Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Australia has produced so many great cricketers, which makes it challenging to select the 10 most successful Australian cricket players. However, after going through the cricket career of the Australian players one after one, we have chosen the ten most successful Australian cricketers of all time in history. These are those greatest cricketers from Australia who always carried the top position in ICC ranking till they played. As we know cricket is a game loved by the most and the reason behind its success is the great cricketers who can make or break a game within a frame of a second. So, if you are looking for the most successful Australian cricketers, you are at the correct place.

Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

10. David Warner

David Warner- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

David Warner is one of the greatest Australian cricketers. He was born on 27th October 1986 in New South Wales, Australia. He is present vice-captain of the Australian national team and an aggressive left-hand opener. He holds a plethora of records above all David Warner is the first Australian cricketer to be selected for the Australian national squad without having any first-class cricket experience. David Warner is the first one to score a century in his 100th one-day international match and also the first one to reach 1,500 T20 international runs.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 94 172 7 7753 335 47.0 71.3 24 2 34
ODI 128 126 6 5455 179 45.5 95.55 18 0 23
T20I 88 88 10 2554 100 32.7 140.5 1 0 21
IPL 160 160 22 5876 126 42.6 140.8 4 0 55

 

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9. Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Michael Clarke is a former Australian cricketer who recognizes for classical shorts. He was born on 2nd  April 1981 in New South Wales, Australia. As a captain, he led the Australian national team to win the world cup in the year 2015. Michael Clarke is the only player to score a century on both home and away debuts, one against New Zealand with a score of 141 and the other against India with a score of 151, respectively. Clark is an ambidextrous player and can throw a ball with either hand equally. On 8th August 2015, Michael Clarke announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 115 198 21 8643 329 48.83 55.92 28 4 27
ODI 245 223 44 7981 130 44.59 78.99 8 0 58
T20I 34 28 5 488 67 21.22 103.17 0 0 1
IPL 6 6 0 98 41 16.33 104.26 0 0 0

 

8. Brett Lee

Brett Lee- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Brett Lee is a former great Australian cricketer. He was born on 8th November 1976 in New South Wales, Australia. Brett Lee was among those few super fast bowlers who throughout his cricket career has maintained consistency of throwing the ball over 150 kilometers per hour. He is also recognized as one of the most popular cricketers in the world. Brett Lee’s fastest was 161.1 kilometers per hour against New Zealand. Brett Lee was the first one to take a T20 hat-trick against Bangladesh. Brett Lee ended his cricket career in the year 2012 after announcing his retirement from all formats of international cricket. Till then, Brett Lee has taken more than 300 Test wickets and over 380 one-day international wickets.

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 76 150 9554 310 3.47 30.82 53.33 10 0
ODI 221 217 8877 380 4.76 23.36 29.43 9 0
T20I 25 25 714 28 7.86 25.5 19.46 0 0
IPL 38 38 1095 25 7.51 43.8 35 0 0

 

7. Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Steve Waugh is another one of the most successful Australian cricketers of all time. He was born on 2nd June 1965 in New South Wales, Australia. He was an all-rounder. Steve Waugh was a right-handed batsman and a medium pace bowler, as well. In Test matches, Steve Waugh has scored more than 10000 runs. Steve Waugh was introduced to the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in January 2010. Apart from cricket, he is also a philanthropist and was named Australian of the Year in 2004 for his philanthropic activities.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 168 260 44 10927 200 50.59 48.65 32 1 50
ODI 325 288 56 7569 120 32.62 75.91 3 0 45

 

6. Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Glenn McGrath is another former Australian cricketer that always counts among the most successful Australian cricketers. He was born on 9 February 1970 in New South Wales, Australia. Glenn was a fast-medium pacer and hold numerous cricket records. He is considered one of the most successful Australian bowlers in cricket history. Glenn was a master of line and length. Glenn’s one of the most popular records is for taking the most wickets in the Cricket World Cup. Glenn holds the world record for the highest number of Test wickets by a fast bowler. Besides he was also one of the highest wicket-takers in ODI matches with 381 wickets in 250 matches. Glenn was inducted into the ICC Hall of fame in the year 2013.

