Top 25 Batsmen In Test Cricket Since 1950

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, macthes 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 Test Cricket since 1950.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2022-08-14

Overall Rating

Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier batsmen may change if current batsmen set new benchmarks. 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. The Overall Rating is divided into three main sections:-

  • Primary Rating: Which gives points for runs, average, top scores and strike rate.
  • Conditions Rating: Which gives points for performance of a batsman At Home, Away From Home, In Asia and Outside Asia
  • Secondary Rating: Which gives points for Top Form (Home and Away) and Difficult Runs
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 25
Min Innings v/s Top Teams 10
Min Runs (TS AVE) 2500
Min Runs v/s Top Teams (TS AVE) 2000
Min Runs (TS SR) 2000
Min Average (TS SR) 35

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for runs scored. We have divided cricket from 1950 onwards into 3 broad eras. This has been done to make it fair for players from earlier era, when less cricket was played, and also for current players, who are in the middle of their careers. Let’s take an example:-

  • Let’s assume Ricky Ponting has scored 10,000 runs, which is the maximum and gives him 250 points.
  • Now, say Viv Richards in earlier times scored 5,000 runs, which was the max for his era.
  • If there are no eras, he would get 50% of the pts, that is 125.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 200 pts for Richards.
  • Now, everyone in his era is compared to Richards and not Ponting.
  • So a player who has scored 1,000 runs in Richards’ era will get (1000/5000)*200 pts or 40pts.
  • Eras are calculated by MP, which is the mean of the years a player: First Played (FP) and Last Played (LP).

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 and 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 265 11174 220.00
1 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 265 11174 220.00
2 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 214 10122 199.29
3 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 1984.5 189 8832 173.89
4 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 1982.5 182 8540 168.14
5 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 1964 160 8032 158.14
6 CH Lloyd WI 1966 1984 1975 175 7515 147.96
7 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 1977 151 7110 139.99
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 250.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 250.00
2 RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 2003.5 287 13378 210.07
3 JH Kallis SA 1995 2013 2004 280 13289 208.67
4 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 2004 286 13288 208.66
5 AN Cook ENG 2006 2018 2012 291 12472 195.84
6 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 233 12400 194.71
7 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 1998 232 11953 187.69
8 S Chanderpaul WI 1994 2015 2004.5 280 11867 186.34
9 DPMD Jayawardena SL 1997 2014 2005.5 252 11814 185.51
10 Younis Khan PAK 2000 2017 2008.5 213 10099 158.58
11 AB de Villiers SA 2004 2018 2011 191 8765 137.63
12 ML Hayden AUS 1994 2009 2001.5 184 8625 135.43
13 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 2007 180 8586 134.82
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2022 2017 224 10458 220.00
1 JE Root ENG 2012 2022 2017 224 10458 220.00
2 SPD Smith AUS 2010 2022 2016 154 8161 171.68
3 V Kohli IND 2011 2022 2016.5 173 8074 169.85
4 DA Warner AUS 2011 2022 2016.5 176 7817 164.44
5 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2022 2016 154 7368 155.00
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 unfamiliar 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 154 18 8161 60.01 33.09 63.46 200.00
1 SPD Smith 154 18 8161 60.01 33.09 63.46 200.00
2 GS Sobers 160 21 8032 57.78 32.95 61.37 193.42
3 GS Chappell 151 19 7110 53.86 33.96 55.51 174.95
4 JE Root 224 18 10458 50.77 32.52 54.64 172.20
5 KS Williamson 154 14 7368 52.63 33.71 54.64 172.20
6 JH Kallis 280 40 13289 55.37 35.70 54.28 171.05
7 KC Sangakkara 233 17 12400 57.41 37.04 54.24 170.95
8 BC Lara 232 6 11953 52.89 34.55 53.58 168.85
9 SM Gavaskar 214 16 10122 51.12 33.66 53.15 167.50
10 SR Tendulkar 329 33 15921 53.79 35.86 52.50 165.46
11 AR Border 265 44 11174 50.56 33.90 52.20 164.51
12 Javed Miandad 189 21 8832 52.57 35.29 52.14 164.32
13 IVA Richards 182 12 8540 50.24 33.79 52.04 163.99
14 RS Dravid 286 32 13288 52.31 35.23 51.97 163.79
15 S Chanderpaul 280 49 11867 51.37 34.92 51.49 162.27
16 DA Warner 176 8 7817 46.53 31.76 51.27 161.57
17 V Kohli 173 10 8074 49.53 33.98 51.03 160.80
18 ML Hayden 184 14 8625 50.74 34.84 50.97 160.64
19 RT Ponting 287 29 13378 51.85 35.64 50.92 160.46
20 AB de Villiers 191 18 8765 50.66 34.88 50.85 160.24
21 Younis Khan 213 19 10099 52.06 36.11 50.45 159.00
22 V Sehwag 180 6 8586 49.34 34.35 50.29 158.47
23 CH Lloyd 175 14 7515 46.68 33.17 49.25 155.22
24 AN Cook 291 16 12472 45.35 33.47 47.43 149.47
25 DPMD Jayawardena 252 15 11814 49.85 37.05 47.08 148.38

