Top 50 Greatest Cricketers

In April 2014 Martin Crowe named his top-ranked 50 players of all time. How many can you name?
Players were most active in the date periods given, and may have played some games outside these periods
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Last updated: August 8, 2021
First submittedNovember 21, 2014
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WG Grace
Sydney Barnes
Jack Hobbs
Herbert Sutcliffe
Victor Trumper
Alec Bedser
Don Bradman
Clarrie Grimmett
Wally Hammond
George Headley
Len Hutton
Bill O'Reilly
Denis Compton
Godfrey Evans
Jim Laker
Keith Miller
Graeme Pollock
Garry Sobers
Fred Trueman
Clyde Walcott
Everton Weekes
Frank Worrell
Allan Border
Ian Botham
Greg Chappell
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Richard Hadlee
Michael Holding
Imran Khan
Alan Knott
Dennis Lillee
Malcolm Marshall
Javed Miandad
Barry Richards
Viv Richards
Wasim Akram
Curtly Ambrose
Allan Donald
Rahul Dravid
Adam Gilchrist
Jacques Kallis
Anil Kumble
Brian Lara
Glenn McGrath
Muttiah Muralitharan
Ricky Ponting
Sachin Tendulkar
Shane Warne
Waqar Younis
Level 63
Dec 2, 2014
Nice quiz. I thought I wrote 'Weekes' and 'Worrell' correctly but they weren't accepted. (Might have spelled them wrong though.) Crowe obviously didn't rate Clive Lloyd!
Level 75
Dec 2, 2014
Weekes and Worrell work now. You had spelt them correctly; the mistake was at our end - apologies. We thought about Lloyd too - but who would you drop to make way for him?
Level 63
Jul 20, 2016
Inspired to play this (my favourite of your cricket quizzes) again by the appearance of cricket on the front page. And I still have a blind-spot for pre-1950 players...
Level 37
Aug 29, 2015
Is it possible to accept Tiger O'Reilly for Bill O'Reilly?
Level 75
Aug 29, 2015
OK, Tiger O'Reilly works now. Until now, I'd always thought that Woods was the only Tiger.
Level 77
Nov 5, 2015
Very good quiz. Many thanks.
Level 55
Aug 21, 2018
For his captaincy that destroyed a stronger Australian side I'd put Jardine and his bowler Larwood in. His Bodyline tactics was genius and changed cricket forever. It left Australia still sulking even to this day.
Level 75
Aug 21, 2018
But does just a single series a great cricketer make? Everyone else here made the list on the back of a solid career over many series.