Top 10 Australian Fast Bowlers In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

The Nations Rating filters the OVERALL Rating to show players only from Australia.

  • The Rating of the players from Australia remains the same as in the original OVERALL Rating.
  • Thus the Trend Setter can be from any nation and is not necessarily from Australia.

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Strike Rate, Top Inns
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home, Top Form Away, Wkts/Inn, Impact Inns
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated taking the TS as the benchmark. Know All About TS. Here is an example:-

  • TS Ave: 25.00; Player X Ave: 30.00; Section Points: 300.00
  • TS Points: 300.00(Max); Player X Points: TS Ave/Ave X 300 = 25.00/30.00 X 300 = 250.00
  • Ratings of all sections are calculated similarly with Ave being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • Further, they are divided into In Asia and Outside Asia.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes in the specific condition and in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 434 160.00
1 DK Lillee AUS 1971 1984 1977.5 132 355 130.88
2 CJ McDermott AUS 1984 1996 1990 124 291 107.28
3 GD McKenzie AUS 1961 1971 1966 113 246 90.69
4 AK Davidson AUS 1953 1963 1958 82 186 68.57
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 700 200.00
1 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 243 563 160.86
2 MG Johnson AUS 2007 2015 2011 140 313 89.43
3 JN Gillespie AUS 1996 2006 2001 137 259 74.00
4 RJ Harris AUS 2010 2015 2012.5 52 113 32.29
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 190 380 150.00
1 MA Starc AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 170 358 141.32
2 PJ Cummins AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 115 269 106.18

CONSISTENT


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Venues at which a player has played.
  • Time Period in which a bowler has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 3291 159 20.70 20.25 200.00
1 GD McGrath 243 12186 563 21.64 20.31 199.39
2 AK Davidson 82 3819 186 20.53 20.77 194.97
3 PJ Cummins 115 6063 269 22.54 22.56 179.46
4 RJ Harris 52 2658 113 23.52 22.85 177.23
5 JN Gillespie 137 6770 259 26.14 23.79 170.22
6 DK Lillee 132 8493 355 23.92 24.24 167.03
7 MG Johnson 140 8891 313 28.41 25.84 156.72
8 MA Starc 170 9932 358 27.74 27.27 148.50
9 GD McKenzie 113 7328 246 29.79 27.61 146.68
10 CJ McDermott 124 8332 291 28.63 28.84 140.39

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
1 GD McGrath 184 9519 436 21.83 20.48 196.86
2 AK Davidson 82 3819 186 20.53 20.77 194.18
3 RJ Harris 48 2474 107 23.12 22.46 179.56
4 PJ Cummins 90 4960 212 23.40 23.42 172.18
5 DK Lillee 108 6729 283 23.78 24.09 167.37
6 MG Johnson 106 6981 246 28.38 25.81 156.23
7 JN Gillespie 100 5220 184 28.37 25.82 156.20
8 GD McKenzie 107 6876 226 30.42 28.20 143.02
9 MA Starc 129 7659 262 29.23 28.73 140.36
10 CJ McDermott 84 5951 205 29.03 29.24 137.90

ATTACKING


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with SR.

Criteria: Points For R SR or Balls/Wkt

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
RANK BOWLER INNS BALLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS Waqar Younis 154 16224 373 43.50 43.78 300.00
1 DK Lillee 132 18467 355 52.02 49.10 267.49
2 AK Davidson 82 11587 186 62.30 50.38 260.68
3 MG Johnson 140 16001 313 51.12 50.78 258.64
4 GD McGrath 243 29248 563 51.95 51.02 257.40
5 PJ Cummins 115 12614 269 46.89 51.06 257.20
6 MA Starc 170 17417 358 48.65 51.61 254.47
7 RJ Harris 52 5736 113 50.76 53.71 244.52
8 JN Gillespie 137 14234 259 54.96 53.76 244.27
9 CJ McDermott 124 16586 291 57.00 55.96 234.67
10 GD McKenzie 113 17681 246 71.87 59.16 221.98

