The Ten Greatest Batsmen Ever
When it comes to cricket, the spotlight is often on batsmen. While other roles are just as important, batsmen have to have a specific set of skills that often blow the minds of cricket fanatics. In this feature article, we take a look at some of the very best batsmen the world has seen over the past couple of years.
We kick off our list with none other than Rahul “The Wall” Dravid. Dravid has accomplished many achievements in his career as a star player and batsmen. Dravid boasts a total of 164 Test Cricket matches and 13,288 runs. Other career stats are just as impressive.
Javed Miandad is considered to be the best batsman of all time in Pakistan. The athlete boasts many achievements and is also known as the highest run-scorer in Pakistan. Miandad played 233 ODI Cricket matches, but it was his 1986 big sixer that skyrocketed his fame.
Next up we have Australian batsman and all-rounder, Ricky Ponting. Ponting is known as Australia’s best captain to date, and his professional cricket career achievements are nothing less than astounding. Ponting is known as the highest run-scorer of his time and boasts 24,150 runs in First-Class Cricket.
With an astonishing batting average of 57.78 in test matches, we’ve got Caribbean batsman Garfield Sobers. Sobers is known as one of the world’s best hard-hitting batsmen and boasts a total of 8,032 runs scored in test matches alone. Sobers is without a doubt one of the best batsmen in world cricket.
Next up, we have South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis. One of Kallis’ biggest achievements and what he is known for is his staggering record of holding 250 runs and 11,000 wickets in test and ODI matches. Even though Kallis is retired, he has left his mark in cricket, that’s for sure.
We move on to legendary Wally Hammond, the English cricketer and batsman who is known as one of the best cricketers in England cricket. Hammond holds many accomplishments that grant him a spot on this list, including scoring 7,248 runs in 85 test cricket matches during his career.
Lara is another West-Indies cricketer and batsman who made waves during his career. What makes Lara even more worthy of being featured on this list, is the fact that he is the best left-handed batsman in the world. Lara boasts a lot of achievements, including scoring 22,156 runs in 261 first-class cricket matches.
Our list would certainly be incomplete without mentioning Don Bradman. Known as England’s very best batsman and cricketer, Bradman had a very successful career. With an incredible batting average of 99.94, Bradman scored a total of 29 test centuries from 80 innings.
Next, we have Sir Viv Richards who is known as the best ODI’s batsman in the world. Richards was also awarded as one of the five cricketers of the century in 2000, voted by a panel of 100 experts. He is also known as being one of the best batsmen against fast bowlers.
Last but not least, we have Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar is regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time, in all test and match formats. Thanks to him, cricket has become one of the most popular sports in India. He holds records for the most runs and centuries in Test and ODI matches.
And there you have it! The ten greatest batsmen of all time. Knowing which teams have the best batsmen and bowlers is important if you want to become a serious cricket bettor. Keeping your eyes peeled on the accomplishments and performance of these athletes is central in devising a winning betting strategy.
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