All-Rounders in the game of cricket is evolving every day. More and more international cricket teams are looking for three-dimensional players. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes, Shakib Al Hasan are prominent names among all-rounders who play all formats for their national teams and have been equally successful.
The all-rounders will have a part to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to be played in the UAE later this year. They are pillars of a particular team and many times are not given their due credit for their contribution.
In this article, we take a look at 5 all-rounders with more than 300 wickets and five centuries in Test Cricket.
5 All-Rounders With More Than 300 Wickets and Five Centuries in Test Cricket
Ravichandran Ashwin- 5 Centuries, 409 wickets
The name that tops this list is that of Ravichandran Ashwin, He has 409 wickets and five centuries to his name in this format. His latest Test ton came in the home Test series against England where he also went past 400 Test wickets. Ashwin has 67 wickets in the World Test Championship and is in line to finish as the top wicket-taker in the tournament.
Daniel Vettori- 6 Centuries, 362 Wickets
Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori was one of the most underrated batsman in the format. He was a gutsy batsman and a wily off-spinner who combined his talents well to bring his team a lot of success. He retired from international cricket after New Zealand lost the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Imran Khan- 6 Centuries, 362 Wickets
Yesteryear all-rounder Imran Khan were among the cricketers who started the trend of all-rounders in the game of cricket. He was equally adept at batting and bowling and considered one of the best at his job. He won the 1992 World Cup as Pakistan captain which was the highlight of his cricket career. He has six centuries and 362 wickets to his name in Test cricket.
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Kapil Dev- 8 Centuries, 434 Wickets
Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev was the first-ever all-rounder in Indian cricket in the truest sense of the term. He held the record for the most wickets for India in Test cricket till Anil Kumble overtook him. He led India to their first World Cup title back in 1983 which started the Indian audience to follow the game more and prepare future superstars like Sachin Tendulkar and others.
Ian Botham- 14 Centuries, 383 Wickets
Former England skipper Ian Botham culminates the list f all-rounders who have the double of 300 wickets and five tons in Test cricket. Like Kapil Dev for India, Botham defined what a true all-rounder was to English cricket. The likes of Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran are therefore the by-product of that legacy. However, they are yet to scale the height of Botham in international cricket.
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