Top 20 Fast Bowlers At Home In ODI Cricket

Our One Day International (ODI) ratings take into account all matches from the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 till the below mentioned last update date. The Ratings are divided into 5 sections which take into account the number of wickets taken; the average of bowlers; their economy rate; their best performances by wickets and their top most economic spells. How the rating works is explained in highlighted sections. So, here are the Top 20 Fast bowlers in matches At Home

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-07-28

HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of Fast bowlers in matches At Home. The rating is divided into sections to make it easy to understand how it is calculated. Before each section, its criteria is highlighted in bold. Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan. All stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

Top Teams (TT)

Top Teams play an integral part in our ODI Rating. The Average (Con) and Economy (Eco) sections are divided into overall stats as well as stats against the top teams. Moreover, the best (BBW) and most economic (BBE) performances only include performances against the top teams. Here is how the Top Teams are calculated:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A team is also included in top teams if it is a World Cup winner in that decade.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if he played against that team in that decade.
  • Knock Out and Super Six matches of ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy are also included in TT.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.
The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Glenn McGrath has taken 500 wkts, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Jason Gillespie, has taken 250 wkts.
  • If the rating is out of 250, McGrath will get the full points (pts), that is 250.
  • The points of Gillespie are calculated as His Wkts/McGrath’s Wkts*250. This comes out to be 125.
  • Thus the formula is (Wkts Taken/Wkts Taken By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Wkts being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • Obviously, for average the formula is reverased as lower average is better for a bowler.
  • For Average, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has taken a minimum number of wickets.
  • For Economy, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has bowled a minimum number of balls.
  • If a bowler doesn’t fulfill the criteria of TS but has done better, he gets the max points but his stat is not taken as benchmark.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 10
Min Innings (TT) 10
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 25
Min Balls (TS ECO) 500
The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for wkts taken. We have divided ODI cricket into 3 broad eras. This has been done to make it fair for players from earlier era, when less cricket was played, and also for current players, who are in the middle of their careers. Let’s take an example:-

  • Let’s assume Murlidharan has taken 500 wickets, which is the maximum and gives him 250 points.
  • Now, say Ravi Shastri in earlier times took 250 wkts, which was the max for his era.
  • If there are no eras, he would get 50% of the pts, that is 125.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 200 pts for Shastri.
  • Now, everyone in his era is compared to Shastri and not Murlidharan.
  • So a player who has taken 50 Wkts in Shastri’s era will get (50/250)*200 pts or 40pts.
  • Eras are calculated by MP, which is the mean of the years a player: First Played (FP) and Last Played (LP).

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 and 2013
Era 3 MP greater than 2012
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 83 100 150.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 83 100 150.00
2 Imran Khan PAK 1974 1992 1983 69 83 124.50
3 DK Lillee AUS 1972 1983 1977.5 41 69 103.50
4 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 35 49 73.50
5 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 19 32 48.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 142 194 200.00
1 Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 142 194 200.00
2 SM Pollock SA 1996 2008 2002 125 193 198.97
3 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 103 181 186.60
4 B Lee AUS 2000 2012 2006 94 169 174.23
5 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 95 160 164.95
6 Mashrafe Mortaza BAN 2001 2020 2010.5 103 147 151.55
7 JM Anderson ENG 2002 2015 2008.5 86 131 135.05
8 CJ McDermott AUS 1985 1996 1990.5 88 125 128.87
9 M Ntini SA 1998 2009 2003.5 76 122 125.77
10 CJ McKay AUS 2009 2014 2011.5 30 60 61.86
11 SE Bond NZ 2002 2010 2006 21 40 41.24
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TA Boult NZ 2012 2021 2016.5 56 116 160.00
1 TA Boult NZ 2012 2021 2016.5 56 116 160.00
2 MA Starc AUS 2010 2021 2015.5 45 83 114.48
3 MJ Henry NZ 2014 2022 2018 28 60 82.76
4 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 2015 2022 2018.5 30 58 80.00
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the average of batsmen in the decades the bowler played.
  • Second is the average of the opposition batsmen at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The average of the opposing team’s batsmen is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C Ave suggest that more runs were scored by the batsmen in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was difficult to get Wkts and the bowler will benefit from this.
  • Lower C Ave means the opposite.
R Ave

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Bowler Ave/C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave will be low; which is better for bowlers. Broadly speaking, the following bowlers will benefit from this system:-

  • Bowlers who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Asian fast bowlers and Non-Asian spin bowlers whereever applicable.
  • Bowlers who have played in an era where the batsmen dominated, like the present era
  • Bowlers who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For R Ave

