Top 10 T20 International Batsmen of All Time

Overall Rating

Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier batsmen may change if current batsmen set new benchmarks. It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan. All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani batsmen are calculated accordingly. The Overall Rating is divided into three main sections:-

  • Primary Rating: Which gives points for runs; average; strike rate; and top scores by runs and strike rate.
  • Conditions Rating: Which gives points for performance of a batsman At Home, Away From Home, In Asia and Outside Asia
  • Secondary Rating: Which gives points for Top Form (Home and Away) and World Cups
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 20
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 20
Min Runs (TS AVE SR) 1000
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE SR) 1000
Min Average (TS SR) 25

PRIMARY CRITERIA

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS RUNS RAT
TS MJ Guptill NZ 2009 2022 117 3497 200.00
1 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 124 3487 199.43
2 V Kohli IND 2010 2022 91 3308 189.19
3 AJ Finch AUS 2011 2022 92 2855 163.28
4 Babar Azam PAK 2016 2022 69 2686 153.62
5 DA Warner AUS 2009 2022 91 2684 153.50
6 JC Buttler ENG 2011 2022 86 2227 127.37
7 BB McCullum NZ 2005 2015 70 2140 122.39
8 GJ Maxwell AUS 2012 2022 79 2017 115.36
9 J-P Duminy SA 2007 2019 75 1934 110.61
10 Mohammad Rizwan PAK 2015 2022 45 1662 95.05
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.
  • Earlier batsmen also have a slight advantage as runs scored by teams have increased.
  • 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 91 25 3308 0 50.12 26.26 49.63 150.00
1 V Kohli 91 25 3308 0 50.12 26.26 49.63 150.00
2 Mohammad Rizwan 45 12 1662 1 50.36 27.10 48.31 146.03
3 Babar Azam 69 10 2686 1 45.53 27.75 42.66 128.94
4 J-P Duminy 75 25 1934 0 38.68 25.03 40.19 121.47
5 BB McCullum 70 10 2140 2 35.67 25.78 35.97 108.71
6 AJ Finch 92 11 2855 2 35.25 26.77 34.24 103.49
7 JC Buttler 86 18 2227 1 32.75 25.15 33.86 102.33
8 DA Warner 91 11 2684 1 33.55 26.14 33.37 100.86
9 RG Sharma 124 16 3487 4 32.29 26.22 32.01 96.76
10 GJ Maxwell 79 13 2017 3 30.56 25.83 30.76 92.99

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS V Kohli 87 23 3271 0 51.11 26.26 50.60 150.00
1 V Kohli 87 23 3271 0 51.11 26.26 50.60 150.00
2 Mohammad Rizwan 35 7 1319 1 47.11 27.10 45.19 133.95
3 Babar Azam 58 10 2092 1 43.58 27.75 40.84 121.06
4 J-P Duminy 68 21 1716 0 36.51 25.03 37.93 112.44
5 JC Buttler 85 18 2221 1 33.15 25.15 34.27 101.58
6 BB McCullum 61 7 1826 2 33.81 25.78 34.10 101.08
7 DA Warner 90 11 2658 1 33.65 26.14 33.46 99.19
8 AJ Finch 89 11 2679 1 34.35 26.77 33.36 98.89
9 RG Sharma 114 14 3093 4 30.93 26.22 30.67 90.90
10 GJ Maxwell 76 12 1943 3 30.36 25.83 30.56 90.59
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.
  • Earlier batsmen have a slight advantage as Strike Rates have improved 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 C Munro 1724 1102 156.44 131.79 151.94 150.00
1 GJ Maxwell 2017 1315 153.38 129.61 151.48 149.54
2 AJ Finch 2855 1965 145.29 131.51 141.42 139.61
3 JC Buttler 2227 1562 142.57 130.05 140.33 138.53
4 DA Warner 2684 1905 140.89 129.05 139.74 137.95
5 RG Sharma 3487 2486 140.27 129.49 138.65 136.88
6 BB McCullum 2140 1571 136.22 126.86 137.44 135.68
7 V Kohli 3308 2403 137.66 128.55 137.07 135.32
8 J-P Duminy 1934 1532 126.24 125.98 128.26 126.62
9 Babar Azam 2686 2075 129.45 130.44 127.02 125.40
10 Mohammad Rizwan 1662 1290 128.84 129.84 127.01 125.39

