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Standardised ODI Batting Performances

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Standardised ODI Batting Performances

Cricket is almost unique in the way individual statistics are so widely accepted as a measure of performance despite its results being so team-reliant. This is a mere extension of the nature of a game which is so individual yet so collective at the same time. Results are often decided by more than the just the sum of all the parts with team balance, cohesion and variety all playing big roles, but each delivery itself is an intense individual battle between batsman and bowler before the other ten men on the field can do a thing. This individual component makes player statistics much easier to track and indeed much more representative of value than in other team sports.

In Test cricket, averages have long been accepted as the best measure of performance. Two fairly simple equations – runs scored per wicket lost and runs conceded per wicket taken – have ruled the cricket world for decades. Other statistics are commonly kept but these two averages have made and broken many selection debates and sparked many arguments. In one day cricket, the rate at which runs are scored are vital and hence strike rates and economy rates are carefully examined when evaluating a player’s value these days as well. It has even started to become more common to multiply a batsman’s average by his strike rate when looking at his one day contributions although this has yet to take over as the standard measure. Averages have been our main reference point in cricket since statistics started being kept seriously and while the comparison of scoring rates is starting to make them slightly less important, these basic formulas are still what cricket nerds across the world turn to immediately.

Whilst these measures are fine for comparing players to their contemporaries, it has long been the holy grail of cricket statisticians to compare players across eras. This has been attempted many times in Test cricket with adjustments to discount everything from helmets to uncovered pitches, but due to one day cricket’s short history, no-one has bothered delve in to possible variables across time. However, research shows that one day cricket has changed greatly in its short history with batting averages and particularly scoring rights going through the roof. Arguably, one day cricket has changed more since its inception than Test cricket has changed in the last fifty years. The following data shows the upward trend:

Global Strike Rate
Year Global Average
< 1979 27.01 62.92
1979 28.75 59.96
1980 27.97 63.06
1981 27.49 62.02
1982 31.66 71.89
1983 28.89 65.14
1984 27.15 64.19
1985 30.5 67.29
1986 27.37 63.51
1987 31.05 68.93
1988 30.31 68.91
1989 30.63 67.57
1990 30.16 68.07
1991 29.36 66.58
1992 29.65 64.45
1993 28.82 64.7
1994 31.84 68.86
1995 30.64 71.5
1996 30.63 72.21
1997 31.74 73.17
1998 31.99 76.4
1999 29.56 70.89
2000 30.02 72.2
2001 31.8 73.05
2002 31.98 76.77
2003 30.49 71.85
2004 32.54 76.81
2005 32.89 78.71
2006 32.39 77.02
2007 34.12 80.54
2008 33.55 80.82

Only matches involving two of the top eight nations have been considered. This has been implemented to remove the anomalies caused by associate teams, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, this eliminates the likes of Andy Flower and Heath Streak from the research completely, however the damage Zimbabwe across time could cause to the consistency of this data far outweighs the benefits of including such players in overall rankings. More significantly, though, is the fact that the data only considers performances in the top seven of the batting order – tailend scoring is not relevant when comparing batsmen across time and could only corrupt the data. All matches before 1979 have been grouped together due to the small number of ODIs played in the embryonic stages.

This data was used to “standardise” one day batting across time. The standardisation method involves finding the par values for different time periods (see above) and then weighting performances in those different periods to find the overall value of one’s performances. For example, averaging 20 in a period where 30 was par would be the equivalent to averaging 40 in a period where 60 was par, while averaging 30 in a period where 30 was par would be the equivalent to averaging 20 in a period where 20 was par. The same of course can be applied to the changes in strike rates across time. It could be argued that this method favours batsmen who were ahead of their time in terms of scoring rates, however these batsmen should be recognised for not only revolutionising the game to a degree but added such value to their respective teams at the time. After the standardisation had been calculated, the method involving the multiplication of strike rate and average mentioned above was used to rank every One Day International batsman in history (a qualification of 30 innings in the top seven against top eight teams was used). The following data shows the top 20; a full list can be seen at the bottom of this page.

