Almost 2,500 people have played Test cricket, from the inaugural Test in March 1877 to today. To reduce this list to the best 100 worldwide, is an imposing task, but it is also one that is guaranteed to provide an argument amongst those with an eye for the game’s history and its players. Geoff Armstrong has painstakingly updated all the statistics that have changed since its first successful release. And two cricketers have failed to make the top 100.
Out goes Herbie Taylor and in come Graeme Smith. Out goes Andrew Flintoff on his retirement and in comes Kevin Pietersen. Andy Flower and Inzaman, hovering at 97 and 98 respectively, are also updated to acknowledge the form of Sangakkara and Yousuf.