Top 25 ODI Batsmen In Top Form Away From Home

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 25 batsmen in their Top Form Away From Home

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

TOP FORM – AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of batsmen in their Top Form Away From Home. 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 Form is calculated by taking the best 40 consecutive innings of a batsman such that his overall points are maximum.

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 INNS RUNS RAT
TS IVA Richards WI 1983-06-15 1985-11-29 40 2113 180.00
1 IVA Richards WI 1983-06-15 1985-11-29 40 2113 180.00
2 CG Greenidge WI 1983-10-13 1988-10-21 40 1890 161.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AB de Villiers SA 2013-11-11 2017-05-24 40 2262 190.00
1 AB de Villiers SA 2013-11-11 2017-05-24 40 2262 190.00
2 SR Tendulkar IND 1998-01-10 1999-09-04 40 2196 184.46
3 G Kirsten SA 1995-02-18 1998-01-23 40 2144 180.09
4 CH Gayle WI 2001-12-16 2004-09-15 40 2103 176.64
5 ML Hayden AUS 2004-05-25 2007-10-11 40 2025 170.09
6 KC Sangakkara SL 2013-06-09 2015-03-11 40 2018 169.50
7 BC Lara WI 1993-12-01 1997-11-03 40 1941 163.04
8 V Sehwag IND 2007-03-19 2011-02-19 40 1931 162.20
9 SR Watson AUS 2009-10-02 2012-03-25 40 1890 158.75
10 MS Dhoni IND 2007-09-08 2010-01-07 40 1877 157.66
11 KP Pietersen ENG 2004-11-28 2008-02-20 40 1833 153.97
12 TM Dilshan SL 2007-04-28 2010-11-05 40 1761 147.92
13 MG Bevan AUS 1996-03-17 1999-04-18 40 1717 144.22
14 RT Ponting AUS 1999-10-21 2003-05-24 40 1714 143.97
15 A Symonds AUS 2004-09-16 2007-10-14 40 1579 132.63
16 ST Jayasuriya SL 1996-01-18 1998-04-15 40 1571 131.96
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP INNS RUNS RAT
TS V Kohli IND 2016-01-12 2019-06-27 40 2579 200.00
1 V Kohli IND 2016-01-12 2019-06-27 40 2579 200.00
2 SD Hope WI 2018-03-19 2022-06-08 40 2407 186.66
3 RG Sharma IND 2016-01-12 2019-06-16 40 2361 183.09
4 HM Amla SA 2009-01-26 2014-07-09 40 2319 179.84
5 DA Warner AUS 2015-02-28 2020-01-14 40 2146 166.42
6 S Dhawan IND 2015-02-15 2018-09-18 40 2116 164.09
7 AD Mathews SL 2014-02-20 2017-12-13 40 1686 130.75
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 AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS V Kohli 40 10 2579 85.97 35.72 81.84 150.00
1 V Kohli 40 10 2579 85.97 35.72 81.84 150.00
2 MS Dhoni 40 13 1877 69.52 32.24 73.32 134.38
3 AB de Villiers 40 10 2262 75.40 35.74 71.73 131.46
4 RG Sharma 40 7 2361 71.55 34.12 71.29 130.67
5 IVA Richards 40 8 2113 66.03 31.55 71.16 130.42
6 MG Bevan 40 13 1717 63.59 32.06 67.44 123.60
7 SD Hope 40 7 2407 72.94 37.26 66.55 121.98
8 AD Mathews 40 14 1686 64.85 33.69 65.45 119.96
9 G Kirsten 40 5 2144 61.26 32.64 63.81 116.96
10 SR Tendulkar 40 4 2196 61.00 32.78 63.27 115.98
11 CG Greenidge 40 5 1890 54.00 30.70 59.81 109.62
12 DA Warner 40 5 2146 61.31 35.00 59.55 109.16
13 RT Ponting 40 11 1714 59.10 33.77 59.50 109.05
14 HM Amla 40 3 2319 62.68 36.05 59.11 108.34
15 CH Gayle 40 5 2103 60.09 34.74 58.80 107.78
16 BC Lara 40 5 1941 55.46 32.49 58.03 106.36
17 A Symonds 40 12 1579 56.39 33.44 57.34 105.09
18 KC Sangakkara 40 5 2018 57.66 34.32 57.12 104.70
19 KP Pietersen 40 8 1833 57.28 34.98 55.67 102.04
20 ML Hayden 40 3 2025 54.73 33.81 55.04 100.88
21 S Dhawan 40 2 2116 55.68 34.98 54.12 99.19
22 V Sehwag 40 2 1931 50.82 32.93 52.47 96.17
23 TM Dilshan 40 6 1761 51.79 33.57 52.46 96.14
24 SR Watson 40 3 1890 51.08 34.26 50.70 92.93
25 ST Jayasuriya 40 3 1571 42.46 33.13 43.58 79.87