Rank Batsman Avg S.Avg SR S.SR S.Mult
1 IVA Richards (WI) 48.36 49.47 90.59 103.24 51.07
2 Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 47.85 49.55 85.04 97.06 48.10
3 MEK Hussey (Aus) 54.71 49.60 85.63 81.36 40.35
4 MG Bevan (Aus) 53.89 52.18 73.62 75.68 39.49
5 CH Lloyd (WI) 39.54 41.51 81.22 93.91 38.98
6 GS Chappell (Aus) 40.19 42.65 75.71 89.07 37.99
7 KP Pietersen (Eng) 48.46 43.76 87.28 82.79 36.23
8 DM Jones (Aus) 44.62 44.51 72.56 81.05 36.08
9 MS Dhoni (India) 46.38 41.90 90.57 85.79 35.94
10 A Symonds (Aus) 41.06 38.16 93.64 91.63 34.97
11 SR Tendulkar (India) 42.35 40.43 84.17 86.08 34.80
12 GM Turner (NZ) 41.97 44.50 66.46 78.05 34.73
13 AJ Lamb (Eng) 39.53 39.80 75.60 84.52 33.64
14 CG Greenidge (WI) 44.47 45.54 64.78 73.77 33.59
15 BC Lara (WI) 40.69 39.54 78.07 82.15 32.48
16 NH Fairbrother (Eng) 40.06 40.33 72.84 80.00 32.26
17 RT Ponting (Aus) 42.29 39.87 80.38 79.82 31.83
18 Javed Miandad (Pak) 41.44 42.07 66.83 75.44 31.74
19 AC Gilchrist (Aus) 34.85 33.07 95.74 95.64 31.63
20 RA Smith (Eng) 39.62 39.79 69.86 78.54 31.25

Unsurprisingly, Viv Richards – a One Day Internation batsman before his time – leads the pack. More surprisingly is Zaheer Abbas, recognised as merely a good one day batsman in many circles, coming in second, indicating that he perhaps deserves more acclaim than he receives. Hussey sits in third having out-Bevaned Bevan with the man himself close behind. The achievements of Ponting have been put into better perspective with his modern-day feats seeing him slide behind the forgotten Neil Farbrother. Most interesting is the large difference between actual and standardised strike rates for the likes of Lamb, Turner and Chappell, really putting their strange-looking records by modern standards into much better perspective. Dhoni is probably the biggest surprise in the top twenty, finding himself ahead of recognised greats of one day batting such as Tendulkar and Lara.

This data, of course, is not the be all and end all. Standardising performances across time removes one variable, but player roles within teams, longevity, the ability the withstand pressure situations and many other factors will still live on to fuel discussions and even arguments between fans. Statisiticans will try, but you there will always be something you can’t accurately standardise and this is what makes cricket not only the great game it is, but the great debate it is as well.

Full list:

