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List: Players with 10000 Runs and 200 Wickets in International Cricket

Over the years, the gentleman’s game has seen a plethora of batters and bowlers dazzle the field. They have been the best in their respective departments, scoring heaps of runs and taking bagful of wickets.

Amidst all that, a few players shine brighter thanks to their all-round abilities, contributing significantly with both the bat and ball. These players have been the backbone of their teams in all formats.

And thanks to their all-round brilliance, they have accomplished a rare feat that is quite hard to achieve.

In this article, we’ll list the players with the double of 10000 runs and 200 wickets in international cricket.

Players with 10000 Runs & 200 Wickets in International Cricket

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AvgWicketsBowling Avg
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)6643435748.5220146.53
Jacques Kallis (SA)5192553449.1057732.14
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)5862103234.1444035.66
Chris Gayle (WI)4831959337.9726036.48
Steve Waugh (AUS)4931849641.6528735.56
Angelo Mathews (SL)4221487840.9820435.52
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)4311445734.5069428.26
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)3921278032.5125333.97
Shoaib Malik (PAK)4461186733.9021838.46
Carl Hooper (WI)3291152335.8930741.01
Shahid Afridi (PAK)5241119623.9254132.78
Shane Watson (AUS)3071095036.7429131.11
Ben Stokes (ENG)2591036435.8629834.65

Key Insights

Over 13 players have completed the double of scoring 10000 runs and taking 200 wickets in international cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, Steve Waugh, and Angelo Mathews have batting averages above 40. While Shakib Al Hasan has a bowling average of less than 30.

Tendulkar, Kallis, and Sanath Jayasuriya have achieved the triple of 20000 runs, 200 wickets, and 200 catches across all formats.

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis is the only player who has scored 10000+ runs and picked up 200+ wickets in both Test and ODI formats. Jayasuriya is the other batter to have accomplished this feat in the 50-over format.

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Shahid Afridi and Shakib Al Hasan have notched up 10 or more centuries and grabbed 10 or more five-wicket hauls.

Except for Afridi and Shane Watson, all other players have scored at least 1 double century in their international careers. On the other hand, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik never took a five-wicket haul.

Chris Gayle and Shane Watson are the only 2 players on this list who have scored centuries in all three formats.

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