Top Five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

Top Five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

In the past, English are known to have some great All-Rounders in their ranks. But since the retirement of Freddie Flintoff, England are struggling to find a quality All-Rounder. Lets take a look at our list of Top Five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time.

Top Five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

5. Paul Collingwood

top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

Paul Collingwood

Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium

Paul Collingwood occupies the fifth position in our list of Top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time. He  is a batting all-rounder. His batting combines natural stroke play with great tenacity. He was the one on whom the English middle order revolved around. He also bowls reliable medium pace. He has also won many matches for England with the ball. He is also one of the finest fielders of his time. He is natural athlete who can be trusted anywhere in the field. He was the one who led England for their first Major ICC Tournament Triumph in 2010.He was included in our list of Greatest English All Rounders of All Time because of his ability to save runs in the field. Sometimes, saving runs in the field changes the course of a match and fielding is an art that is as important as bowling and batting.
Tests:

Matches Runs Batting Avg.
Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 68 4259  40.56 11  59.88

ODI’s:

Matches Runs Batting Avg. Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 197  5078  35.51  111  38.46

 

4. Tony Grieg

Top 5 Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

Tony Grieg

Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman
Bowling Style :
Right Arm Medium/off-break

Tony Grieg is a batting all-rounder who bowled both medium pace and off spin. According to Pundits, Grieg is one of England’s leading international all-rounders. He is best remembered for the Run-out of Alvin Kalicharan. His batting average of 40.43 and bowling average of 32.20 shows the value he bought to the team. After his retirement, Grieg was a noted commentator and later died in 2012  because of cardiac arrest. Tony Grieg occupies the fourth position in our list of Top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time.
Tests:

Matches Runs Batting Avg.
Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 58  3599  40.43  141 32.20

ODI’s:

Matches Runs Batting Avg. Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 22  269  16.81  19 32.57

 

 

3. Wilfred Rhodes

Greatest English All Rounders of All Time

Wilfred Rhodes

Batting Style : Right-hand bat
Bowling Style : Slow left-arm orthodox

Wilfred Rhodes is given the third spot in our list of Top five All Rounders of All Time. becoming the first Englishman to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in Test matches. For Yorkshire he scored more than 30,000 runs, averaging 30 an innings; for Yorkshire he took 3,608 wickets at 16 runs each. He was regarded as one of the leading batsmen in England and had established an effective opening partnership with Jack Hobbs.
Tests:

Matches Runs Batting Avg.
Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 58  2325  30.19  127 26.96

 

2. Andrew Flintoff

Best English All Rounders of All Time

Andrew Flintoff

Batting Style :Right Handed Batsman
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium

“FREDDIE” Flintoff is regarded as one of the greatest All Rounders of his time. He has picked up 395 wickets and scored 7239 runs in his career. He was  famous for removing his shirt off and waving it in the air after England beat India in a ODI in Mumbai. Like Ian Botham, Flintoff single-handedly won the 2005 Ashes for England. His career was often jolted by injuries still he was rated by the ICC as being among the top International All Rounders in both ODI and Test cricket during his time. Despite his injuries, he was considered as an integral member of the England team.  After his cricketing career, Flintoff became a professional Boxer. Flintoff occupies the second spot in our list of Top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time.
Tests:

Matches Runs Batting Avg.
Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 79 3845 31.77  226 32.78

ODI’s:

Matches Runs Batting Avg. Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 141  3394  32.01 168 24.38

 

Top 5 Greatest English All Rounders of All Time – Number 1

1. Sir Ian Botham

Top 5 Best English All Rounders of All Time

Sir Ian Botham

Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium

Sir Ian Botham is given the top spot in our list of top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time. Botham is considered as the greatest ever All Rounder to have played for his country. He is known for his heroics in the 1981 Ashes series which is later called as BOTHAM’s ASHES. His All Round performances included 399 runs and 34 wickets. He still holds the record for the highest number of Test wickets taken by an England player. In his 16-year-old long career, he has captured 528 wickets and has scored 7313 runs. He was given the Knighthood in 2007 and was also a part of ICC’s Hall Of Fame. After his retirement from cricket, Botham became a successful commentator.
Tests:

Matches Runs Batting Avg.
Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 102  5200  33.54  383 28.40

ODI’s:

Matches Runs Batting Avg. Wickets
Bowling Avg.
 116  2113  23.21 145 28.54

You may also like to view the List of  Top Ten English Batsmen of All Time

And the  List of  Top Ten English Bowlers of All Time

 

Sir Ian Botham, considered as one of the greatest All Rounder to have played the game. No wonder he is the number one in our list of Top five Greatest English All Rounders of All Time.

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