Top 25 Test Batsmen Away From Home

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All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards (Know Why). Most of our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier batsmen may change if current batsmen set new benchmarks. Brief explanation of the ratings is given before each section (Detailed Explanation). It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and all stats of Pakistani batsmen are calculated accordingly. Here are the Top 25 batsmen in matches Away From Home in Test cricket.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2023-08-09

THE CRITERIA


The AWAY Rating is divided into four main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Runs Scored 200.00
Consistent Average 500.00
Big Innings Potential Top Scores 150.00
Attacking Strike Rate 150.00
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player who 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 a simple 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
Min Runs (TS AVE SR) 1500
Min Average (TS SR) 30

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 120 5431 160.00
1 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 120 5431 160.00
2 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 1982.5 115 5404 159.20
3 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 106 5055 148.92
4 CH Lloyd WI 1966 1984 1975 108 4634 136.52
5 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 1984.5 103 4351 128.18
6 CG Greenidge WI 1974 1991 1982.5 110 4349 128.12
7 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 1964 85 3957 116.58
8 KF Barrington ENG 1955 1968 1961.5 58 3459 101.90
9 RB Kanhai WI 1957 1974 1965.5 69 3163 93.18
10 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 1977 55 2595 76.45
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 176 8705 200.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 176 8705 200.00
2 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 2004 166 7690 176.68
3 JH Kallis SA 1995 2013 2004 137 6254 143.69
4 AN Cook ENG 2006 2018 2012 136 5904 135.65
5 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 1998 121 5736 131.79
6 Younis Khan PAK 2000 2017 2008.5 129 5717 131.35
7 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 109 5570 127.97
8 GC Smith SA 2002 2014 2008 102 5279 121.29
9 SR Waugh AUS 1985 2004 1994.5 120 5217 119.86
10 HM Amla SA 2004 2019 2011.5 98 4147 95.28
11 AB de Villiers SA 2004 2018 2011 82 3977 91.37
12 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 2007 91 3930 90.29
13 AC Gilchrist AUS 1999 2008 2003.5 62 2634 60.52
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 130 5644 160.00
1 JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 130 5644 160.00
2 SPD Smith AUS 2010 2024 2017 104 4984 141.29

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

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE R AVE RAT
TS KF Barrington 58 8 3459 14 69.18 66.89 250.00
1 KF Barrington 58 8 3459 14 69.18 66.89 250.00
2 AR Border 120 24 5431 14 56.57 57.94 216.56
3 SR Waugh 120 26 5217 17 55.50 57.80 216.03
4 SPD Smith 104 9 4984 16 52.46 55.41 207.10
5 GS Chappell 55 6 2595 8 52.96 55.38 206.99
6 GS Sobers 85 7 3957 12 50.73 55.35 206.86
7 GC Smith 102 6 5279 17 54.99 54.90 205.17
8 AB de Villiers 82 10 3977 9 55.24 54.33 203.04
9 SM Gavaskar 106 9 5055 18 52.11 54.24 202.73
10 AC Gilchrist 62 9 2634 10 49.70 54.22 202.65
11 SR Tendulkar 176 17 8705 29 54.75 53.62 200.39
12 IVA Richards 115 8 5404 13 50.50 52.30 195.47
13 JH Kallis 137 21 6254 22 53.91 52.16 194.93
14 RS Dravid 166 21 7690 21 53.03 52.13 194.83
15 KC Sangakkara 109 6 5570 16 54.08 51.33 191.84
16 CH Lloyd 108 9 4634 11 46.81 49.71 185.78
17 JE Root 130 8 5644 13 46.26 48.86 182.61
18 RB Kanhai 69 1 3163 6 46.51 48.35 180.71
19 BC Lara 121 1 5736 17 47.80 47.82 178.72
20 AN Cook 136 9 5904 18 46.49 47.75 178.44
21 Younis Khan 129 12 5717 16 48.86 47.14 176.17
22 Javed Miandad 103 8 4351 9 45.80 46.24 172.80
23 HM Amla 98 9 4147 12 46.60 46.07 172.17
24 V Sehwag 91 3 3930 10 44.66 44.95 167.98
25 CG Greenidge 110 7 4349 11 42.22 44.68 166.98

