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40. Chris Gayle


Experience: 1999-present
Country: West Indies
Other major teams: Jamaica, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career stats in Tests: 103 matches, 7,214 runs, 42.18 average, 60.26 strike rate, 333 highest score, 15 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 289 matches, 10,151 runs, 38.16 average, 87.14 strike rate, 215 highest score, 25 100s


Chris Gayle is one of the most productive players of all time. He can tear apart any opposition on his day.
His ability to hit sixes is unmatched and he holds the record of the most number of sixes (507) in international cricket.
The Windies' opener is the only player in the world who has scored triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs, and hundred in T20Is. He is the first player to hit hundreds in all three formats of the game.
The "Universe Boss" also holds the record of the fastest 200 in ODIs.
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39. Andy Flower


Experience: 1992-2003
Country: Zimbabwe
Other major teams: Es***, MCC
Career stats in Tests: 63 matches, 4,794 runs, 51.54 average, 45.07 strike rate, 232 highest score, 12 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 213 matches, 6,786 runs, 35.34 average, 74.59 strike rate, 145 highest score, 4 100s


Andy Flower is the greatest player to play for Zimbabwe and one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen of all time. His ability to play spin bowling was commendable, and his reverse-sweeps were incredible.
The southpaw scored 540 runs in a two-match series at a stunning average of 270 against India in November 2000. He also made twin hundreds (142 and 199) in Zimbabwe’s historic Test win against South Africa in September 2001, and it helped Flower become the No.1 Test batsman in the world.
He was equally effective in ODIs and was the third player to score a hundred in his debut. He scored 332 runs at an average of 47.42 in the 2003 World Cup. However, he decided to call it quits due to a protest against the Zimbabwe government after the tournament.
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38. Martin Crowe


Experience: 1982-95
Country: New Zealand
Other major teams: Auckland, Somerset
Career stats in Tests: 77 matches, 5,444 runs, 45.36 average, 44.65 strike rate, 299 highest score, 17 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 143 matches, 4,704 runs, 38.55 average, 72.63 strike rate, 107 highest score, 4 100s


Martin Crowe is arguably the greatest batsmen from New Zealand. When he bid adieu to cricket, he held the record of most runs (5,444), most fifties (35), most hundreds (17) and highest Test score (299) by a New Zealander.
He rose to stardom quickly and became the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1985, only three years into his career. He was the top scorer in the 1992 World Cup by scoring 456 runs at a spectacular average of 114.50.
He struck at a great pace as well, 90.83, where all others in the top five run-getters scored at a rate of 60.
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37. Desmond Haynes


Experience: 1978-94
Country: West Indies
Other major teams: Barbados, Middle***
Career stats in Tests: 116 matches, 7,487 runs, 42.29 average, 48.34 strike rate, 184 highest score, 18 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 238 matches, 8,648 runs, 41.37 average, 63.09 strike rate, 152 highest score, 17 100s


Desmond Haynes is perhaps one of the unsung heroes of vintage West Indies team, which dominated world cricket. When he retired, he held the record of most runs, most centuries and most matches in ODIs.
In Tests, he and Gordon Greenidge scored more runs than any other opening pair, 6,482 runs at an average of 47.31, including 16 hundred partnerships. The pair were successful in ODIs, too, scoring 5,150 runs at an average of 52.55 — the third-best in terms of runs scored by an opening pair.
He had a stunning record on home soil in both Tests and ODIs. In ODIs, he has the highest average among players who have scored 2,000-plus runs, 67.71. In Tests, he scored 3,868 runs at an average of 56.05 — the fifth-best average among West Indian players who have scored 2,000-plus runs.
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36. Hashim Amla


Experience: 2004-present
Country: South Africa
Other major teams: Cape Cobras, Es***
Career stats in Tests: 124 matches, 9,282 runs, 46.64 average, 49.97 strike rate, 311 highest score, 28 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 174 matches, 7,910 runs, 49.74 average, 89.22 strike rate, 159 highest score, 27 100s


Hashim Amla is one of the rare players who has excelled in both Tests and ODIs. His numbers are as good as anyone in world cricket.
Amla became the first and only South African player to score a triple century in 2012 against England on their home turf. Once set, it is difficult to dismiss him. He scored 490 runs in a series against India in 2010 at a stellar average of 490 in a 2-Test series.
The elegant right-hander was believed to be a Test-match specialist initially. However, Amla proved everyone wrong and became the fastest player to score 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 and 7,000 runs in ODIs.
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35. Michael Hussey


Experience: 2005-13
Country: Australia
Other major teams: Western Australia, Chennai Super Kings
Career stats in Tests: 79 matches, 6,235 runs, 51.52 average, 50.13 strike rate, 195 highest score, 19 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 185 matches, 5,442 runs, 48.15 average, 87.16 strike rate, 109 highest score, 3 100s


