Top 10 All-Time Greatest Batsmen in History of Cricket

September 20, 2020 By Sourav


Top 10 All-Time Greatest Batsmen in History of Cricket

Here We are Going To Compile a List of Greatest Batsmen of All Time. Cricket is An outdoor game played on a large grass field with the ball, bats, and two wickets, between teams of eleven players. after the introduction of Cricket has created a huge influence on people of all ages, particularly in South Asia.

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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. Batting is more popular in cricket than bowling and so is batsman than a bowler. But still, there are few batsmen in the world who are recognized in cricket history due to their Great Performances. We are going to make the list of Top 10 All-Time Best Batsmen. It will be pertinent to mention here that gentleman's game mostly witnessed the dominance of batsmen, and here we have got some of the best out of them.

10. Rahul Dravid

Rahul-Dravid
Rahul-Dravid

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
164 13,288 36 344 10,889 12 298 23,794 68

Widely known as "The Wall", Rahul Dravid has all the favor to be in the list of top 10 Greatest Batsman. He has an amazing ability in defense and plays with patience. He has played lots of crucial innings in test cricket and ODIs. With 53 Test Career average and 40 ODIs average, he deserves his place in this list.

9. Javed Miandad

Javed-Miandad
Javed-Miandad

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
124 8,832 23 233 7,381 8 402 28,663 80

He is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in Test cricket. “the greatest batsman Pakistan ever produced”. Javed is widely known for his historic last ball big sixer against India in 1986, when 4 runs were required to win, winning an international game in that fashion for the first time. with 23 tests and 8 ODI Centuries Javed Found 9th Spot in our list of Top 10 Greatest Batsmen of All Time.

8. Wally Hammond

Wally-Hammond
Wally-Hammond

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
85 7,248 22 634 50,551 167

At the 8th position in the list of Greatest Batsmen of All Time is the great cricketer from England Wally Hammond. He is the best batsman ever in the England team. With an average of 58.45 and 7249 runs. He was simply quite valuable to the team during the Bradman era. He scored 22 tons in his 85 test match career.

7. Brian Lara

Brian-Lara
Brian-Lara

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
131 11,953 34 299 10,405 19 261 22,156 65

Who does not know Brian Lara in cricket, the 3rd West Indian in this list? Brian Lara was always known for his long inning in test cricket. He has a record for the highest individual runs in test cricket 400* runs and in first-class cricket 501* runs. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records.

This classical batsman with 34 tests and 19 ODI centuries is in the list of Greatest Batsman of all time at the 7th spot. Without any doubt, he deserves to be called as the best left-handed batsman of all time.

6. Ricky Ponting

Ricky-Ponting
Ricky-Ponting

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
168 13,378 41 375 13,704 30 289 24,150 82

One of the most successful Australian captains and one of the most successful captains in cricket history, Ricky Ponting is in the 6th spot among the greatest batsmen. One of the highest run-makers in his era, he scored 41 tests and 30 ODI tons in his career. He now holds his place at the 6th spot in the list of Top 10 Greatest Batsmen of All Time.

5. Jacques Kallis

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
166 13,289 45 328 11,579 17 257 19,695 62

Jacques Kallis is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. He is not only a good batsman but one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket as well. he is the only cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 11,000 runs and 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket.

With an average of 45 in ODIs and 57 in Tests, he is the fifth-greatest batsmen in our list. Kallis is now retired from cricket. He scored 13,289 runs in test cricket and 11,574 in ODI's cricket during his active career.

4. Garfield Sobers

Garfield-Sobers
Garfield-Sobers

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
93 8,032 26 383 28,314 86

Another batsman for the Caribbean in the list of the greatest batsman. Sobers is one of the best hard-hitting batsmen the world has ever witnessed. He also marked his name as one of the best batsmen in the cricket world. Garfield Sobers had very elegant shots and a great pair of hands.

He has Achieved the batting average of 57.78 in test cricket with the highest score of 365* runs. Sobers has scored 26 centuries in 93 test matches he played. He is indeed a true legend and a great batsman.

3. Viv Richards

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
121 8,540 24 187 6,721 11 507 36,212 114

He is almost unequivocally regarded as the greatest ODI's batsman of all time, as also the most destructive and feared ever, man who gave "swagger" new meaning in cricket. Besides, he marked his name as one of the greatest to have ever played the game. Viv Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, and Shane Warne.

Some experts also regarded him as the best ever batsmen against fast bowlers. He now holds the second runners-up spot in our list of greatest batsmen.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket ODI Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
200 15,921 51 463 18,426 49 310 25,396 81

Without any surprise, Sachin deserves the second spot in the list of greatest Batsmen. Although, Wisden has listed Sachin as the second-best batsmen in Test cricket after Don Bradman, and the second-best batsmen in ODIs after Viv Richards. But, in modern cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the No. 1 in both Formats, Tests, and ODIs. Records of ODI's and Test Batting is totally dominated by Sachin Tendulkar since he started playing. Besides, he also has a great contribution to make Cricket as the most popular sports in India.

Records like most centuries and most runs in both ODI and Test matches. Sachin has also the world record of Most Man of the Match Awards in ODI cricket history. He has scored 15,921 runs in test cricket and 18,426 runs in ODI's. He is truly a legend who deserved to be at the 2nd place in the Greatest Batsmen List.

1. Don Bradman

Career Highlights:

Test Cricket First-Class Cricket
Matches Runs 100s Matches Runs 100s
52 6,996 29 234 28,067 117

When he was in form, no one could stop him. It was like an honor for a bowler to take the wicket of Don Bradman. His batting average of 99.94 tells the whole story of his greatness. He scored 29 Test centuries from 80 innings. His amazing average in test career remains one of the seven wonders in cricket history. No need to mention that he is the all-time greatest batsmen in the history of the game.

Players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Hashim Amla, these players perhaps could be included in All-Time Greatest Batsmen.  They are performing at the moment or performed throughout their careers, they surely will make it into this list.

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  1. Shiv Mohindra
    shiv mohindra May 25, 2019 23:04

    king kohli can not be beaten he is the best

    1. Sunil Kumar
      Sunil Kumar November 3, 2019 08:47

      Yeah He will Definitely make his Name in The list, but can't beat DON BRADMAN

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    Madhav Krishna September 23, 2019 03:57

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  8. ZAHIR ABASS
    ZAHIR ABASS March 17, 2020 06:38

    Sheed anwar

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das March 17, 2020 23:42

      Yes, he is definitely a great batsman but not great enough to be included among the top 10.
      But yes, likings are completely subjective.

  9. Arvind Singh
    Arvind Singh May 25, 2020 02:06

    Where is Sunil Gavaskar in the coveted list?? First cricketer to score 10,000 runs and that too without playing a helmet.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das May 25, 2020 23:56

      We have already included him on our 'All the greatest cricketers' list. Kindly check.
      And, thanks for visiting our sports blog. Stay in touch.

  10. Ruchira Marasinghe
    Ruchira Marasinghe July 16, 2020 04:18

    Kumar Sangakkara ???????

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das July 17, 2020 00:35

      He is one of the greatest wicketkeeping-batsmen of all time, no doubt about that. And, we have already listed him on our wicketkeeping-batsmen list.
      But, if you talk about only batsmen, I highly doubt.

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