Top 10 South African Batsmen in ODIs

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Nations Rating

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

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

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Runs, Average, Strike Rate, Top Inns (Runs and SR)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, 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.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against that team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as Top Teams.
  • However, they are less in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 40

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Runs Scored 200.00
Consistent Average 300.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Big Innings Potential Top Inns (Runs) 100.00
Quick Innings Potential Top Inns (SR) 100.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period of ODI cricket 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 2015
Era 3 MP greater than 2014

Criteria: Points For Runs Scored

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS DL Haynes WI 1978 1994 1986 237 8648 150.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 2000.5 452 18426 200.00
1 JH Kallis SA 1996 2014 2005 314 11579 125.68
2 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 2011.5 218 9577 103.95
3 HM Amla SA 2008 2019 2013.5 178 8113 88.06
4 HH Gibbs SA 1996 2010 2003 240 8094 87.85
5 GC Smith SA 2002 2013 2007.5 194 6989 75.86
6 G Kirsten SA 1993 2003 1998 185 6798 73.79
7 L Klusener SA 1996 2004 2000 137 3576 38.81
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS V Kohli IND 2008 2023 2015.5 280 13848 180.00
1 Q de Kock SA 2013 2023 2018 155 6770 88.00
2 F du Plessis SA 2011 2019 2015 136 5507 71.58
3 DA Miller SA 2010 2023 2016.5 149 4458 57.95

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
Min Runs (TT) 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 50s AVE R AVE RAT
TS MG Bevan 196 67 6912 46 53.58 56.67 150.00
1 AB de Villiers 218 39 9577 53 53.50 52.48 138.91
2 HM Amla 178 14 8113 39 49.47 48.00 127.06
3 L Klusener 137 50 3576 19 41.10 46.79 123.84
4 JH Kallis 314 53 11579 86 44.36 45.71 120.99
5 F du Plessis 136 20 5507 35 47.47 44.47 117.72
6 Q de Kock 155 7 6770 30 45.74 43.96 116.37
7 DA Miller 149 43 4458 24 42.06 42.58 112.72
8 G Kirsten 185 19 6798 45 40.95 42.50 112.50
9 GC Smith 194 10 6989 47 37.98 38.93 103.04
10 HH Gibbs 240 16 8094 37 36.13 37.17 98.38

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN INNS NO RUNS 50s AVE R AVE RAT
TS MG Bevan 143 47 5120 34 53.33 56.41 150.00
1 AB de Villiers 131 28 5682 36 55.17 54.11 143.89
2 Q de Kock 93 4 4067 15 45.70 43.92 116.79
3 JH Kallis 200 33 7060 54 42.28 43.56 115.83
4 L Klusener 97 33 2419 14 37.80 43.02 114.41
5 G Kirsten 129 13 4800 33 41.38 42.94 114.20
6 F du Plessis 83 10 3242 20 44.41 41.60 110.63
7 HM Amla 110 6 4185 23 40.24 39.05 103.84
8 DA Miller 96 23 2672 16 36.60 37.06 98.55
9 HH Gibbs 148 5 4782 20 33.44 34.40 91.47
10 GC Smith 116 4 3705 26 33.08 33.90 90.16

ATTACKING


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with SR.

Criteria: Points For R SR

Min Qualification For TS
Min Runs 2500
Min Runs (TT) 2500
Min Average 30

Against All Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR R SR RAT
TS GJ Maxwell 3895 3068 126.96 112.59 150.00
1 AB de Villiers 9577 9473 101.10 94.39 125.75
2 L Klusener 3576 3979 89.87 92.76 123.58
3 DA Miller 4458 4315 103.31 90.64 120.75
4 Q de Kock 6770 7005 96.65 85.37 113.74
5 HH Gibbs 8094 9724 83.24 83.56 111.33
6 HM Amla 8113 9179 88.39 80.16 106.79
7 F du Plessis 5507 6215 88.61 79.96 106.52
8 GC Smith 6989 8649 80.81 78.29 104.30
9 G Kirsten 6798 9442 72.00 75.11 100.07
10 JH Kallis 11579 15891 72.87 73.93 98.49

