Runs per wicket ratio (RpW ratio) / Quotient
Runs per wicket ratio (RpW ratio) / Quotient is a method of ranking teams in the cricket standings, equal by other criteria, including points.
The methodology is often used in tournaments and championships of the highest category. Examples include the following:
- 2019/21 ICC World Test Championship (RpW coefficient);
- Australia’s Sheffield Shield in the 1910/11 season;
- Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy.
Cricket match statistics consist of many different indicators and data (matches or the number, catches, stumpings, etc) of teams and players. On their basis, the RpW ratio is calculated.
The technique is freely available, so anyone can carry out simple mathematical manipulations to obtain a result.