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Sobers 140 19 7274 60.12 32.95 63.85 200.00
1 GS Sobers 140 19 7274 60.12 32.95 63.85 200.00
2 SPD Smith 129 12 6813 58.23 33.09 61.58 192.90
3 IVA Richards 147 11 7265 53.42 33.79 55.34 173.33
4 JE Root 176 14 8029 49.56 32.52 53.34 167.09
5 GS Chappell 121 16 5430 51.71 33.96 53.30 166.95
6 BC Lara 197 5 9934 51.74 34.55 52.41 164.17
7 SM Gavaskar 192 13 8997 50.26 33.66 52.26 163.69
8 Younis Khan 158 12 7644 52.36 36.11 50.74 158.94
9 V Kohli 137 9 6258 48.89 33.98 50.36 157.75
10 KC Sangakkara 177 12 8792 53.28 37.04 50.35 157.71
11 JH Kallis 202 23 9182 51.30 35.70 50.28 157.50
12 AR Border 218 36 8860 48.68 33.90 50.26 157.43
13 V Sehwag 141 3 6643 48.14 34.35 49.06 153.66
14 S Chanderpaul 223 34 9127 48.29 34.92 48.40 151.61
15 Javed Miandad 125 14 5409 48.73 35.29 48.33 151.39
16 SR Tendulkar 236 19 10667 49.16 35.86 47.98 150.30
17 RT Ponting 203 15 9144 48.64 35.64 47.76 149.60
18 ML Hayden 139 8 6199 47.32 34.84 47.54 148.92
19 CH Lloyd 149 11 6210 45.00 33.17 47.48 148.73
20 DA Warner 142 5 5890 42.99 31.76 47.37 148.38
21 AB de Villiers 146 9 6391 46.65 34.88 46.82 146.64
22 KS Williamson 102 7 4173 43.93 33.71 45.61 142.85
23 RS Dravid 206 21 8429 45.56 35.23 45.26 141.78
24 DPMD Jayawardena 192 8 8666 47.10 37.05 44.49 139.35
25 AN Cook 202 6 8278 42.23 33.47 44.17 138.35
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 BC Lara 400* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43 200.00
1 BC Lara 400* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43 200.00
2 DPMD Jayawardena 374 275 242 240 237 213* 203* 254.86 185.06
3 KC Sangakkara 319 287 270 232 230 222* 221 254.43 184.75
4 V Sehwag 319 309 293 254 201* 201 195 253.14 183.82
5 AN Cook 294 263 244* 243 235* 190 189 236.86 171.99
6 Younis Khan 313 267 218 213 200* 200* 199 230.00 167.01
7 Javed Miandad 280* 271 260 211 206 203* 163 227.71 165.35
8 V Kohli 254* 243 235 213 211 204 200 222.86 161.83
9 RT Ponting 257 242 221 209 207 206 197 219.86 159.65
10 RS Dravid 270 233 222 217 200* 191 190 217.57 157.99
11 SR Tendulkar 248* 241* 217 214 203 201* 194* 216.86 157.47
12 JE Root 254 228 226 218 200* 190 186 214.57 155.81
13 GS Sobers 365* 226 198 178* 174 168 163* 210.29 152.70
14 KS Williamson 251 242* 238 200* 192 176 166 209.29 151.97
15 IVA Richards 291 232 208 192* 182* 178 177 208.57 151.45
16 GS Chappell 247* 235 204 201 182* 182 176 203.86 148.03
17 SM Gavaskar 236* 221 220 205 182* 176 172 201.71 146.47
18 SPD Smith 239 215 211 199 192 178* 165* 199.86 145.12
19 ML Hayden 380 203 197 177 153 138 138 198.00 143.78
20 DA Warner 335* 253 180 163 154 145 145 196.43 142.63
21 AB de Villiers 278* 217* 178 174 169 164 163 191.86 139.32
22 JH Kallis 224 201* 189* 186 182* 177 173 190.29 138.17
23 AR Border 205 200* 196 163 162 153 152* 175.86 127.70
24 CH Lloyd 242* 178 163 161* 157 149 143 170.43 123.76
25 S Chanderpaul 203* 203* 166 153* 150* 147* 140 166.00 120.54
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 V Sehwag 8586 10441 82.23 51.14 80.41 150.00
1 V Sehwag 8586 10441 82.23 51.14 80.41 150.00
2 IVA Richards 6965 10051 69.30 45.15 76.74 143.16
3 DA Warner 7817 10964 71.30 50.52 70.56 131.63
4 CH Lloyd 4327 7489 57.78 43.48 66.45 123.96
5 GS Sobers 2407 4669 51.55 40.08 64.31 119.97
6 BC Lara 11953 19755 60.51 48.62 62.22 116.07
7 GS Chappell 6740 13080 51.53 43.19 59.65 111.28
8 ML Hayden 8625 14350 60.10 50.83 59.13 110.31
9 RT Ponting 13378 22782 58.72 50.07 58.64 109.40
10 JE Root 10458 18868 55.43 50.70 54.66 101.97
11 SR Tendulkar 15910 29431 54.06 49.45 54.66 101.96
12 V Kohli 8074 14499 55.69 51.08 54.51 101.69
13 KC Sangakkara 12400 22882 54.19 50.28 53.89 100.54
14 AB de Villiers 8765 16048 54.62 51.36 53.17 99.20
15 SPD Smith 8161 15091 54.08 51.17 52.84 98.58
16 SM Gavaskar 6809 15327 44.42 43.05 51.60 96.26
17 Younis Khan 10099 19355 52.18 50.76 51.39 95.88
18 DPMD Jayawardena 11814 22956 51.46 50.28 51.18 95.48
19 KS Williamson 7368 14377 51.25 50.36 50.89 94.93
20 Javed Miandad 6974 15241 45.76 45.53 50.25 93.74
21 JH Kallis 13289 28901 45.98 49.78 46.19 86.16
22 AN Cook 12472 26562 46.95 51.05 45.99 85.79
23 AR Border 11096 27035 41.04 44.78 45.83 85.50
24 S Chanderpaul 11867 27411 43.29 49.86 43.42 81.00
25 RS Dravid 13288 31263 42.50 49.07 43.31 80.80