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS GJ Maxwell 1943 1260 154.21 129.61 152.29 150.00
1 GJ Maxwell 1943 1260 154.21 129.61 152.29 150.00
2 JC Buttler 2221 1548 143.48 130.05 141.21 139.09
3 DA Warner 2658 1882 141.23 129.05 140.08 137.97
4 AJ Finch 2679 1878 142.65 131.51 138.85 136.76
5 RG Sharma 3093 2212 139.83 129.49 138.22 136.14
6 V Kohli 3271 2370 138.02 128.55 137.43 135.36
7 BB McCullum 1826 1358 134.46 126.86 135.67 133.62
8 Mohammad Rizwan 1319 1014 130.08 129.84 128.24 126.31
9 J-P Duminy 1716 1381 124.26 125.98 126.25 124.34
10 Babar Azam 2092 1633 128.11 130.44 125.71 123.82
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 RG Sharma 118 111* 106 100* 89 104.80 100.00
1 RG Sharma 118 111* 106 100* 89 104.80 100.00
2 GJ Maxwell 145* 113* 103* 75 74 102.00 97.33
3 AJ Finch 156 89 84 79* 74 96.40 91.98
4 Babar Azam 122 97* 90 85 79 94.60 90.27
4 BB McCullum 123 116* 91 74 69* 94.60 90.27
6 DA Warner 100* 90* 89* 89 77 89.00 84.92
7 V Kohli 94* 90* 89* 85 82* 88.00 83.97
8 Mohammad Rizwan 104* 89 87 79* 78 87.40 83.40
9 JC Buttler 101* 83* 77* 73* 71* 81.00 77.29
10 J-P Duminy 86* 78 69* 68* 67 73.60 70.23
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 QI SR RAT
TS C Munro 50/14 66/23 57/21 76/33 46/21 255.82 100.00
1 RG Sharma 118/43 62/28 40/19 71/34 33/16 228.77 89.43
2 AJ Finch 36/14 156/63 37/16 40/18 68/33 227.79 89.04
3 GJ Maxwell 66/29 70/31 74/33 145/65 62/28 221.41 86.55
4 DA Warner 40/16 59/24 67/29 89/43 77/40 216.64 84.68
5 JC Buttler 32/10 71/32 61/30 32/16 57/29 212.83 83.20
6 BB McCullum 35/15 123/58 56/27 116/56 74/38 210.11 82.13
7 J-P Duminy 34/14 86/43 68/34 33/17 54/28 205.44 80.31
8 V Kohli 70/29 38/20 72/38 89/47 94/50 196.44 76.79
9 Babar Azam 122/59 85/49 50/29 97/58 59/38 173.94 67.99
10 Mohammad Rizwan 87/45 104/64 73/47 63/41 89/59 160.20 62.62

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the Overall Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT ATT A TT BIP QIP RAT PRI PTS
1 V Kohli 189.19 150.00 150.00 135.32 135.36 83.97 76.79 920.63 460.32
2 RG Sharma 199.43 96.76 90.90 136.88 136.14 100.00 89.43 849.54 424.77
3 AJ Finch 163.28 103.49 98.89 139.61 136.76 91.98 89.04 823.06 411.53
4 Babar Azam 153.62 128.94 121.06 125.40 123.82 90.27 67.99 811.09 405.55
5 DA Warner 153.50 100.86 99.19 137.95 137.97 84.92 84.68 799.08 399.54
6 GJ Maxwell 115.36 92.99 90.59 149.54 150.00 97.33 86.55 782.36 391.18
7 BB McCullum 122.39 108.71 101.08 135.68 133.62 90.27 82.13 773.89 386.94
8 Mohammad Rizwan 95.05 146.03 133.95 125.39 126.31 83.40 62.62 772.74 386.37
9 JC Buttler 127.37 102.33 101.58 138.53 139.09 77.29 83.20 769.38 384.69
10 J-P Duminy 110.61 121.47 112.44 126.62 124.34 70.23 80.31 746.01 373.01