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE WT RAT
TS N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
1 GD McGrath 8/24 8/38 7/76 7/76 6/17 6/47 6/50 6.86 94.12
2 GD McKenzie 8/71 7/66 7/153 6/48 6/58 6/67 6/69 6.57 90.20
3 DK Lillee 7/83 7/89 6/26 6/53 6/60 6/66 6/72 6.29 86.27
3 CJ McDermott 8/97 8/141 6/38 6/53 6/70 5/42 5/49 6.29 86.27
3 MG Johnson 8/61 7/40 7/68 6/38 6/73 5/39 5/42 6.29 86.27
6 AK Davidson 7/93 6/34 6/53 6/64 6/75 6/87 5/25 6.00 82.35
7 PJ Cummins 6/23 6/27 6/79 6/91 5/28 5/38 5/42 5.57 76.47
7 MA Starc 6/50 6/66 6/111 6/154 5/34 5/44 5/46 5.57 76.47
9 JN Gillespie 7/37 6/40 5/39 5/53 5/54 5/56 5/88 5.43 74.51
10 RJ Harris 7/117 6/47 5/25 5/62 5/72 4/32 4/33 5.14 70.59

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW RAT PRI PTS
1 GD McGrath 160.86 396.25 257.40 94.12 908.62 454.31
2 DK Lillee 130.88 334.40 267.49 86.27 819.05 409.52
3 AK Davidson 68.57 389.15 260.68 82.35 800.75 400.38
4 PJ Cummins 106.18 351.64 257.20 76.47 791.49 395.75
5 MA Starc 141.32 288.86 254.47 76.47 761.12 380.56
6 MG Johnson 89.43 312.95 258.64 86.27 747.30 373.65
7 JN Gillespie 74.00 326.43 244.27 74.51 719.21 359.60
8 CJ McDermott 107.28 278.29 234.67 86.27 706.52 353.26
9 RJ Harris 32.29 356.79 244.52 70.59 704.18 352.09
10 GD McKenzie 90.69 289.70 221.98 90.20 692.57 346.28

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Favourable Conditions 250.00
Unfavourable Conditions 1,000.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DK Lillee 84 231 23.73 49.93 793.99 198.50
2 GD McGrath 131 289 22.43 54.77 765.11 191.28
3 AK Davidson 32 84 21.05 57.55 758.36 189.59
4 PJ Cummins 63 152 19.69 44.11 741.95 185.49
5 MG Johnson 66 171 25.48 45.98 722.65 180.66
6 MA Starc 97 217 26.28 47.65 700.39 175.10
7 CJ McDermott 78 193 26.47 53.85 699.77 174.94
8 JN Gillespie 56 110 24.68 54.55 631.85 157.96
9 GD McKenzie 49 109 30.61 69.92 609.91 152.48
10 RJ Harris 24 49 24.88 55.59 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 112 274 20.81 48.97 949.41 949.41
2 AK Davidson 50 102 20.11 66.21 746.40 746.40
3 PJ Cummins 52 117 26.24 50.51 744.45 744.45
4 MA Starc 73 141 29.99 50.18 737.54 737.54
5 DK Lillee 48 124 24.28 55.91 722.20 722.20
6 RJ Harris 28 64 22.48 47.06 721.75 721.75
7 JN Gillespie 81 149 27.21 55.26 717.85 717.85
8 GD McKenzie 64 137 29.14 73.43 683.24 683.24
9 MG Johnson 74 142 31.93 57.32 672.65 672.65
10 CJ McDermott 46 98 32.89 63.18 591.32 591.32

