Top 10 Indian Batsmen In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

The Nations Rating filters the OVERALL Rating to show players only from India.

  • The Rating of the players from India remains the same as in the original OVERALL Rating.
  • Thus the Trend Setter can be from any nation and is not necessarily from India.

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Runs, Average, Top Inns, Strike Rate
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home and Away, Difficult Runs, Impact Inns
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which 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 an 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 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Runs Scored 200.00
Consistent Average 500.00
Big Innings Potential Top Inns (Runs) 150.00
Attacking Strike Rate 150.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS AR Border AUS 1978 1994 1986 265 11174 170.00
1 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 1979 214 10122 153.99
2 GR Viswanath IND 1969 1983 1976 155 6080 92.50
3 M Amarnath IND 1969 1988 1978.5 113 4378 66.61
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
1 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
2 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 2004 286 13288 166.92
3 VVS Laxman IND 1996 2012 2004 225 8781 110.31
4 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 2007 180 8586 107.86
5 M Azharuddin IND 1984 2000 1992 147 6215 78.07
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 257 11736 170.00
1 V Kohli IND 2011 2024 2017.5 191 8848 128.17
2 CA Pujara IND 2010 2023 2016.5 176 7195 104.22

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 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Sobers 160 21 8032 57.78 60.14 250.00
1 SM Gavaskar 214 16 10122 51.12 52.51 218.29
2 SR Tendulkar 329 33 15921 53.79 51.59 214.46
3 RS Dravid 286 32 13288 52.31 50.57 210.20
4 V Kohli 191 11 8848 49.16 49.96 207.67
5 V Sehwag 180 6 8586 49.34 48.54 201.77
6 M Azharuddin 147 9 6215 45.04 46.40 192.89
7 CA Pujara 176 11 7195 43.61 45.85 190.62
8 VVS Laxman 225 34 8781 45.97 45.47 189.03
9 M Amarnath 113 10 4378 42.50 43.02 178.84
10 GR Viswanath 155 10 6080 41.93 42.28 175.77

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GS Sobers 140 19 7274 60.12 62.57 250.00
1 SM Gavaskar 192 13 8997 50.26 51.63 206.30
2 V Kohli 149 9 6790 48.50 49.29 196.95
3 V Sehwag 141 3 6643 48.14 47.35 189.20
4 SR Tendulkar 236 19 10667 49.16 47.15 188.39
5 RS Dravid 206 21 8429 45.56 44.04 175.97
6 CA Pujara 148 8 5755 41.11 43.23 172.73
7 M Azharuddin 107 7 4084 40.84 42.08 168.13
8 GR Viswanath 141 8 5548 41.71 42.06 168.08
9 VVS Laxman 173 24 6309 42.34 41.88 167.34
10 M Amarnath 96 9 3585 41.21 41.71 166.65

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL


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.

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* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43 150.00
1 V Sehwag 319 309 293 254 201* 201 195 253.14 137.86
2 V Kohli 254* 243 235 213 211 204 200 222.86 121.37
3 RS Dravid 270 233 222 217 200* 191 190 217.57 118.49
4 SR Tendulkar 248* 241* 217 214 203 201* 194* 216.86 118.10
5 SM Gavaskar 236* 221 220 205 182* 176 172 201.71 109.85
6 VVS Laxman 281 200* 178 176* 167 154* 148 186.29 101.45
7 CA Pujara 206* 204 202 193 159 153 153 181.43 98.81
8 M Azharuddin 199 192 182 179 163* 163* 152 175.71 95.70
9 GR Viswanath 222 179 161* 145 139 137 131 159.14 86.67
10 M Amarnath 138 131 120 117 116* 116 109* 121.00 65.90

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 2500
Min Average 30
RANK BATSMAN R4BF BF SR R SR RAT
TS N Kapil Dev 4481 5580 80.30 88.85 150.00
1 V Sehwag 8586 10441 82.23 79.56 134.32
2 M Azharuddin 5720 9897 57.80 63.08 106.49
3 SR Tendulkar 15910 29431 54.06 54.47 91.97
4 V Kohli 8848 15924 55.56 53.51 90.34
5 SM Gavaskar 6809 15327 44.42 51.40 86.79
6 GR Viswanath 3866 8858 43.64 50.90 85.94
7 VVS Laxman 8781 17786 49.37 49.47 83.52
8 M Amarnath 2175 5182 41.97 46.86 79.12
9 CA Pujara 7195 16217 44.37 43.52 73.48
10 RS Dravid 13288 31263 42.50 43.04 72.67

