7. Ricky Ponting

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The Australian legend made his international debut against South Africa in the Wellington ODI in 1995, alongside compatriot Greg Blewett. However, the debut was far from a dream one as Ponting was dismissed for just 1 from 6 balls. What followed afterwards was an illustrious career – Ponting was thrice a part of World Cup-winning Australian Cricket team, twice as captain; 13378 runs at an average of 51.82 and 196 catches from 168 Tests, 375 ODIs and a 13704 runs at an average of 42.03 – the list of achievements is phenomenal.