Best Cricketers of all Time

The Top Ten

1 Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

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.


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2 Don Bradman Don Bradman Sir Donald George Bradman often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

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 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.

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

I think sir Donald Bradman is the best batsman with an incredible 99.94 and Sachin Tendulkar is no match for him

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3 Shahid 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.

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.

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.

Boom boom all time favorite

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4 Shane 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!

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.

Should be either #3 or #2 behind Bradman - micahisthebest

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5 Brian 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 good but not as don bradman luccha mental

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6 Mahendra 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.

I think dhoni would be in 2 and position after sachin

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7 Vivian 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

A real champion. No helmet, chewing gum and swaggering to the crease to smash Lillee around. Talking of Lillee-why isn't the best fast bowler in history not on it? When we talk of Lillee, we are talking king of kings in fast bowling ranks.

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8 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

The best bowler ever

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9 Ricky 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...

He is the all time greatest all round cricketer of all time in terms of skills, intelligence and wits. No one can match the prowess Ponting posses.

The best cricketer of all time in terms of overall performance full stop

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10 Virat Kohli

An impressive cricketer for the young cricket fans.

Fabulous cricketer and captain who leads his country from front with his game and also by reply.

Young and superb cricketer and future captain of India

Top first

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The Contenders

11 Jacques Kallis

Not the best batsman, bowler or fielder but put those stats together and he is the best cricket player of all time

He is such a marvelous player. I think no player can bat like him. We canot see a best batsmen after him

Got to be one of the greatest all rounders and a very nice guy

Shouldn't be this low

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12 AB de Villiers

Present he is no1

Are yaar see Sachin's average he sucks

He is not a human he should be the king of cricket


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13 Adam 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.

Adam gilchrist all ways is my favourite he should be in a much better position then sachin. A much better player

HE SHOULD BE IN number 1 POSITION. You don't know anything about cricket. IF YOU KNOW HE SHOULD NOT BE IN NO.14.

2nd greatest player of all time

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14 Sunil 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

Sunil Narine is a Sunil Bowler, Gavaksar is a Sunil Batsman

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15 Glenn 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

No bowler was ever more accurate than him

16 Michael Clarke

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

He should be no. 1
He has great ability

17 Rahul 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.

Guys he should be no. 2 after don

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18 Michael Hussey
19 Sir Frank Worrell
20 Jhonty 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...

Rhodes is the best fielder of all time.

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21 Gary 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. - sloanies

My all time favourite all rounder and he is only one who hit 6 sixes in an over in test cricket

Truly the best if you evaluate complete sport. Batting, bowling and fielding.

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22 Saeed Ajmal

He is a brilliant spinner

He know what is his job and he perform his job very well

Spin Master. He delivers the ball magically! Inventor of the TEESRA

Saed ajmal is the best bowler of the world. He is best as he bowl the doosra and now he has invented the teesra. So vote him

23 Virender 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.

This man opened up the doors for the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni and Raina, in the sense that Indians were no longer seen for their submissive and slow batting but rather coming out with a bang with full aggression. More than his stats, he will always be remembered as the best entertainer of his times.

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24 Shane Watson Shane Watson Shane Robert Watson is a former Australian international cricketer and a former captain, who played all formats of the game.

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

He is the second best allrounder of all times.

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25 Chris Gayle Chris Gayle

A thunder storm or should I say Gayle storm

He is a very very good man he like on fire

C.Gayle is the most dangerous batsman of the cricket history ever!

This guy was a boss should be #2 behind tendulkar

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26 Dale Steyn

The Speed Gun of Cricket Universe.

Amazing most underrated player ever

How can he be higher than Imran Khan

Dale Steyn is worst6!

27 Kapil Dev

What An Allrounder... 434 Test Wickets At A Time When Bowlers Dreaming Of 200 Wickets. - tayal5001

Please be serious, must be at 4th position over Stupid Dale Steyn and Stupid Shahid Afridi and Stupid Shakib al hasan and shane watson etc.

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

28 Imran Khan

Don't forget he was voted as sexiest man alive by an Autralian magazine.

He tried his hardest and became the lion of cricket

Invisible and the truth.

A legend!

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29 Kumar 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!

Kumar Sangakkara is not just Sri Lankas best batsman and keeper he is a true gentle man I know because I am from Sri Lanka and from his home town

A legend that SL cricket team can never forget

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30 Allan 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. - smithy

31 Shakib 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 should be in number 1 at least in the list of top 3

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

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32 Clive Lloyd

West Indian opening legend. The greatest captain and legend cricket had ever seen.

33 Alan Border
34 Matthew Hayden
35 Dennis Lillee

King of kings as a bowler. The best ever. - smithy

36 Brendon McCullum Brendon McCullum

He will distort every bowler in the world

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

37 Sourav Ganguly Sourav Ganguly Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada, is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team.

He is the best cricket player in the world...

Best cricketers in world

He is god of off side

You're the legend

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38 Kane Williamson Kane Williamson

Probably the best player in the world right now! He is breaking NZ records - bulldogbeast

39 Brett Lee Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.

He is a thunder storm wich breaks all his oponents stumps like aflash of lightning

40 Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards
41 Sanath 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.

He is a world class cricketer I don't know who made this list he should have been in the top 10

He hit so many 6's. He has got 350 before, and not many players can do that, so he is the best

42 David Warner David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.

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!

Good sportsman

43 Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah is Great plyer

44 Ian Bell

World's Worst Player recorded 0 Runs of 172523617516 balls

45 Daniel Vettori
46 William Grace

The best cricketer of the the 19th century

47 Anil Kumble

Why he is so low he has to be in top 15

48 Irfan Pathan

Kapildev of modern indian cricket team

49 Glenn Maxwell Glenn Maxwell Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.

Maxi is a best

50 Umar Akmal
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