Richards, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan and Kapil Dev (first four,
mainly for their batting records and the last two for their bowling
records). Also that of Graham Gooch (his ave till 88 or 89 was
certainly less than 45 or so, now it must be pushing close to 50?)
Also, isn't it odd that the best bowlers to date have been mostly
all rounders (excluding WI)? Richard Hadlee, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan,
Ian Botham all have taken more than 373 wickets -- none of their
team-mates have come close to it. So the all-rounders have really
been strike bowlers for their teams, who could bat a bit.
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