3. SIR VIVIAN RICHARDS (O)
Trust me. If ever at all, an auction for these now old players had to take place, the highest bid would have been kept aside for this ‘chewing gum maestro’ from Antigua. It’s almost impossible to define Sir Richards’ charisma in just a few lines. He had scored over 8,000 runs at a strike rate over 90 and that too in a time when the faces of the willows were as much as the area that accounts for Gayle’s edges today.
ODI Career: 187 Matches, 6,721 Runs, Avg.-47