Top Test Batsmen of the Decade (1980 – 1989)

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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 AR Border AUS 164 7386 200.00
1 AR Border AUS 164 7386 200.00
2 DI Gower ENG 157 6196 167.78
3 Javed Miandad PAK 110 5642 152.78
4 IVA Richards WI 112 5113 138.45
5 CG Greenidge WI 123 5094 137.94
6 DB Vengsarkar IND 112 4501 121.88
7 SM Gavaskar IND 106 4475 121.18
8 M Amarnath IND 68 2912 78.85
9 CH Lloyd WI 61 2881 78.01
10 GS Chappell AUS 55 2712 73.44

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 GS Chappell 55 6 2712 55.35 57.86 250.00
1 GS Chappell 55 6 2712 55.35 57.86 250.00
2 AR Border 164 30 7386 55.12 55.80 241.07
3 CH Lloyd 61 6 2881 52.38 54.63 236.01
4 Javed Miandad 110 7 5642 54.78 53.50 231.16
5 IVA Richards 112 8 5113 49.16 50.20 216.88
6 CG Greenidge 123 12 5094 45.89 47.91 207.00
7 M Amarnath 68 7 2912 47.74 47.88 206.85
8 SM Gavaskar 106 9 4475 46.13 47.70 206.10
9 DB Vengsarkar 112 16 4501 46.89 46.83 202.33
10 DI Gower 157 11 6196 42.44 43.00 185.80

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Chappell 49 6 2278 52.98 55.39 250.00
1 GS Chappell 49 6 2278 52.98 55.39 250.00
2 AR Border 145 28 6315 53.97 54.64 246.62
3 IVA Richards 86 7 4095 51.84 52.93 238.90
4 Javed Miandad 71 4 3454 51.55 50.35 227.29
5 CH Lloyd 47 4 1978 46.00 47.97 216.52
6 CG Greenidge 93 8 3787 44.55 46.51 209.95
7 SM Gavaskar 95 7 3875 44.03 45.53 205.52
8 M Amarnath 62 6 2526 45.11 45.24 204.19
9 DB Vengsarkar 101 15 3853 44.80 44.75 201.99
10 DI Gower 128 7 5199 42.97 43.54 196.53

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 Javed Miandad 280* 271 260 211 203* 145 138 215.43 150.00
1 Javed Miandad 280* 271 260 211 203* 145 138 215.43 150.00
2 CG Greenidge 223 214* 213 194 154* 141 127 180.86 125.93
3 GS Chappell 235 204 201 182 176 150* 117 180.71 125.83
4 SM Gavaskar 236* 176 172 172 166* 166 155 177.57 123.64
5 AR Border 205 196 163 153 152* 150* 146* 166.43 115.88
6 DI Gower 215 173* 166 157 154* 152 136 164.71 114.69
7 IVA Richards 208 182* 178 146 145 123 120* 157.43 109.62
8 DB Vengsarkar 166 164* 159 157 153 137 126* 151.71 105.64
9 CH Lloyd 161* 143 121 114 106 103 101 121.29 84.45
10 M Amarnath 138 131 120 117 116* 116 109* 121.00 84.25

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 N Kapil Dev 2805 3332 84.18 91.33 150.00
1 IVA Richards 4653 6587 70.64 76.83 126.19
2 GS Chappell 2712 4962 54.66 60.84 99.92
3 CH Lloyd 2423 4347 55.74 60.49 99.36
4 DI Gower 6196 12472 49.68 54.27 89.13
5 CG Greenidge 4614 9644 47.84 53.91 88.54
6 Javed Miandad 4945 10476 47.20 51.45 84.51
7 DB Vengsarkar 3307 7233 45.72 50.27 82.56
8 SM Gavaskar 3655 8281 44.14 49.46 81.24
9 AR Border 7340 17417 42.14 46.42 76.25
10 M Amarnath 1680 4000 42.00 45.76 75.16

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 AR Border 200.00 487.69 115.88 76.25 879.81 439.91
2 Javed Miandad 152.78 458.44 150.00 84.51 845.73 422.86
3 IVA Richards 138.45 455.79 109.62 126.19 830.04 415.02
4 GS Chappell 73.44 500.00 125.83 99.92 799.18 399.59
5 CG Greenidge 137.94 416.94 125.93 88.54 769.35 384.67
6 DI Gower 167.78 382.32 114.69 89.13 753.92 376.96
7 SM Gavaskar 121.18 411.63 123.64 81.24 737.68 368.84
8 DB Vengsarkar 121.88 404.33 105.64 82.56 714.41 357.20
9 CH Lloyd 78.01 452.53 84.45 99.36 714.35 357.17
10 M Amarnath 78.85 411.04 84.25 75.16 649.30 324.65

