Top 10 Batsmen of All Time (Cricket)

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.

Tendulkar is best because he has achieved many things against the greatest bowlers in the world in his era.

Whereas bradman is mediocre because if you see ICC best bowler during his time there is no single best bowler alive on his time, all were batsman and fielding was sloppy not a world class like of today's.

When bradman played his last test with huge expectation to score only 4 runs to make his average 100, he went out for 0 runs only. On the other hand sachin has been carrying burden of billion people's and their expectation over many years along with the success to fulfill those expectations including World Cup.


DON IS WAY BETTER! Compare Sachin's average to Don's. A BIG difference. - micahisthebest

He is the lord of cricket he hit a double century in the history of cricket in odi he is the champion who made India win the icc cup

Tendulkar is the god of world cricket. Mainly, he got double hundred in odi against sa and also had the most number of records

Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman of all time. Full stop.

Some people say Sir Don is best but the fact is that he is not. He surely is the 2nd one and even a close 2nd but Sachin is the 1st boy.

Sir Don only has that miraculous average run-rate under his sleeve whereas Sachin holds almost all the bating records with his bat.Sure, Sir Don had to face some really tough challenges in his time and still managed to maintain that amazing average.This is something really really awesome and his play style was nothing but flawless, making him a true legend, but Sir Don had his advantages too. Most matches were against either England or South Africa. He got familiar with all their bowlers and pitches plus the opponent did not have any technology to analyze Sir Don's batting style. These were surely some great advantages.

Now about Sachin Tendulkar.That man is playing for 20 years! Some people say if Sir Don was to play for that long time he could have beaten all of ...more

2 Sir Donald Bradman Sir Donald 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.

He the best full stop. 99.94 average at any time is still good. No come close.

If you are talking about the best batsman of all-time that is Sir Don Bradman. Granted, he played in an
Era where there were fewer team than there is today... But Bradman played in an era where they played on uncovered pitches. Let's not forget the fact that players like Bradman had there careers interrupted by the Second World War. It was some time before their careers resumed.

Bradman was known for his dedication to perfecting his skills, such the famous batting the golf ball up against the wall with a stump to sharpen his hand-eye coordination.

Bradman held a lot of batting records, such as the most double centuries and the highest score in test cricket for many years before some of these records were eventually broken. However, he still holds the record for the highest average in test cricket history. A record that many experts believe will never be broken.

When Bradman retired from test cricket in 1948 he had scored 6,996 runs in 52 tests with 29 centuries ...more

Bradman is easily the best. Averaged 99.94 over about a 20 year period! No one else comes close. If someone came along in 40 years and played almost 4 times more test cricket than Tendulkar has and made a lot more runs than him, because he played so much more, but averaged only a little over half what Tendulkar has averaged (say 30), would we say he was better than Tendulkar? I'd suggest "hell no".

It's the same as for Bradman v Tendulkar.

Averages tell the full story. Bradman averaged what, probably at least double what the next best in the world of his time averaged. Tendulkar doesn't even have a batting average as high as Jaques Kallis, who has also taken 271 test wickets, despite Sachin playing on batting roads in the sub continent all the time.

Tendulkar has also made 8 test centuries (including at least two 200+ not outs) against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and Bradman never got to play against such inferior opposition. (63 of Bradman's 80 test innings ...more

He is the best batsman in the world. He's average is 99.94 I think no one could achieve this batsman even Sachin also.

3 Brian Lara

Help I don't understand! How is he below umar akmal?

He is pure class of a batsman absolutely no one will never bat like him not even Sachin and that is a fact. He is just superb! The best of all times in the history of cricket!

His average was 47 lower than Bradman. I don't see how he is the best - RewMac0435

This is the best ever Batsman in the world. Everyone after him has tried to emulate him. Great Cricketer. West Indians are the best.

