Top 10 Asian Fast Bowlers In T20Is Outside Asia

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. 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 10 Asian Fast bowlers in matches Outside Asia

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2022-07-28

A O A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Asian Fast bowlers in matches Outside Asia. 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 Teams (TT)

Top Teams play an integral part in our T20I 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 matches of ICC World Cup 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 Trent Boult has taken 100 wkts, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Dale Steyn, has taken 50 wkts.
  • If the rating is out of 200, Boult will get the full points (pts), that is 200.
  • The points of Steyn are calculated as His Wkts/Boult’s Wkts*200. This comes out to be 100.
  • 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) 15
Min Balls (TS ECO) 200

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS SL Malinga SL 2006 2020 37 48 200.00
1 SL Malinga SL 2006 2020 37 48 200.00
2 Umar Gul PAK 2007 2016 29 47 195.83
3 Mohammad Aamer PAK 2009 2020 32 34 141.67
4 Hasan Ali PAK 2016 2022 25 30 125.00
5 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 20 28 116.67
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 24 25 104.17
7 KMDN Kulasekara SL 2008 2017 18 23 95.83
8 PVD Chameera SL 2015 2022 12 17 70.83
9 Abdul Razzaq PAK 2006 2013 15 15 62.50
10 AD Mathews SL 2009 2021 19 14 58.33
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.
  • 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 Umar Gul 29 617 47 13.13 27.00 12.88 150.00
1 Umar Gul 29 617 47 13.13 27.00 12.88 150.00
2 SL Malinga 37 915 48 19.06 27.60 18.30 105.58
3 JJ Bumrah 20 542 28 19.36 27.05 18.97 101.89
4 PVD Chameera 12 347 17 20.41 28.34 19.08 101.26
5 Abdul Razzaq 15 290 15 19.33 26.76 19.14 100.94
6 KMDN Kulasekara 18 484 23 21.04 27.26 20.45 94.48
7 Hasan Ali 25 682 30 22.73 26.35 22.86 84.52
8 AD Mathews 19 355 14 25.36 28.33 23.72 81.47
9 Mohammad Aamer 32 838 34 24.65 26.54 24.61 78.52
10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 24 614 25 24.56 25.71 25.32 76.32

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Umar Gul 22 509 37 13.76 27.00 13.50 150.00
1 Umar Gul 22 509 37 13.76 27.00 13.50 150.00
2 Abdul Razzaq 14 272 15 18.13 26.76 17.96 112.78
3 PVD Chameera 12 347 17 20.41 28.34 19.08 106.11
4 KMDN Kulasekara 16 414 21 19.71 27.26 19.16 105.68
5 SL Malinga 33 869 43 20.21 27.60 19.40 104.36
6 JJ Bumrah 16 465 21 22.14 27.05 21.70 93.34
7 AD Mathews 18 332 14 23.71 28.33 22.18 91.29
8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 19 488 21 23.24 25.71 23.96 84.53
9 Mohammad Aamer 28 733 30 24.43 26.54 24.40 83.00
10 Hasan Ali 20 557 22 25.32 26.35 25.46 79.53
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.

ECONOMIC


Criteria: Points For R ER

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Umar Gul 29 582 617 6.36 8.07 6.50 150.00
1 Umar Gul 29 582 617 6.36 8.07 6.50 150.00
2 JJ Bumrah 20 465 542 6.99 8.34 6.92 140.98
3 AD Mathews 19 300 355 7.10 8.35 7.02 138.95
4 SL Malinga 37 784 915 7.00 8.23 7.02 138.92
5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 24 520 614 7.08 8.22 7.11 137.19
6 Abdul Razzaq 15 237 290 7.34 8.23 7.36 132.54
7 PVD Chameera 12 271 347 7.68 8.59 7.38 132.21
8 Mohammad Aamer 32 677 838 7.43 8.28 7.40 131.75
9 KMDN Kulasekara 18 389 484 7.47 8.27 7.45 130.95
10 Hasan Ali 25 501 682 8.17 8.36 8.06 120.95

