Top 10 T20I Fast Bowlers Away From Home

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 Fast bowlers in matches Away From Home

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of Fast bowlers in matches Away From Home. 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. It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan. All stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

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 SL Malinga SL 2006 2020 53 67 200.00
1 SL Malinga SL 2006 2020 53 67 200.00
2 Umar Gul PAK 2007 2016 44 65 194.03
3 TG Southee NZ 2008 2022 47 56 167.16
4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 51 55 164.18
5 KMDN Kulasekara SL 2008 2017 36 46 137.31
6 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 31 42 125.37
6 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 31 42 125.37
8 TA Boult NZ 2013 2022 25 41 122.39
9 SM Curran ENG 2019 2022 27 36 107.46
10 AA Nortje SA 2019 2022 24 32 95.52
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 44 1039 65 15.98 26.67 15.88 150.00
1 Umar Gul 44 1039 65 15.98 26.67 15.88 150.00
2 TA Boult 25 681 41 16.61 26.85 16.40 145.29
3 AA Nortje 24 561 32 17.53 28.06 16.56 143.88
4 DW Steyn 31 735 42 17.50 26.92 17.23 138.26
5 SM Curran 27 698 36 19.39 27.76 18.51 128.69
6 JJ Bumrah 31 769 42 18.31 26.05 18.63 127.87
7 SL Malinga 53 1331 67 19.87 27.85 18.90 126.00
8 KMDN Kulasekara 36 960 46 20.87 27.04 20.46 116.45
9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 51 1147 55 20.85 25.60 21.59 110.33
10 TG Southee 47 1336 56 23.86 26.41 23.94 99.51

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS TA Boult 21 569 36 15.81 26.85 15.60 150.00
1 TA Boult 21 569 36 15.81 26.85 15.60 150.00
2 Umar Gul 37 931 55 16.93 26.67 16.82 139.16
3 DW Steyn 28 686 37 18.54 26.92 18.25 128.21
4 SM Curran 26 667 34 19.62 27.76 18.73 124.95
5 AA Nortje 21 533 24 22.21 28.06 20.97 111.59
6 SL Malinga 47 1254 56 22.39 27.85 21.31 109.82
7 KMDN Kulasekara 32 880 40 22.00 27.04 21.56 108.52
8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 42 962 46 20.91 25.60 21.65 108.09
9 JJ Bumrah 24 640 30 21.33 26.05 21.71 107.82
10 TG Southee 43 1250 50 25.00 26.41 25.08 93.30
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 JJ Bumrah 31 709 769 6.51 8.23 6.53 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 31 709 769 6.51 8.23 6.53 150.00
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 51 1049 1147 6.56 8.23 6.58 148.78
3 DW Steyn 31 667 735 6.61 8.15 6.70 146.20
4 AA Nortje 24 485 561 6.94 8.48 6.75 144.94
5 TA Boult 25 580 681 7.04 8.36 6.96 140.75
6 SL Malinga 53 1116 1331 7.16 8.25 7.16 136.81
7 SM Curran 27 544 698 7.70 8.65 7.34 133.30
8 Umar Gul 44 855 1039 7.29 8.14 7.39 132.40
9 KMDN Kulasekara 36 757 960 7.61 8.19 7.67 127.70
10 TG Southee 47 1036 1336 7.74 8.26 7.72 126.74

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Bhuvneshwar Kumar 42 857 962 6.74 8.23 6.75 150.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 42 857 962 6.74 8.23 6.75 150.00
2 DW Steyn 28 601 686 6.85 8.15 6.94 146.09
3 TA Boult 21 484 569 7.05 8.36 6.96 145.49
4 JJ Bumrah 24 543 640 7.07 8.23 7.09 142.87
5 SM Curran 26 526 667 7.61 8.65 7.26 139.60
6 SL Malinga 47 1020 1254 7.38 8.25 7.38 137.36
7 AA Nortje 21 420 533 7.61 8.48 7.41 136.73
8 TG Southee 43 952 1250 7.88 8.26 7.86 128.83
9 KMDN Kulasekara 32 673 880 7.85 8.19 7.90 128.19
10 Umar Gul 37 704 931 7.93 8.14 8.05 125.92
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 4/37 3/15 4.20 100.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/4 5/24 4/22 4/26 3/15 4.20 100.00
1 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/13 4/37 3/15 4.20 100.00
3 TA Boult 4/13 4/34 3/17 3/20 3/20 3.40 80.95
4 SM Curran 5/10 3/12 3/25 3/28 2/22 3.20 76.19
5 TG Southee 3/6 3/16 3/16 3/21 3/28 3.00 71.43
5 DW Steyn 4/17 3/15 3/22 3/38 2/6 3.00 71.43
5 KMDN Kulasekara 4/31 4/32 3/4 2/10 2/21 3.00 71.43
5 SL Malinga 3/12 3/17 3/20 3/26 3/28 3.00 71.43
9 JJ Bumrah 3/12 3/23 2/10 2/19 2/26 2.40 57.14
9 AA Nortje 4/41 2/21 2/27 2/29 2/36 2.40 57.14
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 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 4.0/4 3.0/7 3.0/10 2.0/7 2.07 100.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 4.0/4 3.0/7 3.0/10 2.0/7 2.07 100.00
2 Umar Gul 3.0/6 2.2/6 2.0/7 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.17 65.29
3 TG Southee 2.1/6 4.0/12 3.0/10 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.49 59.41
4 SL Malinga 2.0/5 4.0/11 4.0/15 3.4/14 4.0/17 3.51 59.06
5 JJ Bumrah 3.0/8 4.0/12 3.0/10 3.0/13 4.0/19 3.66 56.67
6 DW Steyn 3.0/6 4.0/13 4.0/15 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.68 56.36
7 KMDN Kulasekara 3.0/4 3.0/10 3.0/15 3.0/15 4.0/20 4.03 51.43
8 TA Boult 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.0/14 4.0/20 4.26 48.64
9 SM Curran 3.4/10 4.0/12 4.0/22 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.32 48.01
10 AA Nortje 4.0/14 2.0/8 2.0/10 2.0/10 4.0/21 4.38 47.33
AW Rating

The AWAY (AW) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RATING


RANK BOWLER PRO CON C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE AW RAT
1 Umar Gul 194.03 150.00 139.16 132.40 125.92 100.00 65.29 906.80
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 164.18 110.33 108.09 148.78 150.00 100.00 100.00 881.38
3 SL Malinga 200.00 126.00 109.82 136.81 137.36 71.43 59.06 840.48
4 TA Boult 122.39 145.29 150.00 140.75 145.49 80.95 48.64 833.52
5 DW Steyn 125.37 138.26 128.21 146.20 146.09 71.43 56.36 811.91
6 JJ Bumrah 125.37 127.87 107.82 150.00 142.87 57.14 56.67 767.75
7 SM Curran 107.46 128.69 124.95 133.30 139.60 76.19 48.01 758.21
8 TG Southee 167.16 99.51 93.30 126.74 128.83 71.43 59.41 746.38
9 KMDN Kulasekara 137.31 116.45 108.52 127.70 128.19 71.43 51.43 741.03
10 AA Nortje 95.52 143.88 111.59 144.94 136.73 57.14 47.33 737.13

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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