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the Overall Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CONS C TT BIP ATT RAT PRI PTS
1 BC Lara 187.69 168.85 164.17 200.00 116.07 836.78 418.39
2 SR Tendulkar 250.00 165.46 150.30 157.47 101.96 825.19 412.60
3 GS Sobers 158.14 193.42 200.00 152.70 119.97 824.22 412.11
4 JE Root 220.00 172.20 167.09 155.81 101.97 817.07 408.54
5 KC Sangakkara 194.71 170.95 157.71 184.75 100.54 808.66 404.33
6 SPD Smith 171.68 200.00 192.90 145.12 98.58 808.29 404.14
7 IVA Richards 168.14 163.99 173.33 151.45 143.16 800.07 400.04
8 RT Ponting 210.07 160.46 149.60 159.65 109.40 789.19 394.59
9 V Sehwag 134.82 158.47 153.66 183.82 150.00 780.77 390.38
10 SM Gavaskar 199.29 167.50 163.69 146.47 96.26 773.21 386.61
11 JH Kallis 208.67 171.05 157.50 138.17 86.16 761.57 380.78
12 AR Border 220.00 164.51 157.43 127.70 85.50 755.14 377.57
13 DPMD Jayawardena 185.51 148.38 139.35 185.06 95.48 753.78 376.89
14 RS Dravid 208.66 163.79 141.78 157.99 80.80 753.02 376.51
15 V Kohli 169.85 160.80 157.75 161.83 101.69 751.93 375.96
16 Javed Miandad 173.89 164.32 151.39 165.35 93.74 748.69 374.35
17 DA Warner 164.44 161.57 148.38 142.63 131.63 748.66 374.33
18 AN Cook 195.84 149.47 138.35 171.99 85.79 741.43 370.72
19 GS Chappell 139.99 174.95 166.95 148.03 111.28 741.19 370.60
20 Younis Khan 158.58 159.00 158.94 167.01 95.88 739.40 369.70
21 KS Williamson 155.00 172.20 142.85 151.97 94.93 716.95 358.47
22 S Chanderpaul 186.34 162.27 151.61 120.54 81.00 701.76 350.88
23 CH Lloyd 147.96 155.22 148.73 123.76 123.96 699.63 349.82
24 ML Hayden 135.43 160.64 148.92 143.78 110.31 699.08 349.54
25 AB de Villiers 137.63 160.24 146.64 139.32 99.20 683.03 341.51

