Top 10 Non-Asian Fast Bowlers In ODIs In Asia

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 10 Non Asian Fast bowlers in matches In Asia

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-07-28

NA IN A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Non Asian Fast bowlers in matches In Asia. 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 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 MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS BP Patterson WI 1986 1993 1989.5 26 45 150.00
1 BP Patterson WI 1986 1993 1989.5 26 45 150.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS CA Walsh WI 1985 2000 1992.5 78 94 200.00
1 CA Walsh WI 1985 2000 1992.5 78 94 200.00
2 MG Johnson AUS 2005 2015 2010 46 84 178.72
2 SM Pollock SA 1996 2008 2002 61 84 178.72
4 KD Mills NZ 2001 2015 2008 54 81 172.34
5 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 47 69 146.81
6 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 47 60 127.66
7 NW Bracken AUS 2001 2009 2005 27 46 97.87
8 DE Bollinger AUS 2009 2011 2010 11 23 48.94
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Morkel SA 2007 2018 2012.5 32 52 160.00
1 PJ Cummins AUS 2011 2022 2016.5 18 31 95.38
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 AA Donald 26 980 50 19.60 34.34 18.27 150.00
1 DE Bollinger 11 414 23 18.00 34.22 16.83 150.00
2 NW Bracken 27 947 46 20.59 32.99 19.97 137.21
3 MG Johnson 46 1839 84 21.89 33.03 21.21 129.20
4 PJ Cummins 18 766 31 24.71 36.97 21.39 128.11
5 BP Patterson 26 1018 45 22.62 33.51 21.61 126.82
6 KD Mills 54 1873 81 23.12 32.82 22.55 121.53
7 CEL Ambrose 47 1495 60 24.92 34.15 23.34 117.37
8 GD McGrath 47 1747 69 25.32 34.00 23.83 114.97
9 SM Pollock 61 2149 84 25.58 33.63 24.34 112.56
10 CA Walsh 78 2490 94 26.49 33.84 25.05 109.39

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS AA Donald 24 938 45 20.84 34.34 19.43 150.00
1 DE Bollinger 11 414 23 18.00 34.22 16.83 150.00
2 NW Bracken 25 901 42 21.45 32.99 20.81 140.03
3 MG Johnson 39 1621 74 21.91 33.03 21.22 137.32
4 PJ Cummins 18 766 31 24.71 36.97 21.39 136.25
5 BP Patterson 26 1018 45 22.62 33.51 21.61 134.87
6 GD McGrath 43 1661 65 25.55 34.00 24.05 121.15
7 CEL Ambrose 43 1416 55 25.75 34.15 24.12 120.80
8 CA Walsh 75 2386 89 26.81 33.84 25.35 114.95
9 SM Pollock 56 2023 74 27.34 33.63 26.01 112.03
10 KD Mills 45 1686 62 27.19 32.82 26.51 109.90
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 LL Tsotsobe 14 735 513 4.19 5.38 3.50 150.00
1 DE Bollinger 11 592 414 4.20 5.26 3.59 146.14
2 NW Bracken 27 1399 947 4.06 4.99 3.67 143.21
3 SM Pollock 61 3254 2149 3.96 4.85 3.68 142.78
4 CEL Ambrose 47 2444 1495 3.67 4.46 3.71 141.62
5 PJ Cummins 18 967 766 4.75 5.76 3.71 141.42
6 CA Walsh 78 4029 2490 3.71 4.42 3.77 139.14
7 MG Johnson 46 2322 1839 4.75 5.26 4.06 129.22
8 KD Mills 54 2391 1873 4.70 5.14 4.12 127.49
9 GD McGrath 47 2441 1747 4.29 4.69 4.12 127.41
10 BP Patterson 26 1380 1018 4.43 4.39 4.53 115.77