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 IVA Richards 37 1946 57.24 70.06 814.53 203.63
2 Javed Miandad 55 3005 60.10 47.64 805.85 201.46
3 SM Gavaskar 54 2650 54.08 47.94 763.54 190.89
4 DB Vengsarkar 53 2621 58.24 46.15 755.40 188.85
5 AR Border 91 3847 47.49 41.14 754.88 188.72
6 CH Lloyd 15 960 64.00 60.44 721.71 180.43
7 GS Chappell 43 1924 50.63 52.63 717.36 179.34
8 DI Gower 89 3286 38.66 50.95 685.86 171.46
9 CG Greenidge 46 1868 47.90 48.49 653.07 163.27
10 M Amarnath 34 945 29.53 45.05 408.39 102.10

Away From Home

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AR Border 73 3539 66.77 43.31 889.05 889.05
2 M Amarnath 34 1967 67.83 40.06 788.09 788.09
3 IVA Richards 75 3167 45.24 70.98 774.82 774.82
4 CG Greenidge 77 3226 44.81 47.51 769.39 769.39
5 GS Chappell 12 788 71.64 60.34 766.55 766.55
6 Javed Miandad 55 2637 49.75 46.71 741.54 741.54
7 DI Gower 68 2910 47.70 48.31 729.43 729.43
8 CH Lloyd 46 1921 48.03 54.24 652.29 652.29
9 SM Gavaskar 52 1825 38.02 38.78 584.93 584.93
10 DB Vengsarkar 59 1880 36.86 45.18 561.77 561.77

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 AR Border 143 6351 53.37 41.63 883.21 220.80
2 IVA Richards 86 3973 49.66 71.59 852.63 213.16
3 CG Greenidge 102 4291 46.64 47.94 799.36 199.84
4 GS Chappell 49 2265 52.67 53.83 785.65 196.41
5 DI Gower 133 5058 40.14 50.91 750.51 187.63
6 CH Lloyd 47 2279 51.80 56.17 728.40 182.10

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Javed Miandad 73 3788 56.54 47.02 913.82 228.45
2 SM Gavaskar 73 3390 51.36 46.90 878.21 219.55
3 DB Vengsarkar 71 3113 51.88 46.44 828.36 207.09
4 M Amarnath 51 1919 42.64 44.93 642.60 160.65

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AR Border 21 1035 69.00 45.59 925.04 925.04
2 DI Gower 24 1138 56.90 44.86 875.13 875.13
3 IVA Richards 26 1140 47.50 66.94 863.00 863.00
4 CG Greenidge 21 803 42.26 47.22 734.49 734.49
5 GS Chappell 6 447 74.50 59.28 733.29 733.29
6 CH Lloyd 14 602 54.73 54.02 705.08 705.08

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Javed Miandad 37 1854 51.50 47.51 885.08 885.08
2 M Amarnath 17 993 62.06 34.65 674.13 674.13
3 DB Vengsarkar 41 1388 38.56 44.52 652.13 652.13
4 SM Gavaskar 33 1085 35.00 36.92 593.71 593.71

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 AR Border 889.05 188.72 925.04 220.80 2,223.62 222.36
2 Javed Miandad 741.54 201.46 885.08 228.45 2,056.53 205.65
3 IVA Richards 774.82 203.63 863.00 213.16 2,054.60 205.46
4 DI Gower 729.43 171.46 875.13 187.63 1,963.66 196.37
5 GS Chappell 766.55 179.34 733.29 196.41 1,875.59 187.56
6 CG Greenidge 769.39 163.27 734.49 199.84 1,866.98 186.70
7 M Amarnath 788.09 102.10 674.13 160.65 1,724.97 172.50
8 CH Lloyd 652.29 180.43 705.08 182.10 1,719.89 171.99
9 DB Vengsarkar 561.77 188.85 652.13 207.09 1,609.84 160.98
10 SM Gavaskar 584.93 190.89 593.71 219.55 1,589.08 158.91

