Top 15 Batsmen In ODI World Cups

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 batsmen in World Cup cricket

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

WORLD CUP Rating

This rating only includes stats of batsmen in World Cup cricket. 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 5
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 5
Min Runs (TS AVE SR) 750
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE SR) 500
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 30 1083 150.00
1 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 1983 21 1013 140.30
2 MD Crowe NZ 1982 1995 1988.5 21 880 121.88
3 DC Boon AUS 1984 1995 1989.5 16 815 112.88
4 AJ Lamb ENG 1982 1992 1987 17 656 90.86
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 2000.5 44 2278 200.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 2000.5 44 2278 200.00
2 RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 2003.5 42 1743 153.03
3 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 35 1532 134.50
4 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 2011.5 22 1207 105.97
5 TM Dilshan SL 1999 2016 2007.5 25 1112 97.63
6 A Symonds AUS 1999 2009 2004 13 515 45.22
7 L Klusener SA 1996 2004 2000 11 372 32.66
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 2014 29 1146 150.00
1 DA Warner AUS 2009 2022 2015.5 18 992 129.84
2 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 2014.5 17 978 128.01
3 BA Stokes ENG 2011 2022 2016.5 10 465 60.86
4 JJ Roy ENG 2015 2022 2018.5 7 443 57.98
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 IVA Richards 21 5 1013 3 63.31 31.55 68.23 150.00
1 L Klusener 11 8 372 0 124.00 29.85 141.26 150.00
2 A Symonds 13 8 515 1 103.00 33.44 104.72 150.00
3 IVA Richards 21 5 1013 3 63.31 31.55 68.23 150.00
4 BA Stokes 10 3 465 0 66.43 33.49 67.44 148.27
5 RG Sharma 17 2 978 6 65.20 34.14 64.94 142.77
6 AB de Villiers 22 3 1207 4 63.53 35.74 60.43 132.86
7 DA Warner 18 2 992 4 62.00 35.01 60.21 132.37
8 JJ Roy 7 0 443 1 63.29 36.26 59.34 130.47
9 SR Tendulkar 44 4 2278 6 56.95 32.78 59.07 129.88
10 MD Crowe 21 5 880 1 55.00 31.97 58.49 128.59
11 DC Boon 16 1 815 2 54.33 32.11 57.53 126.49
12 KC Sangakkara 35 8 1532 5 56.74 34.32 56.21 123.59
13 AJ Lamb 17 4 656 1 50.46 30.99 55.37 121.73
14 TM Dilshan 25 4 1112 4 52.95 33.57 53.63 117.91
15 RT Ponting 42 4 1743 5 45.87 33.77 46.17 101.52

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS RG Sharma 11 1 815 6 81.50 34.14 81.17 150.00
1 L Klusener 11 8 372 0 124.00 29.85 141.26 150.00
2 A Symonds 11 7 441 1 110.25 33.44 112.09 150.00
3 RG Sharma 11 1 815 6 81.50 34.14 81.17 150.00
4 BA Stokes 8 2 453 0 75.50 33.49 76.65 141.64
5 IVA Richards 19 4 969 3 64.60 31.55 69.61 128.64
6 JJ Roy 7 0 443 1 63.29 36.26 59.34 109.66
7 DC Boon 13 1 672 2 56.00 32.11 59.30 109.57
8 AJ Lamb 16 4 639 1 53.25 30.99 58.43 107.96
9 KC Sangakkara 26 5 1125 4 53.57 34.32 53.07 98.07
10 SR Tendulkar 33 1 1592 3 49.75 32.78 51.61 95.36
11 MD Crowe 18 4 676 1 48.29 31.97 51.35 94.89
12 TM Dilshan 19 4 758 2 50.53 33.57 51.18 94.57
13 RT Ponting 32 3 1444 4 49.79 33.77 50.13 92.63
14 AB de Villiers 12 1 579 1 52.64 35.74 50.07 92.53
15 DA Warner 14 0 701 3 50.07 35.01 48.62 89.85
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 AB de Villiers 1207 1029 117.30 83.86 109.10 150.00
1 L Klusener 372 307 121.17 75.42 125.32 150.00
2 AB de Villiers 1207 1029 117.30 83.86 109.10 150.00
3 JJ Roy 443 384 115.36 88.76 101.38 139.39
4 IVA Richards 1013 1187 85.34 70.07 95.00 130.62
5 AJ Lamb 656 783 83.78 69.86 93.54 128.61
6 MD Crowe 880 1054 83.49 69.71 93.42 128.45
7 A Symonds 515 552 93.30 79.60 91.43 125.70
8 SR Tendulkar 2278 2560 88.98 75.97 91.36 125.61
9 RG Sharma 978 1019 95.98 84.24 88.87 122.19
10 DA Warner 992 1011 98.12 87.01 87.96 120.93
11 TM Dilshan 1112 1196 92.98 83.21 87.15 119.83
12 DC Boon 815 1112 73.29 68.56 83.38 114.64
13 KC Sangakkara 1532 1770 86.55 81.20 83.14 114.31
14 BA Stokes 465 499 93.19 87.67 82.91 114.00
15 RT Ponting 1743 2180 79.95 78.17 79.78 109.69

