Monday, 21 November 2011

Innovative cricket rankings developed at IIM Raipur




A team of students at IIM Raipur have designed an innovative cricket ranking system by applying the concepts of quantitative techniques and data analysis taught to them. The ranking system is different in approach as it takes into account the whole career of players and their consistent performance throughout their careers.This is different from all time ICC rankings where players are rated according to excellent performances during one of the periods of their careers.The batsmen ranking takes in account various parameters like averages, strike rates, consistency and number of runs made against various teams. The bowlers ranking takes in accounts the averages, consistency, economy rates and number of wickets taken against various teams. In both the rankings, averages play a crucial role though they are mixed with various other parameters to arrive at the final rankings. Currently an all time ranking has been developed for test batsmen, ODI batsmen, test bowlers and ODI bowlers taking the statistical data as on 20th October 2011. The source for statistical data is cricinfo website. All the players have been assigned rating points through which difference between players at consecutive ranks can be determined. These rating points are fixed for players who have retired though they will keep on changing for the players who are still playing and hence their ranks will also keep on changing with time. The qualifying criteria for various ratings have been defined taking into account top 150 batsmen according to runs and top 150 bowlers according to wickets taken. They are as follows:-
Test Batsmen – minimum 3202 runs.
ODI Batsmen – minimum 2204 runs.
Test Bowlers – minimum 101 wickets.
ODI Bowlers – minimum 76 wickets.
The students are also planning to come up with a current ranking system which will be based on the current performance (in last 2-3 years) of the players.
Here are the rankings
The top 10 Batsmen and Bowlers in ODI and Test Format for all time have been displayed below and you can also view complete rankings of the top 150 players in every segment.


                                                          Top 10 Batsmen (Test matches)
Rank
Span
Matches
Runs
Rating Points
1
DG Bradman (Aus)
1928-1948
52
6996
99.94
1099
2
SR Tendulkar (India)
1989-2011
181
14965
56.25
764
3
JH Kallis (ICC/SA)
1995-2011
145
11947
57.43
734
4
RT Ponting (Aus)
1995-2011
154
12487
53.13
696
5
R Dravid (ICC/India)
1996-2011
157
12775
53
693
6
GS Sobers (WI)
1954-1974
93
8032
57.78
685
7
BC Lara (ICC/WI)
1990-2006
131
11953
52.88
683
8
WR Hammond (Eng)
1927-1947
85
7249
58.45
679
9
KF Barrington (Eng)
1955-1968
82
6806
58.67
675
10
KC Sangakkara (SL)
2000-2011
100
8651
55.81
670





                                                     Top 10 Batsmen (ODI)


Rank
Span
Matches
Runs
Average
Rating Points
1
SR Tendulkar (India)
1989-2011
429
17593
45.11
816
2
IVA Richards (WI)
1975-1991
184
6689
47.1
744
3
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC)
1995-2011
356
13431
43.32
724
4
MG Bevan (Aus)
1994-2004
229
6856
53.56
712
5
Zaheer Abbas (Pak)
1974-1985
59
2563
48.35
700
6
HM Amla (SA)
2008-2011
49
2483
56.43
699
7
JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)
1996-2011
305
11142
45.47
689
8
MS Dhoni (Asia/India)
2004-2011
183
6226
49.8
683
9
SC Ganguly (Asia/India)
1992-2007
295
11293
41.67
675
10
MEK Hussey (Aus)
2004-2011
158
4615
51.27
673









                                                      Top 10 Bowlers (Test matches)


                                                        Top 10 Bowlers (Test matches)

Rank
Player
Span
Matches
Wickets
Average
Rating points
1
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL)
1992-2010
133
800
22.72
813
2
GA Lohmann (Eng)
1886-1896
18
112
10.75
800
3
SF Barnes (Eng)
1901-1914
27
189
16.43
727
4
GD McGrath (Aus)
1993-2007
124
563
21.64
691
5
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ)
1973-1990
86
431
22.29
679
6
SK Warne (Aus)
1992-2007
145
708
25.41
676
7
CEL Ambrose (WI)
1988-2000
98
405
20.99
666
8
MD Marshall (WI)
1978-1991
81
376
20.94
665
9
J Briggs (Eng)
1884-1899
33
118
17.75
664
10
Imran Khan (Pak)
1971-1992
88
362
22.81
633








                                                      Top 10 bowlers (ODI)



Rank
Player
Span
Matches
Wickets
Average
Rating Points

1
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL)
1993-2011
350
534
23.08
758

2
Wasim Akram (Pak)
1984-2003
356
502
23.52
748

3
J Garner (WI)
1977-1987
98
146
18.84
740

4
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC)
1993-2007
250
381
22.02
730

5
AA Donald (SA)
1991-2003
164
272
21.78
707

6
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak)
1995-2003
169
288
21.78
707

7
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA)
1996-2008
303
393
24.5
701

8
B Lee (Aus)
2000-2011
205
357
22.89
698

9
Waqar Younis (Pak)
1989-2003
262
416
23.84
695

10
MA Holding (WI)
1976-1987
102
142
21.36
695



-- The Ranking System has been developed by Ankit Sharma PGP 2011-13 with inputs from discussions of cricket crazy fans at IIM Raipur, he hopes it helps give some basis to cricket debates( or add fire!) He has worked in the IT industry for 3 years. He can be reached through pgp11007.ankit@iimraipur.ac.in

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