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable/Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 207 491 21.44 51.52 857.42 214.36
2 DK Lillee 126 349 23.16 50.64 812.15 203.04
3 PJ Cummins 98 238 21.59 44.79 754.08 188.52
4 AK Davidson 62 142 21.36 63.36 733.40 183.35
5 MG Johnson 117 280 27.00 47.71 727.46 181.86
6 MA Starc 139 306 27.29 47.50 705.00 176.25
7 CJ McDermott 112 270 27.97 55.94 690.08 172.52
8 JN Gillespie 110 205 26.77 55.98 645.89 161.47
9 RJ Harris 48 102 24.49 52.35 637.93 159.48
10 GD McKenzie 96 204 32.07 75.33 620.24 155.06

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GD McKenzie 17 42 18.71 55.07 833.65 833.65
2 GD McGrath 36 72 23.03 54.88 800.65 800.65
3 AK Davidson 20 44 17.86 58.86 773.40 773.40
4 MA Starc 31 52 30.42 55.44 767.15 767.15
5 JN Gillespie 27 54 23.76 51.09 742.19 742.19
6 PJ Cummins 17 31 29.84 63.03 604.09 604.09
7 MG Johnson 23 33 40.36 80.06 511.08 511.08
8 RJ Harris 4 11 14.55 36.00 500.00 500.00
8 DK Lillee 6 6 68.33 132.00 500.00 500.00
10 CJ McDermott 12 21 37.14 70.57 463.50 463.50

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 GD McGrath 949.41 191.28 800.65 214.36 2,155.69 215.57
2 AK Davidson 746.40 189.59 773.40 183.35 1,892.75 189.27
3 MA Starc 737.54 175.10 767.15 176.25 1,856.04 185.60
4 GD McKenzie 683.24 152.48 833.65 155.06 1,824.43 182.44
5 JN Gillespie 717.85 157.96 742.19 161.47 1,779.48 177.95
6 PJ Cummins 744.45 185.49 604.09 188.52 1,722.55 172.25
7 DK Lillee 722.20 198.50 500.00 203.04 1,623.74 162.37
8 MG Johnson 672.65 180.66 511.08 181.86 1,546.26 154.63
9 RJ Harris 721.75 125.00 500.00 159.48 1,506.23 150.62
10 CJ McDermott 591.32 174.94 463.50 172.52 1,402.28 140.23

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Wkts Per Inn 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DK Lillee 30 98 18.81 40.51 799.36 159.87
2 GD McGrath 30 78 17.64 44.82 738.71 147.74
3 MG Johnson 30 86 22.51 40.13 734.71 146.94
4 AK Davidson 30 82 20.51 56.51 731.31 146.26
5 PJ Cummins 30 80 16.33 37.59 729.35 145.87
6 CJ McDermott 30 89 23.67 49.70 693.97 138.79
7 MA Starc 30 80 21.54 40.90 679.78 135.96
8 GD McKenzie 30 75 27.16 62.27 654.67 130.93
9 JN Gillespie 30 69 21.94 47.43 647.09 129.42
10 RJ Harris 24 49 24.88 55.59 519.72 103.94

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 30 81 15.93 41.36 848.33 678.67
2 AK Davidson 30 79 16.97 59.49 763.49 610.79
3 MA Starc 30 71 22.83 38.79 741.79 593.43
4 GD McKenzie 30 83 24.67 60.13 726.62 581.29
5 JN Gillespie 30 69 22.88 45.14 701.31 561.05
6 DK Lillee 30 83 24.59 55.28 694.74 555.79
7 PJ Cummins 30 76 23.05 46.99 693.00 554.40
8 RJ Harris 28 64 22.48 47.06 661.25 529.00
9 CJ McDermott 30 75 28.04 53.41 655.85 524.68
10 MG Johnson 30 69 30.49 53.23 617.37 493.90

