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Top 5 all-rounders in ODI World Cup history

Sujith Mohan
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The most-watched cricketing event has produced many exciting games and exciting players. Started in 1975 with West Indies lifting the inaugural edition of the tournament, 11 World Cups have happened so far and Australia lifted it the most number of times (5). 

World Cup has seen some of the greatest players in the world fighting for glory. Sachin Tendulkar was the greatest batsman to have played the World Cup with 2278 runs while Glenn McGrath was the most successful bowler with 71 wickets.

The tournament has seen some of the greatest all-rounders like Sir Ian Botham, Sir Richard Hadlee, Andrew Flintoff and Shane Watson as well. 

On that note, let's look at the top all-rounders in the history of World Cup. 

#5 Imran Khan, Pakistan

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Imran led Pakistan to World Cup glory in 1992

One of the finest cricketers Pakistan has ever produced and the man who changed cricket in the nation forever. He was the most successful captain in Pakistan cricket history.

A brilliant all-rounder, Imran Khan led the Men in Green to World cup glory in 1992, when they beat England in the finals to become the champions for the first time in their history. It was the moment that every Pakistani would want to relive again and again.

Imran Khan played 88 tests and 175 ODIs for Pakistan, scoring 7516 runs and taking 544 wickets. He captained Pakistan in 48 Tests and 139 One Day Internationals and played in 5 World Cups for them, scoring 666 runs and taking 34 wickets.

Khan retired from cricket six months after his historic 1992 World Cup triumph.

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