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 Javed Miandad 30 2050 78.85 50.25 937.38 187.48
2 IVA Richards 30 1782 66.00 72.77 835.86 167.17
3 DB Vengsarkar 30 1773 70.92 51.39 823.98 164.80
4 SM Gavaskar 30 1528 58.77 48.51 748.00 149.60
5 DI Gower 30 1569 54.10 55.25 740.94 148.19
6 AR Border 30 1586 58.74 42.85 736.51 147.30
7 GS Chappell 30 1381 51.15 53.99 713.87 142.77
8 CG Greenidge 30 1413 61.43 47.46 695.12 139.02
9 CH Lloyd 15 960 64.00 60.44 636.98 127.40
10 M Amarnath 30 934 33.36 45.05 463.83 92.77

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AR Border 30 1637 71.17 47.48 797.42 637.93
2 M Amarnath 30 1795 71.80 43.18 795.44 636.35
3 Javed Miandad 30 1610 55.52 46.55 774.72 619.78
4 CG Greenidge 30 1433 51.18 52.90 759.39 607.51
5 IVA Richards 30 1476 50.90 70.85 698.29 558.63
6 CH Lloyd 30 1425 57.00 54.88 686.96 549.57
7 DI Gower 30 1473 54.56 47.18 683.27 546.61
8 GS Chappell 12 788 71.64 60.34 662.57 530.06
9 SM Gavaskar 30 1241 47.73 41.38 641.62 513.30
10 DB Vengsarkar 30 1158 50.35 46.49 588.28 470.62

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 IVA Richards 17 769 51.27 68.05 841.75 420.88
2 AR Border 29 1072 42.88 36.07 817.33 408.66
3 GS Chappell 11 534 66.75 63.35 791.77 395.88
4 CG Greenidge 22 832 41.60 46.69 744.36 372.18
5 DI Gower 27 772 29.69 53.46 648.84 324.42
6 Javed Miandad 13 462 42.00 45.25 562.48 281.24
7 SM Gavaskar 14 453 37.75 38.30 541.70 270.85
8 CH Lloyd 9 351 39.00 53.42 540.34 270.17
9 M Amarnath 11 357 35.70 44.79 483.96 241.98
10 DB Vengsarkar 17 393 26.20 54.99 468.16 234.08

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 IVA Richards 112 30 26.79 875.81 875.81
2 M Amarnath 68 16 23.53 821.89 821.89
3 Javed Miandad 110 26 23.64 779.76 779.76
4 AR Border 164 32 19.51 744.00 744.00
5 CH Lloyd 61 15 24.59 684.43 684.43
6 GS Chappell 55 12 21.82 675.90 675.90
7 DB Vengsarkar 112 23 20.54 636.93 636.93
8 DI Gower 157 26 16.56 630.49 630.49
9 CG Greenidge 123 20 16.26 554.28 554.28
10 SM Gavaskar 106 20 18.87 551.94 551.94

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 IVA Richards 167.17 558.63 420.88 875.81 2,022.49 202.25
2 AR Border 147.30 637.93 408.66 744.00 1,937.90 193.79
3 Javed Miandad 187.48 619.78 281.24 779.76 1,868.25 186.83
4 M Amarnath 92.77 636.35 241.98 821.89 1,792.99 179.30
5 GS Chappell 142.77 530.06 395.88 675.90 1,744.61 174.46
6 CG Greenidge 139.02 607.51 372.18 554.28 1,672.99 167.30
7 DI Gower 148.19 546.61 324.42 630.49 1,649.71 164.97
8 CH Lloyd 127.40 549.57 270.17 684.43 1,631.56 163.16
9 DB Vengsarkar 164.80 470.62 234.08 636.93 1,506.43 150.64
10 SM Gavaskar 149.60 513.30 270.85 551.94 1,485.69 148.57

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 AR Border AUS 439.91 222.36 193.79 856.06
2 IVA Richards WI 415.02 205.46 202.25 822.73
3 Javed Miandad PAK 422.86 205.65 186.83 815.34
4 GS Chappell AUS 399.59 187.56 174.46 761.61
5 CG Greenidge WI 384.67 186.70 167.30 738.67
6 DI Gower ENG 376.96 196.37 164.97 738.30
7 CH Lloyd WI 357.17 171.99 163.16 692.32
8 M Amarnath IND 324.65 172.50 179.30 676.44
9 SM Gavaskar IND 368.84 158.91 148.57 676.32
10 DB Vengsarkar IND 357.20 160.98 150.64 668.83

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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