Many players had far better stats than him. He is still nothing compared to Bradman - RewMac0435

Pure class

4 Ricky Ponting Ricky Ponting

HE is the best captain of Australia RICKY PONTING more centuries in test and
Odi cricket than any other Australian in test he can scored 39 centuries
In odi he can scored 30 centuries

Ricky Ponting has probably been the best captain for Australia and likely the world he has world cup once and is great bats men

The best class player in the world... He is the best batsmen of all time... You rock Ponting... Now you will be the best batsmen of all time... Compare the matches between tendulkar and ponting... Ponting is way ahead when tendulkar was in ponting's place..

Best batsmen for me

5 Vivian Richards


Unlike Sachin Tendulkar Vivian could win test series. He captained 50 tests and never lost a test series. At Home or Away, he was unstoppable. He scored 100 first class test century's

I personally thinks that Vivian Richard was the best batsman. He played very well and was on top of all the bowlers particularly the fast bowlers, He was very talented batsman. Crowd enjoyed very much with his play all around the world. After his retirement in early 90's West Indies never went back like before. And I don't think they will ever find a batsman like him.

He was only good at slogging. His average was nothing compared to Bradman. - RewMac0435

The way in which Sir Viv. plays the game shows how much he commits himself to cricket. He always seem to be one who wants nothing but to win. The way in which he scores his runs was never a concentration on personal records but to have the West Indies on top of cricket in the world. With this attitude of Sir Viv. has placed him to be in my mind the best West Indies Captain of all time who has never Lost a Test series during his captaincy. He was also deemed to be the most feared batsman ever.

Beresford Lewis.

6 Rahul Dravid Rahul Dravid

The wall stands tall even at the age of 38. He has been called up up by the national team for odi's and t20. He didn't get opportunity since the last 4 years. He has scored more than 12000 runs in test cricket at an average of 54.58. Whenever he has made his century, India has won. Only in two occasions he has been unsuccessful.

The Wall is great!
He should be at the first position. People please vote for Rahul Dravid. We need to spread the message.

He is great. He is the last classical batsmen. He is a stroke maker an artist in one, he is the wall in good form you can call him to bat for your life

He was not born great.. But with hard work and dedication.. He is the lone winner in test matches next to bradman.. No sachin no kallis or ponting.. When it comes to batting 2nd or 4th innings (which ismost difficult) he is master of all times.. He can absorb pressure like sponge.. All major partnerships are because he is at one end... In test no 3 is the most important apart from one dayer which is 1 or 2... And no 3 is dravid.. And he has been in this position for long time.. When dravid arrived tendulkar was already legend... But if you compare from year 98 t0 2012... Dravid is definitely the great.. Its just from 89-98. That's add to sachin's average and record.. But less the 7 yrs of carrer compared to sachin and he has done the most miracle.. One man who comes close to him is lara because he was not surrounded by great batsman from his team.. So wenever he comes to bat there was plenty of pressure and he has to deliver.. Imagine he playing in aussie and batting without ...more

7 Kapil Dev

World cup winning captain for an un noticed team India at that time, when west indies ruled the cricket... Such a brave al rounder, is really unfair to be ranked at 53...

Where is great kapil Dev in the list such a fools

He led india to the world cup win in 1983 - he should be in the top 30 at least
Never mind this crap list

Not at all he is at this no.

8 Jacques Kallis Jacques Kallis

He is a batting great and a world class bowler - the greatest all rounder of all time

because I think he have the ability to high class batting performance.

Apart from perhaps the almost unseen Barry Richards, Kallis would be South Africa's greatest ever batsman having scored over 9,700 test runs at an average of 55.46.

King Kallie must be number one

9 Javed Miandad Javed Miandad

Very good batsmen in cricket all time and brave fighter player in cricket cricket hart javed miandad

I heard he's amazing. Not from my time, but the sixer he hit with the last ball against India was AMAZING. He's the best batsman.

he has shot a six in the lost ball in a match with india he is a hero

He is very polite

10 Kumar Sangakkara Kumar Sangakkara

Sanga is better than others who appear in the list.. He should be in top three..

