Top 20 ODI Fast Bowlers In Top Form 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 their Top Form Away From Home

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

TOP FORM – AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of Fast bowlers in their Top Form 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. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler such that his overall points are maximum.

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 INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Prabhakar IND 1989-10-20 1992-03-04 30 55 180.00
1 M Prabhakar IND 1989-10-20 1992-03-04 30 55 180.00
2 RJ Hadlee NZ 1983-01-31 1986-07-16 30 54 176.73
3 J Garner WI 1982-01-12 1985-02-02 30 53 173.45
4 AME Roberts WI 1976-08-26 1982-01-24 30 50 163.64
5 N Kapil Dev IND 1983-06-13 1986-02-05 30 49 160.36
6 MA Holding WI 1980-01-18 1983-12-07 30 47 153.82
7 MD Marshall WI 1985-12-02 1989-01-16 30 44 144.00
8 EJ Chatfield NZ 1985-04-14 1988-01-20 30 43 140.73
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS AA Donald SA 1996-09-29 1999-02-17 30 70 200.00
1 AA Donald SA 1996-09-29 1999-02-17 30 70 200.00
2 GD McGrath AUS 2001-06-14 2003-05-21 30 58 165.71
2 SE Bond NZ 2003-03-03 2007-04-14 30 58 165.71
4 JN Gillespie AUS 2002-08-30 2005-02-26 30 56 160.00
5 Waqar Younis PAK 1992-12-17 1994-08-24 30 53 151.43
5 Wasim Akram PAK 1994-08-07 1997-01-16 30 53 151.43
5 Abdul Razzaq PAK 1999-06-11 2000-08-23 30 53 151.43
8 CA Walsh WI 1986-11-04 1988-01-02 30 48 137.14
9 CEL Ambrose WI 1991-10-21 1993-02-13 30 47 134.29
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 2014-10-12 2019-06-29 30 67 200.00
1 Mohammed Shami IND 2014-02-26 2019-06-30 30 67 200.00
1 MA Starc AUS 2014-10-12 2019-06-29 30 67 200.00
3 JJ Bumrah IND 2016-06-11 2019-07-02 30 58 173.13
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 J Garner 30 742 53 14.00 30.57 14.66 150.00
1 J Garner 30 742 53 14.00 30.57 14.66 150.00
2 GD McGrath 30 867 58 14.95 31.72 15.08 145.77
3 AA Donald 30 1080 70 15.43 32.10 15.38 142.93
4 RJ Hadlee 30 826 54 15.30 30.25 16.18 135.88
5 JN Gillespie 30 916 56 16.36 31.88 16.42 133.90
6 JJ Bumrah 30 1046 58 18.03 34.72 16.62 132.28
7 SE Bond 30 1015 58 17.50 32.54 17.21 127.76
8 Wasim Akram 30 970 53 18.30 32.76 17.88 122.98
9 Mohammed Shami 30 1269 67 18.94 33.87 17.90 122.85
10 N Kapil Dev 30 902 49 18.41 32.85 17.93 122.62
11 CEL Ambrose 30 886 47 18.85 32.80 18.39 119.54
12 M Prabhakar 30 1051 55 19.11 33.08 18.48 118.94
13 Abdul Razzaq 30 980 53 18.49 32.00 18.49 118.90
14 CA Walsh 30 907 48 18.90 32.56 18.57 118.38
15 MD Marshall 30 827 44 18.80 32.17 18.69 117.60
16 MA Holding 30 857 47 18.23 30.72 18.99 115.76
17 AME Roberts 30 882 50 17.64 29.69 19.01 115.64
18 MA Starc 30 1324 67 19.76 33.11 19.10 115.10
19 Waqar Younis 30 1051 53 19.83 32.71 19.40 113.31
20 EJ Chatfield 30 908 43 21.12 31.03 21.78 100.94

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 29 729 51 14.29 30.57 14.96 150.00
1 J Garner 29 729 51 14.29 30.57 14.96 150.00
2 RJ Hadlee 30 826 54 15.30 30.25 16.18 138.74
3 AA Donald 29 1057 64 16.52 32.10 16.46 136.33
4 GD McGrath 26 817 47 17.38 31.72 17.54 127.99
5 N Kapil Dev 29 870 48 18.13 32.85 17.65 127.15
6 Wasim Akram 27 873 47 18.57 32.76 18.14 123.72
7 CEL Ambrose 30 886 47 18.85 32.80 18.39 122.05
8 M Prabhakar 30 1051 55 19.11 33.08 18.48 121.44
9 CA Walsh 30 907 48 18.90 32.56 18.57 120.86
10 MD Marshall 30 827 44 18.80 32.17 18.69 120.07
11 JJ Bumrah 25 921 45 20.47 34.72 18.86 119.01
12 MA Holding 29 824 45 18.31 30.72 19.07 117.70
13 AME Roberts 29 850 48 17.71 29.69 19.09 117.61
14 Abdul Razzaq 27 903 47 19.21 32.00 19.21 116.83
15 SE Bond 24 902 46 19.61 32.54 19.28 116.42
16 MA Starc 24 1093 54 20.24 33.11 19.56 114.73
17 Waqar Younis 29 1020 50 20.40 32.71 19.96 112.46
18 JN Gillespie 23 744 37 20.11 31.88 20.18 111.21
19 EJ Chatfield 28 835 42 19.88 31.03 20.51 109.47
20 Mohammed Shami 22 958 44 21.77 33.87 20.57 109.11
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 30 1644 742 2.71 4.08 2.98 150.00
1 J Garner 30 1644 742 2.71 4.08 2.98 150.00
2 CEL Ambrose 30 1653 886 3.22 4.37 3.31 135.10
3 GD McGrath 30 1495 867 3.48 4.66 3.36 133.24
4 JJ Bumrah 30 1512 1046 4.15 5.54 3.37 132.66
5 MA Holding 30 1665 857 3.09 4.11 3.38 132.29
6 MD Marshall 30 1550 827 3.20 4.25 3.39 131.88
7 JN Gillespie 30 1522 916 3.61 4.75 3.42 130.71
8 RJ Hadlee 30 1594 826 3.11 4.09 3.42 130.66
9 N Kapil Dev 30 1613 902 3.36 4.35 3.47 128.82
10 Wasim Akram 30 1628 970 3.57 4.53 3.55 126.12
11 SE Bond 30 1535 1015 3.97 4.95 3.61 124.02
12 AME Roberts 30 1623 882 3.26 4.03 3.64 122.92
13 CA Walsh 30 1533 907 3.55 4.33 3.69 121.42
14 EJ Chatfield 30 1565 908 3.48 4.15 3.77 118.55
15 Abdul Razzaq 30 1423 980 4.13 4.90 3.79 117.97
16 Waqar Younis 30 1546 1051 4.08 4.63 3.97 112.84
17 M Prabhakar 30 1598 1051 3.95 4.46 3.99 112.28
18 Mohammed Shami 30 1541 1269 4.94 5.50 4.04 110.73
19 MA Starc 30 1612 1324 4.93 5.47 4.05 110.47
20 AA Donald 30 1600 1080 4.05 4.49 4.06 110.36

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 29 1602 729 2.73 4.08 3.01 150.00
1 J Garner 29 1602 729 2.73 4.08 3.01 150.00
2 CEL Ambrose 30 1653 886 3.22 4.37 3.31 136.22
3 MD Marshall 30 1550 827 3.20 4.25 3.39 132.97
4 MA Holding 29 1593 824 3.10 4.11 3.40 132.73
5 RJ Hadlee 30 1594 826 3.11 4.09 3.42 131.73
6 N Kapil Dev 29 1547 870 3.37 4.35 3.49 129.15
7 GD McGrath 26 1339 817 3.66 4.66 3.53 127.68
8 JJ Bumrah 25 1261 921 4.38 5.54 3.56 126.69
9 Wasim Akram 27 1455 873 3.60 4.53 3.57 126.28
10 JN Gillespie 23 1180 744 3.78 4.75 3.59 125.79
11 AME Roberts 29 1568 850 3.25 4.03 3.63 124.24
12 CA Walsh 30 1533 907 3.55 4.33 3.69 122.42
13 EJ Chatfield 28 1445 835 3.47 4.15 3.76 120.01
14 Abdul Razzaq 27 1285 903 4.22 4.90 3.87 116.56
15 SE Bond 24 1265 902 4.28 4.95 3.89 115.95
16 Waqar Younis 29 1497 1020 4.09 4.63 3.97 113.51
17 M Prabhakar 30 1598 1051 3.95 4.46 3.99 113.20
18 MA Starc 24 1318 1093 4.98 5.47 4.09 110.32
19 AA Donald 29 1546 1057 4.10 4.49 4.11 109.85
20 Mohammed Shami 22 1124 958 5.11 5.50 4.18 107.87
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 CR Woakes 6/45 6/47 4/33 4/40 4/40 4.80 100.00
1 MA Starc 6/28 5/26 4/29 4/43 4/55 4.60 95.83
1 SE Bond 6/19 6/23 4/46 4/61 3/31 4.60 95.83
3 Waqar Younis 6/30 5/25 3/29 3/33 3/53 4.00 83.33
3 CA Walsh 5/1 4/16 4/31 4/40 3/38 4.00 83.33
5 CEL Ambrose 5/32 5/53 3/13 3/18 3/25 3.80 79.17
5 Mohammed Shami 5/69 4/35 4/50 3/19 3/28 3.80 79.17
5 Abdul Razzaq 5/48 4/23 4/29 3/25 3/36 3.80 79.17
5 JJ Bumrah 5/27 4/43 4/55 3/37 3/61 3.80 79.17
5 AME Roberts 5/22 4/27 4/32 3/15 3/26 3.80 79.17
10 GD McGrath 5/37 4/31 3/15 3/29 3/52 3.60 75.00
10 N Kapil Dev 5/43 4/30 3/17 3/23 3/26 3.60 75.00
10 J Garner 5/31 4/45 3/17 3/17 3/18 3.60 75.00
10 AA Donald 4/29 4/31 4/43 3/29 3/31 3.60 75.00
10 JN Gillespie 5/22 5/70 3/13 3/36 2/26 3.60 75.00
15 RJ Hadlee 5/25 3/14 3/15 3/19 3/20 3.40 70.83
15 EJ Chatfield 4/28 4/32 3/14 3/27 3/31 3.40 70.83
15 M Prabhakar 4/25 4/30 3/5 3/31 3/37 3.40 70.83
15 Wasim Akram 4/25 4/35 3/13 3/18 3/20 3.40 70.83
19 MA Holding 4/17 4/32 3/28 3/40 2/16 3.20 66.67
20 MD Marshall 4/34 3/30 3/31 3/36 2/18 3.00 62.50
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 EJ Chatfield 9.2/9 7.0/9 10.0/13 9.0/14 9.0/18 1.54 100.00
1 EJ Chatfield 9.2/9 7.0/9 10.0/13 9.0/14 9.0/18 1.54 100.00
2 J Garner 6.0/6 6.0/7 9.0/12 11.0/17 10.0/17 1.55 99.57
3 CEL Ambrose 8.4/9 10.0/17 10.0/17 10.0/19 6.0/13 1.73 89.10
4 RJ Hadlee 12.0/16 5.0/7 10.0/17 8.0/15 8.0/16 1.82 84.72
5 Wasim Akram 8.0/13 6.0/11 9.4/18 8.0/16 8.3/17 1.85 83.15
6 MA Holding 5.3/5 9.0/16 9.3/17 8.0/15 12.0/25 1.94 79.36
7 SE Bond 5.0/7 10.0/19 9.0/19 10.0/23 10.0/26 1.94 79.31
8 JN Gillespie 10.0/13 10.0/22 6.0/14 6.0/14 9.0/22 1.97 78.40
9 CA Walsh 5.0/7 10.0/16 6.0/11 7.3/16 9.0/21 1.97 78.39
10 Waqar Younis 5.0/7 8.0/14 7.0/13 8.0/18 10.0/25 1.97 78.22
11 GD McGrath 6.0/11 7.0/14 7.3/15 9.0/19 8.0/20 2.03 75.78
12 AME Roberts 10.0/15 5.0/9 10.0/19 5.0/11 10.0/22 2.12 72.64
13 N Kapil Dev 6.0/9 11.0/21 8.0/16 9.0/21 6.5/17 2.13 72.35
14 MD Marshall 5.0/7 8.0/16 5.0/11 8.0/18 9.0/21 2.21 69.70
15 JJ Bumrah 5.0/12 10.0/27 10.0/29 8.0/24 7.0/22 2.32 66.53
16 M Prabhakar 5.0/5 10.0/22 9.0/20 8.0/24 10.0/30 2.43 63.44
17 MA Starc 9.4/26 9.0/28 10.0/32 10.0/33 8.3/29 2.58 59.75
18 Abdul Razzaq 10.0/26 9.0/25 6.0/17 8.0/23 9.0/30 2.64 58.26
19 AA Donald 10.0/17 5.0/13 9.2/29 10.0/32 9.1/31 2.81 54.88
20 Mohammed Shami 6.0/19 9.0/31 7.3/28 8.0/30 9.0/35 2.96 52.04
TF AW Rating

The TOP FORM – AWAY (TF 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 TF AW RAT
1 J Garner 173.45 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 75.00 99.57 948.03
2 RJ Hadlee 176.73 135.88 138.74 130.66 131.73 70.83 84.72 869.29
3 GD McGrath 165.71 145.77 127.99 133.24 127.68 75.00 75.78 851.17
4 JJ Bumrah 173.13 132.28 119.01 132.66 126.69 79.17 66.53 829.45
5 AA Donald 200.00 142.93 136.33 110.36 109.85 75.00 54.88 829.35
6 SE Bond 165.71 127.76 116.42 124.02 115.95 95.83 79.31 825.01
7 CEL Ambrose 134.29 119.54 122.05 135.10 136.22 79.17 89.10 815.47
8 N Kapil Dev 160.36 122.62 127.15 128.82 129.15 75.00 72.35 815.46
9 JN Gillespie 160.00 133.90 111.21 130.71 125.79 75.00 78.40 815.01
10 MA Starc 200.00 115.10 114.73 110.47 110.32 95.83 59.75 806.20
11 Wasim Akram 151.43 122.98 123.72 126.12 126.28 70.83 83.15 804.52
12 MA Holding 153.82 115.76 117.70 132.29 132.73 66.67 79.36 798.32
13 AME Roberts 163.64 115.64 117.61 122.92 124.24 79.17 72.64 795.86
14 CA Walsh 137.14 118.38 120.86 121.42 122.42 83.33 78.39 781.94
15 Mohammed Shami 200.00 122.85 109.11 110.73 107.87 79.17 52.04 781.76
16 M Prabhakar 180.00 118.94 121.44 112.28 113.20 70.83 63.44 780.14
17 MD Marshall 144.00 117.60 120.07 131.88 132.97 62.50 69.70 778.72
18 Waqar Younis 151.43 113.31 112.46 112.84 113.51 83.33 78.22 765.10
19 EJ Chatfield 140.73 100.94 109.47 118.55 120.01 70.83 100.00 760.53
20 Abdul Razzaq 151.43 118.90 116.83 117.97 116.56 79.17 58.26 759.12

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 BAN NZ PAK IND AUS SA ENG SL


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