3. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) – 7774 runs
Jacques Kallis is probably regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the modern cricket. He was equally good both with the bat and ball. But quite often, he was regarded by people who didn’t understand the South African batting set up as a boring batsman by many with no flamboyance or elegance. Jacques Kallis success has a batsman has to go away with the fact that he prized his wicket more than anyone. He always believed on staying in the crease and treating the ball by merit. One of his best shots has to be the lofted drive, which he plays with a high backlift and with great grace. In the last years of international cricket, he awakened his aggressive part and proved he can bat with relentless aggression. Injuries have always troubled him in his career, but everytime he came back he came up with something special. He made the no.3 position his very own. He scored 7774 runs from 200 innings at an impressive average of 45.73. The present South African team will miss a talisman like him – for he is a rare breed. He is no.3 in the list.