Top 10 Sri Lankan Batsmen In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

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

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

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
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
1 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 2007.5 233 12400 155.77
2 DPMD Jayawardena SL 1997 2014 2005.5 252 11814 148.41
3 ST Jayasuriya SL 1991 2007 1999 188 6973 87.60
4 PA de Silva SL 1984 2002 1993 159 6361 79.91
5 MS Atapattu SL 1990 2007 1998.5 156 5502 69.12
6 TM Dilshan SL 1999 2013 2006 145 5492 68.99
7 TT Samaraweera SL 2001 2013 2007 132 5462 68.61
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 257 11736 170.00
1 AD Mathews SL 2009 2024 2016.5 193 7608 110.20
2 FDM Karunaratne SL 2012 2024 2018 174 6899 99.93
3 LD Chandimal SL 2011 2024 2017.5 142 5479 79.37

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 KC Sangakkara 233 17 12400 57.41 53.95 224.25
2 DPMD Jayawardena 252 15 11814 49.85 46.90 194.97
3 TT Samaraweera 132 20 5462 48.77 46.46 193.12
4 AD Mathews 193 26 7608 45.56 45.62 189.63
5 LD Chandimal 142 15 5479 43.14 43.98 182.84
6 PA de Silva 159 11 6361 42.98 43.37 180.29
7 FDM Karunaratne 174 7 6899 41.31 42.59 177.03
8 TM Dilshan 145 11 5492 40.99 41.37 171.98
9 ST Jayasuriya 188 14 6973 40.07 40.74 169.35
10 MS Atapattu 156 15 5502 39.02 39.81 165.50

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 KC Sangakkara 177 12 8792 53.28 50.07 200.07
2 DPMD Jayawardena 192 8 8666 47.10 44.31 177.07
3 PA de Silva 114 7 4609 43.07 43.47 173.68
4 AD Mathews 148 17 5659 43.20 43.26 172.84
5 TT Samaraweera 95 15 3517 43.96 41.88 167.34
6 ST Jayasuriya 133 7 5095 40.44 41.10 164.25
7 LD Chandimal 100 5 3612 38.02 38.76 154.89
8 TM Dilshan 107 7 3630 36.30 36.64 146.41
9 FDM Karunaratne 118 3 4023 34.98 36.06 144.09
10 MS Atapattu 114 8 3510 33.11 33.79 135.00

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 DPMD Jayawardena 374 275 242 240 237 213* 203* 254.86 138.80
2 KC Sangakkara 319 287 270 232 230 222* 221 254.43 138.56
3 ST Jayasuriya 340 253 213 199 188 157 148 214.00 116.55
4 MS Atapattu 249 223 216* 207* 201* 201 185 211.71 115.30
5 FDM Karunaratne 244 196 186 179 158* 152 147 180.29 98.18
6 PA de Silva 267 206 168 167 152 148 146 179.14 97.56
7 TT Samaraweera 231 214 159 143 142 138 137* 166.29 90.56
8 AD Mathews 200* 199 160 157* 145* 141 122 160.57 87.45
9 TM Dilshan 193 168 163* 162 147 145 143 160.14 87.21
10 LD Chandimal 206* 164 162* 155* 151 138 132 158.29 86.20

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 ST Jayasuriya 6973 10689 65.24 67.25 113.54
2 TM Dilshan 5492 8381 65.53 63.94 107.95
3 PA de Silva 5742 11266 50.97 54.11 91.35
4 KC Sangakkara 12400 22882 54.19 53.24 89.88
5 DPMD Jayawardena 11814 22956 51.46 50.73 85.64
6 FDM Karunaratne 6899 13337 51.73 50.16 84.68
7 LD Chandimal 5479 10977 49.91 47.59 80.35
8 AD Mathews 7608 15638 48.65 46.75 78.92
9 TT Samaraweera 5462 11642 46.92 45.91 77.51
10 MS Atapattu 5502 12384 44.43 45.74 77.22

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 KC Sangakkara 155.77 424.33 138.56 89.88 808.54 404.27
2 DPMD Jayawardena 148.41 372.04 138.80 85.64 744.88 372.44
3 ST Jayasuriya 87.60 333.59 116.55 113.54 651.27 325.64
4 AD Mathews 110.20 362.48 87.45 78.92 639.05 319.52
5 PA de Silva 79.91 353.98 97.56 91.35 622.80 311.40
6 FDM Karunaratne 99.93 321.12 98.18 84.68 603.92 301.96
7 TT Samaraweera 68.61 360.46 90.56 77.51 597.15 298.58
8 LD Chandimal 79.37 337.74 86.20 80.35 583.65 291.83
9 TM Dilshan 68.99 318.40 87.21 107.95 582.55 291.27
10 MS Atapattu 69.12 300.50 115.30 77.22 562.14 281.07

