The Great All Rounder Make a difference between the teams. There are limited top all-rounders in the world who can do both Batting and Bowling.
All Rounder value is always high upto the radar, format doesn’t matter. In the history of cricket there have been few that have been gifted enough.
List of Top Test All Rounder’s in the history of Cricket
- Garry Sobers
Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers also named Garry or Gary Sobers is a former cricketer of West Indies from 1954-1974. An aggressive batsman, highly skilled bowler and an excellent fielder and the greatest all-rounder cricketer of all time. In the history of test cricket, he has the fifth batting average in the test cricket with more than 5000 runs. He scored more than 28000 runs in his first-class 383 matches with more than 100 wickets. Sobers in 1975 was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his services to cricket. He has spent most of his time in Nottinghamshire and South Australia at the end of his career field.
- Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis also named Jacques Henry Kallis is a South African former Cricketer and Cricket Coach born on October 16, 1975. As a right-arm fast-medium swing bowler and a right-handed batsman, he is known as one of the greatest of all time rounders. He is the greatest among South Africa’s batsman. As of 2020, he is the cricketer in the history of cricket to score more than 250 wickets in the test match game and ODI matches. He has scored more than 10000 runs in the test matches and One-day cricket game. In his test match career, he took 292 wickets and more than 13,000 runs with 200 catches.
- Ian Botham
Ian Botham also named Baron Botham is a member of the house of lords, an English Cricket commentator and the chairman of Durham Country Cricket Club. He is the greatest all-rounders in the history of the cricket game. He is represented in both ODI and test-cricket game. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and an aggressive right-handed batsman. In test cricket match he scored the highest runs from 1986 to 1988. Also, he held the world record for the test wickets until overtaken by all-rounder Richard Hadlee. He is the second player to finish the matching double in the test-cricket game for taking 10 wickets and scoring 100 runs.
- Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee also named Sir Richard John Hadlee is a New Zealand former Cricketer born on 3rd July 1951. He is one of the greatest all-rounders and fast bowlers in the history of cricket game. In 1980 he was appointed as an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Also, in 1990 in the Honours list of Queen’s birthday for services to cricket. He was chosen by Wisden in 2002, December as the second greatest all-time rounder and former chairman of the board of selectors of New Zealand. He was awarded as the Twelve Local Heroes in March 2009.
- Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev born on 1959, 6th January also named Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj who is a former cricketer of India. He is a hard-hitting middle-order and fast bowler and batsman. He is one of the greatest all-rounders of the cricket game. He is also the best captains of all time. He won 1983 the third world cricket cup title and named the Indian Cricketer of the century by Wisden in 2002. He is the only cricketer in history to have scored more than 5000 runs in the test match. He also took 434 wickets in the test match.
- Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock also named Shaun Maclean Pollock who was born in 1973, 16th July. He is a South African Cricketer and Cricket commentator. He was the captain in all formats of the cricket game. He is known as the finest place cricketers of his time. He is genuine all-rounder along with Allan Donald formed a bowling partnership for years. He was the captain of the South Africa team of Cricket from 2000 to 2003. He also played for World XI, Warwickshire, Dolphins and Africa XI. He was selected in 2003 as the Wisden Cricketer. He was leading wicket-taker in the test cricket game.
- Imran Khan
Imran Khan also named Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi is the 22nd Prime minister of Pakistan born on October 5th 1952. Imran Khan was the captain of the Pakistan National Cricket team and was the international cricketer. He led to the victory in the cricket world cup in 1992. He is known as the greatest all-around player. He played till 1992 and served as the captain between 1982 to 1992. He started his career at the age of 18, in a test series of 1971 against England. He scored more than 3000 runs and more than 368 wickets in the test cricket game
- Monty Noble
Monty Noble also named Montague Alfred Noble who was born on 1873, 28th January. He was a Cricketer of Australia and played for New South Wales. He was the right-handed bowler and batsman who could cater to off-break bowling and medium pace bowler. He was tactically an excellent captain and capable fieldsman. He is the greatest Australian all-rounder player of all time. He took 624 wickets and more than 13,000 runs. He made a total of 37 centuries between 1893 and he scored high-score runs for his state team and set different partnership. He played a total of 42 test cricket match in his history of the cricket game.
- Keith Miller
Keith Miller named the Keith Ross Miller born on 1919, 28th November. He was a Royal Australian Air Force pilot and an Australian Test cricketer during world war II. He is known as the greatest all-rounder of Australia. His capability, handsome looks and irreverent way made him a favourite among the crowd. Ian Wooldridge an English Journalist named him the golden boy of cricket that led to his nickname Nugget. Miller was more than a cricketer. He is known for his acrobatic catches in the slips and a fine fielder. He was the member of the record-breaking Invincibles in 1956 from test cricket match at the time of his retirement.
- Tony Greig
Tony Greig also named Anthony William Greig born in 1946, 6th October was an English cricket captain who became a commentator. He also qualified to play by his Scottish parentage for the England Cricket team. He was an all-rounder batsman who is off-spin and medium pace bowler. He was captain from England in the year 1975 to 1977. His brother played test cricket match named Ian and many of his family members played at first-class phase. He is noted for a controversial run-out in a test cricket match game in 1974 against the West Indies.
- Wilfred Rhodes
Wilfred Rhodes born on 1877, 29th October was a professional cricketer from England till 8th July 1973. Wilfred Played 58 test matches between 1899 and 1930. He scored more than 2300 runs and more than 127 wickets. He became the first Englishman to finish the double 100 wickets and more than 1000 runs in test cricket matches. He held the world record in the first-class cricket both for the appearance made and the number of wickets taken. He finished the double of 100 wickets and more than 1000 runs in an English Cricket season with a record for more than 16 times.