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The greatest cricket players ever

Many spend their days debating which is the greatest cricketer of all time and for this reason, we too wanted to draw up our own personal list. In this article, find out the five best cricketers in history.

Ankit Kanaujia
Last updated: 29.09.2022
The greatest cricket players ever

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It is true, every sport has its rankings and that of the best sportsmen of all time is always the most popular. Many spend their days debating which is the greatest cricketer of all time and for this reason, we too wanted to draw up our own personal list.

In the next paragraphs, you will find the top five of the five best cricketers in history, from the dawn of cricket to the present day. You can check for more info and stats on your favorite sport. 

Donald Bradman: The greatest cricketer ever


Donald Bradman is at the top of our list for several reasons. Perhaps his nickname, The Don, would tell you a lot about this Australian cricketer who even has the aristocratic title “Sir” for having achieved many victories as a batsman and cricketer. His batting average is a staggering 99.94 and many experts consider him to be the greatest cricketer ever.

Fans of his have gone even further to create a term in his honor – bradmanesque – which means something of great excellence. His professional cricketing career started very early and it took him only two years to show his great talent and rise above the competition. At the age of 22, he was part of the Australian cricket team with top scoring records, making him an idol among cricket fans worldwide. 

His sports career lasted 20 years, a long enough time to be able to show everyone the great talent he had. Without a doubt, Donald Bradman is the best cricketer in the world and has won many victories in his career.

Sachin Tendulkar: the top scorer

Sachin Tendulkar was the captain of the Indian national cricket team and is on the list of the best cricketers. He also ranks first as the all-time leading scorer. His cricket career started when he was just 11 years old and he is the only one who got a hundred international centuries.

In 2010 he was included in Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 highest-ranked influential people in the world. He retired from the sport in 2012 after a career full of awards and wonderful victories. 

Brian Lara: The Prince

We have the greatest batsman of all time in third place on our list: Brian Lara. His name is etched in the history of cricket and in various rankings. However, one of his greatest achievements is the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket.

His nickname is "The Prince" as his career started at a very young age. He started in 1987 at the West Indies Junior Championship and scored two records one after another: scoring 480 runs and then 498. 1988 was his first-class cricket debut.

Sydney Barnes: Old school player

Englishman Sydney Barnes is one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the sport and was a former right-arm bowler. He was born in 1873 and is therefore a old school performer. He is known for his record 150 fastest wickets in Test cricket and for playing 27 Test matches. His pitch averaged 16.43 and he took 189 wickets.

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards: Viv Richards

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards known as Viv Richards is one of the best cricketers with various sports achievements. In his career, he played 187 ODI cricket matches and 121 Test matches averaging 47 and 50.23 respectively. His best results are 189 no-outs in ODI and 291 in Test cricket.

Viv Richards is a former West Indies representative batsman whose professional sporting career in first-class cricket began when he was 19 years old, test cricketing in the international match against India in Bangalore. Of all the famous cricketers he was the only West Indies captain in 50 test matches from 1984 to 1991 with only 8 defeats.

The Wisden Cricketers' Almanac recognizes Richards as one of the best in the sport and has played the best ODI innings in history.

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