Top ODI Spin Bowler of the Decade (1980 – 1989)

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts & Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, Impact Inns
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 matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 25

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary 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

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS Abdul Qadir PAK 95 131 200.00
1 Abdul Qadir PAK 95 131 200.00
2 RJ Shastri IND 111 109 166.41
3 IVA Richards WI 116 108 164.89
4 JE Emburey ENG 58 75 114.50
5 Maninder Singh IND 55 65 99.24
6 RA Harper WI 62 55 83.97
7 VJ Marks ENG 32 44 67.18

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

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50
Min Wickets (TT) 50

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Abdul Qadir 95 3273 131 24.98 26.51 150.00
1 Abdul Qadir 95 3273 131 24.98 26.51 150.00
2 VJ Marks 32 1135 44 25.80 27.49 144.67
3 JE Emburey 58 2226 75 29.68 29.23 136.07
4 Maninder Singh 55 1959 65 30.14 32.24 123.37
5 IVA Richards 116 3837 108 35.53 34.66 114.75
6 RJ Shastri 111 3867 109 35.48 36.29 109.58
7 RA Harper 62 2185 55 39.73 38.97 102.06

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JE Emburey 55 2140 73 29.32 28.87 150.00
1 JE Emburey 55 2140 73 29.32 28.87 150.00
2 VJ Marks 29 1019 37 27.54 29.35 147.54
3 Abdul Qadir 77 2718 93 29.23 31.01 139.62
4 Maninder Singh 43 1618 53 30.53 32.65 132.61
5 IVA Richards 106 3510 95 36.95 36.04 120.13
6 RJ Shastri 96 3405 94 36.22 37.06 116.85
7 RA Harper 58 2102 51 41.22 40.43 107.11

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 All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS VJ Marks 32 1838 1135 3.71 3.89 150.00
1 VJ Marks 32 1838 1135 3.71 3.89 150.00
2 Maninder Singh 55 3025 1959 3.89 4.07 143.27
3 RA Harper 62 3300 2185 3.97 4.08 142.78
4 Abdul Qadir 95 4882 3273 4.02 4.20 138.70
5 JE Emburey 58 3281 2226 4.07 4.29 135.99
6 RJ Shastri 111 5504 3867 4.22 4.40 132.52
7 IVA Richards 116 5124 3837 4.49 4.60 126.75

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS VJ Marks 29 1664 1019 3.67 3.86 150.00
1 VJ Marks 29 1664 1019 3.67 3.86 150.00
2 RA Harper 58 3066 2102 4.11 4.23 136.75
3 Maninder Singh 43 2395 1618 4.05 4.25 136.19
4 Abdul Qadir 77 3997 2718 4.08 4.26 135.60
5 JE Emburey 55 3131 2140 4.10 4.32 133.87
6 RJ Shastri 96 4848 3405 4.21 4.40 131.46
7 IVA Richards 106 4632 3510 4.55 4.66 124.21

BEST BOWLING BY WKTS (NWT)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams in the 1980s. 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 Abdul Qadir 5/44 5/53 4/9 4/17 4/21 4.40 100.00
1 Abdul Qadir 5/44 5/53 4/9 4/17 4/21 4.40 100.00
2 IVA Richards 6/41 5/41 4/42 3/27 3/29 4.20 95.45
3 VJ Marks 5/20 5/39 3/30 3/35 3/50 3.80 86.36
4 JE Emburey 4/37 4/39 3/17 3/26 3/31 3.40 77.27
4 RJ Shastri 4/38 4/40 3/24 3/26 3/30 3.40 77.27
6 Maninder Singh 4/22 3/23 3/24 3/34 3/40 3.20 72.73
7 RA Harper 3/34 3/38 3/49 2/8 2/22 2.60 59.09

BEST BOWLING BY ECO (NWT)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak 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 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 12.0/21 7.2/13 10.0/19 6.0/13 1.73 100.00
1 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 12.0/21 7.2/13 10.0/19 6.0/13 1.73 100.00
2 RJ Shastri 9.3/14 10.0/17 10.0/17 7.0/13 5.0/10 1.79 96.83
3 RA Harper 9.0/8 10.0/15 10.0/18 10.0/22 9.0/21 1.80 96.12
4 JE Emburey 11.0/15 10.0/19 8.3/17 10.0/20 10.0/22 1.98 87.37
5 Maninder Singh 10.0/19 10.0/21 9.0/19 9.0/19 10.0/24 2.23 77.68
6 VJ Marks 6.0/12 10.0/20 10.0/25 10.0/27 10.0/27 2.53 68.30
7 IVA Richards 10.0/23 6.3/16 8.0/20 10.0/26 9.0/24 2.57 67.39

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 DECADES Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Abdul Qadir 200.00 289.62 274.30 100.00 100.00 963.92 481.96
2 JE Emburey 114.50 286.07 269.86 77.27 87.37 835.08 417.54
3 RJ Shastri 166.41 226.42 263.98 77.27 96.83 830.92 415.46
4 VJ Marks 67.18 292.21 300.00 86.36 68.30 814.04 407.02
5 IVA Richards 164.89 234.88 250.96 95.45 67.39 813.57 406.79
6 Maninder Singh 99.24 255.97 279.46 72.73 77.68 785.08 392.54
7 RA Harper 83.97 209.17 279.53 59.09 96.12 727.88 363.94

