Top 10 Batsmen of All Time (Cricket)
The Top Ten
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.
LONG LIVE SACHIN... GOD OF CRICKET!
BRADMAN IS WAY BETTER! Compare Sachin's average to Don's. A BIG difference.
Had better strike rate in ODIs than his great peers. ODI is where strike rate matters..Had better overseas record in tests as compared to the other greats of his era..Played in the era of Warne, Murali, McGrath, Brett Lee, Jason, Walsh, Ambrose, Bishop, Akram, Younis, Donald and many more..Also faced Hadlee and Marshal..Most complete batsman in terms of Technique, Balance, Ability to hit as well as craft, Hunger for runs and longevity..
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 beyond a doubt the best cricketer of all time. Had he and Don Bradman had the chance to play at the same time and same conditions I don't doubt that Tendulkar would surpass Sir Don. Sachin has had to play many ODI matches while Don was almost all test cricket and that accounts for the higher average. It does not make him a superior batsman, Tendulkar is quite comparable just playing under different circumstances.
What impresses me the most is the team player aspect. Donald was a great cricket man but he also was never accused of being a team player first of all and Sachin give his all for his country and his team.
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 were ...more
I don't know why people vote for Tendulkar. Sir Don stats, his skill, and his influence on the game are phenomenal. And those who say that he only played few matches (52 averaging almost 100) and Tendulkar has played over 180(average 56)have to look at Bradman's first-class record which is 28,067 runs in 234 matches at an average of 95.14 with 117 centuries, 37 double centuries, 6 triples and one quadruple (452*). While Tendulkar has scored just 22k (I think) in almost 300 matches with less than 80 centuries. Batting was much more difficult in the old era, uncovered pitches, no advanced bats, larger grounds, no technology. I mean come on, Sir Don is the greatest. Sachin is not even better than Viv Richards or Jack Hobbs.
Gee there are some imbeciles posting on this website. How can Bradman not be number 1? I guess this is a reflection of the fact there are well over a billion Indians able to vote for Tendulkar and only 20 million Australians to vote for Bradman, so the numbers are well and truly stacked against The Don in a poll like this one. But it doesn't matter because the records are there for all to see and they clearly indicate Sachin is about as half as good as the Don, and there's no shame in that.
Brian Lara had outstanding test records at the end of his career. An average of 52.88 from 131 games, along with the highest score in test history- 400. He also holds the statistic of being one of only three players (along with Bradman and Sehwag) who has passed 300 or more runs in an innings on more than one occasion. Some would say that Tendulkar's superior average and career runs, or Bradman's far greater average, could imply that they're greater players. For me, however, it is also important to remember that Bradman played only 52 tests, which is far less than 1/2 of Lara's total. When it comes to Tendulkar, even though I have the greatest respect for his achievements and the way he dealt with the immense pressure that always seemed to surround him, it is undoubtedly true that he scored a great deal of his runs on slow, flat pitches that would of certainly hindered bowlers. He also played with batsman, such as Dravid, Ganguly, Sehwag and Laxman, who often scored runs around him ...more
BRIAN CHARLES LARA is the greatest batsman of all time.
Sachin tendulkar makes his 50 in just 20 to 30 balls but Lara makes his fifty in 40 to 70 balls but after his 50 sachin tries to make it as hundred and he completes his hundred in 110 to 120 balls but Lara after making his 50 makes his century in 90 to 100 balls. Indians will spread that sachin is greater than Lara but no one can lara's play. He is very classic player. Sachin's shots are just for runs but not for enjoying true play but Lara's shots and body language is the greatest thing which can't even be broken by DE VILLERS.Solara is the greatest batsman.
No one will ever begin to scratch the surface of the type of talent Brian Lara was how many batting records does Sachin
Have? Who else do you know can destroy England at his prime for 375 and then do it again when he is almost 40 and score the monumental total of 400 N. O (note the not out) Lara had a more finess refined game than Sachin, Sachin's talent was more soothed to the Asian continent stile of play on slow pitches with a lot of spin and remember how Lara destroyed Murali enough said peace
A batsman who can play for long hours but not consistent. He will play a few extremely good long innings. In between there could be a string of relatively poor scores. So while he could play some of the finest classiest innings on one hand, he would also play worse than some of his contempories.
But he is an extremely good batsmen but lack of good consistency prevents him from being the best.
