Top 20 Spin Bowlers At Home In ODI Cricket

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 20 Spin bowlers in matches At Home

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

HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of Spin bowlers in matches At Home. 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. It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan. All stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

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 PL Taylor AUS 1987 1992 1989.5 60 77 150.00
1 PL Taylor AUS 1987 1992 1989.5 60 77 150.00
2 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 1988 49 58 112.99
3 DL Underwood ENG 1973 1982 1977.5 13 18 35.06
4 G Miller ENG 1977 1984 1980.5 12 15 29.22
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shahid Afridi PAK 1996 2015 2005.5 143 167 200.00
1 Shahid Afridi PAK 1996 2015 2005.5 143 167 200.00
2 M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 2002 105 154 184.43
3 SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 1999 83 134 160.48
4 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2015 2006 120 129 154.49
5 A Kumble IND 1990 2007 1998.5 89 126 150.90
6 Abdur Razzak BAN 2004 2014 2009 79 122 146.11
7 ST Jayasuriya SL 1990 2011 2000.5 109 119 142.51
8 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2003 1999 63 115 137.72
9 UDU Chandana SL 1994 2007 2000.5 55 82 98.20
10 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2008 2015 2011.5 39 67 80.24
10 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2015 2011.5 40 67 80.24
12 GP Swann ENG 2000 2013 2006.5 39 62 74.25
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 2014 108 163 200.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 2014 108 163 200.00
2 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 2015 40 68 83.44
3 SP Narine WI 2011 2016 2013.5 34 57 69.94
4 MKPAD Perera SL 2017 2021 2019 21 45 55.21
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 34 1215 57 21.32 39.61 20.18 150.00
1 SP Narine 34 1215 57 21.32 39.61 20.18 150.00
2 GP Swann 39 1419 62 22.89 39.13 21.93 138.00
3 DL Underwood 13 350 18 19.44 32.30 22.58 134.07
4 Saqlain Mushtaq 63 2446 115 21.27 34.74 22.96 131.84
5 MKPAD Perera 21 978 45 21.73 35.07 23.24 130.25
6 Imran Tahir 40 1662 68 24.44 39.17 23.40 129.36
7 Saeed Ajmal 39 1472 67 21.97 34.70 23.74 127.49
8 G Miller 12 341 15 22.73 35.36 24.11 125.55
9 UDU Chandana 55 1904 82 23.22 34.62 25.15 120.35
10 BAW Mendis 40 1615 67 24.10 34.75 26.01 116.37
11 M Muralitharan 105 3793 154 24.63 35.02 26.38 114.75
12 Shakib Al Hasan 108 3771 163 23.13 32.68 26.55 114.01
13 SK Warne 83 3270 134 24.40 33.99 26.92 112.42
14 PL Taylor 60 2024 77 26.29 35.63 27.66 109.42
15 Abdur Razzak 79 3082 122 25.26 32.66 29.00 104.36
16 ST Jayasuriya 109 3369 119 28.31 35.39 30.00 100.90
17 Abdul Qadir 49 1600 58 27.59 34.01 30.42 99.50
18 A Kumble 89 3646 126 28.94 34.33 31.61 95.76
19 DL Vettori 120 4073 129 31.57 36.22 32.69 92.58
20 Shahid Afridi 143 5374 167 32.18 34.23 35.25 85.86

