Here we’ll tell you about the top 10 all time best cricketers of the world – Rankings bases on the 2011 stats

1.       Donald Bradman

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A great Batsman, he set high standards and scored 1930.Wisden has nominated him as the greatest Test Cricket player ever

Batting and fielding average

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 29 13 6 32 0
First-class 234 338 43 28067 452* 95.14 117 69 131 1

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 52 9 160 72 2 1/8 1/15 36.00 2.70 80.0 0 0 0
First-class 234 2114 1367 36 3/35 37.97 3.87 58.7 0 0

2.       Sachin Tendulkar

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This Thirty six years old man has the highest cricket average in Test Cricket. It is expected he is going to break Donald Bradman’s records for sure. He is not only a great Test cricket player and a great ODI player

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 177 290 32 14692 248* 56.94 51 59 64 106 0
ODIs 442 431 41 17598 200* 45.12 20401 86.26 46 93 1927 185 134 0
T20Is 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 12 83.33 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 280 442 48 23585 248* 59.86 78 105 174 0
List A 529 516 55 21150 200* 45.87 57 111 169 0
Twenty20 44 44 5 1516 89* 38.87 1171 129.46 0 11 201 21 19 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 177 135 4096 2388 45 3/10 3/14 53.06 3.49 91.0 0 0 0
ODIs 442 267 8020 6817 154 5/32 5/32 44.26 5.10 52.0 4 2 0
T20Is 1 1 15 12 1 1/12 1/12 12.00 4.80 15.0 0 0 0
First-class 280 7461 4280 70 3/10 61.14 3.44 106.5 0 0
List A 529 10196 8445 201 5/32 5/32 42.01 4.96 50.7 4 2 0
Twenty20 44 8 93 123 2 1/12 1/12 61.50 7.93 46.5 0 0 0

3.       Vivian Richards

 Top 10 Best Cricketers of All Time in The World

This man is a great batsman and an aggressive bowler. He has been ranked as the best One day International player of all times by Wisden. He is also a great fielder.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 84 122 0
ODIs 187 167 24 6721 189* 47.00 7451 90.20 11 45 100 0
First-class 507 796 63 36212 322 49.40 114 162 464 1
List A 500 466 61 16995 189* 41.96 26 109 238 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 121 103 5170 1964 32 2/17 3/51 61.37 2.27 161.5 0 0 0
ODIs 187 131 5644 4228 118 6/41 6/41 35.83 4.49 47.8 1 2 0
First-class 507 23220 10070 223 5/88 45.15 2.60 104.1 1 0
List A 500 12214 8872 290 6/24 6/24 30.59 4.35 42.1 4 3 0

4.       Brian Lara

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This man takes the crowd with him with his stylish batting; he could easily stick the bowler towards the boundary. He has set many records in batting including making highest score in an over that is 24 runs of an over in 2003

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 34 48 1559 88 164 0
ODIs 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 120 0
First-class 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88 320 0
List A 429 411 43 14602 169 39.67 27 86 177 0
Twenty20 3 3 0 99 65 33.00 86 115.11 0 1 11 1 0 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 131 4 60 28 0 - - - 2.80 - 0 0 0
ODIs 299 5 49 61 4 2/5 2/5 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0 0
First-class 261 514 416 4 1/1 104.00 4.85 128.5 0 0
List A 429 130 149 5 2/5 2/5 29.80 6.87 26.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

5.       Muttiah Murlitharan

Muttiah Murlitharan all time top cricketer 2011 Top 10 Best Cricketers of All Time in The World

800 test wickets, this is an awesome record!  A great bowler who has no parallel.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 133 164 56 1261 67 11.67 1794 70.28 0 1 146 29 72 0
ODIs 339 160 62 667 33* 6.80 865 77.10 0 0 50 11 129 0
T20Is 12 2 0 1 1 0.50 5 20.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 232 276 83 2192 67 11.35 0 1 123 0
List A 436 201 74 928 33* 7.30 0 0 156 0
Twenty20 73 15 3 38 11 3.16 47 80.85 0 0 2 1 21 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 133 230 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55.0 45 67 22
ODIs 339 331 18265 11951 517 7/30 7/30 23.11 3.92 35.3 14 10 0
T20Is 12 12 282 297 13 3/29 3/29 22.84 6.31 21.6 0 0 0
First-class 232 66933 26997 1374 9/51 19.64 2.42 48.7 119 34
List A 436 22898+ 14703 655 7/30 7/30 22.44 3.84* 35.2* 16 12 0
Twenty20 73 73 1686 1732 95 4/16 4/16 18.23 6.16 17.7 3 0 0

