Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time

Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time

Top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Cricket, a gentle man’s game was invented a long time ago. Since then there are many players who represented their respective countries and some players even managed to get their name in the history. Of the many facets presented by the game of cricket, most men will agree that batting is the one most distinctly enjoyable and  delightful. Few players have managed to etch their name in list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time in cricket. Here let’s take a look at the top 10 greatest batsman of all time.

10. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Sanath Jayasuriya one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time
Sanath Jayasuriya is in number 10 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sanath Jayasuriya is ranked 10th in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time. Sanath Teran Jayasuriya, revolutionized One Day International batting with his aggressive tactics , a strategy they first tried on the preceding tour of Australia. The tactic used was to take advantage of the early fielding restrictions by smashing the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground, particularly by lofting their deliveries over the mandatory infielders, rather than the established tactic of building up momentum gradually. He has torn apart almost every bowler in his era and he was named the Player Of the Tournament during the 1996 World Cup which was won by Lanka. The strange fact is that he made his international debut for Sri Lanka as a Slow Left arm Orthodox bowler and a middle order batsman in the year 1989 and retired as a successful opening batsman across all formats in the year 2011. Even though his career average both in Tests and ODI’s are on the lower side, he can give his team a blistering start to their innings and that gives him a place in our Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time. And it is quite justified to include his name in the list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time.

It is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone’s thinking about how to start innings”Glenn McGrath on Jayasuriya’s approach during 1996 World Cup.

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    1. These is wrong……..Sanath is a Change of the world cricket.he is best hitter & master blaster. He was man of the serious in 1996 WC……He was gud hitter,gud spiner,gud all rounder……he was hero of the all the country…………..(SL,IND,PAK……….)

  1. Ridiculous there is no credible list of the greatest batmen of all time that does not have Donald Bradman at the top of the list. He is so far ahead of the rest he is in a class of his own. Sobers, Ponting, Richards and others are well above him. He is a great batsman but certainly not tav the top of the list. The facts speak for themselves.

    1. You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    2. You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    3. You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    4. You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

      1. wait i think bradman is da best cricketer n follow by Lara then sachin, this not about the time span playing cricket if you want to look at that, u need to look at the amount matches someone played and the team they played it against, Lara has the highest individual first class n international score, think about it, he is the master in both classes, i think he is better than sachin, sachin played more innings than lara n against team such as Bangladesh, Zimbabwe ect, check statsss

  2. Sourav can never make any greatest list – except within Indian Players.. If you consider Jack Hobbs-George hadley-
    GPollock- Barry Richards.. Sunil gavaskar and Rahul dravid may ending warming bench.

  3. You all forgot Steve Waugh. A devastating batsman with an unbelievable presence that intimidated other players.

    1. If MSD shld be included in this list, then AB De Villiers and Bevan also shld be included…..as u said MSD is best in ODI’s, these two are also the best……will u agree?????

  4. U can nt cmpr the god n sir bradman they both are top n had their own style ov batting! They both should be on top

    1. Hey my dear Please watch above mentioned players past innings in youtube….. Gayle is a hitter only,…. He s not legend.. Cricket is Not a IPL… Its very Hard….. These above players only can able to play in hard pitch as well as test matches…. They are only called Legends…

  5. Job well done, in compiling the list. Sachin Tendulkar rightfully deserves to be at the top. And just as somebody said earlier that fact speaks for itself should not focus on just one aspect. Bradman is a legend and his feat of 99 as average deserves respect. But Tendulkar has got plenty of records to his name, which we all know about. Bradman played mostly in England and Australia and when the away venues are limited the line between conditions fade. Moreover the number of games were limited. So were the injuries and fatigue due to playing too much for a given year. Video footage of a player’s game which highlights the various highs and lows and facilitates the opposition in discovery of the not so strong areas and plan ahead were absent from the scene back then. In short international cricket was more like domestic cricket being played extensively in the counties of GB and parts of Australia. Tendulkar definitely is the greatest batsman of all time even though by a margin.

  6. You forget about Steve Waugh, the man for the moment, as well as Allan Border. Both were destructive players who demolished the opposition. When they hit form, you were out for the count, notably, both were captains respectively.

