Top 15 ODI Spin Bowlers In Top Form

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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. Most of our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. Brief explanation of the ratings is given before each section (Detailed Explanation). So, here are the Top 15 Spin bowlers in their Top Form in ODIs.

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

TF RATING

Points to note about TOP FORM Rating:-

  • 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.

THE CRITERIA


The TOP FORM Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 300.00
Consistent Average 200.00
Economic Strike Rate 200.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 150.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 150.00
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.
  • 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:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine Non Weak Teams.
  • The Non Weak Teams are calculated by decades.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in NWT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (NWT) 25

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Abdul Qadir PAK 1983-06-11 1987-10-08 50 76 270.00
1 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983-06-11 1987-10-08 50 76 270.00
2 JE Emburey ENG 1981-02-26 1989-05-25 50 69 245.13
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1996-09-21 1998-01-18 50 105 300.00
1 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1996-09-21 1998-01-18 50 105 300.00
2 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2011-11-11 2013-12-25 50 97 277.14
3 M Muralitharan SL 2000-07-14 2002-09-27 50 92 262.86
4 SK Warne AUS 1993-03-24 1996-02-27 50 85 242.86
5 A Kumble IND 1994-11-05 1997-04-27 50 84 240.00
5 BAW Mendis SL 2008-06-29 2014-02-28 50 84 240.00
7 SP Narine WI 2012-03-18 2016-06-05 50 76 217.14
8 GP Swann ENG 2007-10-01 2011-09-06 50 75 214.29
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS A Zampa AUS 2019-03-10 2023-11-04 50 99 290.00
1 A Zampa AUS 2019-03-10 2023-11-04 50 99 290.00
2 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017-06-25 2019-12-18 50 95 278.28
3 AU Rashid ENG 2016-06-24 2019-05-08 50 93 272.42
4 YS Chahal IND 2017-12-13 2022-07-27 50 92 269.49
4 Imran Tahir SA 2011-02-24 2016-06-15 50 92 269.49

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 R Ave

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50

Against Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS M Muralitharan 50 1543 92 16.77 17.59 200.00
1 M Muralitharan 50 1543 92 16.77 17.59 200.00
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 50 1924 105 18.32 18.83 186.84
3 Saeed Ajmal 50 1884 97 19.42 20.14 174.73
4 Imran Tahir 50 2142 92 23.28 21.44 164.14
5 SK Warne 50 1848 85 21.74 22.26 158.04
6 A Kumble 50 1870 84 22.26 22.86 153.88
7 SP Narine 50 1800 76 23.68 22.90 153.64
8 A Zampa 50 2511 99 25.36 23.15 152.00
9 Kuldeep Yadav 50 2269 95 23.88 23.34 150.73
10 GP Swann 50 1828 75 24.37 23.53 149.53
11 AU Rashid 50 2408 93 25.89 24.03 146.41
12 Abdul Qadir 50 1742 76 22.92 24.28 144.92
13 YS Chahal 50 2462 92 26.76 25.16 139.87
14 BAW Mendis 50 2025 84 24.11 25.43 138.37
15 JE Emburey 50 1896 69 27.48 27.07 129.97

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 Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS M Muralitharan 50 2867 1543 3.23 3.19 200.00
1 M Muralitharan 50 2867 1543 3.23 3.19 200.00
2 SP Narine 50 2676 1800 4.04 3.65 174.37
3 Saeed Ajmal 50 2793 1884 4.05 3.83 166.31
4 SK Warne 50 2842 1848 3.90 3.87 164.71
5 Abdul Qadir 50 2708 1742 3.86 4.03 158.12
6 A Kumble 50 2732 1870 4.11 4.07 156.64
7 GP Swann 50 2436 1828 4.50 4.09 155.84
8 Saqlain Mushtaq 50 2774 1924 4.16 4.13 154.44
9 Imran Tahir 50 2691 2142 4.78 4.26 149.69
10 JE Emburey 50 2804 1896 4.06 4.26 149.63
11 Kuldeep Yadav 50 2712 2269 5.02 4.42 144.17
12 BAW Mendis 50 2587 2025 4.70 4.43 143.77
13 A Zampa 50 2763 2511 5.45 4.65 137.13
14 AU Rashid 50 2648 2408 5.46 4.74 134.46
15 YS Chahal 50 2705 2462 5.46 4.78 133.39

