Top 10 Australian Batsmen In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

The Nations Rating filters the OVERALL Rating to show players only from Australia.

  • The Rating of the players from Australia remains the same as in the original OVERALL Rating.
  • Thus the Trend Setter can be from any nation and is not necessarily from Australia.

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Runs, Average, Top Inns, Strike Rate
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home and Away, Difficult Runs, Impact Inns
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated taking the TS as the benchmark. Know All About TS. Here is an example:-

  • TS Runs: 2,000; Player X Runs: 1,000; Section Points: 250.00
  • TS Points: 250.00(Max); Player X Points: Runs/TS Runs X 250 = 1,000/2,000 X 250 = 125.00
  • Ratings of all sections are calculated similarly with Runs being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • Further, they are divided into In Asia and Outside Asia.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if it comes in the specific condition and in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Runs Scored 200.00
Consistent Average 500.00
Big Innings Potential Top Inns (Runs) 150.00
Attacking Strike Rate 150.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 265 11174 170.00
1 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 265 11174 170.00
2 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 1977 151 7110 108.17
3 KD Walters AUS 1965 1981 1973 125 5357 81.50
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
1 RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 2003.5 287 13378 168.05
2 SR Waugh AUS 1985 2004 1994.5 260 10927 137.27
3 MJ Clarke AUS 2004 2015 2009.5 198 8643 108.57
4 ML Hayden AUS 1994 2009 2001.5 184 8625 108.35
5 AC Gilchrist AUS 1999 2008 2003.5 137 5570 69.97
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 257 11736 170.00
1 SPD Smith AUS 2010 2024 2017 195 9685 140.29
2 DA Warner AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 205 8786 127.27

CONSISTENT


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly, it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Positions at which a batsman has played.
  • Venues at which he has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Runs 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Sobers 160 21 8032 57.78 60.14 250.00
1 SPD Smith 195 25 9685 56.97 58.50 243.20
2 GS Chappell 151 19 7110 53.86 55.77 231.85
3 SR Waugh 260 46 10927 51.06 52.30 217.42
4 AR Border 265 44 11174 50.56 51.65 214.70
5 KD Walters 125 14 5357 48.26 51.11 212.46
6 AC Gilchrist 137 20 5570 47.61 50.16 208.51
7 ML Hayden 184 14 8625 50.74 49.63 206.30
8 RT Ponting 287 29 13378 51.85 49.62 206.27
9 DA Warner 205 8 8786 44.60 47.09 195.75
10 MJ Clarke 198 22 8643 49.11 46.65 193.94

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Sobers 140 19 7274 60.12 62.57 250.00
1 SPD Smith 156 14 7768 54.70 56.18 224.46
2 GS Chappell 121 16 5430 51.71 53.55 213.96
3 AR Border 218 36 8860 48.68 49.73 198.70
4 SR Waugh 208 32 8227 46.74 47.88 191.32
5 AC Gilchrist 103 15 3980 45.23 47.65 190.41
6 MJ Clarke 152 14 6871 49.79 47.30 189.01
7 KD Walters 96 8 3902 44.34 46.96 187.63
8 RT Ponting 203 15 9144 48.64 46.54 185.98
9 ML Hayden 139 8 6199 47.32 46.29 184.96
10 DA Warner 161 5 6458 41.40 43.71 174.66

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Ave HS

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 scores of the batsman in the specific condition. Average High Score (Ave HS) is simply the total runs in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS BC Lara 400* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43 150.00
1 MJ Clarke 329* 259* 230 210 187 168 166 221.29 120.51
2 RT Ponting 257 242 221 209 207 206 197 219.86 119.74
3 DA Warner 335* 253 200 180 164 163 154 207.00 112.73
4 SPD Smith 239 215 211 200* 199 192 178* 204.86 111.57
5 GS Chappell 247* 235 204 201 182* 182 176 203.86 111.02
6 ML Hayden 380 203 197 177 153 138 138 198.00 107.83
7 AR Border 205 200* 196 163 162 153 152* 175.86 95.77
8 SR Waugh 200 199 177* 170 164 160 157* 175.29 95.46
9 KD Walters 250 242 155 118 115 112 112 157.71 85.89
10 AC Gilchrist 204* 162 152 149* 144 144 138* 156.14 85.04

ATTACKING


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with SR. Batsman who were active in earlier times benefit from this as SR was generally low earlier.