Three cheers to him though
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..
He is one of the few and rare Captain and the best batsmen who is the best in playing PULL and HOOK shots in the WORLD. He led Australia to two consecutive world cup wins in 2003&2007.
He is the only captain to WHITEWASH every single test playing nation in his carrer, and I am sure that no one would break his record. RICKY THOMAS PONTING is a true cricketing LEGEND, respect him.
He is not only a great batsman also one of the greatest winners of all time. His achievements reflect with the winning combination of the team. He was not a selfish cricketer unlike many others. I suppose Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting are the greatest crickets of their time.
I'm English but I've got to give credit where it's due. Ricky Ponting is the third greatest batsmen of all time, he at least has a better temperament than the hit-and-hope Virender Sehwag
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.
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.
Legend... of all time. U say 50overs or 20 overs or 10 overs or 5 overs or super over. Vivi played all this when there is no format of game itself introduced. Word aggression is not enough to describe his batting power. Devasting would be a better word. Vivi vivi vivi. Any bowlers nightmare. Please don't include him in this list. He owns his own list
There is no comparison for VIV. Never before there was a cricketer and there will be never again. "Here comes the Caesar when comes such another? " Great batsmen like Bradman, Sobers and Viv Richards cannot be measured by
Runs but by their sheer performance. Words can't describe VIV.
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.
If they played as much cricket then as they do now imagine what his recor might be. Can we truly compare players of different eras, Bowler extaordinaire, bowler extra- ordinaire batsman with that special flare only Kallis as an allrounder compares Only Bradman as a batsman surpasses. As a true cricketer the most supreme! RD.
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.
This guy is in a class of his own. Bradman said that Sobers' 250 in Melbourne in 1972 was the best innings he ever saw. No need to say any more than that. Kallis was pretty special but Sobers is untouchable!
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.
He is the best player as a technique vise in a cricketing world.
The greatest unsung record of Dravid was he sawed 542 wickets while standing at non striker's end most by any batsman in the world the rescue man of India in test cricket.
The best player of test in world cricket and he is doing different roles in fielding like keeping and typical position at slip with the most no. Of catches in test cricket.
He also plays a lot with lower order in his career.
He is the best batsman in the cricketing world have ever produce just great with his defensive technique.
But he also plays aggressively to 21 ball 50 against NZ and 9 ball 36 against WI are enough to prove that he is plays aggressively in limits overs.
He is great. He is the last classical batsmen. He is a stroke maker and artist in one. He is the wall in good form. You can call him to bat for your life
The Wall is great!
He should be at the first position. People please vote for Rahul Dravid. We need to spread the message.
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...
He is a great all rounder he scored 175* against zimbabwe in 1983 when was in 17 for 5 Kapil Dev smashed
16 fours and 6 sixes he have also taken wicket of John Traicos his economy rate was 2.91
The one who Hit 179 not out Against Zimbabwe to make India win is put after Kevin Pietersen. The quiz's creator is such a big fat idiot
Perhaps the most inspirational cricketer India ever produced...Cricket is familiar every corner of India, only after Kapil brought WC to India!
The fastest to get to 13000 runs meaning if he, Sachin and Ponting started playing cricket together at the same time n played the same number of games he was going to get the most runs and took more than 250 wickets along the way isn't that scary? Lol n nw kohli ranks higher than him go figure
Kallis should be in top5
1 sachin.. 18000 runs in Odi and 15000 in test
2 bradman... Not more runs than kallis or ponting or lara but dounle hundreds and average of almoat 100
3 kallis...13000 runs in test with 250 wickets and 2nd most hundreds in test and catches
More than 10000 runs in odi and 250 wickets
Nearly 100 fifty in odi and averaging 50 in both formats after playing 150 tests and more than 300 odi is not a joke
4 ponting... His records speaks
5 lara... Most stylish batsman of cricket
Records which will be there for many more years
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.
I can only judge on my era, and while I could easily pick sachin. Kallis was an all rounder: which makes his batting ability all the more phenomenal...cricket is a game of stats: and statistically kallis is the most complete player of all time.
I could challenge any one bring better 'Man of crisis' than him. Even Tendulkar and Viv Richard cannot compete him in this skill. One of the all time greatest Batsman to play spinner. Word class batsman on both form of cricket and intelligent player is his dominant attributes.