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS SP Narine 31 1091 52 20.98 39.61 19.86 150.00
1 SP Narine 31 1091 52 20.98 39.61 19.86 150.00
2 DL Underwood 11 303 17 17.82 32.30 20.69 143.96
3 GP Swann 37 1349 59 22.86 39.13 21.91 135.97
4 MKPAD Perera 19 870 40 21.75 35.07 23.26 128.10
5 Saeed Ajmal 37 1421 65 21.86 34.70 23.62 126.11
6 G Miller 11 340 15 22.67 35.36 24.04 123.95
7 BAW Mendis 33 1337 58 23.05 34.75 24.87 119.78
8 Saqlain Mushtaq 55 2167 94 23.05 34.74 24.88 119.73
9 UDU Chandana 41 1420 60 23.67 34.62 25.63 116.22
10 SK Warne 78 3096 125 24.77 33.99 27.33 109.02
11 Imran Tahir 34 1453 50 29.06 39.17 27.82 107.09
12 PL Taylor 59 2010 75 26.80 35.63 28.20 105.63
13 M Muralitharan 84 3121 117 26.68 35.02 28.57 104.29
14 ST Jayasuriya 97 2919 104 28.07 35.39 29.74 100.17
15 Abdul Qadir 49 1600 58 27.59 34.01 30.42 97.93
16 A Kumble 77 3216 106 30.34 34.33 33.14 89.90
17 Shakib Al Hasan 59 2250 74 30.41 32.68 34.89 85.38
18 DL Vettori 111 3783 107 35.36 36.22 36.61 81.38
19 Shahid Afridi 121 4603 129 35.68 34.23 39.09 76.22
20 Abdur Razzak 44 1891 50 37.82 32.66 43.42 68.61
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 34 1912 1215 3.81 5.08 3.38 150.00
1 SP Narine 34 1912 1215 3.81 5.08 3.38 150.00
2 DL Underwood 13 702 350 2.99 3.80 3.54 143.12
3 G Miller 12 618 341 3.31 4.14 3.59 141.04
4 M Muralitharan 105 5889 3793 3.86 4.60 3.78 133.96
5 Shakib Al Hasan 108 5648 3771 4.01 4.69 3.84 131.92
6 Saeed Ajmal 39 2175 1472 4.06 4.73 3.86 131.27
7 DL Vettori 120 6017 4073 4.06 4.69 3.89 130.17
8 GP Swann 39 1968 1419 4.33 4.95 3.93 128.92
9 Abdul Qadir 49 2497 1600 3.84 4.33 3.99 127.02
10 Imran Tahir 40 2143 1662 4.65 5.05 4.15 122.20
11 PL Taylor 60 3023 2024 4.02 4.32 4.19 121.05
12 SK Warne 83 4709 3270 4.17 4.46 4.21 120.50
13 Saqlain Mushtaq 63 3406 2446 4.31 4.52 4.29 118.20
14 Abdur Razzak 79 4185 3082 4.42 4.63 4.30 117.95
15 ST Jayasuriya 109 4543 3369 4.45 4.59 4.37 116.11
16 UDU Chandana 55 2593 1904 4.41 4.53 4.38 115.71
17 A Kumble 89 4914 3646 4.45 4.51 4.44 114.08
18 Shahid Afridi 143 7070 5374 4.56 4.60 4.46 113.59
19 BAW Mendis 40 2023 1615 4.79 4.82 4.47 113.30
20 MKPAD Perera 21 1087 978 5.40 4.94 4.91 103.15

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS SP Narine 31 1732 1091 3.78 5.08 3.35 150.00
1 SP Narine 31 1732 1091 3.78 5.08 3.35 150.00
2 G Miller 11 606 340 3.37 4.14 3.65 137.49
3 DL Underwood 11 576 303 3.16 3.80 3.74 134.46
4 M Muralitharan 84 4746 3121 3.95 4.60 3.86 130.06
5 GP Swann 37 1884 1349 4.30 4.95 3.91 128.69
6 Saeed Ajmal 37 2065 1421 4.13 4.73 3.93 127.98
7 DL Vettori 111 5517 3783 4.11 4.69 3.95 127.38
8 Abdul Qadir 49 2497 1600 3.84 4.33 3.99 125.91
9 Imran Tahir 34 1875 1453 4.65 5.05 4.15 121.23
10 Shakib Al Hasan 59 3096 2250 4.36 4.69 4.18 120.13
11 PL Taylor 59 3001 2010 4.02 4.32 4.19 119.95
12 SK Warne 78 4421 3096 4.20 4.46 4.24 118.45
13 Saqlain Mushtaq 55 3018 2167 4.31 4.52 4.29 117.19
14 ST Jayasuriya 97 3986 2919 4.39 4.59 4.31 116.55
15 BAW Mendis 33 1694 1337 4.74 4.82 4.42 113.60
16 UDU Chandana 41 1901 1420 4.48 4.53 4.46 112.75
17 A Kumble 77 4252 3216 4.54 4.51 4.53 110.93
18 Shahid Afridi 121 5924 4603 4.66 4.60 4.56 110.15
19 Abdur Razzak 44 2346 1891 4.84 4.63 4.70 106.82
20 MKPAD Perera 19 967 870 5.40 4.94 4.91 102.25
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 ST Jayasuriya 6/29 5/28 4/18 4/49 4/53 4.60 100.00
1 ST Jayasuriya 6/29 5/28 4/18 4/49 4/53 4.60 100.00
1 SP Narine 6/27 5/27 4/26 4/27 4/40 4.60 100.00
3 MKPAD Perera 6/29 6/54 4/19 3/44 3/50 4.40 95.65
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 5/20 5/44 4/17 4/26 4/47 4.40 95.65
3 Shahid Afridi 6/38 5/35 5/40 3/26 3/27 4.40 95.65
6 SK Warne 5/33 4/19 4/25 4/37 4/48 4.20 91.30
6 Saeed Ajmal 5/43 4/30 4/32 4/33 4/39 4.20 91.30
8 M Muralitharan 5/23 5/44 4/29 3/11 3/16 4.00 86.96
8 A Kumble 6/12 4/25 4/53 3/17 3/24 4.00 86.96
10 GP Swann 5/28 4/37 4/37 3/18 3/26 3.80 82.61
10 UDU Chandana 5/61 4/35 4/44 3/24 3/32 3.80 82.61
12 Abdul Qadir 4/9 4/17 4/31 3/30 3/31 3.60 78.26
13 DL Vettori 4/20 4/24 3/17 3/21 3/33 3.40 73.91
13 BAW Mendis 4/10 4/51 3/21 3/33 3/35 3.40 73.91
15 Shakib Al Hasan 4/41 3/27 3/32 3/33 3/47 3.20 69.57
15 PL Taylor 4/38 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/29 3.20 69.57
17 Abdur Razzak 3/21 3/33 3/35 3/36 3/52 3.00 65.22
17 Imran Tahir 3/26 3/26 3/46 3/50 3/53 3.00 65.22
19 G Miller 3/27 3/32 2/24 2/27 2/44 2.40 52.17
19 DL Underwood 3/27 3/29 3/30 2/30 1/16 2.40 52.17
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 M Muralitharan 9.0/11 10.0/15 8.0/14 8.1/16 10.0/22 1.69 100.00
1 M Muralitharan 9.0/11 10.0/15 8.0/14 8.1/16 10.0/22 1.69 100.00
2 DL Vettori 5.2/7 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/21 8.0/17 1.90 88.87
3 SP Narine 7.0/13 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/24 10.0/25 1.94 87.06
4 Saeed Ajmal 8.0/15 10.0/19 10.0/20 7.2/18 10.0/26 2.06 82.26
5 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 7.2/13 9.0/21 8.0/19 10.0/26 2.06 82.07
6 ST Jayasuriya 5.0/9 6.2/13 10.0/23 6.0/14 8.0/19 2.17 78.07
7 SK Warne 10.0/19 10.0/19 6.0/13 10.0/25 10.0/25 2.22 76.28
8 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/22 10.0/27 10.0/27 2.24 75.34
9 Saqlain Mushtaq 9.0/13 7.3/17 8.0/20 10.0/26 10.0/26 2.28 74.12
10 Imran Tahir 9.2/21 10.0/26 10.0/26 8.5/26 8.4/27 2.40 70.51
11 A Kumble 6.1/12 8.0/17 10.0/24 6.0/16 10.0/28 2.41 70.15
12 BAW Mendis 7.0/14 10.0/22 9.0/21 6.1/18 10.0/34 2.41 70.04
13 PL Taylor 10.0/22 10.0/24 9.0/23 10.0/27 8.0/22 2.62 64.61
14 Abdur Razzak 10.0/21 10.0/26 10.0/27 10.0/32 10.0/32 2.68 62.99
15 GP Swann 10.0/28 9.0/26 10.0/31 10.0/31 10.0/32 2.75 61.60
16 UDU Chandana 10.0/20 10.0/23 7.0/22 10.0/33 10.0/33 2.77 61.01
17 G Miller 11.0/24 11.0/27 11.0/27 10.0/29 11.0/32 2.79 60.51
18 Shahid Afridi 8.0/21 9.3/27 5.0/15 10.0/30 6.5/21 2.84 59.63
19 DL Underwood 11.0/21 12.0/30 11.0/29 11.0/29 10.0/27 2.93 57.76
20 MKPAD Perera 6.1/19 9.0/29 10.0/38 7.0/27 10.0/39 3.28 51.53
HM Rating

The HOME (HM) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RATING


RANK BOWLER PRO CON C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE HM RAT
1 SP Narine 69.94 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 87.06 857.00
2 M Muralitharan 184.43 114.75 104.29 133.96 130.06 86.96 100.00 854.45
3 Shakib Al Hasan 200.00 114.01 85.38 131.92 120.13 69.57 75.34 796.34
4 Saqlain Mushtaq 137.72 131.84 119.73 118.20 117.19 95.65 74.12 794.46
5 SK Warne 160.48 112.42 109.02 120.50 118.45 91.30 76.28 788.46
6 Saeed Ajmal 80.24 127.49 126.11 131.27 127.98 91.30 82.26 766.65
7 ST Jayasuriya 142.51 100.90 100.17 116.11 116.55 100.00 78.07 754.31
8 GP Swann 74.25 138.00 135.97 128.92 128.69 82.61 61.60 750.04
9 DL Vettori 154.49 92.58 81.38 130.17 127.38 73.91 88.87 748.79
10 Shahid Afridi 200.00 85.86 76.22 113.59 110.15 95.65 59.63 741.11
11 PL Taylor 150.00 109.42 105.63 121.05 119.95 69.57 64.61 740.22
12 Abdul Qadir 112.99 99.50 97.93 127.02 125.91 78.26 82.07 723.68
13 A Kumble 150.90 95.76 89.90 114.08 110.93 86.96 70.15 718.69
14 UDU Chandana 98.20 120.35 116.22 115.71 112.75 82.61 61.01 706.85
15 DL Underwood 35.06 134.07 143.96 143.12 134.46 52.17 57.76 700.60
16 Imran Tahir 83.44 129.36 107.09 122.20 121.23 65.22 70.51 699.02
17 BAW Mendis 80.24 116.37 119.78 113.30 113.60 73.91 70.04 687.25
18 Abdur Razzak 146.11 104.36 68.61 117.95 106.82 65.22 62.99 672.05
19 G Miller 29.22 125.55 123.95 141.04 137.49 52.17 60.51 669.94
20 MKPAD Perera 55.21 130.25 128.10 103.15 102.25 95.65 51.53 666.15

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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