R4BF

Balls played by batsmen for many inns is not available for earlier times. When such is the case, we have used Runs For Balls Faced (R4BF) to determine the Strike Rate. This is the runs scored by the batsman for the available data of balls.

Criteria: Points For R SR

Min Qualification For TS
Min Runs 2500
Min Average 30
RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR R SR RAT
TS N Kapil Dev 4481 5580 80.30 88.85 150.00
1 AC Gilchrist 5570 6797 81.95 79.31 133.89
2 DA Warner 8786 12517 70.19 68.06 114.91
3 GS Chappell 6740 13080 51.53 59.64 100.69
4 ML Hayden 8625 14345 60.13 58.39 98.57
5 RT Ponting 13378 22782 58.72 57.78 97.55
6 KD Walters 4541 9363 48.50 57.59 97.23
7 MJ Clarke 8643 15457 55.92 53.74 90.73
8 SR Waugh 10927 22450 48.67 51.54 87.02
9 SPD Smith 9685 18100 53.51 51.08 86.23
10 AR Border 11096 27035 41.04 45.59 76.96

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CON BIP ATT RAT PRI PTS
1 SPD Smith 140.29 467.66 111.57 86.23 805.75 402.87
2 RT Ponting 168.05 392.25 119.74 97.55 777.59 388.80
3 GS Chappell 108.17 445.81 111.02 100.69 765.69 382.85
4 AR Border 170.00 413.40 95.77 76.96 756.13 378.07
5 SR Waugh 137.27 408.73 95.46 87.02 728.48 364.24
6 DA Warner 127.27 370.41 112.73 114.91 725.32 362.66
7 ML Hayden 108.35 391.26 107.83 98.57 706.01 353.01
8 MJ Clarke 108.57 382.95 120.51 90.73 702.78 351.39
9 AC Gilchrist 69.97 398.92 85.04 133.89 687.81 343.91
10 KD Walters 81.50 400.10 85.89 97.23 664.71 332.36

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Familiar Conditions 250.00
Unfamiliar Conditions 1,000.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani batsmen are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DA Warner 101 5438 57.85 72.78 815.98 204.00
2 RT Ponting 154 7578 56.98 60.00 804.61 201.15
3 SPD Smith 91 4701 62.68 54.46 771.21 192.80
4 MJ Clarke 86 4654 62.05 57.92 770.55 192.64
5 GS Chappell 96 4515 54.40 51.24 741.95 185.49
6 ML Hayden 98 5210 57.89 62.88 739.66 184.91
7 KD Walters 62 3065 57.83 49.76 712.07 178.02
8 AR Border 145 5743 45.94 40.10 663.41 165.85
9 SR Waugh 140 5710 47.58 49.41 645.80 161.45
10 AC Gilchrist 75 2936 45.88 81.42 614.55 153.64

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AR Border 120 5431 56.57 42.10 783.86 783.86
2 SPD Smith 104 4984 52.46 52.64 763.26 763.26
3 SR Waugh 120 5217 55.50 47.89 755.44 755.44
4 GS Chappell 55 2595 52.96 52.10 702.21 702.21
5 AC Gilchrist 62 2634 49.70 82.54 701.74 701.74
6 RT Ponting 133 5800 46.40 57.13 667.61 667.61
7 ML Hayden 86 3415 42.69 56.35 592.69 592.69
8 MJ Clarke 112 3989 39.50 53.75 578.66 578.66
9 DA Warner 104 3348 32.50 66.36 558.04 558.04
10 KD Walters 63 2292 39.52 46.69 552.29 552.29

FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS


FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians.
  • Familiar Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Familiar Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SPD Smith 155 7963 59.43 55.86 850.83 212.71
2 RT Ponting 239 11489 53.94 59.53 839.73 209.93
3 DA Warner 163 7486 47.99 71.44 792.97 198.24
4 GS Chappell 145 6663 52.88 51.05 783.38 195.85
5 SR Waugh 225 9722 52.55 49.35 779.85 194.96
6 AR Border 226 9375 49.87 40.49 769.51 192.38
7 MJ Clarke 161 7349 52.12 56.74 767.21 191.80
8 AC Gilchrist 112 4749 49.99 83.62 741.63 185.41
9 ML Hayden 149 6962 50.82 60.25 725.18 181.29
10 KD Walters 117 5071 48.76 49.17 705.19 176.30

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AR Border 39 1799 54.52 44.25 742.60 742.60
2 ML Hayden 35 1663 50.39 59.63 650.68 650.68
3 SPD Smith 40 1722 47.83 44.79 637.67 637.67
4 RT Ponting 48 1889 41.98 54.23 629.83 629.83
5 DA Warner 42 1300 31.71 63.79 528.10 528.10
6 AC Gilchrist 25 821 37.32 73.43 527.85 527.85
7 MJ Clarke 37 1294 36.97 51.66 523.06 523.06
8 SR Waugh 35 1205 41.55 43.80 520.11 520.11
9 GS Chappell 6 447 74.50 59.28 500.00 500.00
9 KD Walters 8 286 40.86 40.23 500.00 500.00

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 AR Border 783.86 165.85 742.60 192.38 1,884.69 188.47
2 SPD Smith 763.26 192.80 637.67 212.71 1,806.44 180.64
3 RT Ponting 667.61 201.15 629.83 209.93 1,708.52 170.85
4 SR Waugh 755.44 161.45 520.11 194.96 1,631.97 163.20
5 ML Hayden 592.69 184.91 650.68 181.29 1,609.58 160.96
6 GS Chappell 702.21 185.49 500.00 195.85 1,583.55 158.35
7 AC Gilchrist 701.74 153.64 527.85 185.41 1,568.63 156.86
8 DA Warner 558.04 204.00 528.10 198.24 1,488.38 148.84
9 MJ Clarke 578.66 192.64 523.06 191.80 1,486.16 148.62
10 KD Walters 552.29 178.02 500.00 176.30 1,406.61 140.66

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Difficult Runs 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a batsman.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DA Warner 30 2177 80.63 76.20 862.75 172.55
2 MJ Clarke 30 2170 83.46 65.94 861.39 172.28
3 ML Hayden 30 2195 84.42 72.06 845.94 169.19
4 RT Ponting 30 2065 89.78 60.61 833.64 166.73
5 SPD Smith 30 2146 89.42 58.62 823.42 164.68
6 GS Chappell 30 1764 70.56 53.21 694.65 138.93
7 KD Walters 30 1755 70.20 45.21 692.74 138.55
8 SR Waugh 30 1571 71.41 47.97 658.47 131.69
9 AR Border 30 1586 58.74 42.85 621.20 124.24
10 AC Gilchrist 30 1325 57.61 79.96 595.64 119.13

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RT Ponting 30 1966 75.62 66.49 812.17 649.74
2 SPD Smith 30 1879 72.27 54.85 810.36 648.28
3 AC Gilchrist 30 1579 65.79 85.31 786.69 629.35
4 SR Waugh 30 1753 76.22 46.13 766.55 613.24
5 AR Border 30 1637 71.17 47.48 727.77 582.22
6 ML Hayden 30 1644 60.89 60.55 712.80 570.24
7 GS Chappell 30 1409 52.19 52.77 674.15 539.32
8 DA Warner 30 1448 48.27 77.14 651.33 521.07
9 KD Walters 30 1347 51.81 55.23 642.76 514.21
10 MJ Clarke 30 1381 47.62 57.81 600.97 480.78

DIFFICULT RUNS


DIFF RNS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Difficult Runs are runs scored in the first and fourth innings after losing the toss.
  • Only performances against Top Teams are considered in this rating.