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 124 243 29248 563 27/10 2.5 21.64 51.95 29
ODI 250 248 12970 381 15/7 3.88 22.02 34.04 7
T20I 2 2 48 5 31/3 9.88 15.8 9.6 0
IPL 14 14 324 12 29/4 6.61 29.75 27 0

 

5. Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Matthew Hayden is one of the greatest and most successful Australian Cricketers. He was born on 29th October 1971 in Queensland, Australia. Matthew holds the record for scoring the highest of 380 runs by an Australian batsman in Tests. Not only these, but Hayden also holds the record for scoring the highest test score of 380 runs by an opening batsman in test history. Finally, in 2017, Hayden was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Mattew Hayden announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket matches in the year 2012. Everything is forgettable but the opening partnership between Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, ain’t forgettable at all.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 103 184 14 8625 380 50.74 60.11 30 2 29
ODI 161 155 15 6133 181 43.81 78.96 10 0 36
T20I 9 9 3 308 73 51.33 143.93 0 0 4
IPL 32 32 2 1107 93 36.9 137.52 0 0 8

 

4. Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All TimeTop 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Adam Gilchrist commonly called Gilly by his teammates is a former Australian cricketer. He was born on 14th November in New South Wales, Australia. He was one of the most successful batsman-wicketkeeper in the whole history of the cricket game. Gilchrist made his First-Class debut in January 1993. Adam Gilchrist is the only wicketkeeper throughout cricket history to score a hundred in a World Cup knock-out match. Apart from these, Adam Gilchrist is the first-ever player to hit 100 sixes in Test matches.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 96 137 20 5570 204 47.61 81.96 17 1 26
ODI 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 96.95 16 0 55
T20I 13 13 1 272 48 22.67 141.67 0 0 0
IPL 80 80 4 2069 109 27.22 138.39 2 0 11

 

3. Shane Warne

Shane Warne- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Shane Warne, a former Australian cricketer is one of the highest wicket-takers in test matches. . He was born on born 13th September 1969 in Victoria, Australia. Shane Warne is considered the most successful Australian cricketer in the history of the cricket game. Shane Warne is also a philanthropist and has been working for seriously ill and underprivileged children, under the Shane Warne Foundation. Shane Warne is the only player to score more than 3000 runs in Test matches without even scoring any century. He announced his retirement in the year 2007 and ended his Test cricket journey with 708 wickets.

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 145 273 40705 17995 708 2.65 25.42 57.49 37 10
ODI 194 191 10642 7541 293 4.25 25.74 36.32 1 0
IPL 55 54 1194 1447 57 7.27 25.39 20.95 0 0

 

2. Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest cricketers that Australia has produced ever. He was born on 19th December 1974  in Tasmania, Australia. Ponting is among one those batsmen who scored the highest centuries in ODI matches. He led the Australian national team to win a consecutive two-time world cup in 2003 and 2007. Ricky Ponting’s record consists of 48 wins out of 77 Tests as a captain from 2004 to 2010. He is considered one of the best captains in cricket history. He along with three other batsmen holds the record for scoring 13000 runs in Test matches.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50
Test 168 287 29 13378 257 51.9 58.72 41 6 62
ODI 375 365 39 13704 164 42 80.39 30 0 82
T20I 17 16 2 401 98 28.6 132.8 0 0 2
IPL 10 9 0 91 28 10.1 71.09 0 0 0

 

1. Don Bradman

Don Bradman- Top 10 Most Successful Australian Cricketers of All Time

Sir Don Bradman or The Don is the all-time greatest Australian cricketer. He is recognized as one of the most successful cricketers in the world of all time. He was born on 27th August 1908 in New South Wales, Australia. Sir Don Bradman has a record of an unbeatable average of 99.94 in Test matches. Apart from cricket, Sir Don Bradman’s image has appeared on postage stamps and coins, as well. He died in the year 2001, and later on finally in 2009, Sir Don Bradman was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 9798 71.4 29 12 13 681 6

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