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE R AVE RAT
TS KF Barrington 58 8 3459 14 69.18 66.89 250.00
1 KF Barrington 58 8 3459 14 69.18 66.89 250.00
2 GS Sobers 80 7 3876 12 53.10 57.93 216.51
3 SR Waugh 102 21 4501 15 55.57 57.87 216.29
4 AR Border 103 21 4628 12 56.44 57.81 216.04
5 SPD Smith 89 6 4331 14 52.18 55.11 205.98
6 SM Gavaskar 95 7 4603 17 52.31 54.45 203.48
7 IVA Richards 100 7 4803 11 51.65 53.48 199.89
8 GS Chappell 45 5 1978 6 49.45 51.71 193.28
9 GC Smith 84 5 4068 12 51.49 51.41 192.13
10 AB de Villiers 65 5 3114 6 51.90 51.05 190.78
11 AC Gilchrist 55 8 2196 8 46.72 50.98 190.52
12 HM Amla 87 9 3899 12 49.99 49.42 184.70
13 SR Tendulkar 135 10 6246 18 49.97 48.94 182.89
14 RB Kanhai 69 1 3163 6 46.51 48.35 180.71
15 KC Sangakkara 90 6 4268 13 50.81 48.23 180.24
16 BC Lara 110 1 5180 15 47.52 47.54 177.69
17 JH Kallis 104 11 4570 15 49.14 47.54 177.67
18 CH Lloyd 100 7 4138 9 44.49 47.25 176.60
19 RS Dravid 120 14 4999 11 47.16 46.36 173.25
20 JE Root 105 7 4296 7 43.84 46.30 173.04
21 Younis Khan 97 8 4269 11 47.97 46.27 172.94
22 AN Cook 113 5 4821 14 44.64 45.85 171.34
23 V Sehwag 75 1 3295 9 44.53 44.81 167.49
24 Javed Miandad 78 5 3167 8 43.38 43.80 163.68
25 CG Greenidge 94 5 3678 9 41.33 43.73 163.43

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Ave HS

In this criteria, the top 5 scores of the batsman have been taken. Average High Score (Ave HS) is simply the total runs in the 5 innings divided by 5.

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 5 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 AVE HS RAT
TS KC Sangakkara 319 270 230 211 203 246.60 150.00
1 KC Sangakkara 319 270 230 211 203 246.60 150.00
2 GC Smith 277 259 234 232 154* 231.20 140.63
3 BC Lara 277 226 221 216 202 228.40 138.93
4 V Sehwag 309 254 201* 195 180 227.80 138.56
5 AN Cook 263 244* 235* 190 189 224.20 136.37
6 SR Tendulkar 248* 241* 203 194* 193 215.80 131.27
7 RS Dravid 270 233 217 190 160 214.00 130.17
8 IVA Richards 291 232 208 192* 146 213.80 130.05
9 Younis Khan 267 218 200* 200* 177 212.40 129.20
10 HM Amla 311* 253* 196 159 139* 211.60 128.71
11 JE Root 228 226 218 186 182* 208.00 126.52
12 AB de Villiers 278* 217* 178 174 169 203.20 123.60
13 CG Greenidge 223 214* 213 194 141 197.00 119.83
14 Javed Miandad 271 260 160* 153* 131 195.00 118.61
15 SPD Smith 215 211 199 178* 145* 189.60 115.33
16 SM Gavaskar 221 220 172 166* 156 187.00 113.75
17 GS Chappell 247* 235 176 133 131 184.40 112.17
18 SR Waugh 200 199 177* 160 157* 178.60 108.64
19 GS Sobers 198 174 168 163* 161 172.80 105.11
20 RB Kanhai 256 217 157 117 115 172.40 104.87
21 AR Border 200* 196 162 153 150* 172.20 104.74
22 JH Kallis 189* 182* 173 157* 155 171.20 104.14
23 CH Lloyd 242* 163 161* 149 132 169.40 103.04
24 AC Gilchrist 204* 162 152 144 144 161.20 98.05
25 KF Barrington 172 151* 148* 143 139 150.60 91.61

