Top 10 West Indian Batsmen In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

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

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

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 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 1982.5 182 8540 129.93
2 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 1964 160 8032 122.20
3 CG Greenidge WI 1974 1991 1982.5 185 7558 114.99
4 CH Lloyd WI 1966 1984 1975 175 7515 114.33
5 RB Kanhai WI 1957 1974 1965.5 137 6227 94.74
6 RB Richardson WI 1983 1995 1989 146 5949 90.51
7 SM Nurse WI 1960 1969 1964.5 54 2523 38.38
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 2001 329 15921 200.00
1 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 1998 232 11953 150.15
2 S Chanderpaul WI 1994 2015 2004.5 280 11867 149.07
3 CH Gayle WI 2000 2014 2007 182 7215 90.64
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS RUNS RAT
TS JE Root ENG 2012 2024 2018 257 11736 170.00

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 GS Sobers 160 21 8032 57.78 60.14 250.00
2 BC Lara 232 6 11953 52.89 52.28 217.33
3 IVA Richards 182 12 8540 50.24 51.55 214.30
4 S Chanderpaul 280 49 11867 51.37 50.83 211.30
5 SM Nurse 54 1 2523 47.60 48.69 202.39
6 CH Lloyd 175 14 7515 46.68 48.39 201.15
7 RB Kanhai 137 6 6227 47.53 47.28 196.56
8 CG Greenidge 185 16 7558 44.72 46.79 194.50
9 RB Richardson 146 12 5949 44.40 45.31 188.37
10 CH Gayle 182 11 7215 42.19 41.84 173.91

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 GS Sobers 140 19 7274 60.12 62.57 250.00
2 IVA Richards 147 11 7265 53.42 54.82 219.04
3 BC Lara 197 5 9934 51.74 51.14 204.36
4 SM Nurse 52 0 2476 47.62 48.70 194.59
5 S Chanderpaul 223 34 9127 48.29 47.78 190.92
6 CH Lloyd 149 11 6210 45.00 46.65 186.40
7 RB Kanhai 130 6 5732 46.23 45.98 183.74
8 CG Greenidge 145 12 5715 42.97 44.96 179.64
9 RB Richardson 128 10 5027 42.60 43.48 173.74
10 CH Gayle 145 5 5930 42.36 42.00 167.82

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 BC Lara 400* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43 150.00
2 CH Gayle 333 317 204 197 175 165* 150 220.14 119.89
3 GS Sobers 365* 226 198 178* 174 168 163* 210.29 114.52
4 IVA Richards 291 232 208 192* 182* 178 177 208.57 113.59
5 CG Greenidge 226 223 214* 213 194 154* 149 196.14 106.82
6 RB Kanhai 256 217 158* 157 153 150 139 175.71 95.70
7 CH Lloyd 242* 178 163 161* 157 149 143 170.43 92.82
8 RB Richardson 194 185 182 160 156 154 138 167.00 90.95
9 S Chanderpaul 203* 203* 166 153* 150* 147* 140 166.00 90.40
10 SM Nurse 258 201 168 137 137 136 95 161.71 88.07

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 IVA Richards 6965 10051 69.30 76.15 128.57
2 CH Lloyd 4327 7489 57.78 66.28 111.90
3 GS Sobers 2407 4669 51.55 64.34 108.63
4 BC Lara 11953 19753 60.51 62.14 104.91
5 RB Kanhai 1717 3595 47.76 60.15 101.55
6 SM Nurse 886 1837 48.23 59.46 100.38
7 CH Gayle 7215 11967 60.29 58.69 99.09
8 CG Greenidge 6147 12536 49.03 55.61 93.88
9 RB Richardson 5923 12389 47.81 52.68 88.94
10 S Chanderpaul 11867 27411 43.29 43.69 73.76

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 GS Sobers 122.20 500.00 114.52 108.63 845.35 422.68
2 BC Lara 150.15 421.69 150.00 104.91 826.76 413.38
3 IVA Richards 129.93 433.34 113.59 128.57 805.43 402.71
4 S Chanderpaul 149.07 402.22 90.40 73.76 715.46 357.73
5 CH Lloyd 114.33 387.55 92.82 111.90 706.60 353.30
6 CG Greenidge 114.99 374.14 106.82 93.88 689.82 344.91
7 RB Kanhai 94.74 380.30 95.70 101.55 672.28 336.14
8 CH Gayle 90.64 341.73 119.89 99.09 651.34 325.67
9 RB Richardson 90.51 362.11 90.95 88.94 632.51 316.25
10 SM Nurse 38.38 396.98 88.07 100.38 623.81 311.91