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS AB de Villiers 30 9 1854 88.29 35.74 83.98 150.00
1 AB de Villiers 30 9 1854 88.29 35.74 83.98 150.00
2 V Kohli 33 8 2196 87.84 35.72 83.62 149.35
3 RG Sharma 39 7 2338 73.06 34.12 72.80 130.03
4 IVA Richards 40 8 2113 66.03 31.55 71.16 127.09
5 AD Mathews 34 13 1443 68.71 33.69 69.35 123.87
6 MS Dhoni 39 12 1768 65.48 32.24 69.06 123.35
7 MG Bevan 37 12 1610 64.40 32.06 68.29 121.98
8 SD Hope 28 4 1641 68.38 37.26 62.38 111.42
9 HM Amla 30 3 1729 64.04 36.05 60.39 107.87
10 CG Greenidge 40 5 1890 54.00 30.70 59.81 106.82
11 S Dhawan 30 2 1701 60.75 34.98 59.04 105.45
12 BC Lara 38 4 1890 55.59 32.49 58.16 103.89
13 ML Hayden 30 1 1673 57.69 33.81 58.02 103.62
14 DA Warner 35 3 1867 58.34 35.00 56.67 101.22
15 RT Ponting 35 8 1518 56.22 33.77 56.60 101.09
16 G Kirsten 35 3 1733 54.16 32.64 56.41 100.76
17 KP Pietersen 33 5 1610 57.50 34.98 55.89 99.82
18 KC Sangakkara 35 4 1704 54.97 34.32 54.46 97.26
19 SR Watson 31 3 1533 54.75 34.26 54.34 97.06
20 A Symonds 36 9 1419 52.56 33.44 53.43 95.44
21 CH Gayle 26 3 1242 54.00 34.74 52.85 94.39
22 V Sehwag 32 2 1524 50.80 32.93 52.45 93.68
23 SR Tendulkar 31 0 1506 48.58 32.78 50.39 90.00
24 TM Dilshan 34 4 1460 48.67 33.57 49.29 88.03
25 ST Jayasuriya 38 3 1510 43.14 33.13 44.28 79.09
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 V Sehwag 1931 1560 123.78 79.13 122.02 150.00
1 V Sehwag 1931 1560 123.78 79.13 122.02 150.00
2 ST Jayasuriya 1571 1409 111.50 77.20 112.66 138.49
3 AB de Villiers 2262 1899 119.12 83.86 110.79 136.19
4 IVA Richards 2113 2226 94.92 70.07 105.67 129.90
5 SR Tendulkar 2196 2217 99.05 75.97 101.70 125.02
6 A Symonds 1579 1600 98.69 79.60 96.71 118.89
7 TM Dilshan 1761 1751 100.57 83.21 94.27 115.89
8 S Dhawan 2116 2090 101.24 86.31 91.50 112.48
9 V Kohli 2579 2654 97.17 84.71 89.48 109.99
10 SR Watson 1890 1957 96.58 84.34 89.32 109.80
11 KC Sangakkara 2018 2184 92.40 81.20 88.75 109.11
12 BC Lara 1941 2331 83.27 74.23 87.49 107.56
13 DA Warner 2146 2202 97.46 86.91 87.46 107.52
14 RT Ponting 1714 1968 87.09 78.17 86.91 106.84
15 RG Sharma 2361 2558 92.30 84.22 85.48 105.09
16 KP Pietersen 1833 2060 88.98 81.52 85.14 104.67
17 HM Amla 2319 2488 93.21 86.11 84.43 103.79
18 MG Bevan 1717 2099 81.80 75.76 84.22 103.53
19 G Kirsten 2144 2664 80.48 74.81 83.91 103.15
20 ML Hayden 2025 2404 84.23 79.13 83.03 102.07
21 CG Greenidge 1890 2738 69.03 65.25 82.52 101.44
22 AD Mathews 1686 1884 89.49 86.26 80.92 99.48
23 CH Gayle 2103 2514 83.65 81.81 79.76 98.04
24 MS Dhoni 1877 2257 83.16 82.62 78.51 96.51
25 SD Hope 2407 2990 80.50 87.26 71.96 88.46

