Top 10 Cricket All-Rounders
As world cricket reacts to the retirement of one of the greatest players of all time in Jacques Kallis, FREEbets.org.uk takes a look at where he places amongst the best all-rounders ever to grace the game.
10. Tony Greig
The former England captain was involved in his fair share of controversy over his career but he was a fabulous performer with both bat and ball. His record in tests was slightly better with the willow as he averaged over 40 than with the ball which he averaged 32, but both are superb figures from 58 contests.
9. Mike Procter
There is an argument for the South African not to be on this list but if history had been kinder to him then he may well have been much higher up it. Limited to just seven tests due to his country’s ban from the sport, he showed what he could have done in that short time. He took a huge 41 wickets in those seven matches at an average of just 15. His first class record of 1417 wickets is incredible and he scored 48 first class centuries which shows just what a force he would have been.
8. Shaun Pollock
Another South African great, but this one had plenty of opportunity to show his skills as he played 108 tests and 303 ODIs for his country. He may only have scored two centuries but his batting average of 32 shows just how consistent he was. The ball was his strong suit though as he is South Africa’s leading test wicket taker with an enormous 421.
7. Keith Miller
The Victorian played for Australia from 1946 to 1956 and it is fair to say that he made quite an impression over his 55 tests. The fast bowler took 170 wickets at 22 and averaged nearly 37 with the bat in one of the great Australian teams which featured the legendary Don Bradman.