Top 20 ODI Spin Bowlers In Top Form At Home

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 their Top Form At Home

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

TOP FORM – HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of Spin bowlers in their Top Form 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. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler such that his overall points are maximum.

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 INNS WKTS RAT
TS PL Taylor AUS 1988-01-14 1991-01-10 30 44 160.00
1 PL Taylor AUS 1988-01-14 1991-01-10 30 44 160.00
2 Abdul Qadir PAK 1985-11-29 1989-03-23 30 43 156.36
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1996-11-01 1999-04-07 30 69 200.00
1 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1996-11-01 1999-04-07 30 69 200.00
2 M Muralitharan SL 2000-07-09 2004-02-20 30 64 185.51
3 SK Warne AUS 1993-12-09 1997-01-16 30 62 179.71
4 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009-05-03 2013-12-27 30 60 173.91
5 Abdur Razzak BAN 2006-03-20 2009-11-03 30 58 168.12
6 A Kumble IND 1995-11-18 1999-03-24 30 57 165.22
7 GP Swann ENG 2008-06-21 2012-06-16 30 53 153.62
8 Shahid Afridi PAK 2009-04-22 2013-11-11 30 51 147.83
9 Ajantha Mendis SL 2008-08-18 2014-07-06 30 50 144.93
10 UDU Chandana SL 1996-08-30 2003-11-18 30 49 142.03
11 DL Vettori NZ 2006-02-18 2010-03-09 30 45 130.43
12 ST Jayasuriya SL 1992-12-12 1997-07-18 30 42 121.74
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS AU Rashid ENG 2015-06-20 2018-06-21 30 56 180.00
1 AU Rashid ENG 2015-06-20 2018-06-21 30 56 180.00
2 SP Narine WI 2012-03-16 2016-06-13 30 53 170.36
2 RA Jadeja IND 2009-12-21 2013-11-21 30 53 170.36
4 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2008-03-18 2010-12-03 30 51 163.93
5 Imran Tahir SA 2016-02-06 2019-03-16 30 50 160.71
6 MKPAD Perera SL 2017-06-30 2021-09-04 21 45 144.64
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 M Muralitharan 30 856 64 13.38 37.66 13.32 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 30 856 64 13.38 37.66 13.32 150.00
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 30 1118 69 16.20 37.44 16.23 123.09
3 SK Warne 30 1076 62 17.35 36.75 17.71 112.81
4 SP Narine 30 1037 53 19.57 41.42 17.71 112.78
5 GP Swann 30 1031 53 19.45 39.69 18.38 108.70
6 Saeed Ajmal 30 1164 60 19.40 38.03 19.13 104.43
7 A Kumble 30 1140 57 20.00 37.14 20.19 98.93
8 Abdur Razzak 30 1087 58 18.74 34.39 20.44 97.76
9 UDU Chandana 30 1000 49 20.41 37.37 20.48 97.57
10 DL Vettori 30 933 45 20.73 37.82 20.56 97.18
11 Shakib Al Hasan 30 995 51 19.51 35.32 20.72 96.44
12 MKPAD Perera 21 978 45 21.73 37.87 21.52 92.84
13 RA Jadeja 30 1221 53 23.04 38.00 22.74 87.87
14 Imran Tahir 30 1236 50 24.72 40.72 22.77 87.76
15 Abdul Qadir 30 984 43 22.88 36.45 23.54 84.86
16 Ajantha Mendis 30 1162 50 23.24 36.77 23.70 84.28
17 PL Taylor 30 1025 44 23.30 36.25 24.10 82.89
18 ST Jayasuriya 30 1029 42 24.50 38.06 24.14 82.76
19 Shahid Afridi 30 1272 51 24.94 37.30 25.07 79.68
20 AU Rashid 30 1483 56 26.48 39.44 25.18 79.35