  7. I personally believe that Donald Bradman just edges out Sachin Tendulkar. I respect both if them immensely, and this is coming from a Sri Lankan. I do not think anyone currently could average 99.94. No one has ever come close. After Bradman on the test averages, Graeme Pollock is next, with an average of 60.97. This is almost 39 runs of Bradmans average. The highest average right now of a current player in Kumar Sangakarra, with an average of 56.98. He is far off Bradman. Even though Bradman didnt play many teams, he didn’t have the DRS, which is mainly in batsman’s favours. I believe Sachin Tendulkar is amazing, as he has survived so long and has broken so many records, Bradman is slightly better

  8. I think Don Bradman should have no 1 rank, then is sachin Tendulkar on 2nd, bran Lara must be on 3rd, syeed Anwar on 4th, sir v Richards on 5th

  9. don bradman no 1 , sachin Tendulkar no 2 , b. lara no 3 ,
    Syeed Anwar no 4 , Sir V Richards no 5

  10. why syeed Anwar should be no 4 ??
    1. He was the best match winner batsman
    2. I have never seen him spoiling the balls on pitch
    3. He was always strong from the first ball of the match
    and putting full pressure to the bowlers.
    4. A time was when he was having the leading century records.
    5. While playing he was pretty close talented like Don bradman.
    6. To me he was most technical batsman ever. You must watch is bating please.

  11. what a joke Not a single Pakistani…..where are the legendary Zaheer abbas, javed Miandad, izamam ul haq.

  12. What you think about kumara sangakkara.he will definitly go over tendulkar in test crickert.he is the best batsman after sir don bradman in test crickert.and he is the fastest score 8000,9000 and 10000 and he is the best average batsman in the world played more 100 test matches.. so have you any quection?

    1. Kumar sanga best than sachin,
      Sanath should b 4, he got more than 20000 runs nd 450 wickets

  13. Jammy deserves a place ahead of gavaskar…….as far as test cricket is concerned…….such a selfless player….

  14. The list should be:
    Bradman, Tendulkar, Richards, Sobers, Lara, Gavaskar,Ponting, Kallis, Steve Waugh, Dravid,Miandad followed by Sangakara…..

  15. Jacques Kallis at no9 is a joke, the guy has a better average than Tendulkar and also taken nearly 300 test wickets as a bowler, the greatest cricketer ever.

  16. the list is better. i feel smile when people forget the top bowler and fielders name ever. they also forget the one day cricke. they forget varities of pitch of world as well. i fell strange when they forget about the bowlers agresive tendency of this days. so a batsman named Tendulkar scor more than 30000 runs in international cricket is the best ever under cosidering all the situation. any doubt?

  17. Ok, so my team needs 99 to win, I have my last batsman to send in, Bradman or Tendulkar? I send Tendulkar in & he scores his average of 55, we lose the match by 44. If I had of sent Don Bradman in, he scores a century to win the game by a wicket & he finishes not out. Where’s this clowns logic???? The list should be: Bradman, Sobers, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Wally Hammond, Jack Hobbs, Sachin Tendulkar.

    If you look at these guys, most runs in a series:
    Bradman (974), Hammond (905), Richards (829 in 4 Tests!, best 1 day batsman ever), Sobers (813+), Hobbs (15 opening centuries against Australia), Lara (only man to score Test centuries, double centuries, triple century & quadruple century, twice owning the Test Highest Score Record), Kallis higher average than Sachin & will break his Test aggregate, can bowl & catch too). Even Greg Chappell & Ricky Ponting can lay claim here!

    1. Hey GG, rather than records, other things like behavivour, hard work, determination, politeness etc. are also important…..and we all know about SACHIN’s appearance in ground as well as out of stadium. Thanks……..

  18. Great Job……I am agree with the list and also with number 1 i.e. SACHIN as he deserves it.

  19. dont think Sachin should be number 1 , because Bradman was successful for his whole career, and Sachin for the last 2 or 3 years has been pretty average, and he probably is not even god enough any more for India

  20. sachin tendulkar has played for almost 25 years in both formats of the game….and i dont think bradman has done that……there may be some up and down in the performance…. but it doesnt matter….. a player simply cant play for so long scoring heavily in both the formats unless he is sachin…….he is the best and he deserves the no. one spot……respect..!!!!!!!!

