al Furqaan

December 21, 2007, 09:51 PM

For those who might not know, I have developed a ratings system to compete with the official LG ICC ratings. For more information on the Wahid Efficiency Index Ratings, see following link: http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=24500&highlight=weir

At any rate, I have basically come up with a simple set of mathematical formulas to rate batsmen and bowlers in both ODIs and Tests. The formulas are standardized so that the games greatest players have WEIR ratings in the 30s (30-40). This way we can see exactly who stands where.

Originally, the WEIR formulas for ODI batting and bowling along with Test bowling were perfectly derived. The only problem was the Test batting formulas which placed too much emphasis on strike rate - which of course is not so very important in Test cricket. However leaving the strike rate out, meant that with my current formula the ratings system would just be a form of batting average. Plus it is important to know who can score runs and do so at a decent pace.

So I have fixed my Test batting WEIR formula (Mijan bhai, you can now incorporate this formula into your NCL stats thread).

Final Test batting WEIR formula:

(runs * strike rate) (runs)

_______________ X ______________ X 3

(innings * 100) (innings * 100)

**********************************

So now our WEIR ratings look like this:

International Batsman:

Jaques Kallis (South Africa) - 31.06

Bangladesh Batsmen:

Habibul Bashar - 18.26

Shahriar Nafees - 12.54

Mohammad Ashraful - 8.18

Rajin Saleh - 7.43

Aftab Ahmed - 6.80

Nafees Iqbal - 6.47

Sakib al Hasan - 5.53

Javed Omar - 5.43

Alok Kapali - 4.30

Khaled Mashud - 2.87

Mushfiqur Rahim - 2.66

Mashrafee Mortaza - 2.06

Mehrab Hossain Jr - 0.94

Tushar Imran - 0.80

At any rate, I have basically come up with a simple set of mathematical formulas to rate batsmen and bowlers in both ODIs and Tests. The formulas are standardized so that the games greatest players have WEIR ratings in the 30s (30-40). This way we can see exactly who stands where.

Originally, the WEIR formulas for ODI batting and bowling along with Test bowling were perfectly derived. The only problem was the Test batting formulas which placed too much emphasis on strike rate - which of course is not so very important in Test cricket. However leaving the strike rate out, meant that with my current formula the ratings system would just be a form of batting average. Plus it is important to know who can score runs and do so at a decent pace.

So I have fixed my Test batting WEIR formula (Mijan bhai, you can now incorporate this formula into your NCL stats thread).

Final Test batting WEIR formula:

(runs * strike rate) (runs)

_______________ X ______________ X 3

(innings * 100) (innings * 100)

**********************************

So now our WEIR ratings look like this:

International Batsman:

Jaques Kallis (South Africa) - 31.06

Bangladesh Batsmen:

Habibul Bashar - 18.26

Shahriar Nafees - 12.54

Mohammad Ashraful - 8.18

Rajin Saleh - 7.43

Aftab Ahmed - 6.80

Nafees Iqbal - 6.47

Sakib al Hasan - 5.53

Javed Omar - 5.43

Alok Kapali - 4.30

Khaled Mashud - 2.87

Mushfiqur Rahim - 2.66

Mashrafee Mortaza - 2.06

Mehrab Hossain Jr - 0.94

Tushar Imran - 0.80