Top 15 Non 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 Non Asian batsmen in matches In Asia

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

NA IN A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Non 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 10
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 10
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 RB Richardson WI 1983 1996 1989.5 78 2589 180.00
1 RB Richardson WI 1983 1996 1989.5 78 2589 180.00
2 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 1983 43 1669 116.04
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 2003.5 86 3109 200.00
1 RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 2003.5 86 3109 200.00
2 BC Lara WI 1990 2007 1998.5 84 3070 197.49
3 CH Gayle WI 1999 2019 2009 60 2289 147.25
4 G Kirsten SA 1993 2003 1998 45 2265 145.71
5 CL Hooper WI 1987 2003 1995 71 2236 143.84
6 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 2011.5 46 2193 141.07
7 MG Bevan AUS 1994 2004 1999 59 2101 135.16
8 ME Waugh AUS 1988 2002 1995 50 1971 126.79
9 SR Watson AUS 2002 2015 2008.5 42 1786 114.89
10 WJ Cronje SA 1992 2000 1996 45 1785 114.83
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS LRPL Taylor NZ 2006 2022 2014 47 1823 160.00
1 SD Hope WI 2016 2022 2019 23 1428 125.33
2 GJ Maxwell AUS 2012 2022 2017 30 1080 94.79
3 GJ Bailey AUS 2012 2016 2014 18 914 80.22
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 G Kirsten 45 7 2265 5 59.61 32.89 61.61 150.00
1 SD Hope 23 6 1428 7 84.00 34.82 82.01 150.00
2 G Kirsten 45 7 2265 5 59.61 32.89 61.61 150.00
3 GJ Bailey 18 3 914 1 60.93 34.51 60.03 146.14
4 MG Bevan 59 19 2101 1 52.53 31.23 57.18 139.22
5 AB de Villiers 46 8 2193 10 57.71 35.98 54.53 132.76
6 WJ Cronje 45 8 1785 1 48.24 32.65 50.24 122.32
7 SR Watson 42 5 1786 3 48.27 34.05 48.20 117.34
8 IVA Richards 43 6 1669 3 45.11 32.92 46.59 113.42
9 ME Waugh 50 5 1971 5 43.80 32.16 46.30 112.72
10 CL Hooper 71 17 2236 5 41.41 31.62 44.53 108.40
11 BC Lara 84 7 3070 5 39.87 32.45 41.77 101.70
12 RB Richardson 78 11 2589 4 38.64 32.20 40.80 99.32
13 RT Ponting 86 8 3109 6 39.86 33.73 40.18 97.81
14 CH Gayle 60 3 2289 8 40.16 34.65 39.41 95.94
15 GJ Maxwell 30 2 1080 0 38.57 33.60 39.04 95.04

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS MG Bevan 55 18 1982 1 53.57 31.23 58.32 150.00
1 SD Hope 20 4 1199 6 74.94 34.82 73.17 150.00
2 GJ Bailey 17 3 891 1 63.64 34.51 62.70 150.00
3 MG Bevan 55 18 1982 1 53.57 31.23 58.32 150.00
4 G Kirsten 43 6 1994 4 53.89 32.89 55.71 143.28
5 AB de Villiers 39 6 1756 8 53.21 35.98 50.28 129.33
6 WJ Cronje 42 7 1683 1 48.09 32.65 50.08 128.81
7 SR Watson 39 5 1592 3 46.82 34.05 46.75 120.25
8 IVA Richards 43 6 1669 3 45.11 32.92 46.59 119.83
9 CL Hooper 69 17 2211 5 42.52 31.62 45.72 117.60
10 RB Richardson 75 11 2547 4 39.80 32.20 42.02 108.07
11 ME Waugh 45 4 1623 4 39.59 32.16 41.84 107.63
12 BC Lara 75 5 2711 3 38.73 32.45 40.58 104.37
13 GJ Maxwell 29 2 1078 0 39.93 33.60 40.41 103.93
14 RT Ponting 75 7 2720 5 40.00 33.73 40.32 103.70
15 CH Gayle 51 2 1814 7 37.02 34.65 36.33 93.44
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 IVA Richards 1669 1604 104.05 72.50 111.95 150.00
1 IVA Richards 1669 1604 104.05 72.50 111.95 150.00
2 GJ Maxwell 1080 861 125.44 87.44 111.89 149.92
3 AB de Villiers 2193 2215 99.01 84.01 91.92 123.16
4 BC Lara 3070 3648 84.16 74.13 88.55 118.64
5 CL Hooper 2236 2654 84.25 74.57 88.12 118.07
6 SR Watson 1786 1893 94.35 83.72 87.90 117.78
7 CH Gayle 2289 2577 88.82 81.18 85.34 114.35
8 ME Waugh 1971 2482 79.41 74.15 83.54 111.93
9 WJ Cronje 1785 2243 79.58 74.81 82.98 111.18
10 GJ Bailey 914 1020 89.61 85.00 82.23 110.17
11 MG Bevan 2101 2716 77.36 75.10 80.34 107.65
12 G Kirsten 2265 2912 77.78 75.74 80.10 107.32
13 RT Ponting 3109 4065 76.48 78.20 76.28 102.21
14 RB Richardson 2589 3976 65.12 70.56 71.98 96.44
15 SD Hope 1428 1811 78.85 87.10 70.61 94.61

