Top ODI Fast Bowlers of The Present Era

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts & Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, 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.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 40

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 300.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 100.00

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 121 236 200.00
1 MA Starc AUS 121 236 200.00
2 TG Southee NZ 159 221 187.29
3 TA Boult NZ 113 211 178.81
4 Mohammed Shami IND 100 195 165.25
5 CR Woakes ENG 118 173 146.61
6 K Rabada SA 99 157 133.05
7 JJ Bumrah IND 88 149 126.27
8 PJ Cummins AUS 88 141 119.49
8 MJ Henry NZ 80 141 119.49
10 JR Hazlewood AUS 85 135 114.41

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 bowler has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
Min Wickets (TT) 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 88 3509 149 23.55 22.36 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 88 3509 149 23.55 22.36 150.00
2 MA Starc 121 5420 236 22.97 22.80 147.12
3 Mohammed Shami 100 4618 195 23.68 22.92 146.40
4 TA Boult 113 5146 211 24.39 23.90 140.38
5 MJ Henry 80 3722 141 26.40 25.64 130.82
6 JR Hazlewood 85 3556 135 26.34 25.83 129.87
7 PJ Cummins 88 4043 141 28.67 26.69 125.69
8 K Rabada 99 4361 157 27.78 26.80 125.17
9 CR Woakes 118 5193 173 30.02 29.08 115.37
10 TG Southee 159 7448 221 33.70 32.23 104.09

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Mohammed Shami 59 2798 115 24.33 23.54 150.00
1 Mohammed Shami 59 2798 115 24.33 23.54 150.00
2 TA Boult 73 3558 137 25.97 25.45 138.78
3 JR Hazlewood 57 2551 97 26.30 25.79 136.93
4 K Rabada 59 2722 97 28.06 27.08 130.42
5 CR Woakes 77 3454 122 28.31 27.43 128.76
6 MJ Henry 47 2267 80 28.34 27.53 128.28
7 MA Starc 76 3697 133 27.80 27.60 127.95
8 PJ Cummins 67 3211 106 30.29 28.20 125.24
9 JJ Bumrah 59 2577 79 32.62 30.98 114.00
10 TG Southee 96 4889 126 38.80 37.11 95.17

ECONOMIC


R ER

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

Criteria: Points For R ER

Min Qualification For TS
Min Balls 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 88 4580 3509 4.60 3.69 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 88 4580 3509 4.60 3.69 150.00
2 JR Hazlewood 85 4515 3556 4.73 3.81 145.14
3 TA Boult 113 6180 5146 5.00 4.07 135.84
4 K Rabada 99 5171 4361 5.06 4.10 134.88
5 PJ Cummins 88 4583 4043 5.29 4.20 131.78
6 MJ Henry 80 4277 3722 5.22 4.27 129.59
7 MA Starc 121 6240 5420 5.21 4.27 129.52
8 CR Woakes 118 5737 5193 5.43 4.43 124.88
9 Mohammed Shami 100 4985 4618 5.56 4.49 123.12
10 TG Southee 159 8075 7448 5.53 4.57 120.88

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS AD Mathews 132 4340 3313 4.58 3.81 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 59 3128 2577 4.94 3.96 144.02
2 JR Hazlewood 57 3097 2551 4.94 3.98 143.27
3 K Rabada 59 3148 2722 5.19 4.20 135.81
4 PJ Cummins 67 3587 3211 5.37 4.26 134.08
5 TA Boult 73 4084 3558 5.23 4.26 134.04
6 MJ Henry 47 2567 2267 5.30 4.33 131.83
7 CR Woakes 77 3819 3454 5.43 4.42 129.03
8 MA Starc 76 4014 3697 5.53 4.53 126.11
9 Mohammed Shami 59 2953 2798 5.69 4.59 124.27
10 TG Southee 96 5012 4889 5.85 4.84 118.01

BEST BOWLING BY WKTS (NWT)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams in the last 25 years. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 5 innings divided by 5.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS TA Boult 7/34 6/33 5/17 5/21 5/27 5.60 100.00
1 TA Boult 7/34 6/33 5/17 5/21 5/27 5.60 100.00
2 MA Starc 6/28 6/43 5/20 5/26 5/32 5.40 96.43
2 Mohammed Shami 7/57 5/18 5/51 5/54 5/69 5.40 96.43
4 TG Southee 7/33 6/65 5/33 4/22 4/36 5.20 92.86
5 CR Woakes 6/45 6/47 5/54 4/18 4/33 5.00 89.29
6 JR Hazlewood 6/52 5/31 5/50 4/35 3/11 4.60 82.14
6 JJ Bumrah 6/19 5/27 4/35 4/39 4/43 4.60 82.14
6 K Rabada 6/16 5/39 4/39 4/41 4/41 4.60 82.14
9 MJ Henry 5/30 5/40 4/27 4/33 4/35 4.40 78.57
10 PJ Cummins 5/70 4/24 4/29 4/35 4/41 4.20 75.00