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 45 57 25.51 3.79 971.29 194.26
2 RJ Shastri 46 51 33.65 4.56 832.13 166.43
3 Maninder Singh 32 38 32.61 4.01 794.63 158.93
4 VJ Marks 9 15 23.27 3.49 790.05 158.01
5 IVA Richards 13 17 27.35 4.08 765.93 153.19
6 RA Harper 10 12 27.33 3.81 742.28 148.46
7 JE Emburey 14 17 32.00 3.82 737.54 147.51

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 50 74 24.58 4.23 903.92 723.14
2 JE Emburey 44 58 29.00 4.16 828.78 663.03
3 IVA Richards 103 91 37.05 4.56 823.14 658.52
4 RJ Shastri 65 58 37.09 3.98 784.15 627.32
5 VJ Marks 23 29 27.10 3.81 768.13 614.51
6 Maninder Singh 23 27 26.67 3.69 754.38 603.50
7 RA Harper 52 43 43.19 4.00 710.49 568.39

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 IVA Richards 34 31 33.42 4.61 860.18 172.04
2 RA Harper 31 23 47.00 3.92 768.20 153.64
3 JE Emburey 15 18 29.83 4.00 745.64 149.13
4 VJ Marks 6 7 31.29 4.38 537.72 107.54

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 66 97 23.04 4.01 988.32 197.66
2 Maninder Singh 52 63 28.75 3.83 851.40 170.28
3 RJ Shastri 79 77 36.35 4.39 822.94 164.59

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 JE Emburey 43 57 29.63 4.09 858.82 687.05
2 VJ Marks 26 37 24.76 3.57 849.70 679.76
3 IVA Richards 82 77 36.38 4.45 834.16 667.33
4 RA Harper 31 32 34.50 4.03 739.20 591.36

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 29 34 30.53 4.05 978.62 782.90
2 RJ Shastri 32 32 33.38 3.81 908.74 726.99
3 Maninder Singh 3 2 74.00 4.77 500.00 400.00

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Abdul Qadir 723.14 194.26 782.90 197.66 1,897.96 189.80
2 RJ Shastri 627.32 166.43 726.99 164.59 1,685.33 168.53
3 IVA Richards 658.52 153.19 667.33 172.04 1,651.07 165.11
4 JE Emburey 663.03 147.51 687.05 149.13 1,646.72 164.67
5 VJ Marks 614.51 158.01 679.76 107.54 1,559.82 155.98
6 RA Harper 568.39 148.46 591.36 153.64 1,461.85 146.18
7 Maninder Singh 603.50 158.93 400.00 170.28 1,332.71 133.27

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. 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:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 13 24 21.08 3.73 956.27 956.27
2 VJ Marks 7 13 18.92 3.15 779.23 779.23
3 Maninder Singh 7 14 20.00 4.00 660.50 660.50
4 RJ Shastri 11 11 32.82 4.08 554.00 554.00
5 JE Emburey 8 6 49.17 3.73 502.52 502.52
6 RA Harper 6 4 51.50 3.43 482.74 482.74
7 IVA Richards 10 4 54.75 3.98 369.37 369.37
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 20

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 50 76 22.92 3.86 992.34 992.34
2 JE Emburey 50 69 27.48 4.06 877.95 877.95
3 RJ Shastri 50 61 27.87 3.87 849.98 849.98
4 IVA Richards 50 56 28.21 4.42 801.86 801.86
5 Maninder Singh 50 59 30.31 3.90 798.49 798.49
6 VJ Marks 32 44 25.80 3.71 782.30 782.30
7 RA Harper 50 51 34.55 3.85 772.30 772.30
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Bowler takes equal to or more wickets than 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 30 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be less than 80% of the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 95 42 44.21 1,000.00 1,000.00
2 JE Emburey 58 24 41.38 873.67 873.67
3 RJ Shastri 111 39 35.14 864.54 864.54
4 Maninder Singh 55 22 40.00 847.19 847.19
5 VJ Marks 32 12 37.50 761.51 761.51
6 RA Harper 62 14 22.58 436.92 436.92
7 IVA Richards 116 15 12.93 306.47 306.47

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 Abdul Qadir 956.27 992.34 1,000.00 2,948.61 294.86
2 VJ Marks 779.23 782.30 761.51 2,323.04 232.30
3 Maninder Singh 660.50 798.49 847.19 2,306.18 230.62
4 RJ Shastri 554.00 849.98 864.54 2,268.53 226.85
5 JE Emburey 502.52 877.95 873.67 2,254.13 225.41
6 RA Harper 482.74 772.30 436.92 1,691.96 169.20
7 IVA Richards 369.37 801.86 306.47 1,477.69 147.77

DECADES RATING

DECADES Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 Abdul Qadir PAK 481.96 189.80 294.86 966.61
2 RJ Shastri IND 415.46 168.53 226.85 810.85
3 JE Emburey ENG 417.54 164.67 225.41 807.63
4 VJ Marks ENG 407.02 155.98 232.30 795.31
5 Maninder Singh IND 392.54 133.27 230.62 756.43
6 IVA Richards WI 406.79 165.11 147.77 719.66
7 RA Harper WI 363.94 146.18 169.20 679.32

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
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 BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG

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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