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS M Muralitharan 24 721 48 15.02 37.66 14.96 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 24 721 48 15.02 37.66 14.96 150.00
2 SP Narine 27 913 48 19.02 41.42 17.22 130.29
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 23 879 50 17.58 37.44 17.61 127.41
4 SK Warne 28 1026 59 17.39 36.75 17.75 126.43
5 Saeed Ajmal 29 1132 60 18.87 38.03 18.60 120.60
6 GP Swann 29 1010 51 19.80 39.69 18.71 119.92
7 UDU Chandana 22 702 35 20.06 37.37 20.12 111.49
8 MKPAD Perera 19 870 40 21.75 37.87 21.53 104.19
9 ST Jayasuriya 27 897 41 21.88 38.06 21.56 104.08
10 DL Vettori 27 848 38 22.32 37.82 22.13 101.40
11 A Kumble 24 974 44 22.14 37.14 22.35 100.38
12 Ajantha Mendis 26 1025 45 22.78 36.77 23.23 96.57
13 RA Jadeja 24 970 41 23.66 38.00 23.35 96.10
14 Abdul Qadir 30 984 43 22.88 36.45 23.54 95.30
15 PL Taylor 30 1025 44 23.30 36.25 24.10 93.10
16 Shakib Al Hasan 16 604 25 24.16 35.32 25.65 87.46
17 Imran Tahir 27 1145 40 28.63 40.72 26.36 85.11
18 AU Rashid 24 1214 43 28.23 39.44 26.84 83.58
19 Shahid Afridi 29 1236 46 26.87 37.30 27.01 83.06
20 Abdur Razzak 13 535 18 29.72 34.39 32.41 69.23
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 M Muralitharan 30 1673 856 3.07 4.67 2.96 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 30 1673 856 3.07 4.67 2.96 150.00
2 SP Narine 30 1672 1037 3.72 5.09 3.29 134.81
3 Shakib Al Hasan 30 1667 995 3.58 4.80 3.36 131.95
4 DL Vettori 30 1527 933 3.67 4.74 3.48 127.38
5 SK Warne 30 1709 1076 3.78 4.55 3.74 118.67
6 Abdul Qadir 30 1604 984 3.68 4.37 3.79 117.08
7 GP Swann 30 1470 1031 4.21 4.96 3.81 116.23
8 Saeed Ajmal 30 1681 1164 4.15 4.89 3.82 116.01
9 Abdur Razzak 30 1627 1087 4.01 4.70 3.84 115.48
10 Saqlain Mushtaq 30 1646 1118 4.08 4.60 3.99 111.15
11 A Kumble 30 1688 1140 4.05 4.57 3.99 111.14
12 RA Jadeja 30 1647 1221 4.45 4.95 4.04 109.68
13 Ajantha Mendis 30 1592 1162 4.38 4.85 4.06 109.19
14 Imran Tahir 30 1611 1236 4.60 5.06 4.09 108.31
15 PL Taylor 30 1536 1025 4.00 4.36 4.13 107.39
16 UDU Chandana 30 1406 1000 4.27 4.63 4.14 106.99
17 Shahid Afridi 30 1719 1272 4.44 4.73 4.22 105.01
18 ST Jayasuriya 30 1391 1029 4.44 4.67 4.28 103.67
19 AU Rashid 30 1656 1483 5.37 5.04 4.79 92.47
20 MKPAD Perera 21 1087 978 5.40 4.98 4.87 90.97

