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10. Sanath Jayasuriya


Experience: 1991-2011
Country: Sri Lanka
Other major teams: Colombo Cricket Club, Mumbai Indians
Career stats in Tests: 110 matches, 6,973 runs, 40.07 batting average, 14 100s, 98 wickets, 34.34 bowling average
Career stats in ODIs: 445 matches, 13,430 runs, 32.36 batting average, 28 100s, 323 wickets, 36.75 bowling average


Bottom line: Most of the cricket fans would agree that Sanath Jayasuriya was a brutal attacking batsman and was a nightmare to every opposition.
A few would call him an all-rounder, though the stats reveal otherwise — Jayasuriya bagged 440 international wickets, and 323 came in ODIs.
The Sri Lanka opener’s run-tally of 13,430 in ODIs is the fourth highest of all time, and his 323 wickets in the 50-over format are the 11th highest of all time.
The left-handed batsman had a very good record in Tests, too, 6,973 runs at an average of 40.07 with the highest score of 340.
His 98 wickets in 110 Tests doesn’t paint a beautiful picture yet it came at a decent average of 34.34.
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9. Keith Miller


Experience: 1946-56
Country: Australia
Other major teams: New South Wales, Victoria
Career stats in Tests: 55 matches, 2,958 runs, 36.97 batting average, 7 100s, 170 wickets, 22.97 bowling average


Bottom line: Keith Miller is widely regarded as international cricket’s first genuine all-rounder. He started his career as a batsman and scored 14,183 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 48.90.
Miller was a classical batsman but could change gears when needed. As his career progressed, he became an opening bowler in Don Bradman's famous "Invincibles." Miller's Test bowling average of 22.97 is as good as anyone in the world.
The Australian worked as a fighter pilot in World War II and had a few near-death experiences. The stint helped him absorb pressure easily when he resumed playing cricket.
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8. Chris Cairns


Experience: 1989-2006
Country: New Zealand
Other major teams: Canterbury, Nottinghamshire
Career stats in Tests: 62 matches, 3,320 runs, 33.53 batting average, 5 100s, 218 wickets, 29.40 bowling average
Career stats in ODIs: 215 matches, 4,950 runs, 29.46 batting average, 4 100s, 201 wickets, 32.80 bowling average


Bottom line: New Zealand only has won one ICC trophy — the ICC Knockout trophy in 2000. It was Chris Cairns won it for the Kiwis by smashing 102 after coming to bat when it was struggling at 109-4, chasing 265.
Cairns was a good medium-pace bowler, and his 419 wickets in international cricket show it. His slow balls were difficult to read.
The New Zealand all-rounder was a match-winner with the bat, too. He was a powerful striker and hit 240 sixes in international cricket.
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7. Richard Hadlee


Experience: 1973-90
Country: New Zealand
Other major teams: Canterbury, Tasmania
Career stats in Tests: 86 matches, 3,124 runs, 27.16 batting average, 2 100s, 431 wickets, 22.29 bowling average
Career stats in ODIs: 115 matches, 1,751 runs, 21.61 batting average, 0 100s, 158 wickets, 21.56 bowling average


Bottom line: Richard Hadlee was the first bowler to pick up 400 wickets in Tests. He also was the highest wicket-taker (431) in Tests when he retired.
He was lethal during 1978 to 1988 when he picked up 330 wickets at an enviable average of 19.57. He took fifer a whopping 32 times during the period.
The Kiwi legend was highly effective in ODIs, too, as his average (21.56), economy (3.30) and strike-rate (39.1) were as good as anyone.
The Kiwi legend was useful with the bat and scored two hundreds and 15 fifties in Tests. He amassed over 12,000 runs in first-class cricket.
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6. Kapil Dev


Experience: 1978-94
Country: India
Other major teams: Haryana, Northamptonshire
Career stats in Tests: 131 matches, 5,248 runs, 31.05 batting average, 8 100s, 434 wickets, 29.64 bowling average
Career stats in ODIs: 225 matches, 3,783 runs, 23.79 batting average, 1 100s, 253 wickets, 27.45 bowling average


Bottom line: Kapil Dev guided India to its maiden World Cup title win in 1983 against the mighty West Indies. The then-24-year-old was instrumental with both bat and ball by taking 12 wickets and scoring 303 runs in the showpiece event.
When he hung up his boots, his 434 wickets, were the highest wicket tally in Tests. He played the majority of his matches in the Indian subcontinent pitches, which were spin-friendly, making his record all the better.
Kapil hit 8 centuries in Tests and was a clean striker of the ball. His ODI strike rate of 95.07 is higher than the average strike rates during his playing days, and the rate is above the strike rate of the current era as well.
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