2012 Batsmen Betting Rankings

ODI Batsmen Rankings 2012 (all teams)

Written by Vineet Kapoor

The ODI Batsmen’s Ranking 2012 is out! Well January is back, and so is the Sixth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (check out the ODI Batsmen Rankings 2011 here)! Sehwag is way behind this year and got dropped and seems unlikely to play soon with new batsmen cementing their places. Hashim Amla batted solidly and claimed the top spot with 678 runs from just 10 matches with a high average of 84.75 and a strike rate of 90.76. He smashed 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries on the way to achieving this. But even after this he could just pip AB de Villiers to the post by a micron. De Villier smashed 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries on the way compiling 645 runs in 13 matches at an astounding average of 107.5 and a strike rate of 108.58!! Wow some South African Warriors that! Virat Kohli continued last year’s form and was No 3 position (making him the strongest batsman in the last 2 years) with 1026 runs in 17 matches and an average of 68.4 and a strike rate of 93.78. He struck 5 centuries and 3 half-centuries on the way!

Nasir Jamshed (Pakistan) with some wonderful batting compiled 462 runs in just 8 matches to make the list at No 4. He averaged 66 at a strikerate of 86.19 and struck 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries. He was followed by Walting (New Zealand) who scored 338 runs in 7 matches with an average of 84.5 and a strike rate of 83.04. He scored 4 half centuries on the way.

But then who are the teams of 2012? Well India is way ahead of everyone with 5 batsmen in top 30! This is much lower than it’s 2011 performance of 7 batsmen in Top 30. England New Zealand Australia Sri Lanka and West Indies. So the competition is very hot right now. England and Australia with with their bowling performance keep ahead of the others.

S. No. Player  M R HS   Ave   BF   SR   VRKPT
1 HM Amla (SA)  10 678 150 84.75 747 90.76 62.9
2 AB de Villiers (SA)  13 645 125*  107.5 594 108.58 62.8
3 V Kohli (India)  17 1026 183 68.4 1094 93.78 58.7
4 Nasir Jamshed (Pak)  8 462 112 66 536 86.19 51.0
5 BJ Watling (NZ)  7 338 96*  84.5 407 83.04 44.1
6 IR Bell (Eng)  11 549 126 54.9 664 82.68 41.3
7 MS Dhoni (India)  16 524 113*  65.5 598 87.62 35.6
8 BB McCullum (NZ)  11 416 119 41.6 452 92.03 34.5
9 AN Cook (Eng)  15 663 137 47.35 829 79.97 34.5
10 MJ Clarke (Aus)  15 656 117 46.85 800 82 34.1
11 SK Raina (India)  17 492 65*  41 508 96.85 33.9
12 G Gambhir (India)  16 685 102 42.81 836 81.93 33.4
13 LRPL Taylor (NZ)  6 223 110 44.6 248 89.91 33.0
14 EJG Morgan (Eng)  15 364 89*  60.66 371 98.11 31.8
15 TM Dilshan (SL)  31 1119 160*  41.44 1322 84.64 31.5
16 Mahmudullah (Ban)  9 212 56*  70.66 248 85.48 30.7
17 Tamim Iqbal (Ban)  9 347 70 38.55 419 82.81 30.6
18 CH Gayle (WI)  11 345 125 34.5 384 89.84 29.6
19 KC Sangakkara (SL)  31 1184 133 43.85 1496 79.14 29.4
20 MJ Guptill (NZ)  11 400 85 36.36 479 83.5 29.2
21 DJ Hussey (Aus)  25 728 74 34.66 799 91.11 28.7
22 DJG Sammy (WI)  17 343 84 31.18 293 117.06 27.8
23 Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban)  9 264 79 37.71 323 81.73 27.2
24 GJ Bailey (Aus)  13 441 65 40.09 569 77.5 27.2
25 DA Warner (Aus)  25 840 163 35 1014 82.84 26.6
26 MEK Hussey (Aus)  19 580 67 32.22 703 82.5 25.1
27 KA Pollard (WI)  17 481 102 32.06 557 86.35 25.0
28 AD Mathews (SL)  27 534 80*  38.14 579 92.22 24.8
29 SR Tendulkar (India)  10 315 114 31.5 387 81.39 24.3
30 DPMD Jayawardene (SL)  30 785 85 31.4 889 88.3 24.0

Where are the top 5 batsmen of the year 2011?

We saw only de Villier maintain his form to the highest level. He’s made this 4 times consecutively, which makes him the most consistent Batsman of them all in the 2009-2012 period. Watch out for the next level between AB and Kohli!

1. V Sehwag (India) 35
2. SR Watson (Aus) 53
3. AB de Villiers (SA) 2
4. RN ten Doeschate (Neth) DNQ
5. PR Stirling (Ire) DNQ

And the Indians? India is way ahead of everyone with 5 batsmen in top 30. Virat Kohli continued his astounding form and Dhoni once again showed why he’s the Indian Captain. Raina Gambhir and Sachin continued being in Top 30.

S. No. Player  M R HS   Ave   SR SR   Final VRKPT
3 V Kohli (India)  17 1026 183 68.4 93.78 5 3 58.7
7 MS Dhoni (India)  16 524 113*  65.5 87.62 1 3 35.6
11 SK Raina (India)  17 492 65*  41 96.85 0 4 33.9
12 G Gambhir (India)  16 685 102 42.81 81.93 2 5 33.4
29 SR Tendulkar (India)  10 315 114 31.5 81.39 1 1 24.3
35 V Sehwag (India)  10 217 96 21.7 100.46 0 1 21.8
44 IK Pathan (India)  12 172 47 34.4 101.17 0 0 19.5
66 R Ashwin (India)  16 135 31*  27 85.44 0 0 13.3
70 UT Yadav (India)  8 6 6*  –  42.85 0 0 12.3
78 RA Jadeja (India)  10 105 24*  17.5 71.91 0 0 10.4
93 RG Sharma (India)  14 168 68 12.92 66.93 0 1 6.1
102 R Vinay Kumar (India)  7 19 12*  6.33 57.57 0 0 3.6

*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)