Top ODI Spin Bowlers of The Present Era

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts), BBI (Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home, Top Form Away, World Cup
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.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out and Super Six matches of ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy are also counted in TT.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 25
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 50
Min Balls (TS ECO) 2000

PRIMARY CRITERIA

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 229 305 200.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 229 305 200.00
2 RA Jadeja IND 171 194 127.21
3 AU Rashid ENG 119 183 120.00
4 Mohammad Nabi AFG 137 150 98.36
5 Kuldeep Yadav IND 82 141 92.46
6 A Zampa AUS 79 131 85.90
7 YS Chahal IND 69 121 79.34
8 MM Ali ENG 119 99 64.92
9 MJ Santner NZ 88 90 59.02
10 Shadab Khan PAK 54 73 47.87

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 Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS YS Chahal 69 3283 121 27.13 25.08 150.00
1 YS Chahal 69 3283 121 27.13 25.08 150.00
2 Kuldeep Yadav 82 3744 141 26.55 25.77 145.98
3 A Zampa 79 3729 131 28.47 26.44 142.28
4 AU Rashid 119 5894 183 32.21 29.15 129.06
5 Shakib Al Hasan 229 8840 305 28.98 31.55 119.22
6 Shadab Khan 54 2383 73 32.64 31.60 119.04
7 MJ Santner 88 3473 90 38.59 34.75 108.25
8 RA Jadeja 171 7232 194 37.28 36.08 104.27
9 Mohammad Nabi 137 4792 150 31.95 37.86 99.37
10 MM Ali 119 4940 99 49.90 44.34 84.84

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Kuldeep Yadav 58 2792 101 27.64 26.83 150.00
1 Kuldeep Yadav 58 2792 101 27.64 26.83 150.00
2 YS Chahal 54 2655 90 29.50 27.27 147.58
3 A Zampa 67 3227 107 30.16 28.01 143.66
4 AU Rashid 96 4824 142 33.97 30.74 130.89
5 Shadab Khan 39 1777 48 37.02 35.84 112.29
6 MJ Santner 78 3073 72 42.68 38.44 104.70
7 Shakib Al Hasan 130 5440 148 36.76 40.01 100.57
8 RA Jadeja 129 5498 132 41.65 40.31 99.84
9 MM Ali 98 4098 88 46.57 41.38 97.24
10 Mohammad Nabi 38 1343 38 35.34 41.88 96.09

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

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS AR Patel 48 2427 1826 4.51 4.16 150.00
1 Mohammad Nabi 137 6681 4792 4.30 4.20 148.54
2 MJ Santner 88 4277 3473 4.87 4.24 147.28
3 Shakib Al Hasan 229 11939 8840 4.44 4.26 146.70
4 RA Jadeja 171 8827 7232 4.92 4.43 141.03
5 Kuldeep Yadav 82 4348 3744 5.17 4.56 136.94
6 MM Ali 119 5606 4940 5.29 4.60 135.74
7 YS Chahal 69 3739 3283 5.27 4.61 135.51
8 Shadab Khan 54 2784 2383 5.14 4.63 134.81
9 A Zampa 79 4122 3729 5.43 4.65 134.39
10 AU Rashid 119 6263 5894 5.65 4.91 127.15

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS MJ Santner 78 3758 3073 4.91 4.27 150.00
1 MJ Santner 78 3758 3073 4.91 4.27 150.00
2 Mohammad Nabi 38 1787 1343 4.51 4.40 145.40
3 RA Jadeja 129 6624 5498 4.98 4.48 142.78
4 MM Ali 98 4718 4098 5.21 4.53 141.24
5 Shakib Al Hasan 130 6824 5440 4.78 4.58 139.75
6 A Zampa 67 3554 3227 5.45 4.66 137.33
7 YS Chahal 54 2954 2655 5.39 4.72 135.78
8 Kuldeep Yadav 58 3098 2792 5.41 4.77 134.19
9 Shadab Khan 39 2000 1777 5.33 4.81 133.20
10 AU Rashid 96 5067 4824 5.71 4.97 128.91

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against top teams in the last 25 years. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BBW RAT
TS A Zampa 5/35 4/31 4/38 4/43 4/45 4/45 4/54 5.80 100.00
1 Kuldeep Yadav 6/25 4/18 4/23 4/39 4/45 4/57 3/20 5.80 100.00
1 YS Chahal 6/42 5/22 4/46 4/47 4/51 3/30 3/41 5.80 100.00
1 A Zampa 5/35 4/31 4/38 4/43 4/45 4/45 4/54 5.80 100.00
4 AU Rashid 4/36 4/41 4/43 4/45 4/47 4/49 4/55 5.60 96.55
5 Shakib Al Hasan 5/36 4/33 4/35 4/41 4/55 3/27 3/32 5.40 93.10
6 RA Jadeja 4/23 4/28 4/29 4/32 4/33 3/19 3/30 5.20 89.66
7 MM Ali 4/46 3/28 3/32 3/36 3/43 3/43 3/50 4.40 75.86
8 Shadab Khan 4/38 3/42 3/47 3/50 2/24 2/29 2/37 3.80 65.52
8 MJ Santner 3/31 3/40 3/44 3/45 3/47 2/0 2/23 3.80 65.52
10 Mohammad Nabi 4/30 3/44 2/16 2/23 2/29 2/30 2/33 3.40 58.62

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


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 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/22 5.0/12 10.0/25 2.13 100.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/22 5.0/12 10.0/25 2.13 100.00
2 RA Jadeja 7.0/12 10.0/19 10.0/29 10.0/29 7.5/23 2.25 94.62
3 Mohammad Nabi 10.0/16 10.0/23 10.0/24 10.0/29 10.0/30 2.38 89.33
4 Kuldeep Yadav 10.0/25 9.0/23 5.0/16 6.0/20 10.0/34 2.60 81.77
5 MJ Santner 8.0/20 8.0/23 6.0/18 7.0/22 10.0/34 2.61 81.55
6 MM Ali 9.0/27 10.0/30 10.0/32 10.0/33 9.0/31 2.77 76.77
7 AU Rashid 10.0/32 10.0/32 10.0/34 10.0/34 10.0/36 2.92 72.86
8 YS Chahal 8.2/22 10.0/34 10.0/36 10.0/38 8.0/31 3.04 70.05
9 Shadab Khan 10.0/25 10.0/35 8.0/29 10.0/37 7.0/26 3.05 69.89
10 A Zampa 10.0/34 10.0/36 8.0/30 10.0/38 10.0/38 3.14 67.83

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above five criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the five criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the PRESENT ERA Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Shakib Al Hasan 200.00 219.79 286.45 93.10 100.00 899.34 449.67
2 Kuldeep Yadav 92.46 295.98 271.13 100.00 81.77 841.34 420.67
3 YS Chahal 79.34 297.58 271.28 100.00 70.05 818.26 409.13
4 A Zampa 85.90 285.93 271.72 100.00 67.83 811.38 405.69
5 AU Rashid 120.00 259.95 256.05 96.55 72.86 805.41 402.71
6 RA Jadeja 127.21 204.11 283.81 89.66 94.62 799.41 399.70
7 Mohammad Nabi 98.36 195.46 293.94 58.62 89.33 735.71 367.86
8 MJ Santner 59.02 212.94 297.28 65.52 81.55 716.31 358.15
9 Shadab Khan 47.87 231.34 268.00 65.52 69.89 682.61 341.31
10 MM Ali 64.92 182.08 276.98 75.86 76.77 676.62 338.31

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the five criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for spin bowlers and In Asia for pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Here are those conditions and their weightage:-