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RT Ponting 36 1631 54.37 63.22 889.64 444.82
2 ML Hayden 27 1207 52.48 65.03 792.44 396.22
3 SPD Smith 33 1331 42.94 49.48 780.10 390.05
4 GS Chappell 25 964 50.74 54.87 745.21 372.61
5 DA Warner 31 1130 38.97 71.16 696.05 348.02
6 AR Border 43 1280 33.68 35.14 668.71 334.35
7 SR Waugh 39 1207 36.58 45.34 665.23 332.62
8 AC Gilchrist 14 582 44.77 83.62 646.03 323.02
9 KD Walters 17 633 45.21 49.24 636.13 318.06
10 MJ Clarke 27 874 33.62 55.00 596.15 298.08

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact in terms of runs or Strike Rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Batsman scores equal to or more runs than 100.
  • A Batsman scores more than 50 runs in a low scoring match or at a high SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The runs should be 2 times the average of the better innings or
  • The SR should be 1.5 times the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BATSMAN INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 SPD Smith 195 40 20.51 719.86 719.86
2 RT Ponting 287 58 20.21 706.10 706.10
3 AC Gilchrist 137 26 18.98 696.47 696.47
4 ML Hayden 184 41 22.28 690.86 690.86
5 AR Border 265 48 18.11 683.08 683.08
6 SR Waugh 260 49 18.85 680.65 680.65
7 GS Chappell 151 31 20.53 677.73 677.73
8 KD Walters 125 26 20.80 667.46 667.46
9 MJ Clarke 198 37 18.69 603.26 603.26
10 DA Warner 205 38 18.54 523.15 523.15

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW DIF RNS II TOT SEC RAT
1 RT Ponting 166.73 649.74 444.82 706.10 1,967.39 196.74
2 SPD Smith 164.68 648.28 390.05 719.86 1,922.88 192.29
3 ML Hayden 169.19 570.24 396.22 690.86 1,826.51 182.65
4 AC Gilchrist 119.13 629.35 323.02 696.47 1,767.97 176.80
5 SR Waugh 131.69 613.24 332.62 680.65 1,758.19 175.82
6 GS Chappell 138.93 539.32 372.61 677.73 1,728.59 172.86
7 AR Border 124.24 582.22 334.35 683.08 1,723.89 172.39
8 KD Walters 138.55 514.21 318.06 667.46 1,638.29 163.83
9 DA Warner 172.55 521.07 348.02 523.15 1,564.79 156.48
10 MJ Clarke 172.28 480.78 298.08 603.26 1,554.40 155.44

OVERALL RATING

The OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK OV RANK BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 8 SPD Smith AUS 402.87 180.64 192.29 775.81
2 10 RT Ponting AUS 388.80 170.85 196.74 756.39
3 16 AR Border AUS 378.07 188.47 172.39 738.92
4 20 GS Chappell AUS 382.85 158.35 172.86 714.06
5 25 SR Waugh AUS 364.24 163.20 175.82 703.25
6 27 ML Hayden AUS 353.01 160.96 182.65 696.61
7 30 AC Gilchrist AUS 343.91 156.86 176.80 677.57
8 33 DA Warner AUS 362.66 148.84 156.48 667.98
9 38 MJ Clarke AUS 351.39 148.62 155.44 655.44
10 41 KD Walters AUS 332.36 140.66 163.83 636.85

TOP TEAMS

Top Teams In Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1950s AUS WI PAK IND ENG
1960s WI AUS PAK IND ENG SA
1970s PAK ENG IND WI SA AUS
1980s PAK WI ENG NZ AUS
1990s IND PAK SA AUS WI
2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
2010s IND PAK SL ENG SA AUS
2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

Top Teams Outside Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5
1950s AUS ENG WI SA PAK
1960s ENG AUS WI SA NZ
1970s SA ENG WI AUS IND
1980s WI NZ AUS ENG PAK
1990s AUS SA WI PAK ENG
2000s AUS SA ENG IND NZ
2010s SA AUS ENG NZ IND
2020s AUS NZ ENG SA IND
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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