Top 20 ODI Fast Bowlers Against Top Teams

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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 against Top Teams in ODIs.

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

TT RATING

Points to note about TOP TEAMS Rating:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine Top Teams.
  • The Top Teams are calculated by decades.
  • A batsman’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against that team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
  • Top Teams may be found in the last section.

THE CRITERIA


The TOP TEAMS 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.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 25

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 176 199 250.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 176 199 250.00
2 Imran Khan PAK 1974 1992 1983 133 156 195.98
3 MD Marshall WI 1980 1992 1986 118 148 185.93
4 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 92 140 175.88
5 MA Holding WI 1976 1987 1981.5 96 131 164.57
6 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 94 129 162.06
7 DK Lillee AUS 1972 1983 1977.5 58 101 126.88
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 259 367 300.00
1 Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 259 367 300.00
2 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 186 278 227.25
3 WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2008 2001 224 271 221.53
4 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 164 252 205.99
5 SM Pollock SA 1996 2008 2002 189 247 201.91
6 SL Malinga SL 2004 2019 2011.5 167 239 195.37
7 B Lee AUS 2000 2012 2006 131 227 185.56
8 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 142 190 155.31
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TA Boult NZ 2012 2023 2017.5 73 137 240.00
1 TA Boult NZ 2012 2023 2017.5 73 137 240.00
2 MA Starc AUS 2010 2023 2016.5 76 133 232.99
3 CR Woakes ENG 2011 2023 2017 77 122 213.72
4 Mohammed Shami IND 2013 2023 2018 59 115 201.46
5 JR Hazlewood AUS 2010 2024 2017 57 97 169.93

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 Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 92 2657 140 18.98 20.79 200.00
1 J Garner 92 2657 140 18.98 20.79 200.00
2 DK Lillee 58 1978 101 19.58 22.21 187.19
3 Mohammed Shami 59 2798 115 24.33 22.88 181.74
4 GD McGrath 164 5759 252 22.85 22.94 181.23
5 MA Holding 96 2834 131 21.63 23.50 176.93
6 CEL Ambrose 142 4483 190 23.59 23.70 175.42
7 B Lee 131 5504 227 24.25 24.18 171.96
8 Wasim Akram 259 9026 367 24.59 24.50 169.71
9 TA Boult 73 3558 137 25.97 24.52 169.55
10 JR Hazlewood 57 2551 97 26.30 24.66 168.62
11 RJ Hadlee 94 2993 129 23.20 25.82 161.03
12 SM Pollock 189 6537 247 26.47 26.30 158.11
13 MD Marshall 118 3754 148 25.36 26.35 157.82
14 MA Starc 76 3697 133 27.80 26.42 157.40
15 CR Woakes 77 3454 122 28.31 26.64 156.07
16 Waqar Younis 186 7429 278 26.72 26.78 155.25
17 N Kapil Dev 176 5476 199 27.52 26.89 154.62
18 WPUJC Vaas 224 8057 271 29.73 28.43 146.28
19 Imran Khan 133 4344 156 27.85 28.60 145.41
20 SL Malinga 167 7782 239 32.56 31.02 134.03

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 Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 92 5042 2657 3.16 3.57 200.00
1 J Garner 92 5042 2657 3.16 3.57 200.00
2 CEL Ambrose 142 7635 4483 3.52 3.65 195.49
3 SM Pollock 189 10071 6537 3.89 3.67 194.49
4 MA Holding 96 5107 2834 3.33 3.75 190.23
5 GD McGrath 164 8697 5759 3.97 3.83 186.29
6 MD Marshall 118 6353 3754 3.55 3.85 185.31
7 N Kapil Dev 176 8892 5476 3.70 3.87 184.41
8 JR Hazlewood 57 3097 2551 4.94 3.93 181.89
9 RJ Hadlee 94 5164 2993 3.48 3.97 179.76
10 Wasim Akram 259 13653 9026 3.97 3.98 179.33
11 WPUJC Vaas 224 11023 8057 4.39 4.14 172.50
12 DK Lillee 58 3299 1978 3.60 4.15 172.13
13 TA Boult 73 4084 3558 5.23 4.22 169.13
14 Imran Khan 133 6574 4344 3.96 4.22 169.06
15 CR Woakes 77 3819 3454 5.43 4.37 163.29
16 B Lee 131 6831 5504 4.83 4.38 163.09
17 MA Starc 76 4014 3697 5.53 4.44 160.76
18 Mohammed Shami 59 2953 2798 5.69 4.48 159.28
19 SL Malinga 167 8343 7782 5.60 4.70 152.09
20 Waqar Younis 186 9161 7429 4.87 4.79 149.22

BEST BOWLING BY WKTS (TT)