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS LL Tsotsobe 14 735 513 4.19 5.38 3.50 150.00
1 DE Bollinger 11 592 414 4.20 5.26 3.59 146.14
2 NW Bracken 25 1315 901 4.11 4.99 3.71 141.49
3 PJ Cummins 18 967 766 4.75 5.76 3.71 141.42
4 SM Pollock 56 3017 2023 4.02 4.85 3.73 140.62
5 CA Walsh 75 3855 2386 3.71 4.42 3.78 138.93
6 CEL Ambrose 43 2261 1416 3.76 4.46 3.80 138.33
7 MG Johnson 39 1978 1621 4.92 5.26 4.20 124.88
8 GD McGrath 43 2243 1661 4.44 4.69 4.26 123.13
9 KD Mills 45 2005 1686 5.05 5.14 4.42 118.77
10 BP Patterson 26 1380 1018 4.43 4.39 4.53 115.77
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 MG Johnson 6/31 5/26 4/11 4/33 4/46 4.60 100.00
1 MG Johnson 6/31 5/26 4/11 4/33 4/46 4.60 100.00
2 CA Walsh 5/1 4/16 4/25 4/31 4/40 4.20 91.30
3 DE Bollinger 5/35 5/35 4/42 3/35 3/38 4.00 86.96
4 GD McGrath 5/37 5/52 3/22 3/33 3/35 3.80 82.61
4 PJ Cummins 5/70 4/29 4/35 3/23 3/37 3.80 82.61
4 BP Patterson 6/29 4/29 3/26 3/31 3/34 3.80 82.61
7 KD Mills 4/38 4/41 3/18 3/30 3/36 3.40 73.91
8 NW Bracken 4/29 3/16 3/22 3/25 3/34 3.20 69.57
8 SM Pollock 4/49 3/24 3/25 3/33 3/42 3.20 69.57
10 CEL Ambrose 5/53 4/29 2/13 2/20 2/22 3.00 65.22
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 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.5/13 5.0/12 9.1/22 1.49 100.00
1 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.5/13 5.0/12 9.1/22 1.49 100.00
2 SM Pollock 10.0/9 6.0/10 8.0/16 10.0/21 9.0/22 1.68 88.43
3 CA Walsh 5.0/7 7.0/10 10.0/17 8.0/14 10.0/19 1.70 87.33
4 GD McGrath 6.0/6 10.0/22 10.0/22 10.0/25 9.5/27 2.14 69.70
5 NW Bracken 8.0/15 7.0/16 9.1/25 9.0/25 8.2/24 2.28 65.18
6 PJ Cummins 8.0/23 9.0/29 10.0/34 6.1/22 10.0/38 2.64 56.34
7 MG Johnson 10.0/26 8.0/23 10.0/31 7.0/24 9.1/33 2.65 56.12
8 DE Bollinger 10.0/26 10.0/26 10.0/35 10.0/35 7.0/28 2.73 54.47
9 KD Mills 6.0/18 10.0/30 5.0/16 7.0/24 10.0/36 2.86 52.06
10 BP Patterson 6.3/16 8.0/20 9.0/26 9.4/29 10.0/31 2.90 51.40
UC Rating

The NA IN A (UC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite.

RATING


RANK BOWLER PRO CON C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE UC RAT
1 CA Walsh 200.00 109.39 114.95 139.14 138.93 91.30 87.33 881.04
2 MG Johnson 178.72 129.20 137.32 129.22 124.88 100.00 56.12 855.45
3 SM Pollock 178.72 112.56 112.03 142.78 140.62 69.57 88.43 844.70
4 CEL Ambrose 127.66 117.37 120.80 141.62 138.33 65.22 100.00 811.00
5 NW Bracken 97.87 137.21 140.03 143.21 141.49 69.57 65.18 794.56
6 GD McGrath 146.81 114.97 121.15 127.41 123.13 82.61 69.70 785.77
7 DE Bollinger 48.94 150.00 150.00 146.14 146.14 86.96 54.47 782.65
8 PJ Cummins 95.38 128.11 136.25 141.42 141.42 82.61 56.34 781.54
9 BP Patterson 150.00 126.82 134.87 115.77 115.77 82.61 51.40 777.25
10 KD Mills 172.34 121.53 109.90 127.49 118.77 73.91 52.06 776.00

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 NZ BAN PAK IND SA ENG AUS SL


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