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 DPMD Jayawardena 129 7167 59.73 52.46 821.54 205.38
2 KC Sangakkara 124 6830 60.44 55.56 797.73 199.43
3 ST Jayasuriya 102 4114 43.77 65.83 658.05 164.51
4 PA de Silva 72 3290 52.22 53.07 648.70 162.18
5 FDM Karunaratne 75 3646 50.64 55.48 621.31 155.33
6 AD Mathews 106 4024 45.21 49.61 589.76 147.44
7 TT Samaraweera 70 3123 53.84 46.19 588.59 147.15
8 LD Chandimal 62 2577 47.72 53.67 566.15 141.54
9 TM Dilshan 75 2925 43.01 70.53 561.35 140.34
10 MS Atapattu 78 2671 38.71 44.76 525.22 131.31

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KC Sangakkara 109 5570 54.08 52.60 745.45 745.45
2 AD Mathews 87 3584 45.95 47.62 624.21 624.21
3 DPMD Jayawardena 123 4647 39.72 49.99 590.79 590.79
4 ST Jayasuriya 86 2859 35.74 64.39 570.02 570.02
5 TM Dilshan 70 2567 38.89 60.63 549.23 549.23
6 LD Chandimal 80 2902 39.75 47.00 547.16 547.16
7 PA de Silva 87 3071 36.13 48.81 546.37 546.37
8 MS Atapattu 78 2831 39.32 44.12 538.83 538.83
9 TT Samaraweera 62 2339 43.31 47.92 538.23 538.23
10 FDM Karunaratne 99 3253 34.24 48.09 527.00 527.00

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 KC Sangakkara 165 9355 61.55 55.15 894.76 223.69
2 DPMD Jayawardena 179 9399 56.28 52.57 870.48 217.62
3 ST Jayasuriya 124 5188 45.11 65.13 737.70 184.43
4 AD Mathews 145 5697 46.32 48.84 707.23 176.81
5 FDM Karunaratne 112 4948 46.24 53.20 697.14 174.28
6 TT Samaraweera 94 4275 54.11 47.43 678.09 169.52
7 LD Chandimal 93 3960 48.29 51.34 669.70 167.42
8 PA de Silva 108 4431 45.21 50.11 663.35 165.84
9 TM Dilshan 104 4107 42.78 69.92 617.79 154.45
10 MS Atapattu 107 3462 35.69 44.19 549.68 137.42

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KC Sangakkara 68 3045 47.58 51.44 756.73 756.73
2 MS Atapattu 49 2040 46.36 44.85 704.89 704.89
3 AD Mathews 48 1911 43.43 48.09 647.69 647.69
4 PA de Silva 51 1930 38.60 52.75 629.63 629.63
5 ST Jayasuriya 64 1785 30.25 65.55 567.96 567.96
6 TM Dilshan 41 1385 36.45 55.25 560.45 560.45
7 DPMD Jayawardena 73 2415 34.50 47.56 554.68 554.68
8 FDM Karunaratne 62 1951 32.52 48.33 553.52 553.52
9 LD Chandimal 49 1519 33.76 46.55 510.21 510.21
10 TT Samaraweera 38 1187 35.97 45.15 479.84 479.84

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 KC Sangakkara 745.45 199.43 756.73 223.69 1,925.30 192.53
2 AD Mathews 624.21 147.44 647.69 176.81 1,596.15 159.61
3 DPMD Jayawardena 590.79 205.38 554.68 217.62 1,568.47 156.85
4 MS Atapattu 538.83 131.31 704.89 137.42 1,512.45 151.25
5 PA de Silva 546.37 162.18 629.63 165.84 1,504.01 150.40
6 ST Jayasuriya 570.02 164.51 567.96 184.43 1,486.92 148.69
7 FDM Karunaratne 527.00 155.33 553.52 174.28 1,410.13 141.01
8 TM Dilshan 549.23 140.34 560.45 154.45 1,404.47 140.45
9 LD Chandimal 547.16 141.54 510.21 167.42 1,366.33 136.63
10 TT Samaraweera 538.23 147.15 479.84 169.52 1,334.74 133.47