Against Top Teams

RANK BATSMAN RUNS BF SR R SR RAT
TS GJ Maxwell 2618 2242 116.77 103.56 150.00
1 L Klusener 2419 2641 91.59 94.54 136.93
2 AB de Villiers 5682 5824 97.56 91.09 131.93
3 DA Miller 2672 2702 98.89 86.76 125.66
4 Q de Kock 4067 4262 95.42 84.29 122.09
5 HH Gibbs 4782 5959 80.25 80.56 116.69
6 F du Plessis 3242 3758 86.27 77.85 112.75
7 HM Amla 4185 4960 84.38 76.52 110.83
8 GC Smith 3705 4710 78.66 76.21 110.39
9 G Kirsten 4800 6778 70.82 73.88 107.01
10 JH Kallis 7060 9916 71.20 72.24 104.63

BIG INNINGS POTENTIAL (NWT)


Ave HS

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 scores of the batsman against Non Weak Teams from South Africa. 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 ERA 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS IVA Richards 189* 181 153* 149 138* 119* 119 149.71 100.00
RANK ERA 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar 200* 186* 175 163* 143 141* 141 164.14 100.00
1 AB de Villiers 176 162* 149 146 136* 128 125* 146.00 88.95
2 HM Amla 154 153* 150 140 133 129 127 140.86 85.81
3 HH Gibbs 175 153 143 125 119 118 116* 135.57 82.59
4 GC Smith 141 134* 125 119* 116 115* 105 122.14 74.41
5 JH Kallis 139 121* 119* 113* 111 109* 109* 117.29 71.45
6 G Kirsten 133* 118* 116 115* 115 112* 106 116.43 70.93
7 L Klusener 103* 99 92 88* 83 75* 64 86.29 52.57
RANK ERA 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS RAT
TS RG Sharma 264 209 208* 171* 162 159 152* 189.29 100.00
1 Q de Kock 178 174 168* 138* 135 135 128 150.86 79.70
2 F du Plessis 185 133* 126 125 120 112* 111 130.29 68.83
3 DA Miller 139 130* 118* 117* 101 85* 82* 110.29 58.26

QUICK INNINGS POTENTIAL (NWT)


QI SR

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 innings of the batsman with highest strike rate against Non Weak Teams. Quick Innings Strike Rate (QI SR) is the Relative SR of the batsmen in the 5 innings. Only 40+ runs innings are counted in this criteria.

Criteria: Points For R SR In The Top 5 Inns by SR

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 QI SR RAT
TS BB McCullum 77/25 80/28 51/22 59/26 55/25 241.52 100.00
1 AB de Villiers 149/44 162/66 54/27 119/61 102/59 212.88 88.14
2 DA Miller 49/18 50/27 82/45 53/30 56/34 165.21 68.40
3 L Klusener 41/18 54/36 59/42 54/41 75/58 149.79 62.02
4 HH Gibbs 175/111 61/40 97/66 74/53 40/30 149.58 61.93
5 GC Smith 90/55 89/58 72/47 50/37 48/36 145.12 60.08
6 JH Kallis 53/26 53/36 80/59 45/38 109/94 136.35 56.45
7 Q de Kock 48/26 178/113 62/41 45/30 138/96 135.97 56.30
8 F du Plessis 45/19 73/50 91/67 66/49 185/141 127.33 52.72
9 HM Amla 40/23 45/30 50/36 62/47 133/105 124.18 51.42
10 G Kirsten 52/32 44/38 84/81 101/107 115/123 108.43 44.90

PRIMARY RATING


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

RANK BATSMAN PRO CON ATT BIP QIP RAT PRI PTS
1 AB de Villiers 103.95 282.81 257.68 88.95 88.14 821.53 410.76
2 JH Kallis 125.68 236.83 203.12 71.45 56.45 693.53 346.77
3 Q de Kock 88.00 233.16 235.83 79.70 56.30 692.99 346.49
4 HM Amla 88.06 230.90 217.62 85.81 51.42 673.81 336.91
5 L Klusener 38.81 238.25 260.51 52.57 62.02 652.16 326.08
6 HH Gibbs 87.85 189.86 228.01 82.59 61.93 650.25 325.13
7 DA Miller 57.95 211.27 246.41 58.26 68.40 642.30 321.15
8 F du Plessis 71.58 228.35 219.28 68.83 52.72 640.76 320.38
9 G Kirsten 73.79 226.70 207.08 70.93 44.90 623.39 311.70
10 GC Smith 75.86 193.19 214.69 74.41 60.08 618.24 309.12

