It’s safe to say that cricket is one of the most popular games in the world. Cricket includes a lot of throwing and sprinting across the field, which are renowned cardiovascular activities. It is popular in Australia, India, England, South Africa, and other parts of the world. In most countries, cricket is considered to be a national sport. Here we have a list of some of the top five best Cricketers of all TIME.

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist was selected for the Australia Young Cricketers, a national team that toured England and played in Tests and ODIs.

He is primarily a left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who has redefined the role for the Australia national cricket team over the years. Adam’s strike rate is amongst the highest in history of both Test Cricket and ODI. In 1995, he joined Western Australia due to a lack of opportunities in the dominate New South Wales outfit. In 1998, Gilchrist topped the Australia averages with 200 runs at 50.0.

Shane Warne

Following his retirement from international cricket, Shane Keith Warne played a full season at Hampshire in 2007. In 1993, he was selected for Australia's Ashes tour of England. In 1999, after his World Cup performance, Shane Keith was retained as Australia's captain for the tours of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Glenn McGrath

Glenn Donald McGrath is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. In 2000, he played for Worcestershire and proved himself as the best cricketer. In December 2006, he announced his retirement after playing the Fifth Ashes Test against England in Sydney. In 2001, McGrath was one of the twenty Australian athletes inducted into the Australian Institute of Sports Best of the Best list.

Shaun Pollock

In 2008, Shaun Maclean Pollock played for Durham County Cricket Club in England along with Albie Morkel. In the 1990s, he worked for MTN, a South African telecom company. After Hansie Cronje’s retirement from cricket, Pollock took over the captaincy in April 2000. In 2002, he was dropped from the South African test side due to undisclosed reasons.

In 1996, Shaun took four wickets in four balls on his first appearance for Warwickshire.

Sanath Jayasuriya

The list of best cricketers cannot be completed without mentioning Sanath Jayasuriya. In 2014, he won the ICC World Twenty20 during his tenure as the chief selector. Sanath is widely famous for his performances in One Day International cricket. In May 2006, he scored 152 off 99 balls in the final match of the Natwest series. During 2008 Asia Cup, Jayasuriya scored a century against Bangladesh and made the headlines.