Top 10 T20I Batsmen In World Cups


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Our Twenty Twenty International (T20I) ratings take into account all matches from the first T20I match on February 17, 2005 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 10 batsmen in World Cup cricket

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2023-01-08

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 T20I 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 matches of ICC World Cup 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 Virat Kohli has scored 5,000 runs, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Babar Azam, has scored 2,500 runs.
  • If the rating is out of 200, Kohli will get the full points (pts), that is 200.
  • The points of Babar are calculated as His Runs/Kohli’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) 200
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE SR) 200
Min Average (TS SR) 25

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS V Kohli IND 2010 2022 2016 25 1141 200.00
1 V Kohli IND 2010 2022 2016 25 1141 200.00
2 DPMD Jayawardena SL 2006 2014 2010 31 1016 178.09
3 CH Gayle WI 2006 2021 2013.5 31 965 169.15
4 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 2014.5 36 963 168.80
5 TM Dilshan SL 2006 2016 2011 34 897 157.23
6 JC Buttler ENG 2011 2022 2016.5 27 799 140.05
7 AB de Villiers SA 2006 2017 2011.5 29 717 125.68
8 KP Pietersen ENG 2005 2012 2008.5 15 580 101.67
9 J-P Duminy SA 2007 2019 2013 23 568 99.56
10 MEK Hussey AUS 2005 2012 2008.5 16 437 76.60
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 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 V Kohli 25 11 1141 0 81.50 30.97 71.05 150.00
1 V Kohli 25 11 1141 0 81.50 30.97 71.05 150.00
2 MEK Hussey 16 8 437 0 54.63 29.37 50.22 106.03
3 KP Pietersen 15 2 580 0 44.62 30.14 39.96 84.37
4 JC Buttler 27 8 799 1 42.05 30.14 37.67 79.54
5 J-P Duminy 23 9 568 0 40.57 29.60 37.01 78.13
6 DPMD Jayawardena 31 5 1016 1 39.08 30.22 34.91 73.70
7 CH Gayle 31 3 965 2 34.46 30.47 30.54 64.48
8 RG Sharma 36 8 963 0 34.39 30.54 30.41 64.19
9 TM Dilshan 34 5 897 0 30.93 30.04 27.80 58.68
10 AB de Villiers 29 5 717 0 29.88 29.93 26.95 56.90

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS V Kohli 21 8 987 0 75.92 30.97 66.19 150.00
1 V Kohli 21 8 987 0 75.92 30.97 66.19 150.00
2 MEK Hussey 14 8 412 0 68.67 29.37 63.13 143.08
3 JC Buttler 25 8 775 1 45.59 30.14 40.84 92.56
4 KP Pietersen 13 2 492 0 44.73 30.14 40.06 90.80
5 J-P Duminy 20 8 520 0 43.33 29.60 39.53 89.58
6 CH Gayle 29 3 961 2 36.96 30.47 32.76 74.23
7 DPMD Jayawardena 25 4 719 0 34.24 30.22 30.59 69.32
8 TM Dilshan 28 3 820 0 32.80 30.04 29.48 66.80
9 RG Sharma 29 7 719 0 32.68 30.54 28.89 65.48
10 AB de Villiers 26 3 603 0 26.22 29.93 23.65 53.61
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.
  • Lower Order batsmen who play in the last few overs are also at a slight disadvantage
  • 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 KP Pietersen 580 391 148.34 129.78 146.30 150.00
1 KP Pietersen 580 391 148.34 129.78 146.30 150.00
2 AB de Villiers 717 500 143.40 129.63 141.59 145.17
3 JC Buttler 799 553 144.48 131.81 140.31 143.86
4 CH Gayle 965 676 142.75 131.19 139.28 142.81
5 MEK Hussey 437 313 139.62 129.87 137.61 141.09
6 DPMD Jayawardena 1016 754 134.75 130.21 132.46 135.81
7 J-P Duminy 568 438 129.68 129.39 128.29 131.53
8 V Kohli 1141 869 131.30 131.65 127.66 130.89
9 RG Sharma 963 753 127.89 132.46 123.59 126.71
10 TM Dilshan 897 723 124.07 130.67 121.53 124.61