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Shakib Al Hasan 118 183 22.69 4.03 940.95 235.24
2 RA Jadeja 63 91 31.22 4.87 818.01 204.50
3 A Zampa 23 41 26.78 5.37 786.38 196.59
4 AU Rashid 68 99 34.02 5.61 761.83 190.46
5 Kuldeep Yadav 35 59 29.98 5.82 716.63 179.16
6 Shadab Khan 19 32 25.06 4.94 712.90 178.23
7 MJ Santner 41 42 36.12 4.88 704.90 176.22
8 YS Chahal 17 30 28.23 5.36 693.35 173.34
9 MM Ali 51 42 50.14 5.37 643.57 160.89
10 Mohammad Nabi 35 41 29.34 4.11 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Kuldeep Yadav 47 82 24.09 4.69 898.42 898.42
2 YS Chahal 52 91 26.77 5.24 871.22 871.22
3 A Zampa 56 90 29.23 5.45 820.58 820.58
4 AU Rashid 51 84 30.07 5.69 818.33 818.33
5 Mohammad Nabi 102 109 32.93 4.37 801.05 801.05
6 Shakib Al Hasan 111 122 38.42 4.88 797.87 797.87
7 RA Jadeja 108 103 42.63 4.94 762.52 762.52
8 MJ Santner 47 48 40.75 4.87 687.97 687.97
9 MM Ali 68 57 49.72 5.23 677.41 677.41
10 Shadab Khan 35 41 38.56 5.24 629.97 629.97

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 A Zampa 27 46 28.57 5.39 934.99 233.75
2 AU Rashid 18 31 28.39 5.75 827.16 206.79
3 MM Ali 27 20 56.90 5.12 614.50 153.63
4 MJ Santner 14 10 60.40 4.64 564.05 141.01

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Shakib Al Hasan 138 205 24.35 4.16 884.82 221.21
2 RA Jadeja 88 116 32.15 4.82 774.77 193.69
3 Kuldeep Yadav 46 75 29.77 5.45 693.65 173.41
4 Mohammad Nabi 71 80 31.90 4.30 676.34 169.08
5 Shadab Khan 19 32 25.06 4.94 663.43 165.86
6 YS Chahal 28 46 29.00 5.09 662.09 165.52

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AU Rashid 101 152 32.99 5.63 923.20 923.20
2 A Zampa 52 85 28.41 5.45 874.74 874.74
3 MJ Santner 74 80 35.86 4.92 823.59 823.59
4 MM Ali 92 79 48.13 5.34 771.81 771.81

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Kuldeep Yadav 36 66 22.89 4.80 885.89 885.89
2 YS Chahal 41 75 25.99 5.40 865.21 865.21
3 Shakib Al Hasan 91 100 38.48 4.88 846.09 846.09
4 RA Jadeja 83 78 44.91 5.03 753.31 753.31
5 Mohammad Nabi 66 70 32.00 4.31 687.63 687.63
6 Shadab Khan 35 41 38.56 5.24 609.15 609.15

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the PRESENT ERA Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 AU Rashid 818.33 190.46 923.20 206.79 2,138.78 213.88
2 Kuldeep Yadav 898.42 179.16 885.89 173.41 2,136.88 213.69
3 A Zampa 820.58 196.59 874.74 233.75 2,125.66 212.57
4 Shakib Al Hasan 797.87 235.24 846.09 221.21 2,100.40 210.04
5 YS Chahal 871.22 173.34 865.21 165.52 2,075.29 207.53
6 RA Jadeja 762.52 204.50 753.31 193.69 1,914.02 191.40
7 MJ Santner 687.97 176.22 823.59 141.01 1,828.79 182.88
8 Mohammad Nabi 801.05 125.00 687.63 169.08 1,782.77 178.28
9 MM Ali 677.41 160.89 771.81 153.63 1,763.74 176.37
10 Shadab Khan 629.97 178.23 609.15 165.86 1,583.20 158.32

