Top 20 ODI Fast Bowlers Away From Home

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 Away From Home

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

AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of Fast bowlers in matches Away From 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 20
Min Innings (TT) 20
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 50
Min Balls (TS ECO) 1000
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 138 153 150.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 138 153 150.00
2 MD Marshall WI 1980 1992 1986 117 134 131.37
3 MA Holding WI 1976 1987 1981.5 88 129 126.47
4 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 79 114 111.76
5 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 77 109 106.86
6 EJ Chatfield NZ 1979 1989 1984 84 102 100.00
7 AME Roberts WI 1975 1983 1979 49 79 77.45
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2008 2001 243 319 200.00
1 WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2008 2001 243 319 200.00
2 Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 209 308 193.10
3 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 155 235 147.34
4 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 153 221 138.56
5 J Srinath IND 1991 2003 1997 147 212 132.92
6 B Lee AUS 2000 2012 2006 123 211 132.29
7 SM Pollock SA 1996 2008 2002 172 200 125.39
8 AA Donald SA 1991 2003 1997 100 184 115.36
9 CA Walsh WI 1985 2000 1992.5 155 181 113.48
10 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 123 160 100.31
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Morkel SA 2007 2018 2012.5 74 127 140.00
1 M Morkel SA 2007 2018 2012.5 74 127 140.00
2 MA Starc AUS 2010 2021 2015.5 54 112 123.46
3 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 2019 44 81 89.29
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 AA Donald 100 3607 184 19.60 33.47 18.74 150.00
1 AA Donald 100 3607 184 19.60 33.47 18.74 150.00
2 JJ Bumrah 44 1729 81 21.35 36.11 18.92 148.63
3 J Garner 79 2260 114 19.82 31.22 20.32 138.34
4 AME Roberts 49 1550 79 19.62 30.05 20.90 134.55
5 MA Holding 88 2662 129 20.64 31.17 21.18 132.71
6 MA Starc 54 2550 112 22.77 34.32 21.23 132.42
7 CEL Ambrose 123 3788 160 23.68 34.05 22.25 126.35
8 Wasim Akram 209 7191 308 23.35 33.38 22.38 125.63
9 RJ Hadlee 77 2394 109 21.96 31.17 22.55 124.68
10 GD McGrath 153 5171 221 23.40 32.89 22.76 123.51
11 B Lee 123 4932 211 23.37 32.28 23.17 121.33
12 M Morkel 74 3122 127 24.58 33.04 23.81 118.09
13 Waqar Younis 155 6068 235 25.82 33.47 24.68 113.90
14 J Srinath 147 5704 212 26.91 33.66 25.58 109.92
15 WPUJC Vaas 243 8785 319 27.54 33.40 26.38 106.56
16 N Kapil Dev 138 4230 153 27.65 33.25 26.61 105.65
17 MD Marshall 117 3641 134 27.17 32.60 26.67 105.41
18 CA Walsh 155 5076 181 28.04 33.47 26.81 104.87
19 EJ Chatfield 84 2748 102 26.94 31.96 26.98 104.21
20 SM Pollock 172 5725 200 28.63 32.65 28.05 100.22

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS AA Donald 93 3426 168 20.39 33.47 19.50 150.00
1 AA Donald 93 3426 168 20.39 33.47 19.50 150.00
2 J Garner 77 2205 111 19.86 31.22 20.36 143.62
3 JJ Bumrah 39 1604 68 23.59 36.11 20.90 139.92
4 MA Holding 86 2596 123 21.11 31.17 21.67 134.98
5 AME Roberts 46 1466 72 20.36 30.05 21.68 134.87
6 RJ Hadlee 73 2292 104 22.04 31.17 22.63 129.26
7 CEL Ambrose 118 3701 153 24.19 34.05 22.73 128.65
8 Wasim Akram 187 6556 267 24.55 33.38 23.54 124.27
9 B Lee 104 4283 179 23.93 32.28 23.72 123.30
10 GD McGrath 131 4658 188 24.78 32.89 24.10 121.34
11 MA Starc 42 2091 80 26.14 34.32 24.37 120.00
12 Waqar Younis 138 5512 215 25.64 33.47 24.51 119.34
13 M Morkel 54 2309 89 25.94 33.04 25.13 116.40
14 EJ Chatfield 82 2675 101 26.49 31.96 26.52 110.28
15 N Kapil Dev 132 4080 148 27.57 33.25 26.53 110.22
16 MD Marshall 115 3599 132 27.27 32.60 26.76 109.28
17 J Srinath 129 5130 181 28.34 33.66 26.94 108.55
18 CA Walsh 150 4940 169 29.23 33.47 27.94 104.66
19 WPUJC Vaas 210 7832 266 29.44 33.40 28.21 103.69
20 SM Pollock 147 5107 171 29.87 32.65 29.27 99.93
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 J Garner 79 4366 2260 3.11 4.13 3.38 150.00
1 J Garner 79 4366 2260 3.11 4.13 3.38 150.00
2 CEL Ambrose 123 6602 3788 3.44 4.43 3.50 144.97
3 RJ Hadlee 77 4366 2394 3.29 4.17 3.55 142.79
4 JJ Bumrah 44 2333 1729 4.45 5.61 3.57 142.18
5 SM Pollock 172 9035 5725 3.80 4.77 3.59 141.47
6 MA Holding 88 4825 2662 3.31 4.14 3.60 141.07
7 MD Marshall 117 6323 3641 3.46 4.27 3.64 139.52
8 AME Roberts 49 2775 1550 3.35 4.06 3.71 136.76
9 N Kapil Dev 138 7137 4230 3.56 4.30 3.72 136.42
10 GD McGrath 153 7841 5171 3.96 4.73 3.76 134.85
11 CA Walsh 155 8281 5076 3.68 4.39 3.77 134.57
12 Wasim Akram 209 11085 7191 3.89 4.52 3.87 131.10
13 EJ Chatfield 84 4495 2748 3.67 4.23 3.90 130.03
14 WPUJC Vaas 243 12331 8785 4.27 4.76 4.04 125.62
15 AA Donald 100 5280 3607 4.10 4.55 4.05 125.24
16 M Morkel 74 3757 3122 4.99 5.37 4.18 121.49
17 MA Starc 54 2904 2550 5.27 5.56 4.26 119.01
18 J Srinath 147 7823 5704 4.37 4.57 4.31 117.81
19 B Lee 123 6139 4932 4.82 5.01 4.33 117.14
20 Waqar Younis 155 7693 6068 4.73 4.63 4.60 110.41

