Top 10 Current Fast Bowlers In ODI Cricket

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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. Most of our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. Brief explanation of the ratings is given before each section (Detailed Explanation). Only bowlers active till at least 2023 are considered in this rating. So, here are the Top 10 Fast bowlers in matches in last 5 years in ODI cricket.

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2023-08-09

THE CRITERIA


The CURRENT Rating is divided into five 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
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 and Super Six matches of ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy are also counted in TT.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 20
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 25
Min Balls (TS ECO) 1000

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS AS Joseph WI 47 80 200.00
1 AS Joseph WI 47 80 200.00
2 MA Starc AUS 35 74 185.00
3 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 46 71 177.50
4 Mohammed Shami IND 31 54 135.00
5 SN Thakur IND 33 52 130.00
6 MJ Henry NZ 29 49 122.50
7 LT Ngidi SA 31 47 117.50
8 CR Woakes ENG 30 45 112.50
8 JO Holder WI 49 45 112.50
10 K Rabada SA 26 39 97.50

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 R Ave

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS MA Starc 35 1730 74 23.38 22.77 150.00
1 MA Starc 35 1730 74 23.38 22.77 150.00
2 MJ Henry 29 1206 49 24.61 23.23 146.99
3 AS Joseph 47 2062 80 25.78 25.59 133.46
4 Mohammed Shami 31 1472 54 27.26 26.81 127.35
5 SN Thakur 33 1474 52 28.35 27.86 122.56
6 CR Woakes 30 1315 45 29.22 28.22 121.02
7 Mustafizur Rahman 46 1972 71 27.77 28.25 120.89
8 LT Ngidi 31 1438 47 30.60 28.73 118.85
9 K Rabada 26 1186 39 30.41 28.84 118.41
10 JO Holder 49 2113 45 46.96 46.60 73.28

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS MJ Henry 22 843 36 23.42 22.10 150.00
1 MJ Henry 22 843 36 23.42 22.10 150.00
2 CR Woakes 26 1111 43 25.84 24.95 132.89
3 AS Joseph 31 1393 55 25.33 25.14 131.86
4 LT Ngidi 27 1251 45 27.80 26.11 126.99
5 MA Starc 27 1452 52 27.92 27.19 121.93
6 K Rabada 22 1016 35 29.03 27.53 120.43
7 Mohammed Shami 23 1160 37 31.35 30.84 107.51
8 SN Thakur 21 963 29 33.21 32.64 101.58
9 Mustafizur Rahman 23 1133 31 36.55 37.17 89.20
10 JO Holder 36 1602 35 45.77 45.43 72.98

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

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS MJ Henry 29 1568 1206 4.61 3.83 150.00
1 MJ Henry 29 1568 1206 4.61 3.83 150.00
2 K Rabada 26 1409 1186 5.05 4.12 139.45
3 AS Joseph 47 2497 2062 4.95 4.20 136.68
4 CR Woakes 30 1489 1315 5.30 4.37 131.20
5 MA Starc 35 1915 1730 5.42 4.44 129.15
6 Mustafizur Rahman 46 2176 1972 5.44 4.57 125.55
7 JO Holder 49 2286 2113 5.55 4.63 124.07
8 LT Ngidi 31 1484 1438 5.81 4.67 122.89
9 Mohammed Shami 31 1509 1472 5.85 4.73 121.26
10 SN Thakur 33 1431 1474 6.18 5.02 114.26

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS MJ Henry 22 1199 843 4.22 3.50 150.00
1 MJ Henry 22 1199 843 4.22 3.50 150.00
2 K Rabada 22 1203 1016 5.07 4.13 127.05
3 CR Woakes 26 1309 1111 5.09 4.20 124.80
4 AS Joseph 31 1657 1393 5.04 4.27 122.73
5 LT Ngidi 27 1292 1251 5.81 4.67 112.42
6 MA Starc 27 1503 1452 5.80 4.75 110.40
7 JO Holder 36 1633 1602 5.89 4.91 106.86
8 Mohammed Shami 23 1145 1160 6.08 4.91 106.73
9 Mustafizur Rahman 23 1151 1133 5.91 4.96 105.67
10 SN Thakur 21 906 963 6.38 5.18 101.21

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


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.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS MA Starc 5/26 5/53 4/43 4/47 4/55 4.40 100.00
1 MA Starc 5/26 5/53 4/43 4/47 4/55 4.40 100.00
2 CR Woakes 5/54 4/18 4/67 3/20 3/32 3.80 86.36
2 Mustafizur Rahman 5/59 5/75 3/16 3/34 3/67 3.80 86.36
2 LT Ngidi 6/58 4/62 3/30 3/52 3/58 3.80 86.36
5 Mohammed Shami 5/69 4/63 3/17 3/18 3/31 3.60 81.82
6 MJ Henry 4/27 4/47 3/14 3/29 3/33 3.40 77.27
7 K Rabada 5/39 3/43 3/50 3/56 2/16 3.20 72.73
7 AS Joseph 4/65 3/36 3/39 3/42 3/50 3.20 72.73
7 SN Thakur 4/67 3/30 3/37 3/45 3/51 3.20 72.73
10 JO Holder 4/34 3/24 3/42 3/53 2/28 3.00 68.18

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


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.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS MJ Henry 10.0/14 6.0/12 10.0/27 9.0/26 10.0/29 1.99 100.00
1 MJ Henry 10.0/14 6.0/12 10.0/27 9.0/26 10.0/29 1.99 100.00
2 CR Woakes 10.0/18 8.0/20 10.0/28 10.0/32 8.0/27 2.24 88.70
3 AS Joseph 8.0/17 10.0/25 10.0/33 10.0/36 10.0/40 2.67 74.63
4 LT Ngidi 5.2/14 5.0/16 10.0/34 8.0/30 5.0/21 2.77 71.80
5 Mustafizur Rahman 6.0/16 7.0/19 7.0/23 9.0/34 6.1/25 2.80 71.15
6 JO Holder 9.0/24 10.0/33 5.0/17 10.0/39 7.0/28 2.87 69.37
7 K Rabada 6.0/16 6.0/18 10.0/36 10.0/39 10.0/39 2.87 69.30
8 MA Starc 7.0/12 9.4/26 10.0/38 10.0/45 10.0/47 2.95 67.42
9 Mohammed Shami 6.0/17 6.0/18 6.0/20 10.0/44 7.0/31 3.00 66.25
10 SN Thakur 9.0/21 6.0/26 8.0/35 10.0/47 10.0/51 3.40 58.49

CURRENT RATING


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

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE CUR RAT
1 MJ Henry 122.50 296.99 300.00 77.27 100.00 896.76
2 AS Joseph 200.00 265.32 259.40 72.73 74.63 872.08
3 MA Starc 185.00 271.93 239.55 100.00 67.42 863.90
4 CR Woakes 112.50 253.91 256.00 86.36 88.70 797.47
5 Mustafizur Rahman 177.50 210.09 231.22 86.36 71.15 776.32
6 LT Ngidi 117.50 245.84 235.31 86.36 71.80 756.81
7 Mohammed Shami 135.00 234.86 227.99 81.82 66.25 745.92
8 K Rabada 97.50 238.84 266.50 72.73 69.30 744.87
9 SN Thakur 130.00 224.14 215.47 72.73 58.49 700.82
10 JO Holder 112.50 146.26 230.93 68.18 69.37 627.24

TOP TEAMS


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


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