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 2022-11-13

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 55 98 200.00
1 Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2022 55 98 200.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 66 82 167.35
3 YS Chahal IND 2016 2022 45 61 124.49
4 W Hasaranga SL 2019 2022 32 56 114.29
5 R Ashwin IND 2010 2022 41 51 104.08
6 Shadab Khan PAK 2017 2022 39 49 100.00
7 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 35 47 95.92
8 Imad Wasim PAK 2015 2021 33 33 67.35
9 Nasum Ahmed BAN 2021 2022 18 25 51.02
10 Yuvraj Singh IND 2007 2016 18 21 42.86
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 Yuvraj Singh 18 292 21 13.90 23.54 14.47 150.00
1 Yuvraj Singh 18 292 21 13.90 23.54 14.47 150.00
2 W Hasaranga 32 800 56 14.29 23.65 14.80 146.66
3 Rashid Khan 55 1266 98 12.92 21.00 15.07 144.01
4 Nasum Ahmed 18 362 25 14.48 22.70 15.63 138.87
5 Saeed Ajmal 35 833 47 17.72 24.34 17.84 121.64
6 R Ashwin 41 963 51 18.88 23.56 19.64 110.52
7 Shadab Khan 39 991 49 20.22 23.80 20.82 104.23
8 Shakib Al Hasan 66 1646 82 20.07 22.68 21.68 100.09
9 Imad Wasim 33 709 33 21.48 23.50 22.40 96.89
10 YS Chahal 45 1343 61 22.02 23.77 22.69 95.65

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 16 295 24 12.29 22.70 13.27 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 16 295 24 12.29 22.70 13.27 150.00
2 Yuvraj Singh 17 282 20 14.10 23.54 14.67 135.63
3 W Hasaranga 27 685 48 14.27 23.65 14.78 134.61
4 Saeed Ajmal 35 833 47 17.72 24.34 17.84 111.53
5 Imad Wasim 25 551 30 18.37 23.50 19.15 103.91
6 R Ashwin 39 914 47 19.45 23.56 20.23 98.39
7 Rashid Khan 22 571 32 17.84 21.00 20.82 95.59
8 Shadab Khan 29 739 35 21.11 23.80 21.74 91.54
9 YS Chahal 44 1325 61 21.72 23.77 22.39 88.89
10 Shakib Al Hasan 51 1252 55 22.76 22.68 24.59 80.93
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 Imad Wasim 33 702 709 6.06 6.90 6.15 150.00
1 Imad Wasim 33 702 709 6.06 6.90 6.15 150.00
2 Saeed Ajmal 35 817 833 6.12 6.95 6.16 149.56
3 Nasum Ahmed 18 357 362 6.08 6.71 6.35 145.16
4 Rashid Khan 55 1256 1266 6.05 6.56 6.46 142.75
5 R Ashwin 41 912 963 6.34 6.83 6.49 142.07
6 Yuvraj Singh 18 268 292 6.54 6.88 6.65 138.56
7 W Hasaranga 32 724 800 6.63 6.81 6.82 135.26
8 Shakib Al Hasan 66 1490 1646 6.63 6.78 6.85 134.67
9 Shadab Khan 39 879 991 6.76 6.87 6.89 133.77
10 YS Chahal 45 1014 1343 7.95 6.91 8.05 114.58

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 16 309 295 5.73 6.71 5.98 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 16 309 295 5.73 6.71 5.98 150.00
2 Imad Wasim 25 546 551 6.05 6.90 6.14 146.05
3 Saeed Ajmal 35 817 833 6.12 6.95 6.16 145.51
4 R Ashwin 39 864 914 6.35 6.83 6.50 137.96
5 Yuvraj Singh 17 256 282 6.61 6.88 6.73 133.34
6 Shakib Al Hasan 51 1138 1252 6.60 6.78 6.82 131.55
7 Shadab Khan 29 659 739 6.73 6.87 6.85 130.84
8 W Hasaranga 27 616 685 6.67 6.81 6.86 130.76
9 Rashid Khan 22 504 571 6.80 6.56 7.26 123.56
10 YS Chahal 44 990 1325 8.03 6.91 8.13 110.31
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 Saeed Ajmal 4/23 4/30 3/17 3/18 3/25 3.40 85.00
3 W Hasaranga 4/9 4/33 3/20 3/21 3/21 3.40 85.00
3 R Ashwin 4/8 4/11 3/14 3/22 3/24 3.40 85.00
6 Nasum Ahmed 4/10 4/10 4/19 2/5 2/8 3.20 80.00
7 Shadab Khan 4/26 3/17 3/19 3/30 2/23 3.00 75.00
7 Rashid Khan 4/12 3/13 3/28 3/30 2/17 3.00 75.00
7 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/25 2/27 3.00 75.00
10 Yuvraj Singh 3/17 3/19 3/23 3/24 2/16 2.80 70.00
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 R Ashwin 4.0/8 4.0/8 3.2/11 4.0/14 4.0/14 2.91 100.00
1 R Ashwin 4.0/8 4.0/8 3.2/11 4.0/14 4.0/14 2.91 100.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 3.1/8 4.0/13 2.0/8 2.94 98.93
3 Nasum Ahmed 2.0/5 4.0/10 4.0/10 2.0/8 4.0/17 3.26 89.32
4 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/18 2.0/10 3.83 76.05
5 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/18 3.93 74.15
6 Rashid Khan 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/17 3.0/13 4.0/18 4.05 72.01
7 Shadab Khan 4.0/14 3.5/16 4.0/17 3.0/13 3.0/14 4.23 68.92
8 W Hasaranga 4.0/9 3.0/12 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.0/20 4.33 67.32
9 YS Chahal 3.0/11 2.0/8 4.0/18 4.0/19 4.0/19 4.47 65.23
10 Yuvraj Singh 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.0/16 2.0/11 4.0/23 5.15 56.59
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 200.00 144.01 95.59 142.75 123.56 75.00 72.01 852.92
2 W Hasaranga 114.29 146.66 134.61 135.26 130.76 85.00 67.32 813.90
3 Nasum Ahmed 51.02 138.87 150.00 145.16 150.00 80.00 89.32 804.38
4 Shakib Al Hasan 167.35 100.09 80.93 134.67 131.55 90.00 98.93 803.52
5 Saeed Ajmal 95.92 121.64 111.53 149.56 145.51 85.00 74.15 783.31
6 R Ashwin 104.08 110.52 98.39 142.07 137.96 85.00 100.00 778.02
7 Yuvraj Singh 42.86 150.00 135.63 138.56 133.34 70.00 56.59 726.98
8 Imad Wasim 67.35 96.89 103.91 150.00 146.05 75.00 76.05 715.24
9 Shadab Khan 100.00 104.23 91.54 133.77 130.84 75.00 68.92 704.32
10 YS Chahal 124.49 95.65 88.89 114.58 110.31 100.00 65.23 699.14

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 ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI SL ZIM AFG


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