In the history of cricket there have been few that have been gifted enough to be considered weapons with both the ball and bat.
Only a handful of players can claim to be amongst this exclusive group, while only a sprinkling of these will go down in the history books as being an all-time great.
Even rarer still is a true all-rounder, someone who is equally adept with both the bat and ball and has the ability to make a team as either a bowler or a batter.
It is these players that go down as being truly great, truly memorable. This list tries to capture the 10 players who were or were closest to being the greatest true all-rounders in cricket's history.
Please note that all statistics used relate to test matches unless otherwise specified, all of which are accurate at time of publication.