BEST BOWLING BY ECO (NWT)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak Teams. Best Bowling By Economy (BBE) is the Relative Economy of the bowler in the 5 Inns. Only 30+ Balls performaces are counted in this criteria.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS JR Hazlewood 8.0/12 6.0/11 6.0/11 10.0/20 6.1/13 1.49 100.00
1 JR Hazlewood 8.0/12 6.0/11 6.0/11 10.0/20 6.1/13 1.49 100.00
2 JJ Bumrah 6.0/9 5.0/8 6.0/11 5.0/12 7.2/19 1.61 92.60
3 K Rabada 7.0/13 8.0/16 6.0/16 6.0/16 6.0/18 1.94 77.00
4 TA Boult 10.0/21 7.2/17 10.0/25 10.0/25 7.0/18 1.95 76.67
5 CR Woakes 10.0/18 8.0/16 8.0/20 10.0/28 5.0/16 1.95 76.64
6 MJ Henry 10.0/14 6.0/12 10.0/27 9.0/26 10.0/29 1.96 76.15
7 MA Starc 7.0/12 8.0/20 10.0/26 9.4/26 6.5/20 2.05 72.75
8 PJ Cummins 6.0/14 10.0/24 10.0/27 8.0/22 8.0/23 2.08 71.94
9 Mohammed Shami 6.2/16 9.0/23 6.0/17 8.0/23 6.0/18 2.22 67.33
10 TG Southee 6.0/14 10.0/26 7.0/19 8.0/25 7.0/22 2.31 64.78

PRIMARY RATING


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

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 TA Boult 178.81 279.16 269.88 100.00 76.67 904.52 452.26
2 MA Starc 200.00 275.07 255.63 96.43 72.75 899.88 449.94
3 Mohammed Shami 165.25 296.40 247.39 96.43 67.33 872.79 436.40
4 JJ Bumrah 126.27 264.00 294.02 82.14 92.60 859.03 429.51
5 JR Hazlewood 114.41 266.81 288.41 82.14 100.00 851.77 425.88
6 K Rabada 133.05 255.59 270.69 82.14 77.00 818.48 409.24
7 CR Woakes 146.61 244.13 253.91 89.29 76.64 810.58 405.29
8 MJ Henry 119.49 259.10 261.42 78.57 76.15 794.73 397.37
9 PJ Cummins 119.49 250.92 265.86 75.00 71.94 783.21 391.61
10 TG Southee 187.29 199.25 238.89 92.86 64.78 783.07 391.53

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

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

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

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 Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TA Boult 56 116 21.48 4.88 956.49 191.30
2 MA Starc 53 99 21.41 4.88 884.00 176.80
3 MJ Henry 33 64 20.53 4.56 875.56 175.11
4 Mohammed Shami 44 85 24.26 5.83 841.82 168.36
5 JJ Bumrah 41 64 26.70 4.78 812.41 162.48
6 JR Hazlewood 38 62 24.47 4.50 789.11 157.82
7 CR Woakes 46 69 27.91 5.21 775.84 155.17
8 TG Southee 76 99 37.56 5.71 739.91 147.98
9 K Rabada 45 69 29.64 5.16 721.92 144.38
10 PJ Cummins 25 44 26.82 5.27 711.09 142.22

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 47 85 21.18 4.44 887.73 710.18
2 MA Starc 68 137 24.09 5.45 884.11 707.29
3 K Rabada 54 88 26.32 4.97 827.90 662.32
4 Mohammed Shami 56 110 23.24 5.36 818.59 654.87
5 JR Hazlewood 47 73 27.93 4.91 809.40 647.52
6 TA Boult 57 95 27.94 5.11 795.12 636.10
7 PJ Cummins 63 97 29.52 5.30 783.81 627.04
8 TG Southee 83 122 30.57 5.37 770.64 616.51
9 CR Woakes 72 104 31.41 5.57 756.82 605.45
10 MJ Henry 47 77 31.27 5.67 695.88 556.71

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 Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TA Boult 87 178 21.91 4.86 965.13 193.03
2 MA Starc 93 182 21.90 5.08 938.24 187.65
3 JR Hazlewood 64 110 23.97 4.64 876.30 175.26
4 MJ Henry 61 105 26.33 5.09 808.61 161.72
5 CR Woakes 86 125 30.33 5.39 791.93 158.39
6 K Rabada 73 113 28.86 5.06 776.66 155.33
7 TG Southee 116 156 35.37 5.62 767.42 153.48
8 PJ Cummins 57 93 28.59 5.37 746.62 149.32

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 50 98 23.11 5.33 927.86 185.57
2 JJ Bumrah 35 58 24.69 4.61 834.69 166.94

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TG Southee 43 65 29.71 5.29 876.31 701.05
2 K Rabada 26 44 25.00 5.07 868.74 694.99
3 MA Starc 28 54 26.57 5.62 863.03 690.42
4 PJ Cummins 31 48 28.83 5.15 861.55 689.24
5 CR Woakes 32 48 29.21 5.55 813.00 650.40
6 MJ Henry 19 36 26.58 5.66 740.32 592.26
7 TA Boult 26 33 37.76 5.47 696.14 556.92
8 JR Hazlewood 21 25 36.76 4.99 673.82 539.05