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS V Sehwag 653 639 102.19 79.13 100.74 150.00
1 L Klusener 372 307 121.17 75.42 125.32 150.00
2 JJ Roy 443 384 115.36 88.76 101.38 150.00
3 AB de Villiers 579 544 106.43 83.86 98.99 147.40
4 IVA Richards 969 1130 85.75 70.07 95.46 142.14
5 AJ Lamb 639 757 84.41 69.86 94.25 140.34
6 RG Sharma 815 826 98.67 84.24 91.36 136.05
7 A Symonds 441 480 91.88 79.60 90.03 134.06
8 MD Crowe 676 865 78.15 69.71 87.45 130.21
9 SR Tendulkar 1592 1872 85.04 75.97 87.31 130.01
10 DC Boon 672 912 73.68 68.56 83.82 124.82
11 DA Warner 701 750 93.47 87.01 83.79 124.76
12 BA Stokes 453 487 93.02 87.67 82.76 123.24
13 TM Dilshan 758 861 88.04 83.21 82.52 122.88
14 RT Ponting 1444 1816 79.52 78.17 79.35 118.15
15 KC Sangakkara 1125 1393 80.76 81.20 77.57 115.51
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 IVA Richards 181 138* 119 95* 80* 122.60 100.00
1 IVA Richards 181 138* 119 95* 80* 122.60 100.00
2 RG Sharma 140 137 122* 104 103 121.20 98.86
3 SR Tendulkar 137 120 111 98 97 112.60 91.84
4 RT Ponting 140* 114 104 102 91 110.20 89.89
5 KC Sangakkara 117* 111 105* 104 73* 102.00 83.20
6 DA Warner 166 122 107 56 53 100.80 82.22
7 TM Dilshan 161* 108* 73 62 58 92.40 75.37
8 MD Crowe 100* 97 91 81* 73* 88.40 72.10
9 AB de Villiers 146 92 77 65* 52 86.40 70.47
10 DC Boon 100 100 87 75 65 85.40 69.66
11 BA Stokes 89 89 84* 82* 79 84.60 69.00
12 JJ Roy 153 85 66 60 54 83.60 68.19
13 A Symonds 143* 91* 63* 33* 28* 71.60 58.40
14 AJ Lamb 102 76 67* 53 48* 69.20 56.44
15 L Klusener 57 52* 52* 48* 46* 51.00 41.60
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 BB McCullum 77/25 59/26 50/24 65/49 152.83 100.00
1 IVA Richards 181/124 51/52 51/53 67/75 138/157 117.84 77.10
2 AB de Villiers 65/45 52/39 77/58 92/70 146/130 117.49 76.87
3 SR Tendulkar 98/75 111/101 90/84 120/115 137/137 111.49 72.95
4 MD Crowe 58/47 91/83 81/81 73/81 97/119 108.90 71.26
5 KC Sangakkara 105/76 117/86 54/52 104/107 111/128 105.04 68.73
6 JJ Roy 85/65 153/121 66/57 54/53 60/61 102.89 67.33
7 RT Ponting 140/121 114/109 91/91 66/70 102/112 101.77 66.59
8 RG Sharma 140/113 104/92 103/94 137/126 102/109 101.61 66.49
9 AJ Lamb 76/58 53/51 102/105 67/71 93.40 61.11
10 DC Boon 62/59 87/90 100/131 65/92 100/147 90.75 59.38
11 TM Dilshan 161/146 62/60 108/115 73/93 58/76 88.38 57.83
12 DA Warner 166/147 122/117 107/111 53/61 56/84 86.88 56.85
13 BA Stokes 79/54 89/79 82/89 84/98 89/115 86.52 56.61
14 L Klusener 57/48 52/45 52/58 66.16 43.29
15 A Symonds 143/125 63/71 91/118 55.61 36.39
WC Rating

The WORLD CUP (WC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RATING


RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT ATT A TT BIP QIP WC RAT
1 IVA Richards 140.30 150.00 128.64 130.62 142.14 100.00 77.10 868.81
2 SR Tendulkar 200.00 129.88 95.36 125.61 130.01 91.84 72.95 845.66
3 RG Sharma 128.01 142.77 150.00 122.19 136.05 98.86 66.49 844.37
4 AB de Villiers 105.97 132.86 92.53 150.00 147.40 70.47 76.87 776.11
5 MD Crowe 121.88 128.59 94.89 128.45 130.21 72.10 71.26 747.39
6 KC Sangakkara 134.50 123.59 98.07 114.31 115.51 83.20 68.73 737.91
7 DA Warner 129.84 132.37 89.85 120.93 124.76 82.22 56.85 736.82
8 RT Ponting 153.03 101.52 92.63 109.69 118.15 89.89 66.59 731.49
9 JJ Roy 57.98 130.47 109.66 139.39 150.00 68.19 67.33 723.02
10 L Klusener 32.66 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 41.60 43.29 717.55
11 DC Boon 112.88 126.49 109.57 114.64 124.82 69.66 59.38 717.43
12 BA Stokes 60.86 148.27 141.64 114.00 123.24 69.00 56.61 713.62
13 AJ Lamb 90.86 121.73 107.96 128.61 140.34 56.44 61.11 707.06
14 A Symonds 45.22 150.00 150.00 125.70 134.06 58.40 36.39 699.77
15 TM Dilshan 97.63 117.91 94.57 119.83 122.88 75.37 57.83 686.01

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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