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS AD Mathews 18 282 332 7.06 8.35 6.98 150.00
1 AD Mathews 18 282 332 7.06 8.35 6.98 150.00
2 SL Malinga 33 724 869 7.20 8.23 7.22 145.07
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 19 406 488 7.21 8.22 7.24 144.75
4 Umar Gul 22 431 509 7.09 8.07 7.24 144.62
5 KMDN Kulasekara 16 341 414 7.28 8.27 7.27 144.14
6 PVD Chameera 12 271 347 7.68 8.59 7.38 141.99
7 Mohammad Aamer 28 593 733 7.42 8.28 7.39 141.70
8 Abdul Razzaq 14 219 272 7.45 8.23 7.47 140.25
9 JJ Bumrah 16 369 465 7.56 8.34 7.48 140.06
10 Hasan Ali 20 405 557 8.25 8.36 8.15 128.58
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 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/13 3/15 3/20 4.00 100.00
1 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/13 3/15 3/20 4.00 100.00
2 SL Malinga 3/12 3/17 3/28 3/28 3/36 3.00 75.00
2 Mohammad Aamer 3/23 3/27 3/27 3/27 3/33 3.00 75.00
4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/24 3/15 2/19 2/20 2/24 2.80 70.00
5 KMDN Kulasekara 4/31 3/4 2/10 2/26 2/27 2.60 65.00
6 PVD Chameera 4/17 2/23 2/26 2/30 2/30 2.40 60.00
6 Abdul Razzaq 3/13 3/20 3/30 2/17 1/12 2.40 60.00
6 JJ Bumrah 3/12 3/23 2/10 2/26 2/37 2.40 60.00
9 Hasan Ali 3/40 2/11 2/12 2/24 2/28 2.20 55.00
10 AD Mathews 3/16 2/24 2/27 1/7 1/7 1.80 45.00
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 12+ 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 Umar Gul 3.0/6 2.2/6 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.0/13 3.38 100.00
1 Umar Gul 3.0/6 2.2/6 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.0/13 3.38 100.00
2 SL Malinga 4.0/11 4.0/15 3.4/14 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.87 87.22
3 AD Mathews 2.0/7 2.0/7 4.0/16 2.0/10 2.0/11 4.20 80.43
4 KMDN Kulasekara 3.0/4 3.0/10 3.0/15 4.0/21 3.0/18 4.24 79.71
5 JJ Bumrah 4.0/12 3.0/10 4.0/20 4.0/20 4.0/21 4.32 78.21
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/10 2.0/7 4.0/19 3.0/15 3.0/15 4.41 76.54
7 Abdul Razzaq 4.0/13 3.3/17 3.0/16 2.0/12 3.0/19 4.98 67.88
8 Mohammad Aamer 4.0/16 3.0/13 4.0/23 4.0/23 4.0/25 5.25 64.42
9 Hasan Ali 4.0/12 2.0/11 4.0/24 4.0/25 4.0/27 5.43 62.24
10 PVD Chameera 4.0/17 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.0/26 4.0/29 5.62 60.16
FC Rating

The A O A (FC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite.

RATING


RANK BOWLER PRO CON C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE FC RAT
1 Umar Gul 195.83 150.00 150.00 150.00 144.62 100.00 100.00 990.45
2 SL Malinga 200.00 105.58 104.36 138.92 145.07 75.00 87.22 856.16
3 JJ Bumrah 116.67 101.89 93.34 140.98 140.06 60.00 78.21 731.14
4 Mohammad Aamer 141.67 78.52 83.00 131.75 141.70 75.00 64.42 716.06
5 KMDN Kulasekara 95.83 94.48 105.68 130.95 144.14 65.00 79.71 715.80
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 104.17 76.32 84.53 137.19 144.75 70.00 76.54 693.51
7 Abdul Razzaq 62.50 100.94 112.78 132.54 140.25 60.00 67.88 676.88
8 PVD Chameera 70.83 101.26 106.11 132.21 141.99 60.00 60.16 672.56
9 Hasan Ali 125.00 84.52 79.53 120.95 128.58 55.00 62.24 655.82
10 AD Mathews 58.33 81.47 91.29 138.95 150.00 45.00 80.43 645.48

TOP TEAMS


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


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