Rank Batsman Avg S.Avg SR S.SR S.Mult
1 IVA Richards (WI) 48.36 49.47 90.59 103.24 51.07
2 Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 47.85 49.55 85.04 97.06 48.10
3 MEK Hussey (Aus) 54.71 49.60 85.63 81.36 40.35
4 MG Bevan (Aus) 53.89 52.18 73.62 75.68 39.49
5 CH Lloyd (WI) 39.54 41.51 81.22 93.91 38.98
6 GS Chappell (Aus) 40.19 42.65 75.71 89.07 37.99
7 KP Pietersen (Eng) 48.46 43.76 87.28 82.79 36.23
8 DM Jones (Aus) 44.62 44.51 72.56 81.05 36.08
9 MS Dhoni (India) 46.38 41.90 90.57 85.79 35.94
10 A Symonds (Aus) 41.06 38.16 93.64 91.63 34.97
11 SR Tendulkar (India) 42.35 40.43 84.17 86.08 34.80
12 GM Turner (NZ) 41.97 44.50 66.46 78.05 34.73
13 AJ Lamb (Eng) 39.53 39.80 75.60 84.52 33.64
14 CG Greenidge (WI) 44.47 45.54 64.78 73.77 33.59
15 BC Lara (WI) 40.69 39.54 78.07 82.15 32.48
16 NH Fairbrother (Eng) 40.06 40.33 72.84 80.00 32.26
17 RT Ponting (Aus) 42.29 39.87 80.38 79.82 31.83
18 Javed Miandad (Pak) 41.44 42.07 66.83 75.44 31.74
19 AC Gilchrist (Aus) 34.85 33.07 95.74 95.64 31.63
20 RA Smith (Eng) 39.62 39.79 69.86 78.54 31.25
21 Saeed Anwar (Pak) 37.81 36.89 80.25 84.44 31.15
22 ML Hayden (Aus) 43.02 39.85 78.02 76.66 30.55
23 MD Crowe (NZ) 36.73 37.60 70.76 80.21 30.16
24 MJ Clarke (Aus) 42.51 38.78 81.03 77.71 30.14
25 JH Kallis (SA) 44.68 42.38 70.61 70.54 29.90
26 DL Haynes (WI) 40.98 41.76 62.95 71.51 29.86
27 WJ Cronje (SA) 37.32 36.34 76.32 81.07 29.46
28 RR Sarwan (WI) 42.24 39.21 76.09 74.26 29.12
29 ME Waugh (Aus) 36.73 36.00 76.28 80.85 29.11
30 M Azharuddin (India) 36.69 36.21 73.80 79.59 28.82
31 Basit Ali (Pak) 34.57 33.97 76.58 84.67 28.76
32 CL Hooper (WI) 35.88 35.07 76.62 81.82 28.69
33 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 38.71 37.34 74.01 76.67 28.63
34 DS Lehmann (Aus) 36.86 35.57 79.39 80.31 28.57
35 ST Jayasuriya (SL) 32.34 30.86 89.92 91.66 28.28
36 NV Knight (Eng) 40.66 39.07 71.30 72.13 28.18
37 GA Hick (Eng) 35.08 34.85 75.08 80.77 28.15
38 V Sehwag (India) 31.95 29.73 96.60 94.58 28.12
39 ME Trescothick (Eng) 36.24 34.29 82.12 81.91 28.08
40 Saleem Malik (Pak) 33.95 33.39 76.96 83.98 28.04
41 Imran Khan (Pak) 34.54 34.55 72.62 80.94 27.97
42 JN Rhodes (SA) 34.54 33.36 79.91 83.38 27.82
43 A Ranatunga (SL) 34.22 33.72 76.31 82.36 27.77
44 G Kirsten (SA) 39.21 38.06 70.22 72.69 27.66
45 L Klusener (SA) 30.86 29.90 90.19 92.20 27.57
46 DI Gower (Eng) 30.78 31.77 75.15 86.32 27.43
47 PA de Silva (SL) 32.63 32.01 79.55 85.04 27.22
48 DR Martyn (Aus) 37.89 36.17 74.82 75.25 27.22
49 SC Ganguly (India) 37.93 36.28 73.03 73.78 26.76
50 HH Dippenaar (SA) 42.62 40.12 67.09 66.54 26.70
51 GA Gooch (Eng) 37.44 37.95 61.84 70.29 26.67
52 Shoaib Malik (Pak) 38.36 35.32 77.85 75.41 26.64
53 DB Vengsarkar (India) 33.95 34.86 67.25 76.27 26.59
54 R Dravid (India) 39.10 37.25 70.83 71.24 26.54
55 DC Boon (Aus) 36.40 36.47 64.88 72.72 26.52
56 AB de Villiers (SA) 37.07 33.27 84.16 79.53 26.46
57 GC Smith (SA) 36.78 33.78 81.00 78.18 26.41
58 GP Thorpe (Eng) 36.71 35.67 71.09 73.85 26.34
59 RG Twose (NZ) 33.72 33.63 74.76 78.28 26.32
60 Yuvraj Singh (India) 35.23 32.42 83.76 81.16 26.31
61 NS Sidhu (India) 35.53 34.70 68.87 74.44 25.83
