Top 10 Best Australian Cricket Players of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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.

Not just the best Australian cricketer, but the best cricketer in the world ever. He was so far ahead of everybody else it wasn't funny. Had he played today with today's bats and pitches, he would have been amazingly good. Wish I could have seen him play live.

With so few games played, Don had scored many centuries. 'The Don,' as he was often referred to, had an average of 99.94! The best average ever! He only needed 7 more runs to have made an average of 100. No wonder this fantastic batter was knighted. Good on you, buddy!

2 Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist is a retired international Australian batsman and wicketkeeper. He scored centuries 33 times in his career.

He is the best wicketkeeper in the world. Nobody is better than him. I love the way he claps after taking a catch. He is one of the best openers in the world. I love him. He should be Number 1.

A truly amazing cricketer and a character as flamboyant as any human being that's played the game. He could do anything with bat or gloves.

I love when he does that ball-clapping thing whenever he catches the ball. He will be dearly missed, and I really just want him back on the team.

3 Shane Warne Shane Keith Warne was an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer who captained the Australian national team

When it was Warne's turn to bowl, he always went to another level. I felt really happy that he played for Australia. A true champion of our game.

The greatest leg spinner in the history of the game, without a shadow of a doubt. He was always able to stay a step ahead of the batsmen facing him.

He had a knack for turning matches in Australia's favor that were well beyond their reach. Probably one of the greatest cricketing brains ever.

4 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 number one player of Australia yet, and he scored 176 in the last test of the Ashes. I love him so much.

He is the best cricketer and an all-rounder in the whole world. I can't express my feelings in words.

Best all-rounder in all three formats. Number 1.

5 Ricky Ponting

Best pull shot I've ever seen. A superbly talented young cricketer who went on to greatness. A truly great captain with the highest respect from his teammates. I've been watching cricket since the 1970s, and I am yet to see a better player than Punter.

The best hooker and puller I have ever seen in my life. It was a privilege watching him play because he was a sensational batsman and would try his guts out for every single game he played in his career.

Best hooker and puller in cricket history. An amazing captain for Australia and an absolute privilege to watch him in action.

6 Glenn McGrath

A fantastic bowler and without a doubt the most accurate. It was a real shame to see him retire from cricket in 2007, but he will go down as a legend of the game.

A magnificent fast bowler and without a doubt the most accurate. It was sad to see him retire in 2007 because he was sensational.

Without a doubt the most accurate fast bowler that has ever played the game, and it was a real privilege to watch him in action.

7 Steve Waugh

He was a wonderful cricket player, and it was simply amazing watching him when he made his famous Test century. Overall, the greatest Australian cricketer ever to play our game.

He was simply amazing and was without a doubt the gutsiest. It was a privilege to watch him make that famous hundred in 2003.

Great player, always dug Australia out of a hole. Great sportsman and idol for young players. This guy should be up around 2 or 3.

8 Steve Smith

Because he is the best captain for Australia and lots of kids look up to him. Also, he is a very competitive player. Many legends across the world are of the opinion that he is a very talented young player who makes very few mistakes. He is also a highly skilled player and is a very popular person in the cricket industry!

Steve Smith is a batsman who handles the team in times of need. I am an Indian but support Australian cricket after the Indian cricket board. I also want to comment on the person who said Steve Smith cries like a baby. He cries because he accepted his mistake. And you yourself are a baby who used to change diapers all the time.

9 Michael Hussey

He is the best batsman ever. Deserves to be the Orange Cap winner in Season 6. I love him a lot and wish Australia the best of luck for the next Champions Trophy, which India will win. All the best, India.

The best left-handed batsman I have ever seen. His passion for the game overwhelms me. His drives through the covers always make me happy. For me, he is my Guru (Sir).

He truly deserved the nickname Mr. Cricket because he was amazing to watch and would always give his all when playing for Australia.

10 Michael Clarke

He's a great tactical captain and has become the first player to ever score four double centuries in a calendar year.

My best cricketer is Michael Clarke. He is a good captain. He is clever. He has big talent. I love him.

He is the reason why Australian test cricket is still alive. Great player.

The Contenders
11 Dean Jones

One of the most exciting batsmen to watch. Great footwork!

Dean Jones is a number one batsman when he plays for Australia, a match-winning player.

12 Allan Border

An inspirational leader of Australian cricket and the most consistent, without a shadow of a doubt.

An inspirational leader for Australian cricket, and he was awesome to watch.

13 Richie Benaud

Best all-round spinner I have seen. Very astute and brilliant strategist and captain. A great man manager.

Best all-round cricketer on the field and off, over a lifetime.

14 Merv Hughes
15 David Warner David Andrew Warner is an Australian cricketer and the current vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.

This guy is a legend. At 27 years old, and many years to go, we hope, he will eclipse Bradman. Dave is a left-handed batsman, not a right-handed batsman like Bradman, which makes it all the better. He's not a part of the establishment in any way.

He is the most destructive opener for Australia, and he plays all formats so well. According to Tom Moody, he is the best opener in the world.

A great batsman to watch. Every time I see him bat, I am amazed. Go Warner!

16 Keith Miller
17 Glenn Maxwell Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day International and Twenty 20 International matches for Australia.

Some say he's not the best and sometimes question why he plays cricket, but to me, Glenn Maxwell is more than a cricketer. He is an entertainer.

He is the best player in cricket history. You know he is a big hitter. Keep it up, Maxwell.

That one match against Sri Lanka, and he's become one of my favorite cricketers.

18 Dennis Lillee

Incredible bowler. He had pace, consistency, and the ability to hit the right lengths to get the best out. Should be higher on the list.

Very surprised Lillee is not higher up, what a game-changer! Would have rated him higher than Watson!

19 Matthew Hayden

I think that Matthew Hayden is the best of all. Hats off to Sir Matthew. I love his attitude towards his nation. He was a pillar of the Australian cricket team.

He is an absolute boss by scoring over 400 and getting a technique to play against spin after having troubles!

A tremendous striker of the ball, very strong, and formed a sensational partnership with Justin Langer. A very good cricketer indeed.

20 Mitchell Johnson

That Ashes season ended not just one Englishman's international career but four. Fire, accuracy, and pace. Loaded enough to knock your stumps down.

A batsman with the "X" factor to smash sixes all over the stadium. Good batting. One of the best batsmen!

It was a pleasure watching him bowl. Amazing bowler!

21 Mitchell Starc Mitchell Aaron Starc, is an Australian cricketer who currently plays first-class cricket for the New South Wales Blues.

An amazing bowler with consistent pace over 145, who can rattle the best batsman in the world with one at his neck or toes.

He is my favorite bowler ever. Keep it up, Starc, take wickets for Australia.

Serving the team in difficult times, not much pace support was around.

22 Victor Trumper

A great batsman who has unfortunately been lost in the shadow of Don Bradman but still shines through for those who love the game.

I have no idea how these players like Starc and Maxwell are better than the classic hard hitter, Trumper.

A maverick, stylish, and definitely the best batsman of Australia after Sir Don.

23 Arthur Morris
24 Paul Reiffel
25 Nathan Lyon
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