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 77 4252 2205 3.11 4.13 3.39 150.00
1 J Garner 77 4252 2205 3.11 4.13 3.39 150.00
2 CEL Ambrose 118 6359 3701 3.49 4.43 3.55 143.18
3 MA Holding 86 4681 2596 3.33 4.14 3.62 140.59
4 RJ Hadlee 73 4090 2292 3.36 4.17 3.63 139.97
5 MD Marshall 115 6215 3599 3.47 4.27 3.66 138.99
6 JJ Bumrah 39 2082 1604 4.62 5.61 3.71 137.02
7 SM Pollock 147 7783 5107 3.94 4.77 3.71 136.86
8 N Kapil Dev 132 6836 4080 3.58 4.30 3.75 135.72
9 AME Roberts 46 2576 1466 3.41 4.06 3.78 134.48
10 CA Walsh 150 8005 4940 3.70 4.39 3.80 133.91
11 GD McGrath 131 6835 4658 4.09 4.73 3.89 130.74
12 EJ Chatfield 82 4375 2675 3.67 4.23 3.90 130.25
13 Wasim Akram 187 9998 6556 3.93 4.52 3.91 129.93
14 AA Donald 93 4917 3426 4.18 4.55 4.13 123.01
15 WPUJC Vaas 210 10681 7832 4.40 4.76 4.16 122.28
16 M Morkel 54 2749 2309 5.04 5.37 4.22 120.41
17 B Lee 104 5279 4283 4.87 5.01 4.38 116.20
18 J Srinath 129 6879 5130 4.47 4.57 4.41 115.40
19 MA Starc 42 2297 2091 5.46 5.56 4.42 115.01
20 Waqar Younis 138 6888 5512 4.80 4.63 4.66 109.02
BBW