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 BC Lara 111 6217 58.65 60.35 834.32 208.58
2 GS Sobers 75 4075 66.80 46.08 833.48 208.37
3 S Chanderpaul 133 6187 58.37 41.90 727.53 181.88
4 IVA Richards 67 3136 49.78 67.29 702.32 175.58
5 RB Richardson 70 3217 50.27 49.09 643.84 160.96
6 CG Greenidge 75 3209 48.62 48.41 631.05 157.76
7 CH Lloyd 67 2881 46.47 54.67 608.47 152.12
8 RB Kanhai 68 3064 48.63 48.45 604.41 151.10
9 CH Gayle 91 3437 40.92 55.33 576.33 144.08
10 SM Nurse 22 853 40.62 NK 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 IVA Richards 115 5404 50.50 70.25 828.51 828.51
2 GS Sobers 85 3957 50.73 52.60 769.01 769.01
3 BC Lara 121 5736 47.80 60.69 742.19 742.19
4 CH Lloyd 108 4634 46.81 58.55 726.68 726.68
5 CG Greenidge 110 4349 42.22 49.41 683.32 683.32
6 RB Kanhai 69 3163 46.51 47.60 672.98 672.98
7 SM Nurse 32 1670 52.19 46.91 655.42 655.42
8 CH Gayle 91 3778 43.43 65.65 649.66 649.66
9 S Chanderpaul 147 5680 45.44 44.92 639.25 639.25
10 RB Richardson 76 2732 39.03 46.37 547.86 547.86

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 BC Lara 206 10423 52.12 61.11 867.16 216.79
2 GS Sobers 142 6973 55.78 51.59 851.74 212.93
3 IVA Richards 144 7030 51.69 69.66 839.28 209.82
4 S Chanderpaul 233 10017 51.90 42.42 753.37 188.34
5 CG Greenidge 149 6326 46.86 49.20 728.69 182.17
6 CH Lloyd 144 5886 43.60 57.09 681.74 170.44
7 CH Gayle 147 5999 43.79 60.31 680.24 170.06
8 RB Richardson 124 5336 46.40 48.47 670.79 167.70
9 SM Nurse 51 2441 48.82 48.23 660.79 165.20
10 RB Kanhai 120 5188 45.51 47.76 651.60 162.90

Unfamiliar Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 CH Lloyd 31 1629 62.65 62.12 812.14 812.14
2 BC Lara 26 1530 58.85 56.75 719.23 719.23
3 GS Sobers 18 1059 75.64 NK 708.67 708.67
4 IVA Richards 38 1510 44.41 66.94 693.50 693.50
5 RB Kanhai 17 1039 61.12 NK 674.11 674.11
6 S Chanderpaul 47 1850 48.68 48.71 653.13 653.13
7 CG Greenidge 36 1232 36.24 47.86 585.63 585.63
8 CH Gayle 35 1216 35.76 60.20 544.68 544.68
9 SM Nurse 3 82 27.33 NK 500.00 500.00
10 RB Richardson 22 613 32.26 42.51 381.04 381.04

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 IVA Richards 828.51 175.58 693.50 209.82 1,907.41 190.74
2 GS Sobers 769.01 208.37 708.67 212.93 1,898.99 189.90
3 BC Lara 742.19 208.58 719.23 216.79 1,886.79 188.68
4 CH Lloyd 726.68 152.12 812.14 170.44 1,861.37 186.14
5 S Chanderpaul 639.25 181.88 653.13 188.34 1,662.60 166.26
6 RB Kanhai 672.98 151.10 674.11 162.90 1,661.09 166.11
7 CG Greenidge 683.32 157.76 585.63 182.17 1,608.89 160.89
8 CH Gayle 649.66 144.08 544.68 170.06 1,508.48 150.85
9 SM Nurse 655.42 125.00 500.00 165.20 1,445.62 144.56
10 RB Richardson 547.86 160.96 381.04 167.70 1,257.56 125.76

