Glenn Maxwell tops new T20 performance index

23 Feb 2018

Max Web

Glenn Maxwell has been the named the world's number one player in the T20 Player Performance Index, a new system to evaluate players performance in both international and domestic T20 cricket. 

The T20 Player Performance Index (the Index) is administered by the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) and the Cricketer Magazine / Cricket Archive.

The Index is a performance measurement system of all cricketers who currently play Twenty20 cricket (at both domestic and international level) anywhere in the world designed to determine who is “the best” Twenty20 cricketer in the world.

How is the T20 Player Performance Index calculated and what metrics are included: 


  • Batting Strike-Rate – runs scored divided by balls faced, adjusted to ensure incremental gain for the highest strike-rates
  • Batting Aggregate – based on batting average across all innings
  • % of Total Team Runs Scored – runs scored by the batter as a % of the total runs scored in all games in which he played; contributes to normalising the effect of the pitch or conditions.
  • Boundary Strike-Rate – the percentage of balls faced hit for 4 or 6
  • Activity rate – the percentage of balls faced where at least one run is scored


  • Economy Rate – runs conceded divided by overs bowled. This is also split by the stage of the innings (Powerplay, Middle Overs and Death Overs) to allow for varied expected values.
  • Indexed Economy Rate – measures a player’s economy rate vs the average economy rate in matches played (again dependent on the stages of match in which the overs are bowled). A better economy rate than average scores positive points, a worse economy rate than average will score negative points. Contributes to normalising the effect of the conditions.
  • Bowling Aggregate – based on wickets taken vs balls bowled and runs conceded
  • Wickets as a % of possible maximum – wickets taken as a percentage of the total possible in all matches bowled (i.e. matches bowled x 10 wickets)
  • % sixes conceded – the percentage of balls bowled which are hit for six (negative metric)
  • Dot Ball % – the percentage of balls bowled where no run is scored


  • Fielding Dismissals per Match – successful Catches, Run Outs and Stumpings all contribute to a player’s points
  • Byes conceded – Wicket Keepers only; measured vs the overall average

The Top 10

1. Glenn Maxwell

2. Sunil Narine

3. Chris Morris

4. Kieron Pollard

5. David Warner

6. Dwayne Bravo

7. AB De Villiers

8. Shoiab Malik

9. Chris Gayle 

10. Shane Watson

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