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). Here are the Top 15 batsmen in matches in last 5 years in Test cricket.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

CUR RATING

Points to note about CURRENT Rating:-

  • This rating takes into account only matches played in 5 years.
  • Only batsmen active till at least 2023 are considered in this rating.

THE CRITERIA


The CUR 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

PROLIFIC


CRITERIA: Points For Runs Scored

RANK BATSMAN NAT INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 110 5051 200.00
1 JE Root ENG 110 5051 200.00
2 M Labuschagne AUS 82 3904 154.58
3 SPD Smith AUS 78 3486 138.03
4 BA Stokes ENG 90 3164 125.28
5 FDM Karunaratne SL 57 2825 111.86
6 UT Khawaja AUS 60 2686 106.36
7 Babar Azam PAK 54 2663 105.44
8 KS Williamson NZ 49 2604 103.11
9 RG Sharma IND 54 2552 101.05
10 TM Head AUS 67 2510 99.39
11 DA Warner AUS 68 2423 95.94
12 OJD Pope ENG 74 2397 94.91
13 DM de Silva SL 48 2087 82.64
14 DJ Mitchell NZ 37 1608 63.67
15 BM Duckett ENG 31 1354 53.61

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 100s AVE R AVE RAT
TS KS Williamson 49 5 2604 12 59.18 61.41 250.00
1 KS Williamson 49 5 2604 12 59.18 61.41 250.00
2 M Labuschagne 82 7 3904 11 52.05 57.22 232.95
3 UT Khawaja 60 6 2686 7 49.74 54.30 221.08
4 RG Sharma 54 3 2552 9 50.04 54.30 221.05
5 JE Root 110 9 5051 15 50.01 53.45 217.60
6 DJ Mitchell 37 5 1608 5 50.25 53.30 216.99
7 Babar Azam 54 4 2663 8 53.26 53.30 216.98
8 SPD Smith 78 9 3486 9 50.52 53.29 216.94
9 FDM Karunaratne 57 3 2825 8 52.31 52.99 215.73
10 DM de Silva 48 6 2087 8 49.69 50.27 204.66
11 BM Duckett 31 2 1354 3 46.69 48.52 197.54
12 TM Head 67 4 2510 6 39.84 43.22 175.94
13 BA Stokes 90 5 3164 7 37.22 42.02 171.07
14 DA Warner 68 3 2423 5 37.28 40.38 164.38
15 OJD Pope 74 5 2397 5 34.74 38.98 158.69

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE R AVE RAT
TS Babar Azam 33 3 1757 6 58.57 58.61 250.00
1 Babar Azam 33 3 1757 6 58.57 58.61 250.00
2 UT Khawaja 42 4 2012 7 52.95 57.81 246.57
3 RG Sharma 46 3 2195 8 51.05 55.39 236.28
4 DJ Mitchell 26 4 1116 3 50.73 53.81 229.52
5 JE Root 89 7 4023 11 49.06 52.44 223.67
6 SPD Smith 59 3 2726 7 48.68 51.35 219.01
7 M Labuschagne 63 4 2680 5 45.42 49.93 212.99
8 DM de Silva 22 3 921 3 48.47 49.04 209.18
9 KS Williamson 38 4 1489 6 43.79 45.44 193.84
10 BM Duckett 29 1 1172 2 41.86 43.50 185.56
11 TM Head 52 3 1951 4 39.82 43.19 184.23
12 BA Stokes 77 4 2598 5 35.59 40.18 171.37
13 FDM Karunaratne 26 0 968 2 37.23 37.71 160.87
14 OJD Pope 64 4 1977 4 32.95 36.97 157.71
15 DA Warner 52 1 1469 2 28.80 31.20 133.08

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 JE Root 228 226 218 186 180* 207.60 150.00
1 JE Root 228 226 218 186 180* 207.60 150.00
2 KS Williamson 251 238 215 200* 133* 207.40 149.86
3 DA Warner 335* 200 164 154 111* 192.80 139.31
4 M Labuschagne 215 204 185 163 162 185.80 134.25
5 SPD Smith 211 200* 145* 144 142 168.40 121.68
6 UT Khawaja 195* 180 160 141 137 162.60 117.49
7 FDM Karunaratne 244 179 147 122 118 162.00 117.05
8 RG Sharma 212 176 161 131 127 161.40 116.62
9 OJD Pope 205 196 145 135* 108 157.80 114.02
10 Babar Azam 196 161 143 136 119 151.00 109.10
11 TM Head 175 163 152 119 114 144.60 104.48
12 BA Stokes 176 155 135* 120 120 141.20 102.02
13 DM de Silva 166 155* 122 109 109 132.20 95.52
14 BM Duckett 182 153 107 98 84 124.80 90.17
15 DJ Mitchell 190 109 108 102* 102 122.20 88.29

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 TM Head 2510 3604 69.64 65.34 150.00
1 BM Duckett 1354 1533 88.32 79.80 150.00
2 TM Head 2510 3604 69.64 65.34 150.00
3 DA Warner 2423 3977 60.93 59.08 135.62
4 OJD Pope 2397 3857 62.15 58.49 134.29
5 BA Stokes 3164 5331 59.35 56.15 128.90
6 RG Sharma 2552 4370 58.40 55.85 128.23
7 DM de Silva 2087 3512 59.42 55.85 128.21
8 JE Root 5051 8703 58.04 55.19 126.69
9 Babar Azam 2663 4723 56.38 54.41 124.92
10 FDM Karunaratne 2825 5054 55.90 53.55 122.95
11 M Labuschagne 3904 7377 52.92 50.57 116.09
12 KS Williamson 2604 5128 50.78 49.40 113.40
13 DJ Mitchell 1608 3014 53.35 48.95 112.37
14 SPD Smith 3486 6929 50.31 48.16 110.56
15 UT Khawaja 2686 5765 46.59 44.78 102.79

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 200.00 441.27 150.00 126.69 917.96
2 M Labuschagne 154.58 445.94 134.25 116.09 850.85
3 KS Williamson 103.11 443.84 149.86 113.40 810.20
4 Babar Azam 105.44 466.98 109.10 124.92 806.45
5 SPD Smith 138.03 435.95 121.68 110.56 806.22
6 RG Sharma 101.05 457.33 116.62 128.23 803.22
7 UT Khawaja 106.36 467.64 117.49 102.79 794.28
8 FDM Karunaratne 111.86 376.60 117.05 122.95 728.46
9 DM de Silva 82.64 413.84 95.52 128.21 720.21
10 TM Head 99.39 360.17 104.48 150.00 714.03
11 DJ Mitchell 63.67 446.51 88.29 112.37 710.85
12 BA Stokes 125.28 342.43 102.02 128.90 698.63
13 BM Duckett 53.61 383.10 90.17 150.00 676.88
14 DA Warner 95.94 297.46 139.31 135.62 668.33
15 OJD Pope 94.91 316.40 114.02 134.29 659.61

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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