Top 15 Asian ODI Batsmen In Asia

Our One Day International (ODI) ratings take into account all matches from the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 till the below mentioned last update date. The Ratings are divided into 5 sections which take into account the number of runs scored; batting average; strike rate; and best performances by runs and by strike rate. How the rating works is explained in highlighted sections. So, here are the Top 15 Asian batsmen in matches In Asia

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-08-14

A IN A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Asian batsmen in matches In Asia. The rating is divided into sections to make it easy to understand how it is calculated. Before each section, its criteria is highlighted in bold. Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier batsmen may change if current batsmen set new benchmarks.

Top Teams (TT)

Top Teams play an integral part in our ODI Rating. The Average (Con) and Strike Rate (Att) sections are divided into overall stats as well as stats against the top teams. Moreover, the most runs (BIP) and best SR (QIP) performances only include performances against the top teams. Here is how the Top Teams are calculated:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A team is also included in top teams if it is a World Cup winner in that decade.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if he played against that team in that decade.
  • Knock Out and Super Six matches of ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy are also included in TT.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.
The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Sachin Tendulkar has scored 10,000 runs, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Virat Kohli, has scored 5,000 runs.
  • If the rating is out of 200, Sachin will get the full points (pts), that is 200.
  • The points of Kohli are calculated as His Runs/Sachin’s Runs*200. This comes out to be 100.
  • Thus the formula is (Runs Scored/Runs Scored By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Runs being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • For Average, a batsman is eligible to be TS only if he has scored a minimum number of runs, which is mentioned in the qualificaton.
  • For Strike Rate, a batsman is eligible to be TS only if he has scored a minimum number of runs and has a minimum average, which are mentioned in the qualificaton.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 20
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 20
Min Runs (TS AVE SR) 1500
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE SR) 1500
Min Average (TS SR) 30
The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for runs scored. We have divided ODI cricket into 3 broad eras. This has been done to make it fair for players from earlier era, when less cricket was played, and also for current players, who are in the middle of their careers. Let’s take an example:-

  • Let’s assume Ricky Ponting has scored 10,000 runs, which is the maximum and gives him 200 points.
  • Now, say Viv Richards in earlier times scored 5,000 runs, which was the max for his era.
  • If there are no eras, he would get 50% of the pts, that is 100.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 150 pts for Richards.
  • Now, everyone in his era is compared to Richards and not Ponting.
  • So a player who has scored 1,000 runs in Richards’ era will get (1000/5000)*150 pts or 30pts.
  • Eras are calculated by MP, which is the mean of the years a player: First Played (FP) and Last Played (LP).

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 and 2013
Era 3 MP greater than 2012
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS Javed Miandad PAK 1975 1996 1985.5 112 3750 130.00
1 Javed Miandad PAK 1975 1996 1985.5 112 3750 130.00
2 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1974 1985 1979.5 28 1378 47.77
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 2000.5 281 12067 200.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 2000.5 281 12067 200.00
2 ST Jayasuriya SL 1989 2011 2000 268 8448 140.02
3 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 216 8249 136.72
4 MS Dhoni IND 2004 2019 2011.5 186 7103 117.73
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq PAK 1991 2007 1999 174 6966 115.46
6 Yuvraj Singh IND 2000 2017 2008.5 177 5775 95.72
7 V Sehwag IND 1999 2013 2006 158 5749 95.28
8 Saeed Anwar PAK 1989 2003 1996 132 5434 90.06
9 Shahid Afridi PAK 1996 2015 2005.5 219 4988 82.67
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS V Kohli IND 2008 2022 2015 136 6889 160.00
1 V Kohli IND 2008 2022 2015 136 6889 160.00
2 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 2014.5 119 5043 117.13
3 S Dhawan IND 2010 2022 2016 64 2875 66.77
4 Babar Azam PAK 2015 2022 2018.5 33 2011 46.71
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for batsmen is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the average of batsmen at particluar positions (1-11) in a decade.
  • Second is the average of the opposition bowlers at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The average of the opposing team’s bowlers is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C Ave suggests that more runs were given by bowlers in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was easier to score runs against those oppositions and in those positions.
  • The batsmen’s points will thus be decreased accordingly.
  • Lower C Ave means the opposite.
R Ave

