Top T20I Spin Bowler of the Decade (2010 – 2019)

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts), BBI (Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, Impact Inns
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.
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.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 15

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The DECADES 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

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 64 79 200.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 64 79 200.00
2 Saeed Ajmal PAK 52 66 167.09
3 Imran Tahir SA 38 63 159.49
4 S Badree WI 52 56 141.77
5 SP Narine WI 49 52 131.65
5 R Ashwin IND 46 52 131.65
7 MJ Santner NZ 38 49 124.05
8 Shadab Khan PAK 36 46 116.46
9 Imad Wasim PAK 40 42 106.33
10 GP Swann ENG 29 40 101.27

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 Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50
Min Wickets (TT) 25

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Imran Tahir 38 948 63 15.05 14.30 100.00
1 Imran Tahir 38 948 63 15.05 14.30 100.00
2 GP Swann 29 641 40 16.03 15.20 94.10
3 MJ Santner 38 928 49 18.94 18.75 76.25
4 Saeed Ajmal 52 1274 66 19.30 19.57 73.08
5 Shadab Khan 36 948 46 20.61 20.48 69.84
6 Imad Wasim 40 877 42 20.88 20.75 68.92
7 S Badree 52 1180 56 21.07 21.75 65.74
8 SP Narine 49 1105 52 21.25 21.78 65.67
9 R Ashwin 46 1193 52 22.94 23.04 62.07
10 Shakib Al Hasan 64 1633 79 20.67 23.19 61.66

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS GP Swann 23 493 33 14.94 14.17 100.00
1 GP Swann 23 493 33 14.94 14.17 100.00
2 Imran Tahir 32 810 47 17.23 16.38 86.50
3 Saeed Ajmal 40 979 57 17.18 17.41 81.37
4 MJ Santner 32 804 44 18.27 18.09 78.30
5 SP Narine 39 911 42 21.69 22.23 63.74
6 R Ashwin 34 891 38 23.45 23.54 60.17
7 Shadab Khan 22 610 24 25.42 25.25 56.10
8 Imad Wasim 26 604 23 26.26 26.10 54.29
9 S Badree 39 944 37 25.51 26.34 53.79
10 Shakib Al Hasan 31 784 28 28.00 31.41 45.10

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 500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS Imad Wasim 40 882 877 5.97 6.02 150.00
1 Imad Wasim 40 882 877 5.97 6.02 150.00
2 GP Swann 29 630 641 6.10 6.20 145.62
3 SP Narine 49 1102 1105 6.02 6.29 143.57
4 S Badree 52 1146 1180 6.18 6.48 139.35
5 Saeed Ajmal 52 1173 1274 6.52 6.65 135.71
6 Imran Tahir 38 845 948 6.73 6.67 135.26
7 MJ Santner 38 773 928 7.20 6.92 130.42
8 Shadab Khan 36 813 948 7.00 7.02 128.55
9 Shakib Al Hasan 64 1433 1633 6.84 7.07 127.63
10 R Ashwin 46 1026 1193 6.98 7.10 127.10

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS GP Swann 23 516 493 5.73 5.82 150.00
1 GP Swann 23 516 493 5.73 5.82 150.00
2 Imad Wasim 26 582 604 6.23 6.28 139.01
3 SP Narine 39 874 911 6.25 6.54 133.59
4 Saeed Ajmal 40 913 979 6.43 6.57 132.95
5 S Badree 39 870 944 6.51 6.83 127.91
6 Imran Tahir 32 701 810 6.93 6.87 127.02
7 MJ Santner 32 653 804 7.39 7.10 123.00
8 Shakib Al Hasan 31 672 784 7.00 7.24 120.58
9 R Ashwin 34 750 891 7.13 7.26 120.33
10 Shadab Khan 22 496 610 7.38 7.41 117.89

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams in the 2010s. 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 YS Chahal 6/25 4/23 4/52 3/18 3/43 4.00 100.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 4/23 4/26 4/30 3/17 3/25 3.60 90.00
1 Imran Tahir 5/24 4/21 3/18 3/21 3/26 3.60 90.00
3 R Ashwin 4/8 4/11 3/14 3/22 3/24 3.40 85.00
4 Shakib Al Hasan 5/21 3/24 3/27 3/37 2/19 3.20 80.00
4 SP Narine 4/12 3/9 3/16 3/20 3/22 3.20 80.00
6 Shadab Khan 4/14 3/7 3/19 3/30 2/16 3.00 75.00
6 MJ Santner 4/11 3/12 3/23 3/25 2/14 3.00 75.00
6 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/17 2/28 3.00 75.00
6 S Badree 4/15 3/10 3/12 3/17 2/14 3.00 75.00
10 GP Swann 3/13 3/14 3/24 2/14 2/17 2.60 65.00

