The first player to score a hundred against all other active Test player nation
Gary Kirsten is a former international cricketer who represented South Africa between 1993 and 2004. A left-handed batsman who primarily played as an opener, Kirsten participated in 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for his country and scored centuries (100 or more runs in a single innings) at 21 and 13 times respectively.
He scored centuries against all nine other teams that kept Test match status at the time, and was the first player to score a hundred against all other active Test player nation.
Stephen Rodger Waugh
Born in New South Wales, as he began his first class cricket career in 1984, captain he the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004, and was the most capped Test cricket player in history, with 168 appearances, until Sachin Tendulkar of India broke record in 2010. thought of in the early stages of his career as only a “moderately talented” players, at one point losing his Test place to his brother Mark, he went on to become one of the leading batsmen of his time. He is one of only 12 players to have scored over 10,000 Test runs, led Australia to fifteen of its plate sixteen consecutive Test win, and to win in 1999 Cricket World Cup.
He has the unique record of having scored over 150 runs in an innings against each other Test playing nation at the time.
The best batsman of his generation
Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer and captain retired. It will be hard to find a man who has no clue about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Almost all day people talk about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is recognized as the best batsman of his generation, he achieve the highest score in international cricket. Tendulkar has scored in Test matches centuries (100 points or more) and match One Day International (ODI), organized by the International Cricket Council. Sachin Tendulkar has a total of 51 centuries in Test matches and ODIs are 49 world records for most centuries by a drummer.
In Test matches Tendulkar centuries against all Test cricket playing nations, and is the second batsman to score 150 against each of them. Sachin Tendulkar centuries of test cricket too numerous.
Known as “The Wall” because of his ability to bat for long, have Rahul Dravid been batting mainstay of the Indian Test team since he first came on the international scene in 1996. Dravid is considered one of the most technically sound batsmen of his time . He has so far collected more than 12,000 runs in Tests and 10,000 runs in ODIs.
Rahul Dravid has a unique overview of scoring Test centuries in all test playing nations.
The most technically correct batsmen
Marvan Atapattu is one of the most technically correct batsmen that Sri Lanka has ever produced. A Steelers starter, Atapattu showed tremendous strength of character when he got his eye on. On a lifeless pitch, he was a master in the percentage game, his caution a useful counterweight to the risk taken by Sanath Jayasuriya, his opening partner almost his entire test career. All his big test innings – he scored six double hundreds in his career, a feat equaled only by Don Bradman (12), Wally Hammond and Brian Lara (seven each) – were been slow issues, but the most tortuous episode of his international career was beginning: it took him nearly seven years to get established. But since the 1990s its average climbed upwards. An elegant player to watch, Atapattu signature shot was his high elbow cover drive.
Brian Charles Lara,
Brian Lara (born 05/02/1969) is a former Trinidadian international cricket player.He is widely recognized as one of the greatest cricket of all-time.He topped Test batting rankings on several occasions and have several cricket records, including the record for the highest individual score in first class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first class cricket history.
Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004.He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games over a senior career. Lara also share test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003.
The most destructive batsmen
Adam Gilchrist is a retired international Australian batsman and wicketkeeper. He scored centuries (score of 100 or more) in both Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket matches organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Describes his batting philosophy as “just hit the ball” he has been called “one of the most destructive batsmen sport has ever seen”
Gilchrist scored centuries against all nine other test nations. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in January 2008, he had scored 17 Test centuries.
Ricky Ponting is an Australian cricketer and former captain of the Australia national cricket team. He has scored centuries (100 or more runs) on 41 occasions in Test cricket and 30 times in one day International (ODI) matches, both of which are Australian records. In Test matches, has Ponting scored hundreds against all Test playing countries. He is the third (41) in the list of Test century makers behind Sachin Tendulkar (51) and Jacques Kallis (45). Ponting first test century was achieved against England at Headingley Stadium, Leeds in 1997, when he scored 127. His highest innings is 257, scored against India in late 2003 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ponting, including 41 centuries has scored six double centuries, while his Test centuries has been done on 21 cricket grounds, including 15 at venues outside Australia.
Most polished and prudent of batsmen
Kumar “Sanga” Chokshanada Sangakkara (born October 27, 1977) is a former Sri Lankan cricket and captain of the Sri Lankan national team. Considered one of the world’s most influential cricketers, Sangakkara rated as the greatest ODI batsmen of all time by voting recently, beat Sachin Tendulkar. He is also regarded as Sri Lanka’s match-winner and one of the best batsmen to have played for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara has forged many formidable partnership with long teammate and friend, Mahela Jayawardene and holds a number of batting records in modern times across all formats of the game. He is without Tendulkar in terms of most international runs with 28,016.
The best batsman against spin
Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene (born 27 May 1977), known as Mahela Jayawardene, a former Sri Lankan cricket and captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. He is considered one of the great modern cricket because of his masterful technician oozes class of batting, considered among the best batsman against spin, along with his long teammate and friend, Kumar Sangakkara and a legend in the history of games. Jayawardene’s highest test score, 374 against South Africa is the highest test score by a right-handed batsman in the history of Test cricket.
The greatest all-rounder of all time
Perhaps the greatest all-rounder of all time, and certainly the best in recent times, Jacques Kallis’ statistics in all forms of the game makes for impressive things. The only man to have scored over 10,000 runs and taken over 250 wickets in both forms of the game, Kallis a modern colossus. Add a couple of hundred prisoners in both forms of the game and what you get is an invaluable and irreplaceable resource.
Kallis made his test debut in 1995 against England and in only his seventh Test, he produced a game-saving hundred against Australia at the MCG, where he thwarted by the likes of Warne and McGrath to prove his class. With the banks, Kallis fulfilled its promise and has been rock that holds the South African middle order together for almost 15 years.
The ever-smiling right hander
entered the Pakistani side in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2000. His Test debut came in the same series, and proved to be a memorable, when he was a giant-century in the second innings, which unfortunately ended in a losing cause. Although he did not set the world on fire with his batting during the next few years, Younis managed to remain on the team thanks to his ability to rotate the strike and play the role of a sheet anchor in a batting order filled with stroke makers. He was one of the few players who managed to retain his place in the squad after a disastrous World Cup in 2003 but lost it soon after following a poor home series against Bangladesh and South Africa. Younis back to ODI squad that faced arch-rivals India, but struggled to regain his Test spot.
The youngest player to achieve the feat
Kane Stuart Williamson (born 08/08/1990) is a professional footballer and currently the captain of New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner. In his 50th Test match and one day less than 26 years old, Kane Williamson completed a full set of centuries against all nine other test playing nations. He is the youngest player to achieve the feat, the 13 total and only the second among the current crop of internationals, after Younis Khan.