List of Top 10 All Rounders in Cricket History

Top 10 all rounder in cricket history

Cricket is one of the top endorsed games in the world which produced some legendry players. In cricket history there have been only few who gifted with all skills including batting, bowling and fielding. Consequently, below is our list of top 10 all rounders in cricket history.

Garfield Sobers

Garfield Sobers

Sir Garfield Sobers, is one of the legendary West Indian cricketer. He was a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast-medium bowler whose contributions to the game were nothing short of extraordinary. His skills extended beyond batting and bowling, and so considered as an exceptional fielder, adept at various positions on the field.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 365
• Best Bowling: 6/73
• Total Catches: 109

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 0
• Best Bowling: 1/31
• Total Catches: 1

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis, a former South African captain, is often regarded as one of the top 10 all-rounders in cricket history. However, as a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler, Kallis demonstrated exceptional skill in both aspects of the game. Lastly, his remarkable statistics and consistent performance on the field not only justify his popularity among cricket fans globally but also underscore why he is considered one of the greatest all-rounders of all time.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 224
• Best Bowling: 6/54
• Total Catches: 200

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 139
• Best Bowling: 5/30
• Total Catches: 131

Best performance in T20 matches

• High score: 73
• Best Bowling: 4/15
• Total Catches: 7

Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev, was the captain of Indian cricket team that won the Cricket World Cup 1983. He also scored 5000 runs and took more than 400 wickets in the test.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 163
• Best Bowling: 9/83
• Total Catches: 64

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 175
• Best Bowling: 5/43
• Total Catches: 71

Ian Botham

Ian Botham

Ian Botham played for the England cricket team in both test and ODI formats, and stands out as one of the significant among the top 10 all rounders in cricket history. He is also one of the most entertaining all-rounders of his time. Moreover, Botham has a charming and entertaining personality. His ability to change the course of a match made him a an one of the favorite figure in cricket.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 208
• Best Bowling: 8/34
• Total Catches: 120

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 79
• Best Bowling: 4/31
• Total Catches: 36

Sir Richard Hadlee

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Sir Richard Hadlee was considered one of the fast bowlers and all rounder in cricket history. Throughout his career, he remarkably led  New Zealand’s bowling on his shoulders, showing unmatched skill and leadership. As a result of his extreme efforts, he had a huge impact on New Zealand’s cricket team. At last, I would say that he also helped build their competitive nature and achieve success internationally, highlighting his legendary status in the sport.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 151*
• Best Bowling: 9/52
• Total Catches: 39

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 79
• Best Bowling: 5/25
• Total Catches: 27

Imran Khan

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Imran Khan gained fame as a former cricketer before becoming the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. His leadership on the cricket field was famous, inspiring countless young fans and  athletes.  Lastly, he is the only player with lowest average (13.29) in a calendar year.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 136
• Best Bowling: 8/58
• Total Catches: 28

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 102
• Best Bowling: 6/14
• Total Catches: 36

Shaun Pollock

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This former South African captain of all formats has some of the greatest all rounder performance in cricket history. Moreover, his leadership on the field was unparalleled. Indeed, his contributions to the team were significant, not only as a player but also as a captain. Therefore, his legacy in the sport remains powerful.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 111
• Best Bowling: 7/87
• Total Catches: 72

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 130
• Best Bowling: 6/35
• Total Catches: 108

Best performance in T20 matches

• High score: 30*
• Best Bowling: 3/28
• Total Catches: 02

Shane Watson

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Shane Watson is one of  the top 10 all rounder in cricket history who played all formats of the game. He is extremely former cricketer and captain of Australia. Furthermore, he was right handed batsman and a fast-medium swing bowler. Lastly, when he retired he was the No. 1 T20I all-rounder.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 176
• Best Bowling: 6/33
• Total Catches: 45

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 185*
• Best Bowling: 4/36
• Total Catches: 64

Best performance in T20I matches

• High score: 124*
• Best Bowling: 4/15
• Total Catches: 20

Shahid Afridi

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The former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, Shahid Afridi is known as Boom Boom. He was not only also famous for hitting long sixes but extended his skills beyond batting also. Shahid Afridi was Right-handed batsman and the right arm leg spinner. His fielding skills was also awesome. Consequently, his dynamic all-round performance made him a key player and a fan favorite, thereby,  reflecting his remarkable impact on the sport.

Performance in test matches

• High score: 156
• Best Bowling: 5/52
• Total Catches: 10

Performance in ODI matches

• High score: 124
• Best Bowling: 7/12
• Total Catches: 127

Performance in T20I matches

• High score: 54*
• Best Bowling: 4/11
• Total Catches: 30

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is biggest name in the Bangladesh national team, currently leads as the captain of both the test and T20I teams. Additionally, his unique and exceptional skill set has consequently propelled him to the top position of the ICC all-rounder rankings. Moreover, his leadership and performance on the field have continuously demonstrated his value, thereby earning him international acclaim.

Best performance in test matches

• High score: 217
• Best Bowling: 7/36
• Total Catches: 22

Best performance in ODI matches

• High score: 134*
• Best Bowling: 5/47
• Total Catches: 45

Best performance in T20I matches

• High score: 84
• Best Bowling: 4/15
• Total Catches: 18

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