Top 10 Best Cricketers With 1000 Runs And 100 Wickets In Test Cricket

Test is a longer format of cricket and a test match usually lasts for 3 to 5 days. Its a test of Strength, Skills, Courage and Patience. Under these Conditions, Only a true player can last long with his shear will and commitment. An all-rounder is a plus. Test Cricket have seen such great legends who scored 1000 Runs and picked 100 wickets in their Career. Today, we will take a look at the Top 10 Best Cricketers With 1000 Runs And 100 Wickets In Test Cricket.

Top 10 Best Cricketers With 1000 Runs And 100 Wickets In Test Cricket

Test Cricket is an old school cricket format that requires Patience, Courage, focus and special skills. Only a few Cricketer can be good test cricketers. Some of these cricketer earn their name in batting, while others get fame for their bowling. Only a few notable cricketers get noticed for both their batting and bowling.

From Sachin Tendulkar to Shaun Pollack and Sir Gary Sobers to Imran Khan, many cricket legends have recorded 1000 runs and 100 wickets in their test careers. Lets have a look at each one of these legendary cricketers.

Jacques Kallis

Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis takes the top spot on our list. Nicknamed Jakes, Woogie, and Kalahari; he debuted on 14 December 1995 for South Africa in the test format. Kallis played 166 test matches during his 19 years career span. He is regarded as the greatest all-rounder of all times in cricket.

Kallis scratched 13,289 runs with an average of 55.37 in the test format. Apart from it, he also holds 45 centuries and 58 fifties with a top score of 224 in the test format as well. Moreover, he also picked 292 wickets with a bowling average of 32.65. Kallis also accounts for five fifers in his test career.

Also, he is the first and only batsman to score 10,000 runs and get 200 wickets in the test format. In addition, he also owns Most Man of the Match Record in test cricket. His illustrious Test career is full of many other Cricket records as well.

Above all, Jacques Kallis deserves the first spot on our list for his test records and achivements.

Sir Gary Sobers

Previous West Indian all-rounder Sir Gary Sobers grabs the 2nd spot on our list of Best all-rounders in test cricket. Garfield Sobers made his Test debut on 30 March 1954 against England. His Career lasted for 20 years from 1954 to 1974. Sir Gary is regarded as the Cricket’s Greatest Ever all-rounder.

He represented West Indies in 93 test matches and scored 8,032 runs. His test batting was impressive at 57.78. He also owns 26 hundreds and 30 fifties in test format with a top score of 365*. Apart from it, Sir Gary also picked up 235 wickets in his test career as well with best bowling figures of 6/73. His bowling career also counts for six five wicket hauls.

He set the record Highest individual test score of 365*. This record remained intact for 36 years until Brian Lara’s 375 in 1994. He is the youngest Triple Centurion in Test Cricket. Sir Gary was awarded with Wisden Cricketer of the century award in 2000.

Above all, Garfield Sobers deserves the 2nd spot on our list of Greatest All rounders who recorded 1000 runs and 100 wickets in test cricket.

Carl Hooper

Former West Indian Captain Carl Hooper holds the 3rd position on our list. Hooper made his Test debut on 11 December 1987 against India. He represented West Indies in test format from 1987 to 2002.

Carl Hooper is the first cricketer to score 5,000 runs, take 100 wickets and hold 100 catches in test format. This unique record is only matched by legendary Cricketer Jacques Kallis. Hooper played 102 test matches for West Indies and scored 5,762 runs with a batting average of 36.46. His test career also accounts for 13 centuries and 27 fifties with a top score of 233.

Hooper was a great all-rounder who had an illustrious bowling career as well. He took 114 wickets in the test format with four fifers. His best bowling figures remained 5/26 during his career.

Kapil Dev

Legendary Indian Cricketer and former Captain Kapil Dev grabs the 4th spot on our list. He is regarded as one of greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. Kapil was a medium fast bowler and hard hitter middle order batsman who loved to challenged his opponent cricketers.

The Haryana Hurricane made his Test Debut on 16 October 1978 against arch-rival Pakistan. He represented India in 131 Test and scored 5,248 runs with an average of 31.05. Apart from it, Kapil’s test career also records 8 hundreds and 27 fifties with a top score of 163.

He was an excellent all-rounder who rocked in the bowling department as well. Kapil picked up 434 wickets with the best bowling figures of 9/83 in his test career. He also accounts for 23 fifers and 2 Ten Wicket Hauls in his test bowling career.

At his retirement in 1994, he held the record of most wickets in test format. He is the only player to score 4,000 runs and pick up 400 wickets in the test cricket.

Above all, Kapil Dev deserved a spot on our list at the 4th position.