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Here are those conditions and their weightage. Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians. Familiar Conditions (FC) is the opposite. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RT Ponting 154 7578 56.98 60.00 819.48 204.87
2 BC Lara 111 6217 58.65 60.35 818.87 204.72
3 DPMD Jayawardena 129 7167 59.73 52.46 811.03 202.76
4 DA Warner 87 4824 60.30 73.27 799.75 199.94
5 GS Sobers 75 4075 66.80 46.08 795.70 198.93
6 KC Sangakkara 124 6830 60.44 55.56 793.23 198.31
7 JE Root 113 5578 55.23 58.02 785.17 196.29
8 V Sehwag 89 4656 54.14 83.43 751.24 187.81
9 JH Kallis 143 7035 56.73 47.73 748.25 187.06
10 SR Tendulkar 153 7216 52.67 53.22 742.35 185.59
11 V Kohli 71 3847 61.06 59.74 740.11 185.03
12 KS Williamson 66 3788 65.31 54.61 728.85 182.21
13 Javed Miandad 86 4481 61.38 45.75 728.74 182.18
14 ML Hayden 98 5210 57.89 62.88 722.95 180.74
15 SPD Smith 73 3901 62.92 54.66 720.66 180.16
16 GS Chappell 96 4515 54.40 51.24 712.71 178.18
17 SM Gavaskar 108 5067 50.17 46.77 709.85 177.46
18 S Chanderpaul 133 6187 58.37 41.90 697.52 174.38
19 Younis Khan 84 4382 56.91 53.15 683.15 170.79
20 AN Cook 155 6568 44.38 48.03 672.53 168.13
21 IVA Richards 67 3136 49.78 67.29 664.87 166.22
22 AR Border 145 5743 45.94 40.10 662.94 165.73
23 RS Dravid 120 5598 51.36 42.38 654.75 163.69
24 AB de Villiers 109 4788 47.41 57.44 608.09 152.02
25 CH Lloyd 67 2881 46.47 54.67 583.03 145.76

Away From Home

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SR Tendulkar 176 8705 54.75 54.78 842.85 842.85
2 IVA Richards 115 5404 50.50 70.25 838.08 838.08
3 SPD Smith 81 4260 57.57 53.56 804.18 804.18
4 AR Border 120 5431 56.57 42.10 787.92 787.92
5 RS Dravid 166 7690 53.03 42.60 772.44 772.44
6 JE Root 111 4880 46.48 52.73 770.59 770.59
7 SM Gavaskar 106 5055 52.11 41.73 767.19 767.19
8 BC Lara 121 5736 47.80 60.67 765.65 765.65
9 GS Sobers 85 3957 50.73 52.60 757.32 757.32
10 KC Sangakkara 109 5570 54.08 52.60 756.97 756.97
11 AN Cook 136 5904 46.49 45.81 731.10 731.10
12 CH Lloyd 108 4634 46.81 58.55 730.16 730.16
13 Younis Khan 129 5717 48.86 51.46 718.78 718.78
14 JH Kallis 137 6254 53.91 44.16 711.88 711.88
15 V Sehwag 91 3930 44.66 80.86 710.19 710.19
16 AB de Villiers 82 3977 55.24 51.56 700.06 700.06
17 V Kohli 102 4227 42.27 52.45 689.34 689.34
18 Javed Miandad 103 4351 45.80 45.76 685.27 685.27
19 RT Ponting 133 5800 46.40 57.13 678.43 678.43
20 GS Chappell 55 2595 52.96 52.10 672.07 672.07
21 S Chanderpaul 147 5680 45.44 44.92 645.49 645.49
22 KS Williamson 88 3580 43.66 48.12 636.95 636.95
23 DPMD Jayawardena 123 4647 39.72 49.99 604.21 604.21
24 DA Warner 89 2993 34.01 68.33 588.98 588.98
25 ML Hayden 86 3415 42.69 56.31 584.77 584.77

FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS


Familiar Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 BC Lara 206 10423 52.12 61.10 860.76 215.19
2 RT Ponting 239 11489 53.94 59.53 838.45 209.61
3 SPD Smith 121 6584 62.70 56.48 814.69 203.67
4 GS Sobers 142 6973 55.78 51.59 813.66 203.41
5 IVA Richards 144 7030 51.69 69.66 802.54 200.64
6 JE Root 184 8466 50.39 55.22 797.71 199.43
7 JH Kallis 236 11231 55.33 46.35 785.21 196.30
8 DA Warner 137 6543 50.33 72.57 771.37 192.84
9 AR Border 226 9375 49.87 40.49 750.57 187.64
10 GS Chappell 145 6663 52.88 51.05 744.97 186.24
11 AN Cook 236 9762 43.58 47.60 724.57 181.14
12 S Chanderpaul 233 10017 51.90 42.42 723.94 180.98
13 KS Williamson 118 5781 55.06 52.41 709.69 177.42
14 ML Hayden 149 6962 50.82 60.22 697.61 174.40
15 AB de Villiers 155 7019 49.78 54.45 658.62 164.66
16 CH Lloyd 144 5886 43.60 57.09 653.12 163.28

Asians In Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KC Sangakkara 165 9355 61.55 55.15 876.91 219.23
2 V Sehwag 114 6256 57.39 84.95 864.95 216.24
3 DPMD Jayawardena 179 9399 56.28 52.57 857.47 214.37
4 SR Tendulkar 194 9674 56.24 54.08 816.39 204.10
5 Younis Khan 133 6926 58.20 53.69 791.52 197.88
6 V Kohli 82 4255 58.29 59.35 784.84 196.21
7 SM Gavaskar 133 6254 50.85 46.52 775.55 193.89
8 Javed Miandad 111 5492 57.21 45.63 767.24 191.81
9 RS Dravid 160 7370 51.18 43.72 714.40 178.60

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AN Cook 55 2710 53.14 44.77 850.66 850.66
2 CH Lloyd 31 1629 62.65 62.12 833.44 833.44
3 JE Root 40 1992 52.42 56.32 832.61 832.61
4 BC Lara 26 1530 58.85 56.75 775.62 775.62
5 AR Border 39 1799 54.52 44.25 758.02 758.02
6 AB de Villiers 36 1746 54.56 55.29 749.28 749.28
7 GS Sobers 18 1059 75.64 0.00 725.08 725.08
8 JH Kallis 44 2058 55.62 44.05 715.85 715.85
9 IVA Richards 38 1510 44.41 66.94 708.30 708.30
10 KS Williamson 36 1587 45.34 47.42 680.02 680.02
11 S Chanderpaul 47 1850 48.68 48.71 677.28 677.28
12 ML Hayden 35 1663 50.39 59.63 674.41 674.41
13 SPD Smith 33 1577 50.87 45.92 672.90 672.90
14 RT Ponting 48 1889 41.98 54.23 647.24 647.24
15 DA Warner 39 1274 33.53 65.40 570.73 570.73
16 GS Chappell 6 447 74.50 59.28 500.00 500.00

