Historical cricket players, milestones, stats, and records

Legends of the Game:

Player NameCountryNotable Achievements
Sir Don BradmanAustraliaThe greatest batsman in cricket history with a Test average of 99.94
Sir Vivian RichardsWest IndiesRenowned for his aggressive and dominating batting style
Sir Garfield SobersWest IndiesAn exceptional all-rounder with batting, bowling, and fielding skills
Sir Jack HobbsEnglandOne of England’s greatest opening batsmen with over 60,000 first-class runs
Sachin TendulkarIndiaThe “God of Cricket” and one of the most prolific batsmen ever

Milestones in Cricket History:

MilestoneYearSignificance
First Test Match1877Inaugural Test match played between Australia and England
First One-Day International (ODI)1971England and Australia played the first-ever ODI
First T20 International2005New Zealand and Australia played the first T20 International match

Stats and Records:

Record or StatisticPlayer/TeamAchievement
Highest Individual Test ScoreBrian LaraScored 400 not out against England in 2004
Most Runs in Test CricketSachin TendulkarAccumulated 15,921 Test runs
Most Wickets in Test CricketMuttiah MuralitharanTook 800 Test wickets
Fastest Century in ODIsAB de VilliersScored a century in 31 balls
Most ODI RunsSachin TendulkarScored 18,426 runs in ODIs
Most Wickets in ODI CricketMuttiah MuralitharanTook 534 wickets in ODIs

Leading Run Scorers:

Player NameCountry
Sachin TendulkarIndia
Ricky PontingAustralia
Jacques KallisSouth Africa
Rahul DravidIndia
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka

Top Wicket Takers:

Player NameCountry
Muttiah MuralitharanSri Lanka
Shane WarneAustralia
Anil KumbleIndia
Glenn McGrathAustralia
Courtney WalshWest Indies

Player Records and Achievements:

AchievementPlayerDescription
Sir Don Bradman’s 99.94 Batting AverageSir Don BradmanThe highest Test batting average in cricket history
Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800 Test WicketsMuttiah MuralitharanRecord for the most Test wickets
Brian Lara’s 400 Not OutBrian LaraRecord for the highest individual score in Test cricket
Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 International CenturiesSachin TendulkarThe first player to score 100 international centuries
Sir Garfield Sobers’ Six Sixes in an OverSir Garfield SobersAchieved in a First-Class match, a remarkable cricketing moment

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