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Batsman’s Ave/His C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave will be low; which is worse for batsmen. Broadly speaking, the following batsmen will benefit from this system:-

  • Opening batsmen, who face the new ball, get a slight advantage.
  • Lower order batsmen, whose averages are lower.
  • Batsmen from earlier times. This is because batting has become progressively easier in ODIs.
  • Batsmen who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Batsmen who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Babar Azam 33 4 2011 10 69.34 38.97 60.50 150.00
1 Babar Azam 33 4 2011 10 69.34 38.97 60.50 150.00
2 MS Dhoni 186 55 7103 10 54.22 32.95 55.96 138.72
3 Zaheer Abbas 28 3 1378 5 55.12 33.97 55.17 136.78
4 V Kohli 136 19 6889 28 58.88 36.62 54.67 135.55
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq 174 35 6966 8 50.12 35.17 48.45 120.11
6 SR Tendulkar 281 26 12067 38 47.32 33.88 47.50 117.75
7 RG Sharma 119 16 5043 14 48.96 35.25 47.23 117.09
8 Javed Miandad 112 29 3750 5 45.18 33.77 45.49 112.77
9 S Dhawan 64 4 2875 8 47.92 35.92 45.36 112.45
10 Saeed Anwar 132 12 5434 12 45.28 35.72 43.11 106.87
11 KC Sangakkara 216 20 8249 15 42.09 34.86 41.05 101.76
12 Yuvraj Singh 177 30 5775 11 39.29 33.30 40.11 99.43
13 V Sehwag 158 5 5749 11 37.58 33.16 38.53 95.52
14 ST Jayasuriya 268 14 8448 15 33.26 34.15 33.11 82.09
15 Shahid Afridi 219 20 4988 4 25.07 33.03 25.80 63.96

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS MS Dhoni 163 46 6389 8 54.61 32.95 56.35 150.00
1 Zaheer Abbas 25 3 1287 5 58.50 33.97 58.55 150.00
2 MS Dhoni 163 46 6389 8 54.61 32.95 56.35 150.00
3 V Kohli 111 16 5578 23 58.72 36.62 54.52 145.12
4 Babar Azam 21 3 1096 5 60.89 38.97 53.13 141.41
5 Javed Miandad 105 28 3630 5 47.14 33.77 47.46 126.33
6 S Dhawan 50 4 2303 6 50.07 35.92 47.39 126.15
7 SR Tendulkar 246 20 10599 33 46.90 33.88 47.07 125.29
8 Inzamam-ul-Haq 149 26 5877 8 47.78 35.17 46.19 122.94
9 RG Sharma 95 12 3825 11 46.08 35.25 44.46 118.33
10 KC Sangakkara 182 15 6976 11 41.77 34.86 40.74 108.44
11 Saeed Anwar 113 7 4536 12 42.79 35.72 40.74 108.43
12 Yuvraj Singh 150 23 4807 9 37.85 33.30 38.64 102.86
13 V Sehwag 137 5 4888 10 37.03 33.16 37.97 101.07
14 ST Jayasuriya 223 12 6782 11 32.14 34.15 32.00 85.18
15 Shahid Afridi 188 13 4201 4 24.01 33.03 24.71 65.77
C SR And R SR

The Comparative Strike Rate (C SR) and Relative Strike Rate (R SR) for batsmen is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with SR. Points to note are:-

  • Opening batsmen are at a disadvantage because of the first powerplay when SR is high.
  • Batsmen from the earlier era benefit from R SR.
  • This is because SR was generally low earlier and it has incresed with time.
  • Rest of the factors are the same as in R Ave.

