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Top Ten Test All-rounders of Cricket-All Time

by on December 8, 2010
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It requires huge sum of ability and calibre to become an extraordinary all-rounder of all time.best all-rounder is the one who adapts to every situation and shows consistency in bowling and batting. Gary sobers, of West Indies, ranks number one among the top ten test cricket all-rounder’s with 8032 runs and 235 wickets in 93 test matches.

The second best test all rounder is Jacque Kallis, of South Africa,   with astonishing 11126 runs and 266 wickets in his test career. Imran khan the most popular captain of Pakistan cricket team is next in rankings for his miraculous batting and bowling helping him to achieve 3807 runs and 362 test wickets. Kapil Dev of India was a very good test all-rounder. In his era Indian cricket team reached high standards and won numerous matches. Kapil was able to score 5248 test runs and take 434 test wickets.

  • Gary Sobers
  • J Kallis
  • Imran Khan
  • Kapil Dev
  • Wasim Akram
  • Ian Botham
  • Richard Hadlee
  • Shaun Pollock
  • Andrew Flintoff
  • K Millers

All rounders play a very important role in the victory of a cricket team, especially in the Test Cricket format. All these players have helped their teams to victories and dominance in the Test Cricket scenario. Along with Sir Gary Sobers, Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham are considered as the finest four of Test all rounders.

Looking at the performance of the newer teams in Test Cricket, some interesting facts are to be noticed.

Top Three Test All-rounders of Bangladesh Cricket Team 

Bangladesh cricket team is highly criticized for lack of talent present, but if we go through the entire squad from past to the present, there are the names of three rising stars present in it. One of them is Shakib Ul Hasan, who ranks top among the Bangladeshi test all-rounders, for his unpredictable left arm swing bowling and aggressive batting style. As a result Shakib Ul Hasan has scored 1179 runs and has taken 75 wickets in just 21 test matches. Next is Muhammad Rafique, greatly known for his accurate slow left-arm bowling, was the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 100 test wickets. Just because of his applaudable batting and bowling Bangladesh snatched away many victories from the hands of its opponents. On the whole he has scored 1059 test and has taken 100 test wickets.

Third best test all-rounder of Bangladesh test cricket team is Mashrafe Moratza because he has scored 797 runs and has taken of 78 wickets in only 36 test matches and is an awesome pacemen with the knowledge of how to bat well also. In future more talent is going to be the part of Bangladesh cricket team. Bangladesh Cricket Team has evolved as a tough opponent for others due to the presence of these good all rounders. 

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