Top ODI Cricket All-rounders of West Indies and India
Top Ten ODI Cricket All-rounders of West Indies
All- rounders is a cricketer, who consistently performs in batting and bowling. All-rounders batting and bowling should be of high class, in order to win every match against the opposing team. So far West Indies has produced many talented all-rounders, the one behind the success of West Indies cricket team. Viv Richards is the number one ODI all-rounder West Indies ever had, greatly popular for his destructive batting which involved devastatingly hooked front-foot shots and well-timed hard-hitting. He did diversified deliveries which were impossible to play as the deliveries consisted of pace, speed and spin. Viv Richards scored 6721 runs and took 118 wickets in just 187 matches. Chris Gayle is second in rankings, for scoring 7885 runs and taking 156 wickets with the help of well placed aggressive and technical shots long with awesome off-break bowling. Third one worthy of praise is Malcolm Marshall, scoring 955 runs and taking 157 wickets in just 136 ODI matches, as he was the master of orthodox outswing and inswing plus was consistent in his batting performance.
Top Four ODI Cricket All-rounders of India
The first thing that comes in mind while talking about best ODI openers is that most of them belonged to Indian cricket team. Sachin Tendulkar is the best test opener India ever had because of his perfect techniques, 100% concentration and enormous power, helping him to play splendid cuts, drives, and strokes and hooking shots. He had scored 17598 matches in just 442 ODI matches. Virender Sehwag has clinched rank second for best test opener of India by scoring 7380 runs in 228 ODI matches. Virender Sehwag is a top class- aggressive player who has piled up ODI runs much faster compared to many other batsmen by always doing lots of boundary hitting and playing stroke shots in each and every match. Virender Sehwag is followed up by Navjot Sidhu, a player famous for his excellent stoke play for dodging defence and ability to tear apart every spinner. He had scored 4413 runs in just 136 ODI matches. Fourth best opener is Gautam Gambhir with 3351 runs in 100 test matches who finds it very easy to accumulate runs without taking any risks and play log defensive innings like Rahul Dravid. Top opener batsmen of India in ODI are: