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). So, here are the Top 10 Fast bowlers in matches in last 5 years in ODIs.

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

CUR RATING

Points to note about CURRENT Rating:-

  • This rating takes into account only matches played in 5 years.
  • Only bowlers active till at least 2023 are considered in this rating.

THE CRITERIA


The CURRENT 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
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.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
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.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 10

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS AS Joseph WI 52 87 200.00
1 AS Joseph WI 52 87 200.00
2 MA Starc AUS 43 84 193.10
3 Mohammed Shami IND 38 82 188.51
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK 39 80 183.91
5 M Siraj IND 39 68 156.32
6 JR Hazlewood AUS 42 63 144.83
7 TA Boult NZ 31 61 140.23
8 JJ Bumrah IND 37 59 135.63
9 MJ Henry NZ 36 56 128.74
10 JC Archer ENG 15 33 75.86

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

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 25
Min Wickets (TT) 25
Min Wickets (NWT) 25

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JC Archer 15 670 33 20.30 20.29 150.00
1 JC Archer 15 670 33 20.30 20.29 150.00
2 Mohammed Shami 38 1667 82 20.33 20.95 145.26
3 M Siraj 39 1474 68 21.68 23.04 132.11
4 TA Boult 31 1392 61 22.82 23.17 131.37
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 39 1877 80 23.46 23.33 130.48
6 MA Starc 43 2160 84 25.71 25.27 120.45
7 JJ Bumrah 37 1530 59 25.93 25.28 120.42
8 MJ Henry 36 1551 56 27.70 26.38 115.40
9 AS Joseph 52 2340 87 26.90 26.81 113.53
10 JR Hazlewood 42 1745 63 27.70 27.21 111.84

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Mohammed Shami 19 930 47 19.79 20.40 150.00
1 Mohammed Shami 19 930 47 19.79 20.40 150.00
2 JC Archer 12 536 24 22.33 22.32 137.06
3 Shaheen Shah Afridi 20 1049 45 23.31 23.18 132.00
4 AS Joseph 27 1191 44 27.07 26.98 113.38
5 M Siraj 20 801 31 25.84 27.46 111.40
6 TA Boult 21 1017 35 29.06 29.50 103.70
7 JR Hazlewood 22 1061 35 30.31 29.78 102.71
8 MA Starc 26 1397 46 30.37 29.85 102.50
9 MJ Henry 22 952 30 31.73 30.22 101.24
10 JJ Bumrah 25 1157 27 42.85 41.77 73.25

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 750

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 37 1955 1530 4.70 3.65 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 37 1955 1530 4.70 3.65 150.00
2 JR Hazlewood 42 2221 1745 4.71 3.70 147.80
3 JC Archer 15 852 670 4.72 3.88 141.27
4 MJ Henry 36 1910 1551 4.87 3.91 139.90
5 TA Boult 31 1716 1392 4.87 3.94 139.12
6 M Siraj 39 1765 1474 5.01 4.01 136.47
7 AS Joseph 52 2707 2340 5.19 4.31 126.99
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 39 2054 1877 5.48 4.31 126.97
9 MA Starc 43 2317 2160 5.59 4.43 123.55
10 Mohammed Shami 38 1754 1667 5.70 4.47 122.38

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS MJ Henry 22 1190 952 4.80 3.86 150.00
1 MJ Henry 22 1190 952 4.80 3.86 150.00
2 JC Archer 12 678 536 4.74 3.90 148.44
3 JJ Bumrah 25 1378 1157 5.04 3.92 147.69
4 JR Hazlewood 22 1221 1061 5.21 4.10 141.16
5 TA Boult 21 1193 1017 5.11 4.14 139.83
6 M Siraj 20 889 801 5.41 4.33 133.61
7 AS Joseph 27 1369 1191 5.22 4.34 133.28
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 20 1095 1049 5.75 4.52 127.94
9 MA Starc 26 1401 1397 5.98 4.74 122.02
10 Mohammed Shami 19 910 930 6.13 4.81 120.22

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. 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 Mohammed Shami 7/57 5/18 5/51 5/54 5/69 5.40 100.00
1 Mohammed Shami 7/57 5/18 5/51 5/54 5/69 5.40 100.00
2 MA Starc 5/26 5/48 5/53 4/43 4/47 4.60 85.19
3 Shaheen Shah Afridi 6/35 5/54 4/35 4/63 3/23 4.40 81.48
4 TA Boult 5/51 4/27 4/30 4/38 4/40 4.20 77.78
5 JJ Bumrah 6/19 4/39 4/55 3/32 3/37 4.00 74.07
5 M Siraj 6/21 4/32 4/46 3/16 3/29 4.00 74.07
7 JC Archer 6/40 3/30 3/34 3/35 3/52 3.60 66.67
8 AS Joseph 4/65 3/36 3/39 3/42 3/50 3.20 59.26
8 MJ Henry 4/27 3/14 3/33 3/37 3/48 3.20 59.26
10 JR Hazlewood 3/11 3/26 3/31 3/38 3/41 3.00 55.56

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 8.0/18 10.0/26 1.61 100.00
1 JR Hazlewood 8.0/12 6.0/11 6.0/11 8.0/18 10.0/26 1.61 100.00
2 JJ Bumrah 6.0/9 5.0/8 7.2/19 7.0/19 5.0/14 1.77 91.22
3 MJ Henry 10.0/14 6.0/12 10.0/27 9.0/26 10.0/29 1.93 83.67
4 M Siraj 6.0/10 7.0/16 7.0/21 10.0/32 10.0/32 2.22 72.59
5 TA Boult 10.0/25 7.0/18 6.0/18 10.0/30 8.5/27 2.28 70.72
6 MA Starc 7.0/12 10.0/26 9.4/26 10.0/34 10.0/38 2.31 69.86
7 Mohammed Shami 6.2/16 6.0/17 6.0/18 7.0/22 6.0/20 2.33 69.27
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 9.0/23 10.0/28 9.4/31 10.0/35 9.1/35 2.50 64.54
9 AS Joseph 8.0/17 10.0/25 10.0/33 10.0/36 10.0/40 2.62 61.68
10 JC Archer 7.0/17 10.0/32 9.0/30 10.0/34 10.0/37 2.68 60.22

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 Mohammed Shami 188.51 295.26 242.61 100.00 69.27 895.64
2 Shaheen Shah Afridi 183.91 262.49 254.91 81.48 64.54 847.32
3 MA Starc 193.10 222.95 245.57 85.19 69.86 816.67
4 M Siraj 156.32 243.51 270.08 74.07 72.59 816.58
5 AS Joseph 200.00 226.91 260.27 59.26 61.68 808.12
6 JR Hazlewood 144.83 214.56 288.97 55.56 100.00 803.91
7 TA Boult 140.23 235.07 278.95 77.78 70.72 802.75
8 JJ Bumrah 135.63 193.67 297.69 74.07 91.22 792.28
9 JC Archer 75.86 287.06 289.71 66.67 60.22 779.52
10 MJ Henry 128.74 216.64 289.90 59.26 83.67 778.20

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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