Wisden came out with a list of the top 30 most valuable test players of the 21st century. The players stats from 2000 onwards were taken into account.

Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was crowned as the MVP of this century.

The Indian allrounder was surprise number two in the list.

Here comes the top five lists.


The next five giants of 21st century who qualified are


Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Sri Lanka’s Dilruwan Perera on day four of their second test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, March 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)


Jacques Kallis

LONDON – SEPTEMBER 7: Jacques Kallis of South Africa is hit by the ball as he hits out during the fourth day of the fifth npower test match between England and South Africa at The AMP Oval Cricket Ground on September 7, 2003 in London. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 22: Ravichandran Ashwin of India bowls during day two of the First Test match between New Zealand and India at Basin Reserve on February 22, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 04: Pat Cummins of Australia bowls during day two of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 04, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)


Retiring Australian spin bowler Shane Warne waves his hat to the crowd after winning the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 05 January 2007. Australia thrashed England by 10 wickets in the final Test to complete a 5-0 Ashes series clean sweep for the first time in 86 years. AFP PHOTO DAVID HANCOCK (Photo credit should read DAVID HANCOCK/AFP via Getty Images)

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