He surely belongs to the top 10 minimum. He is one of the best batsmen ever. He deserves to be higher

Sanga is better than others. He should have 3rd place

See his records, he is remarkable in all respect


The Contenders

11 Sir Garfield Sobers

Another amazing batsman, enough said.

Simply the best. If you never saw him play you missed the most talented natural classy and dedicated cricketer to ever step on the turf. What a sportsman, what talent and flair. Few players can do things that others cannot but Sobers did it batting bowling and fielding so many times that it defied belief. Greatness is an over used term but if you had to pick a single player for your side Sobers would be the automatic first choice every time.

Unreal talent. Over 8000 runs at 57.78. Held the record of highest individual test score (365) for many years.

This outstanding cricketer should be second only to Don Bradman. His 8000 runs came in 98 Test Matches. All of the batsmen above him have played in the region of 130 - 150 tests. This man is the greatest ever cricketer to grace the game. - harding-david

12 Garfield Sobers

I like him he is good player in the team
So.i can say he is very good player in the cricket

Garfield sobers allready finisheedd

13 Sunil Gavaskar Sunil Gavaskar

Played for one of the weakest teams in cricket, against some of the best bowlers the game has ever seen (Lille, the West Indies speedsters, etc. ). Still has one of the best records in the game. Technical mastery is unquestioned. Considered by many batsmen to be the best, including the Don.

First to make 10000 runs... First to score 30+ centuries(34) even without a consistant partner... All time dangerous fast bowlers... No helmets.. No restrictions on bouncers.. Do you need any more arguments?

I think sunil gavaskar is the best batsmen of all age

This guy played in an era where there were no restrictions for bowlers. Today Tendulkar has the safety of bowlers being restricted to one bouncer an over. This is so unfair when you tell a bowler that he cannot bounce at a batsmen like Tendulkar more than once. It's like telling Sanath Jayasuriya that he can't come forward and hit the ball more than once in an over. Due to this rule cricket has become a batsmen s game and it's not going to help the bowlers. For this reason I feel guy's like Gavaskar, Richards and Miandad should be placed right on top.

14 Kevin Pietersen Kevin Pietersen

He is probably England's best ODI players of all time. Good short career KP. - yashbeer26

The most talented batsman to play the game, Only if he had a bit patience.

He got the power in the hand to strike the ball over the boundary - subash123456789

he is just a legend he is my favourite batsmen of all time he hit 202 v india in lords in 2011 in a odi its possible he should be in 5th place and he uses an addidas there so good but me I have a kookuburra 750 and peoples favourite in clontarf cricket club is kevin

15 Chris Gayle Chris Gayle

He is just g force
He was the first to score a century in t20 world cup
He was the first to score 2 centuries in ipl
He just is the strongest of all

He is the greatest hitter in the would and he should be moved up that table he is fear him and don't want to see him

He is the dangerous player and can handle the situation very nicely.
There is no chance of fielding the bullet shots of Gayle.

He is the one of the best batsman of the world

16 Virender Sehwag Virender Sehwag

Virender sehwag is the best in cricket history and holds the fastest record triple century in tests

Not only holds the record of fastest triple record, he scored it twice :2 - paasadani

Blaster player in world cricket no one can plays like virendra sehwag he truly rocks... Most dangerous player forever in cricket history... He will be in top 3

He does not understand the word good ball bez. Every ball for him is for hitting. Best jat batsmen ever seen

He has Two triple hundreds under his belt! A double hundred too!
It took 21 years for sachin tendulkar to hit a 200 in ODI international, But it was just a matter of 10 years! People consider Sachin Tendulkar as GOD of cricket, Sehwag scored 200 in 7 balls less than what sachin scored his double century.. And he hasn't played at least half of the ODI's Sachin played! So what shall we call him? God of the Gods? ! Oh No Offense! He's Genius

17 Sanath Jayasuriya

He never played for Individual Records, but He always played for his Country and for the Victory of the whole team. That's why he is So Great...

