Top 15 Asian Test Batsmen Outside 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 Outside Asia

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

A O A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Asian batsmen in matches Outside 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 10
Min Runs (TS AVE) 1000
Min Runs (TS SR) 500
Min Average (TS SR) 30
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 81 3868 210.00
1 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 81 3868 210.00
2 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 1984.5 78 3340 181.33
3 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1969 1985 1977 61 2305 125.14
4 Asif Iqbal (PAK) PAK 1964 1980 1972 54 1977 107.33
5 Hanif Mohammad PAK 1952 1969 1960.5 40 1605 87.14
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 135 6247 250.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 135 6247 250.00
2 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 2004 126 5918 236.83
3 VVS Laxman IND 1996 2012 2004 108 4105 164.28
4 Inzamam-ul-Haq PAK 1992 2007 1999.5 92 3726 149.11
5 Younis Khan PAK 2000 2017 2008.5 80 3173 126.98
6 Mohammad Yousuf PAK 1998 2010 2004 69 3054 122.22
7 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 68 3045 121.86
8 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 2007 66 2330 93.24
9 MS Atapattu SL 1990 2007 1998.5 49 2040 81.64
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS V Kohli IND 2011 2022 2016.5 91 3819 210.00
1 V Kohli IND 2011 2022 2016.5 91 3819 210.00
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.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS RS Dravid 126 16 5918 14 53.80 33.89 55.56 300.00
1 RS Dravid 126 16 5918 14 53.80 33.89 55.56 300.00
2 SM Gavaskar 81 6 3868 15 51.57 32.94 54.81 295.93
3 SR Tendulkar 135 11 6247 18 50.38 34.13 51.67 278.99
4 MS Atapattu 49 5 2040 7 46.36 32.52 49.90 269.42
5 KC Sangakkara 68 4 3045 8 47.58 34.42 48.38 261.23
6 Javed Miandad 78 6 3340 9 46.39 34.03 47.71 257.64
7 Hanif Mohammad 40 2 1605 4 42.24 31.12 47.50 256.47
8 V Kohli 91 1 3819 12 42.43 31.60 46.99 253.76
9 Mohammad Yousuf 69 2 3054 8 45.58 34.29 46.53 251.23
10 Inzamam-ul-Haq 92 7 3726 10 43.84 33.90 45.25 244.36
11 VVS Laxman 108 11 4105 8 42.32 33.10 44.75 241.65
12 Asif Iqbal (PAK) 54 4 1977 8 39.54 32.22 42.96 231.96
13 Younis Khan 80 5 3173 7 42.31 34.80 42.55 229.75
14 Zaheer Abbas 61 1 2305 4 38.42 33.82 39.76 214.68
15 V Sehwag 66 1 2330 5 35.85 32.59 38.50 207.87
Ave HS

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 scores of the batsman in the specific condition. Average High Score (Ave HS) is simply the total runs in the 5 innings divided by 5.

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 5 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 AVE HS RAT
TS Javed Miandad 271 260 160* 153* 131 195.00 300.00
1 Javed Miandad 271 260 160* 153* 131 195.00 300.00
2 KC Sangakkara 270 203 192 156* 147 193.60 297.85
3 MS Atapattu 249 216* 185 170 133 190.60 293.23
4 SR Tendulkar 241* 193 177 169 160 188.00 289.23
5 RS Dravid 233 217 190 148 148 187.20 288.00
6 SM Gavaskar 221 220 172 166* 156 187.00 287.69
7 Younis Khan 218 200* 175* 173 149* 183.00 281.54
8 Mohammad Yousuf 203 202 192 159 128 176.80 272.00
9 Zaheer Abbas 274 240 135 101 90 168.00 258.46
10 Hanif Mohammad 337 187* 104 100* 93 164.20 252.62
11 V Kohli 200 169 153 149 147 163.60 251.69
12 VVS Laxman 178 167 148 140 130 152.60 234.77
13 Asif Iqbal (PAK) 175 152* 146 135 134* 148.40 228.31
14 V Sehwag 195 180 151 106 105 147.40 226.77
15 Inzamam-ul-Haq 148 135* 135 130 123 134.20 206.46
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 SM Patil 688 992 69.35 44.69 77.59 150.00
1 V Sehwag 2330 3077 75.72 51.18 73.97 143.01
2 Zaheer Abbas 1955 3694 52.92 43.42 60.95 117.83
3 Asif Iqbal (PAK) 1145 2420 47.31 41.32 57.25 110.68
4 Inzamam-ul-Haq 3726 6953 53.59 48.05 55.76 107.80
5 SR Tendulkar 6247 11562 54.03 49.20 54.91 106.15
6 Mohammad Yousuf 3054 5969 51.16 49.59 51.59 99.74
7 V Kohli 3819 7330 52.10 50.55 51.53 99.62
8 Javed Miandad 3040 6619 45.93 45.00 51.04 98.67
9 KC Sangakkara 3045 5920 51.44 50.69 50.73 98.08
10 VVS Laxman 4105 8340 49.22 49.32 49.90 96.46
11 Younis Khan 3173 6455 49.16 50.98 48.21 93.20
12 SM Gavaskar 2356 5755 40.94 42.66 47.98 92.75
13 MS Atapattu 2040 4549 44.85 48.32 46.41 89.71
14 Hanif Mohammad 425 1204 35.30 39.16 45.07 87.13
15 RS Dravid 5918 14404 41.09 48.93 41.98 81.17
UC Rating

The A O A (UC) 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 BIP ATT UC RAT
1 SR Tendulkar 250.00 278.99 289.23 106.15 924.37
2 RS Dravid 236.83 300.00 288.00 81.17 906.00
3 SM Gavaskar 210.00 295.93 287.69 92.75 886.38
4 Javed Miandad 181.33 257.64 300.00 98.67 837.64
5 V Kohli 210.00 253.76 251.69 99.62 815.07
6 KC Sangakkara 121.86 261.23 297.85 98.08 779.02
7 Mohammad Yousuf 122.22 251.23 272.00 99.74 745.19
8 VVS Laxman 164.28 241.65 234.77 96.46 737.16
9 MS Atapattu 81.64 269.42 293.23 89.71 734.01
10 Younis Khan 126.98 229.75 281.54 93.20 731.47
11 Zaheer Abbas 125.14 214.68 258.46 117.83 716.11
12 Inzamam-ul-Haq 149.11 244.36 206.46 107.80 707.73
13 Hanif Mohammad 87.14 256.47 252.62 87.13 683.36
14 Asif Iqbal (PAK) 107.33 231.96 228.31 110.68 678.28
15 V Sehwag 93.24 207.87 226.77 143.01 670.90

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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