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Mustafizur Rahman 30 946 58 16.31 32.17 16.22 150.00
1 Mustafizur Rahman 30 946 58 16.31 32.17 16.22 150.00
2 J Garner 19 492 32 15.38 27.87 17.66 137.83
3 CJ McKay 30 1118 60 18.63 30.73 19.40 125.43
4 SE Bond 21 767 40 19.18 31.20 19.66 123.75
5 MJ Henry 28 1191 60 19.85 31.44 20.20 120.45
6 DK Lillee 41 1292 69 18.72 28.36 21.13 115.17
7 SM Pollock 125 3906 193 20.24 30.18 21.46 113.39
8 TA Boult 56 2492 116 21.48 31.96 21.51 113.14
9 Waqar Younis 103 3851 181 21.28 31.55 21.58 112.77
10 GD McGrath 95 3220 160 20.13 29.82 21.59 112.70
11 MA Starc 45 1829 83 22.04 32.58 21.64 112.45
12 RJ Hadlee 35 1013 49 20.67 28.24 23.42 103.89
13 Wasim Akram 142 4621 194 23.82 31.85 23.94 101.67
14 Imran Khan 69 2004 83 24.14 31.85 24.26 100.33
15 B Lee 94 3945 169 23.34 30.20 24.73 98.39
16 M Ntini 76 2926 122 23.98 30.40 25.25 96.38
17 CJ McDermott 88 3040 125 24.32 29.20 26.65 91.32
18 JM Anderson 86 3470 131 26.49 31.69 26.75 90.98
19 Mashrafe Mortaza 103 3850 147 26.19 31.22 26.84 90.66
20 N Kapil Dev 83 2715 100 27.15 32.20 26.98 90.20

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Mustafizur Rahman 12 387 27 14.33 32.17 14.26 150.00
1 Mustafizur Rahman 12 387 27 14.33 32.17 14.26 150.00
2 J Garner 19 492 32 15.38 27.87 17.66 121.13
3 CJ McKay 23 853 48 17.77 30.73 18.50 115.58
4 SE Bond 21 767 40 19.18 31.20 19.66 108.75
5 MJ Henry 24 1070 53 20.19 31.44 20.55 104.07
6 DK Lillee 41 1292 69 18.72 28.36 21.13 101.21
7 GD McGrath 88 3025 148 20.44 29.82 21.93 97.51
8 Waqar Younis 93 3539 162 21.85 31.55 22.16 96.52
9 SM Pollock 108 3478 166 20.95 30.18 22.22 96.25
10 RJ Hadlee 33 950 48 19.79 28.24 22.42 95.37
11 TA Boult 51 2337 101 23.14 31.96 23.17 92.31
12 Imran Khan 67 1944 83 23.42 31.85 23.53 90.89
13 Wasim Akram 124 4178 172 24.29 31.85 24.41 87.62
14 B Lee 85 3585 155 23.13 30.20 24.51 87.27
15 MA Starc 40 1695 66 25.68 32.58 25.22 84.79
16 CJ McDermott 86 2982 123 24.24 29.20 26.57 80.50
17 JM Anderson 83 3369 126 26.74 31.69 27.00 79.21
18 N Kapil Dev 77 2531 92 27.51 32.20 27.34 78.23
19 M Ntini 65 2649 99 26.76 30.40 28.17 75.92
20 Mashrafe Mortaza 48 1931 64 30.17 31.22 30.92 69.16
C ER And R ER

The Comparative Economy Rate (C ER) and Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with ER. Points to note are:-

  • Modern day bowlers benefit from R ER.
  • This is because scoring rates have increased with time and it has become more difficult to be economic.
  • Rest of the factors are the same as in R Ave

ECONOMIC


Criteria: Points For R ER

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Mustafizur Rahman 30 1420 946 4.00 5.37 3.35 150.00
1 Mustafizur Rahman 30 1420 946 4.00 5.37 3.35 150.00
2 SM Pollock 125 6677 3906 3.51 4.61 3.42 146.84
3 J Garner 19 964 492 3.06 3.89 3.54 141.93
4 SE Bond 21 1136 767 4.05 4.95 3.68 136.50
5 GD McGrath 95 5129 3220 3.77 4.55 3.73 134.90
6 CJ McKay 30 1483 1118 4.52 5.33 3.82 131.49
7 RJ Hadlee 35 1816 1013 3.35 3.91 3.85 130.39
8 Wasim Akram 142 7101 4621 3.90 4.55 3.86 130.07
9 Imran Khan 69 3063 2004 3.93 4.42 4.00 125.79
10 Mashrafe Mortaza 103 5119 3850 4.51 5.07 4.01 125.48
11 DK Lillee 41 2214 1292 3.50 3.92 4.02 124.97
12 MJ Henry 28 1489 1191 4.80 5.31 4.07 123.47
13 N Kapil Dev 83 4065 2715 4.01 4.42 4.08 123.19
14 TA Boult 56 3064 2492 4.88 5.36 4.10 122.70
15 MA Starc 45 2195 1829 5.00 5.42 4.15 121.16
16 M Ntini 76 3972 2926 4.42 4.75 4.19 120.01
17 JM Anderson 86 4289 3470 4.85 5.12 4.27 117.84
18 CJ McDermott 88 4687 3040 3.89 4.10 4.28 117.54
19 B Lee 94 5046 3945 4.69 4.84 4.36 115.27
20 Waqar Younis 103 5005 3851 4.62 4.62 4.50 111.78

