Top 10 New Zealand Batsmen In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

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

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

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 MD Crowe NZ 1982 1995 1988.5 131 5444 82.82
2 JG Wright NZ 1978 1993 1985.5 148 5334 81.15
3 GM Turner NZ 1969 1983 1976 73 2991 45.50
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
1 LRPL Taylor NZ 2007 2022 2014.5 196 7683 96.51
2 SP Fleming NZ 1994 2008 2001 189 7172 90.09
3 BB McCullum NZ 2004 2016 2010 176 6453 81.06
4 AH Jones NZ 1987 1995 1991 74 2922 36.71
5 MH Richardson NZ 2000 2004 2002 65 2776 34.87
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 257 11736 170.00
1 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2024 2017 176 8743 126.65
2 TWM Latham NZ 2014 2024 2019 142 5418 78.48

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 KS Williamson 176 17 8743 54.99 55.30 229.87
2 GM Turner 73 6 2991 44.64 46.72 194.22
3 AH Jones 74 8 2922 44.27 45.08 187.40
4 MD Crowe 131 11 5444 45.37 44.98 186.99
5 MH Richardson 65 3 2776 44.77 44.77 186.10
6 LRPL Taylor 196 24 7683 44.67 43.59 181.22
7 TWM Latham 142 6 5418 39.84 41.64 173.12
8 JG Wright 148 7 5334 37.83 39.67 164.91
9 BB McCullum 176 9 6453 38.64 39.16 162.77
10 SP Fleming 189 10 7172 40.07 38.98 162.02

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 GM Turner 64 5 2685 45.51 47.63 190.31
2 KS Williamson 116 9 4821 45.06 45.31 181.05
3 MD Crowe 111 10 4407 43.63 43.26 172.87
4 MH Richardson 44 2 1640 39.05 39.04 156.00
5 AH Jones 49 3 1754 38.13 38.83 155.14
6 BB McCullum 116 5 4202 37.86 38.36 153.28
7 JG Wright 111 5 3728 35.17 36.88 147.37
8 SP Fleming 126 8 4451 37.72 36.69 146.62
9 LRPL Taylor 125 11 4218 37.00 36.11 144.29
10 TWM Latham 94 3 2907 31.95 33.39 133.43

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 KS Williamson 251 242* 238 215 200* 200* 192 219.71 119.66
2 BB McCullum 302 225 224 202 195 185 145 211.14 114.99
3 SP Fleming 274* 262 202 192 174* 130 129 194.71 106.04
4 LRPL Taylor 290 217* 200 173* 154* 151 142 189.57 103.24
5 TWM Latham 264* 252 177 176 161 154 137 188.71 102.77
6 MD Crowe 299 188 188 174 143 142 140 182.00 99.12
7 GM Turner 259 223* 117 113 110* 110 101 147.57 80.37
8 AH Jones 186 170* 150 143 143 122 100* 144.86 78.89
9 JG Wright 185 141 138 130 119 117* 116 135.14 73.60
10 MH Richardson 145 143 106 101 99 95 93 111.71 60.84

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 BB McCullum 6453 9989 64.60 62.12 104.88
2 LRPL Taylor 7683 12958 59.29 57.27 96.69
3 KS Williamson 8743 17005 51.41 50.06 84.51
4 MD Crowe 5444 12197 44.63 48.75 82.30
5 SP Fleming 7172 15777 45.46 46.39 78.32
6 TWM Latham 5418 11541 46.95 45.64 77.05
7 AH Jones 2922 7550 38.70 43.44 73.34
8 GM Turner 1381 4061 34.01 41.44 69.95
9 JG Wright 5156 14619 35.27 40.57 68.49
10 MH Richardson 2776 7370 37.67 36.96 62.41

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 KS Williamson 126.65 410.92 119.66 84.51 741.74 370.87
2 MD Crowe 82.82 359.87 99.12 82.30 624.11 312.06
3 LRPL Taylor 96.51 325.51 103.24 96.69 621.96 310.98
4 BB McCullum 81.06 316.06 114.99 104.88 616.99 308.50
5 SP Fleming 90.09 308.64 106.04 78.32 583.10 291.55
6 GM Turner 45.50 384.52 80.37 69.95 580.35 290.18
7 TWM Latham 78.48 306.55 102.77 77.05 564.86 282.43
8 JG Wright 81.15 312.27 73.60 68.49 535.52 267.76
9 AH Jones 36.71 342.55 78.89 73.34 531.49 265.74
10 MH Richardson 34.87 342.10 60.84 62.41 500.22 250.11