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

RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR R SR RAT
TS AC Gilchrist 2634 3191 82.54 81.06 150.00
1 AC Gilchrist 2634 3191 82.54 81.06 150.00
2 IVA Richards 4795 6826 70.25 77.76 143.89
3 V Sehwag 3930 4860 80.86 77.70 143.79
4 CH Lloyd 3514 6002 58.55 67.41 124.73
5 GS Sobers 2060 3916 52.60 66.99 123.96
6 BC Lara 5736 9452 60.69 62.18 115.07
7 RB Kanhai 1388 2916 47.60 61.33 113.50
8 GS Chappell 2253 4324 52.10 61.24 113.33
9 CG Greenidge 3868 7828 49.41 56.72 104.96
10 GC Smith 5279 9227 57.21 55.41 102.54
11 SR Tendulkar 8705 15892 54.78 55.19 102.13
12 KF Barrington 573 1269 45.15 54.48 100.82
13 JE Root 5644 10471 53.90 52.39 96.95
14 KC Sangakkara 5570 10589 52.60 51.55 95.39
15 SR Waugh 5217 10893 47.89 51.13 94.62
16 Javed Miandad 3710 8107 45.76 50.90 94.19
17 SPD Smith 4984 9468 52.64 50.56 93.56
18 AB de Villiers 3977 7713 51.56 50.31 93.11
19 Younis Khan 5717 11110 51.46 50.11 92.74
20 SM Gavaskar 2979 7138 41.73 48.61 89.95
21 HM Amla 4147 8569 48.40 47.33 87.58
22 AR Border 5353 12714 42.10 46.75 86.52
23 AN Cook 5904 12887 45.81 44.97 83.22
24 JH Kallis 6254 14160 44.17 44.39 82.15
25 RS Dravid 7690 18053 42.60 42.94 79.46

AWAY RATING


The AWAY (AW) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CON BIP ATT AW RAT
1 IVA Richards 159.20 395.36 130.05 143.89 828.51
2 SR Tendulkar 200.00 383.28 131.27 102.13 816.67
3 KF Barrington 101.90 500.00 91.61 100.82 794.33
4 AR Border 160.00 432.60 104.74 86.52 783.86
5 GS Sobers 116.58 423.37 105.11 123.96 769.01
6 SPD Smith 141.29 413.08 115.33 93.56 763.26
7 GC Smith 121.29 397.31 140.63 102.54 761.76
8 SM Gavaskar 148.92 406.21 113.75 89.95 758.84
9 SR Waugh 119.86 432.33 108.64 94.62 755.44
10 RS Dravid 176.68 368.09 130.17 79.46 754.40
11 KC Sangakkara 127.97 372.08 150.00 95.39 745.45
12 BC Lara 131.79 356.41 138.93 115.07 742.19
13 JE Root 160.00 355.65 126.52 96.95 739.13
14 CH Lloyd 136.52 362.38 103.04 124.73 726.68
15 V Sehwag 90.29 335.47 138.56 143.79 708.11
16 AN Cook 135.65 349.79 136.37 83.22 705.03
17 JH Kallis 143.69 372.61 104.14 82.15 702.58
18 Younis Khan 131.35 349.11 129.20 92.74 702.39
19 GS Chappell 76.45 400.27 112.17 113.33 702.21
20 AB de Villiers 91.37 393.82 123.60 93.11 701.90
21 AC Gilchrist 60.52 393.17 98.05 150.00 701.74
22 CG Greenidge 128.12 330.41 119.83 104.96 683.32
23 Javed Miandad 128.18 336.48 118.61 94.19 677.47
24 RB Kanhai 93.18 361.43 104.87 113.50 672.98
25 HM Amla 95.28 356.86 128.71 87.58 668.43

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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