why is he on 19

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20 Irfan Pathan

He is a Gem that India had and he was one of the best swing bowlers India has ever produced

India relly missed his talent... He could be India's best all-rounder if India handled him brilliantly,... Which sourav done well in 2005's...

I know bcci always neglected this young all rounder but he has capable all rounder.

He took Hat trick against Pakistan 0-3

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