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 KC Sangakkara 30 2434 90.15 60.43 899.85 179.97
2 DPMD Jayawardena 30 2423 89.74 56.45 893.08 178.62
3 FDM Karunaratne 30 2114 72.90 57.98 761.31 152.26
4 PA de Silva 30 1944 77.76 53.35 731.58 146.32
5 ST Jayasuriya 30 1606 57.36 63.98 696.35 139.27
6 MS Atapattu 30 1488 62.00 45.84 634.60 126.92
7 TT Samaraweera 30 1608 67.00 51.87 632.63 126.53
8 TM Dilshan 30 1420 56.80 78.02 604.09 120.82
9 LD Chandimal 30 1422 52.67 52.65 570.66 114.13
10 AD Mathews 30 1460 63.48 50.34 564.86 112.97

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KC Sangakkara 30 1974 70.50 50.65 800.83 640.67
2 TT Samaraweera 30 1662 69.25 54.10 726.69 581.36
3 DPMD Jayawardena 30 1571 54.17 53.65 700.64 560.51
4 TM Dilshan 30 1534 51.13 75.23 700.49 560.39
5 MS Atapattu 30 1488 55.11 48.92 688.88 551.10
6 AD Mathews 30 1514 60.56 43.93 674.07 539.25
7 PA de Silva 30 1357 45.23 56.52 633.25 506.60
8 ST Jayasuriya 30 1300 46.43 67.46 598.83 479.06
9 LD Chandimal 30 1263 45.11 46.59 561.90 449.52
10 FDM Karunaratne 30 1262 43.52 46.23 557.16 445.73

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 DPMD Jayawardena 35 1339 41.84 49.26 733.01 366.50
2 FDM Karunaratne 22 935 44.52 50.70 679.83 339.92
3 AD Mathews 25 953 45.38 56.19 676.45 338.23
4 ST Jayasuriya 23 893 40.59 68.80 663.26 331.63
5 KC Sangakkara 33 1114 33.76 53.07 634.14 317.07
6 TT Samaraweera 17 674 44.93 46.58 577.05 288.53
7 TM Dilshan 20 713 37.53 60.58 566.17 283.09
8 MS Atapattu 19 615 36.18 39.27 502.83 251.41
9 PA de Silva 18 450 26.47 43.41 416.79 208.39
10 LD Chandimal 15 275 18.33 48.42 304.54 152.27

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 KC Sangakkara 233 59 25.32 849.97 849.97
2 PA de Silva 159 30 18.87 599.93 599.93
3 DPMD Jayawardena 252 47 18.65 581.34 581.34
4 TM Dilshan 145 27 18.62 567.63 567.63
5 ST Jayasuriya 188 30 15.96 503.54 503.54
6 TT Samaraweera 132 21 15.91 470.76 470.76
7 AD Mathews 193 26 13.47 465.11 465.11
8 LD Chandimal 142 22 15.49 457.96 457.96
9 MS Atapattu 156 22 14.10 448.62 448.62
10 FDM Karunaratne 174 26 14.94 409.20 409.20

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 KC Sangakkara 179.97 640.67 317.07 849.97 1,987.67 198.77
2 DPMD Jayawardena 178.62 560.51 366.50 581.34 1,686.97 168.70
3 TM Dilshan 120.82 560.39 283.09 567.63 1,531.93 153.19
4 TT Samaraweera 126.53 581.36 288.53 470.76 1,467.17 146.72
5 PA de Silva 146.32 506.60 208.39 599.93 1,461.24 146.12
6 AD Mathews 112.97 539.25 338.23 465.11 1,455.56 145.56
7 ST Jayasuriya 139.27 479.06 331.63 503.54 1,453.50 145.35
8 MS Atapattu 126.92 551.10 251.41 448.62 1,378.06 137.81
9 FDM Karunaratne 152.26 445.73 339.92 409.20 1,347.11 134.71
10 LD Chandimal 114.13 449.52 152.27 457.96 1,173.89 117.39

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 5 KC Sangakkara SL 404.27 192.53 198.77 795.57
2 26 DPMD Jayawardena SL 372.44 156.85 168.70 697.99
3 50 AD Mathews SL 319.52 159.61 145.56 624.70
4 54 ST Jayasuriya SL 325.64 148.69 145.35 619.68
5 64 PA de Silva SL 311.40 150.40 146.12 607.93
6 83 TM Dilshan SL 291.27 140.45 153.19 584.91
7 85 TT Samaraweera SL 298.58 133.47 146.72 578.77
8 87 FDM Karunaratne SL 301.96 141.01 134.71 577.69
9 91 MS Atapattu SL 281.07 151.25 137.81 570.12
10 113 LD Chandimal SL 291.83 136.63 117.39 545.85

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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