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 BC Lara 30 2350 83.93 64.45 898.40 179.68
2 GS Sobers 30 2251 90.04 NK 861.81 172.36
3 RB Richardson 30 1906 70.59 48.56 731.37 146.27
4 IVA Richards 30 1782 66.00 72.77 709.57 141.91
5 S Chanderpaul 30 1717 78.05 46.73 681.37 136.27
6 RB Kanhai 30 1746 62.36 50.74 661.97 132.39
7 CG Greenidge 30 1652 68.83 44.88 637.53 127.51
8 CH Lloyd 30 1649 56.86 61.08 625.49 125.10
9 CH Gayle 30 1456 50.21 57.55 598.79 119.76
10 SM Nurse 22 853 40.62 NK 428.64 85.73

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BATSMAN INNS RUNS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 IVA Richards 30 2348 80.97 69.80 957.29 765.83
2 BC Lara 30 1921 64.03 60.87 815.26 652.21
3 GS Sobers 30 1819 67.37 54.25 785.33 628.26
4 CH Lloyd 30 1624 58.00 74.72 761.88 609.50
5 CH Gayle 30 1650 58.93 71.15 754.38 603.50
6 RB Kanhai 30 1724 57.47 49.23 735.71 588.57
7 SM Nurse 30 1597 53.23 50.75 698.95 559.16
8 CG Greenidge 30 1433 51.18 52.90 694.34 555.47
9 S Chanderpaul 30 1503 68.32 50.52 685.38 548.31
10 RB Richardson 30 1388 49.57 47.42 582.23 465.78

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 IVA Richards 28 1340 51.54 69.01 889.42 444.71
2 S Chanderpaul 42 1699 49.97 48.13 833.46 416.73
3 GS Sobers 19 773 59.46 35.33 694.90 347.45
4 CG Greenidge 34 1093 36.43 46.16 659.72 329.86
5 CH Lloyd 27 907 37.79 61.18 655.53 327.77
6 BC Lara 37 1134 31.50 56.14 640.85 320.43
7 RB Richardson 25 893 44.65 48.82 633.65 316.82
8 RB Kanhai 18 662 38.94 54.46 577.31 288.65
9 CH Gayle 26 810 33.75 64.96 558.37 279.18
10 SM Nurse 5 54 10.80 NK 500.00 250.00

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 IVA Richards 182 45 24.73 877.91 877.91
2 GS Sobers 160 39 24.38 848.34 848.34
3 BC Lara 232 57 24.57 799.75 799.75
4 S Chanderpaul 280 60 21.43 746.11 746.11
5 RB Richardson 146 32 21.92 721.96 721.96
6 SM Nurse 54 11 20.37 705.87 705.87
7 CH Lloyd 175 32 18.29 628.51 628.51
8 RB Kanhai 137 25 18.25 627.22 627.22
9 CG Greenidge 185 33 17.84 609.73 609.73
10 CH Gayle 182 27 14.84 526.95 526.95

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 IVA Richards 141.91 765.83 444.71 877.91 2,230.37 223.04
2 GS Sobers 172.36 628.26 347.45 848.34 1,996.41 199.64
3 BC Lara 179.68 652.21 320.43 799.75 1,952.06 195.21
4 S Chanderpaul 136.27 548.31 416.73 746.11 1,847.42 184.74
5 CH Lloyd 125.10 609.50 327.77 628.51 1,690.88 169.09
6 RB Richardson 146.27 465.78 316.82 721.96 1,650.84 165.08
7 RB Kanhai 132.39 588.57 288.65 627.22 1,636.83 163.68
8 CG Greenidge 127.51 555.47 329.86 609.73 1,622.56 162.26
9 SM Nurse 85.73 559.16 250.00 705.87 1,600.75 160.08
10 CH Gayle 119.76 603.50 279.18 526.95 1,529.39 152.94

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 2 IVA Richards WI 402.71 190.74 223.04 816.49
2 3 GS Sobers WI 422.68 189.90 199.64 812.22
3 4 BC Lara WI 413.38 188.68 195.21 797.26
4 23 S Chanderpaul WI 357.73 166.26 184.74 708.73
5 24 CH Lloyd WI 353.30 186.14 169.09 708.52
6 32 CG Greenidge WI 344.91 160.89 162.26 668.06
7 34 RB Kanhai WI 336.14 166.11 163.68 665.93
8 47 CH Gayle WI 325.67 150.85 152.94 629.46
9 58 SM Nurse WI 311.91 144.56 160.08 616.54
10 66 RB Richardson WI 316.25 125.76 165.08 607.09

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


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