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various 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 200.00
Away 800.00
Familiar Conditions 200.00
Unfamiliar Conditions 800.00

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 Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 91 3994 52.55 102.31 751.88 150.38
2 Q de Kock 63 3219 52.77 101.42 682.14 136.43
3 JH Kallis 135 5178 46.65 74.92 679.08 135.82
4 HM Amla 69 3498 54.66 90.57 667.28 133.46
5 L Klusener 53 1526 52.62 92.60 656.36 131.27
6 HH Gibbs 102 3556 37.04 86.39 639.57 127.91
7 DA Miller 64 2126 49.44 107.37 633.39 126.68
8 GC Smith 95 3640 40.00 83.30 622.56 124.51
9 F du Plessis 50 2008 46.70 94.23 587.03 117.41
10 G Kirsten 63 2068 36.93 71.56 526.95 105.39

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 127 5583 54.20 100.25 807.35 645.88
2 HM Amla 109 4615 46.15 86.80 662.54 530.03
3 JH Kallis 179 6401 42.67 71.28 658.54 526.83
4 F du Plessis 86 3499 47.93 85.68 654.33 523.46
5 Q de Kock 92 3551 40.82 92.69 646.75 517.40
6 G Kirsten 122 4730 43.00 72.19 637.97 510.37
7 HH Gibbs 138 4538 35.45 80.92 612.53 490.02
8 DA Miller 85 2332 37.02 99.87 603.71 482.97
9 L Klusener 84 2050 35.34 87.95 602.29 481.83
10 GC Smith 99 3349 36.01 78.27 576.70 461.36

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 Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 172 7384 52.37 101.74 857.84 171.57
2 JH Kallis 248 9262 44.53 73.37 750.10 150.02
3 HM Amla 141 6657 51.60 87.82 740.54 148.11
4 Q de Kock 120 5142 45.50 96.35 728.85 145.77
5 DA Miller 109 3493 46.57 105.53 706.57 141.31
6 F du Plessis 109 4617 49.65 91.01 705.67 141.13
7 HH Gibbs 199 6669 35.85 83.69 698.19 139.64
8 L Klusener 108 2924 47.16 89.47 697.29 139.46
9 GC Smith 150 5440 37.78 82.31 656.29 131.26
10 G Kirsten 140 4533 35.41 69.42 596.37 119.27

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 46 2193 57.71 99.01 793.59 634.87
2 Q de Kock 35 1628 46.51 97.60 771.03 616.82
3 G Kirsten 45 2265 59.61 77.78 722.69 578.15
4 JH Kallis 66 2317 43.72 70.90 677.70 542.16
5 HM Amla 37 1456 41.60 91.06 610.69 488.55
6 GC Smith 44 1549 38.73 75.93 594.06 475.25
7 HH Gibbs 41 1425 37.50 81.20 588.01 470.40
8 DA Miller 40 965 31.13 96.02 558.32 446.66
9 F du Plessis 27 890 38.70 77.93 536.42 429.13
10 L Klusener 29 652 26.08 91.70 492.64 394.11

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 AB de Villiers 645.88 150.38 634.87 171.57 1,602.70 160.27
2 Q de Kock 517.40 136.43 616.82 145.77 1,416.42 141.64
3 JH Kallis 526.83 135.82 542.16 150.02 1,354.83 135.48
4 G Kirsten 510.37 105.39 578.15 119.27 1,313.18 131.32
5 HM Amla 530.03 133.46 488.55 148.11 1,300.14 130.01
6 HH Gibbs 490.02 127.91 470.40 139.64 1,227.98 122.80
7 F du Plessis 523.46 117.41 429.13 141.13 1,211.13 121.11
8 DA Miller 482.97 126.68 446.66 141.31 1,197.62 119.76
9 GC Smith 461.36 124.51 475.25 131.26 1,192.38 119.24
10 L Klusener 481.83 131.27 394.11 139.46 1,146.68 114.67

