Top 10 Asian Spin 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 Spin 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 Spin 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 Shahid Afridi PAK 2006 2018 47 56 200.00
1 Shahid Afridi PAK 2006 2018 47 56 200.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 33 40 142.86
3 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 28 38 135.71
4 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 2007 2021 34 37 132.14
5 Shadab Khan PAK 2017 2021 29 35 125.00
6 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2014 19 32 114.29
7 Imad Wasim PAK 2015 2021 24 22 78.57
8 PWH de Silva SL 2019 2022 10 15 53.57
9 PADLR Sandakan SL 2017 2021 10 14 50.00
10 M Muralitharan SL 2006 2010 11 13 46.43
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 BAW Mendis 19 414 32 12.94 25.19 12.58 150.00
1 BAW Mendis 19 414 32 12.94 25.19 12.58 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 10 247 15 16.47 25.21 16.01 117.92
3 Mohammad Hafeez 34 638 37 17.24 24.21 17.45 108.16
4 Saeed Ajmal 28 683 38 17.97 24.93 17.66 106.85
5 PADLR Sandakan 10 283 14 20.21 26.68 18.56 101.67
6 M Muralitharan 11 267 13 20.54 25.27 19.91 94.80
7 Shakib Al Hasan 33 812 40 20.30 24.31 20.46 92.24
8 Shahid Afridi 47 1164 56 20.79 23.71 21.48 87.88
9 Shadab Khan 29 811 35 23.17 25.91 21.91 86.14
10 Imad Wasim 24 583 22 26.50 26.44 24.55 76.87

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS BAW Mendis 15 351 22 15.95 25.19 15.52 150.00
1 BAW Mendis 15 351 22 15.95 25.19 15.52 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 10 247 15 16.47 25.21 16.01 145.42
3 PADLR Sandakan 10 283 14 20.21 26.68 18.56 125.38
4 Saeed Ajmal 23 583 29 20.10 24.93 19.76 117.81
5 M Muralitharan 10 254 12 21.17 25.27 20.52 113.44
6 Shakib Al Hasan 21 491 24 20.46 24.31 20.62 112.87
7 Shadab Khan 25 710 30 23.67 25.91 22.38 104.01
8 Shahid Afridi 36 923 39 23.67 23.71 24.45 95.18
9 Mohammad Hafeez 24 468 18 26.00 24.21 26.31 88.46
10 Imad Wasim 22 558 17 32.82 26.44 30.41 76.54
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 BAW Mendis 19 426 414 5.83 7.29 5.60 150.00
1 BAW Mendis 19 426 414 5.83 7.29 5.60 150.00
2 M Muralitharan 11 258 267 6.21 7.27 5.98 140.40
3 Imad Wasim 24 522 583 6.70 7.59 6.18 135.73
4 Shahid Afridi 47 1070 1164 6.53 7.17 6.38 131.64
5 Saeed Ajmal 28 613 683 6.69 7.24 6.46 129.88
6 PWH de Silva 10 210 247 7.06 7.64 6.47 129.78
7 Shakib Al Hasan 33 721 812 6.76 7.22 6.55 128.11
8 PADLR Sandakan 10 238 283 7.13 7.57 6.59 127.28
9 Mohammad Hafeez 34 541 638 7.08 7.19 6.89 121.90
10 Shadab Khan 29 640 811 7.60 7.52 7.08 118.63

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS BAW Mendis 15 342 351 6.16 7.29 5.91 150.00
1 BAW Mendis 15 342 351 6.16 7.29 5.91 150.00
2 M Muralitharan 10 234 254 6.51 7.27 6.27 141.36
3 PWH de Silva 10 210 247 7.06 7.64 6.47 137.05
4 Shakib Al Hasan 21 439 491 6.71 7.22 6.51 136.23
5 Imad Wasim 22 474 558 7.06 7.59 6.52 135.99
6 PADLR Sandakan 10 238 283 7.13 7.57 6.59 134.42
7 Shahid Afridi 36 818 923 6.77 7.17 6.61 134.02
8 Saeed Ajmal 23 505 583 6.93 7.24 6.70 132.38
9 Shadab Khan 25 550 710 7.75 7.52 7.21 122.98
10 Mohammad Hafeez 24 372 468 7.55 7.19 7.35 120.67
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 Saeed Ajmal 4/26 3/26 3/34 3/35 2/18 3.00 100.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 4/26 3/26 3/34 3/35 2/18 3.00 100.00
1 Shadab Khan 4/14 3/7 3/34 3/52 2/16 3.00 100.00
3 BAW Mendis 3/9 3/20 3/23 3/24 2/9 2.80 93.33
3 Shahid Afridi 4/14 3/18 3/28 2/16 2/23 2.80 93.33
5 PWH de Silva 3/12 3/17 3/38 2/13 2/20 2.60 86.67
6 PADLR Sandakan 4/23 3/10 3/29 1/23 1/30 2.40 80.00
6 Shakib Al Hasan 4/34 2/19 2/21 2/22 2/24 2.40 80.00
8 Mohammad Hafeez 3/25 3/28 2/4 2/25 1/6 2.20 73.33
9 M Muralitharan 3/29 2/25 2/27 2/28 1/18 2.00 66.67
10 Imad Wasim 2/17 2/31 2/37 1/9 1/12 1.60 53.33
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 Mohammad Hafeez 4.0/6 2.0/4 4.0/9 3.0/11 4.0/25 3.15 100.00
1 Mohammad Hafeez 4.0/6 2.0/4 4.0/9 3.0/11 4.0/25 3.15 100.00
2 PWH de Silva 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/20 3.39 92.85
3 Shadab Khan 4.0/7 4.0/14 4.0/16 4.0/18 4.0/19 3.44 91.44
4 Imad Wasim 4.0/9 3.0/12 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/19 3.64 86.43
5 BAW Mendis 4.0/9 3.0/9 4.0/18 4.0/19 4.0/19 3.74 84.23
6 Shahid Afridi 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.91 80.57
7 Shakib Al Hasan 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/19 2.0/10 4.0/22 4.36 72.16
8 Saeed Ajmal 3.0/13 3.1/14 3.3/18 4.0/21 4.0/23 4.87 64.65
9 PADLR Sandakan 3.4/10 4.0/23 4.0/23 4.0/25 4.0/28 5.12 61.46
10 M Muralitharan 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/25 4.0/26 3.0/20 5.57 56.48
UC Rating

The A O A (UC) 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 UC RAT
1 BAW Mendis 114.29 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 93.33 84.23 891.85
2 Shahid Afridi 200.00 87.88 95.18 131.64 134.02 93.33 80.57 822.63
3 Saeed Ajmal 135.71 106.85 117.81 129.88 132.38 100.00 64.65 787.28
4 Shakib Al Hasan 142.86 92.24 112.87 128.11 136.23 80.00 72.16 764.46
5 PWH de Silva 53.57 117.92 145.42 129.78 137.05 86.67 92.85 763.26
6 Shadab Khan 125.00 86.14 104.01 118.63 122.98 100.00 91.44 748.19
7 Mohammad Hafeez 132.14 108.16 88.46 121.90 120.67 73.33 100.00 744.67
8 PADLR Sandakan 50.00 101.67 125.38 127.28 134.42 80.00 61.46 680.20
9 M Muralitharan 46.43 94.80 113.44 140.40 141.36 66.67 56.48 659.56
10 Imad Wasim 78.57 76.87 76.54 135.73 135.99 53.33 86.43 643.46

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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