Top 20 ODI Fast Bowlers In Top Form

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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 20 Fast bowlers in their Top Form in ODIs.

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

TF RATING

Points to note about TOP FORM Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

THE CRITERIA


The TOP FORM Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 300.00
Consistent Average 200.00
Economic Strike Rate 200.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 150.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 150.00
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.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine Non Weak Teams.
  • The Non Weak Teams are calculated by decades.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in NWT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (NWT) 25

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS DK Lillee AUS 1972-08-28 1983-01-26 50 91 280.00
1 DK Lillee AUS 1972-08-28 1983-01-26 50 91 280.00
2 J Garner WI 1981-12-19 1985-04-23 50 83 255.38
3 RJ Hadlee NZ 1980-12-09 1985-03-20 50 79 243.08
4 EJ Chatfield NZ 1983-01-20 1986-01-27 50 75 230.77
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS B Lee AUS 2000-01-26 2003-03-11 50 105 300.00
1 B Lee AUS 2000-01-26 2003-03-11 50 105 300.00
2 Waqar Younis PAK 1990-02-15 1993-02-19 50 100 285.71
3 SE Bond NZ 2002-06-16 2009-09-11 50 97 277.14
4 NW Bracken AUS 2003-01-19 2007-04-16 50 94 268.57
5 AA Donald SA 1996-09-29 1999-05-22 50 93 265.71
5 GD McGrath AUS 1998-11-06 2001-02-09 50 93 265.71
7 M Morkel SA 2010-05-22 2014-07-12 50 92 262.86
7 Shoaib Akhtar PAK 1999-04-04 2002-06-19 50 92 262.86
9 CJ McKay AUS 2009-11-05 2013-10-16 50 88 251.43
10 DW Steyn SA 2010-11-08 2015-01-21 50 87 248.57
10 Wasim Akram PAK 1992-03-18 1994-09-07 50 87 248.57
12 CEL Ambrose WI 1988-10-21 1991-12-18 50 84 240.00
13 SM Pollock SA 1997-04-13 2000-02-13 50 76 217.14
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TA Boult NZ 2017-12-23 2023-10-18 50 108 300.00
1 TA Boult NZ 2017-12-23 2023-10-18 50 108 300.00
2 MA Starc AUS 2015-01-18 2019-06-29 50 107 297.22
3 Mohammed Shami IND 2017-07-06 2023-11-19 50 103 286.11

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 50

Against Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 50 1271 83 15.31 16.81 200.00
1 J Garner 50 1271 83 15.31 16.81 200.00
2 Waqar Younis 50 1759 100 17.59 18.03 186.44
3 Shoaib Akhtar 50 1749 92 19.01 18.84 178.43
4 AA Donald 50 1742 93 18.73 18.98 177.14
5 CEL Ambrose 50 1610 84 19.17 19.47 172.72
6 RJ Hadlee 50 1370 79 17.34 19.57 171.81
7 SE Bond 50 1908 97 19.67 19.60 171.60
8 Wasim Akram 50 1692 87 19.45 19.85 169.43
9 NW Bracken 50 1854 94 19.72 19.87 169.23
10 GD McGrath 50 1803 93 19.39 19.94 168.60
11 TA Boult 50 2207 108 20.44 20.02 167.93
12 DK Lillee 50 1628 91 17.89 20.38 164.98
13 B Lee 50 2091 105 19.91 20.44 164.53
14 DW Steyn 50 1841 87 21.16 20.64 162.90
15 MA Starc 50 2241 107 20.94 20.80 161.69
16 M Morkel 50 1973 92 21.45 20.89 160.97
17 SM Pollock 50 1601 76 21.07 21.58 155.83
18 Mohammed Shami 50 2309 103 22.42 21.69 155.01
19 CJ McKay 50 1968 88 22.36 22.03 152.62
20 EJ Chatfield 50 1546 75 20.61 22.41 150.02

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 1500

Against Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 50 2692 1271 2.83 3.21 200.00
1 J Garner 50 2692 1271 2.83 3.21 200.00
2 RJ Hadlee 50 2681 1370 3.07 3.52 182.49
3 SM Pollock 50 2593 1601 3.70 3.55 180.57
4 CEL Ambrose 50 2724 1610 3.55 3.67 174.80
5 DW Steyn 50 2515 1841 4.39 3.73 172.14
6 Wasim Akram 50 2754 1692 3.69 3.73 172.08
7 EJ Chatfield 50 2734 1546 3.39 3.79 169.18
8 SE Bond 50 2712 1908 4.22 3.87 165.71
9 CJ McKay 50 2527 1968 4.67 3.89 164.95
10 GD McGrath 50 2684 1803 4.03 3.92 163.86
11 TA Boult 50 2748 2207 4.82 3.93 163.45
12 NW Bracken 50 2574 1854 4.32 3.98 161.12
13 M Morkel 50 2499 1973 4.74 3.99 160.67
14 DK Lillee 50 2801 1628 3.49 4.03 159.13
15 AA Donald 50 2591 1742 4.03 4.07 157.51
16 MA Starc 50 2700 2241 4.98 4.08 157.31
17 Waqar Younis 50 2552 1759 4.14 4.11 156.25
18 Shoaib Akhtar 50 2322 1749 4.52 4.18 153.60
19 B Lee 50 2661 2091 4.71 4.32 148.61
20 Mohammed Shami 50 2443 2309 5.67 4.58 140.05

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 5.40 150.00
1 Mohammed Shami 7/57 5/18 5/51 5/54 5/69 5.40 150.00
2 Waqar Younis 6/26 5/11 5/16 5/20 5/25 5.20 144.44
2 TA Boult 7/34 5/17 5/21 5/51 4/27 5.20 144.44
2 MA Starc 6/28 6/43 5/26 5/46 4/29 5.20 144.44
5 SE Bond 6/19 6/23 5/23 4/21 4/46 5.00 138.89
6 SM Pollock 6/35 5/20 5/36 4/45 4/49 4.80 133.33
7 DW Steyn 6/39 5/25 5/50 4/34 3/17 4.60 127.78
7 Shoaib Akhtar 6/16 5/19 5/25 4/37 3/9 4.60 127.78
7 RJ Hadlee 5/25 5/26 5/32 5/32 3/9 4.60 127.78
7 B Lee 5/27 5/30 5/42 4/32 4/33 4.60 127.78
7 CEL Ambrose 5/17 5/26 5/53 4/18 4/29 4.60 127.78
7 GD McGrath 5/14 5/40 5/49 4/8 4/45 4.60 127.78
13 Wasim Akram 5/16 5/19 4/18 4/23 4/24 4.40 122.22
13 CJ McKay 5/28 5/33 4/20 4/33 4/35 4.40 122.22
15 M Morkel 5/38 4/10 4/21 4/22 4/47 4.20 116.67
15 DK Lillee 5/34 4/12 4/28 4/32 4/35 4.20 116.67
17 NW Bracken 5/67 4/19 4/29 4/30 3/16 4.00 111.11
18 J Garner 5/31 4/10 4/45 3/17 3/17 3.80 105.56
18 AA Donald 4/17 4/29 4/31 4/43 3/29 3.80 105.56
20 EJ Chatfield 4/20 4/28 3/20 3/27 3/27 3.40 94.44

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 GD McGrath 10.0/8 6.0/7 10.0/13 9.0/13 8.4/14 1.22 150.00
1 GD McGrath 10.0/8 6.0/7 10.0/13 9.0/13 8.4/14 1.22 150.00
2 EJ Chatfield 10.0/8 9.2/9 7.0/9 10.0/13 9.0/13 1.28 143.15
3 J Garner 6.0/6 6.0/6 6.0/7 9.0/12 11.0/17 1.43 128.31
4 RJ Hadlee 6.0/6 8.0/9 12.0/16 5.0/7 8.0/13 1.50 122.40
5 SM Pollock 8.0/10 9.0/13 8.0/13 6.0/11 6.0/12 1.53 120.00
6 DK Lillee 5.0/3 10.0/12 10.0/14 6.0/10 10.0/17 1.58 116.22
7 SE Bond 5.0/7 10.0/15 10.0/19 9.0/19 10.0/23 1.73 106.08
8 Shoaib Akhtar 8.0/9 9.0/16 6.0/12 8.0/19 8.0/19 1.78 103.26
9 CEL Ambrose 8.4/9 8.5/13 9.0/18 8.2/17 8.0/17 1.79 102.64
10 CJ McKay 7.0/10 7.3/15 8.0/16 7.0/16 9.5/28 1.80 102.03
11 M Morkel 6.0/10 6.0/13 10.0/22 7.0/16 5.0/12 1.81 101.41
12 Waqar Younis 8.0/13 6.4/11 8.0/14 7.0/13 9.0/20 1.82 100.67
13 NW Bracken 8.0/11 8.0/15 9.4/19 7.0/16 6.0/16 1.84 100.02
14 TA Boult 10.0/21 7.2/17 10.0/25 7.0/18 6.0/18 2.00 91.79
15 AA Donald 10.0/17 6.0/12 8.0/17 10.0/23 9.0/22 2.14 85.89
16 DW Steyn 7.0/17 10.0/25 10.0/26 9.0/24 10.0/29 2.23 82.22
17 Wasim Akram 9.0/19 9.1/20 7.3/18 10.0/24 10.0/24 2.33 78.92
18 Mohammed Shami 6.2/16 6.0/17 6.0/18 7.0/22 6.0/19 2.37 77.38
19 MA Starc 8.0/20 9.4/26 9.0/28 8.5/28 10.0/32 2.41 76.09
20 B Lee 8.2/18 8.0/20 10.0/28 10.0/29 7.0/21 2.45 74.87

TOP FORM RATING


The TOP FORM (TF) 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 TF RAT
1 J Garner 255.38 200.00 200.00 105.56 128.31 889.25
2 GD McGrath 265.71 168.60 163.86 127.78 150.00 875.95
3 Waqar Younis 285.71 186.44 156.25 144.44 100.67 873.52
4 TA Boult 300.00 167.93 163.45 144.44 91.79 867.62
5 SE Bond 277.14 171.60 165.71 138.89 106.08 859.42
6 RJ Hadlee 243.08 171.81 182.49 127.78 122.40 847.55
7 DK Lillee 280.00 164.98 159.13 116.67 116.22 836.99
8 MA Starc 297.22 161.69 157.31 144.44 76.09 836.76
9 Shoaib Akhtar 262.86 178.43 153.60 127.78 103.26 825.92
10 CEL Ambrose 240.00 172.72 174.80 127.78 102.64 817.94
11 B Lee 300.00 164.53 148.61 127.78 74.87 815.79
12 NW Bracken 268.57 169.23 161.12 111.11 100.02 810.05
13 Mohammed Shami 286.11 155.01 140.05 150.00 77.38 808.54
14 SM Pollock 217.14 155.83 180.57 133.33 120.00 806.87
15 M Morkel 262.86 160.97 160.67 116.67 101.41 802.58
16 DW Steyn 248.57 162.90 172.14 127.78 82.22 793.62
17 CJ McKay 251.43 152.62 164.95 122.22 102.03 793.24
18 AA Donald 265.71 177.14 157.51 105.56 85.89 791.81
19 Wasim Akram 248.57 169.43 172.08 122.22 78.92 791.22
20 EJ Chatfield 230.77 150.02 169.18 94.44 143.15 787.56

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
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 BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG


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