Top 10 Left-Handed Batsmen in Cricket History

In cricket, a left-handed player is considered an asset. This is because, lefties have a clear advantage. Even though Australian scientists have dismissed the suggestions that left-handed players, especially the batsmen, have an innate superiority, batting records show a clear advantage of the left-handers when it comes to cricket.

These batsmen have been found to score more runs and bat longer. Besides, the bowlers may not always have the experience to readily deal with a player who takes an alternative stance. Naturally, the boundaries are scored more often as the bowlers are caught off-guard. They also tend to lose their wickets only if they are slogged out. Let us take a look at the Top 10 Left-Handed Batsmen in Cricket History.

Top 10 Left-Handed Batsmen in Cricket History

10. Matthew Hayden

Top 10 Left-Handed Batsmen in Cricket History
Top 10 Left-Handed Cricketers in History

Retired Australian left-handed batsmen Matthew Hayden played for several teams such as Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, Hampshire and Northamptonshire besides his appearance for the Australian national cricket team. He scored a total of 8625 runs in 184 innings out of 103 international test matches that he ever played in his career and made his career’s best test match score of 380. He made 30 centuries and 29 half-centuries, and played 14 not out innings for his team in international test cricket. Matthew Hayden also scored a total of 6133 runs in 161 ODI matches in his active cricketing career and made his career’s best ODI score of 181*, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of top 10 left-handed batsmen in cricket history. He made 10 centuries and 36 half-centuries, and played 15 not out innings for Australian team in limited over international cricket.

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9. Saeed Anwar

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Cricket Stats – Best Left-Handed Batsmen

Retired Pakistani left-handed batsmen Saeed Anwar played for several teams such as Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore and United Bank Limited besides his appearance for the Pakistani national cricket team. He scored a total of 4052 runs in 91 innings out of 55 international test matches that he ever played in his career and made his career’s best test match score of 188*. He made 11 centuries and 25 half-centuries, and played 2 not out innings for his team in international test cricket. Saeed Anwar also scored a total of 8824 runs in 247 ODI matches in his active cricketing career and made his career’s best ODI score of 194, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of top 10 left-handed batsmen in cricket history. He made 20 centuries and 43 half-centuries, and played 19 not out innings for Pakistani team in limited over international cricket.

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8. Allan Border

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Top 10 Left-Handed Batsmen of All Time

Legendary retired Australian left-handed batsmen Allan Border played for several teams such as Essex, Gloucestershire, New South Wales and Queensland besides his appearance for the Australian national cricket team. He scored a total of 11174 runs in 265 innings out of 156 international test matches that he ever played in his career and made his career’s best test match score of 205. He made 27 centuries and 63 half-centuries, and played 44 not out innings for his team in international test cricket. Allan Border also scored a total of 6524 runs in 273 ODI matches in his active cricketing career and made his career’s best ODI score of 127*, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of top 10 left-handed batsmen in cricket history. He made 3 centuries and 39 half-centuries, and played 39 not out innings for Australian team in limited over international cricket.

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  • NSRajaram

    Bert Sutcliffe of New Zealand and Greame Pollock of SA should have been included.

    • Ali Chaudhry

      Pollock was good. i wished he played more

  • Harindra Dilshan Dassanayake

    Ganguly 2nd place…….oh no… that is partial