Sir Ian Botham

Former English Captain Ian Botham takes the 5th spot on our list. He is nicknamed Beefy, Both, and Guy. Ian Botham made his test debut on 28 July 1977 against Australia. His Test career lasted for 15 years from 1977 to 1992. He is hailed as one of the greatest all rounder in cricket.

Botham represented England in 102 test and scratched 5,200 runs with a batting average of 33.54. Apart from it, he also accounts for 14 hundreds and 22 fifties with a top score of 208 in the test format. Beefy was a magnificent all-rounder and picked up 383 wickets with best bowling figures of 8/34. His test bowling career also records 27 fifers and 4 ten wicket hauls.

From 1986 to 1988, Botham held the record of most test wickets of 383. This record was later broken by Richard Hadley.

Nevertheless, Sir Ian Botham is the greatest Test all-rounder England has ever produced and he deserves a spot on our list.

Daniel Vettori

Previous New Zealand all-rounder and captain Daniel Vettori takes the 6th place on our list. Vettori is nicknamed Martha and Harry Potter. He is regarded as one of the great New Zealand test all-rounders of all time. Vettori became the part of New Zealand test team on 6 February 1997 against England.

He played 113 test matches for New Zealand and scored 4,531 runs with an average of 30.00. His test career also stats six hundreds and 23 fifties with a top score of 140. Moreover, he also grabbed 362 wickets with a best bowling figure of 7/87. His test bowling career also accounts for 20 fifers and 3 ten wicket hauls.

He had accuracy, flight and guile in his bowling. Vettori is the 8th player in test history to score 3,000 runs and knock down 3,00 wickets. He holds the record of scoring most runs at 8th position.

Above all, He is hailed as one of the greatest New Zealand all-rounders in test format.

Andrew Flintoff

At number 7, we have former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff. He was nicknamed Freddie by his teammates. Flintoff broke Ian Botham’s record of hitting six sixes innings in an Ashes Test. He also holds the record for England of hitting most sixes in test cricket.

Freddie made his Test debut on 23 July 1998 against South Africa. He represented England in 79 test matches and scored 3,845 runs with an average of 31.77. Apart from it, his test career also accounts for five hundreds and 26 fifties.

Not only Flintoff was a good striker of the ball, he also was a brilliant fast bowler. He records 226 Wickets in test format with best bowling figures of 5/58. Moreover, he also took 3 fifers in his test career.

Thus, he earns his name on our list of cricketers with 1,000 runs and 1,00 wickets in test format.

Ravi Shastri

At number 8, we have current Indian head Coach Ravi Shastri. Ravi Shastri was an aggressive batsman with a trademark short of Chapati Shot. He made his Test debut on 21 February 1981.

He played 80 tests for India between 1981 to 1992. Shastri scored 3,830 runs in test cricket with a batting average of 35.79. Apart from it, he also accounts for 11 hundreds and 12 fifties with a top score of 206 in test format.

Ravi Picked up 151 wickets with the best bowling figures of 5/75. He had two fifers in his test bowling career. Thus, he earns his name on our list of all-rounder with 1,000 runs and 1,00 wickets in test cricket.

Imran Khan

Current Pakistani Prime Minister and Former Cricket Captain Imran Khan lists his name at the 9th spot. He was the captain of ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 winning Pakistan Team. He is nicknamed Kaptaan by his fans. Imran Khan made his test debut on 3 June 1971 against England.

He played 88 tests for Pakistan between 1971 to 1992. Imran Khan scored 3,807 runs with an average of 37.69 in the test format. Moreover, his test career also records six hundreds and 18 fifties with a best score of 136.

Kaptaan picked up 362 wickets in his test career with the best bowling figures of 8/58. He has 23 fifers and 6 Ten Wickets hauls during his active career. He is the 2nd fastest all rounder to record triple (3,000 runs and 3,00 wickets) in test cricket after Ian Botham’s 72.

Above all, he is an Icon in Pakistan for his Leadership qualities and Cricket Achievements. Thus, he earns his name on our list.

Shaun Pollack

Former South African Captain Shaun Pollack makes the final spot on our list at number 10. He was nicknamed polly by his teammates. Shaun made his Test Debut on 16 November 1995 against England. He is hailed as one of the finest all-rounders in South African cricket.

Polly played 108 tests for South Africa and scored 3,781 runs with a batting average of 32.31. His test stats record 2 centuries and 16 fifties with the best score of 111. However, he was excellent when it came to bowling.

Shaun Pollack grabbed 421 wickets during his test career with the best bowling figures of 7/87. He also recorded 16 fifers and one Ten Wicket Haul in test cricket. Apart from it, he owns a unique record of scoring most test centuries while batting at 9 position.

Conclusion

So here is our list. Who do you think should be on our list. Let us know in the comments.


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