Top 25 Test Batsmen In Top Form At 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 At Home

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

TOP FORM – HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of batsmen in their Top Form At 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 KC Sangakkara SL 2004-08-11 2010-07-26 40 3012 250.00
1 KC Sangakkara SL 2004-08-11 2010-07-26 40 3012 250.00
2 RT Ponting AUS 2003-07-25 2006-12-01 40 2981 247.43
3 DPMD Jayawardena SL 2006-04-03 2012-03-26 40 2924 242.70
4 GA Gooch ENG 1990-07-05 1994-06-02 40 2895 240.29
5 SPD Smith AUS 2013-12-13 2018-01-04 40 2871 238.30
6 DA Warner AUS 2014-12-09 2019-12-12 40 2810 233.23
7 V Kohli IND 2015-12-03 2021-02-13 40 2776 230.41
8 GS Sobers WI 1958-02-05 1968-03-28 40 2750 228.25
9 Mohammad Yousuf PAK 2000-11-15 2006-11-27 40 2745 227.84
10 BC Lara WI 2001-04-19 2005-06-03 40 2675 222.03
11 MJ Clarke AUS 2008-01-24 2012-11-22 40 2651 220.04
12 SR Tendulkar IND 1997-12-03 2002-10-09 40 2630 218.29
13 KS Williamson NZ 2015-01-03 2020-12-26 40 2582 214.31
14 ML Hayden AUS 2001-12-14 2005-10-14 40 2566 212.98
15 JH Kallis SA 2000-12-08 2005-03-11 40 2521 209.25
16 Inzamam-ul-Haq PAK 2000-03-05 2006-11-11 40 2487 206.42
17 Javed Miandad PAK 1976-10-09 1983-01-30 40 2480 205.84
18 V Sehwag IND 2008-03-26 2012-08-31 40 2459 204.10
19 WM Lawry AUS 1963-12-06 1971-01-21 40 2392 198.54
20 Younis Khan PAK 2006-01-21 2014-10-30 40 2387 198.12
21 BB McCullum NZ 2009-12-11 2016-02-20 40 2374 197.05
22 TW Graveney ENG 1957-06-20 1969-06-12 40 2330 193.39
23 JE Root ENG 2013-08-21 2017-07-14 40 2303 191.15
24 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1975-02-15 1984-11-16 40 2283 189.49
25 RG Sharma IND 2013-11-06 2022-03-12 30 1760 146.08
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 AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS SPD Smith 40 8 2871 89.72 33.09 94.89 200.00
1 SPD Smith 40 8 2871 89.72 33.09 94.89 200.00
2 RT Ponting 40 9 2981 96.16 35.64 94.43 199.03
3 GS Sobers 40 8 2750 85.94 32.95 91.28 192.39
4 DA Warner 40 3 2810 75.95 31.76 83.68 176.38
5 V Kohli 40 5 2776 79.31 33.98 81.70 172.21
6 KC Sangakkara 40 5 3012 86.06 37.04 81.32 171.40
7 GA Gooch 40 1 2895 74.23 32.14 80.84 170.39
8 JH Kallis 40 9 2521 81.32 35.70 79.72 168.03
9 Javed Miandad 40 9 2480 80.00 35.29 79.35 167.24
10 RG Sharma 30 6 1760 73.33 32.68 78.55 165.56
11 KS Williamson 40 5 2582 73.77 33.71 76.59 161.44
12 ML Hayden 40 6 2566 75.47 34.84 75.83 159.83
13 Mohammad Yousuf 40 4 2745 76.25 35.43 75.33 158.77
14 MJ Clarke 40 5 2651 75.74 35.47 74.74 157.53
15 DPMD Jayawardena 40 3 2924 79.03 37.05 74.65 157.34
16 Zaheer Abbas 40 8 2283 71.34 34.74 71.88 151.50
17 SR Tendulkar 40 4 2630 73.06 35.86 71.31 150.31
18 BC Lara 40 2 2675 70.39 34.55 71.31 150.31
19 Inzamam-ul-Haq 40 5 2487 71.06 35.03 70.99 149.64
20 JE Root 40 5 2303 65.80 32.52 70.82 149.28
21 WM Lawry 40 3 2392 64.65 32.72 69.15 145.75
22 BB McCullum 40 4 2374 65.94 33.72 68.46 144.29
23 Younis Khan 40 5 2387 68.20 36.11 66.10 139.32
24 TW Graveney 40 3 2330 62.97 34.00 64.82 136.63
25 V Sehwag 40 1 2459 63.05 34.35 64.25 135.43