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 Mohammad Hafeez 2.0/4 4.0/9 4.0/11 3.0/10 3.0/11 2.91 200.00
1 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/9 4.0/14 3.0/12 4.0/17 3.19 182.74
2 R Ashwin 4.0/8 3.2/11 4.0/14 3.0/11 4.0/15 3.28 177.69
3 MJ Santner 4.0/11 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.0/14 3.34 174.40
4 Shadab Khan 4.0/7 4.0/14 4.0/14 4.0/16 3.5/16 3.39 171.68
5 SP Narine 3.4/9 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 2.0/8 3.43 169.66
6 S Badree 4.0/10 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 3.51 165.72
7 GP Swann 4.0/13 4.0/14 4.0/14 2.0/8 4.0/16 3.67 158.75
8 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/17 3.0/13 3.1/14 3.88 150.14
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/13 4.0/14 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/18 3.97 146.78
10 Shakib Al Hasan 2.0/8 4.0/17 2.0/9 4.0/19 3.0/15 4.69 124.13

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above five criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the five criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the DECADES Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Imran Tahir 159.49 186.50 262.28 90.00 146.78 845.06 422.53
2 Saeed Ajmal 167.09 154.44 268.66 90.00 150.14 830.33 415.17
3 GP Swann 101.27 194.10 295.62 65.00 158.75 814.74 407.37
4 SP Narine 131.65 129.41 277.15 80.00 169.66 787.86 393.93
5 MJ Santner 124.05 154.55 253.42 75.00 174.40 781.42 390.71
6 Imad Wasim 106.33 123.20 289.01 75.00 182.74 776.28 388.14
7 S Badree 141.77 119.53 267.26 75.00 165.72 769.28 384.64
8 R Ashwin 131.65 122.24 247.43 85.00 177.69 764.01 382.00
9 Shakib Al Hasan 200.00 106.76 248.21 80.00 124.13 759.10 379.55
10 Shadab Khan 116.46 125.93 246.44 75.00 171.68 735.51 367.76

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Imran Tahir 14 27 12.48 6.61 867.29 173.46
2 Imad Wasim 19 23 19.04 5.92 835.62 167.12
3 Saeed Ajmal 15 22 14.91 5.56 818.36 163.67
4 MJ Santner 25 32 19.41 7.51 791.50 158.30
5 Shakib Al Hasan 30 38 20.00 6.81 780.55 156.11
6 R Ashwin 16 19 20.74 7.16 753.48 150.70
7 S Badree 19 23 17.57 5.61 750.97 150.19
8 Shadab Khan 18 21 22.43 7.05 728.21 145.64
9 GP Swann 10 10 21.60 6.17 688.86 137.77
10 SP Narine 21 20 23.05 5.91 664.60 132.92

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 GP Swann 19 30 14.17 6.07 846.64 677.31
2 SP Narine 28 32 20.13 6.09 841.44 673.16
3 Saeed Ajmal 37 44 21.50 6.93 824.92 659.93
4 Imran Tahir 24 36 16.97 6.80 805.83 644.66
5 S Badree 33 33 23.52 6.52 771.97 617.58
6 Shadab Khan 18 25 19.08 6.95 765.37 612.30
7 R Ashwin 30 33 24.21 6.89 746.46 597.16
8 Shakib Al Hasan 34 41 21.29 6.87 729.32 583.46
9 MJ Santner 13 17 18.06 6.65 728.39 582.71
10 Imad Wasim 21 19 23.11 6.01 682.36 545.89

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 S Badree 22 28 18.89 6.22 891.97 178.39
2 GP Swann 11 18 12.33 5.55 882.20 176.44
3 Imran Tahir 19 29 15.97 6.34 852.67 170.53
4 SP Narine 18 17 22.35 5.70 777.37 155.47
5 MJ Santner 11 15 17.27 6.45 771.23 154.25

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 R Ashwin 31 40 17.98 6.42 859.27 171.85
2 Saeed Ajmal 31 40 18.85 6.21 817.65 163.53
3 Imad Wasim 24 27 19.89 6.10 794.32 158.86
4 Shakib Al Hasan 45 55 20.91 6.86 779.70 155.94
5 Shadab Khan 18 21 22.43 7.05 696.04 139.21

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Imran Tahir 19 34 14.26 7.15 944.49 755.59
2 SP Narine 31 35 20.71 6.20 895.89 716.71
3 MJ Santner 27 34 19.68 7.55 849.51 679.61
4 GP Swann 18 22 19.05 6.45 823.19 658.55
5 S Badree 30 28 23.25 6.14 773.77 619.01

