Monday, 25 June 2012

Top Allrounders

Here is my list of Top 10 all rounders in Cricket History                                           
As Usually I waana start with No.10

10)There are two guys competing for this place.They are Sanath Jayasurya and Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff : He is the hero for The England Team in the 2000s. He played a key role with his ball and also the ball and helped England win the Ashes for the first after two decades.  His height while Bowling and Strength in batting are his main points.

Runs scored3,8453,3949,027
Top score167123167
Bowling average32.7824.3831.59

Sanath Jayasuriya : This Lankan Tiger is the Hardest Hitter in his team and one of the Hardest Hitter in the World.  Some times he even can excell with the ball. Though he didn't maintained the standards of a great bowler in Tests, his bowling talent is seen in ODIs and T20s and the same can be seen in his stats below.

Runs scored69731343014782
Top score340189340
Bowling average34.3436.7533.12
My personal feeling is that Flintoff satisfies this position better than Sanath.

9)Tony Greig :
I don't know whether he should be placed in this list or not. He is a good batsmen than a bowler,aka he is a batting allrounder like afridi . In his short career (1972 -77) he impressed the world. If he had a longer career I am sure he would be somewhere in the Top 5 of this list. See the impressive stats he had in his short career.

Runs scored3,59926916,660
Top score14848226
Bowling average32.2032.5728.85

8)Shaun Pollock :
He is one of the best bowlers in Cricket South Africa.He is a bowling allrounder. His main strength in bowling is his line and lenght and he is very consistent and I think that it is difficult for a batsmen to score in his bowling. His bowling is similar to Glenn McGrath's bowling(Glenn is one of the best Bowlers in the World ). he also has consistency in batting but he often made a big score,he maintains a constant standard score and remained as a backbone to his team at the end during his era.

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Runs scored3,7813,5197,021
Top score111130150*
Bowling average23.1124.5023.25

7)Keith Ross MIller :
He is the best allrounder in the mid of 20th century.He showed his talent with both ball and bat. He was well known as a fast opening bowler . He had his career during the World War II 
and I think that the war affected his place in the list. Unlike others you have encountered upto now in this list , he is not a Bowling Allrounder or a Batting Allrounder. He excelled both with the bat as well as the ball.

Runs scored295814183
Top score147281*
Bowling average22.9722.30

6)Kapil Dev :
He is the best allrounder of India and one of the best bowler in Cricketing history. Similar to Miller he excelled both with the bat & ball. He is the only cricketer having 4000 test runs and 400 + test wickets in his career. Not only an Allrounder he is also the Best Captain of India and also a great finisher. (Check the Best Finisher in modern Cricket ). He used to 
finish some matches with his great batting strength.

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Runs scored5248378311356
Top score163175*193
Bowling average29.6427.4527.09

5)Ian Botham :
He is the first Cricketer to have 5000 runs and 300+ wickets. His popularity increased during the Ashes 1981 and he influenced that series so much that it was known as Botham's Ashes.Even after two decades he still holds the record as the Highest Wicket Taker in England. Another great feet and an example of his Allrounder ability is that he is the first one to have scored a century and take 10 Wickets in a Test Match.

Runs scored5200211319399
Top score20879228
Bowling average28.4028.5427.22

4)Richard Hadlee :
He can be considered as a the Best allrounder ever for the NewZealand Team. He is well known for his bowling skills. In his bowling even the easiest of the ball will be tough for the batsmen to connect. In addition to his great bowling he also maintained  regular average scores in his matches . He is the first bowler to cross the 400 test wickets mark.

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Runs scored3124175112052
Top score151*79210*
Bowling average22.2921.5618.11

3)Imran Khan :
He is Pakistan's Best Cricketer ever and ever. I think India's Kapil Dev is similar to Pak's Imran Khan. He is well known as a bowling allrounder. He is also the finest Captain for Pakistan and it is under his captaincy Pak won the first and only world cup. He opened bowling for Pak for many years .

Runs scored3,8073,70917,771
Top score136102*170
Bowling average22.8126.6122.32

2)Garfield Sobers :
At the beginning of his career, he was taken into the WIndies team as a medium spin bowler(just like sanath Jayasuriya). But the unknown batting talent exposed very soon. His total runs of 8000 says that he is one of the  best batsmen in the World. His talent is that he can be a medium pacer as well as a spinner. He can spin the ball both ways and he is remembered as one of the Contributors for the West Indies Circket.

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Runs scored8032028314
Top score365*0365*
Bowling average34.0331.0027.74

1)Jacques Kallis :
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Runs scored12,36711,481512
Top score22413973
Bowling average32.5131.76

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