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS V Sehwag 1524 1262 120.76 79.13 119.04 150.00
1 V Sehwag 1524 1262 120.76 79.13 119.04 150.00
2 ST Jayasuriya 1510 1330 113.53 77.20 114.71 144.55
3 AB de Villiers 1854 1594 116.31 83.86 108.18 136.31
4 IVA Richards 2113 2226 94.92 70.07 105.67 133.15
5 A Symonds 1419 1423 99.72 79.60 97.72 123.13
6 SR Tendulkar 1506 1595 94.42 75.97 96.94 122.15
7 TM Dilshan 1460 1479 98.72 83.21 92.53 116.60
8 S Dhawan 1701 1667 102.04 86.31 92.22 116.20
9 SR Watson 1533 1552 98.78 84.34 91.35 115.11
10 V Kohli 2196 2247 97.73 84.71 89.99 113.39
11 RT Ponting 1518 1708 88.88 78.17 88.69 111.75
12 KC Sangakkara 1704 1856 91.81 81.20 88.19 111.12
13 DA Warner 1867 1915 97.49 86.91 87.50 110.25
14 BC Lara 1890 2289 82.57 74.23 86.76 109.32
15 KP Pietersen 1610 1788 90.04 81.52 86.16 108.57
16 RG Sharma 2338 2536 92.19 84.22 85.39 107.59
17 HM Amla 1729 1879 92.02 86.11 83.35 105.03
18 MG Bevan 1610 1990 80.90 75.76 83.30 104.96
19 CG Greenidge 1890 2738 69.03 65.25 82.52 103.98
20 ML Hayden 1673 2026 82.58 79.13 81.40 102.57
21 AD Mathews 1443 1618 89.18 86.26 80.64 101.62
22 G Kirsten 1733 2242 77.30 74.81 80.59 101.55
23 CH Gayle 1242 1493 83.19 81.81 79.31 99.94
24 MS Dhoni 1768 2161 81.81 82.62 77.24 97.32
25 SD Hope 1641 2026 81.00 87.26 72.40 91.23
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 DA Warner 173 166 128* 124 122 142.60 100.00
1 DA Warner 173 166 128* 124 122 142.60 100.00
2 RG Sharma 171* 140 137* 133 124* 141.00 98.88
3 IVA Richards 189* 149 119 106 103* 133.20 93.41
3 SR Tendulkar 143 141 134 128 120 133.20 93.41
5 ML Hayden 181* 158 114 103 101 131.40 92.15
6 V Kohli 160* 131 129* 117 112 129.80 91.02
7 V Sehwag 175 125* 119 116 110 129.00 90.46
8 TM Dilshan 160 137* 123 106 104 126.00 88.36
9 S Dhawan 137 132* 126 125 109 125.80 88.22
10 CH Gayle 152* 140 132* 103 101 125.60 88.08
11 SD Hope 146* 127 123* 115 109 124.00 86.96
12 KC Sangakkara 134* 128 117* 113* 112 120.80 84.71
13 ST Jayasuriya 151* 134* 134 96 82 119.40 83.73
14 SR Watson 185* 136* 105* 93 72 118.20 82.89
15 AB de Villiers 136* 119 115* 112 108 118.00 82.75
16 RT Ponting 140* 129 114 102 101 117.20 82.19
17 HM Amla 150 119* 109 101 97* 115.20 80.79
18 BC Lara 169 111 103* 102 90 115.00 80.65
19 CG Greenidge 133* 115 110* 104 102* 112.80 79.10
20 G Kirsten 118* 115* 106 105* 103 109.40 76.72
21 KP Pietersen 116 108* 104 100* 100 105.60 74.05
22 A Symonds 156 107* 89 87 76 103.00 72.23
23 AD Mathews 139* 111* 95 92* 75 102.40 71.81
24 MG Bevan 108* 103 101* 83 82 95.40 66.90
25 MS Dhoni 101* 95 94 88* 84* 92.40 64.80
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 ST Jayasuriya 76/28 134/65 82/44 96/67 55/40 183.45 100.00
1 ST Jayasuriya 76/28 134/65 82/44 96/67 55/40 183.45 100.00
2 IVA Richards 80/39 149/99 84/65 74/61 106/95 152.87 83.33
3 AB de Villiers 119/61 52/34 108/71 65/45 104/73 146.72 79.98
4 V Sehwag 125/74 60/36 54/36 77/56 116/90 145.84 79.50
5 SR Tendulkar 67/44 53/36 65/50 95/78 80/72 132.00 71.96
6 SR Watson 185/96 72/40 69/51 93/89 136/132 125.80 68.58
7 A Symonds 71/47 89/67 156/127 107/88 53/44 125.06 68.17
8 BC Lara 55/32 169/129 111/94 68/70 69/75 123.99 67.59
9 KC Sangakkara 105/76 117/86 81/66 103/84 128/115 120.12 65.48
10 V Kohli 131/96 129/96 96/78 81/68 77/65 117.44 64.02
11 KP Pietersen 100/69 56/39 64/56 108/96 100/91 116.68 63.60
12 RG Sharma 52/39 140/113 137/114 54/45 104/88 113.04 61.62
13 CG Greenidge 84/76 104/100 133/140 110/128 115/134 112.93 61.56
14 S Dhawan 132/90 78/56 76/63 126/113 68/65 112.09 61.10
15 ML Hayden 101/68 158/143 181/166 103/100 92/92 110.01 59.97
16 AD Mathews 56/39 67/54 139/116 52/45 75/68 109.24 59.55
17 TM Dilshan 160/124 64/54 106/92 123/113 62/59 109.22 59.54
18 MG Bevan 79/70 83/78 103/97 101/103 72/74 106.86 58.25
19 RT Ponting 140/121 114/109 70/68 129/126 70/71 105.43 57.47
20 DA Warner 173/136 98/79 128/112 166/147 117/107 105.35 57.43
21 HM Amla 62/47 150/124 77/71 65/62 101/102 101.52 55.34
22 CH Gayle 62/46 140/127 72/68 152/153 101/107 100.29 54.67
23 MS Dhoni 68/58 64/59 67/62 94/96 76/80 98.13 53.49
24 G Kirsten 84/81 118/127 64/70 106/116 103/113 97.68 53.25
25 SD Hope 74/64 146/144 127/134 123/134 78/85 87.32 47.60
TF AW Rating