Miandad is the batsman. Who hasn't scores many runs but he makes Pakistan win. His average always above 50... He is the best inning builder and the finisher... Simply we can call him the find of 1970...
Having known the man personally whilst playing against England in the 80's I saw a man with the "eye and sharpness of an eagle" and was a fabulous stroke player off any type of bowling.
I think that javed miandad is the number.1 last ball sixer in the world and the number 1 batsman in the world is sir don bradman, tendulker is not a good batsman!
This is really funny that legend sanga is in bottom of this list. go back and look at this greastst legend cricket history again
He is the top 3 highest bating runs all time in the cricket career.
Sanga and mahela who lead sri lankan team to continuously 3 times world cup semi final.
Sangakara made world record in the world which is his last world cup 2015. He played 4 counties 4x100s he is the first cricketer to score 4 continues 100s in world cup cricket history.
This greatest legend must be in top 3 batman
Sanga is one the class player because he gives less chances when he bats
Also always maintain the accuracy of the batting Technics. Skill of these type of players has to be carefully monitored and evaluated withing the frame of only class and legend players without getting mixed up with the players those who hang in the scenario due to luck and chance in the sake of international cricket.
Sangakkara should be in the same class as Virender Sehwag/VVS Laxman group, in fact he is probably better than them. He is part of the great 600 run partnership between Mahela Jayawardene and in my book, he goes down as a legend. With crisp strokes and entertaining shots. He is a great batsman. He is also a great individual
Sanga is better than others who appear in the list.. He should be in top three..
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.
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.
He is better than Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly.. As those two weren't class batsmen like legendary terror batsman Sunil Gavaskar. Everyone bow to Gavaskar the Great
My dad basically forced me to watch Sunil Gavaskar bat and he has a nice bat face, a lot of power so nearly all of them can go for 4 runs and he middles them nicely. Good player.
He is the stylish man of England's team and a dangerous batsman. He is one of those guys who can take the game away from anyone on his own.
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
He is probably England's best ODI players of all time. Good short career KP.
I'm sorry to see tat sanath is placed at 30th pos, I guess whoever has given this rankings are totally biased... It's been a great honour for cricket of producing a legend/game changer and he was unstoppable in his era... I think he should be at the top, I feel sorry for the guy who has given this rankings, I suggest you to look at the statistics that how much a player contributed to the team's performance rather than personal milestones...
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.
What? How I belive this.. ! Master blaster jayasuriya at 32nd? He is the greatest open batsman. Real legend but all of Indian baby cricketers ranks are higher than him. Everyone know he should be in top 5 like sachin, lara, ponting. Fastest 50, 100,150. And most famous all rounder. His bowling is better than sachin. But K. Peterson, gambir, yuvaraj, dhoni, kholi, ganguli, akmal, shewag and dravid ranks are higher. Please vote him be honnest.
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!
He is the dangerous player and can handle the situation very nicely.
There is no chance of fielding the bullet shots of Gayle.
As long as the pitch is dull and devoid of demons...the moment the ball starts seaming even by a millimeter, his dance moves are a treat to the eyes as well as superior to those performed by a trained Kathak dancer...
I know him for his high strike rates and I keep him in my highest esteem HE ROCKS. My whole class tries to imitate him he is the number one batsmen in the whole universe!
By far one of the best batsman of all time. A great hitter of the ball and have a superb timing, he's like the Superman of the Justice League... UNSTOPPABLE FORCE
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
He is the most promising opening batsman in test cricket after Sunil Gavaskar the great Indian legend.
But sehwag is also the legend in world cricket who change the phase of world cricket the terrific hand-eye co-ordination is the key for his success.
In the match against SA when he is scoring 319 he scores 4 boundary in one over of ntini with no use of just and Ian bishop is saying while commentating that he is very special because he is not moving his feet he have the proper space to flow his hands and to play all of his shots.
If you are coaching to batsman you always says go close to the ball but sehwag doesn't applying it if, he is applying he will not have proper space to flow his bat that is why this player is very special.
This is all said by Ian Bishop.