Asians Outside Asia

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SR Tendulkar 135 6247 50.38 54.03 924.37 924.37
2 RS Dravid 126 5918 53.80 41.09 906.00 906.00
3 SM Gavaskar 81 3868 51.57 40.94 886.38 886.38
4 Javed Miandad 78 3340 46.39 45.93 837.64 837.64
5 V Kohli 91 3819 42.43 52.10 815.07 815.07
6 KC Sangakkara 68 3045 47.58 51.44 779.02 779.02
7 Younis Khan 80 3173 42.31 49.16 731.47 731.47
8 V Sehwag 66 2330 35.85 75.72 670.90 670.90
9 DPMD Jayawardena 73 2415 34.50 47.56 562.68 562.68

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 SR Tendulkar 842.85 742.35 924.37 816.39 2,156.91 215.69
2 SM Gavaskar 767.19 709.85 886.38 775.55 2,024.92 202.49
3 RS Dravid 772.44 654.75 906.00 714.40 2,020.73 202.07
4 JE Root 770.59 785.17 832.61 797.71 1,998.92 199.89
5 BC Lara 765.65 818.87 775.62 860.76 1,961.18 196.12
6 KC Sangakkara 756.97 793.23 779.02 876.91 1,953.53 195.35
7 AN Cook 731.10 672.53 850.66 724.57 1,931.03 193.10
8 IVA Richards 838.08 664.87 708.30 802.54 1,913.23 191.32
9 AR Border 787.92 662.94 758.02 750.57 1,899.32 189.93
10 Javed Miandad 685.27 728.74 837.64 767.24 1,896.91 189.69
11 V Kohli 689.34 740.11 815.07 784.84 1,885.65 188.56
12 GS Sobers 757.32 795.70 725.08 813.66 1,884.74 188.47
13 CH Lloyd 730.16 583.03 833.44 653.12 1,872.63 187.26
14 SPD Smith 804.18 720.66 672.90 814.69 1,860.92 186.09
15 Younis Khan 718.78 683.15 731.47 791.52 1,818.92 181.89
16 JH Kallis 711.88 748.25 715.85 785.21 1,811.09 181.11
17 V Sehwag 710.19 751.24 670.90 864.95 1,785.14 178.51
18 AB de Villiers 700.06 608.09 749.28 658.62 1,766.02 176.60
19 RT Ponting 678.43 819.48 647.24 838.45 1,740.15 174.01
20 S Chanderpaul 645.49 697.52 677.28 723.94 1,678.13 167.81
21 KS Williamson 636.95 728.85 680.02 709.69 1,676.60 167.66
22 ML Hayden 584.77 722.95 674.41 697.61 1,614.32 161.43
23 DPMD Jayawardena 604.21 811.03 562.68 857.47 1,584.01 158.40
24 DA Warner 588.98 799.75 570.73 771.37 1,552.49 155.25
25 GS Chappell 672.07 712.71 500.00 744.97 1,536.49 153.65

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And Difficult Runs

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 40 consecutive innings of a batsmen such that his overall points are maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. Difficult Runs are defined as runs scored in the 1st and 4th inns after losing the toss. Moreover, only performaces against Top Teams are counted in Difficult Runs Rating. To see how the ratings were calculated, click on the Rating. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • DIFF RUNS – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RT Ponting 40 2981 96.16 61.51 923.19 461.59
2 GS Sobers 40 2750 85.94 51.03 869.92 434.96
3 V Kohli 40 2776 79.31 66.02 863.55 431.78
4 KC Sangakkara 40 3012 86.06 59.88 862.68 431.34
5 SPD Smith 40 2871 89.72 59.26 844.59 422.29
6 DA Warner 40 2810 75.95 76.13 828.84 414.42
7 DPMD Jayawardena 40 2924 79.03 53.96 812.01 406.00
8 ML Hayden 40 2566 75.47 69.22 773.44 386.72
9 V Sehwag 40 2459 63.05 95.09 772.65 386.32
10 BC Lara 40 2675 70.39 61.66 768.25 384.12
11 KS Williamson 40 2582 73.77 58.48 752.54 376.27
12 Javed Miandad 40 2480 80.00 49.40 743.44 371.72
13 JE Root 40 2303 65.80 64.28 737.19 368.59
14 SR Tendulkar 40 2630 73.06 58.88 726.16 363.08
15 JH Kallis 40 2521 81.32 50.93 720.08 360.04
16 Younis Khan 40 2387 68.20 54.45 717.76 358.88
17 SM Gavaskar 40 2414 65.24 46.00 696.36 348.18
18 S Chanderpaul 40 2296 76.53 44.80 696.06 348.03
19 GS Chappell 40 2217 67.18 52.47 687.96 343.98
20 IVA Richards 40 2100 55.26 64.32 673.88 336.94
21 AB de Villiers 40 2533 66.66 58.28 672.00 336.00
22 RS Dravid 40 2108 63.88 42.66 618.83 309.42
23 AR Border 40 2111 57.05 42.72 612.04 306.02
24 CH Lloyd 40 1982 53.57 53.29 602.03 301.02
25 AN Cook 40 2057 57.14 49.41 582.53 291.27

