Top 10 Current Fast Bowlers In T20 internationals

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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. Most of our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. Brief explanation of the ratings is given before each section (Detailed Explanation). So, here are the Top 10 Fast bowlers in matches in last 5 years in T20Is.

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2024-06-30

CUR RATING

Points to note about CURRENT Rating:-

  • This rating takes into account only matches played in 5 years.
  • Only bowlers active till at least 2023 are considered in this rating.

THE CRITERIA


The CURRENT Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 200.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 200.00
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated taking the TS as the benchmark. Know All About TS. Here is an example:-

  • TS Ave: 25.00; Player X Ave: 30.00; Section Points: 300.00
  • TS Points: 300.00(Max); Player X Points: TS Ave/Ave X 300 = 25.00/30.00 X 300 = 250.00
  • Ratings of all sections are calculated similarly with Ave being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine Top Teams.
  • The Top Teams are calculated by decades.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 15

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS MR Adair IRE 84 118 200.00
1 MR Adair IRE 84 118 200.00
2 Haris Rauf PAK 70 102 172.88
3 TG Southee NZ 67 97 164.41
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK 60 82 138.98
5 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 72 80 135.59
6 Arshdeep Singh IND 52 79 133.90
7 JR Hazlewood AUS 44 57 96.61
8 AA Nortje SA 41 53 89.83
9 LH Ferguson NZ 37 51 86.44
10 OC McCoy WI 35 48 81.36

CONSISTENT


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Venues at which a bowler has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For R Ave

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 25
Min Wickets (NWT) 15

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS AA Nortje 41 1016 53 19.17 18.38 100.00
1 AA Nortje 41 1016 53 19.17 18.38 100.00
2 LH Ferguson 37 946 51 18.55 18.73 98.13
3 Arshdeep Singh 52 1509 79 19.10 19.31 95.21
4 TG Southee 67 1923 97 19.82 20.14 91.27
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 60 1670 82 20.37 20.70 88.82
6 JR Hazlewood 44 1180 57 20.70 21.09 87.15
7 OC McCoy 35 967 48 20.15 21.11 87.08
8 Haris Rauf 70 2136 102 20.94 21.45 85.70
9 MR Adair 84 2303 118 19.52 22.26 82.57
10 Mustafizur Rahman 72 1882 80 23.53 26.14 70.32

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS OC McCoy 24 692 37 18.70 19.60 100.00
1 OC McCoy 24 692 37 18.70 19.60 100.00
2 Arshdeep Singh 33 973 49 19.86 20.07 97.64
3 Shaheen Shah Afridi 45 1293 60 21.55 21.90 89.49
4 Haris Rauf 45 1502 70 21.46 21.98 89.17
5 LH Ferguson 26 732 33 22.18 22.40 87.48
6 TG Southee 50 1542 65 23.72 24.10 81.31
7 AA Nortje 29 807 30 26.90 25.80 75.97
8 JR Hazlewood 25 753 28 26.89 27.40 71.52
9 Mustafizur Rahman 35 882 26 33.92 37.69 51.99
10 MR Adair 22 722 20 36.10 41.18 47.59

ECONOMIC


R ER

Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with ER.

Criteria: Points For R ER

Min Qualification For TS
Min Balls 250

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS AA Nortje 41 869 1016 7.01 6.90 150.00
1 AA Nortje 41 869 1016 7.01 6.90 150.00
2 LH Ferguson 37 793 946 7.16 7.01 147.65
3 JR Hazlewood 44 994 1180 7.12 7.10 145.66
4 TG Southee 67 1529 1923 7.55 7.39 139.95
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 60 1306 1670 7.67 7.52 137.55
6 Mustafizur Rahman 72 1549 1882 7.29 7.69 134.60
7 Haris Rauf 70 1570 2136 8.16 8.11 127.62
8 MR Adair 84 1812 2303 7.63 8.13 127.25
9 OC McCoy 35 694 967 8.36 8.20 126.27
10 Arshdeep Singh 52 1079 1509 8.39 8.34 124.06

