ODI Batsmen Rankings 2007 (All Teams)


Well January in back, and so is the second edition of Vineet's Cricket Rankings! And though there are some surprises the top of the heap is captured by none other than two of the most competitive cricketers of 21st century - Ricky Ponting followed by Matthew Hayden.
Ricky Ponting scored 1424 runs in 27 matches at an amazing average of 79.11 at a very high strike rate of 91.79!! He smashed 5 centuries and 8 half-centuries on the way to achieving this. Not to be left behind, Matthew Hayden scored 1601 runs in 32 matches at a very high average of 59.29 at a good strike rate of 89.19!! He smashed 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries on the way to achieving this.
Graeme Smith, Andrew Symonds and Sachin Tendulkar follow at 3,4 and 5. So the year 2007 was heavily dominated by Australian Batsmen, and the same way the Australian Team dominated the World Cricket.
Well, now for some surprises, Ten Doeschate remains in Top 20 (remember this site had picked him to be a player to watch last year). Shahid Afridi continued to dazzle with an annual strike rate of 161. A player like Haddin who has a position of No. 7 in the table continues to languish on the fringes of the Australian team (Does the Australian team also have a Seniorphilia like the Indians?). AB deVillers continued to be in the Top 10, a feat only Yuvraj could manage besides him. So we can certainly take deVillers and Yuvraj to be the players of the future!!
But the biggest surprise in Top 10 was DJ Reekers (Netherlands), and if you combine him and Doeschate you have a team to look out for - Netherlands!
Some surprises to watch for are LOB Cann (Bermuda), JM Davison (Canada), Robin Utthappa (India).
1 RT Ponting (Aus)
2 ML Hayden (Aus)
3 GC Smith (SA)
4 A Symonds (Aus)
5 SR Tendulkar (India)
6 Shahid Afridi (Pak)
7 BJ Haddin (Aus)
8 AB de Villiers (Afr/SA)
9 DJ Reekers (Neth)
10 Yuvraj Singh (Asia/India)
11 Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/Pak)
12 V Sehwag (Asia/India)
13 SB Styris (NZ)
14 Salman Butt (Pak)
15 LOB Cann (Ber)
16 AC Gilchrist (Aus)
17 HH Gibbs (SA)
18 S Chanderpaul (WI)
19 RN ten Doeschate (Neth)
20 JM Davison (Can)
21 RR Sarwan (WI)
22 Imran Nazir (Pak)
23 JH Kallis (SA)
24 MS Dhoni (Asia/India)
25 SR Watson (Aus)
26 KP Pietersen (Eng)
27 BC Lara (WI)
28 LPC Silva (SL)
29 S Matsikenyeri (Zim)
30 RV Uthappa (India)
Where are the top 5 batsmen of the year 2006?
Well RN Ten Doeschate whom this site had predicted as a hidden gem, continued his exciting run by remaining in Top 20. While Nathan Astle and Mark Trescothick faded into oblivion, Gilchrist continued to be a good bet, though Jayasuria was quite subdued this year.
40 ST Jayasuria (SL) (1)
19 RN Ten Doeschate (Neth) (2)
232 NJ Astle (NZ) (3)
retired ME Trescothick (ENG) (4)
16 AC Gilchrist (AUS) (5)
*These rankings are based on Players who've played 5 matches or more. These rankings are prepared solely by myself based on owned algorithms.
Vineet Raj Kapoor is one of the early entrants to the world of web. He left his high profile job as a Commercial Manager with Hutch in 1996 to start his own companies VirtualSoft Technologies & VirtualCity Informatics. Today his interests range from Animation, to New Media & Visual Communications - and supplemented with his high skills in creative writing he's already a leading expert in the field of e-branding!


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