Mr. Mayank Tater 07, Jul 2022

In this article, we are going to discuss the in India of all-time in 90 years of Indian cricket history. And we will also make a point to find out who is the current best Indian all rounder 2022.

All-rounders are the most important players in a cricket team. They are utility players who can contribute and add value to a team’s performance in all three aspects of the game.

India has seen a lot of quality spin bowling all-rounders in history. However, there’s always been a dearth of quality pace all-rounders in recent times. But those few pace all-rounders have always been exceptional. Let’s have a look at the best all rounders in India.

List of Best all rounder in India

KAPIL DEV-

KAPIL DEV

The World Cup-winning captain, Wisden cricketer of the century, Padma Shri awarded Kapil Dev is a legend of the game.

The great Kapil Dev was the best Indian all rounder in the 1980s. He was equally good with the bat and ball. Kapil bowled right-arm pace bowling and had the ability to swing the ball both ways at a good pace. Kapil was a powerful hitter of the ball, batting lower down the order and known for his aggressive batting.

  • Kapil is still the 3rd highest wicket-taker for India in all formats combined.
  • His best performance was 175* against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup.
  • Kapil is also considered one of the best fielders of the 1980-90s era.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
131 TESTS 434 5248
225 ODI 253 3783

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN-

RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN

Ravi Ashwin, is one of the smartest cricketers going around today. He comes across as a guy who knows the most about the game and has various tricks and ideas in his armor. He has been the best all rounder (India) for many years between 2010 to 2020. 

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Ashwin is an off-break spin bowler and a right-handed utility batsman who has been prolific for India in the last 10 years.

  • He’s is the 4th highest wicket-taker for India in all formats combined.
  • Ashwin has 5 Test centuries to his name and close to 3000 test runs in his career.
  • He has done really well in the IPL over the years.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
86 TESTS 442 2931
113 ODI 151 707
51 T20I 61 123

MOHINDER AMARNATH-

MOHINDER AMARNATH

Mohinder (Jimmy) Amarnath, the son of Lala Amarnath (the first Indian captain of independent India) made his debut in 1969. The former India best all rounder bowled right-arm medium-pace bowling and played as the no.3 batter of the team.

Amarnath was known as the comeback master. He started his career as a batter who struggled against the pace and was suspect to short bowling and ended as India’s finest batsman against pace.

  • He was the man of the match in the 1983 World Cup semi-final against England and the 1983 World Cup final against the West Indies.
  • His test average is 42.50 in 69 tests scoring 4378 runs which include 11 test tons.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
69 TESTS 32 4378
85 ODI 46 1924

RAVINDRA JADEJA-

RAVINDRA JADEJA

“Sir” Jadeja, as he is referred to now is an active Indian cricketer who has worked incredibly hard on his batting. Right now he’s going through a purple patch, scoring Test 50s in almost every other match.

Ravindra Jadeja, who is the best all rounder in India today, is a left-arm orthodox spin bowler and left-handed lower-order batter. He possesses a lot of power and clears the boundary with ease and has become a very reliable batter for the team in recent times.

  • Jadeja is a gun fielder and the best fielder in the world as of today.
  • Jadeja has 10 5-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul in his career till now.
  • He has over 4000 runs in international cricket.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
59 TESTS 242 2396
168 ODI 188 2411
58 T20I 48 326

VINOO MANKAD

VINOO MANKAD

Vinoo Mankad was one of the all rounder in indian cricket team. Vinoo made his debut in 1946 and played 44 tests for India till 1959.

  • In the 44 tests he played for India, he took ten 4-wicket hauls, eight 5-wicket hauls, and two 10-wicket hauls.
  • He smashed 5 centuries and 2 double centuries in his short career.
  • He was involved in the second-highest opening partnership in test history of 413 runs.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
44 TESTS 162 2109

RAVI SHASTRI

Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri, the famous person in Indian cricket has always made headlines through his coaching, commentating, and playing.

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Shastri was amongst the best Indian all rounder in his playing days. He made his debut in 1981 and played 80 Tests and 150 ODIs till 1992. Ravi was a right-handed batter who played slowly but steadily and a left-arm orthodox spin bowler.

  • Ravi Shastri scored close to 7000 international runs and struck 280 wickets in his career.
  • He smashed 15 international tons and took three 5-wicket hauls.
  • He was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
80 TEST 151 3830
150 ODI 129 3108

MANOJ PRABHAKAR-

MANOJ PRABHAKAR

Manoj Prabhakar is a former bowling all-rounder who made his debut in 1984 and played 39 tests and 130 ODIs for India.

He played as a right-arm medium-pace bowler and a right-hand lower-order batsman who also opened on some occasions.

  • He scored over 3000 runs in international cricket.
  • Manoj amassed 3 centuries and 20 half-centuries in his career.
  • He also managed to pick five 5-wicket hauls in international cricket.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
39 TESTS 96 1600
130 ODI 157 1858

LALA AMARNATH-

LALA AMARNATH

Lala Amarnath was the first Indian captain of independent India.  Former India best all rounder in cricket made his debut in 1933 and played 24 tests for India.

He was a right-arm medium-pace bowler and a right-hand quality batsman. Later Lala Amarnath also became a big figure in Indian cricket as a selector, coach, etc.

  • He made a century on his Test debut and also became the first Indian player to score a 100 in test cricket.
  • He had two 5-wicket hauls to his name in international cricket.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
24 TESTS 45 878

HARDIK PANDYA-

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is currently ranked as the best all rounder in India 2022, Hardik has a lot to achieve for himself and Indian cricket going forward. He made his debut in 2016 and has spent 6 years on the international circuit so far.

Hardik is a right-arm fast-pace bowler who can bowl in the 140s and has the ability to swing the ball. He is a proper batter known for his power-hitting and finishing abilities.

  • He has 1 international hundred along with 11 fifty-plus scores.
  • He also has a 5-wicket haul in test cricket.
  • Hardik recently led the Gujarat Titans to IPL victory making him a 5-time IPL winner.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
11 TESTS 17 532
63 ODI 57 1286
59 T20I 42 670

YUVRAJ SINGH-

YUVRAJ SINGH

Yuvraj Singh is a former India no.1 all rounder who played in all the 3 formats for India. Yuvi was the man of the series of the 2011 World Cup which India won. He scored 362 runs in the tournament and also inflicted 15 wickets on his bowling.

  • His 58 runs of 16 balls against England in the 2007 World T20 which included 6 sixes of 6 balls to Stuart Broad is one of the highlights of Yuvraj’s career.
  • Yuvraj has 17 international centuries to his name.
  • He also has a 5-wicket haul in ODI cricket.
MATCHES WICKETS RUNS 
40 TESTS 9 1900
304 ODI 111 8701
58 T20I 28 1177

These were the best all-rounders in India who have created huge impacts with their performances. However, apart from the players mentioned in the list above many more all-rounders have played for India and contributed their bit to Indian cricket.

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Who is the current best Indian all rounder 2022?

Three prominent names come to everybody’s mind when talking about the best all rounder in today’s age of 2022. 

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, the spin-bowling all rounders are two 2 greats of the game and have done really well for India in test cricket. Hardik, the pace bowling all rounder is the new one on the block and has been showcasing his impact performances in the recent times. All 3 are amazing and it is very difficult to pick the best between them.

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