Modern cricket is a competition of getting the highest statistics, especially for batsmen, which is why modern cricket has seen an increase in the number of runs scored by each batsman. However, a few batsmen still stay at the charts’ top due to their impressive statistics and batting techniques. Here is a list of the 5 best male batsmen in the history of cricket:
Ricky Ponting is an unforgettable name in cricket history. He has a record of 13378 runs in 168 test matches along with 41 centuries and 62 half-centuries.
The former Australian captain is known as the most successful cricket history captain. His best score is 257. His aggressive batting techniques are well-remembered in cricket, making him the most dangerous batsman.
The Australian team has won almost all the games led under Ponting’s leadership, including the World Cups of 2003 and 2007.
The former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid is best known for his 36 test centuries. Rahul has scored 10000 runs in ODIs and 13288 runs in test matches. He is regarded highly in Indian Cricket history due to his impact on Indian cricket.
His influence also helped shape the future of cricket in India. His batting technique is considered the best, and his consistency is also exemplary.
Kumar Sangakkara is one of the most famous cricketers in history. The Sri Lankan batsman has scored 12400 runs in 134 test matches and 14234 runs in ODIs. He won the ICC’s Best Test batsman title in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Kumar is the only batsman to score 4 consecutive centuries in World Cup history. He is also one of the best wicket-keepers. He has scored 11 double centuries in test matches. Kumar is without a doubt, one of the best batsmen of modern cricket.
The former West Indies cricket team captain, Brian Lara, is one of the most remembered batsmen in cricket history. He holds the record of scoring a test century against each cricket team and has scored 11953 runs in 131 test matches and 10405 runs in 299 ODIs.
He has also scored 500 runs in a single inning. Brian debuted during the West Indies cricket team’s transition phase and then became the batting inspiration of almost every batsman. The West Indies cricket history highly regards his statistics and leadership.
Don Bradman was a former Australian batsman with an average of 99.52 in test matches. His surreal records are remembered in cricket. He also served as the Australian team captain and made sure the team did not lose even a single match under his captaincy.
In just 52 test matches, Don scored 6996 runs with 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries. He was named ‘The Don’ due to his remarkable performance.
His average score is the most outstanding achievement by any player in history. He made his debut in 1928 and retired in 1948. But he is still crowned as the best batsman in the history of cricket.