Top 10 Non-Asian Spin Bowlers In ODIs Outside 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 Outside Asia

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

NA O A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Non Asian Spin bowlers in matches Outside 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 20
Min Innings (TT) 20
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 50
Min Balls (TS ECO) 1000
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 PL Taylor AUS 1987 1992 1989.5 69 88 140.00
1 PL Taylor AUS 1987 1992 1989.5 69 88 140.00
2 JE Emburey ENG 1980 1993 1986.5 43 57 90.68
3 VJ Marks ENG 1980 1988 1984 26 37 58.86
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 1999 150 237 200.00
1 SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 1999 150 237 200.00
2 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2015 2006 213 228 192.41
3 GB Hogg AUS 1996 2008 2002 86 118 99.58
4 GP Swann ENG 2000 2013 2006.5 52 70 59.07
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS AU Rashid ENG 2009 2022 2015.5 97 143 160.00
1 AU Rashid ENG 2009 2022 2015.5 97 143 160.00
2 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 2015 84 135 151.05
3 SP Narine WI 2011 2016 2013.5 48 71 79.44
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 SP Narine 48 1776 71 25.01 39.95 23.48 150.00
1 SP Narine 48 1776 71 25.01 39.95 23.48 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 84 3477 135 25.76 38.87 24.85 141.77
3 GP Swann 52 1890 70 27.00 38.58 26.24 134.21
4 VJ Marks 26 916 37 24.76 35.22 26.36 133.64
5 SK Warne 150 5892 237 24.86 33.94 27.47 128.24
6 PL Taylor 69 2367 88 26.90 35.41 28.48 123.67
7 GB Hogg 86 3250 118 27.54 35.13 29.40 119.80
8 JE Emburey 43 1689 57 29.63 37.43 29.69 118.65
9 AU Rashid 97 4762 143 33.30 38.25 32.64 107.90
10 DL Vettori 213 7398 228 32.45 36.14 33.67 104.61

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS SP Narine 45 1652 66 25.03 39.95 23.50 150.00
1 SP Narine 45 1652 66 25.03 39.95 23.50 150.00
2 VJ Marks 26 916 37 24.76 35.22 26.36 133.73
3 GP Swann 48 1770 64 27.66 38.58 26.88 131.11
4 SK Warne 138 5501 216 25.47 33.94 28.14 125.27
5 PL Taylor 68 2353 86 27.36 35.41 28.97 121.65
6 JE Emburey 43 1689 57 29.63 37.43 29.69 118.73
7 Imran Tahir 67 2840 89 31.91 38.87 30.78 114.50
8 GB Hogg 73 2838 96 29.56 35.13 31.56 111.68
9 AU Rashid 74 3692 102 36.20 38.25 35.48 99.34
10 DL Vettori 190 6625 180 36.81 36.14 38.19 92.29
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 SP Narine 48 2631 1776 4.05 5.09 3.58 150.00
1 SP Narine 48 2631 1776 4.05 5.09 3.58 150.00
2 VJ Marks 26 1538 916 3.57 4.20 3.83 140.04
3 DL Vettori 213 10701 7398 4.15 4.66 4.01 133.96
4 Imran Tahir 84 4501 3477 4.63 5.04 4.14 129.60
5 GP Swann 52 2501 1890 4.53 4.92 4.15 129.33
6 SK Warne 150 8373 5892 4.22 4.45 4.27 125.78
7 PL Taylor 69 3457 2367 4.11 4.32 4.28 125.40
8 JE Emburey 43 2475 1689 4.09 4.29 4.29 125.05
9 GB Hogg 86 4279 3250 4.56 4.61 4.45 120.74
10 AU Rashid 97 5105 4762 5.60 5.03 5.01 107.13

