Some players excel with the bat, others with the ball, but a select few cricketers are strong in both suits and truly earn the title of all-rounder.
The discussion of which player is the best all-rounder is one that is dominated by opinion, but it is possible to use the statistics available to try and establish who the best one is.
One way to do this is to use each player’s batting and bowling averages and find a net average across the two aspects of their game, and then compare it to those of their peers.
That’s what we’re going to do here, so read on as we try and select the best all-rounder in Test matches based on their net average.
*All stats courtesy of ESPNCricinfo.