Top 15 Asian Test Batsmen In Asia

All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards. Our ratings are based on conditions and diverse oppositions. Before the above mentioned date, there were primarily only two teams which dominated cricket. Moreover, matches were of unequal length with some ending in 4 days and some being timeless. Post 1950, West Indies and South Africa grew as test teams. Moreover, Asian teams India and Pakistan started improving after 1950 and became compenent at home at least. Performance in Asia and outside Asia are integral to our overall rating. How the rating works is explained in highlighted sections. So, here are the Top 15 Asian batsmen in matches In Asia

*Note: All Test 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.

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 250, Sachin will get the full points (pts), that is 250.
  • The points of Kohli are calculated as His Runs/Sachin’s Runs*250. This comes out to be 125.
  • 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 10
Min Runs (TS AVE) 1500
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE) 1000
Min Runs (TS SR) 1000
Min Average (TS SR) 35
The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for runs scored. We have divided cricket from 1950 onwards 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 250 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 125.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 200 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)*200 pts or 40pts.
  • 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 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 133 6254 210.00
1 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 133 6254 210.00
2 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 1984.5 111 5492 184.41
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 194 9674 250.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 194 9674 250.00
2 DPMD Jayawardena SL 1997 2014 2005.5 179 9399 242.89
3 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 165 9355 241.76
4 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 2004 160 7370 190.46
5 Younis Khan PAK 2000 2017 2008.5 133 6926 178.98
6 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 2007 114 6256 161.67
7 ST Jayasuriya SL 1991 2007 1999 124 5188 134.07
8 Inzamam-ul-Haq PAK 1992 2007 1999.5 108 5104 131.90
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AD Mathews SL 2009 2022 2015.5 134 5207 200.00
1 AD Mathews SL 2009 2022 2015.5 134 5207 200.00
2 Azhar Ali PAK 2010 2022 2016 90 4301 165.20
3 V Kohli IND 2011 2022 2016.5 82 4255 163.43
4 CA Pujara IND 2010 2022 2016 80 4153 159.52
5 RG Sharma IND 2013 2022 2017.5 37 1968 75.59
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:-

  • Openers, who face the new ball.
  • Lower order batsmen, whose averages are lower.
  • Batsmen who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Batsmen who have played in an era where the bowlers dominated, like the 1980s or late 2010s
  • Batsmen who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.
Top Teams (TT)

The R Ave Rating is divided into two parts:-

  • One is Overall which gives points for the overall R Ave.
  • The second part is Against Top Teams, which gives points for R Ave against 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.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams in the specific condition (Asia or outside Asia) or among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if he palyed against it in the specific condition and in the specific decade.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS RG Sharma 37 6 1968 7 63.48 35.39 62.78 200.00
1 RG Sharma 37 6 1968 7 63.48 35.39 62.78 200.00
2 V Sehwag 114 5 6256 18 57.39 35.57 56.47 179.89
3 KC Sangakkara 165 13 9355 30 61.55 38.30 56.25 179.18
4 CA Pujara 80 7 4153 13 56.89 35.68 55.81 177.80
5 V Kohli 82 9 4255 15 58.29 36.76 55.49 176.78
6 Younis Khan 133 14 6926 27 58.20 37.31 54.59 173.92
7 Javed Miandad 111 15 5492 14 57.21 36.80 54.40 173.31
8 Inzamam-ul-Haq 108 15 5104 15 54.88 36.32 52.89 168.48
9 SR Tendulkar 194 22 9674 33 56.24 37.32 52.75 168.03
10 SM Gavaskar 133 10 6254 19 50.85 34.39 51.74 164.84
11 DPMD Jayawardena 179 12 9399 28 56.28 38.20 51.56 164.26
12 Azhar Ali 90 7 4301 13 51.82 37.02 48.99 156.05
13 RS Dravid 160 16 7370 22 51.18 36.60 48.95 155.92
14 AD Mathews 134 20 5207 9 45.68 34.76 45.99 146.52
15 ST Jayasuriya 124 9 5188 11 45.11 35.20 44.86 142.90

