Cricket is not just a game, but has acquired the status of a religion in some parts of the world. There are some big names in the sport of cricket who have been revered for their great batting skills and techniques, which made them invincible on the field.
Here is the list of top 10 greatest batsmen ever:
10. Allan Border
The stylish Australian captain is considered as one of the greatest batsmen ever. He led the Australian team in the seventies, and this was the time when Australia dominated the global cricket scenario. This great middle order batsman had a wide range of shots and also excelled in fielding. Also, he is the player to have played the maximum number of test matches as a captain.
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9. Rahul Dravid
The Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is the next person on the list. His patience and dependability earned the titles of “The Wall” and “Mr Dependable” and made him the best defensive batsman ever. Test cricket was his forte and he had an amazing test average of 53, while that for ODI was 40.
8. Javed Miandad
The next name on the list of top 10 greatest batsmen in the history of cricket is that of the leading Pakistani cricketer, Javed Miandad. He has made 23 centuries in test matches and 8 of them in ODIs. His last ball six in a 1986 match against India has become a historic and unforgettable moment in the world cricket history.
7. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is not only one of the best batsmen ever, but also among the best all rounders in the cricketing history. This South African batsman is the only cricketer to have scored more than 11000 runs and bagged 250 wickets in his career. He had an amazing career, which lasted for two decades, beginning from 1995.
6. Brian Lara
The West Indian batting specialist, Brian Lara makes it next on this list. He has many records in his name, including the highest individual score of 400 runs in test cricket and that of 500 runs in first class cricket. He has made 34 and 10 centuries in test matches and ODIs respectively.