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And World Cup

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 25 consecutive innings of a bowlers against Top Teams such that his Rating Points are Maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. World Cup Rating gives points for performances in World Cups. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • WORLD CUP – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 RA Jadeja 25 42 24.62 4.59 963.86 481.93
2 AU Rashid 25 44 28.32 5.39 900.64 450.32
3 A Zampa 20 35 28.23 5.41 855.78 427.89
4 Shakib Al Hasan 25 36 27.17 4.17 838.72 419.36
5 Kuldeep Yadav 25 42 31.12 5.90 824.33 412.17
6 MJ Santner 25 31 30.19 4.65 799.92 399.96
7 MM Ali 25 29 36.55 5.30 740.07 370.03
8 Shadab Khan 15 23 27.48 5.00 702.37 351.19
9 YS Chahal 12 20 29.65 5.47 663.61 331.81
10 Mohammad Nabi 7 7 38.14 4.10 500.00 250.00

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Kuldeep Yadav 25 49 21.67 4.73 965.29 965.29
2 YS Chahal 25 47 23.62 4.89 930.26 930.26
3 AU Rashid 25 43 28.51 5.51 828.21 828.21
4 A Zampa 25 46 28.78 5.50 827.44 827.44
5 RA Jadeja 25 31 31.74 4.71 740.19 740.19
6 Shakib Al Hasan 25 33 35.09 4.95 723.46 723.46
7 Mohammad Nabi 25 26 34.50 4.54 678.44 678.44
8 MJ Santner 25 24 40.33 4.50 663.83 663.83
9 MM Ali 25 24 45.04 4.96 642.50 642.50
10 Shadab Khan 24 25 45.80 5.53 595.27 595.27

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Shakib Al Hasan 29 34 35.94 5.12 909.61 909.61
2 Mohammad Nabi 15 13 45.85 5.04 748.91 748.91
3 RA Jadeja 10 11 39.18 4.97 647.14 647.14
4 Shadab Khan 6 9 35.56 5.52 622.95 622.95
5 YS Chahal 8 12 36.83 5.97 622.08 622.08
6 AU Rashid 11 11 47.82 5.72 609.86 609.86
7 MJ Santner 9 6 53.83 4.82 594.89 594.89
8 MM Ali 9 9 47.89 5.32 589.35 589.35
9 Kuldeep Yadav 7 6 56.17 5.03 518.04 518.04
10 A Zampa 4 5 47.20 7.15 500.00 500.00

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the PRESENT ERA Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW WC TOT SEC RAT
1 Shakib Al Hasan 419.36 723.46 909.61 2,052.43 205.24
2 Kuldeep Yadav 412.17 965.29 518.04 1,895.50 189.55
3 AU Rashid 450.32 828.21 609.86 1,888.39 188.84
4 YS Chahal 331.81 930.26 622.08 1,884.15 188.41
5 RA Jadeja 481.93 740.19 647.14 1,869.26 186.93
6 A Zampa 427.89 827.44 500.00 1,755.34 175.53
7 Mohammad Nabi 250.00 678.44 748.91 1,677.35 167.73
8 MJ Santner 399.96 663.83 594.89 1,658.67 165.87
9 MM Ali 370.03 642.50 589.35 1,601.89 160.19
10 Shadab Khan 351.19 595.27 622.95 1,569.40 156.94

PRESENT ERA RATING

PRESENT ERA Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 449.67 210.04 205.24 864.95
2 Kuldeep Yadav IND 420.67 213.69 189.55 823.91
3 AU Rashid ENG 402.71 213.88 188.84 805.42
4 YS Chahal IND 409.13 207.53 188.41 805.07
5 A Zampa AUS 405.69 212.57 175.53 793.79
6 RA Jadeja IND 399.70 191.40 186.93 778.03
7 Mohammad Nabi AFG 367.86 178.28 167.73 713.87
8 MJ Santner NZ 358.15 182.88 165.87 706.90
9 MM Ali ENG 338.31 176.37 160.19 674.87
10 Shadab Khan PAK 341.31 158.32 156.94 656.57

TOP TEAMS


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


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