Top Test Batsmen of the Decade (1970 – 1979)

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Runs, Average, Top Inns, Strike Rate
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home and Away, Difficult Runs, Impact Inns
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated taking the TS as the benchmark. Know All About TS. Here is an example:-

  • TS Runs: 2,000; Player X Runs: 1,000; Section Points: 250.00
  • TS Points: 250.00(Max); Player X Points: Runs/TS Runs X 250 = 1,000/2,000 X 250 = 125.00
  • Ratings of all sections are calculated similarly with Runs being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • Further, they are divided into In Asia and Outside Asia.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if it comes in the specific condition and in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 25

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Runs Scored 200.00
Consistent Average 500.00
Big Innings Potential Top Inns (Runs) 150.00
Attacking Strike Rate 150.00

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK BATSMAN NAT INNS RUNS RAT
TS SM Gavaskar IND 108 5647 200.00
1 SM Gavaskar IND 108 5647 200.00
2 GR Viswanath IND 108 4611 163.31
3 GS Chappell AUS 96 4398 155.76
4 AI Kallicharran WI 89 3956 140.11
5 G Boycott ENG 77 3806 134.80
6 AW Greig ENG 93 3599 127.47
7 IM Chappell AUS 84 3512 124.38
8 DL Amiss ENG 80 3487 123.50
9 CH Lloyd WI 81 3475 123.07
10 IVA Richards WI 49 2736 96.90

CONSISTENT


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly, it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Positions at which a batsman has played.
  • Venues at which he has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Runs 1500

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Javed Miandad 43 11 2059 64.34 63.55 250.00
1 IVA Richards 49 2 2736 58.21 58.66 230.76
2 SM Gavaskar 108 7 5647 55.91 57.06 224.46
3 G Boycott 77 9 3806 55.97 56.71 223.07
4 GS Chappell 96 13 4398 52.99 54.56 214.64
5 DL Amiss 80 9 3487 49.11 50.16 197.33
6 AI Kallicharran 89 9 3956 49.45 49.88 196.22
7 GR Viswanath 108 8 4611 46.11 46.84 184.25
8 CH Lloyd 81 5 3475 45.72 46.46 182.77
9 IM Chappell 84 5 3512 44.46 45.69 179.73
10 AW Greig 93 4 3599 40.44 43.86 172.55

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS IVA Richards 40 2 2479 65.24 65.74 250.00
1 IVA Richards 40 2 2479 65.24 65.74 250.00
2 SM Gavaskar 97 6 5122 56.29 57.44 218.45
3 G Boycott 61 8 2915 55.00 55.72 211.91
4 GS Chappell 72 10 3152 50.84 52.35 199.09
5 AI Kallicharran 77 7 3479 49.70 50.13 190.65
6 CH Lloyd 69 4 3073 47.28 48.04 182.70
7 DL Amiss 63 5 2710 46.72 47.72 181.49
8 GR Viswanath 96 6 4090 45.44 46.16 175.55
9 AW Greig 83 4 3242 41.04 44.51 169.28
10 IM Chappell 69 5 2685 41.95 43.12 163.98

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Ave HS

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 scores of the batsman in the specific condition. Average High Score (Ave HS) is simply the total runs in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS DL Amiss 262* 203 188 183 179 174 164* 193.29 150.00
1 DL Amiss 262* 203 188 183 179 174 164* 193.29 150.00
2 IVA Richards 291 232 192* 177 142 140 135 187.00 145.12
3 SM Gavaskar 221 220 205 182* 156 137 127 178.29 138.36
4 CH Lloyd 242* 178 163 157 149 132 102 160.43 124.50
5 GS Chappell 247* 182* 144 133 131 124 123 154.86 120.18
6 IM Chappell 196 192 156 145 121 118 111 148.43 115.19
7 GR Viswanath 179 161* 145 139 131 124 113 141.71 109.98
8 G Boycott 191 155 142* 131 125 121* 119* 140.57 109.09
9 AI Kallicharran 187 158 127 126 124 119 115 136.57 105.99
10 AW Greig 148 148 139 121 116 110 106 126.86 98.45

ATTACKING


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with SR. Batsman who were active in earlier times benefit from this as SR was generally low earlier.