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. 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 M Muralitharan 7/30 5/9 5/30 5/44 4/29 5.20 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 7/30 5/9 5/30 5/44 4/29 5.20 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 7/45 5/45 4/26 4/28 4/38 4.80 138.46
3 SP Narine 6/27 5/27 4/26 4/27 4/37 4.60 132.69
3 YS Chahal 6/42 5/22 4/17 4/46 4/47 4.60 132.69
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 5/29 5/44 5/45 4/17 4/26 4.60 132.69
6 Abdul Qadir 5/44 5/53 4/9 4/17 4/21 4.40 126.92
6 BAW Mendis 6/13 4/10 4/46 4/47 4/51 4.40 126.92
6 Saeed Ajmal 5/24 5/43 4/30 4/32 4/39 4.40 126.92
6 Kuldeep Yadav 6/25 4/23 4/39 4/45 4/57 4.40 126.92
10 AU Rashid 5/85 4/36 4/41 4/43 4/47 4.20 121.15
10 A Zampa 5/35 4/31 4/38 4/43 4/45 4.20 121.15
12 GP Swann 5/28 4/34 4/37 4/37 3/18 4.00 115.38
12 SK Warne 4/19 4/25 4/34 4/36 4/40 4.00 115.38
14 A Kumble 4/12 4/25 4/40 3/17 3/32 3.60 103.85
15 JE Emburey 4/37 4/39 3/17 3/26 3/31 3.40 98.08

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 M Muralitharan 10.0/9 10.0/9 6.0/6 9.0/11 8.0/12 1.08 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 10.0/9 10.0/9 6.0/6 9.0/11 8.0/12 1.08 150.00
2 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 12.0/21 7.2/13 10.0/19 6.0/13 1.73 93.64
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 7.0/9 9.0/13 8.0/13 9.0/17 10.0/26 1.80 89.95
4 Saeed Ajmal 7.0/6 8.0/15 10.0/20 6.0/13 9.4/24 1.82 89.09
5 JE Emburey 11.0/15 10.0/19 8.3/17 10.0/22 10.0/22 2.01 80.30
6 SP Narine 7.0/13 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/25 10.0/26 2.02 79.97
7 BAW Mendis 8.0/13 7.0/14 10.0/22 9.0/21 9.4/24 2.03 79.63
8 SK Warne 10.0/18 10.0/19 10.0/21 10.0/25 10.0/27 2.18 74.15
9 A Kumble 7.0/12 8.0/17 8.5/22 6.0/16 10.0/29 2.39 67.76
10 Kuldeep Yadav 10.0/25 9.0/23 10.0/31 6.0/20 10.0/34 2.60 62.16
11 GP Swann 10.0/27 10.0/28 9.0/26 10.0/29 10.0/31 2.61 61.90
12 A Zampa 10.0/21 10.0/29 10.0/36 10.0/38 10.0/38 2.76 58.59
13 Imran Tahir 10.0/28 10.0/29 8.2/26 9.0/32 10.0/36 2.84 56.89
14 AU Rashid 10.0/32 10.0/34 10.0/34 9.0/31 10.0/36 2.96 54.65
15 YS Chahal 8.2/22 10.0/38 8.0/31 10.0/40 10.0/41 3.25 49.81

TOP FORM RATING


The TOP FORM (TF) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE TF RAT
1 M Muralitharan 262.86 200.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 962.86
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 300.00 186.84 154.44 132.69 89.95 863.92
3 Saeed Ajmal 277.14 174.73 166.31 126.92 89.09 834.20
4 Abdul Qadir 270.00 144.92 158.12 126.92 93.64 793.61
5 Imran Tahir 269.49 164.14 149.69 138.46 56.89 778.68
6 Kuldeep Yadav 278.28 150.73 144.17 126.92 62.16 762.28
7 A Zampa 290.00 152.00 137.13 121.15 58.59 758.87
8 SP Narine 217.14 153.64 174.37 132.69 79.97 757.80
9 SK Warne 242.86 158.04 164.71 115.38 74.15 755.15
10 AU Rashid 272.42 146.41 134.46 121.15 54.65 729.10
11 BAW Mendis 240.00 138.37 143.77 126.92 79.63 728.69
12 YS Chahal 269.49 139.87 133.39 132.69 49.81 725.25
13 A Kumble 240.00 153.88 156.64 103.85 67.76 722.13
14 JE Emburey 245.13 129.97 149.63 98.08 80.30 703.12
15 GP Swann 214.29 149.53 155.84 115.38 61.90 696.94

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


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