Top 25 Test Batsmen In Top Form Away From Home

All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards. Our ratings are based on conditions and diverse oppositions. Before the above mentioned date, there were primarily only two teams which dominated cricket. Moreover, matches were of unequal length with some ending in 4 days and some being timeless. Post 1950, West Indies and South Africa grew as test teams. Moreover, Asian teams India and Pakistan started improving after 1950 and became compenent at home at least. Performance in Asia and outside Asia are integral to our overall rating. How the rating works is explained in highlighted sections. So, here are the Top 25 batsmen in their Top Form Away From Home

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2022-07-28

TOP FORM – AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of batsmen in their Top Form Away From Home. The rating is divided into sections to make it easy to understand how it is calculated. Before each section, its criteria is highlighted in bold. Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier batsmen may change if current batsmen set new benchmarks. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 40 consecutive innings of a batsmen such that his overall points are maximum.

The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Sachin Tendulkar has scored 10,000 runs, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Virat Kohli, has scored 5,000 runs.
  • If the rating is out of 250, Sachin will get the full points (pts), that is 250.
  • The points of Kohli are calculated as His Runs/Sachin’s Runs*250. This comes out to be 125.
  • Thus the formula is (Runs Scored/Runs Scored By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Runs being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • For Average, a batsman is eligible to be TS only if he has scored a minimum number of runs, which is mentioned in the qualificaton.
  • For Strike Rate, a batsman is eligible to be TS only if he has scored a minimum number of runs and has a minimum average, which are mentioned in the qualificaton.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 20
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 10
Min Runs (TS AVE) 1500
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE) 1000
Min Runs (TS SR) 1000
Min Average (TS SR) 35

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP INNS RUNS RAT
TS RS Dravid IND 2001-11-16 2006-01-21 40 2746 250.00
1 RS Dravid IND 2001-11-16 2006-01-21 40 2746 250.00
2 IVA Richards WI 1976-01-31 1984-06-14 40 2639 240.26
3 AN Cook ENG 2009-02-13 2012-12-05 40 2638 240.17
4 KF Barrington ENG 1961-11-11 1966-02-11 40 2606 237.25
5 HM Amla SA 2008-12-17 2014-07-24 40 2483 226.06
6 SPD Smith AUS 2015-07-16 2019-09-12 40 2462 224.14
7 KC Sangakkara SL 2009-12-02 2015-01-03 40 2404 218.86
8 RT Ponting AUS 2001-08-16 2006-03-16 40 2399 218.41
9 KS Williamson NZ 2013-10-09 2018-12-03 40 2394 217.95
10 BC Lara WI 2000-12-15 2005-11-25 40 2391 217.68
11 SM Gavaskar IND 1974-06-06 1979-08-30 40 2312 210.49
12 V Sehwag IND 2003-12-26 2008-07-31 40 2286 208.12
13 GS Sobers WI 1958-11-28 1966-12-13 40 2269 206.57
14 V Kohli IND 2014-08-15 2018-09-07 40 2256 205.39
15 AB de Villiers SA 2008-07-18 2013-10-23 40 2219 202.02
16 Mohammad Yousuf PAK 2001-03-08 2006-08-17 40 2212 201.38
17 MC Cowdrey ENG 1960-02-17 1968-03-14 40 2202 200.47
18 JE Root ENG 2017-11-23 2021-02-05 40 2151 195.83
19 AR Border AUS 1984-03-16 1989-08-10 40 2139 194.74
20 JH Kallis SA 2003-10-17 2008-04-03 40 2138 194.65
21 Javed Miandad PAK 1985-02-09 1993-01-02 40 2135 194.37
22 SR Tendulkar IND 2000-11-10 2004-12-17 40 2114 192.46
23 CH Lloyd WI 1973-07-26 1980-01-26 40 2084 189.73
24 AC Gilchrist AUS 2001-07-05 2005-08-04 40 2065 188.00
25 SR Waugh AUS 1988-10-07 1995-04-29 40 2036 185.36
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for batsmen is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the average of batsmen at particluar positions (1-11) in a decade.
  • Second is the average of the opposition bowlers at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The average of the opposing team’s bowlers is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C Ave suggests that more runs were given by bowlers in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was easier to score runs against those oppositions and in those positions.
  • The batsmen’s points will thus be decreased accordingly.
  • Lower C Ave means the opposite.
R Ave