R4BF

Balls played by batsmen for many inns is not available for earlier times. When such is the case, we have used Runs For Balls Faced (R4BF) to determine the Strike Rate. This is the runs scored by the batsman for the available data of balls.

Criteria: Points For R SR

Min Qualification For TS
Min Runs 1500
Min Average 30
RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR R SR RAT
TS IVA Richards 1621 2319 69.90 80.05 150.00
1 IVA Richards 1621 2319 69.90 80.05 150.00
2 CH Lloyd 1433 2194 65.31 75.68 141.81
3 GS Chappell 4028 8118 49.62 58.77 110.13
4 AI Kallicharran 1582 3344 47.31 55.93 104.80
5 IM Chappell 2970 6431 46.18 54.95 102.97
6 SM Gavaskar 3154 7046 44.76 53.51 100.26
7 AW Greig 3338 7251 46.04 53.43 100.11
8 DL Amiss 3102 7337 42.28 50.91 95.39
9 GR Viswanath 2408 5660 42.54 50.44 94.52
10 G Boycott 3806 10884 34.97 42.75 80.10

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 DECADES Rating, i.e. 500.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CON BIP ATT RAT PRI PTS
1 SM Gavaskar 200.00 442.92 138.36 100.26 881.54 440.77
2 IVA Richards 96.90 480.76 145.12 150.00 872.78 436.39
3 GS Chappell 155.76 413.73 120.18 110.13 799.80 399.90
4 G Boycott 134.80 434.98 109.09 80.10 758.97 379.48
5 CH Lloyd 123.07 365.47 124.50 141.81 754.86 377.43
6 DL Amiss 123.50 378.81 150.00 95.39 747.70 373.85
7 AI Kallicharran 140.11 386.88 105.99 104.80 737.77 368.89
8 GR Viswanath 163.31 359.80 109.98 94.52 727.60 363.80
9 IM Chappell 124.38 343.71 115.19 102.97 686.25 343.13
10 AW Greig 127.47 341.83 98.45 100.11 667.86 333.93

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Familiar Conditions 250.00
Unfamiliar Conditions 1,000.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • 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.

At Home

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GS Chappell 53 2591 57.58 50.25 828.01 207.00
2 GR Viswanath 58 2633 50.63 44.26 761.74 190.43
3 G Boycott 34 1871 62.37 40.82 748.50 187.13
4 SM Gavaskar 54 2417 46.48 45.08 736.02 184.00
5 IVA Richards 17 875 51.47 64.04 668.32 167.08
6 DL Amiss 37 1485 46.41 45.08 659.83 164.96
7 AI Kallicharran 42 1813 47.71 45.16 656.98 164.24
8 IM Chappell 45 1756 41.81 48.02 633.98 158.49
9 AW Greig 49 1628 34.64 48.82 585.42 146.35
10 CH Lloyd 43 1552 38.80 42.24 571.91 142.98

Away From Home

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 54 3230 65.92 44.47 928.83 928.83
2 IVA Richards 32 1861 62.03 70.46 898.96 898.96
3 CH Lloyd 38 1923 53.42 69.66 815.59 815.59
4 DL Amiss 43 2002 51.33 40.00 737.45 737.45
5 AI Kallicharran 47 2143 51.02 48.07 733.22 733.22
6 AW Greig 44 1971 46.93 43.67 690.71 690.71
7 GS Chappell 43 1807 47.55 48.54 674.81 674.81
8 G Boycott 43 1935 50.92 30.71 674.41 674.41
9 IM Chappell 39 1756 47.46 43.76 666.59 666.59
10 GR Viswanath 50 1978 41.21 40.57 606.37 606.37

FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS


FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians.
  • Familiar Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Familiar Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 IVA Richards 37 2366 63.95 69.90 903.44 225.86
2 GS Chappell 96 4398 52.99 49.62 821.02 205.26
3 G Boycott 72 3477 54.33 35.46 743.87 185.97
4 DL Amiss 59 2574 49.50 43.78 716.14 179.03
5 IM Chappell 84 3512 44.46 46.18 704.33 176.08
6 CH Lloyd 69 2675 41.15 62.10 666.27 166.57
7 AI Kallicharran 67 2713 44.48 45.13 635.28 158.82
8 AW Greig 72 2614 37.34 48.78 611.66 152.92

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 60 2864 50.25 45.89 888.10 222.02
2 GR Viswanath 63 2882 50.56 44.26 871.26 217.81

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AI Kallicharran 22 1243 65.42 60.64 963.91 963.91
2 CH Lloyd 12 800 72.73 109.40 893.08 893.08
3 DL Amiss 21 913 48.05 36.24 795.42 795.42
4 AW Greig 21 985 51.84 38.27 775.45 775.45
5 G Boycott 5 329 82.25 30.49 621.43 621.43
6 IVA Richards 12 370 37.00 NK 520.25 520.25
7 GS Chappell 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
7 IM Chappell 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 48 2783 63.25 43.60 973.07 973.07
2 GR Viswanath 45 1729 40.21 40.57 629.70 629.70

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 DECADES Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 SM Gavaskar 928.83 184.00 973.07 222.02 2,307.93 230.79
2 AI Kallicharran 733.22 164.24 963.91 158.82 2,020.19 202.02
3 CH Lloyd 815.59 142.98 893.08 166.57 2,018.22 201.82
4 DL Amiss 737.45 164.96 795.42 179.03 1,876.86 187.69
5 IVA Richards 898.96 167.08 520.25 225.86 1,812.16 181.22
6 AW Greig 690.71 146.35 775.45 152.92 1,765.43 176.54
7 G Boycott 674.41 187.13 621.43 185.97 1,668.94 166.89
8 GR Viswanath 606.37 190.43 629.70 217.81 1,644.32 164.43
9 GS Chappell 674.81 207.00 500.00 205.26 1,587.07 158.71
10 IM Chappell 666.59 158.49 500.00 176.08 1,501.16 150.12

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Difficult Runs 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a batsman.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our DECADES Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GS Chappell 30 1764 70.56 53.21 823.33 164.67
2 SM Gavaskar 30 1699 58.59 49.81 789.69 157.94
3 G Boycott 30 1648 63.38 40.75 756.62 151.32
4 GR Viswanath 30 1568 60.31 44.55 743.14 148.63
5 DL Amiss 30 1400 53.85 45.93 729.99 146.00
6 IM Chappell 30 1430 51.07 49.45 698.07 139.61
7 AI Kallicharran 30 1300 46.43 45.16 638.38 127.68
8 CH Lloyd 30 1191 44.11 42.24 592.90 118.58
9 IVA Richards 17 875 51.47 64.04 590.33 118.07
10 AW Greig 30 1099 37.90 52.61 584.91 116.98

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 IVA Richards 30 1854 66.21 70.46 990.10 792.08
2 CH Lloyd 30 1624 58.00 74.72 881.40 705.12
3 DL Amiss 30 1656 63.69 42.06 877.53 702.02
4 SM Gavaskar 30 1851 63.83 45.52 866.62 693.30
5 IM Chappell 30 1664 59.43 44.99 801.73 641.38
6 AI Kallicharran 30 1530 56.67 48.15 755.78 604.63
7 G Boycott 30 1626 62.54 31.67 751.53 601.22
8 GS Chappell 30 1331 53.24 53.84 748.74 598.99
9 AW Greig 30 1518 50.60 45.46 733.85 587.08
10 GR Viswanath 30 1489 49.63 44.57 687.45 549.96

DIFFICULT RUNS


DIFF RNS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Difficult Runs are runs scored in the first and fourth innings after losing the toss.
  • Only performances against Top Teams are considered in this rating.