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 KS Williamson 81 4747 66.86 54.53 781.34 195.33
2 BB McCullum 81 3591 47.88 66.83 670.35 167.59
3 LRPL Taylor 87 3905 53.49 60.24 634.16 158.54
4 MD Crowe 52 2401 50.02 44.40 590.34 147.59
5 JG Wright 81 3140 41.87 34.30 540.94 135.24
6 TWM Latham 70 2862 43.36 49.05 540.51 135.13
7 GM Turner 35 1455 45.47 35.76 528.27 132.07
8 AH Jones 42 1722 47.83 38.17 498.31 124.58
9 SP Fleming 89 2947 33.87 45.29 441.52 110.38
10 MH Richardson 27 1194 47.76 37.94 436.19 109.05

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SP Fleming 100 4225 45.92 45.58 639.39 639.39
2 KS Williamson 95 3996 45.41 48.14 637.92 637.92
3 MD Crowe 79 3043 42.26 44.82 594.61 594.61
4 LRPL Taylor 109 3778 38.16 58.34 570.38 570.38
5 GM Turner 38 1536 43.89 31.73 559.35 559.35
6 TWM Latham 72 2556 36.51 44.79 519.12 519.12
7 BB McCullum 95 2862 31.11 62.00 512.18 512.18
8 AH Jones 32 1200 40.00 39.49 501.84 501.84
9 MH Richardson 38 1582 42.76 37.46 491.64 491.64
10 JG Wright 67 2194 33.24 36.67 467.37 467.37

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

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KS Williamson 133 6740 57.12 52.66 760.41 190.10
2 LRPL Taylor 149 6282 49.86 59.98 684.68 171.17
3 MD Crowe 107 4715 47.63 45.15 656.79 164.20
4 GM Turner 55 2429 48.58 34.01 632.24 158.06
5 BB McCullum 145 5161 37.40 64.60 619.65 154.91
6 AH Jones 63 2654 48.25 39.01 570.46 142.61
7 JG Wright 128 4625 38.22 35.30 552.90 138.22
8 SP Fleming 160 5601 36.14 45.56 550.38 137.59
9 TWM Latham 110 4119 39.23 46.93 548.07 137.02
10 MH Richardson 54 2320 44.62 37.83 499.30 124.83

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KS Williamson 43 2003 48.85 47.61 713.24 713.24
2 SP Fleming 29 1571 65.46 45.09 707.15 707.15
3 BB McCullum 31 1292 44.55 64.60 609.67 609.67
4 TWM Latham 32 1299 41.90 46.98 559.65 559.65
5 LRPL Taylor 47 1401 30.46 56.38 509.35 509.35
6 MD Crowe 24 729 34.71 41.54 421.70 421.70
7 GM Turner 18 562 33.06 NK 407.02 407.02
8 JG Wright 20 709 35.45 35.08 404.67 404.67
9 MH Richardson 11 456 45.60 36.83 374.72 374.72
10 AH Jones 11 268 24.36 35.88 253.32 253.32

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 KS Williamson 637.92 195.33 713.24 190.10 1,736.59 173.66
2 SP Fleming 639.39 110.38 707.15 137.59 1,594.51 159.45
3 BB McCullum 512.18 167.59 609.67 154.91 1,444.36 144.44
4 LRPL Taylor 570.38 158.54 509.35 171.17 1,409.44 140.94
5 TWM Latham 519.12 135.13 559.65 137.02 1,350.92 135.09
6 MD Crowe 594.61 147.59 421.70 164.20 1,328.09 132.81
7 GM Turner 559.35 132.07 407.02 158.06 1,256.49 125.65
8 JG Wright 467.37 135.24 404.67 138.22 1,145.50 114.55
9 MH Richardson 491.64 109.05 374.72 124.83 1,100.23 110.02
10 AH Jones 501.84 124.58 253.32 142.61 1,022.35 102.23