ATTACKING


Criteria: Points For R SR

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS V Sehwag 5749 5264 109.21 79.71 106.87 150.00
1 Shahid Afridi 4988 4263 117.01 80.70 113.09 150.00
2 V Sehwag 5749 5264 109.21 79.71 106.87 150.00
3 Zaheer Abbas 1378 1378 100.00 73.02 106.81 149.92
4 ST Jayasuriya 8448 9342 90.43 78.17 90.23 126.65
5 SR Tendulkar 12067 13645 88.44 76.85 89.76 125.99
6 Saeed Anwar 5434 6377 85.21 75.67 87.84 123.28
7 V Kohli 6889 7220 95.42 85.22 87.33 122.58
8 Yuvraj Singh 5775 6470 89.26 79.79 87.26 122.47
9 RG Sharma 5043 5336 94.51 85.11 86.62 121.57
10 S Dhawan 2875 3014 95.39 87.26 85.27 119.68
11 MS Dhoni 7103 7902 89.89 83.02 84.45 118.53
12 Babar Azam 2011 2217 90.71 87.71 80.66 113.21
13 Inzamam-ul-Haq 6966 8838 78.82 76.85 80.00 112.28
14 Javed Miandad 3750 5129 73.11 72.71 78.43 110.08
15 KC Sangakkara 8249 10494 78.61 81.38 75.34 105.75

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS V Sehwag 4888 4589 106.52 79.71 104.23 150.00
1 Shahid Afridi 4201 3687 113.94 80.70 110.13 150.00
2 Zaheer Abbas 1287 1276 100.86 73.02 107.73 150.00
3 V Sehwag 4888 4589 106.52 79.71 104.23 150.00
4 SR Tendulkar 10599 12031 88.10 76.85 89.42 128.69
5 ST Jayasuriya 6782 7569 89.60 78.17 89.41 128.67
6 Saeed Anwar 4536 5376 84.38 75.67 86.97 125.16
7 V Kohli 5578 5894 94.64 85.22 86.62 124.66
8 S Dhawan 2303 2390 96.36 87.26 86.14 123.96
9 Yuvraj Singh 4807 5457 88.09 79.79 86.11 123.93
10 RG Sharma 3825 4084 93.66 85.11 85.84 123.53
11 MS Dhoni 6389 7166 89.16 83.02 83.76 120.55
12 Inzamam-ul-Haq 5877 7517 78.18 76.85 79.35 114.20
13 Javed Miandad 3630 4948 73.36 72.71 78.70 113.25
14 Babar Azam 1096 1244 88.10 87.71 78.35 112.75
15 KC Sangakkara 6976 8845 78.87 81.38 75.60 108.79
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.

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS RG Sharma 264 209 208* 150 147 141* 125 177.71 100.00
1 RG Sharma 264 209 208* 150 147 141* 125 177.71 100.00
2 SR Tendulkar 200* 186* 175 143 141* 141 141 161.00 90.59
3 V Kohli 183 154* 139* 138 136 131 128* 144.14 81.11
4 ST Jayasuriya 189 151* 134* 134 130 125 120* 140.43 79.02
5 MS Dhoni 183* 148 139* 134 124 113* 107 135.43 76.21
6 V Sehwag 175 146 130 126 119 116 114* 132.29 74.44
7 Saeed Anwar 194 140 131 112* 111 110 108* 129.43 72.83
8 KC Sangakkara 169 138* 133 128 112 112 111 129.00 72.59
9 Yuvraj Singh 150 138* 121 118 117 110 107* 123.00 69.21
10 Inzamam-ul-Haq 137* 123 122 121* 118* 117 107 120.71 67.93
11 S Dhawan 143 132* 114 113 100* 100 98 114.29 64.31
12 Zaheer Abbas 123 118 113 109 105 95* 73 105.14 59.16
13 Javed Miandad 119* 116* 115* 106* 103 91* 80* 104.29 58.68
14 Babar Azam 115 114 105* 103 101 92 69* 99.86 56.19
15 Shahid Afridi 124 109 108* 102 80 75 73* 95.86 53.94
QI SR

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 innings of the batsman with highest strike rate. Quick Innings Strike Rate (QI SR) is the Relative SR of the batsmen in the 5 innings. Only 50+ runs innings are counted in this criteria.

