In Today’s BigCric article we will talk about the Top 10 All-rounders In the Recent 20 Years. Well If We Talk About All Rounders, They Are Probably The Most Important Part Of Any Team. We Have Seen Great All-Rounders In the Recent 20 Years. All Wonders Can Play Major Part In The Victory Of The Team The Reason Is They Can Bat, They Can Ball If They Fail In One Field They Can Cover That With Another One. Usually All Rounders Bat Down The Order Usually They Are Hitters And If We Talk About Genuine All Rounders They Are Very Impactful Player For Any Team.
There Are Two Kinds Of All Rounders Number One Are Batting All Rounders And Number Two Are Bowling All Rounders:
It Is Shown Clearly By The Name That Betting All Owners Are Those Who Are More Impactful More Powerful More Good In Batting Than Bowling.
- Mohammed Hafiz
- Andre Russell
- Shoaib Malik
- Shakib Al Hassan
- Ben Stokes
- Hardik Pandya
Bowling All-Rounders :
These Are Mostly Hard-Hitting Batsman And Mostly They Are Fast Bowlers. They Are Fast Bowlers But Can Bat For The Team If Needed And Can Hit The Ball Hard. Jason Holder Stuart Broad Shahid Afridi Etc Is The Example.
Both kinds of all-rounders play a major part in the team’s victory so both are equally important for a team. It depends on The format of the game too but here we are talking generally about all forms of the game.
All-rounders have a plus point that they can bat as well as they can ball.so they have more chances to perform and make an impact for the team. Usually, the team consists of 2 all-rounders, rarely teams go with 3-4 All-rounders or only one Allrounder. The best strategy is to go with 2 genuine All-rounders.
Everyone has his own experience and views, in my point of view, the following are “Top 10 All-rounders In Recent 20 Years” to play this wonderful game in the last 20 years. ( Those who retired in these years are also included)
1) Jacques Kallis
The Number one player in our Top 10 All-rounders In the Recent 20 Years list is Jacques Kallis. He is Arguably the greatest all-rounder of all-time, he was outstanding for proteas with both bat and ball. He was one of the rarest allrounders ie: few Allrounders are good in batting, few in bowling but he was the one who was EQUALLY good with both bat and ball. He played a crucial role in South Africa throughout his career.
He is the only cricketer until now to score 10000 runs in One Day Internationals and Test cricket, and also to pick up 250 wickets in both formats of the game. Kallis has played 166 Tests, 328 ODIs, and 25 T20Is for South Africa.
He has scored 11579 runs in ODIs and picked up 273 wickets. In Tests, Kallis has scored 13289 runs and picked up 292 wickets. Kallis has struck 45 hundred in Tests and 17 hundred in ODIs. What a player he was.
2) Andrew Flintoff
He was one of the best fast bowlers England have ever produced, he was so consistent with line and length as well as his pace. He used to click 140+ consistently.
Andrew Flintoff has played 141 One Day Internationals for England and scored 3394 runs at an average of 32.01. He has also picked up 169 wickets at an average of 24.38. He has also scored 3845 runs in Tests and picked up 226 wickets.
Flintoff played a major role in England’s victories with the bat too. His Ashes record is sensational.
3) Shaun Pollock
He was one of the top quality and highly skillful bowler South Africa produced. He was the main attack bowler for proteas for some years.
He was a pure Bowling Allrounders who played a major part as a batsman too many times for his team. Shaun Pollock has scored more than 7000 runs in his international career at an average of almost 29, which included three hundred and 30 fifties. He has also picked up 393 wickets in ODIs and 421 in Tests.
His career economy rate of 3.67 in ODIs is simply unbelievable for a player who has played for a very long time.
4) Shakib Al Hassan
Bangladeshi sensation Shakib Al Hassan is also the former captain of Bangladesh. He is The best ASIAN Allrounder in the last 20 years for sure. As far as Bangladesh is concerned, he is the GOAT of their team. A pure symptom of the word CONSISTENCY.
Shakib has played 188 One Day Internationals for Bangladesh and scored 5433 runs, which includes seven hundred and 39 fifties. He has also picked up 237 wickets at an average of 29.77.
Shakib has played 53 Test matches for Bangladesh and scored 3692 runs, which included five hundred and 23 fifties. He has also picked up 196 wickets, which included 18 five-wicket and two ten-wicket hauls.
5) Shahid Afridi
The most loved and famous Cricketer of the world SHAHID KHAN AFRIDI was one of the most impactful players of Pakistan, He has been phenomenal throughout his career.
Afridi has scored 8064 runs in 398 One Day Internationals, which included six hundred and 39 fifties. He has also picked up 395 wickets at an average of 34.51. Afridi has played only 27 Tests for Pakistan, his batting avg was approx 37. He has taken more than 500 wickets in his career for Pakistan.
Afridi won Pakistan many matches single-handedly and was a match-winner. He was named “BOOM BOOM” earlier in his career.
6) Ben Stokes
England’s one of the top quality Allrounder Ben Stokes is also one of the pure Allrounder.
He is consistent with the bat as well as with the ball. He was smashed for four sixes in T20I WC FINAL back in 2016 but then he came back even stronger and won the WC19 for his team.
He is such a phenomenal match-winner and a true definition of GAME CHANGER.
In his 67 tests, he has scored 4428 runs including 10 hundred and 22 fifties. he has scored three one day tons too.
7) Dwayne Bravo
He is The best Allrounder of league Cricket. He is a bowling allrounder as he is more effective and reliable with the ball.
The best quality is that he can ball anywhere in the innings. He can use varieties and can ball perfect yorkers.
He has played 164 ODIs and scored 2968 runs. He has also picked up 199 wickets at an average of 29.51. He has also scored 2200 runs and picked up 86 wickets in Test match cricket. Bravo is an outstanding fielder too.
8) Shane Watson
He is one of the greatest Allrounder of Australia in recent 20 years. He is a classy batsman who is always great to watch.
He is a very skillful player. He has played 190 ODIs, 59 Tests, and 58 Twenty20Is for Australia.
He has scored 5757 runs in ODIs and 3731 runs in Tests. He was equally effective with the ball as well. Watson has picked up 168 wickets and 75 wickets in ODIs and Tests respectively.
9) Daniel Vettori
The Kiwi all-rounder is arguably the most successful left-arm spinner of all-time. He is the all-time leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in One Day Internationals and successful across formats.
He played 295 ODI games for his national side. Vettori picked up 305 wickets at a stunning economy rate of 4.12 and scored 2253 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 17.33.
The Kiwi all-rounder has played 113 Tests for New Zealand and picked up 362 wickets. Vettori has also excelled with the bat in Tests and scored 4531 runs at an average of 30, which included six hundred and 23 fifties.
10) Abdul Razzaq
He was one of the greatest all-rounders Pakistan ever had. Razzaq has scored more than 7000 runs across formats for Pakistan at an average of almost 30, which included six hundred and 30 fifties. He has also picked up 389 wickets for Pakistan across formats.
He was a real game-changer and a pure match-winner. Pakistan was still not able to find his replacement and that’s why he is in our list of Top 10 All-rounders In Recent 20 Years.