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS IVA Richards 1669 1604 104.05 72.50 111.95 150.00
1 GJ Maxwell 1078 855 126.08 87.44 112.46 150.00
2 IVA Richards 1669 1604 104.05 72.50 111.95 150.00
3 AB de Villiers 1756 1788 98.21 84.01 91.18 122.17
4 CL Hooper 2211 2610 84.71 74.57 88.60 118.72
5 CH Gayle 1814 1986 91.34 81.18 87.76 117.59
6 SR Watson 1592 1694 93.98 83.72 87.56 117.31
7 BC Lara 2711 3328 81.46 74.13 85.71 114.84
8 ME Waugh 1623 2064 78.63 74.15 82.72 110.83
9 WJ Cronje 1683 2141 78.61 74.81 81.96 109.82
10 GJ Bailey 891 1004 88.75 85.00 81.43 109.11
11 MG Bevan 1982 2595 76.38 75.10 79.33 106.29
12 G Kirsten 1994 2655 75.10 75.74 77.34 103.63
13 RT Ponting 2720 3531 77.03 78.20 76.83 102.95
14 SD Hope 1199 1456 82.35 87.10 73.74 98.81
15 RB Richardson 2547 3910 65.14 70.56 72.01 96.48
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 SD Hope 146* 127 123* 115 108* 123.80 100.00
1 SD Hope 146* 127 123* 115 108* 123.80 100.00
2 CH Gayle 140 133* 122 113 103 122.20 98.71
2 BC Lara 169 153 111 89 89 122.20 98.71
4 IVA Richards 181 149 110* 83 80* 120.60 97.42
5 SR Watson 185* 116* 102 93 85* 116.20 93.86
6 ME Waugh 133* 126 121* 110 84 114.80 92.73
7 AB de Villiers 119 115* 114* 112 108 113.60 91.76
8 RB Richardson 122 110 109 106* 99* 109.20 88.21
9 CL Hooper 113* 112* 111 105 100* 108.20 87.40
10 RT Ponting 124* 108* 104 102 101 107.80 87.08
11 G Kirsten 115* 115 106 105* 93 106.80 86.27
12 GJ Bailey 156 98 92* 90* 85 104.20 84.17
13 WJ Cronje 100* 98* 94 90 79 92.20 74.47
14 MG Bevan 101* 87* 84* 83 79 86.80 70.11
15 GJ Maxwell 98 92 80* 76 71 83.40 67.37
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 5 Inns by SR

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 QI SR RAT
TS IVA Richards 80/39 66/39 149/99 181/124 110/77 166.79 100.00
1 IVA Richards 80/39 66/39 149/99 181/124 110/77 166.79 100.00
2 GJ Maxwell 60/22 70/33 53/32 80/51 56/38 161.67 96.93
3 AB de Villiers 119/61 102/59 108/71 104/73 52/39 148.61 89.10
4 SR Watson 185/96 72/40 69/51 59/53 50/46 141.70 84.96
5 BC Lara 60/43 169/129 111/94 60/53 88/80 128.69 77.15
6 CL Hooper 74/47 61/50 113/97 68/60 105/101 124.04 74.37
7 WJ Cronje 78/64 67/56 50/45 90/82 79/73 118.61 71.11
8 GJ Bailey 92/50 156/114 90/85 98/94 85/82 112.49 67.44
9 CH Gayle 62/46 58/46 52/46 140/127 113/106 110.06 65.99
10 MG Bevan 53/42 79/70 83/78 101/103 57/64 108.52 65.06
11 ME Waugh 110/112 133/138 74/79 126/135 121/132 99.55 59.68
12 RB Richardson 122/121 109/119 69/85 110/136 67/83 96.93 58.11
13 RT Ponting 108/103 54/53 124/129 101/109 102/112 96.39 57.79
14 G Kirsten 84/81 115/123 64/70 106/116 93/111 94.96 56.94
15 SD Hope 146/144 127/134 123/134 78/85 95/113 83.53 50.08
UC Rating

The NA IN A (UC) 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 UC RAT
1 IVA Richards 116.04 113.42 119.83 150.00 150.00 97.42 100.00 846.70
2 AB de Villiers 141.07 132.76 129.33 123.16 122.17 91.76 89.10 829.35
3 BC Lara 197.49 101.70 104.37 118.64 114.84 98.71 77.15 812.90
4 G Kirsten 145.71 150.00 143.28 107.32 103.63 86.27 56.94 793.15
5 MG Bevan 135.16 139.22 150.00 107.65 106.29 70.11 65.06 773.49
6 SD Hope 125.33 150.00 150.00 94.61 98.81 100.00 50.08 768.83
7 CL Hooper 143.84 108.40 117.60 118.07 118.72 87.40 74.37 768.40
8 SR Watson 114.89 117.34 120.25 117.78 117.31 93.86 84.96 766.39
9 GJ Maxwell 94.79 95.04 103.93 149.92 150.00 67.37 96.93 757.97
10 RT Ponting 200.00 97.81 103.70 102.21 102.95 87.08 57.79 751.53
11 GJ Bailey 80.22 146.14 150.00 110.17 109.11 84.17 67.44 747.25
12 CH Gayle 147.25 95.94 93.44 114.35 117.59 98.71 65.99 733.26
13 WJ Cronje 114.83 122.32 128.81 111.18 109.82 74.47 71.11 732.55
14 RB Richardson 180.00 99.32 108.07 96.44 96.48 88.21 58.11 726.64
15 ME Waugh 126.79 112.72 107.63 111.93 110.83 92.73 59.68 722.32

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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