QUICK INNINGS POTENTIAL


Criteria: Points For R SR In The Top 7 Inns by SR

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 QI SR RAT
TS Shahid Afridi 59/25 102/46 73/34 55/26 124/60 208.99 100.00
1 Shahid Afridi 59/25 102/46 73/34 55/26 124/60 208.99 100.00
2 ST Jayasuriya 76/28 134/65 82/44 68/38 96/67 188.02 89.97
3 MS Dhoni 68/35 62/38 72/46 58/38 62/42 152.02 72.74
4 V Sehwag 74/40 60/36 146/102 100/70 114/82 146.49 70.09
5 Zaheer Abbas 59/37 123/87 118/86 105/82 73/62 144.23 69.01
6 SR Tendulkar 62/38 67/44 53/36 200/147 100/76 143.47 68.65
7 Saeed Anwar 74/49 54/37 194/146 72/55 51/40 140.27 67.12
8 Yuvraj Singh 138/78 56/41 103/76 78/62 117/95 136.64 65.38
9 Javed Miandad 119/77 91/75 79/67 56/49 115/103 133.00 63.64
10 KC Sangakkara 90/43 75/45 169/137 103/84 71/59 132.31 63.31
11 V Kohli 100/52 115/66 131/96 123/95 183/148 130.58 62.48
12 RG Sharma 264/173 208/153 52/39 209/158 54/45 126.99 60.76
13 Inzamam-ul-Haq 76/59 85/67 67/54 122/102 69/59 124.71 59.67
14 S Dhawan 132/90 143/115 67/56 100/85 91/79 112.11 53.64
15 Babar Azam 114/83 115/105 62/62 51/51 92/100 96.24 46.05
FC Rating

The A IN A (FC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000. Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians. Familiar Conditions (FC) is the opposite.

RATING


RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT ATT A TT BIP QIP FC RAT
1 SR Tendulkar 200.00 117.75 125.29 125.99 128.69 90.59 68.65 856.96
2 V Kohli 160.00 135.55 145.12 122.58 124.66 81.11 62.48 831.49
3 MS Dhoni 117.73 138.72 150.00 118.53 120.55 76.21 72.74 794.48
4 Zaheer Abbas 47.77 136.78 150.00 149.92 150.00 59.16 69.01 762.64
5 RG Sharma 117.13 117.09 118.33 121.57 123.53 100.00 60.76 758.41
6 V Sehwag 95.28 95.52 101.07 150.00 150.00 74.44 70.09 736.41
7 ST Jayasuriya 140.02 82.09 85.18 126.65 128.67 79.02 89.97 731.59
8 Javed Miandad 130.00 112.77 126.33 110.08 113.25 58.68 63.64 714.75
9 Inzamam-ul-Haq 115.46 120.11 122.94 112.28 114.20 67.93 59.67 712.59
10 KC Sangakkara 136.72 101.76 108.44 105.75 108.79 72.59 63.31 697.36
11 Saeed Anwar 90.06 106.87 108.43 123.28 125.16 72.83 67.12 693.76
12 Yuvraj Singh 95.72 99.43 102.86 122.47 123.93 69.21 65.38 678.99
13 S Dhawan 66.77 112.45 126.15 119.68 123.96 64.31 53.64 666.97
14 Shahid Afridi 82.67 63.96 65.77 150.00 150.00 53.94 100.00 666.34
15 Babar Azam 46.71 150.00 141.41 113.21 112.75 56.19 46.05 666.32

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK NZ IND SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND ENG SL NZ
2000s AUS SA PAK SL IND NZ ENG WI
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ SL PAK BAN
2020s NZ BAN PAK IND SA ENG AUS SL


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