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SS Cotterell 23 497 668 8.06 7.63 150.00
1 LH Ferguson 26 557 732 7.89 7.72 148.16
2 Mustafizur Rahman 35 721 882 7.34 7.74 147.77
3 AA Nortje 29 612 807 7.91 7.78 147.01
4 TG Southee 50 1135 1542 8.15 7.99 143.21
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 45 946 1293 8.20 8.04 142.24
6 JR Hazlewood 25 558 753 8.10 8.08 141.64
7 Arshdeep Singh 33 680 973 8.59 8.53 134.03
8 OC McCoy 24 475 692 8.74 8.57 133.50
9 Haris Rauf 45 1012 1502 8.91 8.85 129.32
10 MR Adair 22 467 722 9.28 9.89 115.63

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 5 innings divided by 5.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS OC McCoy 6/17 4/22 4/26 3/14 3/25 4.00 100.00
1 OC McCoy 6/17 4/22 4/26 3/14 3/25 4.00 100.00
2 Haris Rauf 4/18 4/22 4/27 3/21 3/28 3.60 90.00
2 JR Hazlewood 4/12 4/16 4/39 3/12 3/16 3.60 90.00
4 AA Nortje 4/7 4/10 4/41 3/8 2/7 3.40 85.00
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi 4/22 4/30 3/13 3/14 3/26 3.40 85.00
4 TG Southee 4/21 4/25 3/6 3/15 3/16 3.40 85.00
7 Arshdeep Singh 4/37 3/12 3/20 3/32 3/32 3.20 80.00
8 MR Adair 3/16 3/25 3/27 3/28 3/39 3.00 75.00
8 LH Ferguson 5/21 4/12 2/25 2/25 2/25 3.00 75.00
8 Mustafizur Rahman 4/12 3/13 3/17 3/23 2/9 3.00 75.00

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak 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.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS AA Nortje 4.0/7 3.0/7 3.2/8 3.3/10 4.0/14 2.54 200.00
1 AA Nortje 4.0/7 3.0/7 3.2/8 3.3/10 4.0/14 2.54 200.00
2 Mustafizur Rahman 4.0/9 4.0/9 3.3/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.19 159.00
3 JR Hazlewood 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/14 2.0/8 3.21 157.86
4 TG Southee 2.1/6 4.0/12 3.0/10 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.42 148.14
5 Arshdeep Singh 3.0/10 2.0/7 2.0/7 3.1/12 4.0/20 3.93 129.11
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 4.0/15 3.1/13 3.0/14 4.0/19 2.0/10 4.31 117.81
7 LH Ferguson 3.5/12 4.0/16 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.64 109.33
8 OC McCoy 4.0/17 3.0/14 3.0/15 4.0/22 2.0/12 4.90 103.51
9 Haris Rauf 3.0/13 3.3/18 3.3/18 4.0/21 4.0/22 5.08 99.93
10 MR Adair 3.0/12 2.0/10 4.0/24 4.0/25 4.0/26 6.08 83.38

CURRENT RATING


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

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE CUR RAT
1 TG Southee 164.41 172.58 283.16 85.00 148.14 853.29
2 AA Nortje 89.83 175.97 297.01 85.00 200.00 847.82
3 Shaheen Shah Afridi 138.98 178.31 279.79 85.00 117.81 799.89
4 Haris Rauf 172.88 174.86 256.94 90.00 99.93 794.62
5 Arshdeep Singh 133.90 192.84 258.09 80.00 129.11 793.94
6 JR Hazlewood 96.61 158.68 287.31 90.00 157.86 790.46
7 Mustafizur Rahman 135.59 122.31 282.37 75.00 159.00 774.28
8 LH Ferguson 86.44 185.61 295.81 75.00 109.33 752.19
9 OC McCoy 81.36 187.08 259.77 100.00 103.51 731.72
10 MR Adair 200.00 130.16 242.88 75.00 83.38 731.42

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000s PAK SA SL IND WI AUS NZ
2010s IND SA PAK AUS ENG NZ SL
2020s IND ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI


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