Jacques Kallis is retiring today (Dec 30, 2013) from Test cricket at the age of 38. He will continue to play One Day International and T20 cricket. Hats off to a magnificent all rounder and a wonderful athlete. The way he carried himself on and off the cricket field is remarkable. Kallis is a true champion and a great role model for future generations.
Keith Miller is widely regarded as international cricket’s first genuine all-rounder. He started his career as a batsman and scored 14,183 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 48.90. Miller was a classical batsman but could change gears when needed. As his career progressed, he became an opening bowler in Don Bradman's famous "Invincibles."
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It must, however, be acknowledged that Lance played cricket in an era when South African cricket had the luxury of plenty in the all-rounders department, with Eddie Barlow, Mike Procter, and Peter ...
348. 497 v West Indies, 20/07/2020. 3. Ravindra Jadeja. IND. 338. 438 v Sri Lanka, 07/08/2017. 4. This player has moved up in the rankings since the previous rankings update.
Best all rounder in cricket: Unarguably, the greatest player to ever play for the Bangladesh Cricket team. Shakib Al Hasan has no competition within his nation in terms of stats or legacy. He is one of the most consistent all-rounders in world cricket who secured his place at the top of the ICC All-rounders ranking in ODIs for a long time.
Garfield Sobers may have failed to score in his only ODI, but he is recognized as being one of, if not the, greatest all-rounder in test cricket history. In fact, many people rank him on top of this list. Garry Sobers had an extraordinary batting average of 57.78 and a bowling average of 34.03 throughout his test career.
That match against Sri Lanka when he drove the entire weight of a slightly-out-of-shape Andrew Flintoff through his knee over 400 times was effectively the death of Andrew Flintoff the top level all-rounder and that is a very sizeable thing indeed to have in your debit column.