WKTS/INN


WKTS/INN RATING

Points to note:-

  • This rating gives points for wkts taken per inn.
  • All Teams, Top Teams and Top 7 Batsmen are the criteria used.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS WKTS/INN RAT WTG
1 DK Lillee 132 355 2.69 943.39 471.69
2 CJ McDermott 124 291 2.35 866.59 433.29
3 GD McGrath 243 563 2.32 843.50 421.75
4 PJ Cummins 115 269 2.34 826.14 413.07
5 MG Johnson 140 313 2.24 799.60 399.80
6 AK Davidson 82 186 2.27 795.12 397.56
7 RJ Harris 52 113 2.17 778.64 389.32
8 GD McKenzie 113 246 2.18 775.46 387.73
9 MA Starc 170 358 2.11 732.06 366.03
10 JN Gillespie 137 259 1.89 673.73 336.87

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or strike rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Bowler takes equal to or more wickets than 5.
  • A Bowler equal to or more wickets than 3 at a good AVE or SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The AVE should be less than 80% of the AVE of the better innings or
  • The SR should be less than 80% of the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 243 86 35.39 937.10 937.10
2 DK Lillee 132 45 34.09 816.21 816.21
3 RJ Harris 52 19 36.54 768.92 768.92
4 MA Starc 170 50 29.41 710.45 710.45
5 PJ Cummins 115 36 31.30 690.33 690.33
6 AK Davidson 82 27 32.93 683.86 683.86
7 CJ McDermott 124 37 29.84 680.48 680.48
8 GD McKenzie 113 33 29.20 663.80 663.80
9 MG Johnson 140 39 27.86 617.30 617.30
10 JN Gillespie 137 37 27.01 600.93 600.93

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW WPI II TOT SEC RAT
1 GD McGrath 147.74 678.67 421.75 937.10 2,185.25 218.53
2 DK Lillee 159.87 555.79 471.69 816.21 2,003.57 200.36
3 AK Davidson 146.26 610.79 397.56 683.86 1,838.47 183.85
4 MA Starc 135.96 593.43 366.03 710.45 1,805.86 180.59
5 PJ Cummins 145.87 554.40 413.07 690.33 1,803.67 180.37
6 RJ Harris 103.94 529.00 389.32 768.92 1,791.19 179.12
7 CJ McDermott 138.79 524.68 433.29 680.48 1,777.25 177.72
8 GD McKenzie 130.93 581.29 387.73 663.80 1,763.76 176.38
9 MG Johnson 146.94 493.90 399.80 617.30 1,657.93 165.79
10 JN Gillespie 129.42 561.05 336.87 600.93 1,628.27 162.83

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK OV RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 2 GD McGrath AUS 454.31 215.57 218.53 888.41
2 11 AK Davidson AUS 400.38 189.27 183.85 773.50
3 12 DK Lillee AUS 409.52 162.37 200.36 772.26
4 20 PJ Cummins AUS 395.75 172.25 180.37 748.37
5 21 MA Starc AUS 380.56 185.60 180.59 746.75
6 29 GD McKenzie AUS 346.28 182.44 176.38 705.10
7 30 JN Gillespie AUS 359.60 177.95 162.83 700.38
8 34 MG Johnson AUS 373.65 154.63 165.79 694.07
9 36 RJ Harris AUS 352.09 150.62 179.12 681.83
10 41 CJ McDermott AUS 353.26 140.23 177.72 671.21

TOP TEAMS

Top Teams In Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1950s AUS WI PAK IND ENG
1960s WI AUS PAK IND ENG SA
1970s PAK ENG IND WI SA AUS
1980s PAK WI ENG NZ AUS
1990s IND PAK SA AUS WI
2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
2010s IND PAK SL ENG SA AUS
2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

Top Teams Outside Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5
1950s AUS ENG WI SA PAK
1960s ENG AUS WI SA NZ
1970s SA ENG WI AUS IND
1980s WI NZ AUS ENG PAK
1990s AUS SA WI PAK ENG
2000s AUS SA ENG IND NZ
2010s SA AUS ENG NZ IND
2020s AUS NZ ENG SA IND
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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