Top 10 Non-Asian Spin 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 Spin 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 Spin 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 RA Harper WI 1983 1996 1989.5 46 42 150.00
1 RA Harper WI 1983 1996 1989.5 46 42 150.00
2 AR Border AUS 1979 1994 1986.5 21 26 92.86
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS CL Hooper WI 1987 2003 1995 74 79 200.00
1 CL Hooper WI 1987 2003 1995 74 79 200.00
2 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2015 2006 64 77 194.94
3 SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 1999 41 56 141.77
4 GB Hogg AUS 1996 2008 2002 27 38 96.20
5 RW Price ZIM 2002 2012 2007 30 37 93.67
6 MJ Clarke AUS 2003 2015 2009 27 24 60.76
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS AG Cremer ZIM 2009 2018 2013.5 37 48 160.00
1 A Zampa AUS 2016 2022 2019 24 42 140.00
2 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 2015 20 38 126.67
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 Imran Tahir 20 820 38 21.58 41.49 19.51 150.00
1 Imran Tahir 20 820 38 21.58 41.49 19.51 150.00
2 MJ Clarke 27 541 24 22.54 39.09 21.62 135.30
3 AR Border 21 586 26 22.54 37.38 22.61 129.40
4 GB Hogg 27 938 38 24.68 39.27 23.57 124.12
5 A Zampa 24 1226 42 29.19 43.47 25.18 116.18
6 RW Price 30 953 37 25.76 36.18 26.70 109.59
7 SK Warne 41 1649 56 29.45 39.83 27.73 105.52
8 DL Vettori 64 2276 77 29.56 39.56 28.02 104.41
9 CL Hooper 74 2499 79 31.63 39.38 30.12 97.12
10 RA Harper 46 1606 42 38.24 36.73 39.04 74.94

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS AR Border 20 550 25 22.00 37.38 22.07 150.00
1 AR Border 20 550 25 22.00 37.38 22.07 150.00
2 MJ Clarke 23 485 21 23.10 39.09 22.16 149.42
3 Imran Tahir 18 760 31 24.52 41.49 22.16 149.40
4 A Zampa 24 1226 42 29.19 43.47 25.18 131.47
5 GB Hogg 23 824 28 29.43 39.27 28.10 117.81
6 SK Warne 36 1458 47 31.02 39.83 29.21 113.34
7 DL Vettori 54 2010 65 30.92 39.56 29.31 112.93
8 CL Hooper 71 2408 76 31.68 39.38 30.17 109.72
9 RW Price 18 649 17 38.18 36.18 39.57 83.66
10 RA Harper 43 1545 37 41.76 36.73 42.63 77.65
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 RW Price 30 1592 953 3.59 4.71 3.44 150.00
1 RW Price 30 1592 953 3.59 4.71 3.44 150.00
2 DL Vettori 64 3359 2276 4.07 4.81 3.80 135.60
3 RA Harper 46 2484 1606 3.88 4.53 3.85 133.72
4 GB Hogg 27 1285 938 4.38 4.77 4.13 124.78
5 Imran Tahir 20 1040 820 4.73 5.08 4.19 123.02
6 CL Hooper 74 3427 2499 4.38 4.65 4.23 121.77
7 SK Warne 41 2269 1649 4.36 4.63 4.24 121.46
8 MJ Clarke 27 702 541 4.62 4.85 4.29 120.07
9 A Zampa 24 1354 1226 5.43 5.20 4.71 109.50
10 AR Border 21 716 586 4.91 4.51 4.90 105.14

