Ian Botham was one of the best all-rounders of his era, along with Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev. Botham could walk into the then-English team either as a specialist batsman or a bowler. When Botham hung up his gloves, he was the highest wicket-taker in Tests. He is also the highest wicket-taker against Australia — 148 scalps at 27.65.
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Jacques Kallis is unquestionably the greatest all-rounder in cricket history. The Protea star was a bank of skill, endurance, and temperament — a key for any all-rounder. The batting all-rounder is the highest run-scorer for South Africa in one-day internationals.
He has taken the third-highest number of wickets in the one-day international format and sixth-highest number of wickets in Test series. As per his records, he can be called the best all-rounder in cricket history! With a total of 10,000 runs to his name, Jacques Kallis is the best all-rounder of all time.
At least 50 Test matches played. At least 1000 runs. At least 100 wickets. Batting average better than 25. Bowling average better than 45. Batting average > Bowling average.
The 6-foot-5 Tony Grieg was a genuine all-rounder who played 58 tests for England in the 1970s. A batting all-rounder who scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43, he made eight centuries and 20 half-centuries, with a highest score of 148. That type of record would have provided him entry into a Test side as a batsman.
Ranking the 10 best all-rounders in Test cricket A good all-rounder is a must in making a champion team and most of these all-rounders played a crucial role in their country's domination in the ...