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 2022-07-28

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 MA Starc AUS 2012 2022 38 49 146.27
4 KMDN Kulasekara SL 2008 2017 36 46 137.31
5 SCJ Broad ENG 2006 2014 35 44 131.34
6 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 31 42 125.37
6 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 31 42 125.37
8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 36 37 110.45
9 JR Hazlewood AUS 2013 2022 23 33 98.51
10 AA Nortje SA 2019 2022 16 19 56.72
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 DW Steyn 31 735 42 17.50 26.92 17.23 138.26
3 JJ Bumrah 31 769 42 18.31 26.57 18.26 130.43
4 AA Nortje 16 382 19 20.11 29.14 18.29 130.27
5 JR Hazlewood 23 613 33 18.58 26.67 18.46 129.07
6 SL Malinga 53 1331 67 19.87 27.87 18.89 126.09
7 KMDN Kulasekara 36 960 46 20.87 27.04 20.46 116.45
8 SCJ Broad 35 953 44 21.66 26.57 21.61 110.25
9 MA Starc 38 1121 49 22.88 26.45 22.92 103.93
10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36 838 37 22.65 25.42 23.61 100.89

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Umar Gul 37 931 55 16.93 26.67 16.82 150.00
1 Umar Gul 37 931 55 16.93 26.67 16.82 150.00
2 DW Steyn 28 686 37 18.54 26.92 18.25 138.20
3 AA Nortje 16 382 19 20.11 29.14 18.29 137.95
4 JR Hazlewood 23 613 33 18.58 26.67 18.46 136.68
5 JJ Bumrah 23 615 29 21.21 26.57 21.15 119.25
6 SL Malinga 47 1254 56 22.39 27.87 21.29 118.46
7 KMDN Kulasekara 32 880 40 22.00 27.04 21.56 116.98
8 SCJ Broad 33 900 40 22.50 26.57 22.44 112.39
9 MA Starc 37 1101 47 23.43 26.45 23.47 107.49
10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30 704 31 22.71 25.42 23.67 106.55
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 8.28 6.48 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 31 709 769 6.51 8.28 6.48 150.00
2 AA Nortje 16 332 382 6.90 8.61 6.62 146.97
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36 757 838 6.64 8.20 6.68 145.57
4 DW Steyn 31 667 735 6.61 8.15 6.70 145.25
5 JR Hazlewood 23 520 613 7.07 8.34 7.00 138.95
6 SL Malinga 53 1116 1331 7.16 8.25 7.16 135.88
7 Umar Gul 44 855 1039 7.29 8.14 7.39 131.54
8 SCJ Broad 35 757 953 7.55 8.17 7.63 127.52
9 KMDN Kulasekara 36 757 960 7.61 8.19 7.67 126.87
10 MA Starc 38 862 1121 7.80 8.34 7.72 126.01

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS AA Nortje 16 332 382 6.90 8.61 6.62 150.00
1 AA Nortje 16 332 382 6.90 8.61 6.62 150.00
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 30 619 704 6.82 8.20 6.86 144.61
3 DW Steyn 28 601 686 6.85 8.15 6.94 143.12
4 JR Hazlewood 23 520 613 7.07 8.34 7.00 141.82
5 JJ Bumrah 23 519 615 7.11 8.28 7.08 140.13
6 SL Malinga 47 1020 1254 7.38 8.25 7.38 134.54
7 SCJ Broad 33 709 900 7.62 8.17 7.69 129.08
8 MA Starc 37 838 1101 7.88 8.34 7.80 127.30
9 KMDN Kulasekara 32 673 880 7.85 8.19 7.90 125.58
10 Umar Gul 37 704 931 7.93 8.14 8.05 123.37
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 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/13 4/37 3/15 4.20 100.00
2 JR Hazlewood 4/16 4/39 3/12 3/16 3/24 3.40 80.95
3 SCJ Broad 4/24 3/15 3/30 3/32 3/37 3.20 76.19
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/24 4/22 3/15 2/19 2/20 3.20 76.19
5 KMDN Kulasekara 4/31 4/32 3/4 2/10 2/21 3.00 71.43
5 DW Steyn 4/17 3/15 3/22 3/38 2/6 3.00 71.43
5 SL Malinga 3/12 3/17 3/20 3/26 3/28 3.00 71.43
5 MA Starc 3/11 3/20 3/23 3/26 3/26 3.00 71.43
9 JJ Bumrah 3/12 3/23 2/10 2/19 2/26 2.40 57.14
10 AA Nortje 3/8 2/21 2/27 2/29 2/36 2.20 52.38
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 3.0/7 3.0/10 2.0/7 2.0/9 2.79 100.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 3.0/7 3.0/10 2.0/7 2.0/9 2.79 100.00
2 Umar Gul 3.0/6 2.2/6 2.0/7 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.17 87.75
3 SL Malinga 2.0/5 4.0/11 4.0/15 3.4/14 4.0/17 3.51 79.35
4 JJ Bumrah 3.0/8 4.0/12 3.0/10 3.0/13 4.0/19 3.63 76.66
5 DW Steyn 3.0/6 4.0/13 4.0/15 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.68 75.74
6 JR Hazlewood 4.0/12 2.0/8 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.74 74.51
7 AA Nortje 3.2/8 4.0/14 2.0/8 2.0/10 4.0/21 3.81 73.05
8 MA Starc 3.1/11 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/17 3.92 71.02
9 KMDN Kulasekara 3.0/4 3.0/10 3.0/15 3.0/15 4.0/20 4.03 69.12
10 SCJ Broad 3.0/10 3.2/12 4.0/15 4.0/19 4.0/21 4.24 65.69
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 194.03 150.00 150.00 131.54 123.37 100.00 87.75 936.69
2 SL Malinga 200.00 126.09 118.46 135.88 134.54 71.43 79.35 865.75
3 DW Steyn 125.37 138.26 138.20 145.25 143.12 71.43 75.74 837.37
4 JR Hazlewood 98.51 129.07 136.68 138.95 141.82 80.95 74.51 800.50
5 JJ Bumrah 125.37 130.43 119.25 150.00 140.13 57.14 76.66 798.98
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 110.45 100.89 106.55 145.57 144.61 76.19 100.00 784.27
7 KMDN Kulasekara 137.31 116.45 116.98 126.87 125.58 71.43 69.12 763.74
8 MA Starc 146.27 103.93 107.49 126.01 127.30 71.43 71.02 753.45
9 SCJ Broad 131.34 110.25 112.39 127.52 129.08 76.19 65.69 752.46
10 AA Nortje 56.72 130.27 137.95 146.97 150.00 52.38 73.05 747.33

TOP TEAMS


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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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