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 20 1094 68.38 49.61 962.05 481.03
2 AI Kallicharran 16 811 54.07 39.01 725.40 362.70
3 IVA Richards 8 467 58.38 74.86 653.52 326.76
4 G Boycott 14 577 52.45 29.22 591.39 295.69
5 AW Greig 16 520 37.14 45.94 564.16 282.08
6 IM Chappell 14 489 37.62 38.17 532.51 266.26
7 GS Chappell 14 430 39.09 47.05 526.23 263.12
8 GR Viswanath 17 510 31.88 34.73 481.86 240.93
9 CH Lloyd 14 387 32.25 83.33 478.05 239.02
10 DL Amiss 15 281 25.55 39.63 365.24 182.62

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact in terms of runs or Strike Rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Batsman scores equal to or more runs than 100.
  • A Batsman scores more than 50 runs in a low scoring match or at a high SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The runs should be 2 times the average of the better innings or
  • The SR should be 1.5 times the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 108 29 26.85 975.35 975.35
2 G Boycott 77 22 28.57 846.37 846.37
3 IVA Richards 49 12 24.49 747.70 747.70
4 AW Greig 93 19 20.43 710.25 710.25
5 GR Viswanath 108 22 20.37 654.37 654.37
6 GS Chappell 96 19 19.79 622.94 622.94
7 DL Amiss 80 15 18.75 596.76 596.76
8 IM Chappell 84 14 16.67 554.97 554.97
9 AI Kallicharran 89 16 17.98 551.66 551.66
10 CH Lloyd 81 12 14.81 507.13 507.13

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the DECADES Rating, i.e. 250.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW DIF RNS II TOT SEC RAT
1 SM Gavaskar 157.94 693.30 481.03 975.35 2,307.61 230.76
2 IVA Richards 118.07 792.08 326.76 747.70 1,984.61 198.46
3 G Boycott 151.32 601.22 295.69 846.37 1,894.61 189.46
4 AW Greig 116.98 587.08 282.08 710.25 1,696.39 169.64
5 GS Chappell 164.67 598.99 263.12 622.94 1,649.71 164.97
6 AI Kallicharran 127.68 604.63 362.70 551.66 1,646.66 164.67
7 DL Amiss 146.00 702.02 182.62 596.76 1,627.40 162.74
8 IM Chappell 139.61 641.38 266.26 554.97 1,602.21 160.22
9 GR Viswanath 148.63 549.96 240.93 654.37 1,593.89 159.39
10 CH Lloyd 118.58 705.12 239.02 507.13 1,569.86 156.99

DECADES RATING

The DECADES 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 SM Gavaskar IND 440.77 230.79 230.76 902.32
2 IVA Richards WI 436.39 181.22 198.46 816.07
3 CH Lloyd WI 377.43 201.82 156.99 736.24
4 G Boycott ENG 379.48 166.89 189.46 735.84
5 AI Kallicharran WI 368.89 202.02 164.67 735.57
6 DL Amiss ENG 373.85 187.69 162.74 724.28
7 GS Chappell AUS 399.90 158.71 164.97 723.58
8 GR Viswanath IND 363.80 164.43 159.39 687.62
9 AW Greig ENG 333.93 176.54 169.64 680.11
10 IM Chappell AUS 343.13 150.12 160.22 653.46

TOP TEAMS

Top Teams In Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1950s AUS WI PAK IND ENG
1960s WI AUS PAK IND ENG SA
1970s PAK ENG IND WI SA AUS
1980s PAK WI ENG NZ AUS
1990s IND PAK SA AUS WI
2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
2010s IND PAK SL ENG SA AUS
2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

Top Teams Outside Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5
1950s AUS ENG WI SA PAK
1960s ENG AUS WI SA NZ
1970s SA ENG WI AUS IND
1980s WI NZ AUS ENG PAK
1990s AUS SA WI PAK ENG
2000s AUS SA ENG IND NZ
2010s SA AUS ENG NZ IND
2020s AUS NZ ENG SA IND


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