Top 15 Non 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 Non Asian batsmen in matches In Asia

*Note: All Test 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.

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 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 39 1799 220.00
1 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 39 1799 220.00
2 CH Lloyd WI 1966 1984 1975 31 1629 199.21
3 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 1982.5 38 1510 184.66
4 AI Kallicharran WI 1972 1980 1976 28 1323 161.79
5 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 1964 18 1059 129.51
6 RB Kanhai WI 1957 1974 1965.5 17 1039 127.06
7 KF Barrington ENG 1955 1968 1961.5 13 903 110.43
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AN Cook ENG 2006 2018 2012 55 2710 250.00
1 AN Cook ENG 2006 2018 2012 55 2710 250.00
2 JH Kallis SA 1995 2013 2004 44 2058 189.85
3 AB de Villiers SA 2004 2018 2011 36 1746 161.07
4 GC Smith SA 2002 2014 2008 35 1728 159.41
5 A Flower ZIM 1992 2002 1997 38 1614 148.89
6 SP Fleming NZ 1994 2008 2001 29 1571 144.93
7 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 1998 26 1530 141.14
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2022 2017 40 1992 220.00
1 JE Root ENG 2012 2022 2017 40 1992 220.00
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 GS Sobers 18 4 1059 3 75.64 32.74 80.88 300.00
1 KF Barrington 13 3 903 4 90.30 35.77 88.37 300.00
2 GS Sobers 18 4 1059 3 75.64 32.74 80.88 300.00
3 SP Fleming 29 5 1571 3 65.46 33.99 67.40 250.02
4 CH Lloyd 31 5 1629 4 62.65 32.66 67.14 249.04
5 BC Lara 26 0 1530 5 58.85 32.25 63.87 236.90
6 RB Kanhai 17 0 1039 2 61.12 34.13 62.68 232.49
7 AI Kallicharran 28 4 1323 3 55.13 32.09 60.13 223.06
8 AR Border 39 6 1799 6 54.52 32.51 58.70 217.73
9 JE Root 40 2 1992 5 52.42 31.43 58.38 216.57
10 A Flower 38 8 1614 5 53.80 32.64 57.69 214.01
11 AN Cook 55 4 2710 9 53.14 32.61 57.03 211.54
12 AB de Villiers 36 4 1746 3 54.56 34.16 55.90 207.37
13 JH Kallis 44 7 2058 8 55.62 34.98 55.65 206.44
14 GC Smith 35 0 1728 4 49.37 34.87 49.56 183.84
15 IVA Richards 38 4 1510 4 44.41 32.88 47.27 175.36
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 AN Cook 263 190 176 173 130 186.40 300.00
1 AN Cook 263 190 176 173 130 186.40 300.00
2 JE Root 228 218 186 124 124 176.00 283.26
3 BC Lara 221 216 178 130 122 173.40 279.08
4 AB de Villiers 278* 217* 164 95 90 168.80 271.67
5 SP Fleming 274* 202 174* 92* 78 164.00 263.95
6 GC Smith 234 232 133 100 74 154.60 248.82
7 CH Lloyd 242* 163 161* 103 83 150.40 242.06
8 A Flower 232* 183* 115 114* 105* 149.80 241.09
9 RB Kanhai 256 217 99 90 77 147.80 237.88
10 JH Kallis 173 155 135* 132 121 143.20 230.47
11 AR Border 162 153 150* 113* 106 136.80 220.17
12 KF Barrington 172 151* 139 113* 84 131.80 212.12
13 AI Kallicharran 187 124 115 98 98 124.40 200.21
14 IVA Richards 192* 120* 120 109* 75 123.20 198.28
15 GS Sobers 198 142* 106* 95 74* 123.00 197.96
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 IVA Richards 901 1346 66.94 43.56 76.83 150.00
1 IVA Richards 901 1346 66.94 43.56 76.83 150.00
2 CH Lloyd 633 1019 62.12 42.37 73.31 143.13
3 AI Kallicharran 365 694 52.59 41.76 62.97 122.94
4 BC Lara 1530 2696 56.75 46.75 60.69 118.49
5 JE Root 1992 3537 56.32 48.75 57.77 112.78
6 GC Smith 1728 3027 57.09 49.84 57.27 111.80
7 AB de Villiers 1746 3158 55.29 49.43 55.92 109.17
8 AR Border 1767 3993 44.25 43.14 51.28 100.12
9 RB Kanhai 0 0 40.00 37.07 50.00 97.61
10 GS Sobers 0 3 0.00 37.57 50.00 97.61
11 KF Barrington 0 0 40.00 39.78 50.00 97.61
12 SP Fleming 1571 3484 45.09 46.41 48.58 94.85
13 A Flower 1614 3648 44.24 45.96 48.13 93.97
14 AN Cook 2710 6053 44.77 49.04 45.65 89.12
15 JH Kallis 2058 4672 44.05 48.27 45.63 89.08
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. 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 AN Cook 250.00 211.54 300.00 89.12 850.66
2 CH Lloyd 199.21 249.04 242.06 143.13 833.44
3 JE Root 220.00 216.57 283.26 112.78 832.61
4 BC Lara 141.14 236.90 279.08 118.49 775.62
5 AR Border 220.00 217.73 220.17 100.12 758.02
6 SP Fleming 144.93 250.02 263.95 94.85 753.74
7 AB de Villiers 161.07 207.37 271.67 109.17 749.28
8 GS Sobers 129.51 300.00 197.96 97.61 725.08
9 KF Barrington 110.43 300.00 212.12 97.61 720.17
10 JH Kallis 189.85 206.44 230.47 89.08 715.85
11 IVA Richards 184.66 175.36 198.28 150.00 708.30
12 AI Kallicharran 161.79 223.06 200.21 122.94 708.00
13 GC Smith 159.41 183.84 248.82 111.80 703.87
14 A Flower 148.89 214.01 241.09 93.97 697.97
15 RB Kanhai 127.06 232.49 237.88 97.61 695.04

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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