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ODI Batsmen Rankings 2015 (all teams)

Ranking-2015
Written by Vineet Kapoor

The ODI Batsmen’s Ranking 2015 is out! Well January is back, and so is the Tenth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (check out the ODI Batsmen Rankings 2014 here)! AB de Villiers (SA) remained at the top for another year. He claimed the top spot with 1193 runs from just 20 matches with an even high average of 79.53 and a higher strike rate of 137.91 than last year. He smashed 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries on the way to achieving this. BRM Taylor (Zim) smashed 2 centuries and 1 half-centuries on the way compiling 433 runs in just 6 matches at an astounding average of 72.16 and a strike rate of 106.91!! Sangkarra (SL) retired this year in style coming in 3rd – He scored 862 runs in just 14 matches he played at the highest average of 86.2 and a strike rate of 102.86 to come third. He scored 5 centuries and 2 half centuries doing that.

Shaiman Akhtar (UAE) creeped in at Number 4 with 438 runs from 8 matches. He scored at a strike rate of 91.05 at an average of 57.25. He struck 1 centuries and 4 half-centuries on the way!

Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) was No 5 position with 607 runs in 15 matches and an average of 67.44 and a strike rate of 108.39. He struck 1 centuries and 4 half-centuries on the way!

But then who are the teams of 2015? Well South Africa and New Zealand both had 5 batsmen in Top 30! But South Africa was better with a South African leading every New Zealander in Top 30! Australians were next with 4 Batsmen in Top 30!

Where are the top 5 batsmen of the year 2014?

We saw de Villier continue to maintain his form to the highest level. He’s made this 7 times consecutively, which makes him the most consistent Batsman of them all in the 2009-2015 period. Virat Kohli lost his spot in Top 5!

S. No. Player M R HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Final
1 AB de Villiers (SA) 16 879 136* 73.25 768 114.45 2 6 66.9
2 KS Williamson (NZ) 12 770 123 70 884 87.1 1 7 56.3
3 Khurram Khan (UAE) 6 334 132* 83.5 389 85.86 1 2 53.2
4 CS MacLeod (Scot) 7 346 175 57.66 344 100.58 2 0 52.6
5 V Kohli (India) 21 1054 139* 58.55 1058 99.62 4 5 51.9
6 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 13 662 112* 66.2 751 88.14 3 3 48.7
7 CJ Anderson (NZ) 12 350 131* 43.75 197 177.66 1 1 46.9
8 RG Sharma (India) 12 578 264 52.54 613 94.29 1 3 46.9
9 F du Plessis (SA) 15 790 126 52.66 892 88.56 3 4 45.9
10 D Ramdin (WI) 13 516 169 57.33 503 102.58 2 2 43.8
11 AD Mathews (SL) 32 1244 139* 62.2 1391 89.43 1 9 41.2
12 SPD Smith (Aus) 12 541 104 49.18 612 88.39 2 3 40.8
13 JD Ryder (NZ) 8 262 104 32.75 198 132.32 1 0 40.8
14 MR Marsh (Aus) 8 321 89 45.85 346 92.77 0 3 39.5
15 S Dhawan (India) 18 815 113 47.94 942 86.51 1 6 39.3
16 KC Sangakkara (SL) 28 1256 128 46.51 1432 87.7 4 8 39.3
17 PL Mommsen (Scot) 7 276 139* 55.2 319 86.52 1 1 39.0
18 HM Amla (SA) 18 892 122* 52.47 1107 80.57 5 2 38.7
19 MM Ali (Eng) 12 421 119 35.08 383 109.92 1 3 38.3
20 SK Raina (India) 17 539 100 38.5 470 114.68 1 3 38.1
21 Fawad Alam (Pak) 8 345 114* 69 446 77.35 1 2 38.0
22 DJ Bravo (WI) 13 415 106 46.11 438 94.74 1 2 36.3
23 Q de Kock (SA) 19 741 128 41.16 820 90.36 2 4 35.9
24 AJ Finch (Aus) 18 790 121 43.88 940 84.04 4 3 35.6
25 MS Dhoni (India) 12 418 79* 52.25 454 92.07 0 5 35.2
26 JC Buttler (Eng) 25 704 121 35.2 626 112.46 1 3 34.5
27 Sarfraz Ahmed (Pak) 8 254 65 36.28 253 100.39 0 1 34.4
28 DA Warner (Aus) 11 406 71 36.9 437 92.9 0 4 34.1
29 TM Dilshan (SL) 25 990 101 41.25 1160 85.34 1 7 33.6
30 Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban) 18 704 117 44 825 85.33 1 6 33.5

And the Indians? Indian batting lost it’s way in 2015. All Indian Stars performed lower than earlier with the exception of Ambati Rayudu who move up from No. 47 to No. 39 which was no great achievement.

*These rankings are based on Players whos played 5 matches or more. These rankings are prepared solely by myself based on owned algorithms. These have no relation with ICC or any other rankings calculated elsewhere in the world.

About the author

Vineet Kapoor

Born in 1966, BE (Mechanical), MBA (Marketing & Finance). Worked previously in Tata Sons, Essar Cellphone etc. before venturing out.

Special interest: Is a Poet, Writer, Photographer, Artist, founder member of different alumni associations

Member: ASCI (Administrative Staff College of India), Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Bombay Productivity Council, UBS Alumni Association (Secretary, Chandigarh Chapter)