All rounders in cricket – CRICK ACADEMY

In cricket All rounders are always considered as a big asset for the team. They not only play the role of a good batsman but also of a better bowler (either spin or pace). Although all bowlers must bat and quite a batsman do bowl occasionally, but all rounders are a perfect combo of both.
A player is considered to be a good all rounder when his/her batting average is higher than the bowling average. After a complete batsmen and bowler the players on which the captain mostly relies in a team for scoring runs and taking a few wicket are the All rounders.
 
Presence of all rounders increases the depth of batting and bowling line up of a team. At some situations when batting line up of a team collapse, the all rounders along with the lower order batsmen take the responsibility to set a prestigious score for the team. Also the All rounders  prove their ability with the bowl irrespective of pace or spin at the time of demand.
Statistical data of some of the  great all rounders are listed below -:
 
 
 
       SIR GARFIELD SOBERS (West Indies)
 
     
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
      93
      1
        RUNS SCORED
     8032
      0
    BATTING AVERAGE
     57.78
     0.00
          100s/50s
     26/30
     0/0
        TOP SCORE
      365
      0
      BALLS BOWLED
     21599
     63
        WICKETS
       235
      1
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     34.03
    31.00
       BEST BOWLING
       6/73
     1/31
 
 
             JACQUES KALLIS (South Africa)
 
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
     166
    328
        RUNS SCORED
     13289
    11579
    BATTING AVERAGE
     55.37
    44.36
          100s/50s
     45/58
    17/86
        TOP SCORE
     224
    139
      BALLS BOWLED
     20232
    10750
        WICKETS
     292
    273
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     32.65
    31.79
       BEST BOWLING
      6/54
    5/30
 
 
 
 
 
                       KAPIL DEV (India)
 
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
      131
     225
        RUNS SCORED
     5248
    3783
    BATTING AVERAGE
     31.05
    23.79
          100s/50s
     8/27
    1/14
        TOP SCORE
      163
    175
      BALLS BOWLED
     27740
   11202
        WICKETS
       434
      253
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     29.64
    27.45
       BEST BOWLING
       9/83
    5/43
 
                SIR IAN BOTHAM (England)
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
      102
     116
        RUNS SCORED
     5200
    2113
    BATTING AVERAGE
     33.54
    23.21
          100s/50s
     14/22
    0/9
        TOP SCORE
      208
    79
      BALLS BOWLED
     21,815
    6271
        WICKETS
       383
      145
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     28.40
    28.54
       BEST BOWLING
       8/34
    4/31

                 IMRAN KHAN (Pakistan)
 
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
      88
     175
        RUNS SCORED
     3807
    3709
    BATTING AVERAGE
     37.69
    33.41
          100s/50s
     6/18
    1/19
        TOP SCORE
      136
    102*
      BALLS BOWLED
     19458
    7461
        WICKETS
       362
     182
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     22.81
    26.61
       BEST BOWLING
       8/58
    6/14
        SIR RICHARD HADLEE (New Zealand)
 
       COMPETITION
      TEST
     ODI
MATCHES
      86
     115
        RUNS SCORED
     3124
    1751
   BATTING AVERAGE
     27.16
    21.61
          100s/50s
     2/15
    0/4
        TOP SCORE
      151*
    79
      BALLS BOWLED
     21918
    6182
        WICKETS
       431
     158
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     22.29
    21.56
       BEST BOWLING
       9/52
    5/25
   
             ANDREW FLINTOFF (England)
 
 
   COMPETITION
   TEST
   ODI
     T20
MATCHES
    79
     141
     7
        RUNS SCORED
    3845
    3394
    76
    BATTING AVERAGE
     31.77
    32.01
  12.66
          100s/50s
    5/26
    3/18
   0/0
        TOP SCORE
    167
    123
   31
      BALLS BOWLED
   14951
    5624
   150
        WICKETS
    226
    169
    5
   BOWLING AVERAGE
   32.78
    24.38
   32.20
       BEST BOWLING
    5/58
    5/19
   2/23
 
                               
 
 
 
                
 
 
                  KEITH MILLER (Australia)
 
       COMPETITION
      TEST
FIRST-CLASS
MATCHES
      55
     226
        RUNS SCORED
     2958
    14183
   BATTING AVERAGE
     36.97
    48.90
          100s/50s
     7/13
    41/63
        TOP SCORE
      147
    281*
      BALLS BOWLED
     10461
    28377
        WICKETS
       170
     497
 BOWLING AVERAGE
     22.97
    22.30
       BEST BOWLING
       7/60
    7/12
                 CHRIS CAIRNS (New Zealand)
 
   COMPETITION
   TEST
   ODI
     T20
MATCHES
    62
     215
     2
        RUNS SCORED
    3320
    4950
     3
  BATTING AVERAGE
     33.53
    29.46
   1.50
          100s/50s
    5/22
    4/26
   0/0
        TOP SCORE
    158
    115
    2
      BALLS BOWLED
   11698
    8168
    48
        WICKETS
    218
    201
     1
BOWLING AVERAGE
   29.40
    32.80
   52.00
       BEST BOWLING
    7/27
    5/42
   1/28
                    SHAUN POLLOCK (South Africa)
 
   COMPETITION
   TEST
   ODI
     T20
MATCHES
    108
     303
     12
        RUNS SCORED
    3781
    3519
     86
  BATTING AVERAGE
     32.31
    26.45
   12.28
          100s/50s
    2/16
    1/14
    0/0
        TOP SCORE
    111
    130
    36
      BALLS BOWLED
   24353
    15712
   
        WICKETS
    421
    393
     15
BOWLING AVERAGE
   23.11
    24.50
   20.60
       BEST BOWLING
    7/87
    6/35
   3/28
CHINMAY NANDA

About the author

Chinmay Nanda is a engineering student and also a big cricket enthusiast who follows and covers cricket very closely .Because of the love and passion he has for the game he started to write articles about different aspects of cricket. He is the founder of CRICK ACADEMY and also one of the contributors for the blog.

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