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Batsman’s Ave/His C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave will be low; which is worse for batsmen. Broadly speaking, the following batsmen will benefit from this system:-

  • Openers, who face the new ball.
  • Lower order batsmen, whose averages are lower.
  • Batsmen who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Batsmen who have played in an era where the bowlers dominated, like the 1980s or late 2010s
  • Batsmen who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.
Top Teams (TT)

The R Ave Rating is divided into two parts:-

  • One is Overall which gives points for the overall R Ave.
  • The second part is Against Top Teams, which gives points for R Ave against 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.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams in the specific condition (Asia or outside Asia) or among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if he palyed against it in the specific condition and in the specific decade.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS AN Cook 40 6 2638 0 77.59 33.47 81.14 200.00
1 AN Cook 40 6 2638 0 77.59 33.47 81.14 200.00
2 RS Dravid 40 6 2746 0 80.76 35.23 80.24 197.78
3 KF Barrington 40 8 2606 0 81.44 36.12 78.92 194.53
4 SR Waugh 40 12 2036 0 72.71 33.86 75.16 185.26
5 HM Amla 40 7 2483 0 75.24 35.16 74.90 184.62
6 AR Border 40 10 2139 0 71.30 33.90 73.61 181.45
7 KS Williamson 40 5 2394 0 68.40 33.71 71.02 175.05
8 IVA Richards 40 1 2639 0 67.67 33.79 70.09 172.78
9 JH Kallis 40 10 2138 0 71.27 35.70 69.86 172.20
10 AC Gilchrist 40 8 2065 0 64.53 32.48 69.54 171.41
11 SPD Smith 40 2 2462 0 64.79 33.09 68.52 168.90
12 AB de Villiers 40 7 2219 0 67.24 34.88 67.48 166.34
13 GS Sobers 40 4 2269 0 63.03 32.95 66.94 165.01
14 MC Cowdrey 40 6 2202 0 64.76 33.87 66.92 164.94
15 RT Ponting 40 4 2399 0 66.64 35.64 65.44 161.30
16 SM Gavaskar 40 2 2312 0 60.84 33.66 63.26 155.93
17 V Sehwag 40 2 2286 0 60.16 34.35 61.30 151.11
18 SR Tendulkar 40 6 2114 0 62.18 35.86 60.69 149.60
19 BC Lara 40 0 2391 0 59.78 34.55 60.55 149.26
20 KC Sangakkara 40 2 2404 0 63.26 37.04 59.78 147.35
21 V Kohli 40 1 2256 0 57.85 33.98 59.59 146.88
22 JE Root 40 1 2151 0 55.15 32.52 59.36 146.33
23 Mohammad Yousuf 40 3 2212 0 59.78 35.43 59.06 145.58
24 CH Lloyd 40 2 2084 0 54.84 33.17 57.87 142.64
25 Javed Miandad 40 3 2135 0 57.70 35.29 57.23 141.07

