To select the top 20 20 International (T20I) batsman of the decade, we kept a minimum criteria of scoring 1,500 runs in the period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019. We further narrowed the list by keeping a minimum average of 30.00 and a minimum strike rate of 125.00 in the period. It is to be noted that Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan fulfilled all the criteria but he was not included in the list as he mostly played against weak oppositions. Lastly, I would like to remind you that the stats in the article are not the career stats of the players but only their stats in the 2010s. Ten batsmen fulfilled all the above mentioned criteria and these now compete across 11 different disciplines for the title of Stat Sensei T20I Batsman of the Decade.
The 3 most important stats in which a player can earn a maximum of 200.0 points. The other batsmen are given points as a ratio of their performance to the top batsman.
Points given for number of runs scored in the period
Points given for average in the period
Points given for quick scoring ability, i.e. the strike rate
8 other criteria in which a player can earn a maximum of 100.0 points. The other batsmen are given points as a ratio of their performance to the top batsman. In criteria where both runs and strike rate are considered, points are calculated by the formula: Average X 3.5 + Strike Rate.
#1 Big Hitting Potential
Points given for six hitting ability. This is calculated by the balls taken to hit a six.
#2 Big Innings Consistency
Points given for average number of innings taken to score a 50 plus score.
#3 Big Innings Potential
Points given for the 10 highest scores in the period
#4 In Devastating Mood
Points given for the 5 quickest innings in terms of strike rate with a minimum criteria of 40 runs.
#5 In Top Form
Points given for most runs scored in a calendar year
#6 Against Top Opposition
Points given for average and strike rate against test teams which have a better than 1.0 Win Loss Ratio during the decade. These teams are India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and England
#7 In Victories
Points given for average and strike rate in innings in which their nation won the match
#8 At The Big Stage
Points given for average and strike rate in ICC tournaments, i.e. the T20 World Cup. As sample size is small, we have added another factor to the criteria; i.e. total runs scored. Points for runs are calculated by Runs/ Max Runs X 100.
The Final Rating
Total number of points in the 11 criteria reduced to per 1,000 points.