Top 10 Non-Asian Fast 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 Non Asian Fast bowlers in matches In Asia

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2022-07-28

NA IN A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Non Asian Fast 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 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 MA Starc AUS 2012 2022 25 39 200.00
1 MA Starc AUS 2012 2022 25 39 200.00
2 TG Southee NZ 2008 2021 27 36 184.62
3 JR Hazlewood AUS 2013 2022 16 26 133.33
3 TA Boult NZ 2013 2021 15 26 133.33
5 K Rabada SA 2014 2022 21 25 128.21
6 SR Watson AUS 2006 2016 19 23 117.95
7 Dwaine Pretorius SA 2017 2022 16 21 107.69
7 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 14 21 107.69
9 SCJ Broad ENG 2006 2014 14 17 87.18
10 AA Nortje SA 2019 2022 12 15 76.92
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 TA Boult 15 412 26 15.85 28.38 14.80 150.00
1 TA Boult 15 412 26 15.85 28.38 14.80 150.00
2 JR Hazlewood 16 381 26 14.65 25.13 15.45 143.60
3 DW Steyn 14 338 21 16.10 25.79 16.54 134.22
4 Dwaine Pretorius 16 384 21 18.29 28.55 16.98 130.74
5 AA Nortje 12 284 15 18.93 27.99 17.92 123.82
6 MA Starc 25 749 39 19.21 25.35 20.08 110.55
7 TG Southee 27 767 36 21.31 27.06 20.86 106.38
8 SCJ Broad 14 345 17 20.29 24.92 21.58 102.86
9 SR Watson 19 510 23 22.17 25.37 23.16 95.81
10 K Rabada 21 604 25 24.16 26.64 24.03 92.34

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS JR Hazlewood 16 381 26 14.65 25.13 15.45 150.00
1 JR Hazlewood 16 381 26 14.65 25.13 15.45 150.00
2 TA Boult 11 321 18 17.83 28.38 16.65 139.22
3 Dwaine Pretorius 16 384 21 18.29 28.55 16.98 136.56
4 DW Steyn 12 310 18 17.22 25.79 17.69 131.02
5 AA Nortje 12 284 15 18.93 27.99 17.92 129.33
6 MA Starc 24 729 37 19.70 25.35 20.60 112.56
7 TG Southee 24 704 31 22.71 27.06 22.24 104.25
8 K Rabada 21 604 25 24.16 26.64 24.03 96.45
9 SCJ Broad 13 321 14 22.93 24.92 24.38 95.09
10 SR Watson 18 484 20 24.20 25.37 25.28 91.70
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 JR Hazlewood 16 358 381 6.39 8.12 6.49 150.00
1 JR Hazlewood 16 358 381 6.39 8.12 6.49 150.00
2 AA Nortje 12 248 284 6.87 8.45 6.71 145.12
3 DW Steyn 14 301 338 6.74 8.16 6.81 142.81
4 TA Boult 15 346 412 7.14 8.41 7.01 138.90
5 SCJ Broad 14 302 345 6.85 8.04 7.04 138.29
6 TG Southee 27 623 767 7.39 8.27 7.37 132.02
7 SR Watson 19 417 510 7.34 8.06 7.52 129.50
8 Dwaine Pretorius 16 286 384 8.06 8.54 7.78 125.07
9 MA Starc 25 583 749 7.71 8.11 7.84 124.16
10 K Rabada 21 442 604 8.20 8.28 8.17 119.09

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS JR Hazlewood 16 358 381 6.39 8.12 6.49 150.00
1 JR Hazlewood 16 358 381 6.39 8.12 6.49 150.00
2 AA Nortje 12 248 284 6.87 8.45 6.71 145.12
3 SCJ Broad 13 278 321 6.93 8.04 7.11 136.82
4 DW Steyn 12 253 310 7.35 8.16 7.44 130.88
5 TA Boult 11 250 321 7.70 8.41 7.56 128.81
6 SR Watson 18 393 484 7.39 8.06 7.57 128.60
7 TG Southee 24 551 704 7.67 8.27 7.65 127.21
8 Dwaine Pretorius 16 286 384 8.06 8.54 7.78 125.07
9 MA Starc 24 559 729 7.82 8.11 7.96 122.31
10 K Rabada 21 442 604 8.20 8.28 8.17 119.09
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 JR Hazlewood 4/16 4/39 3/16 3/24 2/8 3.20 100.00
1 JR Hazlewood 4/16 4/39 3/16 3/24 2/8 3.20 100.00
2 MA Starc 3/11 3/20 3/26 3/26 3/35 3.00 93.75
2 Dwaine Pretorius 5/17 3/17 3/17 2/29 2/30 3.00 93.75
2 TG Southee 3/16 3/16 3/21 3/28 3/38 3.00 93.75
5 TA Boult 4/34 3/20 3/20 2/18 2/31 2.80 87.50
5 DW Steyn 4/17 3/15 3/22 2/10 2/20 2.80 87.50
7 K Rabada 3/20 3/39 3/48 2/23 2/24 2.60 81.25
8 SCJ Broad 3/32 2/10 2/12 2/23 2/26 2.20 68.75
8 SR Watson 3/34 2/23 2/29 2/29 2/31 2.20 68.75
10 AA Nortje 3/8 2/21 2/27 2/36 1/8 2.00 62.50
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 JR Hazlewood 2.0/8 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.06 100.00
1 JR Hazlewood 2.0/8 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.06 100.00
2 TG Southee 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/18 4.0/20 4.29 94.71
3 AA Nortje 3.2/8 4.0/14 2.0/8 4.0/21 4.0/27 4.39 92.54
4 MA Starc 3.1/11 4.0/17 4.0/17 4.0/20 4.0/21 4.56 89.08
5 DW Steyn 4.0/15 4.0/17 2.0/10 3.0/15 4.0/20 4.58 88.71
6 SCJ Broad 3.0/10 3.2/12 4.0/19 4.0/23 4.0/24 4.93 82.47
7 SR Watson 2.5/9 3.0/13 2.0/11 4.0/22 4.0/23 5.05 80.56
8 Dwaine Pretorius 3.0/11 4.0/17 3.0/17 2.0/13 3.0/21 5.09 79.89
9 K Rabada 4.0/15 4.0/18 4.0/20 4.0/24 4.0/27 5.18 78.42
10 TA Boult 4.0/18 4.0/20 4.0/20 2.0/13 4.0/31 5.56 73.13
UC Rating

The NA IN 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 JR Hazlewood 133.33 143.60 150.00 150.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 926.94
2 MA Starc 200.00 110.55 112.56 124.16 122.31 93.75 89.08 852.42
3 TA Boult 133.33 150.00 139.22 138.90 128.81 87.50 73.13 850.90
4 TG Southee 184.62 106.38 104.25 132.02 127.21 93.75 94.71 842.94
5 DW Steyn 107.69 134.22 131.02 142.81 130.88 87.50 88.71 822.83
6 Dwaine Pretorius 107.69 130.74 136.56 125.07 125.07 93.75 79.89 798.78
7 AA Nortje 76.92 123.82 129.33 145.12 145.12 62.50 92.54 775.36
8 K Rabada 128.21 92.34 96.45 119.09 119.09 81.25 78.42 714.86
9 SR Watson 117.95 95.81 91.70 129.50 128.60 68.75 80.56 712.87
10 SCJ Broad 87.18 102.86 95.09 138.29 136.82 68.75 82.47 711.45

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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