Top 25 ODI Batsmen With Highest Strike Rates

Our One Day International (ODI) ratings take into account all matches from the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 till the below mentioned last update date.

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

Best Strike Rates

The first list simply gives you the batsmen with best strike rates in ODI cricket. The second list gives you the batsmen with best Relative Strike Rates (R SR). How it is calculated is explained in the highlighted sections. Only batsmen with more than 2,500 runs and average of more than 30.00 are considered for both lists.

TOP 25 ODI BATSMEN WITH BEST STRIKE RATES


RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS SR
1 GJ Maxwell AUS 2012 2022 111 13 2 3390 126.12
2 JC Buttler ENG 2012 2022 130 25 10 4245 119.48
3 JJ Roy ENG 2015 2022 101 3 10 3954 106.69
4 V Sehwag IND 1999 2013 245 9 15 8273 104.47
5 JM Bairstow ENG 2011 2022 86 8 11 3634 104.13
6 DA Miller SA 2010 2022 124 37 5 3539 101.29
7 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 218 39 25 9577 101.10
8 AC Gilchrist AUS 1996 2008 279 11 16 9619 96.95
9 BB McCullum NZ 2002 2016 228 28 5 6083 96.37
10 Q de Kock SA 2013 2022 132 7 17 5774 96.20
11 DA Warner AUS 2009 2022 131 6 18 5610 95.15
12 BA Stokes ENG 2011 2022 90 15 3 2924 95.09
13 SK Raina IND 2005 2018 194 35 5 5615 93.51
14 V Kohli IND 2008 2022 253 39 43 12344 92.84
15 S Dhawan IND 2010 2022 152 9 17 6493 92.53
16 A Symonds AUS 1999 2009 161 33 6 5088 92.46
17 MDKJ Perera SL 2013 2021 102 5 6 3071 92.28
18 ST Jayasuriya SL 1989 2011 433 18 28 13430 91.20
19 EJG Morgan ENG 2006 2022 230 34 14 7701 91.17
20 SR Watson AUS 2002 2015 169 27 9 5758 90.46
21 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 167 24 11 6721 90.29
22 Babar Azam PAK 2015 2022 87 12 17 4442 90.25
23 L Klusener SA 1996 2004 137 50 2 3576 89.87
24 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 226 33 29 9376 89.18
25 A Flintoff ENG 1999 2009 122 16 3 3394 88.82
C SR

The Comparative Strike Rate (C SR) for batsmen is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the SR of batsmen at particluar positions (1-11) in a decade.
  • Second is the SR of the opposition bowlers at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The SR of the opposing team’s bowlers is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C SR suggests that the scoring rate was high in the above mentioned factors.
  • The batsmen’s points will thus be decreased accordingly.
  • Lower C SR means the opposite.
R SR

The Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is calculated using the C SR. Its formula is (Batsman’s SR/His C SR)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C SR is comparatively high, your R SR will be low; which is worse for batsmen. Broadly speaking, the points to note are:-

    • Opening batsmen are at a disadvantage because of the first powerplay when SR is high.
    • Batsmen from the earlier era benefit from R SR.
    • This is because SR was generally low earlier and it has incresed with time.
    • Batsmen who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
    • Batsmen who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

TOP 25 ODI BATSMEN WITH BEST R SR


RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS SR R SR
1 GJ Maxwell AUS 2012 2022 111 13 2 3390 126.12 111.83
2 JC Buttler ENG 2012 2022 130 25 10 4245 119.48 105.34
3 V Sehwag IND 1999 2013 245 9 15 8273 104.47 102.98
4 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 167 24 11 6721 90.29 100.51
5 AC Gilchrist AUS 1996 2008 279 11 16 9619 96.95 96.92
6 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 218 39 25 9577 101.10 94.03
7 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1974 1985 60 6 7 2572 84.80 93.77
8 JJ Roy ENG 2015 2022 101 3 10 3954 106.69 93.76
9 L Klusener SA 1996 2004 137 50 2 3576 89.87 92.95
10 ST Jayasuriya SL 1989 2011 433 18 28 13430 91.20 92.15
11 JM Bairstow ENG 2011 2022 86 8 11 3634 104.13 92.04
12 BB McCullum NZ 2002 2016 228 28 5 6083 96.37 90.95
13 A Symonds AUS 1999 2009 161 33 6 5088 92.46 90.60
14 DA Miller SA 2010 2022 124 37 5 3539 101.29 90.13
15 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 452 41 49 18426 86.14 88.43
16 DI Gower ENG 1978 1991 111 8 7 3170 75.39 87.99
17 SK Raina IND 2005 2018 194 35 5 5615 93.51 87.93
18 A Flintoff ENG 1999 2009 122 16 3 3394 88.82 86.97
19 Yuvraj Singh IND 2000 2017 278 40 14 8701 87.68 86.47
20 PA de Silva SL 1984 2003 296 30 11 9284 81.03 86.03
21 Q de Kock SA 2013 2022 132 7 17 5774 96.20 85.98
22 V Kohli IND 2008 2022 253 39 43 12344 92.84 85.39
23 JN Rhodes SA 1992 2003 220 51 2 5935 81.12 85.30
24 DA Warner AUS 2009 2022 131 6 18 5610 95.15 85.29
25 Ijaz Ahmed PAK 1986 2000 232 29 10 6564 80.19 85.18


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