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 100s AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS HM Amla 34 7 2361 0 87.44 35.16 87.05 200.00
1 HM Amla 34 7 2361 0 87.44 35.16 87.05 200.00
2 RS Dravid 28 5 2007 0 87.26 35.23 86.69 199.18
3 SR Waugh 34 12 1808 0 82.18 33.86 84.95 195.17
4 IVA Richards 31 1 2333 0 77.77 33.79 80.56 185.09
5 KF Barrington 40 8 2606 0 81.44 36.12 78.92 181.33
6 AN Cook 29 3 1916 0 73.69 33.47 77.06 177.06
7 SPD Smith 36 2 2343 0 68.91 33.09 72.88 167.45
8 AR Border 36 9 1894 0 70.15 33.90 72.42 166.40
9 JH Kallis 31 7 1683 0 70.13 35.70 68.74 157.94
10 AC Gilchrist 35 7 1783 0 63.68 32.48 68.62 157.66
11 V Sehwag 28 1 1804 0 66.81 34.35 68.09 156.44
12 GS Sobers 40 4 2269 0 63.03 32.95 66.94 153.81
13 MC Cowdrey 40 6 2202 0 64.76 33.87 66.92 153.75
14 Javed Miandad 27 2 1666 0 66.64 35.29 66.09 151.86
15 SM Gavaskar 35 1 2046 0 60.18 33.66 62.57 143.75
16 AB de Villiers 34 3 1889 0 60.94 34.88 61.15 140.51
17 BC Lara 36 0 2169 0 60.25 34.55 61.03 140.23
18 KS Williamson 28 3 1459 0 58.36 33.71 60.59 139.22
19 V Kohli 35 1 1991 0 58.56 33.98 60.32 138.60
20 SR Tendulkar 25 4 1282 0 61.05 35.86 59.59 136.92
21 CH Lloyd 40 2 2084 0 54.84 33.17 57.87 132.96
22 RT Ponting 35 3 1876 0 58.63 35.64 57.57 132.27
23 JE Root 30 1 1548 0 53.38 32.52 57.45 132.01
24 KC Sangakkara 37 2 1905 0 54.43 37.04 51.43 118.17
25 Mohammad Yousuf 35 2 1714 0 51.94 35.43 51.31 117.89
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.

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored In The Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS V Sehwag 309 254 201* 195 180 151 90 197.14 200.00
1 V Sehwag 309 254 201* 195 180 151 90 197.14 200.00
2 BC Lara 226 221 202 191 182 178 130 190.00 192.75
3 RS Dravid 270 233 217 160 148 144* 128* 185.71 188.41
4 KC Sangakkara 319 211 203 147 144 137 119 182.86 185.51
5 HM Amla 311* 253* 196 139* 123* 121 118* 180.14 182.75
6 AN Cook 235* 190 189 176 173 148 139* 178.57 181.16
7 SR Tendulkar 248* 241* 194* 193 155 117 92 177.14 179.71
8 Mohammad Yousuf 204* 203 202 192 159 128 111 171.29 173.77
9 JE Root 228 226 218 186 124 122 83 169.57 172.03
10 IVA Richards 291 232 145 140 135 120* 120 169.00 171.45
11 SPD Smith 215 211 178* 144 143 142 138 167.29 169.71
12 GS Sobers 198 174 168 163* 161 142* 132 162.57 164.93
13 AB de Villiers 278* 174 169 164 135* 106* 97 160.43 162.75
14 Javed Miandad 271 260 153* 118 114 102 94 158.86 161.16
15 V Kohli 200 169 153 149 147 141 115 153.43 155.65
16 KS Williamson 192 166 161* 140 139 132 114 149.14 151.30
17 RT Ponting 206 156 150 144 141 117 113 146.71 148.84
18 AC Gilchrist 204* 162 152 144 138* 121 104 146.43 148.55
19 CH Lloyd 242* 163 149 132 121 102 94 143.29 145.36
20 SM Gavaskar 221 156 137 127 118 116 113 141.14 143.19
21 KF Barrington 172 151* 148* 132* 126 121 115 137.86 139.86
22 SR Waugh 200 177* 157* 152* 98 92 86 137.43 139.42
23 JH Kallis 155 150* 147 132 121 111 109* 132.14 134.06
24 AR Border 196 146* 140 114* 113* 106 100* 130.71 132.61
25 MC Cowdrey 151 148 128* 119 114 113 107 125.71 127.54
C SR And R SR

The Comparative Strike Rate (C SR) and Relative Strike Rate (R SR) for batsmen is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with SR. Points to note are:-

  • Batsmen from the earlier era benefit from R SR.
  • This is because SR was generally low earlier and it has incresed with time.
  • Rest of the factors are the same as in R Ave.
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.