All Hail Sanath Jayasuriya! You are the BEST! - Nirmal1991USA

Fastest 50, fastest 100 and fastest 150 were broken by him. Only batsmen past 13k runs to get over 300 wickets is a bonus too. I believe that he is one of the best players as he is a great player with great aggressive abilities and never gives up. He was the world of cricket, he revolutionized cricket and changed the cricketing world to make it more aggressive.

Why isn't he in the top 15? , he is surely one of the best all rounders ever. Over 13000 runs and 300 wickets, I reckon he should be a lot more higher than this.

@ 1996 world cup, he almost every bowlers nightmare. He pulled away match in first 15 overs.

18 Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist

Gilly is the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen in the history of cricket. Gilly is the only player to have hit 100 sixes in Test, 3 consecutive half centuries in final of world cup &Most successful keeper in ODI. He is better keeper batsmen than MS Dhoni, sangakara.

He should be placed in top 10. His record in world cup was wonderful. 3 consecutive half centuries in final. Who can achieve this feat.

I think that adam desrves a better position than this. He must be in top 10. He is a great batsman and a great sportsperson too. He is the gratest wicket keeper of all time and a very dangerous batsman of his time. And also now, he is playing in the ipl. He is a player of big matches.

Not saying he's as good as tendulkar but what a guy

19 Steven Waugh Steven Waugh

Very good bat. Hit 32 test centuries

Could pull his side out of trouble with a typical skipper's knock. One of the classiest batsmen of all time. Also scored 32 test centuries.

He never gave up he is great he made a century or a half century every time he played cricket he should be on top he also is a player who always hitted more than 4 sixes

What a great player, never gave up, briilant stroke player, and that trademark cut shut.

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20 Inzamam-ul-Haq

You are the best

He is out standing. He perform every time espicialy agaist india

He was brilliant, brilliant, and brilliant. He was the match winner, a team player, at most of his career he came to bat at crunch situation release the pressure and give victory to his country.

Such a great player and so down the list..

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

Dada rocks... No one could match him... What a great personality... What a great captain... Simply spellbound... India's best left handed batsman..

He is a legendary batsmen and god of offside shots... And great captain...

Dada rocks... He built the India team so called men in blue... Aggressive captain ever produced... And god of off side...

What a batsman. What a man. What a captain. The man who stood strong against corruption and brought back Indian cricket from the depths of hell. The man who groomed absolute like Sehwag, Yuvraj, Dhoni and Zaheer. He is India's Captain, Leader, Legend.

22 Allan Border Allan Border

Amazing captaincy, amazing batsman.

Managed an average of 50.56 even though he played 265 innings. Over 11000 test runs.

Wait! I don't Understand! Is Allan Behind Clarke and Afridi?

The greatest Australian after Bradman and ponting. His 205 against new zeland is the greatest innings which a bat has ever produced

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23 Imran Khan Imran Khan

Best Captain of all you

I am surprised to see Imran's name so low. He is one of the biggest legends of Cricket History and the whole world admits this. Can't compare with any one.

This man is a legend.I don't understand why his name is so low on this list.

Cool man

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.

He is the one hero who had to fight the villains in his own team and is still battling for a long long time. This man is able to fight it all. AND he has proved time and again that he's the best in the world. Worldt20 2012 is one such proof. In few cases he fails, but one should notice that he fails when clarke is in the team. Any human can fail in such torturous environment created by clarke. But no matter how many villains surround him, he battles them all. I've never seen such a great talented player battling such hostility from his own team and his captain and from his own country citizens and media. Although he is best player by far in his team and the world, his country wants to drop him out of the team. This is the exact reason why Australia is so low in world cricket now. They have hit rock bottom. Australian cricket sucks now. They can be beaten by any team horribly. No player in the world at present works as hard as watson. He bats and bowls in tests, odis, t20, champion ...more

Shane watson, what a sinple strong player he is. Australia has won a couple of time, just because of Shane watson. Who ever made the list, probably doesn't even know cricket.

