Top 10 Spin Bowlers In T20I World Cups

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Our T20 International (T20I) ratings take into account all matches from the first T20I match on February 17, 2005 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 10 Spin bowlers in World Cups in T20Is.

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

WC RATING

Points to note about WORLD CUP Rating:-

  • Qualifying round is the round in some editions of World Cup in which the main teams don’t play.
  • Matches in qualifying round are not considered in our rating.

THE CRITERIA


The WORLD CUP Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 200.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 200.00
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 (TT) 5

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shahid Afridi PAK 2006 2023 2014.5 34 39 200.00
1 Shahid Afridi PAK 2006 2023 2014.5 34 39 200.00
2 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 2012 23 36 184.62
3 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2014 2011 21 35 179.49
4 R Ashwin IND 2010 2022 2016 24 32 164.10
5 A Zampa AUS 2016 2024 2020 16 27 138.46
6 S Badree WI 2012 2018 2015 15 24 123.08
7 Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2024 2019.5 14 23 117.95
8 W Hasaranga SL 2019 2024 2021.5 12 22 112.82
9 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 2016 9 18 92.31
10 SP Narine WI 2012 2019 2015.5 12 15 76.92

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 15
Min Wickets (NWT) 10

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Imran Tahir 9 214 18 11.89 11.86 100.00
1 Imran Tahir 9 214 18 11.89 11.86 100.00
2 S Badree 15 326 24 13.58 13.63 87.02
3 A Zampa 16 358 27 13.26 13.78 86.08
4 W Hasaranga 12 301 22 13.68 14.43 82.21
5 Rashid Khan 14 339 23 14.74 14.80 80.14
6 BAW Mendis 21 526 35 15.03 16.60 71.43
7 SP Narine 12 231 15 15.40 16.61 71.39
8 Saeed Ajmal 23 607 36 16.86 17.87 66.36
9 R Ashwin 24 552 32 17.25 18.55 63.92
10 Shahid Afridi 34 907 39 23.26 24.82 47.78

Against Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Imran Tahir 7 169 12 14.08 14.05 100.00
1 Imran Tahir 7 169 12 14.08 14.05 100.00
2 A Zampa 14 315 23 13.70 14.23 98.72
3 W Hasaranga 11 276 20 13.80 14.55 96.55
4 S Badree 14 312 21 14.86 14.91 94.24
5 SP Narine 11 210 14 15.00 16.18 86.82
6 Rashid Khan 11 304 16 19.00 19.08 73.65
7 Saeed Ajmal 21 568 29 19.59 20.76 67.68
8 BAW Mendis 17 475 24 19.79 21.87 64.25
9 R Ashwin 19 440 21 20.95 22.54 62.34
10 Shahid Afridi 30 826 29 28.48 30.40 46.21

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 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SMSM Senanayake 5 102 83 4.88 5.04 150.00
1 SP Narine 12 268 231 5.17 5.37 140.78
2 S Badree 15 354 326 5.53 5.69 132.93
3 Imran Tahir 9 216 214 5.94 6.07 124.53
4 A Zampa 16 348 358 6.17 6.28 120.47
5 Rashid Khan 14 326 339 6.24 6.39 118.29
6 R Ashwin 24 510 552 6.49 6.68 113.20
7 W Hasaranga 12 272 301 6.64 6.71 112.82
8 Shahid Afridi 34 810 907 6.72 6.89 109.85
9 BAW Mendis 21 471 526 6.70 6.92 109.27
10 Saeed Ajmal 23 536 607 6.79 7.00 108.02

Against Non Weak Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SMSM Senanayake 5 102 83 4.88 5.04 150.00
1 SP Narine 11 244 210 5.16 5.37 140.99
2 S Badree 14 330 312 5.67 5.84 129.48
3 Imran Tahir 7 168 169 6.04 6.17 122.65
4 A Zampa 14 300 315 6.30 6.41 118.03
5 W Hasaranga 11 248 276 6.68 6.74 112.18
6 R Ashwin 19 390 440 6.77 6.97 108.60
7 Rashid Khan 11 264 304 6.91 7.08 106.82
8 Shahid Afridi 30 714 826 6.94 7.11 106.32
9 Saeed Ajmal 21 488 568 6.98 7.20 105.10
10 BAW Mendis 17 396 475 7.20 7.44 101.74

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


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 Saeed Ajmal 4/26 4/30 3/17 3/34 2/18 3.20 100.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 4/26 4/30 3/17 3/34 2/18 3.20 100.00
2 BAW Mendis 4/12 3/9 3/20 3/24 2/9 3.00 93.75
3 A Zampa 5/19 3/23 2/12 2/21 2/22 2.80 87.50
3 S Badree 4/15 3/10 3/12 2/16 2/27 2.80 87.50
5 R Ashwin 4/11 3/22 2/14 2/15 2/16 2.60 81.25
5 W Hasaranga 3/13 3/20 3/21 2/19 2/22 2.60 81.25
5 SP Narine 3/9 3/16 3/20 2/17 2/19 2.60 81.25
8 Rashid Khan 4/17 2/17 2/26 2/26 2/31 2.40 75.00
9 Shahid Afridi 3/18 2/16 2/23 2/27 2/29 2.20 68.75
10 Imran Tahir 3/26 2/13 2/27 2/27 1/18 2.00 62.50

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


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 12+ 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 BAW Mendis 4.0/9 3.0/9 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/19 3.32 200.00
1 BAW Mendis 4.0/9 3.0/9 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/19 3.32 200.00
2 S Badree 4.0/10 4.0/12 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.66 181.45
3 R Ashwin 3.2/11 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.0/12 4.0/16 3.82 173.80
4 SP Narine 3.4/9 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.28 155.02
5 Shahid Afridi 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/20 4.0/20 4.66 142.24
6 A Zampa 4.0/12 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.0/21 2.0/11 4.69 141.42
7 W Hasaranga 4.0/13 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.80 138.29
8 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.3/18 4.0/23 4.0/23 5.23 126.78
9 Rashid Khan 4.0/17 4.0/17 4.0/17 4.0/26 4.0/26 5.28 125.68
10 Imran Tahir 4.0/13 4.0/18 4.0/26 4.0/27 4.0/27 5.67 116.97

WORLD CUP RATING


The WORLD CUP (WC) 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 WC RAT
1 S Badree 123.08 181.26 262.42 87.50 181.45 835.70
2 BAW Mendis 179.49 135.69 211.01 93.75 200.00 819.94
3 A Zampa 138.46 184.80 238.50 87.50 141.42 790.69
4 R Ashwin 164.10 126.26 221.79 81.25 173.80 767.20
5 Saeed Ajmal 184.62 134.04 213.11 100.00 126.78 758.55
6 SP Narine 76.92 158.21 281.77 81.25 155.02 753.18
7 W Hasaranga 112.82 178.76 225.00 81.25 138.29 736.12
8 Shahid Afridi 200.00 93.99 216.17 68.75 142.24 721.15
9 Imran Tahir 92.31 200.00 247.18 62.50 116.97 718.96
10 Rashid Khan 117.95 153.79 225.11 75.00 125.68 697.53

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2000s PAK SA SL IND WI AUS NZ ENG
2010s IND SA PAK AUS ENG NZ SL WI BAN
2020s IND ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI BAN SL AFG


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