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 53 91 22.82 4.59 953.71 762.97
2 Mohammed Shami 50 97 24.26 5.79 900.80 720.64

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 JJ Bumrah 710.18 162.48 762.97 166.94 1,802.57 180.26
2 MA Starc 707.29 176.80 690.42 187.65 1,762.16 176.22
3 Mohammed Shami 654.87 168.36 720.64 185.57 1,729.45 172.94
4 K Rabada 662.32 144.38 694.99 155.33 1,657.03 165.70
5 TG Southee 616.51 147.98 701.05 153.48 1,619.03 161.90
6 PJ Cummins 627.04 142.22 689.24 149.32 1,607.82 160.78
7 TA Boult 636.10 191.30 556.92 193.03 1,577.34 157.73
8 CR Woakes 605.45 155.17 650.40 158.39 1,569.41 156.94
9 JR Hazlewood 647.52 157.82 539.05 175.26 1,519.66 151.97
10 MJ Henry 556.71 175.11 592.26 161.72 1,485.80 148.58

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

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

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 18 55 13.53 5.13 875.32 875.32
2 MA Starc 28 65 19.29 5.16 872.68 872.68
3 TA Boult 29 53 25.55 4.92 762.63 762.63
4 JJ Bumrah 20 38 19.58 4.23 761.52 761.52
5 TG Southee 22 41 27.07 5.68 628.99 628.99
6 JR Hazlewood 16 23 27.17 4.60 594.50 594.50
7 PJ Cummins 23 34 30.06 5.41 584.33 584.33
8 CR Woakes 24 31 31.55 5.50 577.05 577.05
9 MJ Henry 18 27 29.37 5.22 575.39 575.39
10 K Rabada 17 24 31.71 5.05 543.64 543.64
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TA Boult 50 108 20.44 4.82 955.54 955.54
2 MA Starc 50 107 20.94 4.98 916.74 916.74
3 Mohammed Shami 50 103 22.42 5.67 885.52 885.52
4 JJ Bumrah 50 84 23.51 4.51 879.35 879.35
5 JR Hazlewood 50 87 25.21 4.77 856.37 856.37
6 MJ Henry 50 97 24.73 5.26 828.16 828.16
7 CR Woakes 50 87 24.95 5.26 822.95 822.95
8 PJ Cummins 50 84 27.82 5.17 799.10 799.10
9 TG Southee 50 82 26.46 5.22 783.61 783.61
10 K Rabada 50 80 27.70 5.09 781.71 781.71
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy 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 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 30 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be less than 80% of the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 40

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 MJ Henry 80 36 45.00 944.61 944.61
2 JR Hazlewood 85 36 42.35 932.99 932.99
3 JJ Bumrah 88 39 44.32 903.57 903.57
4 Mohammed Shami 100 39 39.00 887.21 887.21
5 MA Starc 121 46 38.02 825.92 825.92
6 CR Woakes 118 41 34.75 806.90 806.90
7 K Rabada 99 33 33.33 779.84 779.84
8 PJ Cummins 88 31 35.23 774.60 774.60
9 TA Boult 113 38 33.63 763.97 763.97
10 TG Southee 159 44 27.67 665.29 665.29

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 Mohammed Shami 875.32 885.52 887.21 2,648.06 264.81
2 MA Starc 872.68 916.74 825.92 2,615.34 261.53
3 JJ Bumrah 761.52 879.35 903.57 2,544.45 254.44
4 TA Boult 762.63 955.54 763.97 2,482.14 248.21
5 JR Hazlewood 594.50 856.37 932.99 2,383.86 238.39
6 MJ Henry 575.39 828.16 944.61 2,348.17 234.82
7 CR Woakes 577.05 822.95 806.90 2,206.90 220.69
8 PJ Cummins 584.33 799.10 774.60 2,158.02 215.80
9 K Rabada 543.64 781.71 779.84 2,105.19 210.52
10 TG Southee 628.99 783.61 665.29 2,077.89 207.79

PRESENT ERA RATING

PRESENT ERA Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 MA Starc AUS 449.94 176.22 261.53 887.69
2 Mohammed Shami IND 436.40 172.94 264.81 874.15
3 JJ Bumrah IND 429.51 180.26 254.44 864.22
4 TA Boult NZ 452.26 157.73 248.21 858.21
5 JR Hazlewood AUS 425.88 151.97 238.39 816.24
6 K Rabada SA 409.24 165.70 210.52 785.46
7 CR Woakes ENG 405.29 156.94 220.69 782.92
8 MJ Henry NZ 397.37 148.58 234.82 780.76
9 PJ Cummins AUS 391.61 160.78 215.80 768.19
10 TG Southee NZ 391.53 161.90 207.79 761.23

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL ENG NZ
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ ENG WI BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG

TOP TEAMS


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


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