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ESPN's Legends of Cricket was a 2001 television series produced by ESPN which asked a panel of several judges to rank who they felt, were the 50 best cricketers ever. Individual episodes were produced featuring the top 25 ranked players.


The panel consisted of Wasim Akram, Sunil Gavaskar, Richie Benaud, Sir Richard Hadlee, Dickie Bird, Michael Holding, Allan Border, John Knowles, Ian Botham, Robin Marlar, Ian Chappell, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Tony Cozier, Mike Procter, Ian Smith, Clive Lloyd and Martin Crowe.


No. Player Country
1 Donald Bradman Australia
2 Garfield Sobers West Indies
3 Viv Richards West Indies
4 Shane Warne Australia
5 Jack Hobbs England
6 Dennis Lillee Australia
7 Sachin Tendulkar India
8 Imran Khan Pakistan
9 Wally Hammond England
10 Sunil Gavaskar India
11 Ian Botham England
12 Richard Hadlee New Zealand
13 Keith Miller Australia
14 W.G. Grace England
15 Graeme Pollock South Africa
16 Malcolm Marshall West Indies
17 Greg Chappell Australia
18 George Headley West Indies
19 Frank Worrell West Indies
20 Len Hutton England
21 Wasim Akram Pakistan
22 Kapil Dev India
23 Steve Waugh Australia
24 Barry Richards South Africa
25 Allan Border Australia
26 Sid Barnes England
27 Everton Weekes West Indies
28 Wilfred Rhodes England
29 Herbert Sutcliffe England
30 Bill O'Rielly Australia
31 Courtney Walsh West Indies
32 Mike Procter South Africa
33 Fred Trueman England
34 Brian Lara West Indies
35 Clyde Walcott West Indies
36 Richie Benaud Australia
37 Joel Garner West Indies
38 Andy Roberts West Indies
39 Curtly Ambrose West Indies
40 Michael Holding West Indies
41 Glenn McGrath Australia
42 Jim Laker England
43 Clarrie Grimmett Australia
44 Javed Miandad Pakistan
45 Ray Lindwall Australia
46 Victor Trumper Australia
47 Allan Knott England
48 Allan Donald South Africa
49 Alan Davidson Australia
50 Bishan Bedi India