62 Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 38.12 35.96 72.38 71.81 25.83
63 Ijaz Ahmed (Pak) 31.64 30.77 79.39 83.49 25.69
64 SM Gavaskar (India) 34.88 36.04 62.33 71.14 25.64
65 KC Wessels (Aus) 35.72 37.67 58.83 67.80 25.54
66 AR Border (Aus) 30.75 31.31 71.55 81.10 25.39
67 GR Marsh (Aus) 39.79 40.12 55.85 62.60 25.12
68 HH Gibbs (SA) 33.49 31.61 79.64 79.13 25.02
69 SR Waugh (Aus) 31.68 31.24 74.43 79.88 24.96
70 CH Gayle (WI) 34.34 32.00 79.47 77.98 24.96
71 G Boycott (Eng) 35.60 37.95 53.83 65.33 24.79
72 JV Coney (NZ) 31.52 33.06 64.39 74.52 24.63
73 WB Phillips (Aus) 24.34 25.14 85.71 97.58 24.53
74 N Kapil Dev (India) 22.64 23.07 93.73 106.24 24.51
75 S Chanderpaul (WI) 37.34 35.12 69.86 69.41 24.38
76 AL Logie (WI) 29.11 29.30 73.73 82.49 24.17
77 CL Cairns (NZ) 29.12 28.23 83.17 85.61 24.16
78 A Jadeja (India) 34.61 33.71 68.02 71.55 24.12
79 RL Dias (SL) 32.08 31.79 68.08 75.24 23.91
80 MW Gatting (Eng) 29.51 29.96 70.59 79.24 23.74
81 A Flintoff (Eng) 29.78 27.82 86.37 84.95 23.64
82 SM Patil (India) 24.46 25.31 82.31 93.31 23.62
83 SB Styris (NZ) 34.40 31.71 76.64 74.40 23.60
84 BC Broad (Eng) 40.03 38.89 55.62 60.53 23.54
85 RB Richardson (WI) 33.28 33.57 62.61 70.00 23.50
86 MA Atherton (Eng) 37.61 36.49 60.34 64.39 23.50
87 K Srikkanth (India) 28.92 29.30 71.21 80.01 23.44
88 NJ Astle (NZ) 33.37 31.95 72.13 72.95 23.31
89 GM Wood (Aus) 33.05 33.92 59.68 68.40 23.20
90 Rameez Raja (Pak) 32.76 32.66 63.90 70.96 23.18
91 Manzoor Elahi (Pak) 21.58 22.18 92.57 104.31 23.13
92 SP O’Donnell (Aus) 25.96 25.61 81.56 90.30 23.12
93 KC Sangakkara (SL) 35.00 32.53 72.66 71.05 23.11
94 SR Watson (Aus) 32.00 29.07 83.53 79.51 23.11
95 PV Simmons (WI) 30.76 30.43 69.00 75.69 23.03
96 Salman Butt (Pak) 35.76 32.35 74.69 70.93 22.94
97 DJ Cullinan (SA) 31.86 31.00 70.49 73.83 22.89
98 SV Manjrekar (India) 32.91 32.92 63.18 69.43 22.86
99 Saleem Elahi (Pak) 33.92 32.64 68.48 69.98 22.84
100 Shahid Afridi (Pak) 23.02 21.84 104.32 104.57 22.84
101 MS Atapattu (SL) 34.97 33.27 67.04 67.48 22.45
102 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 32.18 30.23 74.84 74.16 22.42
103 GM Ritchie (Aus) 27.40 29.57 64.84 75.49 22.32
104 DW Hookes (Aus) 24.88 26.11 73.91 85.26 22.26
105 IT Botham (Eng) 23.45 24.02 80.05 92.01 22.10
106 RP Arnold (SL) 32.53 30.84 71.24 71.23 21.97
107 JM Kemp (SA) 31.25 28.52 80.19 77.02 21.96
108 PN Kirsten (SA) 35.50 35.20 54.67 62.11 21.87
109 AH Jones (NZ) 34.95 34.82 56.26 62.62 21.80
110 SC Williams (WI) 33.04 31.62 66.06 68.70 21.73
111 IR Bell (Eng) 34.98 31.35 73.25 69.14 21.68
112 MJ Greatbatch (NZ) 28.15 28.00 70.18 77.34 21.65
113 Abdul Razzaq (Pak) 29.45 28.12 76.47 76.84 21.61
114 DW Randall (Eng) 27.23 29.05 62.80 74.33 21.59
115 Yasir Hameed (Pak) 35.24 33.24 64.92 64.78 21.53
116 AJ Stewart (Eng) 30.30 29.69 68.14 72.45 21.51
117 RJ Shastri (India) 30.26 30.84 61.27 69.25 21.36
118 Yashpal Sharma (India) 28.53 29.50 63.22 72.20 21.30
119 JA Rudolph (SA) 33.64 31.71 67.23 67.03 21.26
120 MV Boucher (SA) 28.38 26.65 80.73 79.56 21.21
121 Aamer Sohail (Pak) 31.25 30.47 64.85 69.42 21.15
122 SP Fleming (NZ) 31.37 29.78 70.08 70.59 21.03