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the five criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Here are those conditions and their weightage. Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians. Familiar Conditions (FC) is the opposite. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 38 1420 56.80 150.11 885.95 221.49
2 Mohammad Rizwan 18 745 57.31 135.95 769.78 192.45
3 Babar Azam 38 1516 48.90 130.35 748.63 187.16
4 RG Sharma 48 1294 28.76 144.58 736.97 184.24
5 BB McCullum 23 787 43.72 144.14 736.26 184.07
6 DA Warner 23 767 45.12 148.36 731.29 182.82
7 JC Buttler 30 836 33.44 147.18 669.71 167.43
8 GJ Maxwell 24 647 32.35 151.17 649.13 162.28
9 AJ Finch 35 927 31.97 138.15 635.10 158.77
10 J-P Duminy 32 707 30.74 131.66 578.37 144.59

Away From Home

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AJ Finch 57 1928 37.08 149.00 850.49 850.49
2 V Kohli 53 1888 46.05 129.58 845.81 845.81
3 RG Sharma 76 2193 34.81 137.84 819.63 819.63
4 J-P Duminy 43 1227 45.44 123.32 807.72 807.72
5 GJ Maxwell 55 1370 29.78 154.45 788.27 788.27
6 DA Warner 68 1917 30.43 138.11 777.37 777.37
7 JC Buttler 56 1391 32.35 139.94 760.24 760.24
8 Babar Azam 31 1170 41.79 128.29 757.72 757.72
9 BB McCullum 47 1353 32.21 132.00 718.69 718.69
10 Mohammad Rizwan 27 917 45.85 123.58 699.60 699.60

FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS


Familiar Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AJ Finch 65 2178 39.60 152.20 894.79 223.70
2 DA Warner 57 1708 34.16 142.93 809.75 202.44
3 BB McCullum 55 1627 35.37 133.80 779.27 194.82
4 JC Buttler 50 1353 32.21 142.27 754.68 188.67
5 GJ Maxwell 47 1106 27.65 151.09 714.03 178.51
6 J-P Duminy 54 1240 32.63 126.27 698.43 174.61

Asians In Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 58 2295 60.39 138.92 974.48 243.62
2 RG Sharma 75 2074 30.06 139.66 819.33 204.83
3 Mohammad Rizwan 22 852 50.12 128.12 753.72 188.43
4 Babar Azam 41 1543 45.38 128.26 741.87 185.47

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 J-P Duminy 21 694 57.83 126.18 772.61 772.61
2 GJ Maxwell 32 911 35.04 156.26 765.86 765.86
3 JC Buttler 36 874 33.62 143.04 704.01 704.01
4 DA Warner 34 976 32.53 137.46 672.54 672.54
5 BB McCullum 15 513 36.64 144.51 657.80 657.80
6 AJ Finch 27 677 26.04 126.78 584.75 584.75

Asians Outside Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RG Sharma 49 1413 36.23 141.16 893.09 893.09
2 Babar Azam 28 1143 45.72 131.08 884.87 884.87
3 V Kohli 33 1013 36.18 134.89 811.26 811.26
4 Mohammad Rizwan 23 810 50.63 129.60 798.67 798.67

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 V Kohli 845.81 885.95 811.26 974.48 2,122.18 212.22
2 RG Sharma 819.63 736.97 893.09 819.33 2,101.79 210.18
3 Babar Azam 757.72 748.63 884.87 741.87 2,015.21 201.52
4 J-P Duminy 807.72 578.37 772.61 698.43 1,899.53 189.95
5 GJ Maxwell 788.27 649.13 765.86 714.03 1,894.92 189.49
6 Mohammad Rizwan 699.60 769.78 798.67 753.72 1,879.15 187.91
7 DA Warner 777.37 731.29 672.54 809.75 1,835.17 183.52
8 JC Buttler 760.24 669.71 704.01 754.68 1,820.35 182.03
9 AJ Finch 850.49 635.10 584.75 894.79 1,817.71 181.77
10 BB McCullum 718.69 736.26 657.80 779.27 1,755.37 175.54

