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.

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Hayden (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1994-2009,  Matches 103,  Highest Score 380,  Runs 8,625,  Average 50.73,  30 Hundreds,  29 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1991-2009,  Matches 295,  Highest Score 380,  Runs 24,603,  Average 52.57,  79 Hundreds,  100 Fifties.

Matthew Hayden (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1994-2009, Matches 103, Highest Score 380, Runs 8,625, Average 50.73, 30 Hundreds, 29 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1991-2009, Matches 295, Highest Score 380, Runs 24,603, Average 52.57, 79 Hundreds, 100 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.

cricket lefty Dennis Compton, DOB May

Neil Harvey (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1948-1963,  Matches 79,  Highest Score 205,  Runs 6,149,  Average 48.41,  21 Hundreds,  24 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1946-1963,  Matches 306,  Highest Score 231*,  Runs 21,699,  Average 50.93,  67 Hundreds,  94 Fifties.

Super Pskov's Invitational XI Sunil Gavaskar RHB 125 tests, 10122 runs @ HS 34 hundreds, 45 fifties Gavaskar is widely recognised as one

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.

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.

Stan McCabe (Australia) ….. Tests span: 1930-1938,  Matches 39,  Highest Score 232,  Runs 2,748,  Average 48.21,  6 Hundreds,  13 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1928-1942,  Matches 182,  Highest Score 240,  Runs 11,951,  Average 49.38,  29 Hundreds,  68 Fifties.

Stan McCabe,born Stanley Joseph McCabe 16 July August cricketer who played 39 Test matches for Australia from handed batsman and right arm medium paced bowler.

Sunil Gavaskar (India) ….. Tests span: 1971-1987,  Matches 125,  Highest Score 236*,  Runs 10,122,  Average 51.12,  34 Hundreds,  45 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1966-1987,  Matches 348,  Highest Score 340,  Runs 25,834,  Average 51.46,  81 Hundreds,  105 Fifties.

Tremendous Batting Action by Sunil Gavaskar

Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka) ….. Tests span: 1984-2002,  Matches 93,  Highest Score 267,  Runs 6,361,  Average 42.97,  20 Hundreds,  22 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1983-2002,  Matches 220,  Highest Score 267,  Runs 15,000,  Average 48.38,  43 Hundreds,  71 Fifties.

Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka) ….. Tests span: 1984-2002, Matches 93, Highest Score 267, Runs 6,361, Average 42.97, 20 Hundreds, 22 Fifties; ….. First-class span: 1983-2002, Matches 220, Highest Score 267, Runs 15,000, Average 48.38, 43 Hundreds, 71 Fifties.

Gary Sobers (West Indies) ….. Tests span: 1954-1974,  Matches 93,  Highest Score 365*,  Runs 8,032,  Average 57.78,  26 Hundreds,  30 Fifties; ….. First-class span:  1952-1974,  Matches 383,  Highest Score 365*,  Runs 28,314,  Average 54.87,  86 Hundreds,  121 Fifties.

As a batsman alone Garry Sobers was among the very best; to add to that, he had talent to spare to take 235 Test wickets

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