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS M Muralitharan 24 1406 721 3.08 4.67 2.96 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 24 1406 721 3.08 4.67 2.96 150.00
2 SP Narine 27 1492 913 3.67 5.09 3.24 136.94
3 DL Vettori 27 1377 848 3.69 4.74 3.51 126.67
4 Shakib Al Hasan 16 906 604 4.00 4.80 3.75 118.41
5 Abdul Qadir 30 1604 984 3.68 4.37 3.79 117.34
6 GP Swann 29 1446 1010 4.19 4.96 3.80 116.98
7 SK Warne 28 1595 1026 3.86 4.55 3.82 116.42
8 Saeed Ajmal 29 1621 1132 4.19 4.89 3.85 115.29
9 Saqlain Mushtaq 23 1306 879 4.04 4.60 3.95 112.42
10 UDU Chandana 22 1021 702 4.13 4.63 4.01 110.93
11 RA Jadeja 24 1293 970 4.50 4.95 4.09 108.63
12 Imran Tahir 27 1485 1145 4.63 5.06 4.11 108.02
13 PL Taylor 30 1536 1025 4.00 4.36 4.13 107.63
14 Ajantha Mendis 26 1377 1025 4.47 4.85 4.14 107.31
15 ST Jayasuriya 27 1229 897 4.38 4.67 4.22 105.31
16 Shahid Afridi 29 1659 1236 4.47 4.73 4.25 104.53
17 A Kumble 24 1348 974 4.34 4.57 4.27 104.11
18 Abdur Razzak 13 708 535 4.53 4.70 4.34 102.33
19 AU Rashid 24 1338 1214 5.44 5.04 4.86 91.48
20 MKPAD Perera 19 967 870 5.40 4.98 4.87 91.18
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 SP Narine 6/27 5/27 4/26 4/27 4/40 4.60 100.00
1 SP Narine 6/27 5/27 4/26 4/27 4/40 4.60 100.00
2 MKPAD Perera 6/29 6/54 4/19 3/44 3/50 4.40 95.65
3 SK Warne 5/33 4/19 4/25 4/37 4/52 4.20 91.30
3 Saeed Ajmal 5/43 4/30 4/32 4/33 4/39 4.20 91.30
5 M Muralitharan 5/23 5/44 4/29 3/11 3/16 4.00 86.96
5 Shahid Afridi 6/38 5/35 3/26 3/27 3/37 4.00 86.96
7 GP Swann 5/28 4/37 4/37 3/18 3/26 3.80 82.61
7 ST Jayasuriya 6/29 4/49 4/53 3/33 2/28 3.80 82.61
9 Saqlain Mushtaq 5/44 4/26 3/13 3/23 3/31 3.60 78.26
9 AU Rashid 4/41 4/47 4/59 3/47 3/70 3.60 78.26
9 Abdul Qadir 4/9 4/17 4/31 3/30 3/31 3.60 78.26
12 UDU Chandana 4/35 4/44 3/24 3/32 3/35 3.40 73.91
12 RA Jadeja 4/32 4/33 3/19 3/34 3/39 3.40 73.91
12 A Kumble 4/25 4/53 3/17 3/35 3/42 3.40 73.91
12 Ajantha Mendis 4/10 4/51 3/21 3/35 3/35 3.40 73.91
16 PL Taylor 4/38 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/36 3.20 69.57
17 Imran Tahir 3/26 3/26 3/46 3/50 3/53 3.00 65.22
18 DL Vettori 4/20 3/33 3/42 2/7 2/16 2.80 60.87
18 Shakib Al Hasan 4/41 3/32 3/54 2/20 2/22 2.80 60.87
20 Abdur Razzak 3/33 3/35 3/36 2/32 2/59 2.60 56.52
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 8.1/16 9.4/23 8.0/21 1.85 100.00
1 M Muralitharan 9.0/11 10.0/15 8.1/16 9.4/23 8.0/21 1.85 100.00
2 SP Narine 7.0/13 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/24 10.0/25 1.94 95.36
3 DL Vettori 5.2/7 10.0/20 10.0/23 10.0/25 6.1/16 2.08 88.71
4 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 9.0/21 8.0/19 10.0/26 10.0/26 2.21 83.54
5 RA Jadeja 7.0/12 10.0/19 10.0/29 6.2/19 10.0/31 2.31 80.06
6 Imran Tahir 9.2/21 10.0/26 10.0/26 8.5/26 8.4/27 2.39 77.20
7 Saeed Ajmal 8.0/15 7.2/18 10.0/26 10.0/30 10.0/30 2.41 76.49
8 SK Warne 10.0/19 10.0/25 10.0/27 10.0/28 10.0/29 2.53 72.95
9 Ajantha Mendis 7.0/14 10.0/22 9.0/21 10.0/34 10.0/35 2.54 72.72
10 Shakib Al Hasan 10.0/20 10.0/22 10.0/30 10.0/32 8.0/27 2.56 72.13
11 Saqlain Mushtaq 9.0/13 10.0/26 7.5/23 10.0/30 10.0/31 2.57 71.85
12 PL Taylor 10.0/22 10.0/24 10.0/27 8.0/22 9.0/26 2.65 69.57
13 UDU Chandana 10.0/20 10.0/23 7.0/22 10.0/33 5.0/17 2.66 69.46
14 GP Swann 10.0/28 9.0/26 10.0/31 10.0/31 10.0/32 2.74 67.46
15 A Kumble 8.0/17 6.0/16 8.2/25 10.0/30 10.0/35 2.86 64.57
16 ST Jayasuriya 10.0/28 9.5/29 10.0/33 10.0/33 5.0/17 3.01 61.38
17 Shahid Afridi 9.3/27 10.0/31 10.0/33 10.0/35 10.0/36 3.11 59.34
18 Abdur Razzak 10.0/27 10.0/32 10.0/33 10.0/36 9.0/35 3.19 57.97
19 MKPAD Perera 6.1/19 9.0/29 10.0/38 7.0/27 10.0/39 3.25 56.75
20 AU Rashid 10.0/34 10.0/36 10.0/36 10.0/41 10.0/41 3.35 55.05
TF HM Rating

