England’s Greatest All-Rounders. 1. Ian Botham. Sir Ian Botham OBE is not just one of England’s greatest all-rounders, he is one of world cricket’s greatest players. A fearsome right ... 2. W.G. Grace. 3. Wilfred Rhodes. 4. George Hirst. 5. Andrew Flintoff.
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Ian Botham – England’s Best Ever All-Rounder. LEEDS, ENGLAND – JULY 20: England batsman Ian Botham smiles as he hits out off the bowling of Geoff Lawson during his 149* during the 2nd Innings of the 3rd Cornhill Test Match between England and Australia at Headingley on July 20, 1981 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Ian Botham was one of the best all-rounders of his era, along with Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev. Botham could walk into the then-English team either as a specialist batsman or a bowler. When Botham hung up his gloves, he was the highest wicket-taker in Tests. He is also the highest wicket-taker against Australia — 148 scalps at 27.65.
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All Rounders (Sir Ian Botham, Joe Root) Regarded to be one of the best all-rounders to have played the game of cricket, Sir Ian Botham, along with Joe Root, who is known for his batting skills more than those with the ball in hand are the players completing this section of the all-time best England XI in Test Cricket. Many may not call Joe Root to be an all-rounder in the truest sense, but no England XI could be complete without him being included and he has been quite proficient with the ...
1.Ben Stokes-He can bowl all kinds of deliveries (has many variations).He is very handy with the bat (take today’s game as an example). 2.Sam Curran-According to me he is the best left-arm speedster for the three lions.He is a decent batter. Amazing to see what he has achieved at such a young age. 3.
The 6-foot-5 Tony Grieg was a genuine all-rounder who played 58 tests for England in the 1970s. A batting all-rounder who scored 3,599 runs at an average of 40.43, he made eight centuries and 20 half-centuries, with a highest score of 148. That type of record would have provided him entry into a Test side as a batsman.