5 Players who became No.1 in every format of the game

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5 Players who became No.1 in every format of the game

Getting to the No.1 position in the ICC rankings is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires special skills and consistency to get into top rankings players are considered great if they manage to get on top. There are only 5 players in the history of the game who became No.1 in every format of the game. in this article, we will tell you the names of those 5 players.

#1 Matthew Hayden

Former Australian opener, Matthew Hayden was one of the best all-format batsmen of all time. He is our first player who was at the No.1 spot in the ICC rankings of batsmen in all formats of the game. Hayden played as an opener in every format he played for Australia.

#2 Ricky Ponting

Former Australian captain and one of the best batsmen to ever play the game, Ricky Ponting was also No.1 in every format of the game once in his career. It seems a little surprising to know Ponting as the No.1 batter in the T20 format but he was impactful in the early days of the format.

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#3 Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladeshi all-rounder and captain, Shakib Al Hasan is the only all-rounder in the history of the game who became the No.1 ranked all-rounder in every format of the game once in his career. It is very difficult to top rankings as an all-rounder.

#4 Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is truly one of the best to ever play the game. he was the first player to have an average of 50+ in every format of the game. Kohli is arguably the best all-format batsman in the game. Kohli also attained the No.1 ranking as a batsman in every format of the game.

#5 Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah created history when he became the first bowler to top rankings in every format of the game once in his career. Bumrah became the first bowler who is now officially considered an all-format bowler.

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Anay Pareek joined Sports Big News in 2019. He is an avid cricket fan who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, he aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in his writings. He predominantly covers the IPL, World Cup and cricket leagues.