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS RT Ponting 20 4 1764 110.25 35.64 108.26 200.00
1 RT Ponting 20 4 1764 110.25 35.64 108.26 200.00
2 GS Sobers 33 7 2326 89.46 32.95 95.02 175.54
3 SPD Smith 32 5 2216 82.07 33.09 86.80 160.35
4 V Kohli 28 5 1905 82.83 33.98 85.32 157.62
5 KC Sangakkara 27 2 2139 85.56 37.04 80.85 149.35
6 MJ Clarke 30 3 2187 81.00 35.47 79.93 147.65
7 RG Sharma 18 3 1117 74.47 32.68 79.76 147.34
8 WM Lawry 31 3 1963 70.11 32.72 74.99 138.53
9 DPMD Jayawardena 30 3 2135 79.07 37.05 74.69 137.98
10 JE Root 24 3 1445 68.81 32.52 74.06 136.82
11 TW Graveney 22 3 1343 70.68 34.00 72.76 134.41
12 BB McCullum 21 2 1325 69.74 33.72 72.39 133.74
13 Younis Khan 34 4 2206 73.53 36.11 71.27 131.65
14 ML Hayden 24 3 1477 70.33 34.84 70.66 130.54
15 Javed Miandad 24 7 1206 70.94 35.29 70.36 129.98
16 DA Warner 29 1 1739 62.11 31.76 68.43 126.42
17 JH Kallis 21 5 1090 68.13 35.70 66.78 123.37
18 Inzamam-ul-Haq 28 2 1727 66.42 35.03 66.36 122.59
19 KS Williamson 18 1 1082 63.65 33.71 66.08 122.08
20 V Sehwag 28 0 1726 61.64 34.35 62.82 116.05
21 Zaheer Abbas 26 6 1245 62.25 34.74 62.71 115.86
22 BC Lara 32 1 1872 60.39 34.55 61.17 113.01
23 GA Gooch 29 1 1537 54.89 32.14 59.78 110.43
24 Mohammad Yousuf 26 0 1554 59.77 35.43 59.04 109.08
25 SR Tendulkar 25 1 1383 57.63 35.86 56.25 103.91
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 Kohli 254* 243 235 213 211 204 167 218.14 200.00
1 V Kohli 254* 243 235 213 211 204 167 218.14 200.00
2 KC Sangakkara 287 232 222* 219 200* 185 157* 214.57 196.73
3 MJ Clarke 329* 259* 230 210 166 139 138 210.14 192.67
4 DPMD Jayawardena 374 213* 195 180 174 165 136 205.29 188.21
5 BC Lara 400* 209 196 176 153 130 122 198.00 181.53
6 RT Ponting 257 242 207 196 169 149 143* 194.71 178.52
7 DA Warner 335* 253 163 154 145 144 122* 188.00 172.36
8 GS Sobers 365* 226 153 152 147 145 125 187.57 171.97
9 GA Gooch 333 210 174 154* 154 135 133 184.71 169.35
10 V Sehwag 319 293 173 165 131 109 96 183.71 168.43
11 Zaheer Abbas 235* 215 186 176 168* 168 134 183.14 167.91
12 BB McCullum 302 224 195 185 145 113 104 181.14 166.08
13 Younis Khan 313 213 194 136 131* 130 127 177.71 162.93
14 KS Williamson 251 242* 200* 176 130 129 108* 176.57 161.89
15 ML Hayden 380 197 138 136 132 131 117 175.86 161.23
16 JE Root 254 200* 190 154* 149* 134 130 173.00 158.61
17 SR Tendulkar 217 201* 177 176 155* 148 136 172.86 158.48
18 Mohammad Yousuf 223 192 191 173 146 126 124 167.86 153.90
19 Javed Miandad 280* 206 163 154* 138 126 106* 167.57 153.63
20 SPD Smith 239 192 165* 162* 141* 138 134* 167.29 153.37
21 TW Graveney 258 165 164 153 151 114 109 159.14 145.91
22 Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 142 138* 138 119 118 117 157.29 144.20
23 RG Sharma 212 177 176 161 127 111* 102* 152.29 139.62
24 JH Kallis 177 162 158 149 139* 136* 130* 150.14 137.66
25 WM Lawry 205 166 157 151 119 108 105 144.43 132.42
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 N Kapil Dev 1039 1231 84.40 44.98 93.83 150.00
1 V Sehwag 2459 2586 95.09 51.14 92.98 148.63
2 DA Warner 2810 3691 76.13 50.52 75.34 120.44
3 Zaheer Abbas 1561 2499 62.46 44.20 70.67 112.97
4 ML Hayden 2566 3707 69.22 50.83 68.10 108.86
5 BB McCullum 2374 3385 70.13 51.69 67.84 108.45
6 RG Sharma 1760 2639 66.69 50.50 66.04 105.56
7 V Kohli 2776 4205 66.02 51.08 64.62 103.31
8 GS Sobers 247 484 51.03 40.08 63.66 101.76
9 BC Lara 2675 4338 61.66 48.62 63.41 101.37
10 JE Root 2303 3583 64.28 50.70 63.38 101.33
11 GA Gooch 2895 5407 53.54 43.51 61.53 98.36
12 RT Ponting 2981 4846 61.51 50.07 61.43 98.21
13 KC Sangakkara 3012 5030 59.88 50.28 59.55 95.20
14 SR Tendulkar 2630 4467 58.88 49.45 59.53 95.16
15 KS Williamson 2582 4415 58.48 50.36 58.07 92.83
16 SPD Smith 2871 4845 59.26 51.17 57.90 92.56
17 Inzamam-ul-Haq 2487 4483 55.48 48.01 57.77 92.36
18 Mohammad Yousuf 2745 4957 55.38 48.91 56.61 90.50
19 TW Graveney 1452 3350 43.34 38.63 56.11 89.69
20 MJ Clarke 2651 4750 55.81 51.28 54.41 86.99
21 Javed Miandad 1619 3277 49.40 45.53 54.25 86.73
22 DPMD Jayawardena 2924 5419 53.96 50.28 53.66 85.78
23 Younis Khan 2387 4384 54.45 50.76 53.63 85.73
24 WM Lawry 2006 4841 41.44 39.75 52.12 83.32
25 JH Kallis 2521 4950 50.93 49.78 51.16 81.78
TF HM Rating