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And World Cup

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 20 consecutive innings of a batsmen such that his overall points are maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. World Cup Rating gives points for performances in World Cups. To see how the ratings were calculated, click on the Rating. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • WORLD CUP – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 20 818 81.80 159.14 925.25 462.62
2 Mohammad Rizwan 18 745 57.31 135.95 770.63 385.32
3 BB McCullum 20 730 48.67 145.71 768.82 384.41
4 RG Sharma 20 732 38.53 164.13 765.78 382.89
5 DA Warner 20 697 43.56 149.25 732.94 366.47
6 JC Buttler 20 709 44.31 147.71 725.87 362.94
7 Babar Azam 20 813 50.81 129.87 714.14 357.07
8 GJ Maxwell 20 603 35.47 150.75 663.64 331.82
9 AJ Finch 20 641 40.06 147.02 662.30 331.15
10 J-P Duminy 20 498 38.31 133.87 585.10 292.55

TOP FORM AWAY


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 20 980 81.67 135.73 880.60 880.60
2 AJ Finch 20 813 47.82 164.91 802.00 802.00
3 GJ Maxwell 20 717 44.81 174.88 783.48 783.48
4 Babar Azam 20 907 50.39 137.42 760.19 760.19
5 J-P Duminy 20 675 56.25 124.31 717.85 717.85
6 Mohammad Rizwan 20 818 54.53 126.43 693.05 693.05
7 BB McCullum 20 746 41.44 148.31 687.74 687.74
8 JC Buttler 20 645 43.00 144.62 686.95 686.95
9 RG Sharma 20 757 42.06 140.19 686.95 686.95
10 DA Warner 20 724 42.59 141.96 686.92 686.92

WORLD CUP


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 19 845 76.82 129.60 879.95 879.95
2 JC Buttler 21 574 41.00 144.58 717.22 717.22
3 RG Sharma 30 847 38.50 131.52 694.76 694.76
4 J-P Duminy 23 568 40.57 129.68 682.99 682.99
5 DA Warner 30 762 27.21 135.11 672.08 672.08
6 BB McCullum 25 637 28.95 128.43 626.86 626.86
7 GJ Maxwell 17 328 25.23 143.23 554.34 554.34
8 AJ Finch 13 351 27.00 122.30 530.44 530.44
9 Babar Azam 6 303 60.60 126.25 500.00 500.00
9 Mohammad Rizwan 6 281 70.25 127.73 500.00 500.00

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW WC TOT SEC RAT
1 V Kohli 925.25 440.30 879.95 2,223.18 222.32
2 JC Buttler 725.87 343.47 717.22 1,767.10 176.71
3 RG Sharma 765.78 343.47 694.76 1,764.59 176.46
4 DA Warner 732.94 343.46 672.08 1,725.47 172.55
5 BB McCullum 768.82 343.87 626.86 1,699.01 169.90
6 J-P Duminy 585.10 358.93 682.99 1,693.40 169.34
7 GJ Maxwell 663.64 391.74 554.34 1,669.64 166.96
8 AJ Finch 662.30 401.00 530.44 1,663.58 166.36
9 Babar Azam 714.14 380.10 500.00 1,617.26 161.73
10 Mohammad Rizwan 770.63 346.52 500.00 1,578.36 157.84

FINAL RATING

Final Rating

The Final Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 V Kohli IND 460.32 212.22 222.32 894.85
2 RG Sharma IND 424.77 210.18 176.46 811.41
3 Babar Azam PAK 405.55 201.52 161.73 768.79
4 AJ Finch AUS 411.53 181.77 166.36 759.66
5 DA Warner AUS 399.54 183.52 172.55 755.61
6 GJ Maxwell AUS 391.18 189.49 166.96 747.64
7 JC Buttler ENG 384.69 182.03 176.71 743.44
8 BB McCullum NZ 386.94 175.54 169.90 732.38
9 J-P Duminy SA 373.01 189.95 169.34 732.30
10 Mohammad Rizwan PAK 386.37 187.91 157.84 732.12

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2000s PAK SA IND SL WI AUS ENG NZ
2010s IND SA ENG AUS PAK NZ SL WI AFG BAN
2020s IND PAK ENG AUS SA NZ WI BAN SL IRE


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