6.       Garfield Sobers

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An amazing all rounder, who lead Westindies to excel in the field of cricket

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 109 0
ODIs 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 6 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 383 609 93 28314 365* 54.87 86 121 407 0
List A 95 92 21 2721 116* 38.32 1 18 41 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 93 159 21599 7999 235 6/73 8/80 34.03 2.22 91.9 8 6 0
ODIs 1 1 63 31 1 1/31 1/31 31.00 2.95 63.0 0 0 0
First-class 383 70789 28941 1043 9/49 27.74 2.45 67.8 36 1
List A 95 4387 2393 109 5/43 5/43 21.95 3.27 40.2 4 1 0

7.       Steve Waugh

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He was Australia’s captain from 1999-2004, an awesome cricketer!

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 22461 48.64 32 50 1175 20 112 0
ODIs 325 288 58 7569 120* 32.90 9971 75.91 3 45 530 68 111 0
First-class 356 551 88 24052 216* 51.94 79 97 273 0
List A 436 393 81 11764 140* 37.70 13 67 150 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 168 150 7805 3445 92 5/28 8/169 37.44 2.64 84.8 4 3 0
ODIs 325 207 8883 6761 195 4/33 4/33 34.67 4.56 45.5 3 0 0
First-class 356 17428 8155 249 6/51 32.75 2.80 69.9 5 0
List A 436 11245 8607 257 4/32 4/32 33.49 4.59 43.7 4 0 0

8.       Sir Ian Botham

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This man is still the highest wicket holder among all the English bowlers. He could both bat and bowl great.

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 102 161 6 5200 208 33.54 8565 60.71 14 22 621 67 120 0
ODIs 116 106 15 2113 79 23.21 2671 79.10 0 9 197 44 36 0
First-class 402 617 46 19399 228 33.97 38 97 354 0
List A 470 419 64 10474 175* 29.50 7 46 196 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 102 168 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.40 2.99 56.9 17 27 4
ODIs 116 115 6271 4139 145 4/31 4/31 28.54 3.96 43.2 3 0 0
First-class 402 63547 31902 1172 8/34 27.22 3.01 54.2 59 8
List A 470 22899 15264 612 5/27 5/27 24.94 3.99 37.4 15 3 0

9.       Shane Warne

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This is the man who can spin the most awesome! He has these tactics to come in the top 5 bowlers of the world. He was listed in the top 5 players of the world in 2000 and in 2006 his bowling is a total monster!

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 145 199 17 3154 99 17.32 5470 57.65 0 12 353 37 125 0
ODIs 194 107 29 1018 55 13.05 1413 72.04 0 1 60 13 80 0
First-class 301 404 48 6919 107* 19.43 2 26 264 0
List A 311 200 41 1879 55 11.81 0 1 126 0
Twenty20 45 27 7 200 34* 10.00 208 96.15 0 0 14 7 14 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 145 273 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 2.65 57.4 48 37 10
ODIs 194 191 10642 7541 293 5/33 5/33 25.73 4.25 36.3 12 1 0
First-class 301 74830 34449 1319 8/71 26.11 2.76 56.7 69 12
List A 311 16419 11642 473 6/42 6/42 24.61 4.25 34.7 20 3 0
Twenty20 45 45 984 1225 46 4/21 4/21 26.63 7.46 21.3 1 0 0

10.   Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis All time top cricketer 2011 Top 10 Best Cricketers of All Time in The World

He has been called the Greatest Cricketer to play the game. N there is no doubt about that. He is a figure whose presence inspires some and terrifies some. He is a forceful batsman and a classical cricketer

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 145 246 38 11947 201* 57.43 26418 45.22 40 54 1315 86 166 0
ODIs 307 293 53 11002 139 45.84 15117 72.77 17 80 862 129 116 0
T20Is 16 16 1 512 73 34.13 427 119.90 0 4 40 17 6 0
First-class 235 386 55 18299 201* 55.28 57 92 228 0
List A 401 383 64 14183 155* 44.46 23 102 145 0
Twenty20 67 67 10 1978 89* 34.70 1729 114.40 0 17 200 45 24 0

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 145 240 18337 8643 270 6/54 9/92 32.01 2.82 67.9 7 5 0
ODIs 307 269 10270 8264 259 5/30 5/30 31.90 4.82 39.6 2 2 0
T20Is 16 12 186 229 5 2/20 2/20 45.80 7.38 37.2 0 0 0
First-class 235 27072 12607 405 6/54 31.12 2.79 66.8 8 0
List A 401 13079 10270 335 5/30 5/30 30.65 4.71 39.0 3 3 0
Twenty20 67 59 1112 1482 36 3/16 3/16 41.16 7.99 30.8 0 0 0