Csk watson


25 Len Hutton

Top of all. His 364 against Australia is a classy

Great batsman of his era

26 Hashim Amla Hashim Amla

The god of cricket, this guy can turn the game around and get a century unexpectedly. He is patient and very careful on his bat, hi is the best batsman ever

He is having ability to strike all the ball and live the ling time in field - subash123456789

No comparison with another

HE is better than virat kohli
He is a legend

27 W.G. Grace W.G. Grace

Brilliant player, also played on far harder conditions, especially in England!

More than 50000 runs. More than 2000 wickets. More than 800 catches. Play till his age was 58. Father of cricket.

Father of Cricket Techniques... One of all time greats..

This is very good batsman he was scored 152 on debut

28 V.V.S. Laxman V.V.S. Laxman

The useful test batsman. Save the India in her critical position every time.

Very much useful batsman for India. He is part of many greatest victories.

He Always Perform Well. That's Why He Trends On Twitter Every Week. - tayal5001

He has played the greatest all time knock ( 281 at Eden Gardens) and has distinguished himself with playing many great knocks especially in the third and fourth innings. Extremely Stylish, Wristy and Graceful batsman

29 Mike Hussey Mike Hussey

Any format, any batting position, any fielding position, batting average, passion, he is just that guy purfeect MR. CRICKETER... WHAT ELSE DO you WANT, HE IS JUST UNDER RATED...

He is the most embarrassing cricketer in the world - subash123456789

No dout that he has hited such a sixes in cricket and his streight drive are excelent

He is my favorite batsman. He is under rated here. He should be at least at the top 5. He is a class act and also Mr. Cricket

30 Michael Clarke Michael Clarke

The Aesthetic god of cricket you people are frigging idiots.. Glenn mcgrath?

He is so talented. He holds a record of most double centuries by any Australian.

He is very talented and he is my rolmodel he is one of the best batsmen you can get and he is one of the men ho made a 300 not out he is a outstanding player and good luck with you're captainse he is a amazing player I like to see him play cricket because he is the one makes me a better player no one els just Michael Clark or can I say the amazing player you're the best thank you for playing cricket I wish the South African team

In 5 years he will be in top three

31 David Gower

So pretty to watch

32 Greg Chappell

Should be in the top ten

Very good batsman

33 David Hussey David Hussey

A Very good and steady Batsmen of his era

I Admit that Ian Bell and David Hussey are lucky to have put sooner! your forgetting to put Steve Smiths name, Johnson's name, maxwell and Watson's name, but remembering some dumb cricketer in the lower order and putting him on top of the legends!

34 David Hookes David Hookes


35 Mohammad Yousuf

I have never seen the player of this quality. He is the one of most stylish player after saeed anwar tamim iqbal and rahul dravid and Ricky ponting but alas! Pakistan cricket board could not recognize this great player

Yousuf is best he should be on number 6

He was the best player in a world he is a nice person

He is the greatest batsman I have ever seen in my life

36 Jack Hobbs Jack Hobbs

Are you lot having a laugh... No mention of one of the greatest opener ever to play the game. Along with Sutcliffe possibly the greatest opening partnership of all time. Also don't agree with Tendulkar topping the list and that's coming from an Indian. Anyone who knows anything about cricket knows Sir Don Bradman was the greatest batsman to play the game Tendulkar said so himself.