Michael Hussey got his chance to represent Australia after 10 years of hard work in domestic cricket, and when the chance came in his way, he grabbed it with both hands. After two years of his Test career, his average was an unbelievable 80.58, and his average never dropped below 100 until his 29th innings in ODIs.
In ODIs, he had an excellent record in batting positions from 3 to 7, averaging 40-plus in all the positions, and at No.7 where most batsmen’s average drops considerably, "Mr.Cricket" averaged 120.83 at a strike rate of 101.12.
In the 2010 World T20 semifinal, Australia needed 17 from the last five balls of the match, and the southpaw was on point against Saeed Ajmal, who conceded only 24 runs from his 3.1 overs. The rest is history — 6, 6, 4, 6, and Australia won the match with one ball left, thanks to Hussey (60 off 24), the freak.
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34. Mohammad Azharuddin


Experience: 1985-2000
Country: India
Other major teams: Hyderabad, Derbyshire
Career stats in Tests: 99 matches, 6,215 runs, 45.03 average, 63.08 strike rate, 199 highest score, 22 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 334 matches, 9,378 runs, 36.92 average, 74.02 strike rate, 153 highest score, 7 100s


Mohammad Azharuddin is the only player to score hundreds in each of his first three Tests, and he finished his Test career with a hundred as well. He was known for his artistry with wrists and leg-side play.
Azhar was the first player to play 300 matches and first to reach 9,000 runs in ODIs. He was named one of the Wisden’s cricketers of 1991 courtesy his incredible run in 1990.
He could tear apart any bowling attack on his day. He held the record for fastest hundred in ODIs by an Indian in 62 balls. In Tests, his 74-ball hundred against South Africa in 1996 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, is still the fastest hundred by an Indian.
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33. Michael Clarke


Experience: 2004-15
Country: Australia
Other major teams: New South Wales, Hampshire
Career stats in Tests: 115 matches, 8,643 runs, 49.10 average, 55.92 strike rate, 329 highest score, 28 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 245 matches, 7,981 runs, 44.58 average, 78.98 strike rate, 130 highest score, 8 100s


Michael Clarke had a perfect end to his ODI career, scoring a match-winning 72 (74) in the 2015 World Cup final, which Australia won. However, his Test career ended on a sour note, scoring only 15 runs.
Clarke hit his peak in 2012 and scored 1595 runs at an average of 106.33, including two triple hundreds and two double hundreds. The right-hander excelled at the No.5 position and made 5,959 runs at an average of 60.80, the second-best average of players who played at least 50 innings at No. 5, only behind AB de Villiers (62.11).
The former Australian captain scored consistently in Tests around the world, and only in the West Indies, he averaged less than 40, 39.54.
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32. Graeme Smith


Experience: 2002-14
Country: South Africa
Other major teams: Cape Cobras, Somerset
Career stats in Tests: 117 matches, 9,265 runs, 48.25 average, 59.67 strike rate, 277 highest score, 27 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 197 matches, 6,989 runs, 37.98 average, 80.81 strike rate, 141 highest score, 10 100s


Graeme Smith started captaining South Africa at the age of 22 and scored 8,659 runs as captain, a world record, 2,036 more than the second-best, Allan Border (6623).
The left-hander was a fourth-innings superstar. He is the second-highest run-getter (1,611 at 51.96) in the fourth innings behind Tendulkar (1,625 at 36.93). Also, Smith holds the record of most runs in fourth-innings wins, 1,141 at an excellent average of 87.76.
Smith had a great record in Tests in England, where most batsmen struggle, scoring 1,355 runs at an average of 67.75.
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31. Greg Chappell


Experience: 1970-84
Country: Australia
Other major teams: Queensland, South Australia
Career stats in Tests: 87 matches, 7,110 runs, 53.86 average, 54.36 strike rate, 247 highest score, 24 100s
Career stats in ODIs: 74 matches, 2,331 runs, 40.18 average, 75.70 strike rate, 138 highest score, 3 100s


Greg Chappell scored a century in his first (108) and last Test (182) innings. Also, he was the first Australian to score 7,000 runs, overtaking Don Bradman (6,996).
Chappell scored at an average of 45.94 against England, and it’s his lowest average against any opponent, which speaks volumes about his consistency. During his career, only Javed Miandad had a better average (56.39), compared to Chappell’s 53.86.
The Australian had a terrific record at No.4, scoring 4,316 runs at an average of 59.12, the third-best of all time in terms of averages. Captaincy brought out the best in him, and his average as captain, 55.38 is only behind Brian Lara (57.83).
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