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. 500.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN PRO CON BIP ATT RAT PRI PTS
1 SR Tendulkar 200.00 402.85 118.10 91.97 812.92 406.46
2 SM Gavaskar 153.99 424.59 109.85 86.79 775.23 387.61
3 V Sehwag 107.86 390.96 137.86 134.32 771.01 385.50
4 V Kohli 128.17 404.62 121.37 90.34 744.49 372.25
5 RS Dravid 166.92 386.17 118.49 72.67 744.25 372.13
6 VVS Laxman 110.31 356.37 101.45 83.52 651.65 325.83
7 M Azharuddin 78.07 361.02 95.70 106.49 641.28 320.64
8 CA Pujara 104.22 363.34 98.81 73.48 639.85 319.93
9 GR Viswanath 92.50 343.84 86.67 85.94 608.95 304.47
10 M Amarnath 66.61 345.49 65.90 79.12 557.12 278.56

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Familiar Conditions 250.00
Unfamiliar Conditions 1,000.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani batsmen are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 77 4144 60.06 59.01 766.56 191.64
2 V Sehwag 89 4656 54.14 83.43 761.09 190.27
3 SR Tendulkar 153 7216 52.67 53.22 734.20 183.55
4 SM Gavaskar 108 5067 50.17 46.77 716.13 179.03
5 M Azharuddin 66 3412 55.93 56.48 684.03 171.01
6 CA Pujara 80 3839 52.59 49.38 665.72 166.43
7 RS Dravid 120 5598 51.36 42.38 654.36 163.59
8 GR Viswanath 81 3502 47.32 44.82 633.88 158.47
9 VVS Laxman 91 3767 51.60 48.85 626.51 156.63
10 M Amarnath 50 1370 30.44 42.86 382.33 95.58

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SR Tendulkar 176 8705 54.75 54.78 816.67 816.67
2 SM Gavaskar 106 5055 52.11 41.73 758.84 758.84
3 RS Dravid 166 7690 53.03 42.60 754.40 754.40
4 V Sehwag 91 3930 44.66 80.86 708.11 708.11
5 V Kohli 114 4704 42.38 52.85 662.35 662.35
6 M Amarnath 63 3008 51.86 41.47 648.66 648.66
7 VVS Laxman 134 5014 42.49 49.77 613.32 613.32
8 CA Pujara 96 3356 36.48 39.75 559.09 559.09
9 M Azharuddin 81 2803 36.40 59.35 540.85 540.85
10 GR Viswanath 74 2578 36.31 42.19 510.59 510.59

FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS


FAMILIAR/UNFAMILIAR CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfamiliar Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Asians and In Asia for Non Asians.
  • Familiar Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Familiar Conditions Rating

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Sehwag 114 6256 57.39 84.95 895.54 223.89
2 SR Tendulkar 194 9674 56.24 54.08 823.82 205.95
3 V Kohli 92 4597 56.06 58.33 817.16 204.29
4 SM Gavaskar 133 6254 50.85 46.52 794.31 198.58
5 CA Pujara 90 4515 55.74 49.99 772.24 193.06
6 M Azharuddin 87 4291 52.98 56.68 735.82 183.96
7 RS Dravid 160 7370 51.18 43.72 727.40 181.85
8 VVS Laxman 117 4676 49.74 49.50 676.95 169.24
9 GR Viswanath 94 3885 44.66 44.51 661.03 165.26
10 M Amarnath 72 2442 38.76 43.66 523.51 130.88

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SR Tendulkar 135 6247 50.38 54.03 930.86 930.86
2 RS Dravid 126 5918 53.80 41.09 906.83 906.83
3 SM Gavaskar 81 3868 51.57 40.94 898.44 898.44
4 V Kohli 99 4251 43.38 52.85 840.27 840.27
5 VVS Laxman 108 4105 42.32 49.22 732.75 732.75
6 V Sehwag 66 2330 35.85 75.72 653.52 653.52
7 M Amarnath 41 1936 48.40 39.34 643.80 643.80
8 CA Pujara 86 2680 31.90 37.29 622.67 622.67
9 M Azharuddin 60 1924 33.75 60.13 609.99 609.99
10 GR Viswanath 61 2195 37.84 42.39 594.74 594.74

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 816.67 183.55 930.86 205.95 2,137.04 213.70
2 SM Gavaskar 758.84 179.03 898.44 198.58 2,034.88 203.49
3 RS Dravid 754.40 163.59 906.83 181.85 2,006.67 200.67
4 V Kohli 662.35 191.64 840.27 204.29 1,898.56 189.86
5 V Sehwag 708.11 190.27 653.52 223.89 1,775.79 177.58
6 VVS Laxman 613.32 156.63 732.75 169.24 1,671.94 167.19
7 CA Pujara 559.09 166.43 622.67 193.06 1,541.25 154.13
8 M Amarnath 648.66 95.58 643.80 130.88 1,518.91 151.89
9 M Azharuddin 540.85 171.01 609.99 183.96 1,505.80 150.58
10 GR Viswanath 510.59 158.47 594.74 165.26 1,429.06 142.91