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS RW Price 18 1002 649 3.89 4.71 3.72 150.00
1 RW Price 18 1002 649 3.89 4.71 3.72 150.00
2 DL Vettori 54 2877 2010 4.19 4.81 3.92 142.30
3 RA Harper 43 2316 1545 4.00 4.53 3.98 140.22
4 CL Hooper 71 3287 2408 4.40 4.65 4.25 131.15
5 Imran Tahir 18 939 760 4.86 5.08 4.30 129.67
6 GB Hogg 23 1081 824 4.57 4.77 4.31 129.29
7 SK Warne 36 1972 1458 4.44 4.63 4.32 129.18
8 MJ Clarke 23 618 485 4.71 4.85 4.37 127.58
9 A Zampa 24 1354 1226 5.43 5.20 4.71 118.47
10 AR Border 20 668 550 4.94 4.51 4.93 113.09
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 SK Warne 4/34 4/36 4/40 3/29 3/29 3.60 100.00
1 SK Warne 4/34 4/36 4/40 3/29 3/29 3.60 100.00
2 A Zampa 4/38 4/43 3/38 3/42 3/46 3.40 94.44
2 CL Hooper 4/34 4/37 3/9 3/32 3/33 3.40 94.44
2 GB Hogg 5/41 4/49 3/40 3/46 2/32 3.40 94.44
5 Imran Tahir 4/38 4/53 3/45 3/50 2/32 3.20 88.89
5 MJ Clarke 5/35 4/42 3/15 2/35 2/37 3.20 88.89
5 DL Vettori 4/14 3/32 3/34 3/44 3/53 3.20 88.89
8 RA Harper 4/47 3/31 3/34 2/8 2/34 2.80 77.78
9 AR Border 3/20 3/21 3/25 2/13 2/27 2.60 72.22
10 RW Price 2/21 2/29 2/38 2/41 2/61 2.00 55.56
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 DL Vettori 10.0/14 9.0/18 10.0/20 9.0/19 7.0/15 1.79 100.00
1 DL Vettori 10.0/14 9.0/18 10.0/20 9.0/19 7.0/15 1.79 100.00
2 RA Harper 9.0/8 10.0/15 9.0/21 9.0/22 9.0/25 1.97 90.90
3 RW Price 10.0/21 10.0/21 10.0/25 8.0/21 10.0/29 2.33 76.62
4 CL Hooper 10.0/18 8.0/20 10.0/27 8.0/22 8.0/22 2.40 74.55
5 SK Warne 10.0/25 10.0/28 10.0/28 10.0/29 10.0/29 2.70 66.04
6 Imran Tahir 10.0/28 10.0/29 9.0/32 5.0/20 10.0/41 3.02 59.18
7 AR Border 10.0/20 7.0/21 7.0/27 10.0/39 6.0/25 3.29 54.24
8 GB Hogg 8.0/23 9.0/28 10.0/35 10.0/39 10.0/41 3.33 53.64
9 MJ Clarke 6.0/15 5.0/18 9.0/35 5.0/21 5.0/21 3.40 52.49
10 A Zampa 8.0/30 10.0/38 10.0/38 10.0/42 10.0/44 3.46 51.55
FC Rating

The NA IN A (FC) 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 FC RAT
1 DL Vettori 194.94 104.41 112.93 135.60 142.30 88.89 100.00 879.08
2 CL Hooper 200.00 97.12 109.72 121.77 131.15 94.44 74.55 828.75
3 Imran Tahir 126.67 150.00 149.40 123.02 129.67 88.89 59.18 826.82
4 SK Warne 141.77 105.52 113.34 121.46 129.18 100.00 66.04 777.31
5 A Zampa 140.00 116.18 131.47 109.50 118.47 94.44 51.55 761.62
6 RA Harper 150.00 74.94 77.65 133.72 140.22 77.78 90.90 745.20
7 GB Hogg 96.20 124.12 117.81 124.78 129.29 94.44 53.64 740.29
8 MJ Clarke 60.76 135.30 149.42 120.07 127.58 88.89 52.49 734.51
9 RW Price 93.67 109.59 83.66 150.00 150.00 55.56 76.62 719.10
10 AR Border 92.86 129.40 150.00 105.14 113.09 72.22 54.24 716.94

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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