Top 15 Current Batsmen In Test Cricket

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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). Only batsmen active till at least 2023 are considered in this rating. Here are the Top 15 batsmen in matches in last 5 years in Test cricket.

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

THE CRITERIA


The CURRENT 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


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK BATSMAN NAT INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 100 4731 200.00
1 JE Root ENG 100 4731 200.00
2 M Labuschagne AUS 68 3579 151.30
3 SPD Smith AUS 64 3121 131.94
4 BA Stokes ENG 80 2965 125.34
5 FDM Karunaratne SL 53 2593 109.62
6 Babar Azam PAK 48 2537 107.25
7 KS Williamson NZ 39 2259 95.50
8 TM Head AUS 55 2241 94.74
9 UT Khawaja AUS 46 2239 94.65
10 RG Sharma IND 41 2092 88.44
11 JM Bairstow ENG 59 1998 84.46
12 DM de Silva SL 44 1825 77.15
13 TA Blundell NZ 40 1522 64.34
14 DP Conway NZ 29 1403 59.31
15 DJ Mitchell NZ 27 1316 55.63

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 KS Williamson 39 5 2259 9 66.44 67.21 250.00
1 KS Williamson 39 5 2259 9 66.44 67.21 250.00
2 M Labuschagne 68 5 3579 11 56.81 62.08 230.94
3 UT Khawaja 46 5 2239 7 54.61 59.35 220.76
4 DJ Mitchell 27 4 1316 5 57.22 59.12 219.93
5 RG Sharma 41 2 2092 7 53.64 57.53 214.01
6 Babar Azam 48 4 2537 8 57.66 56.79 211.26
7 SPD Smith 64 6 3121 9 53.81 56.22 209.13
8 JE Root 100 8 4731 14 51.42 54.11 201.30
9 DP Conway 29 1 1403 4 50.11 51.55 191.77
10 FDM Karunaratne 53 2 2593 8 50.84 51.44 191.34
11 DM de Silva 44 6 1825 6 48.03 48.15 179.12
12 TM Head 55 4 2241 5 43.94 47.07 175.11
13 TA Blundell 40 4 1522 3 42.28 46.44 172.76
14 BA Stokes 80 5 2965 7 39.53 43.88 163.24
15 JM Bairstow 59 6 1998 6 37.70 41.58 154.66

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE R AVE RAT
TS Babar Azam 27 3 1631 6 67.96 66.94 250.00
1 Babar Azam 27 3 1631 6 67.96 66.94 250.00
2 UT Khawaja 38 4 1924 7 56.59 61.50 229.68
3 RG Sharma 33 2 1735 6 55.97 60.03 224.20
4 DJ Mitchell 20 3 960 3 56.47 58.35 217.93
5 SPD Smith 55 3 2675 7 51.44 53.75 200.73
6 TA Blundell 29 2 1314 3 48.67 53.46 199.67
7 JE Root 79 6 3703 10 50.73 53.38 199.37
8 M Labuschagne 59 4 2581 5 46.93 51.28 191.53
9 DP Conway 23 1 1046 2 47.55 48.92 182.70
10 DM de Silva 23 3 940 3 47.00 47.12 176.00
11 TM Head 48 3 1882 4 41.82 44.80 167.34
12 BA Stokes 67 4 2399 5 38.08 42.27 157.87
13 JM Bairstow 47 4 1633 5 37.98 41.88 156.43
14 KS Williamson 30 3 1009 3 37.37 37.80 141.18
15 FDM Karunaratne 28 0 1004 2 35.86 36.28 135.49

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 KS Williamson 251 238 215 200* 200* 220.80 150.00
1 KS Williamson 251 238 215 200* 200* 220.80 150.00
2 JE Root 228 226 218 186 180* 207.60 141.03
3 M Labuschagne 215 204 185 163 162 185.80 126.22
4 SPD Smith 211 200* 145* 144 142 168.40 114.40
5 UT Khawaja 195* 180 160 141 137 162.60 110.46
6 FDM Karunaratne 244 179 147 122 118 162.00 110.05
7 RG Sharma 212 176 161 127 127 160.60 109.10
8 Babar Azam 196 161 143 136 119 151.00 102.58
9 BA Stokes 176 155 135* 120 120 141.20 95.92
10 TM Head 175 163 152 114 101 141.00 95.79
11 JM Bairstow 162 140 136 114* 113 133.00 90.35
12 DM de Silva 166 155* 122 109 109 132.20 89.81
13 DP Conway 200 122 122 109 92 129.00 87.64
14 DJ Mitchell 190 109 108 102* 102 122.20 83.02
15 TA Blundell 138 121 106 96 96 111.40 75.68

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 TM Head 2241 3230 69.38 65.63 150.00
1 TM Head 2241 3230 69.38 65.63 150.00
2 JM Bairstow 1998 3099 64.47 61.41 140.35
3 BA Stokes 2965 4965 59.72 57.02 130.32
4 JE Root 4731 8054 58.74 56.17 128.38
5 RG Sharma 2092 3653 57.27 55.71 127.31
6 DM de Silva 1825 3107 58.74 55.58 127.03
7 Babar Azam 2537 4454 56.96 55.03 125.77
8 FDM Karunaratne 2593 4761 54.46 52.60 120.21
9 KS Williamson 2259 4269 52.92 51.88 118.57
10 M Labuschagne 3579 6714 53.31 51.57 117.86
11 DJ Mitchell 1316 2395 54.95 50.71 115.90
12 SPD Smith 3121 6121 50.99 49.32 112.71
13 DP Conway 1403 2719 51.60 49.26 112.57
14 TA Blundell 1522 3083 49.37 47.51 108.58
15 UT Khawaja 2239 4690 47.74 46.42 106.08

CURRENT RATING


The CURRENT (CUR) 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 CUR RAT
1 JE Root 200.00 400.67 141.03 128.38 870.08
2 M Labuschagne 151.30 422.47 126.22 117.86 817.85
3 Babar Azam 107.25 461.26 102.58 125.77 796.87
4 SPD Smith 131.94 409.86 114.40 112.71 768.92
5 RG Sharma 88.44 438.21 109.10 127.31 763.06
6 UT Khawaja 94.65 450.45 110.46 106.08 761.64
7 KS Williamson 95.50 391.18 150.00 118.57 755.25
8 DJ Mitchell 55.63 437.86 83.02 115.90 692.41
9 TM Head 94.74 342.45 95.79 150.00 682.98
10 BA Stokes 125.34 321.10 95.92 130.32 672.69
11 FDM Karunaratne 109.62 326.83 110.05 120.21 666.72
12 DM de Silva 77.15 355.12 89.81 127.03 649.11
13 DP Conway 59.31 374.48 87.64 112.57 634.00
14 JM Bairstow 84.46 311.08 90.35 140.35 626.25
15 TA Blundell 64.34 372.42 75.68 108.58 621.02

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 ENG PAK AUS 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 SA ENG IND



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