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Mustafizur Rahman 12 571 387 4.07 5.37 3.41 150.00
1 Mustafizur Rahman 12 571 387 4.07 5.37 3.41 150.00
2 SM Pollock 108 5790 3478 3.60 4.61 3.51 145.48
3 J Garner 19 964 492 3.06 3.89 3.54 144.40
4 SE Bond 21 1136 767 4.05 4.95 3.68 138.87
5 GD McGrath 88 4782 3025 3.80 4.55 3.75 136.20
6 CJ McKay 23 1138 853 4.50 5.33 3.80 134.54
7 RJ Hadlee 33 1712 950 3.33 3.91 3.83 133.35
8 Wasim Akram 124 6272 4178 4.00 4.55 3.96 129.27
9 Imran Khan 67 2973 1944 3.92 4.42 3.99 128.05
10 DK Lillee 41 2214 1292 3.50 3.92 4.02 127.14
11 N Kapil Dev 77 3777 2531 4.02 4.42 4.09 124.92
12 MJ Henry 24 1324 1070 4.85 5.31 4.11 124.33
13 TA Boult 51 2818 2337 4.98 5.36 4.18 122.42
14 MA Starc 40 2000 1695 5.09 5.42 4.22 121.19
15 JM Anderson 83 4151 3369 4.87 5.12 4.28 119.50
16 CJ McDermott 86 4579 2982 3.91 4.10 4.29 119.09
17 B Lee 85 4593 3585 4.68 4.84 4.35 117.46
18 Mashrafe Mortaza 48 2312 1931 5.01 5.07 4.45 114.95
19 M Ntini 65 3383 2649 4.70 4.75 4.45 114.86
20 Waqar Younis 93 4552 3539 4.66 4.62 4.54 112.55
BBW

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

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS Waqar Younis 6/26 6/44 5/11 5/16 5/20 5.40 100.00
1 Waqar Younis 6/26 6/44 5/11 5/16 5/20 5.40 100.00
2 SM Pollock 6/35 5/20 5/23 5/37 4/18 5.00 92.59
2 B Lee 5/22 5/27 5/27 5/30 5/58 5.00 92.59
2 TA Boult 6/33 5/17 5/21 5/27 4/27 5.00 92.59
5 GD McGrath 5/27 5/40 5/49 4/8 4/24 4.60 85.19
6 M Ntini 6/22 5/37 4/33 4/56 3/15 4.40 81.48
6 MA Starc 6/43 4/27 4/32 4/42 4/42 4.40 81.48
6 CJ McKay 5/28 5/33 4/20 4/33 4/35 4.40 81.48
9 Imran Khan 6/14 4/27 4/37 4/37 3/15 4.20 77.78
9 Wasim Akram 5/38 4/24 4/24 4/33 4/40 4.20 77.78
9 MJ Henry 5/40 4/27 4/33 4/35 4/38 4.20 77.78
12 JM Anderson 4/18 4/23 4/27 4/38 4/44 4.00 74.07
12 Mustafizur Rahman 6/43 5/50 3/16 3/34 3/38 4.00 74.07
12 RJ Hadlee 5/32 5/38 4/15 3/9 3/32 4.00 74.07
15 DK Lillee 4/12 4/28 4/32 4/56 3/17 3.80 70.37
16 SE Bond 5/23 4/26 3/29 3/32 3/39 3.60 66.67
17 Mashrafe Mortaza 4/29 4/44 3/25 3/43 3/54 3.40 62.96
17 CJ McDermott 4/38 4/42 3/19 3/20 3/23 3.40 62.96
19 J Garner 4/10 3/22 3/27 3/29 3/33 3.20 59.26
19 N Kapil Dev 4/31 3/26 3/38 3/44 3/48 3.20 59.26
BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against top 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.