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 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
Loads of Indians are in love with Dhoni claiming he is the best batsman, captain and wicketkeeper. If they knew anything about cricket they would know that Sangakarra is better but Gilchrist is the best of them all. He was so good at batting that they introduced the rule which allowed wicket keepers to bat. Its because of him that Dhoni bats today. And also Wasim Akram, Javed Mindiad and all the others of that team are way better then India's players
Adam Gilchrist should be placed in top 5 best cricketers because he is best wicketkeeper batsman in the world with ranking number 1 and also he is the best wicketkeeper in the world with ranking number 1. And he has made the second highest opening patnership in the world with matthew hayden with overall of 5,372runs. And he has 3rd highest strike rate in odi and 2nd highest strikerate in test. This is only a little bit and there are so many records of adam gilchrist. So he should be placed in top 5 best cricketers.
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.
Gilchrisht you have a very powerful man in t20. Your sixes has been very powerful your sixes always out of the ground. Gilly you have the only batsman to have hit 100 sixes in test cricket. You are the most successful wicket keeper in ODI. You are better than the other wicket keeper like ab divilliers, dhoni, Sangakkara.
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.
What a great player, never gave up, briilant stroke player, and that trademark cut shut.
Very good bat. Hit 32 test centuries
Hiss namee iss Steve Waugh. nott steven waugh
Idiots like Haider Ali Khan needs to be kicked out of Internet who has no other job other than spreading hate through his awful sarcasm! Bangladesh will beat Pakistan. Inshallah.
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.
Inzi is the really the man of crises, and soft hands with ball connection by pull, cut & switch hitting. He is the legend cricketer. I thank in batting he stands with all levels with Tendulkar & brine lara
I think he is best batsman of the cricket. He is match winner player. He is technical very strong and man of crises, In short I think he is very complete batsman.
He is really commendable batsman.. Best captain team India could ever get... He has been legend of all times... A captain who exactly knew how to dominate the opposition, it could be by his performance or mental games.. Today whatever team India is achieving somewhere r d other credit goes to him because he build the team and taught dem how to win on overseas, which in past no one did, after his captaincy we began to win matches overseas which was just like a dream in past. I really can't express about how inspiring figure you are for millions of people.. Just hats off.
I don't know what people think about him but I am cent % sure this guy has rocked up the cricket feilds over years and will remain as an unbiased cricketer for over years...Damn what a personality...what a tempo of batting, he has been a combo of full time boball...entertainment..He has been a staunch follower of his decisions (even when it comes to keep Steve Waugh waiting or the historical waving of his jersey in the balcony of the Mecaa...). Frnds don't forget the towering sixes that comes every time when the ball hits his massive as well as majestic bat...Really a sign of royalty...U all damn critics that is why he is called MAHARAJA...OK! Bultoos. Guys
Ganguly is number one. Sachin can't play a ball now still he is playing. Ganguly said goodbye to international cricket when he was at his Top.
Ganguly is best batsman and captain. Ganguly played half of the time as sachin
Played and see the recored. Dada became the victim of indian politics. Still he fought back. And sachin? Sachin took all the advantage all the time he enjoyed his cricket. So dada is far best
Dada rocks... No one could match him... What a great personality... What a great captain... Simply spellbound... India's best left handed batsman..
The greatest Australian after Bradman and ponting. His 205 against new zeland is the greatest innings which a bat has ever produced
Amazing captaincy, amazing batsman.
Best LeftHand Bat in my humble opinion.
Managed an average of 50.56 even though he played 265 innings. Over 11000 test runs.
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.
One of the greatest players in the world of cricket. No one can match with his discipline and honesty. Every body knows about his passion with the cricket
He is a intelligent cricketer. He is pioneer of swing and world cup winner.
I am surprised to see the name of imran khan too low umar akmal is not such a good player
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
Please be my coach I am in sydney. Inshallah. You r the all- rounder Australia need and your my best player all time, it will be awesome if you can be my coach. I try to practice everyday, my medium pace bowling and my right handed batting. Just like U.
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.
What a batsman.. The star player.. Sometimes the whole team depends upon him... He Is one of the best all rounders
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
The best batsman cricketing world has ever produced so far. Showing his irony for the last 5-6 yrs. Much better than Sachin who had played 460+ games and scored 49 odi centuries and this guy 119 games and 21 centuries.
His wrists are amazing the technique of a top class batsman how on earth is Jaques Kalls above him as a batsman no way. Amla has to be in the top 10 of all time.
He is really a good batsman, He is a very calm, patient and well behaved player. Thank full that we have such good player.
Top of all. His 364 against Australia is a classy
Great batsman of his era