Top 10 Cricketers in the World

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Sachin Tendulkar of India celebrates his 100 during the 2nd ODI between India and South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium on February 24, 2010 in Gwalior, India. (Getty Images)more pics » is collecting votes for the best cricketer in the world.
We posed the question, "Who's the best cricketer in the world?", and you've responded with thousands of votes.  Voting is still open, so if you haven't already shared your perspective, vote here .  However, we've tallied initial results and can share the top 10 contenders so far.

It comes as no surpise that Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Shane Warne have garnered the most votes.  We were also excited to see Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Matthew Hayden make the top 10.  Is your favorite athlete in the list?  Click here to vote.

Top 10 Cricketers in the World, Initial Results:

SachinTendulkar 1. Sachin Tendulkar

BrianLara 2. Brian Lara

ShaneWarne 3. Shane Warne

RickyPonting 4. Ricky Ponting

AdamGilchrist 5. Adam Gilchrist

RahulDravid 6. Rahul Dravid

MahendraSinghDhoni 7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

VirenderSehwag 8. Virender Sehwag

MuttiahMuralitharan 9. Muttiah Muralitharan

MatthewHayden 10. Matthew Hayden
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