ICC Hall of Fame

Garfield Sobers
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1954 - 1974


WIWest Indies

Considered by many to be the greatest all-rounder of all time, Garfield Sobers was a giant of cricket. In a Test career spanning 20 years, he hit 8,032 runs - including a then World Record highest score of 365* - and also took 235 wickets.

Player Bio

Born on July 28, 1936, Garfield Sobers is a former West Indies cricketer who played for the national side between 1954 and 1974, and is widely considered the greatest all-rounder to have played the game. Making his Test debut against England in March 1954, Sobers, who was originally selected for his bowling, soon found himself promoted up the batting order. Overall, Sobers played 93 Tests, scoring 8,032 runs at an average of 57.78, and taking 235 wickets at an average of 34.03 with his mix of medium pace and spin – finger and wrist – bowling and was also an outstanding fielder. Sobers was also the first to hit six sixes in an over – against Malcolm Nash in 1968 – in a first-class game and was knighted for his services to cricket in 1975.

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28 Jul 1936
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Date of debut:
30 Mar 1954