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS SM Pollock 9.5/12 7.0/9 10.0/13 10.0/13 6.0/9 1.27 100.00
1 SM Pollock 9.5/12 7.0/9 10.0/13 10.0/13 6.0/9 1.27 100.00
2 Wasim Akram 7.2/4 6.0/7 8.0/11 7.0/10 7.4/15 1.29 98.68
3 GD McGrath 10.0/8 6.0/7 10.0/18 8.5/16 9.0/17 1.49 85.60
4 Imran Khan 6.0/7 10.0/14 7.0/10 7.0/11 8.0/14 1.50 85.00
5 N Kapil Dev 8.0/9 7.0/10 9.0/16 10.0/18 7.0/13 1.64 77.79
6 CJ McDermott 7.0/8 6.0/8 10.0/15 10.0/17 6.0/11 1.66 76.70
7 J Garner 6.0/6 6.0/6 6.0/10 6.0/10 10.0/17 1.67 76.50
8 DK Lillee 5.0/3 10.0/12 6.0/10 10.0/17 10.0/18 1.68 75.85
9 B Lee 8.0/8 8.2/18 10.0/22 10.0/22 10.0/23 1.87 68.33
10 RJ Hadlee 6.0/6 8.0/9 9.0/15 8.0/15 10.0/22 1.88 67.74
11 JM Anderson 7.0/10 8.0/14 10.0/23 7.0/17 10.0/26 1.88 67.71
12 M Ntini 7.0/12 7.0/13 10.0/20 10.0/22 9.3/22 1.94 65.76
13 Waqar Younis 8.0/13 6.4/11 7.0/15 9.0/20 10.0/26 2.04 62.63
14 TA Boult 10.0/21 7.2/17 10.0/27 9.0/25 8.4/26 2.16 58.92
15 Mashrafe Mortaza 10.0/18 10.0/27 10.0/29 9.5/30 10.0/31 2.40 53.02
16 CJ McKay 7.3/15 7.0/16 9.5/28 10.0/36 9.0/33 2.50 51.07
17 Mustafizur Rahman 6.0/15 6.0/16 10.0/29 8.0/24 9.0/34 2.54 50.27
18 SE Bond 10.0/23 9.3/23 9.1/26 9.4/32 6.0/20 2.54 50.15
19 MA Starc 8.0/20 9.0/27 8.5/28 10.0/34 8.2/29 2.59 49.18
20 MJ Henry 10.0/27 9.0/26 10.0/30 9.4/33 10.0/35 2.63 48.44
HM Rating

The HOME (HM) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RATING


RANK BOWLER PRO CON C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE HM RAT
1 SM Pollock 198.97 113.39 96.25 146.84 145.48 92.59 100.00 893.53
2 Wasim Akram 200.00 101.67 87.62 130.07 129.27 77.78 98.68 825.08
3 GD McGrath 164.95 112.70 97.51 134.90 136.20 85.19 85.60 817.04
4 Mustafizur Rahman 80.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 74.07 50.27 804.34
5 Waqar Younis 186.60 112.77 96.52 111.78 112.55 100.00 62.63 782.84
6 TA Boult 160.00 113.14 92.31 122.70 122.42 92.59 58.92 762.09
7 B Lee 174.23 98.39 87.27 115.27 117.46 92.59 68.33 753.54
8 Imran Khan 124.50 100.33 90.89 125.79 128.05 77.78 85.00 732.34
9 J Garner 48.00 137.83 121.13 141.93 144.40 59.26 76.50 729.05
10 DK Lillee 103.50 115.17 101.21 124.97 127.14 70.37 75.85 718.20
11 N Kapil Dev 150.00 90.20 78.23 123.19 124.92 59.26 77.79 703.59
12 CJ McKay 61.86 125.43 115.58 131.49 134.54 81.48 51.07 701.44
13 MA Starc 114.48 112.45 84.79 121.16 121.19 81.48 49.18 684.73
14 JM Anderson 135.05 90.98 79.21 117.84 119.50 74.07 67.71 684.36
15 MJ Henry 82.76 120.45 104.07 123.47 124.33 77.78 48.44 681.30
16 M Ntini 125.77 96.38 75.92 120.01 114.86 81.48 65.76 680.19
17 RJ Hadlee 73.50 103.89 95.37 130.39 133.35 74.07 67.74 678.32
18 CJ McDermott 128.87 91.32 80.50 117.54 119.09 62.96 76.70 676.97
19 Mashrafe Mortaza 151.55 90.66 69.16 125.48 114.95 62.96 53.02 667.78
20 SE Bond 41.24 123.75 108.75 136.50 138.87 66.67 50.15 665.93

TOP TEAMS


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


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