Step onto the hallowed grounds of the cricketing world, where legends have etched their names in the annals of sporting history. Cricket is a game that transcends boundaries and captivates hearts, has witnessed extraordinary feats that seem destined to stand the test of time. Check here Top 10 Cricket Records In the World All Time.
An extraordinary group exists within the vast tapestry of cricketing records—a league of their own—where they have etched achievements of unparalleled magnitude.
Top 10 Cricket Records In the World All Time
While it is true that breaking records is often the norm, there are instances when certain records defy all expectations and remain intact. However, these are the records that leave us in awe, as if frozen in time, reminding us of the exceptional talent, dedication, and circumstances required for their creation.
Moreover, these records testify to the extraordinary heights that have yet to be scaled, showcasing towering batting milestones and mesmerizing bowling displays. Prepare to be awestruck as we embark on a journey through these awe-inspiring records, which are impossible to break.
10. 197 first-class centuries
While we often associate the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, with scoring the most centuries in international cricket. But, it is Sir Jack Hobbs (English cricketer and opening batsman) who holds the record for the most centuries in first-class cricket.
A true legend of the game, he etched his name in history by scoring an astonishing 199 centuries in first-class matches, alongside 18 centuries for England in test matches.
|Record By||Sir Jack Hobbs|
|Career Span||1905 to 1934|
9. 19 wickets in one match
The English cricketer Jim Laker holds the record for taking 19 wickets in a single match. Laker achieved this remarkable feat during the fifth Test match of the Ashes series against Australia in 1956 at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.
However, Laker’s extraordinary performance helped England secure a resounding victory. Laker’s figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs in the match became an iconic achievement in the history of cricket.
|Record By||Jim Laker|
8. A 30-year career
The legendary English cricketer Wilfred Rhodes holds the record for the longest career in terms of age, spanning 30 years and 315 days. Furthermore, Rhodes was a prominent all-rounder who played for Yorkshire and England during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Furthermore, he had an astonishingly long career, making his debut in 1898 and retiring in 1930 at the age of 52. Throughout his lengthy career, Rhodes amassed an impressive collection of records and achievements.
|Record By||Wilfred Rhodes|
7. Captaincy at the age of 50
Cricket is a game of youngsters but Dr. William Gilbert Grace proved this wrong. Dr. William Gilbert Grace, commonly known as W.G. Grace, holds the record for captaining a cricket team at the age of 50.
Moreover, he was a prominent English cricketer who captained the England national team at the age of 50 during a Test match against Australia in 1899. W.G. Grace is widely regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
|Record By||Dr. William Gilbert Grace|
6. Three double-centuries in ODIs
The record for scoring three double centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs) is held by the Indian cricket superstar, Rohit Sharma. Further, Rohit Sharma’s first double century in ODIs came on November 2, 2013, against Australia in Bangalore, India. He smashed an incredible 209 runs off 158 deliveries, including 16 sixes.
His second double century came on November 13, 2014, against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, India. Rohit played a mesmerizing innings, scoring an unbeaten 264 runs off just 173 deliveries. Therefore, this remains the highest individual score in ODIs to date.
Finally, Rohit’s third double century arrived on December 13, 2017, against Sri Lanka in Mohali, India. In this inning, he displayed his impeccable timing and shot selection, accumulating an unbeaten 208 runs off 153 deliveries.
|Record By||Rohit Sharma|
|Career Span||2007 – Present|
5. World Cup Hattrick Wins
Australia holds the remarkable record of winning the ICC Cricket World Cup consecutively for three years: 1999, 2003, and 2007. These triumphant campaigns were led by two outstanding captains, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, who guided the team to glory. Additionally, in each of these World Cup finals, the former wicket-keeper of the team showcased his skill by scoring 50+ runs, creating yet another record.
The achievements of both the captains and the wicketkeeper are considered formidable and unlikely to be surpassed. Qualifying for the World Cup finals three times in a row is a challenging feat for any team. Therefore, this record is even more impressive and difficult to replicate.
|Career Span||1999, 2003 and 2007|
4. 1347 International Wickets
The extraordinary record of taking 1347 international wickets belongs to the iconic Sri Lankan cricketer, Muttiah Muralitharan. However, he achieved this phenomenal feat during his illustrious career spanning from 1992 to 2011.
Throughout his career, Muralitharan tormented batsmen with his mesmerizing spin, taking wickets with his signature doosra, top-spinners, and lethal off-breaks. His wicket tally includes matches in all three formats of international cricket: Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
|Record By||Muttiah Muralitharan|
3. 200 Test Matches
The remarkable record of playing 200 Test matches belongs to the legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar. Master Blaster, achieved this incredible feat during his outstanding career that spanned from 1989 to 2013.
While records are meant to be broken, Tendulkar’s feat of playing 200 Test matches remains an extraordinary milestone that is likely to be cherished for generations to come.
|Record By||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Career Span||1989 to 2013|
2. Maiden T20 Super Over
Since a Super Over is a tiebreaker method used to determine the winner of a tied match, it is not possible to have a “Maiden” in a T20 Super Over. But, Sunil Narine did it, smoothly.
In that match, the teams Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors both finished their allotted 20 overs with scores of 118/8 and 118/9, respectively. As a result, a Super Over was played to decide the winner. During the Super Over, Sunil Narine managed to prevent the batsmen from scoring any runs, thus bowling a Maiden over. It is unlikely to happen frequently, if ever, in the near future.
|Record By||Sunil Narine|
|Country||Caribbean Premier League|
1. 3-over century
This sound unusual but it is claimed that Sir Donald Bradman scored 100 runs in three overs during a domestic match on November 2, 1931. During that time, an over consisted of eight balls, and Bradman supposedly hit 33, 40, and 27 runs in three consecutive overs.
|Record By||Sir Donald Bradman|