The TOP FORM – HOME (TF HM) 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 HM RAT
1 RT Ponting 247.43 199.03 200.00 178.52 98.21 923.19
2 GS Sobers 228.25 192.39 175.54 171.97 101.76 869.92
3 V Kohli 230.41 172.21 157.62 200.00 103.31 863.55
4 KC Sangakkara 250.00 171.40 149.35 196.73 95.20 862.68
5 SPD Smith 238.30 200.00 160.35 153.37 92.56 844.59
6 DA Warner 233.23 176.38 126.42 172.36 120.44 828.84
7 DPMD Jayawardena 242.70 157.34 137.98 188.21 85.78 812.01
8 MJ Clarke 220.04 157.53 147.65 192.67 86.99 804.87
9 GA Gooch 240.29 170.39 110.43 169.35 98.36 788.83
10 ML Hayden 212.98 159.83 130.54 161.23 108.86 773.44
11 V Sehwag 204.10 135.43 116.05 168.43 148.63 772.65
12 BC Lara 222.03 150.31 113.01 181.53 101.37 768.25
13 KS Williamson 214.31 161.44 122.08 161.89 92.83 752.54
14 BB McCullum 197.05 144.29 133.74 166.08 108.45 749.60
15 Javed Miandad 205.84 167.24 129.98 153.63 86.73 743.44
16 Mohammad Yousuf 227.84 158.77 109.08 153.90 90.50 740.09
17 Zaheer Abbas 189.49 151.50 115.86 167.91 112.97 737.73
18 JE Root 191.15 149.28 136.82 158.61 101.33 737.19
19 SR Tendulkar 218.29 150.31 103.91 158.48 95.16 726.16
20 JH Kallis 209.25 168.03 123.37 137.66 81.78 720.08
21 Younis Khan 198.12 139.32 131.65 162.93 85.73 717.76
22 Inzamam-ul-Haq 206.42 149.64 122.59 144.20 92.36 715.22
23 RG Sharma 146.08 165.56 147.34 139.62 105.56 704.17
24 TW Graveney 193.39 136.63 134.41 145.91 89.69 700.03
25 WM Lawry 198.54 145.75 138.53 132.42 83.32 698.56

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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