Great batsmen in the history of cricket

Thirty-five of the greatest batsmen in Test and First-class cricket from the 1860s till the present times. These batsmen are featured in Indra Vikram Singh's book 'Don's Century'.
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Frank Worrell (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1948-1963,  Matches 51,  Highest Score 261,  Runs 3,860,  Average 49.48,  9 Hundreds,  22 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1941-1964,  Matches 208,  Highest Score 308*,  Runs 15,025,  Average 54.24,  39 Hundreds,  80 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 9 Hundreds, 22 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 39 Hundreds, 80 Fifties.

Graeme Pollock (South Africa) ….. Tests span: 1963-1970,  Matches 23,  Highest Score 274,  Runs 2,256,  Average 60.97,  7 Hundreds,  11 Fifties; ….. First-class span:  1960-1987,  Matches 262,  Highest Score 274,  Runs 20,940,  Average 54.67,  64 Hundreds,  99 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 7 Hundreds, 11 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 64 Hundreds, 99 Fifties.

Barry Richards (South Africa) ….. Tests span: 1970,  Matches 4,  Highest Score 140,  Runs 508,  Average 72.57,  2 Hundreds,  2 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1964-1983,   Matches 339,  Highest Score 356,  Runs 28,358,  Average 54.74,  80 Hundreds,  152 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 2 Hundreds, 2 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 80 Hundreds, 152 Fifties.

Martin Crowe (New Zealand) ….. Tests span: 1982-1995,  Matches 77,  Highest Score 299,  Runs 5,444,  Average 45.36,  17 Hundreds,  18 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1979-1996,  Matches 247,  Highest Score 299,  Runs 19,608,  Average 56.02,  71 Hundreds,  80 Fifties.

Martin Crowe (New Zealand) …. Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 17 Hundreds, 18 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 71 Hundreds, 80 Fifties.

Everton Weekes (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1948-1958,  Matches 48,  Highest Score 207,  Runs 4,455,  Average 58.61,  15 Hundreds,  19 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1944-1964,  Matches 152,  Highest Score 304*,  Runs 12,010,  Average 55.34,  36 Hundreds,  54 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 15 Hundreds, 19 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 36 Hundreds, 54 Fifties.

Ricky Ponting (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1995-2012,  Matches 168,  Highest Score 257,  Runs 13,378,  Average 51.85,  41 Hundreds,  62 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1992-2013,  Matches 289,  Highest Score 257,  Runs 24,150,  Average 55.90,  82 Hundreds,  106 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 41 Hundreds, 62 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 82 Hundreds, 106 Fifties.

Clyde Walcott (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1948-1960,  Matches 44,  Highest Score 220,  Runs 3,798,  Average 56.68,  15 Hundreds,  14 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1941-1964,  Matches 146,  Highest Score 314*,  Runs 11,820,  Average 56.55,  40 Hundreds,  54 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 15 Hundreds, 14 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 40 Hundreds, 54 Fifties.

Denis Compton (England) ….. Tests span: 1937-1957,  Matches 78,  Highest Score 278,  Runs 5,807,  Average 50.06,  17 Hundreds,  28 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1936-1964,  Matches 515,  Highest Score 300,  Runs 38,942,  Average 51.85,  123 Hundreds,  183 Fifties.

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Steve Waugh (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1985-2004,  Matches 168,  Highest Score 200,  Runs 10,927,  Average 51.06,  32 Hundreds,  50 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1984-2004,  Matches 356,  Highest Score 216*,  Runs 24,052,  Average 51.94,  79 Hundreds,  97 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 32 Hundreds, 50 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 79 Hundreds, 97 Fifties.

Arthur Morris (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1946-1955,  Matches 46,  Highest Score 206,  Runs 3,533,  Average 46.48,  12 Hundreds,  12 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1940-1955,  Matches 162,  Highest Score 290,  Runs 12,614,  Average 53.67,  46 Hundreds,  46 Fifties.

Tests span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 12 Hundreds, 12 Fifties; First-class span: Matches Highest Score Runs Average 46 Hundreds, 46 Fifties.

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