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 Waqar Younis 6/26 6/59 5/25 5/31 5/38 5.40 150.00
1 Waqar Younis 6/26 6/59 5/25 5/31 5/38 5.40 150.00
1 MA Starc 6/28 6/43 5/26 5/42 5/53 5.40 150.00
3 Mohammed Shami 7/57 5/51 5/54 5/69 4/35 5.20 144.44
4 B Lee 5/22 5/27 5/27 5/38 5/42 5.00 138.89
4 SM Pollock 6/35 5/23 5/36 5/37 4/18 5.00 138.89
4 TA Boult 6/33 5/17 5/21 5/27 4/27 5.00 138.89
4 SL Malinga 5/28 5/34 5/44 5/52 5/54 5.00 138.89
4 GD McGrath 5/14 5/27 5/37 5/40 5/49 5.00 138.89
9 CEL Ambrose 5/17 5/26 5/32 5/53 4/29 4.80 133.33
9 RJ Hadlee 5/26 5/32 5/32 5/38 4/15 4.80 133.33
11 J Garner 5/31 5/38 5/47 4/10 4/45 4.60 127.78
11 CR Woakes 6/45 5/54 4/33 4/38 4/40 4.60 127.78
11 Wasim Akram 5/16 5/21 5/38 4/18 4/24 4.60 127.78
14 WPUJC Vaas 5/14 5/39 4/33 4/48 4/56 4.40 122.22
15 JR Hazlewood 6/52 5/31 4/35 3/31 3/32 4.20 116.67
15 DK Lillee 5/34 4/12 4/28 4/32 4/35 4.20 116.67
15 MA Holding 5/26 4/17 4/17 4/26 4/32 4.20 116.67
15 Imran Khan 6/14 4/27 4/37 4/37 3/13 4.20 116.67
19 MD Marshall 4/18 4/23 4/33 4/34 4/34 4.00 111.11
19 N Kapil Dev 5/43 4/30 4/31 4/54 3/17 4.00 111.11

BEST BOWLING BY ECO (TT)


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 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.05 150.00
1 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.05 150.00
2 SM Pollock 10.0/9 9.5/12 8.0/10 7.0/9 10.0/13 1.11 141.36
3 Wasim Akram 7.2/4 6.0/7 8.0/11 7.0/10 7.0/10 1.19 132.03
4 N Kapil Dev 7.0/4 6.0/5 6.0/7 6.0/9 9.0/15 1.23 127.79
5 WPUJC Vaas 7.0/8 8.0/10 10.0/13 8.0/11 9.3/14 1.24 126.67
6 J Garner 6.0/6 6.0/6 7.5/9 6.0/7 9.0/11 1.26 124.61
7 GD McGrath 10.0/8 10.0/13 9.0/13 8.4/14 9.4/16 1.30 120.77
8 DK Lillee 5.0/3 10.0/12 10.0/14 6.0/10 10.0/17 1.58 100.02
9 Imran Khan 9.5/13 10.0/14 7.0/11 8.0/13 8.0/14 1.62 97.45
10 JR Hazlewood 8.0/12 6.0/11 10.0/20 6.1/13 7.0/21 1.65 95.73
11 MD Marshall 6.0/5 5.0/7 5.0/8 7.2/13 10.0/18 1.66 94.74
12 MA Holding 5.3/5 10.0/15 5.0/8 6.0/10 8.4/15 1.70 92.72
13 RJ Hadlee 6.0/6 5.0/7 8.0/13 9.1/15 9.0/15 1.72 91.54
14 B Lee 6.0/5 8.0/14 8.2/18 10.0/22 10.0/22 1.73 90.92
15 Waqar Younis 5.0/7 8.0/13 7.0/13 7.0/15 7.0/15 1.82 86.45
16 SL Malinga 8.0/14 7.0/14 9.0/21 9.2/22 7.0/17 1.83 86.07
17 TA Boult 10.0/21 7.2/17 10.0/25 10.0/25 10.0/27 1.96 80.28
18 MA Starc 7.0/12 8.0/20 9.4/26 9.0/28 8.5/28 2.16 73.07
19 Mohammed Shami 9.0/23 6.0/17 8.0/23 6.0/18 6.0/19 2.25 69.93
20 CR Woakes 8.0/20 10.0/32 10.0/32 8.0/27 8.0/28 2.55 61.88

TOP TEAMS RATING


The TOP TEAMS (TT) 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 TT RAT
1 Wasim Akram 300.00 169.71 179.33 127.78 132.03 908.83
2 SM Pollock 201.91 158.11 194.49 138.89 141.36 834.76
3 GD McGrath 205.99 181.23 186.29 138.89 120.77 833.18
4 J Garner 175.88 200.00 200.00 127.78 124.61 828.27
5 N Kapil Dev 250.00 154.62 184.41 111.11 127.79 827.93
6 CEL Ambrose 155.31 175.42 195.49 133.33 150.00 809.55
7 TA Boult 240.00 169.55 169.13 138.89 80.28 797.85
8 WPUJC Vaas 221.53 146.28 172.50 122.22 126.67 789.19
9 MA Starc 232.99 157.40 160.76 150.00 73.07 774.22
10 Waqar Younis 227.25 155.25 149.22 150.00 86.45 768.18
11 Mohammed Shami 201.46 181.74 159.28 144.44 69.93 756.85
12 B Lee 185.56 171.96 163.09 138.89 90.92 750.42
13 MA Holding 164.57 176.93 190.23 116.67 92.72 741.13
14 MD Marshall 185.93 157.82 185.31 111.11 94.74 734.91
15 JR Hazlewood 169.93 168.62 181.89 116.67 95.73 732.84
16 RJ Hadlee 162.06 161.03 179.76 133.33 91.54 727.73
17 Imran Khan 195.98 145.41 169.06 116.67 97.45 724.57
18 CR Woakes 213.72 156.07 163.29 127.78 61.88 722.74
19 SL Malinga 195.37 134.03 152.09 138.89 86.07 706.45
20 DK Lillee 126.88 187.19 172.13 116.67 100.02 702.90

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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