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS MP Stoinis 206 136 151.47 132.81 145.98 150.00
1 MEK Hussey 412 279 147.67 129.87 145.55 149.55
2 JC Buttler 775 521 148.75 131.81 144.45 148.43
3 KP Pietersen 492 336 146.43 129.78 144.42 148.39
4 CH Gayle 961 663 144.95 131.19 141.43 145.32
5 AB de Villiers 603 430 140.23 129.63 138.46 142.27
6 J-P Duminy 520 395 131.65 129.39 130.23 133.81
7 DPMD Jayawardena 719 552 130.25 130.21 128.04 131.57
8 V Kohli 987 754 130.90 131.65 127.27 130.77
9 TM Dilshan 820 658 124.62 130.67 122.08 125.44
10 RG Sharma 719 572 125.70 132.46 121.47 124.81
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 BATSMAN12345 AVE HS RAT
TS CH Gayle 117 100* 98 88 75* 95.60 100.00
1 CH Gayle 117 100* 98 88 75* 95.60 100.00
2 V Kohli 89* 82* 82* 78* 77 81.60 85.36
3 JC Buttler 101* 80* 73 71* 66* 78.20 81.80
4 TM Dilshan 96* 83* 76 74 55 76.80 80.33
5 DPMD Jayawardena 98* 89 81 65* 44 75.40 78.87
6 RG Sharma 79* 74 62* 56 55* 65.20 68.20
7 AB de Villiers 69* 64 63 53 47* 59.20 61.92
8 J-P Duminy 86* 54* 48 45* 44* 55.40 57.95
8 KP Pietersen 73* 58 53 47 46 55.40 57.95
10 MEK Hussey 60* 54* 47* 45* 39* 49.00 51.26
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.

QUICK INNINGS POTENTIAL


Criteria: Points For R SR In The Top 5 Inns by SR

RANK BATSMAN12345 R SR RAT
TS AB de Villiers 69/28 30/13 64/29 31/15 53/41 193.56 100.00
1 AB de Villiers 69/28 30/13 64/29 31/15 53/41 193.56 100.00
2 CH Gayle 30/14 100/48 117/57 75/41 88/50 190.50 98.42
3 JC Buttler 71/32 32/17 66/37 36/22 80/49 176.28 91.07
4 DPMD Jayawardena 35/18 98/56 89/51 44/26 81/51 168.87 87.24
5 KP Pietersen 46/27 39/23 31/19 42/26 53/33 162.58 83.99
6 J-P Duminy 86/43 54/28 39/25 39/30 48/38 160.45 82.89
7 MEK Hussey 60/24 47/29 39/26 37/25 45/37 159.38 82.34
8 V Kohli 89/47 72/44 82/51 82/53 55/37 159.25 82.27
9 RG Sharma 30/16 79/46 55/33 74/47 43/31 156.96 81.09
10 TM Dilshan 96/57 53/32 74/47 83/56 76/53 152.74 78.91
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 V Kohli 200.00 150.00 150.00 130.89 130.77 85.36 82.27 929.29
2 CH Gayle 169.15 64.48 74.23 142.81 145.32 100.00 98.42 794.40
3 JC Buttler 140.05 79.54 92.56 143.86 148.43 81.80 91.07 777.30
4 DPMD Jayawardena 178.09 73.70 69.32 135.81 131.57 78.87 87.24 754.60
5 MEK Hussey 76.60 106.03 143.08 141.09 149.55 51.26 82.34 749.95
6 KP Pietersen 101.67 84.37 90.80 150.00 148.39 57.95 83.99 717.17
7 RG Sharma 168.80 64.19 65.48 126.71 124.81 68.20 81.09 699.29
8 TM Dilshan 157.23 58.68 66.80 124.61 125.44 80.33 78.91 692.00
9 AB de Villiers 125.68 56.90 53.61 145.17 142.27 61.92 100.00 685.56
10 J-P Duminy 99.56 78.13 89.58 131.53 133.81 57.95 82.89 673.45

TOP TEAMS


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