123 KLT Arthurton (WI) 28.03 27.86 67.99 75.15 20.94
124 R Lamba (India) 27.00 27.51 67.15 76.02 20.91
125 IA Healy (Aus) 22.96 22.67 84.55 92.23 20.90
126 MN Samuels (WI) 29.36 27.20 77.57 76.26 20.74
127 MA Taylor (Aus) 32.35 31.99 59.18 64.60 20.67
128 Younis Khan (Pak) 30.80 28.71 73.10 71.63 20.56
129 IDS Smith (NZ) 18.51 18.90 96.29 108.58 20.52
130 KR Rutherford (NZ) 29.03 28.91 63.89 70.98 20.52
131 M Amarnath (India) 30.71 31.46 57.63 65.08 20.47
132 PD Collingwood (Eng) 31.30 28.61 74.34 71.52 20.46
133 PG Fulton (NZ) 33.21 29.83 72.30 68.51 20.44
134 G Gambhir (India) 30.32 27.21 79.88 75.07 20.43
135 ND McKenzie (SA) 31.16 30.17 66.11 67.30 20.30
136 Asif Mujtaba (Pak) 27.47 28.01 63.06 72.25 20.24
137 RL Powell (WI) 22.53 21.82 90.83 92.76 20.24
138 VG Kambli (India) 27.60 27.09 68.66 74.55 20.19
139 VVS Laxman (India) 30.31 28.52 70.57 70.47 20.10
140 KJ Hughes (Aus) 23.88 25.31 67.83 79.37 20.09
141 SM Katich (Aus) 33.24 30.63 67.67 65.45 20.05
142 AC Hudson (SA) 29.39 29.03 62.48 68.86 19.99
143 Imran Farhat (Pak) 29.60 28.08 70.87 71.17 19.99
144 LRD Mendis (SL) 23.49 23.67 75.07 84.04 19.89
145 Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 22.02 22.92 75.59 86.71 19.87
146 CWJ Athey (Eng) 31.41 31.36 56.72 63.36 19.87
147 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 30.06 26.82 78.52 73.71 19.77
148 DA Gunawardene (SL) 27.70 26.82 71.74 73.58 19.73
149 HJH Marshall (NZ) 29.39 27.36 73.24 71.90 19.67
150 AC Parore (NZ) 29.16 28.13 66.27 69.59 19.58
151 SG Law (Aus) 25.95 25.11 74.35 76.84 19.29
152 PJL Dujon (WI) 25.20 25.56 67.22 75.36 19.26
153 TM Dilshan (SL) 27.71 25.30 78.81 75.71 19.16
154 RW Marsh (Aus) 18.78 20.11 80.76 94.88 19.08
155 BA Edgar (NZ) 30.75 32.75 49.23 57.80 18.93
156 SM Pollock (SA) 24.81 23.19 81.49 80.39 18.64
157 Wasim Akram (Pak) 17.85 17.58 97.72 105.69 18.58
158 AP Gurusinha (SL) 28.03 27.88 60.45 66.40 18.51
159 CD McMillan (NZ) 27.16 25.50 73.10 72.40 18.46
160 JC Adams (WI) 28.49 28.27 61.18 65.17 18.42
161 AJ Strauss (Eng) 28.63 26.20 72.63 70.01 18.35
162 RR Singh (India) 24.62 24.12 73.29 75.62 18.24
163 OA Shah (Eng) 27.88 25.18 75.66 72.03 18.13
164 M Prabhakar (India) 27.18 26.80 61.41 67.62 18.12
165 CZ Harris (NZ) 27.39 26.53 65.08 67.85 18.00
166 SK Raina (India) 26.83 24.56 75.68 72.63 17.84
167 M Kaif (India) 27.89 26.05 69.53 68.27 17.79
168 RS Mahanama (SL) 28.01 27.65 59.03 64.11 17.73
169 JDP Oram (NZ) 24.46 22.42 80.75 78.28 17.55
170 JJ Crowe (NZ) 24.32 25.35 60.39 69.17 17.54
171 BB McCullum (NZ) 24.22 21.92 84.01 79.91 17.52
172 JG Wright (NZ) 26.17 26.95 56.80 64.87 17.48
173 HA Gomes (WI) 27.89 28.48 54.29 61.32 17.47
174 Wasim Raja (Pak) 21.76 22.80 66.25 75.90 17.31
175 Mohsin Khan (Pak) 26.80 27.53 55.54 62.61 17.23
176 DJ Richardson (SA) 25.86 25.07 62.34 68.65 17.21
177 HP Tillakaratne (SL) 28.27 28.01 56.53 61.18 17.13
178 Moin Khan (Pak) 21.74 21.10 78.68 80.83 17.06
179 RS Kaluwitharana (SL) 22.11 21.57 76.34 79.02 17.05
180 GP Howarth (NZ) 22.92 24.24 60.22 70.27 17.03
181 Kamran Akmal (Pak) 25.02 22.73 78.47 74.81 17.00
182 TM Moody (Aus) 23.63 23.35 65.92 72.31 16.88
183 WU Tharanga (SL) 28.22 25.62 68.83 65.77 16.85