  21. Really!? whats ironical is people think they are wiser than the players who has spent decades on the ground, basing arguments on purely on averages is just ignorance. and richards, pointing and sobers better than him?i'd dare say none of them matches his records,passion and pressures faced.We all know most of the rest of the world is dying inside with jealousy and dont accept his greatness because of his nationality. get over it, he is indian and he is the greatest.

  22. What abt miandad, Greg Chappell, Geoff Boycott, kenBarrington, jack Hobbs , Clive Lloyd, Rohan kanhai,

  23. Sir Donald Bradman should be at number 1 position. NO batsman matches his class ….
    the greatest batsman of the universe … almost 100 runs average in test matches … incredible ….

  24. freddie howard … do you realy know about cricket….?? how a
    batsman can have such huge record while active for 2-3 years????? it is the different think who is batter ,,,, but dont make such stupid comment.. #from – imran

  25. Freddie Howard Freddie Howard sorry bro if you got hurt.. being bias is an human nature…… we love sachin and you know very well…. we never put disrespectful comments on sir donald …. we know all scarifies of him…. he is not a great batsman but great person also.. according to his performance it is impossible to think any one greater than him …. but you know the type of cricket of those time … the gap between the test match was almost one month or 2 week ….. there is no media pressure… there is no hasty schedule … even sir donald also told … he sees himself in sachin … you cannot compare clark and steev waugh… both are from different era..

  26. Muhammad Imran NO …. you are just talking about Indians :/
    try to think bigger ….
    what I think is … the list is a SHIT!
    try to be a gentle man …. not a shitty crap hole :/

    1. Dear .. Md Hassan .. dont be emotional.. if we will talk about baller then indian will be not there … and i have no problem with it…
      what I think is … the list may be SHIT!
      try to be a gentle man …. not a shitty crap hole :/

  27. Freddie Howarddude..ms dhoni is the only batsman who deserves to be in the first position…if not then tell me who can replace him…….his avg in odi is greater than sachin … dont forget that he comes to bat at no 6 position…

  28. Mohammed Hilal ohhh come on :S cricket is not just 'ODIs' … and to be very frank .. dhoni is good hitter, but being a classic batsman is something else …. and I stand my grounds that Sir Donald Bradman is the only man who was truly born to bat …. NO OTHER BATSMAN OF THE 'UNIVERSE' can replace him….
    I have a lot of respect for Sachin, not being a batsman but he was also a great man … once he refused to act in some alcoholic advertisement by saying that 'money is not everything, there are also other values for which one should live… hats off to you Sachin…
    but my friend … my list for greatest batsmen starts from Sir Donald Bradman on the top….. Sachin 2nd … and Dhoni is nowhere in the "TOP 10" …..

  29. Sir Donald Bradman should be number one. No one can compare to his average of 99.94. Sachin doesn’t even have the highest average of modern players. Yes he scored more runs, against more countries, but he played a lot more innings. To say Bradman only played against a four countries so his runs don’t count is a joke. Would people dismiss Sachins runs in 50 years because he didn’t score runs against say the USA and China who are test nations in 50 years? I think not. You can only play against who is available.

    Bradman played in a time of uncovered wickets, with no helmets and little protection.

  30. Dude do you know about cricket……do you know how many times dhoni played the inning,mostly he didn't get chance to play, sometimes he made 5-10 runs with notout and sometimes he played but his average always maintain that's why his average is more than the Sachin and listen one more thing you wait next future of dhoni till he will take retire then you compare how made more run with average.

  31. Mohammed Hilal O come on…
    as I said 'batting is not about ODIs only' ….
    he's just a 'tuller' … no technicality as we have seen in dravid ….
    so … dhoni is nowhere in the top10 ….

  32. y r totally wrng dear I think there is no position for Sachin where Sachin he is selfly one position in cricket which is greater than even one position so it doesn't matter who got 1 position

  33. Aniket Rajendra Kunte Sorrry Aniket bhai (bro) . please use fullstops aslo .. 😉
    obviously he is more than of that position according to me
    Actually it is not the matter .. who is great
    you may put him in any any position … but please dont insult him
    he gives his more than 30 years to cricket …..
    and some one told him (who knows cricket more than me )…. "Sachin for the last 2 or 3 years has been pretty average ( <3 Freddie Howard <3 ) " ….. !!!!!!
    how can I digest ?