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS SP Narine 45 2451 1652 4.04 5.09 3.57 150.00
1 SP Narine 45 2451 1652 4.04 5.09 3.57 150.00
2 VJ Marks 26 1538 916 3.57 4.20 3.83 139.83
3 DL Vettori 190 9480 6625 4.19 4.66 4.05 132.32
4 GP Swann 48 2333 1770 4.55 4.92 4.17 128.63
5 Imran Tahir 67 3614 2840 4.71 5.04 4.21 127.21
6 PL Taylor 68 3435 2353 4.11 4.32 4.28 125.16
7 JE Emburey 43 2475 1689 4.09 4.29 4.29 124.86
8 SK Warne 138 7737 5501 4.27 4.45 4.31 124.30
9 GB Hogg 73 3632 2838 4.69 4.61 4.57 117.18
10 AU Rashid 74 3909 3692 5.67 5.03 5.07 105.65
BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against top teams. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BBW RAT
TS SK Warne 5/33 4/19 4/25 4/29 4/33 4/36 4/37 4.14 100.00
1 SP Narine 6/27 5/27 4/26 4/27 4/40 3/13 3/28 4.14 100.00
1 SK Warne 5/33 4/19 4/25 4/29 4/33 4/36 4/37 4.14 100.00
3 DL Vettori 5/30 4/20 4/24 4/24 4/33 3/17 3/21 3.86 93.10
4 GP Swann 5/28 4/37 4/37 3/18 3/26 3/32 3/33 3.57 86.21
4 AU Rashid 4/41 4/47 4/55 4/59 3/29 3/42 3/47 3.57 86.21
6 GB Hogg 5/32 4/29 3/32 3/37 3/42 3/45 3/45 3.43 82.76
7 JE Emburey 4/37 4/39 3/26 3/31 3/35 3/38 3/42 3.29 79.31
7 Imran Tahir 4/26 4/27 3/26 3/26 3/46 3/50 3/53 3.29 79.31
9 PL Taylor 4/38 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/29 3/31 3/36 3.14 75.86
10 VJ Marks 5/20 5/39 3/30 2/12 2/18 2/27 2/31 3.00 72.41
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 SK Warne 10.0/11 10.0/18 10.0/19 10.0/19 10.0/21 1.78 100.00
1 SK Warne 10.0/11 10.0/18 10.0/19 10.0/19 10.0/21 1.78 100.00
2 DL Vettori 5.2/7 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/21 8.0/17 1.92 92.79
3 SP Narine 7.0/13 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/24 10.0/25 1.94 91.87
4 Imran Tahir 10.0/14 9.2/21 10.0/26 10.0/26 8.5/26 2.10 84.85
5 JE Emburey 11.0/15 10.0/19 10.0/20 10.0/22 10.0/27 2.12 84.02
6 GB Hogg 10.0/24 6.3/16 10.0/27 10.0/28 6.0/17 2.57 69.19
7 VJ Marks 6.0/12 10.0/20 10.0/25 10.0/27 10.0/27 2.59 68.73
8 PL Taylor 10.0/22 10.0/24 9.0/23 10.0/27 8.0/22 2.62 68.00
9 GP Swann 10.0/28 9.0/26 10.0/31 10.0/31 10.0/32 2.76 64.34
10 AU Rashid 10.0/32 10.0/34 10.0/34 10.0/36 10.0/36 3.08 57.77
UC Rating

The NA O 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 SK Warne 200.00 128.24 125.27 125.78 124.30 100.00 100.00 903.59
2 SP Narine 79.44 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 91.87 871.31
3 DL Vettori 192.41 104.61 92.29 133.96 132.32 93.10 92.79 841.48
4 Imran Tahir 151.05 141.77 114.50 129.60 127.21 79.31 84.85 828.30
5 PL Taylor 140.00 123.67 121.65 125.40 125.16 75.86 68.00 779.74
6 VJ Marks 58.86 133.64 133.73 140.04 139.83 72.41 68.73 747.25
7 JE Emburey 90.68 118.65 118.73 125.05 124.86 79.31 84.02 741.31
8 GP Swann 59.07 134.21 131.11 129.33 128.63 86.21 64.34 732.91
9 AU Rashid 160.00 107.90 99.34 107.13 105.65 86.21 57.77 724.00
10 GB Hogg 99.58 119.80 111.68 120.74 117.18 82.76 69.19 720.92

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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