Top 10 Asian Spin Bowlers In T20Is In 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 Spin bowlers in matches In Asia

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

A IN A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Asian Spin bowlers in matches In 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 15
Min Innings (TT) 15
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 20
Min Balls (TS ECO) 250

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2022 50 92 200.00
1 Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2022 50 92 200.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 64 81 176.09
3 YS Chahal IND 2016 2022 38 55 119.57
4 R Ashwin IND 2010 2021 36 49 106.52
5 PWH de Silva SL 2019 2022 26 47 102.17
5 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 35 47 102.17
7 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2014 20 34 73.91
8 Imad Wasim PAK 2015 2021 33 33 71.74
9 SMSM Senanayake SL 2012 2016 22 25 54.35
10 Yuvraj Singh IND 2007 2016 18 21 45.65
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 PWH de Silva 26 630 47 13.40 22.86 14.36 150.00
1 PWH de Silva 26 630 47 13.40 22.86 14.36 150.00
2 Yuvraj Singh 18 292 21 13.90 23.54 14.47 148.91
3 Rashid Khan 50 1135 92 12.34 20.58 14.69 146.68
4 BAW Mendis 20 538 34 15.82 23.86 16.25 132.63
5 R Ashwin 36 824 49 16.82 23.20 17.76 121.35
6 Saeed Ajmal 35 833 47 17.72 24.34 17.84 120.76
7 SMSM Senanayake 22 523 25 20.92 25.21 20.33 105.99
8 Shakib Al Hasan 64 1602 81 19.78 22.48 21.55 99.97
9 YS Chahal 38 1140 55 20.73 23.49 21.62 99.66
10 Imad Wasim 33 709 33 21.48 23.28 22.61 95.28

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Yuvraj Singh 17 282 20 14.10 23.54 14.67 150.00
1 Yuvraj Singh 17 282 20 14.10 23.54 14.67 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 23 585 41 14.27 22.86 15.29 143.94
3 Saeed Ajmal 35 833 47 17.72 24.34 17.84 123.35
4 R Ashwin 33 761 43 17.70 23.20 18.69 117.78
5 SMSM Senanayake 22 523 25 20.92 25.21 20.33 108.27
6 Rashid Khan 17 431 25 17.24 20.58 20.53 107.22
7 BAW Mendis 18 518 25 20.72 23.86 21.27 103.46
8 Imad Wasim 25 530 26 20.38 23.28 21.46 102.58
9 YS Chahal 38 1140 55 20.73 23.49 21.62 101.80
10 Shakib Al Hasan 47 1158 52 22.27 22.48 24.27 90.69
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 Saeed Ajmal 35 817 833 6.12 6.95 6.16 150.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 35 817 833 6.12 6.95 6.16 150.00
2 Imad Wasim 33 702 709 6.06 6.87 6.17 149.72
3 R Ashwin 36 792 824 6.24 6.81 6.42 144.07
4 Rashid Khan 50 1136 1135 5.99 6.50 6.45 143.27
5 Yuvraj Singh 18 268 292 6.54 6.88 6.65 138.97
6 PWH de Silva 26 586 630 6.45 6.74 6.70 138.00
7 SMSM Senanayake 22 468 523 6.71 6.98 6.72 137.49
8 Shakib Al Hasan 64 1442 1602 6.67 6.75 6.91 133.79
9 BAW Mendis 20 459 538 7.03 6.99 7.05 131.21
10 YS Chahal 38 868 1140 7.88 6.92 7.97 116.06

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Imad Wasim 25 528 530 6.02 6.87 6.14 150.00
1 Imad Wasim 25 528 530 6.02 6.87 6.14 150.00
2 Saeed Ajmal 35 817 833 6.12 6.95 6.16 149.36
3 R Ashwin 33 720 761 6.34 6.81 6.52 141.21
4 SMSM Senanayake 22 468 523 6.71 6.98 6.72 136.91
5 Yuvraj Singh 17 256 282 6.61 6.88 6.73 136.86
6 Shakib Al Hasan 47 1048 1158 6.63 6.75 6.87 133.94
7 PWH de Silva 23 520 585 6.75 6.74 7.01 131.31
8 Rashid Khan 17 396 431 6.53 6.50 7.03 130.96
9 BAW Mendis 18 420 518 7.40 6.99 7.41 124.16
10 YS Chahal 38 868 1140 7.88 6.92 7.97 115.56
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 YS Chahal 6/25 4/23 4/52 3/18 3/20 4.00 100.00
1 YS Chahal 6/25 4/23 4/52 3/18 3/20 4.00 100.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan 5/21 4/9 3/8 3/24 3/27 3.60 90.00
3 R Ashwin 4/8 4/11 3/14 3/22 3/24 3.40 85.00
3 PWH de Silva 4/9 4/33 3/20 3/21 3/21 3.40 85.00
3 Saeed Ajmal 4/23 4/30 3/17 3/18 3/25 3.40 85.00
6 BAW Mendis 6/16 4/12 2/12 2/27 1/20 3.00 75.00
6 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/28 2/31 3.00 75.00
8 Yuvraj Singh 3/17 3/19 3/23 3/24 2/16 2.80 70.00
8 SMSM Senanayake 4/46 3/14 3/27 2/3 2/11 2.80 70.00
10 Rashid Khan 4/12 3/13 2/17 2/23 2/26 2.60 65.00
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 SMSM Senanayake 3.0/3 4.0/11 2.0/6 4.0/14 4.0/18 3.07 100.00
1 SMSM Senanayake 3.0/3 4.0/11 2.0/6 4.0/14 4.0/18 3.07 100.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 3.1/8 2.0/8 4.0/16 3.14 97.67
3 R Ashwin 4.0/8 3.2/11 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.0/12 3.36 91.18
4 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/18 2.0/10 3.85 79.68
5 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/18 3.93 78.07
6 BAW Mendis 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/16 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.11 74.67
7 Rashid Khan 4.0/12 4.0/15 4.0/17 3.0/13 4.0/18 4.25 72.19
8 PWH de Silva 4.0/9 3.0/12 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.0/20 4.37 70.14
9 YS Chahal 3.0/11 2.0/8 4.0/18 4.0/19 4.0/19 4.46 68.78
10 Yuvraj Singh 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.0/16 2.0/11 4.0/23 5.15 59.58
FC Rating

The A IN 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 Rashid Khan 200.00 146.68 107.22 143.27 130.96 65.00 72.19 865.33
2 Shakib Al Hasan 176.09 99.97 90.69 133.79 133.94 90.00 97.67 822.15
3 PWH de Silva 102.17 150.00 143.94 138.00 131.31 85.00 70.14 820.57
4 Saeed Ajmal 102.17 120.76 123.35 150.00 149.36 85.00 78.07 808.71
5 R Ashwin 106.52 121.35 117.78 144.07 141.21 85.00 91.18 807.11
6 Yuvraj Singh 45.65 148.91 150.00 138.97 136.86 70.00 59.58 749.97
7 Imad Wasim 71.74 95.28 102.58 149.72 150.00 75.00 79.68 724.01
8 YS Chahal 119.57 99.66 101.80 116.06 115.56 100.00 68.78 721.42
9 BAW Mendis 73.91 132.63 103.46 131.21 124.16 75.00 74.67 715.04
10 SMSM Senanayake 54.35 105.99 108.27 137.49 136.91 70.00 100.00 713.01

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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