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS RG Sharma 24 3 1319 5 62.81 35.39 62.12 200.00
1 RG Sharma 24 3 1319 5 62.81 35.39 62.12 200.00
2 V Sehwag 85 3 4772 15 58.20 35.57 57.26 184.36
3 V Kohli 59 8 2902 10 56.90 36.76 54.17 174.43
4 Younis Khan 102 9 5315 21 57.15 37.31 53.61 172.61
5 Javed Miandad 54 10 2470 8 56.14 36.80 53.38 171.89
6 CA Pujara 62 5 3057 10 53.63 35.68 52.62 169.41
7 Inzamam-ul-Haq 66 6 3262 10 54.37 36.32 52.39 168.69
8 KC Sangakkara 118 8 6266 18 56.96 38.30 52.06 167.62
9 SM Gavaskar 116 8 5395 16 49.95 34.39 50.84 163.69
10 DPMD Jayawardena 132 7 6798 21 54.38 38.20 49.82 160.42
11 ST Jayasuriya 88 5 3864 9 46.55 35.20 46.29 149.05
12 Azhar Ali 61 5 2692 10 48.07 37.02 45.44 146.32
13 AD Mathews 101 13 3924 7 44.59 34.76 44.90 144.58
14 SR Tendulkar 125 10 5389 15 46.86 37.32 43.95 141.50
15 RS Dravid 112 10 4458 10 43.71 36.60 41.80 134.58
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 DPMD Jayawardena 374 275 242 240 237 213* 203* 254.86 200.00
1 DPMD Jayawardena 374 275 242 240 237 213* 203* 254.86 200.00
2 V Sehwag 319 309 293 254 201* 201 173 250.00 196.19
3 KC Sangakkara 319 287 232 230 222* 221 219 247.14 193.95
4 Younis Khan 313 267 213 200* 199 194 177 223.29 175.22
5 V Kohli 254* 243 235 213 211 204 167 218.14 171.19
6 SR Tendulkar 248* 217 214 203 201* 194* 179 208.00 163.23
7 ST Jayasuriya 340 253 199 188 148 145 139 201.71 158.30
8 RS Dravid 270 222 200* 191 180 177 162 200.29 157.17
9 Javed Miandad 280* 211 206 203* 163 154* 145 194.57 152.69
10 Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 200* 184 177 142 138* 138 186.86 146.64
11 Azhar Ali 302* 226 185 157 157 136 134 185.29 145.40
12 SM Gavaskar 236* 205 182* 176 172 166 155 184.57 144.84
13 CA Pujara 206* 204 202 159 153 145* 143 173.14 135.87
14 RG Sharma 212 177 176 161 127 111* 102* 152.29 119.51
15 AD Mathews 199 157* 145* 122 111 110 110 136.29 106.95
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:-

  • 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.
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.

ATTACKING


Criteria: Points For R SR

RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS Shahid Afridi 1362 1643 82.90 47.65 86.99 150.00
1 V Sehwag 6256 7364 84.95 51.28 82.83 142.83
2 ST Jayasuriya 5188 7966 65.13 48.67 66.90 115.36
3 RG Sharma 1968 3012 65.34 51.36 63.61 109.68
4 V Kohli 4255 7169 59.35 51.68 57.42 99.01
5 Inzamam-ul-Haq 5104 9399 54.30 48.24 56.28 97.04
6 KC Sangakkara 9355 16962 55.15 50.37 54.75 94.40
7 SR Tendulkar 9663 17869 54.08 49.80 54.30 93.62
8 SM Gavaskar 4453 9572 46.52 43.51 53.46 92.19
9 Younis Khan 6926 12900 53.69 50.99 52.65 90.78
10 DPMD Jayawardena 9399 17878 52.57 50.42 52.14 89.90
11 CA Pujara 4153 8269 50.22 50.70 49.53 85.41
12 Javed Miandad 3934 8622 45.63 46.32 49.26 84.93
13 AD Mathews 5207 10829 48.08 50.47 47.63 82.13
14 RS Dravid 7370 16859 43.72 49.42 44.23 76.26
15 Azhar Ali 4301 10046 42.81 50.69 42.23 72.81
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. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite.

RATING


RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT BIP ATT FC RAT
1 KC Sangakkara 241.76 179.18 167.62 193.95 94.40 876.91
2 V Sehwag 161.67 179.89 184.36 196.19 142.83 864.95
3 DPMD Jayawardena 242.89 164.26 160.42 200.00 89.90 857.47
4 SR Tendulkar 250.00 168.03 141.50 163.23 93.62 816.39
5 Younis Khan 178.98 173.92 172.61 175.22 90.78 791.52
6 V Kohli 163.43 176.78 174.43 171.19 99.01 784.84
7 SM Gavaskar 210.00 164.84 163.69 144.84 92.19 775.55
8 Javed Miandad 184.41 173.31 171.89 152.69 84.93 767.24
9 CA Pujara 159.52 177.80 169.41 135.87 85.41 728.00
10 RS Dravid 190.46 155.92 134.58 157.17 76.26 714.40
11 Inzamam-ul-Haq 131.90 168.48 168.69 146.64 97.04 712.75
12 RG Sharma 75.59 200.00 200.00 119.51 109.68 704.77
13 ST Jayasuriya 134.07 142.90 149.05 158.30 115.36 699.68
14 Azhar Ali 165.20 156.05 146.32 145.40 72.81 685.79
15 AD Mathews 200.00 146.52 144.58 106.95 82.13 680.19

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 SA

TOP TEAMS OUTSIDE ASIA


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
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 SA NZ ENG WI IND


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