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Test batsmen and bowlers peaks. Criteria: At least 5 years and at least 40 innings

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
I do like the basic idea of the WTC, but is the final always gonna be in England? Gives England a massive advantage if they ever manage to make the final. (probably designed that way tbf)
No idea. I don't like the basic idea of it tbh, but I did like the idea of the first one being at Lords if we were going to have it. Especially since I didn't think England were going to make it.

We could have it at the home of the team that finished top, but I do think the idea of it being a neutral venue kind of added to it when it happened. Perhaps make the top two teams negotiate for a venue that they both think is neutralish every time or something?
 

Shady Slim

Cricketer Of The Year
No idea. I don't like the basic idea of it tbh, but I did like the idea of the first one being at Lords if we were going to have it. Especially since I didn't think England were going to make it.

We could have it at the home of the team that finished top, but I do think the idea of it being a neutral venue kind of added to it when it happened. Perhaps make the top two teams negotiate for a venue that they both think is neutralish every time or something?
pews really said let the market decide
 

AndrewB

International Vice-Captain
Struggled in Australia XI:

Dennis Amiss: 243 @ 22.09
Glenn Turner: 60 @ 20.00
Everton Weekes: 245 @ 24.50
Clyde Walcott: 87 @14.50
Darryl Cullinan: 31 @ 4.42
Thilan Samaraweera: 215 @ 17.92
+Les Ames: 279 @ 17.44
Tony Lock: 5 @ 75.20
Waqar Younis: 14 @ 40.50
Charlie Griffith: 8 @ 53.75
Muttiah Muralitharan: 12 @ 75.41
 

subshakerz

International Captain
Struggled in Australia XI:

Dennis Amiss: 243 @ 22.09
Glenn Turner: 60 @ 20.00
Everton Weekes: 245 @ 24.50
Clyde Walcott: 87 @14.50
Darryl Cullinan: 31 @ 4.42
Thilan Samaraweera: 215 @ 17.92
+Les Ames: 279 @ 17.44
Tony Lock: 5 @ 75.20
Waqar Younis: 14 @ 40.50
Charlie Griffith: 8 @ 53.75
Muttiah Muralitharan: 12 @ 75.41
Lol @ Cullinan
 

Days of Grace

International Captain
I have adjusted the averages of the peaks of test batsmen. I rank peaks on three criteria: average, runs per innings, and strike-rate, with a 4:2:1 weighting. So a batsman's peak period may not necessarily be when they attained their highest average, or though in most cases it is. Below are the top 25 test batsmen ranked peaks (minimum 5 years AND 40 innings).

Special thanks to srbhkshk for making this process a hell of a lot quicker.


Adj. Ave.Adj. RPIAdj. S/RInns
1​
DG Bradman
1930​
1946​
103.56​
95.27​
67.64​
50​
2​
IVA Richards
1976​
1981​
72.94​
69.84​
65.39​
47​
3​
GS Sobers
1958​
1963​
74.94​
64.95​
61.99​
45​
4​
CL Walcott
1952​
1958​
73.24​
64.31​
62.44​
41​
5​
JB Hobbs
1910​
1921​
72.46​
65.39​
58.59​
41​
6​
SPD Smith
2014​
2019​
72.00​
61.11​
50.63​
86​
7​
L Hutton
1949​
1954​
70.91​
59.09​
46.74​
60​
8​
SR Tendulkar
1997​
2002​
66.97​
60.18​
56.31​
69​
9​
ED Weekes
1948​
1954​
63.97​
60.77​
61.50​
40​
10​
C Hill
1897​
1904​
63.34​
60.18​
58.67​
40​
11​
RT Ponting
2001​
2006​
65.56​
54.53​
54.37​
101​
12​
WR Hammond
1935​
1946​
64.38​
54.96​
53.70​
41​
13​
KF Barrington
1963​
1968​
64.21​
57.29​
48.89​
65​
14​
BC Lara
2001​
2006​
61.05​
59.55​
54.90​
81​
15​
GA Headley
1931​
1935​
63.76​
57.38​
47.80​
40​
16​
KS Williamson
2014​
2021​
63.15​
55.05​
51.51​
78​
17​
RB Kanhai
1959​
1965​
58.78​
58.78​
61.46​
40​
18​
AD Nourse
1935​
1951​
63.65​
55.16​
48.69​
45​
19​
JH Kallis
2001​
2007​
64.87​
52.02​
43.12​
106​
20​
V Kohli
2015​
2020​
60.45​
55.62​
52.73​
75​
21​
RB Simpson
1964​
1977​
59.27​
56.57​
51.45​
44​
22​
AB de Villiers
2010​
2015​
61.11​
53.35​
49.81​
63​
23​
S Chanderpaul
2007​
2014​
66.54​
47.43​
38.85​
94​
24​
G Boycott
1971​
1978​
63.23​
51.73​
42.05​
44​
25​
SR Waugh
1991​
1996​
64.39​
46.44​
47.14​
61​
 
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I'm surprised Weekes and Walcott's adjusted peaks are that high. The mid 50s had some incredibly flat pitches and lots of bore draws.
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
I'm surprised Weekes and Walcott's adjusted peaks are that high. The mid 50s had some incredibly flat pitches and lots of bore draws.
Their averages both get absolutely btfo on my standardised averages project (both go down by 5-6), but they have such a high starting point that they can end up right up near the top of these lists anyway.
 

Days of Grace

International Captain
Standardized career averages:

Walcott 54.25 (56.69)
Weekes 53.75 (58.62)

Standardized peak averages:

Walcott 73.24 (72.78)
Weekes 63.97 (72.68)

Walcott's peak comprised of:

New Zealand away (1 match)
India at home (5 matches)
England at home (5 matches)
Australia at home (5 matches)
England away (5 matches)
Pakistan at home (3 matches)

Weekes' peak comprised of:

England at home (1 match)
India away (5 matches)
England away (4 matches)
Australia away (5 matches)
New Zealand away (2 matches)
India at home (5 matches)
England at home (3 matches)
 

Days of Grace

International Captain
Most other blokes who had the longest innings (in terms of average balls faced) had an SR of 35-45, whilst Bradman had a 61 SR combined with facing ~160 balls per dismissal.
Hardly hit any sixes (maybe one in his test career?) so he must have been impossible to keep quiet and he was probably one of those batsmen who before you knew it had 80 to his name.
 

Patience and Accuracy+Gut

School Boy/Girl Captain
Hardly hit any sixes (maybe one in his test career?) so he must have been impossible to keep quiet and he was probably one of those batsmen who before you knew it had 80 to his name.
6 sixes as far as I know in internationals for Don.
And where does Trumper ranks?As I see Clem Hill is in #10 but there is no sign of Trumper.
 

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