The TOP FORM – AWAY (TF AW) 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 TF AW RAT
1 AB de Villiers 190.00 131.46 150.00 136.19 136.31 82.75 79.98 906.70
2 V Kohli 200.00 150.00 149.35 109.99 113.39 91.02 64.02 877.78
3 IVA Richards 180.00 130.42 127.09 129.90 133.15 93.41 83.33 877.29
4 V Sehwag 162.20 96.17 93.68 150.00 150.00 90.46 79.50 822.01
5 RG Sharma 183.09 130.67 130.03 105.09 107.59 98.88 61.62 816.98
6 SR Tendulkar 184.46 115.98 90.00 125.02 122.15 93.41 71.96 802.97
7 ST Jayasuriya 131.96 79.87 79.09 138.49 144.55 83.73 100.00 757.69
8 DA Warner 166.42 109.16 101.22 107.52 110.25 100.00 57.43 751.99
9 S Dhawan 164.09 99.19 105.45 112.48 116.20 88.22 61.10 746.74
10 KC Sangakkara 169.50 104.70 97.26 109.11 111.12 84.71 65.48 741.89
11 HM Amla 179.84 108.34 107.87 103.79 105.03 80.79 55.34 740.99
12 BC Lara 163.04 106.36 103.89 107.56 109.32 80.65 67.59 738.39
13 SD Hope 186.66 121.98 111.42 88.46 91.23 86.96 47.60 734.31
14 G Kirsten 180.09 116.96 100.76 103.15 101.55 76.72 53.25 732.47
15 ML Hayden 170.09 100.88 103.62 102.07 102.57 92.15 59.97 731.36
16 MS Dhoni 157.66 134.38 123.35 96.51 97.32 64.80 53.49 727.52
17 SR Watson 158.75 92.93 97.06 109.80 115.11 82.89 68.58 725.11
18 CG Greenidge 161.00 109.62 106.82 101.44 103.98 79.10 61.56 723.52
19 MG Bevan 144.22 123.60 121.98 103.53 104.96 66.90 58.25 723.45
20 CH Gayle 176.64 107.78 94.39 98.04 99.94 88.08 54.67 719.54
21 A Symonds 132.63 105.09 95.44 118.89 123.13 72.23 68.17 715.58
22 TM Dilshan 147.92 96.14 88.03 115.89 116.60 88.36 59.54 712.47
23 RT Ponting 143.97 109.05 101.09 106.84 111.75 82.19 57.47 712.36
24 AD Mathews 130.75 119.96 123.87 99.48 101.62 71.81 59.55 707.03
25 KP Pietersen 153.97 102.04 99.82 104.67 108.57 74.05 63.60 706.72

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 BAN NZ PAK IND AUS SA ENG SL


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