184 LPC Silva (SL) 29.32 26.31 67.56 63.77 16.78
185 RD Jacobs (WI) 24.31 23.75 68.14 70.19 16.67
186 KC Wessels (SA) 29.04 29.15 49.91 57.08 16.64
187 BM McMillan (SA) 22.17 22.19 68.38 74.76 16.59
188 N Hussain (Eng) 25.55 24.72 65.53 66.42 16.42
189 SA Thomson (NZ) 23.42 22.38 67.77 73.34 16.41
190 DJ Bravo (WI) 23.52 21.36 79.91 76.14 16.27
191 WW Hinds (WI) 27.15 26.00 62.12 62.50 16.25
192 D Mongia (India) 25.34 23.94 65.72 65.07 15.58
193 Qasim Umar (Pak) 22.82 23.76 57.41 65.33 15.52
194 BA Young (NZ) 24.53 23.65 61.03 65.06 15.39
195 MAR Samarasekera (SL) 20.31 20.22 67.50 75.82 15.33
196 RS Morton (WI) 28.00 25.62 62.36 59.83 15.33
197 MP Vaughan (Eng) 24.55 22.95 67.60 66.69 15.30
198 IK Pathan (India) 23.88 21.83 72.42 69.51 15.17
199 CJ Nevin (NZ) 21.18 20.35 73.47 74.18 15.10
200 L Vincent (NZ) 25.10 23.24 66.33 64.86 15.07
201 MS Sinclair (NZ) 25.90 24.37 61.36 61.58 15.01
202 MJ Slater (Aus) 23.92 23.16 60.16 64.78 15.00
203 Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 24.97 25.57 51.71 58.36 14.92
204 SL Campbell (WI) 24.85 24.66 56.83 59.56 14.69
205 Imran Nazir (Pak) 20.19 19.28 74.47 74.43 14.35
206 NR Mongia (India) 20.69 19.90 69.37 71.16 14.16
207 Shoaib Mohammad (Pak) 24.48 24.45 51.62 57.64 14.10
208 RA Harper (WI) 17.78 17.72 72.54 79.01 14.00
209 DR Smith (WI) 15.54 14.24 99.63 95.99 13.67
210 UDU Chandana (SL) 18.29 17.59 74.52 75.88 13.35
211 S Wettimuny (SL) 24.56 24.61 48.04 53.03 13.05
212 GO Jones (Eng) 20.25 18.60 71.41 68.74 12.78
213 RS Madugalle (SL) 18.90 18.91 60.54 67.17 12.70
214 GS Blewett (Aus) 20.41 19.73 61.98 64.22 12.67
215 Azhar Mahmood (Pak) 18.56 18.05 68.87 70.16 12.67
216 RS Kalpage (SL) 19.48 18.89 60.95 66.87 12.63
217 MJ Horne (NZ) 19.68 19.15 64.30 65.79 12.60
218 Rashid Latif (Pak) 16.78 16.10 74.30 77.30 12.44
219 RT Latham (NZ) 19.08 19.29 54.99 62.71 12.10
220 GRJ Matthews (Aus) 14.31 15.27 63.70 74.55 11.38
221 DSBP Kuruppu (SL) 19.22 19.52 51.17 57.47 11.22
222 MD Marshall (WI) 13.21 13.49 72.69 81.99 11.06
223 CM Spearman (NZ) 14.58 14.40 72.23 75.22 10.83
224 Mansoor Akhtar (Pak) 17.44 17.68 51.66 57.29 10.13
225 Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 18.74 17.62 57.47 57.00 10.04
226 JR Ratnayeke (SL) 14.63 14.44 47.10 52.06 7.52

Comments

I (weldone) offered a few suggestions for modification in the appropriate thread (not posting those here since that’ll make the comment unnecessarily lengthy)…You replied positively to it…Now, I’ve again replied in that thread indicating exactly how you can incorporate the modification for longetivity…

Comment by Ritwick Chowdhuri | 12:00am BST 19 July 2008

Great read.

Think the list is slightly too long, I would have cut it off after number 200, no one really cares about the players below 200 do they? :P

Comment by NUFAN | 12:00am BST 20 July 2008

I expect Zaheer Abbas to be in top 5-7 in any analysis on ODI batting. Greenidge got a lower position than he deserves. He will be a shoe-in in my all time ODI XI as an opener with Tendulkar.

Comment by Ankit | 12:00am BST 22 October 2010

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