Cricket has been among the top sports that have kept its fans excited for decades and many cricketers have come and left but very few captured the hearts of their fans or win the title of greatest cricketers of all time, with their skills and abilities.
Cricket can be a sport that can become very tricky at times and requires that a player has a good understanding of the game, particularly about the pitch. A lot of times it’s more about just a sport, people have their sentiments attached to this game especially if they have some sort of political or other issues with the opponent team.
But very few cricketers made it to our list today as a result of the incredible abilities and skills that they possess. Also, read about the most incredible players in Baseball history.
7 Greatest Cricketers of All Time in history of Cricket – Exclusive Rankings
Here is the list of the top 7 greatest cricketers in history of cricket.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin is a name that has been associated with cricket for the longest. His name will always be remembered as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. To say that his batting skills were so perfect and balanced is an understatement. He was the best batsman in the world.
He had 24 years of career during which he played both internationally and domestically. Unmatched by any other player, Sachin’s ability to make 100 centuries in the international series is beyond any doubt the greatest achievement of his career.
At the age of 16, Sachin performed in the national team, and because of his amazing performance, he was titled the best batsman one has ever been. Tendulkar had the nerves to top the batting chart with his exceptional record of 493 runs.
2. Don Bradman
Second on the list is Bradman, the name that is considered the best cricketer. Bradman has set the record of 99.94 test scores that no other player has been able to beat yet. He had helped to retain the team’s ranking even when Australia was experiencing a severe economic crisis.
Even when he got retired Bradman kept on providing his services to these sports be it as a writer, administrator, or selector. A lot of ambitious cricketers respect him and admire him for the work that he has done for this game.
His record of 974 runs against England is among his greatest career achievement. They employed the “bodyline” tactic to agitate his hitting. Despite this, he managed to keep his target at 57.
3. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan is a retired Sri Lankan player. He is still regarded as one of the finest spin bowlers in international cricket, bowling with his right-hand off-break. He had a significant influence on Sri Lankan cricket for 19 years thanks to his distinctive bowling style.
Also, only Muralitharan has amassed a 10-wicket total in each nation in which Test matches are being played. No one has beaten his record of 66 five wickets record which has been the highest till now.
4. Viv Richards
Sir Richards will always be one of the Greatest cricketers of all time. He was by far the most reliable cricketer in the ODI cricket period. Because of his fame through his productive years, people continue to discuss him today.
He has made over 8000 runs during Test matches, which supports his reputation. One of the most remembered performances in cricket history was his century in the match that he played in which England was an opponent team in 1986.
His strike rate was astounding, coming up at 97 runs for every 100 balls. He is regarded as the ‘King of Sixes’ for giving exceptional shots in all most all the matches. Viv Richard was also Wisden’s greatest cricketer of all time.
Wasim Akram is known for being the best fast bowler in the world of cricket. He owns records that are still out of reach for any international spinner, and he excels in test matches as well.
The reverse swing and swift bowling were introduced by Wasim Akram. Wasim was discovered during a local talent hunt immediately before he appeared for his debut matches. Wasim Akram is the finest bowler from Pakistan, and he has brought Pakistan so much respect and love from people around the globe.
6. Shane Warne
Shane was an Australian bowler. leg-break from right hand was his specialty in the bowling field. He was both among the most well-liked and fashionable cricket players of his time.
From Melbourne to Los Angeles, Shane is famous without bounds. Shane holds the record for the maximum wickets (96) during a Test series in the same year.
He is known as the first person to take 600 wickets in the entire cricket game and holds the distinction for the highest runs scored in a Test match without getting a century. In 2000 he has been the only spinner to be named “Wisden Cricketer of the Century“.
7. Kumar Sangakkara
One of the last greatest cricketers of all time whose name is Kumar Sangakkara. This Sri Lankan cricketer was born in 1977 on 27th October 1977. His outstanding abilities as a wicketkeeper and batsman distinguish him from other players in cricket history. He was ranked among the top 3 batsmen for many times in ICC rankings throughout his career. It is safe to say that he is the best test batsman of all time.
Sangakkara played international cricket for good 15 years and scored 28,016 runs during those years which is a huge accomplishment. He is regarded as one of the best cricket players in game history.
In the 2009 and 2011, World Cup matches Sangakkara was the reason that led the Sri Lanka T20IS trophy. After winning T20IS he was considered the best batsman on his team.
Because of his rating, Viv Richard is known best ODI cricketer whereas Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, and AB de Villiers also fall in this category of best ODI cricketers.
Virat Kohli is the answer to it. Virat Kohli’s outstanding performances and ability to handle the different types of pitches have made him trend for this title.
Sachin Tendulkar, Don Bradman and Shane Warne.
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