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 KS Williamson 30 2370 91.15 57.83 884.50 176.90
2 BB McCullum 30 1980 73.33 66.78 792.58 158.52
3 MD Crowe 30 1805 66.85 46.70 699.53 139.91
4 TWM Latham 30 1662 59.36 51.44 679.03 135.81
5 LRPL Taylor 30 1646 65.84 61.51 649.33 129.87
6 JG Wright 30 1571 58.19 37.03 590.84 118.17
7 AH Jones 30 1366 54.64 37.10 565.07 113.01
8 GM Turner 30 1361 50.41 33.58 507.52 101.50
9 MH Richardson 27 1194 47.76 37.94 465.59 93.12
10 SP Fleming 30 1025 35.34 49.18 426.96 85.39

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KS Williamson 30 1873 72.04 54.23 784.95 627.96
2 SP Fleming 30 1744 62.29 51.54 769.60 615.68
3 LRPL Taylor 30 1492 64.87 62.82 712.38 569.90
4 MD Crowe 30 1412 54.31 45.98 627.58 502.07
5 GM Turner 30 1374 49.07 33.69 622.55 498.04
6 MH Richardson 30 1472 50.76 37.72 559.72 447.77
7 TWM Latham 30 1226 40.87 44.60 525.43 420.34
8 AH Jones 30 1158 41.36 39.94 496.63 397.30
9 BB McCullum 30 989 35.32 59.58 488.90 391.12
10 JG Wright 30 1126 38.83 39.10 475.39 380.31

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 BB McCullum 27 1135 45.40 71.12 765.40 382.70
2 SP Fleming 25 1163 52.86 45.41 757.84 378.92
3 JG Wright 22 1010 48.10 35.06 689.77 344.88
4 KS Williamson 22 780 39.00 46.96 619.57 309.78
5 MD Crowe 19 632 39.50 38.96 543.41 271.70
6 MH Richardson 6 136 22.67 34.78 500.00 250.00
6 AH Jones 9 280 35.00 38.46 500.00 250.00
8 TWM Latham 23 603 28.71 47.44 483.91 241.95
9 LRPL Taylor 25 554 24.09 57.65 419.03 209.51
10 GM Turner 12 278 25.27 29.11 332.75 166.37

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 KS Williamson 176 47 26.70 826.65 826.65
2 MD Crowe 131 30 22.90 763.93 763.93
3 MH Richardson 65 13 20.00 607.59 607.59
4 GM Turner 73 13 17.81 587.15 587.15
5 SP Fleming 189 30 15.87 568.63 568.63
6 LRPL Taylor 196 34 17.35 526.54 526.54
7 TWM Latham 142 22 15.49 511.80 511.80
8 JG Wright 148 25 16.89 509.14 509.14
9 AH Jones 74 14 18.92 488.83 488.83
10 BB McCullum 176 27 15.34 462.02 462.02

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 KS Williamson 176.90 627.96 309.78 826.65 1,941.29 194.13
2 MD Crowe 139.91 502.07 271.70 763.93 1,677.60 167.76
3 SP Fleming 85.39 615.68 378.92 568.63 1,648.62 164.86
4 LRPL Taylor 129.87 569.90 209.51 526.54 1,435.83 143.58
5 MH Richardson 93.12 447.77 250.00 607.59 1,398.49 139.85
6 BB McCullum 158.52 391.12 382.70 462.02 1,394.35 139.43
7 GM Turner 101.50 498.04 166.37 587.15 1,353.07 135.31
8 JG Wright 118.17 380.31 344.88 509.14 1,352.51 135.25
9 TWM Latham 135.81 420.34 241.95 511.80 1,309.91 130.99
10 AH Jones 113.01 397.30 250.00 488.83 1,249.15 124.92

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 17 KS Williamson NZ 370.87 173.66 194.13 738.66
2 59 SP Fleming NZ 291.55 159.45 164.86 615.86
3 60 MD Crowe NZ 312.06 132.81 167.76 612.63
4 73 LRPL Taylor NZ 310.98 140.94 143.58 595.50
5 75 BB McCullum NZ 308.50 144.44 139.43 592.37
6 109 GM Turner NZ 290.18 125.65 135.31 551.13
7 110 TWM Latham NZ 282.43 135.09 130.99 548.51
8 143 JG Wright NZ 267.76 114.55 135.25 517.56
9 164 MH Richardson NZ 250.11 110.02 139.85 499.98
10 171 AH Jones NZ 265.74 102.23 124.92 492.89

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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