TOP FORM AWAY


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RS Dravid 40 2746 80.76 46.19 919.09 919.09
2 IVA Richards 40 2639 67.67 70.46 908.38 908.38
3 AN Cook 40 2638 77.59 48.88 883.54 883.54
4 V Sehwag 40 2286 60.16 81.96 858.23 858.23
5 SPD Smith 40 2462 64.79 57.73 830.54 830.54
6 BC Lara 40 2391 59.78 60.86 811.24 811.24
7 GS Sobers 40 2269 63.03 51.97 805.63 805.63
8 KS Williamson 40 2394 68.40 53.82 778.58 778.58
9 RT Ponting 40 2399 66.64 65.35 776.91 776.91
10 SR Tendulkar 40 2114 62.18 58.09 763.17 763.17
11 AR Border 40 2139 71.30 44.28 763.15 763.15
12 AB de Villiers 40 2219 67.24 52.02 761.70 761.70
13 KC Sangakkara 40 2404 63.26 50.98 760.06 760.06
14 CH Lloyd 40 2084 54.84 70.55 755.03 755.03
15 V Kohli 40 2256 57.85 59.51 750.14 750.14
16 SM Gavaskar 40 2312 60.84 44.80 745.91 745.91
17 JE Root 40 2151 55.15 55.84 744.15 744.15
18 Javed Miandad 40 2135 57.70 47.75 741.74 741.74
19 JH Kallis 40 2138 71.27 44.29 737.98 737.98
20 S Chanderpaul 40 2156 71.87 45.84 736.69 736.69
21 ML Hayden 40 2114 58.72 61.33 719.30 719.30
22 Younis Khan 40 2121 62.38 54.68 712.93 712.93
23 GS Chappell 40 1939 53.86 54.62 692.79 692.79
24 DPMD Jayawardena 40 2029 52.03 53.91 685.97 685.97
25 DA Warner 40 1739 43.48 74.76 633.52 633.52

DIFFICULT RUNS


RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 34 1547 55.25 44.98 908.73 908.73
2 RT Ponting 36 1631 54.37 63.22 885.82 885.82
3 IVA Richards 28 1340 51.54 69.01 879.73 879.73
4 S Chanderpaul 42 1699 49.97 48.13 813.39 813.39
5 ML Hayden 27 1207 52.48 65.00 793.69 793.69
6 Younis Khan 34 1400 48.28 51.49 767.58 767.58
7 AB de Villiers 30 1311 46.82 43.93 764.88 764.88
8 JH Kallis 42 1597 43.16 44.50 760.18 760.18
9 GS Chappell 25 964 50.74 54.87 737.15 737.15
10 DPMD Jayawardena 35 1339 41.84 49.26 725.82 725.82
11 SR Tendulkar 47 1443 37.00 53.35 722.61 722.61
12 Javed Miandad 22 952 56.00 43.20 717.99 717.99
13 GS Sobers 19 773 59.46 35.33 701.88 701.88
14 SPD Smith 27 1000 40.00 48.29 700.71 700.71
15 JE Root 35 1086 38.79 45.59 676.82 676.82
16 DA Warner 26 949 39.54 70.82 672.53 672.53
17 KS Williamson 20 763 40.16 51.31 667.44 667.44
18 AR Border 43 1280 33.68 35.14 657.61 657.61
19 CH Lloyd 27 907 37.79 61.18 644.05 644.05
20 BC Lara 37 1134 31.50 56.14 634.41 634.41
21 V Kohli 32 1033 34.43 52.22 633.83 633.83
22 KC Sangakkara 33 1114 33.76 53.07 628.03 628.03
23 V Sehwag 28 687 26.42 73.79 517.70 517.70
24 AN Cook 42 1062 26.55 42.19 515.00 515.00
25 RS Dravid 41 964 29.21 34.85 484.08 484.08