ATTACKING


Criteria: Points For R SR

RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR C SR R SR RAT
TS AC Gilchrist 2065 2394 86.26 51.15 84.33 150.00
1 AC Gilchrist 2065 2394 86.26 51.15 84.33 150.00
2 CH Lloyd 1447 2051 70.55 43.48 81.14 144.33
3 V Sehwag 2286 2789 81.96 51.14 80.14 142.56
4 IVA Richards 2400 3406 70.46 45.15 78.03 138.80
5 RT Ponting 2399 3671 65.35 50.07 65.26 116.09
6 GS Sobers 1307 2515 51.97 40.08 64.82 115.31
7 BC Lara 2391 3929 60.86 48.62 62.58 111.31
8 SR Tendulkar 2114 3639 58.09 49.45 58.74 104.48
9 V Kohli 2256 3791 59.51 51.08 58.25 103.62
10 MC Cowdrey 617 1344 45.91 39.47 58.15 103.44
11 Mohammad Yousuf 2212 3941 56.13 48.91 57.38 102.07
12 SPD Smith 2462 4265 57.73 51.17 56.41 100.34
13 SR Waugh 2036 3929 51.82 46.99 55.13 98.07
14 JE Root 2151 3852 55.84 50.70 55.07 97.95
15 KF Barrington 569 1245 45.70 41.59 54.95 97.74
16 KS Williamson 2394 4448 53.82 50.36 53.44 95.06
17 Javed Miandad 1794 3757 47.75 45.53 52.44 93.28
18 SM Gavaskar 1502 3353 44.80 43.05 52.03 92.55
19 HM Amla 2483 4752 52.25 51.21 51.02 90.76
20 KC Sangakkara 2404 4716 50.98 50.28 50.70 90.18
21 AB de Villiers 2219 4266 52.02 51.36 50.64 90.08
22 AR Border 2093 4727 44.28 44.78 49.44 87.95
23 AN Cook 2638 5397 48.88 51.05 47.87 85.15
24 RS Dravid 2746 5945 46.19 49.07 47.07 83.72
25 JH Kallis 2138 4827 44.29 49.78 44.49 79.14
TF AW Rating

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

RATING


RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT BIP ATT TF AW RAT
1 RS Dravid 250.00 197.78 199.18 188.41 83.72 919.09
2 IVA Richards 240.26 172.78 185.09 171.45 138.80 908.38
3 HM Amla 226.06 184.62 200.00 182.75 90.76 884.19
4 AN Cook 240.17 200.00 177.06 181.16 85.15 883.54
5 V Sehwag 208.12 151.11 156.44 200.00 142.56 858.23
6 KF Barrington 237.25 194.53 181.33 139.86 97.74 850.71
7 SPD Smith 224.14 168.90 167.45 169.71 100.34 830.54
8 AC Gilchrist 188.00 171.41 157.66 148.55 150.00 815.62
9 BC Lara 217.68 149.26 140.23 192.75 111.31 811.24
10 GS Sobers 206.57 165.01 153.81 164.93 115.31 805.63
11 SR Waugh 185.36 185.26 195.17 139.42 98.07 803.29
12 KS Williamson 217.95 175.05 139.22 151.30 95.06 778.58
13 RT Ponting 218.41 161.30 132.27 148.84 116.09 776.91
14 SR Tendulkar 192.46 149.60 136.92 179.71 104.48 763.17
15 AR Border 194.74 181.45 166.40 132.61 87.95 763.15
16 AB de Villiers 202.02 166.34 140.51 162.75 90.08 761.70
17 KC Sangakkara 218.86 147.35 118.17 185.51 90.18 760.06
18 CH Lloyd 189.73 142.64 132.96 145.36 144.33 755.03
19 V Kohli 205.39 146.88 138.60 155.65 103.62 750.14
20 MC Cowdrey 200.47 164.94 153.75 127.54 103.44 750.14
21 SM Gavaskar 210.49 155.93 143.75 143.19 92.55 745.91
22 JE Root 195.83 146.33 132.01 172.03 97.95 744.15
23 Javed Miandad 194.37 141.07 151.86 161.16 93.28 741.74
24 Mohammad Yousuf 201.38 145.58 117.89 173.77 102.07 740.69
25 JH Kallis 194.65 172.20 157.94 134.06 79.14 737.98

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 SA

TOP TEAMS OUTSIDE ASIA


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
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 SA NZ ENG WI IND


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