Top ODI Cricket All-rounders of South Africa, England and Srilanka
Top ODI Cricket All-rounders of South Africa
In ODI cricket, South African all-rounders rank amongst the top for their ability to overturn the match, disgrace their opponents by performing well in both batting and bowling and for their high level of enthusiasm and love for their team. Jacque Kallis ranks top amongst South African ODI all-rounders, with 10904 runs and 255 wickets in just 305 ODI matches. Jacque Kallis is highly praised for his dominance over pitch, aggressive batting which involves stroke play and extreme hard-hitting and overwhelming medium-fast bowling. On Second rank is Shaun Pollock because of his perfect line and length, fast deliveries and aggressive batting style involving well-timed and sensible shots. Shaun Pollock has scored 3519 runs and taken 393 wickets in just 303 ODI matches. Nicky Boje is on third with 1414 runs and 96 wickets in just 115 ODI matches. He is considered as a successful middle-order batsman who also knows how to deliver top quality left-arm orthodox bowling.
Next in rankings is Albie Morkel, another rising star in South African ODI cricket team who has currently scored 679 runs and taken 50 wickets in just 51 ODI matches.
Top ODI Cricket All-rounders of England
England has a rich history in producing quality all rounders in the ODI format and has always been a step ahead of the opposition due to this factor. These outstanding players are capable of turning matches and are the sole reason that has made them such a dominant side. An all rounder like Ian Botham is a nightmare for other teams; he has scored over 2000 runs and taken 145 wickets in his 116 appearances for England. Another cricket sensation is Andrew Flintoff who has taken 169 wickets and scored over 3300 runs in 141 appearances. Paul Collingwood is also another all round legend in the national team who has played 189 ODIs for England scoring over 4900 runs and taking 106 wickets. The top all rounders of England in ODI are:
- Ian Botham.
- Andrew Flintoff.
- Paul Collingwood.
Top ODI Cricket All-rounders of Srilanka
Ranked no.3 in the ODI format, Sri Lanka have an exceptional past and present in the cricket world and with the way things are going, the future can only be bright for the team. Throughout history the all rounders in the squad have always stepped forward and taken charge, fulfilling their responsibility and maintaining constant progress for a side that is always eager to win and has made dreams come true. Perhaps the best cricket all rounder in Sri Lanka can rightfully be called Sanath Jayasuriya who has played a record 444 matches for the team, scoring over 13400 runs and taking 321 wickets with his career best tally of 6 wickets of 29 runs against England in 1993. Next in line is legend PA DE Silva who played over 300 ODIs for Sri Lanka taking over100 wickets and scoring 9284 runs during his tenure. Another remarkable all rounder in the team is Chaminda Vaas, claiming the 400 wickets milestone and scoring over 2000 runs. The best all rounders of Sri Lanka cricket team in one day international are:
- Sanath Jayasuriya.
- PA DE Silva.
- Chaminda Vaas.
- Arjuna ranatunga.
- Upul Chandana.
- Kumar Dharmasena.