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.

He is the best player of the world and also the God of Cricket.
Some people says that he is the god of cricket only in India but that's not true he is the god of cricket of the world.
He made the highest run all around.

Love you Sachin sir

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.

This man should always be number 1. Sachin has nothing on him. Bradman had World War II end his career at his peak.


Sachin is nothing compared to him

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

3 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

No one dominated a very high quality bowling attack as Vivian Richards.
I see only one person who was as good against the same quality bowlers. Sunil Gavaskar

4 Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi

Pakistan zindabad he is the best

Greatest and king of kings

Shahid Afridi is the best player ever pakistan won many times because of him

476 sixes

5 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.

Australian leg spinning legend whom is well known for googlies. His googly is always an unexpected customer for batsmens.

6 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Captain cool

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.

Best captain of the cricket history
The only captain who won 5 icc trophy and world best wicket keeper
Man of the match of world cup final 2011 Know virat is captain but real captain is dhoni

Best captain + player + mind + health ever

7 Brian Lara

Brian lara the god of cricket he should be first best individual in making high scores and including everything else remember 401 not out

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

8 Jacques Kallis

Best all-rounder I have ever seen play

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

Shouldn't be this low

The breaker of partnerships, scorer of centuries. king of the South

9 Virat Kohli Virat Kohli

All the best bhai jan

King for so many reasons! We are so proud of this lad... one just has to prove why he is, that would be an insult to the one of the greatest ever batsman across all the 3 formats, run machine, a great captain in the making, a highly consistent fitness freak, a pure match winner...who is none other than KING KOHLI...

He should be on top. He is made only for winning. He is even better than Sachin Tendulkar. If anyone hate him, please stop hating him because if you are hating him that means you are hating India. Only person talks about his attitude but he has that type of attitude which a person should have.

10 Sir Frank Worrell

The Contenders

11 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

12 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

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

13 Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali is a better spin bowler than shane warne

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

The best bowler ever

14 AB de Villiers AB de Villiers

Best PLayer
Deserves to be number 1

He rocks, best cricketer to walk the world. Love yo mr 360 for life

Best player in the world


15 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

16 Adam Gilchrist

Gilly not in top 5? You're sick!

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.

17 Gary Sobers

He is the greatest player of all time after don and master. Why is he no.17?

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

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

18 Kapil Dev

Made India win their first World Cup. Is there any more doubt?

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

19 Ricky Ponting

19! Really are you even following cricket guys? He is definitely one of the best if not the best cricketers of all time in terms of all the aspects you can think of! It would be real injustice if he is not ranked up in the top 5

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.

20 Clive Lloyd

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

21 Alan Border
22 Virender Sehwag

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.

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.

23 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

24 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...

World number 1 and outstanding fielder

25 Michael Clarke

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

He should be no. 1
He has great ability

26 Kane Williamson Kane Williamson

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

27 Dennis Lillee

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

28 Shakib Al Hasan Shakib Al Hasan

He changed cricket for Bangladesh and actually gave Bangladesh a name in cricket world


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

29 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

30 Rahul Dravid Rahul Dravid

Grammar of the cricket
Example of Gentleman
Underrated Player
Master of Dignity

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.

31 Imran Khan

Best cricketer that became prime minister

Imran Khan king of kings

He is awesome

Definitely among top 5.

32 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.

33 Matthew Hayden
34 Ian Bell

World's Worst Player recorded 0 Runs of 172523617516 balls

35 Daniel Vettori

One of the most finest cricketers New Zealand has ever produced

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 Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah is Great plyer

38 Irfan Pathan

Kapildev of modern indian cricket team

39 Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards

He is the geatest

40 Sir Richard Hadlee

One of the best cricketer nz produced. Fine all rounder.

Best bowler of all time

41 Martin Guptill Martin Guptill
42 Umar Akmal
43 Greg Chappell
44 Yuvraj Singh

Top ever in team india

He hit six sixes an over and man of the tournament of wcc 11

He is a not only very good player also he is a best human being and also he is a best hitter so

He is a very good player

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45 Kumar Sangakkara

He is the greatest character ever


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

46 Liam Hutton
47 William Grace

Not a single batsman in the 1880s managed an average over 50. Among batsmen with 10+ innings, WG in fact had the second highest average. This was due to the low quality of pitches, which meant that scoring was much harder. Since run-scoring went up drastically in the early 1910s, when obtaining a 50+ average was feasible, we cannot compare Grace to modern players in terms of pure batting average. Also, he played far more first class cricket, which was the main format at the time. At the end of 1895, he had scored 43265 first class runs, more than twice that of Walter Read, who was second on that list. His best years came before test cricket, from 1868 to 1880. To judge him by his test average is unfair.

50% of the players above him are overrated because of modern bias (Umar Akmal and Martin Guptill, really? ). Shahid Afridi and MS Dhoni making the top 10 is an absolute joke. These are a mix of the most popular cricketers and some good ones. WG Grace is among the top run scorers and wicket takers in cricket history, so I'm going for him.

The best cricketer of the the 19th century

48 Rohit Sharma

Best Batsman In The World

Class, elegant, destructive, intelligent, humble, eye candy.. the list of features goes on for the Hitman.

You should of been in the top 5 he has done 264 runs in ODI! WHY IS HE 51!

He is the best! he has 600+I ODI icc records

49 Suresh Raina

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.

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.


50 Chris Gayle Chris Gayle

He is too far down in this list. He's a legend

This guy was a boss should be #2 behind tendulkar

A thunder storm or should I say Gayle storm

He is a very very good man he like on fire

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