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Difficult Runs 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a batsman.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 V Kohli 30 2418 96.72 68.52 950.05 190.01
2 V Sehwag 30 1900 63.33 95.53 807.83 161.57
3 SR Tendulkar 30 2096 80.62 55.89 780.07 156.01
4 SM Gavaskar 30 1871 66.82 50.44 709.03 141.81
5 CA Pujara 30 1734 69.36 52.75 685.57 137.11
6 M Azharuddin 30 1661 63.88 63.98 684.35 136.87
7 RS Dravid 30 1559 62.36 44.98 637.28 127.46
8 GR Viswanath 30 1568 60.31 44.55 620.01 124.00
9 VVS Laxman 30 1433 68.24 50.42 613.68 122.74
10 M Amarnath 30 1016 39.08 45.49 434.99 87.00

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RS Dravid 30 2209 88.36 48.87 920.45 736.36
2 V Sehwag 30 1782 61.45 85.10 837.72 670.17
3 SR Tendulkar 30 1809 75.38 55.59 819.62 655.70
4 V Kohli 30 1786 61.59 61.16 755.32 604.26
5 SM Gavaskar 30 1851 63.83 45.52 745.49 596.39
6 M Amarnath 30 1795 71.80 43.18 718.70 574.96
7 M Azharuddin 30 1467 52.39 62.51 665.80 532.64
8 CA Pujara 30 1436 51.29 41.29 633.41 506.73
9 VVS Laxman 30 1397 53.73 57.87 616.70 493.36
10 GR Viswanath 30 1489 49.63 44.57 588.69 470.95

DIFFICULT RUNS


DIFF RNS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Difficult Runs are runs scored in the first and fourth innings after losing the toss.
  • Only performances against Top Teams are considered in this rating.

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SM Gavaskar 34 1547 55.25 44.98 914.97 457.48
2 GR Viswanath 26 1155 50.22 44.86 768.23 384.12
3 SR Tendulkar 47 1443 37.00 53.35 733.67 366.84
4 V Kohli 35 1103 33.42 52.93 638.80 319.40
5 CA Pujara 35 896 29.87 42.05 567.19 283.59
6 VVS Laxman 34 907 33.59 49.56 550.51 275.26
7 M Amarnath 19 650 36.11 44.31 525.17 262.58
8 M Azharuddin 20 610 33.89 56.85 525.01 262.50
9 V Sehwag 28 687 26.42 73.79 519.18 259.59
10 RS Dravid 41 964 29.21 34.85 492.33 246.16

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact in terms of runs or Strike Rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Batsman scores equal to or more runs than 100.
  • A Batsman scores more than 50 runs in a low scoring match or at a high SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The runs should be 2 times the average of the better innings or
  • The SR should be 1.5 times the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BATSMAN INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 SR Tendulkar 329 77 23.40 872.25 872.25
2 SM Gavaskar 214 49 22.90 830.24 830.24
3 V Sehwag 180 46 25.56 768.67 768.67
4 V Kohli 191 42 21.99 758.52 758.52
5 RS Dravid 286 58 20.28 716.68 716.68
6 M Amarnath 113 21 18.58 710.54 710.54
7 CA Pujara 176 30 17.05 547.71 547.71
8 GR Viswanath 155 27 17.42 545.08 545.08
9 M Azharuddin 147 27 18.37 525.81 525.81
10 VVS Laxman 225 36 16.00 516.87 516.87

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. Secondary 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. 250.00 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW DIF RNS II TOT SEC RAT
1 SR Tendulkar 156.01 655.70 366.84 872.25 2,050.80 205.08
2 SM Gavaskar 141.81 596.39 457.48 830.24 2,025.93 202.59
3 V Kohli 190.01 604.26 319.40 758.52 1,872.19 187.22
4 V Sehwag 161.57 670.17 259.59 768.67 1,860.00 186.00
5 RS Dravid 127.46 736.36 246.16 716.68 1,826.66 182.67
6 M Amarnath 87.00 574.96 262.58 710.54 1,635.09 163.51
7 GR Viswanath 124.00 470.95 384.12 545.08 1,524.14 152.41
8 CA Pujara 137.11 506.73 283.59 547.71 1,475.15 147.51
9 M Azharuddin 136.87 532.64 262.50 525.81 1,457.82 145.78
10 VVS Laxman 122.74 493.36 275.26 516.87 1,408.22 140.82

OVERALL RATING

The OVERALL 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 OV RANK BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 1 SR Tendulkar IND 406.46 213.70 205.08 825.24
2 6 SM Gavaskar IND 387.61 203.49 202.59 793.70
3 11 RS Dravid IND 372.13 200.67 182.67 755.46
4 13 V Kohli IND 372.25 189.86 187.22 749.32
5 14 V Sehwag IND 385.50 177.58 186.00 749.08
6 46 VVS Laxman IND 325.83 167.19 140.82 633.84
7 53 CA Pujara IND 319.93 154.13 147.51 621.57
8 56 M Azharuddin IND 320.64 150.58 145.78 617.00
9 71 GR Viswanath IND 304.47 142.91 152.41 599.79
10 74 M Amarnath IND 278.56 151.89 163.51 593.96

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
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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