The TOP FORM – HOME (TF 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 TF HM RAT
1 M Muralitharan 185.51 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 86.96 100.00 972.46
2 SP Narine 170.36 112.78 130.29 134.81 136.94 100.00 95.36 880.55
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 200.00 123.09 127.41 111.15 112.42 78.26 71.85 824.19
4 SK Warne 179.71 112.81 126.43 118.67 116.42 91.30 72.95 818.29
5 Saeed Ajmal 173.91 104.43 120.60 116.01 115.29 91.30 76.49 798.04
6 GP Swann 153.62 108.70 119.92 116.23 116.98 82.61 67.46 765.52
7 Abdul Qadir 156.36 84.86 95.30 117.08 117.34 78.26 83.54 732.74
8 DL Vettori 130.43 97.18 101.40 127.38 126.67 60.87 88.71 732.65
9 Shakib Al Hasan 163.93 96.44 87.46 131.95 118.41 60.87 72.13 731.19
10 RA Jadeja 170.36 87.87 96.10 109.68 108.63 73.91 80.06 726.62
11 A Kumble 165.22 98.93 100.38 111.14 104.11 73.91 64.57 718.25
12 UDU Chandana 142.03 97.57 111.49 106.99 110.93 73.91 69.46 712.38
13 Imran Tahir 160.71 87.76 85.11 108.31 108.02 65.22 77.20 692.33
14 PL Taylor 160.00 82.89 93.10 107.39 107.63 69.57 69.57 690.15
15 Ajantha Mendis 144.93 84.28 96.57 109.19 107.31 73.91 72.72 688.92
16 MKPAD Perera 144.64 92.84 104.19 90.97 91.18 95.65 56.75 676.23
17 Abdur Razzak 168.12 97.76 69.23 115.48 102.33 56.52 57.97 667.40
18 Shahid Afridi 147.83 79.68 83.06 105.01 104.53 86.96 59.34 666.41
19 ST Jayasuriya 121.74 82.76 104.08 103.67 105.31 82.61 61.38 661.54
20 AU Rashid 180.00 79.35 83.58 92.47 91.48 78.26 55.05 660.19

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 BAN NZ PAK IND AUS SA ENG SL


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