#4 Andrew Flintoff
For many years, England were in the search for someone who could be as good as Ian Botham and their search finally ended with the emergence of Andrew Flintoff in the late 1990s. He played in 79 Tests for England from 2000 to 2009 and batted at number 6 in 50 of them.
Flintoff wasn't a batsman who quite believed in hanging around for too long and while he did display the patience to fight it out in the middle from time to time, his primary game plan was not of counterpunching the opposition. The right-hander could hit any bowler out of the ground and was such a powerful stroke-maker that even the hardest hit shots often looked effortless.
In those 50 Tests, Flintoff made 1975 runs at an average of 31.85 and was responsible for turning plenty of Test matches on their heads. He made 3 centuries and 15 half-centuries.Published 02 Feb 2018, 14:52 IST