The Best Cricket Players Around the World
The ICC Player Rankings are a widely followed system of rankings for all cricket players that rates them based off their recent performances and provides a great deal of relevant information for betting on cricket. The current sponsor for ICC is Reliance Mobile. They have signed a deal with the ICC that will be used until expiring in 2015.
The ratings were created from the suggestions by Ted Dexter back in 1987. The idea was to make a better system to portray current player standings in the sport. This would be a much better alternative than comparing every players averages. The career averages are based on a player’s entire career and do not call for match conditions or the strength of the competitors. In comparison, the ratings are often biased towards the recent form and call for match conditions and the power rankings of the opponent are compared statistically.
In the beginning, the rankings were made for Test cricket only, but separate One Day International rankings were called to action in 1998. Each of these ranking systems have been amended to include calculations for a number of statistical categories.
The stats for top ten batsmen in the world are in. Here are the results:
1) Joe Root (England) with a rating of 913
2) Steven Smith (Australian) creeping up to the top with a rating of 910
3) AB de Villiers (South African) trailing in third place with a score of 890
4) Hashim Amla (Also South African) maintaining a solid forth place rating with a score of 881
5) Younus Khan (Pakistan) sliding up into the top five with a score of 854
6) Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) just outside the top five with a score of 851
7) Kane Williamson (Australian) standing strong in seventh place with a score of 813
8) Alastair Cook (England) Moving up on the table with a score of 783. Could a top five sighting be in his future?
9) David Warner (Australian) Sill in the top ten but barely holding on with a score of 775
10) Chris Rogers (Australian) last on the table with a score of 761
According to facts, Australians are clearly dominating in the batsmen scores. Lets now compare top six all-rounders:
1) Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) standing strong at the top with a score of 384
2) R Ashwin (India) currently trailing the number one with a score of 347
3) Vernon Philander (South Africa) closely trailing in third with a score of 337
4) Stuart Broad (England) Standing strong in forth, but far from third with a score of 294
5) Mitchell Johnson (Australia) Standing strong in fifth with a score of 263
6) Mohammed Hafeez (Pakistan) with a score of 241
7) Moeen Ali (England) 263
8) Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) moving up in the world with a score of 214. Top five soon?
9) Dale Steyn (South Africa) Tailing eighth place with a score of 213
10) Mitchell Starc (Australia) last on the board with 211