Guptill's 237 second only to Gilchrist's 149*
This analysis will be done at suitable points during the World Cup 2015 so that the readers can see the way the Performance tables evolve. As more matches get played the top performance mosaic changes and readers can identify with what happened in the past few days. The qualifying bar for inclusion moves higher as more matches get played.
At the beginning of the World Cup, the highest individual score in World Cups was 188. In the course of a month there have been two double hundreds. Martin Guptill's double hundred was, without any doubt, far more valuable than Chris Gayle's 215 because of the importance of match and the quality of bowling. This was a peculiar match. West Indies scored at a higher scoring rate than New Zealand's 7.93 except that they sustained the rate for 30 overs. New Zealand played the complete 50 overs.
|1||834||2015||3643||111||MJ Guptill||New Zealand||Win||237*||163|
|2||579||2015||3616||100||AB de Villiers||South Africa||Win||162*||66|
|3||573||2015||3612||100||CH Gayle||West Indies||Zim||215||147|
|5||461||2015||3615||100||TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Bng||161*||146|
Guptill's superlative 237 in 150-plus balls in a knock out match gathered 834 rating points and moved into the top position of this table. Then there is enough daylight to drive a truck through and comes AB de Villiers' blast. The many reasons were the match importance, sheer size of runs, scoring rate, the good West Indian bowling attack and the share of team score.
Where does this innings stand in the all-time batting performance tables? There is only one World Cup innings ahead of this: Adam Gilchrist's 149 in the 2007 Final. It has moved some distance ahead of Kapil Dev's 175. In the all-time list, Guptill's has moved into the fourth position. The innings ahead are Viv Richards' 189* (894), Gilchrist's 149* (855), Sanath Jayasuriya's 189 (844) and then Guptill's 237* (834).
|1||676||2015||3617||100||MA Starc||Australia||Nzl||9.0 - 0 - 28 - 6|
|2||598||2015||3607||100||TG Southee||New Zealand||Eng||9.0 - 0 - 33 - 7|
|3||493||2015||3617||100||TA Boult||New Zealand||Aus||10.0 - 3 - 27 - 5|
|4||445||2015||3600||100||MR Marsh||Australia||Eng||9.0 - 0 - 33 - 5|
|5||430||2015||3602||100||Sohail Khan||Pakistan||Ind||10.0 - 0 - 55 - 5|
|6||361||2015||3643||111||TA Boult||New Zealand||Win||10.0 - 3 - 44 - 4|
|7||355||2015||3616||100||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Win||10.0 - 2 - 45 - 5|
|8||348||2015||3640||111||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Slk||8.2 - 0 - 26 - 4|
|9||335||2015||3620||100||Mohammad Irfan||Pakistan||Zim||10.0 - 2 - 30 - 4|
|10||329||2015||3642||111||JR Hazlewood||Australia||Pak||10.0 - 1 - 35 - 4|
In a high scoring match, 643 runs in 80 overs, Trent Boult's bowling stood out. Also the fact that he captured four top-order wickets and two of these at single figures. This excellent spell received its due recognition and moved into the sixth position, with 361 rating points, just ahead of the two Imran Tahir spells.
|1||700||2015||3612||100||CH Gayle||West Indies||Zim||215||147||6.0-0-35-2|
|2||579||2015||3615||100||TM Dilshan||Sri Lanka||Bng||161*||146||8.0-0-35-2|
|7||364||2015||3634||100||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||Nzl||23||18||8.5-1-55-4|
|8||353||2015||3608||100||AD Russell||West Indies||Pak||42*||13||8.0-2-33-3|
No all-round performance of any note. Hence there are no changes to the player tables.
|SNo||Rating Pts||Year||ODI#||MatchIdx#||Team||Own score||Vs||Other score|
|1||750||2015||3640||111||South Africa||134 for 1 in 18.0||Slk||133 for 10 in 37.2|
|2||721||2015||3616||100||South Africa||408 for 5 in 50.0||Win||151 for 10 in 33.1|
|3||714||2015||3607||100||New Zealand||125 for 2 in 12.2||Eng||123 for 10 in 33.2|
|4||690||2015||3610||100||India||307 for 7 in 50.0||Saf||177 for 10 in 40.2|
|5||688||2015||3623||100||Australia||417 for 6 in 50.0||Afg||142 for 10 in 37.3|
|6||678||2015||3621||100||South Africa||411 for 4 in 50.0||Ire||210 for 10 in 45.0|
|7||669||2015||3631||100||India||260 for 2 in 36.5||Ire||259 for 10 in 49.0|
|8||668||2015||3635||100||England||101 for 1 in 18.1||Afg||111 for 7 in 36.2|
|9||666||2015||3608||100||West Indies||310 for 6 in 50.0||Pak||160 for 10 in 39.0|
|10||664||2015||3618||100||India||104 for 1 in 18.5||Uae||102 for 10 in 31.3|
The win was huge and the batting clicked. However the fact that New Zealand allowed West Indies to score its runs at a rate of 8.0 meant that this win did not move into the top-10. It received 638 rating points, some distance off the cut-off.
A brief introduction into the methodology of Performance Analysis.
The Batting Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Runs scored, Balls faced, Next highest score (if this is the highest score), % of Team score, Innings status at entry, Bowling quality, Pitch information, Team strengths, Target score in front, Match location, Result and Match importance. These parameters are given appropriate weights. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to a mind-blowing and match-winning score of 200 in 150 balls in a WC final.
The Bowling Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Wickets captured, Quality of batsmen dismissed, Scores at which batsmen were dismissed, Bowling accuracy, Batting quality, Pitch information, Team strengths, Target being defended, Match location, Result and Match importance. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to a magnificent and match-winning analysis of 10-2-15-6 in a WC final.
The Player Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Batting Rating points, Bowling Rating points and the Fielding Rating points, which is a combination of catches and stumpings. There are minimum criteria for batting and bowling stints to ensure that these are genuinely all-round performances.
The Team Performance Ratings analysis takes into account the Result, Margin of win, Resources utilized, Team strengths, Match location and Match importance. The calculations are done in such a way that Rating points of 1000 would be allotted to an overwhelming win by 150 runs or 8 wickets in a WC final.
Anantha Narayanan has written for ESPNcricinfo and CastrolCricket and worked with a number of companies on their cricket performance ratings-related systems