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF AW TF HM DIFF RNS TOT SEC RAT
1 IVA Richards 908.38 336.94 879.73 2,125.04 212.50
2 RT Ponting 776.91 461.59 885.82 2,124.32 212.43
3 SM Gavaskar 745.91 348.18 908.73 2,002.82 200.28
4 SPD Smith 830.54 422.29 700.71 1,953.54 195.35
5 GS Sobers 805.63 434.96 701.88 1,942.47 194.25
6 ML Hayden 719.30 386.72 793.69 1,899.71 189.97
7 S Chanderpaul 736.69 348.03 813.39 1,898.11 189.81
8 AB de Villiers 761.70 336.00 764.88 1,862.58 186.26
9 JH Kallis 737.98 360.04 760.18 1,858.21 185.82
10 SR Tendulkar 763.17 363.08 722.61 1,848.86 184.89
11 Younis Khan 712.93 358.88 767.58 1,839.38 183.94
12 Javed Miandad 741.74 371.72 717.99 1,831.45 183.14
13 BC Lara 811.24 384.12 634.41 1,829.77 182.98
14 KS Williamson 778.58 376.27 667.44 1,822.29 182.23
15 KC Sangakkara 760.06 431.34 628.03 1,819.43 181.94
16 DPMD Jayawardena 685.97 406.00 725.82 1,817.79 181.78
17 V Kohli 750.14 431.78 633.83 1,815.75 181.57
18 JE Root 744.15 368.59 676.82 1,789.56 178.96
19 GS Chappell 692.79 343.98 737.15 1,773.92 177.39
20 V Sehwag 858.23 386.32 517.70 1,762.25 176.22
21 AR Border 763.15 306.02 657.61 1,726.78 172.68
22 DA Warner 633.52 414.42 672.53 1,720.47 172.05
23 RS Dravid 919.09 309.42 484.08 1,712.59 171.26
24 CH Lloyd 755.03 301.02 644.05 1,700.09 170.01
25 AN Cook 883.54 291.27 515.00 1,689.81 168.98

FINAL RATING

Final Rating

The Final Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 SR Tendulkar IND 412.60 215.69 184.89 813.17
2 IVA Richards WI 400.04 191.32 212.50 803.86
3 BC Lara WI 418.39 196.12 182.98 797.49
4 GS Sobers WI 412.11 188.47 194.25 794.83
5 SM Gavaskar IND 386.61 202.49 200.28 789.38
6 JE Root ENG 408.54 199.89 178.96 787.38
7 SPD Smith AUS 404.14 186.09 195.35 785.59
8 KC Sangakkara SL 404.33 195.35 181.94 781.63
9 RT Ponting AUS 394.59 174.01 212.43 781.04
10 RS Dravid IND 376.51 202.07 171.26 749.84
11 JH Kallis SA 380.78 181.11 185.82 747.71
12 Javed Miandad PAK 374.35 189.69 183.14 747.18
13 V Kohli IND 375.96 188.56 181.57 746.10
14 V Sehwag IND 390.38 178.51 176.22 745.12
15 AR Border AUS 377.57 189.93 172.68 740.18
16 Younis Khan PAK 369.70 181.89 183.94 735.53
17 AN Cook ENG 370.72 193.10 168.98 732.80
18 DPMD Jayawardena SL 376.89 158.40 181.78 717.07
19 S Chanderpaul WI 350.88 167.81 189.81 708.50
20 KS Williamson NZ 358.47 167.66 182.23 708.36
21 CH Lloyd WI 349.82 187.26 170.01 707.09
22 AB de Villiers SA 341.51 176.60 186.26 704.37
23 GS Chappell AUS 370.60 153.65 177.39 701.64
24 DA Warner AUS 374.33 155.25 172.05 701.62
25 ML Hayden AUS 349.54 161.43 189.97 700.94

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 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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