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three 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 three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 22 1207 63.53 117.30 831.03 831.03
2 HH Gibbs 23 1067 56.16 87.39 685.19 685.19
3 Q de Kock 27 1044 41.76 96.58 667.07 667.07
4 F du Plessis 21 926 57.88 86.54 618.36 618.36
5 L Klusener 11 372 124.00 121.17 599.36 599.36
6 JH Kallis 32 1148 45.92 74.40 598.72 598.72
7 DA Miller 21 816 48.00 113.33 539.28 539.28
8 GC Smith 20 747 39.32 86.36 511.62 511.62
9 G Kirsten 21 806 47.41 75.54 507.46 507.46
10 HM Amla 22 842 42.10 83.20 489.66 489.66
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a batsman.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AB de Villiers 50 2848 76.97 117.78 898.55 898.55
2 HM Amla 50 2728 59.30 91.51 731.75 731.75
3 F du Plessis 50 2553 63.83 94.03 695.17 695.17
4 Q de Kock 50 2375 51.63 98.88 674.80 674.80
5 G Kirsten 50 2290 49.78 75.25 644.85 644.85
6 HH Gibbs 50 1953 43.40 86.26 642.07 642.07
7 JH Kallis 50 2062 51.55 76.12 632.67 632.67
8 GC Smith 50 1938 43.07 87.34 618.17 618.17
9 DA Miller 50 1780 55.63 104.03 610.55 610.55
10 L Klusener 50 1545 46.82 94.50 604.96 604.96
Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either 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 40 runs at a high SR.
  • The SR should be higher than 1.2 times the SR of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 40

RANK BATSMAN INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 Q de Kock 155 30 19.35 795.34 795.34
2 AB de Villiers 218 41 18.81 763.08 763.08
3 HM Amla 178 30 16.85 596.06 596.06
4 DA Miller 149 22 14.77 563.33 563.33
5 L Klusener 137 18 13.14 506.97 506.97
6 HH Gibbs 240 29 12.08 488.86 488.86
7 F du Plessis 136 17 12.50 476.27 476.27
8 GC Smith 194 17 8.76 327.05 327.05
9 G Kirsten 185 13 7.03 286.46 286.46
10 JH Kallis 314 21 6.69 266.01 266.01

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. The Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the five criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BATSMAN WC TF II SEC RAT
1 AB de Villiers 83.10 89.85 76.31 249.27
2 Q de Kock 66.71 67.48 79.53 213.72
3 HM Amla 48.97 73.17 59.61 181.75
4 HH Gibbs 68.52 64.21 48.89 181.61
5 F du Plessis 61.84 69.52 47.63 178.98
6 DA Miller 53.93 61.06 56.33 171.32
7 L Klusener 59.94 60.50 50.70 171.13
8 JH Kallis 59.87 63.27 26.60 149.74
9 GC Smith 51.16 61.82 32.70 145.68
10 G Kirsten 50.75 64.49 28.65 143.88

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK OV RANK BATSMAN NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 4 AB de Villiers SA 410.76 160.27 249.27 820.30
2 13 Q de Kock SA 346.49 141.64 213.72 701.86
3 24 HM Amla SA 336.91 130.01 181.75 648.67
4 37 JH Kallis SA 346.77 135.48 149.74 631.99
5 40 HH Gibbs SA 325.13 122.80 181.61 629.54
6 45 F du Plessis SA 320.38 121.11 178.98 620.47
7 51 DA Miller SA 321.15 119.76 171.32 612.23
8 52 L Klusener SA 326.08 114.67 171.13 611.88
9 71 G Kirsten SA 311.70 131.32 143.88 586.89
10 77 GC Smith SA 309.12 119.24 145.68 574.04

NON WEAK TEAMS

DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL ENG NZ
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ ENG WI BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG

TOP TEAMS

DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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