I don't even know how cricket is played, but the answer's D. Jack Hobbs. Yeah, final answer! - keyson

Jack hobbs are a greatest batsman ever he is my favourate cricketer ever. HE is the best cricketer


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37 Victor Trumper Victor Trumper

Victor trumper rocks to the core - Adron

38 Matthew Hayden

He is dangerous in pitch that even bowler fear how to crack ball

Always destroying opposition, any kind of attack was nothing for him, he was a team player, playing for team nt fr records

The greatest opening batsman of all time... period. He revolutionised the position in test cricket and paved the way for a new generation of opener. Players like Sehwag, gale, and warner all grew up in his shadow and have failed to surpass him. The image of the big unit striding down the wicket to an opening bowler in the first session of a test was a thing of beuty and brute force. Cocky, arrogant and above all else brilliantly bludgeoning. The man in his pomp was a tour de force. The most intimidating batsmen at his peak I have ever seen. I understand there is a heavy Indian and recent bias for half the batsmen in front of him but he should be top 15 at least. - Hayden282828

You are good wicket

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39 Wally Hammond Wally Hammond

Long forgotten, but still one of the greatest

I think one hour of this batsman at the crease was worth a whole day of Bradmans boring play it along the ground attitude.

England's greatest ever batsman. Scored over 7000 runs at an average of 58.45.

Must be England's Third Greatest! And Idiots putting him after dumb players like ian bell and David hussey!
and putting him right behind warner and dumb murli vijay is better than him your saying! yuh?

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40 Murali Vijay Murali Vijay

He is the most stylish modern day's batsman.
His drives, pulls, lofts and flicks are so clean and awesome.
He needs a couple of big scores quickly and he could be in the good books of the media.
He definitely practices to be stylish.
Good batsman, great to watch!

He was the only Indian player to hit tow hundreds in ipl

I like murali vijay

I first thought Murali Vijay was Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay should be in top 5.

41 Graham Gooch

Greatest English and world batsman

Morons! He should be in top 30!

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

He is not the best because best is someone who is better than everyone else but Davey is someone who we can't even think of comparing with that "everyone else"...When a child dream of meeting a famous personality,he began to become one playing since the age of 5. Haters gonna hate but he doesn't change for anyone and real spirit and confidence is required to do so. Many instances shown by him of his excellence and brilliance as he has always been there for his team when in need...Not like the players you voted for who have been all-time chokers. True spirit and talent is required to become a cricketer and person like him. If you can't respect him for what he has done in the world of cricket,at least don't hate him.
"On the top with only the clouds above,
You are the king of the game everyone loves.
Always my hero, you know how to score,
Never satisfied with centuries, always wanting more.
While others played to win matches,you won hearts,
With the greatest soul you ...more

Great player in the world

Great all formats

I warned you he is awesome hits the 6s amazing

44 Brendon McCullum Brendon McCullum

He is a beast with the bat and with the gloves

Oh just run down the pitch and hot that six baby!

He is the first man who ha scored 158* in IPL. No one can achieve it

What a fielder. He can't hit 1 2 or 3 he will always hit 6 and 4

45 Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi

Yo you gtta admit, he's got the thing that no one has ever got in the history of cricket n will never achieve in the future as well. There's only one afridi. In one report by espn, "10% cricket runs because of him" now that's a big deal.

Fastest century off 37 balls, and has really proved himself in limited overs form of the game. Has shown huge success in the T20 form, and people say it is "tailor made for Afridi". Boom Boom.

Shahid afridi is very honest and does not lie and puts his heart into cricket and fans.


46 Ian Bell Ian Bell

Why is he so low textbook batsman easily top20 for me. Player of the ashes, player of the year.

I bell is great batsman

He is a good play

He is 2 and worst player in history of cricket

47 Kane Williamson Kane Williamson

Worst batsman & captain I have seen ever.
Don't know why he got the man of the series in WC 2019 final ; while it should be given to rohit sharma for his world record of 5 tons in a single WC.
Know that he is talented but not more hitman.
Hate you Kane.

Love you rohit.



Worthless List! He should be in Top 10!

48 Cheteshwar Pujara Cheteshwar Pujara

He is going to be the next rahul dravid of world cricket

Top class test cricketer like rahul dravid

He is my roll model. He is the best test cricketer

Has to get chance in one-day international

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

By yash bhadule

Cool player I have ever seen I m a fan of you ian sir

HAHAAHAHA! You say you put him here! He should be in top 10! Stop this Morons!

He is a greart player


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