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

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BBW RAT
TS Waqar Younis 7/36 6/30 6/59 5/25 5/38 5/52 4/32 5.43 100.00
1 Waqar Younis 7/36 6/30 6/59 5/25 5/38 5/52 4/32 5.43 100.00
2 B Lee 5/38 5/41 5/42 5/49 4/15 4/24 4/28 4.57 84.21
2 MA Starc 6/28 5/26 5/42 4/29 4/43 4/51 4/55 4.57 84.21
4 Wasim Akram 5/16 5/19 5/21 4/18 4/23 4/25 4/25 4.43 81.58
5 WPUJC Vaas 5/14 5/39 4/22 4/22 4/26 4/48 4/56 4.29 78.95
5 CEL Ambrose 5/17 5/26 5/32 5/53 4/29 3/13 3/18 4.29 78.95
7 GD McGrath 5/14 5/37 5/52 4/16 4/31 3/15 3/18 4.14 76.32
7 AA Donald 5/29 4/17 4/29 4/31 4/32 4/38 4/40 4.14 76.32
9 CA Walsh 5/1 4/16 4/16 4/25 4/31 4/40 3/24 4.00 73.68
9 J Garner 5/31 5/38 5/47 4/45 3/17 3/17 3/18 4.00 73.68
9 JJ Bumrah 6/19 5/27 4/43 4/55 3/37 3/37 3/61 4.00 73.68
12 M Morkel 5/21 5/38 4/39 4/47 3/18 3/34 3/38 3.86 71.05
12 J Srinath 4/23 4/30 4/35 4/35 4/49 4/52 3/13 3.86 71.05
12 MA Holding 5/26 4/17 4/17 4/26 4/32 3/28 3/32 3.86 71.05
12 RJ Hadlee 5/25 5/26 5/32 3/14 3/15 3/19 3/20 3.86 71.05
16 EJ Chatfield 5/34 4/20 4/28 4/32 3/14 3/27 3/27 3.71 68.42
17 SM Pollock 5/36 4/45 4/49 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/25 3.57 65.79
17 AME Roberts 5/22 4/27 4/32 3/15 3/26 3/30 3/32 3.57 65.79
17 N Kapil Dev 5/43 4/30 4/54 3/17 3/23 3/23 3/26 3.57 65.79
20 MD Marshall 4/18 4/33 4/34 3/28 3/28 3/28 3/30 3.43 63.16
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 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 8.5/13 9.4/16 1.13 100.00
1 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 8.5/13 9.4/16 1.13 100.00
2 WPUJC Vaas 6.0/6 7.0/8 8.0/10 10.0/13 9.3/14 1.19 95.24
3 N Kapil Dev 7.0/4 6.0/5 6.0/7 6.0/9 9.0/15 1.23 92.10
4 SM Pollock 10.0/9 8.0/10 5.5/8 9.0/13 10.0/16 1.23 91.88
5 J Garner 6.0/6 7.5/9 6.0/7 9.0/11 9.0/12 1.30 87.48
6 GD McGrath 6.0/6 10.0/13 9.0/13 8.4/14 9.4/16 1.36 83.29
7 EJ Chatfield 9.2/9 7.0/9 10.0/13 9.0/13 9.0/14 1.39 81.42
8 CA Walsh 11.0/11 5.0/7 7.0/10 10.0/16 10.0/17 1.45 77.92
9 MD Marshall 6.0/5 5.0/7 5.0/8 7.2/13 5.0/9 1.56 72.63
10 RJ Hadlee 9.0/12 12.0/16 5.0/7 8.0/13 9.1/15 1.58 71.89
11 J Srinath 10.0/13 7.0/11 7.0/12 8.0/14 9.0/18 1.63 69.40
12 Wasim Akram 7.0/10 8.0/13 7.2/13 6.0/11 9.4/18 1.70 66.62
13 MA Holding 5.3/5 10.0/15 9.0/16 9.3/17 8.0/15 1.76 64.42
14 Waqar Younis 5.0/7 8.0/14 7.0/13 10.0/20 7.0/15 1.81 62.58
15 B Lee 6.0/5 8.0/14 6.4/15 8.0/20 8.1/22 1.85 61.12
16 AME Roberts 10.0/15 11.0/18 5.0/9 10.0/19 7.0/14 1.93 58.69
17 AA Donald 10.0/17 8.2/15 6.4/13 8.0/17 8.0/20 1.98 57.32
18 M Morkel 7.0/16 9.3/23 7.0/18 9.4/25 8.0/21 2.10 54.07
19 JJ Bumrah 5.0/12 7.2/19 10.0/27 10.0/29 8.0/24 2.21 51.31
20 MA Starc 9.4/26 9.0/28 10.0/32 10.0/33 8.3/29 2.54 44.63
AW Rating

The AWAY (AW) 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 AW RAT
1 J Garner 111.76 138.34 143.62 150.00 150.00 73.68 87.48 854.89
2 Wasim Akram 193.10 125.63 124.27 131.10 129.93 81.58 66.62 852.23
3 WPUJC Vaas 200.00 106.56 103.69 125.62 122.28 78.95 95.24 832.33
4 CEL Ambrose 100.31 126.35 128.65 144.97 143.18 78.95 100.00 822.41
5 MA Holding 126.47 132.71 134.98 141.07 140.59 71.05 64.42 811.29
6 GD McGrath 138.56 123.51 121.34 134.85 130.74 76.32 83.29 808.61
7 AA Donald 115.36 150.00 150.00 125.24 123.01 76.32 57.32 797.25
8 N Kapil Dev 150.00 105.65 110.22 136.42 135.72 65.79 92.10 795.90
9 RJ Hadlee 106.86 124.68 129.26 142.79 139.97 71.05 71.89 786.49
10 JJ Bumrah 89.29 148.63 139.92 142.18 137.02 73.68 51.31 782.03
11 Waqar Younis 147.34 113.90 119.34 110.41 109.02 100.00 62.58 762.58
12 SM Pollock 125.39 100.22 99.93 141.47 136.86 65.79 91.88 761.54
13 MD Marshall 131.37 105.41 109.28 139.52 138.99 63.16 72.63 760.36
14 B Lee 132.29 121.33 123.30 117.14 116.20 84.21 61.12 755.59
15 CA Walsh 113.48 104.87 104.66 134.57 133.91 73.68 77.92 743.10
16 AME Roberts 77.45 134.55 134.87 136.76 134.48 65.79 58.69 742.59
17 M Morkel 140.00 118.09 116.40 121.49 120.41 71.05 54.07 741.50
18 MA Starc 123.46 132.42 120.00 119.01 115.01 84.21 44.63 738.74
19 J Srinath 132.92 109.92 108.55 117.81 115.40 71.05 69.40 725.06
20 EJ Chatfield 100.00 104.21 110.28 130.03 130.25 68.42 81.42 724.61

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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