Top 10 Non-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 Non Asian Spin bowlers in matches Outside Asia

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

NA O A Rating

This rating only includes stats of Non 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 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 IS Sodhi NZ 2014 2022 46 66 200.00
1 IS Sodhi NZ 2014 2022 46 66 200.00
2 AU Rashid ENG 2009 2022 50 58 175.76
3 MJ Santner NZ 2015 2022 44 49 148.48
4 NL McCullum NZ 2009 2016 41 43 130.30
5 AC Agar AUS 2016 2022 34 42 127.27
6 SP Narine WI 2012 2019 31 35 106.06
7 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 19 34 103.03
8 J Botha SA 2006 2012 32 33 100.00
8 DL Vettori NZ 2007 2014 26 33 100.00
8 GP Swann ENG 2008 2012 27 33 100.00
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 Imran Tahir 19 485 34 14.26 24.85 14.06 150.00
1 Imran Tahir 19 485 34 14.26 24.85 14.06 150.00
2 DL Vettori 26 542 33 16.42 22.76 17.68 119.31
3 AC Agar 34 799 42 19.02 24.84 18.76 112.45
4 GP Swann 27 637 33 19.30 24.42 19.37 108.92
5 SP Narine 31 725 35 20.71 25.71 19.74 106.88
6 IS Sodhi 46 1363 66 20.65 24.76 20.43 103.25
7 J Botha 32 679 33 20.58 24.45 20.62 102.32
8 NL McCullum 41 923 43 21.47 24.30 21.64 97.48
9 MJ Santner 44 1140 49 23.27 24.86 22.92 92.03
10 AU Rashid 50 1336 58 23.03 24.49 23.04 91.55

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Imran Tahir 18 462 29 15.93 24.85 15.71 150.00
1 Imran Tahir 18 462 29 15.93 24.85 15.71 150.00
2 AC Agar 32 761 40 19.03 24.84 18.76 125.57
3 DL Vettori 24 514 29 17.72 22.76 19.08 123.48
4 GP Swann 27 637 33 19.30 24.42 19.37 121.64
5 SP Narine 27 658 31 21.23 25.71 20.23 116.49
6 J Botha 28 587 28 20.96 24.45 21.01 112.15
7 IS Sodhi 41 1236 55 22.47 24.76 22.23 105.97
8 MJ Santner 40 1028 45 22.84 24.86 22.51 104.67
9 AU Rashid 49 1300 57 22.81 24.49 22.82 103.27
10 NL McCullum 34 801 30 26.70 24.30 26.92 87.53
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 DL Vettori 26 607 542 5.36 7.13 5.26 150.00
1 DL Vettori 26 607 542 5.36 7.13 5.26 150.00
2 SP Narine 31 702 725 6.20 7.31 5.93 133.00
3 J Botha 32 650 679 6.27 7.28 6.03 130.83
4 AC Agar 34 726 799 6.60 7.53 6.14 128.56
5 GP Swann 27 570 637 6.71 7.28 6.44 122.39
6 Imran Tahir 19 407 485 7.15 7.40 6.76 116.62
7 NL McCullum 41 781 923 7.09 7.27 6.83 115.52
8 AU Rashid 50 1086 1336 7.38 7.49 6.89 114.41
9 MJ Santner 44 895 1140 7.64 7.56 7.08 111.43
10 IS Sodhi 46 989 1363 8.27 7.57 7.64 103.18

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS DL Vettori 24 564 514 5.47 7.13 5.37 150.00
1 DL Vettori 24 564 514 5.47 7.13 5.37 150.00
2 J Botha 28 566 587 6.22 7.28 5.99 134.50
3 AC Agar 32 684 761 6.68 7.53 6.20 129.79
4 SP Narine 27 606 658 6.51 7.31 6.23 129.12
5 GP Swann 27 570 637 6.71 7.28 6.44 124.92
6 Imran Tahir 18 383 462 7.24 7.40 6.85 117.59
7 AU Rashid 49 1062 1300 7.34 7.49 6.86 117.36
8 NL McCullum 34 661 801 7.27 7.27 7.00 114.99
9 MJ Santner 40 805 1028 7.66 7.56 7.10 113.44
10 IS Sodhi 41 875 1236 8.48 7.57 7.84 102.74
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 AC Agar 6/30 5/24 3/16 3/27 2/11 3.80 100.00
1 AC Agar 6/30 5/24 3/16 3/27 2/11 3.80 100.00
2 Imran Tahir 5/24 4/21 3/18 3/21 3/28 3.60 94.74
3 IS Sodhi 4/28 4/28 3/24 3/26 3/30 3.40 89.47
4 SP Narine 4/12 3/11 3/22 3/26 3/34 3.20 84.21
5 AU Rashid 4/35 3/21 3/25 3/27 2/12 3.00 78.95
6 DL Vettori 4/20 3/6 3/16 2/19 2/20 2.80 73.68
6 NL McCullum 4/16 4/24 2/15 2/15 2/19 2.80 73.68
6 MJ Santner 4/31 3/23 3/25 2/14 2/15 2.80 73.68
9 J Botha 3/16 3/22 2/15 2/16 2/19 2.40 63.16
10 GP Swann 3/24 2/14 2/19 2/21 2/24 2.20 57.89
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 P Utseya 4.0/6 4.0/12 4.0/15 4.0/15 2.0/10 3.10 100.00
1 DL Vettori 4.0/6 4.0/11 4.0/13 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.14 98.67
2 AC Agar 4.0/11 4.0/13 4.0/14 4.0/14 4.0/16 3.16 98.09
3 SP Narine 4.0/11 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 2.0/8 3.19 97.14
4 NL McCullum 2.0/7 4.0/15 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.69 83.95
5 J Botha 3.0/8 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/19 3.75 82.72
6 MJ Santner 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.0/14 3.75 82.56
7 GP Swann 4.0/14 2.0/8 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.95 78.43
8 AU Rashid 4.0/15 3.0/12 4.0/17 4.0/17 4.0/20 3.98 77.83
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.49 68.97
10 IS Sodhi 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.0/24 4.0/25 5.32 58.29
UC Rating

The NA 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 AC Agar 127.27 112.45 125.57 128.56 129.79 100.00 98.09 821.73
2 DL Vettori 100.00 119.31 123.48 150.00 150.00 73.68 98.67 815.14
3 Imran Tahir 103.03 150.00 150.00 116.62 117.59 94.74 68.97 800.94
4 SP Narine 106.06 106.88 116.49 133.00 129.12 84.21 97.14 772.91
5 IS Sodhi 200.00 103.25 105.97 103.18 102.74 89.47 58.29 762.91
6 AU Rashid 175.76 91.55 103.27 114.41 117.36 78.95 77.83 759.12
7 MJ Santner 148.48 92.03 104.67 111.43 113.44 73.68 82.56 726.31
8 J Botha 100.00 102.32 112.15 130.83 134.50 63.16 82.72 725.67
9 GP Swann 100.00 108.92 121.64 122.39 124.92 57.89 78.43 714.18
10 NL McCullum 130.30 97.48 87.53 115.52 114.99 73.68 83.95 703.46

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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