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Shadab Khan 18 25 19.08 6.95 904.88 723.91
2 Saeed Ajmal 21 26 20.00 7.01 871.89 697.51
3 Shakib Al Hasan 19 24 20.13 6.79 776.77 621.41
4 Imad Wasim 16 15 22.67 5.76 766.86 613.49
5 R Ashwin 15 12 39.50 8.03 564.93 451.94

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Imran Tahir 644.66 173.46 755.59 170.53 1,744.25 174.42
2 Saeed Ajmal 659.93 163.67 697.51 163.53 1,684.65 168.46
3 SP Narine 673.16 132.92 716.71 155.47 1,678.26 167.83
4 GP Swann 677.31 137.77 658.55 176.44 1,650.08 165.01
5 Shadab Khan 612.30 145.64 723.91 139.21 1,621.05 162.11
6 MJ Santner 582.71 158.30 679.61 154.25 1,574.87 157.49
7 S Badree 617.58 150.19 619.01 178.39 1,565.18 156.52
8 Shakib Al Hasan 583.46 156.11 621.41 155.94 1,516.92 151.69
9 Imad Wasim 545.89 167.12 613.49 158.86 1,485.37 148.54
10 R Ashwin 597.16 150.70 451.94 171.85 1,371.66 137.17

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
WORLD CUP RATING

Points to note:-

  • Qualifying round is the round in some editions of World Cup in which the main teams don’t play.
  • Matches in qualifying round are not considered in our rating.

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 S Badree 15 24 13.58 5.53 916.89 916.89
2 SP Narine 12 15 15.40 5.17 803.95 803.95
3 R Ashwin 15 20 16.70 6.19 784.66 784.66
4 Saeed Ajmal 16 24 18.50 7.24 774.41 774.41
5 Imran Tahir 9 18 11.89 5.94 773.46 773.46
6 GP Swann 11 17 15.35 6.37 732.54 732.54
7 MJ Santner 5 10 11.40 6.28 695.34 695.34
8 Shakib Al Hasan 12 10 34.00 7.39 531.66 531.66
9 Imad Wasim 3 3 23.33 7.00 500.00 500.00
9 Shadab Khan 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 25 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 R Ashwin 25 38 14.74 6.21 895.68 895.68
2 Imran Tahir 25 43 14.30 6.70 888.58 888.58
3 Saeed Ajmal 25 41 14.71 6.34 863.02 863.02
4 Imad Wasim 25 31 17.71 5.60 860.93 860.93
5 SP Narine 25 35 15.43 5.83 855.73 855.73
6 S Badree 25 33 15.88 5.70 848.02 848.02
7 GP Swann 25 34 15.91 6.01 843.73 843.73
8 Shadab Khan 25 37 16.70 6.61 842.38 842.38
9 MJ Santner 25 28 21.11 7.11 727.97 727.97
10 Shakib Al Hasan 25 29 22.52 7.18 666.21 666.21
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Bowler takes equal to or more wickets than 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 12 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be lower than the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 SP Narine 49 38 77.55 967.34 967.34
2 Saeed Ajmal 52 38 73.08 947.06 947.06
3 GP Swann 29 21 72.41 881.20 881.20
4 Imad Wasim 40 29 72.50 857.89 857.89
5 S Badree 52 35 67.31 824.63 824.63
6 Shakib Al Hasan 64 37 57.81 769.09 769.09
7 R Ashwin 46 29 63.04 758.72 758.72
8 Imran Tahir 38 25 65.79 755.04 755.04
9 Shadab Khan 36 22 61.11 692.14 692.14
10 MJ Santner 38 20 52.63 631.27 631.27

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 SP Narine 80.39 85.57 96.73 2,627.02 262.70
2 S Badree 91.69 84.80 82.46 2,589.55 258.95
3 Saeed Ajmal 77.44 86.30 94.71 2,584.49 258.45
4 GP Swann 73.25 84.37 88.12 2,457.46 245.75
5 R Ashwin 78.47 89.57 75.87 2,439.06 243.91
6 Imran Tahir 77.35 88.86 75.50 2,417.08 241.71
7 Imad Wasim 50.00 86.09 85.79 2,218.82 221.88
8 MJ Santner 69.53 72.80 63.13 2,054.58 205.46
9 Shadab Khan 50.00 84.24 69.21 2,034.52 203.45
10 Shakib Al Hasan 53.17 66.62 76.91 1,966.96 196.70

DECADES RATING

DECADES Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 Saeed Ajmal PAK 415.17 168.46 258.45 842.08
2 Imran Tahir SA 422.53 174.42 241.71 838.66
3 SP Narine WI 393.93 167.83 262.70 824.46
4 GP Swann ENG 407.37 165.01 245.75 818.13
5 S Badree WI 384.64 156.52 258.95 800.11
6 R Ashwin IND 382.00 137.17 243.91 763.08
7 Imad Wasim PAK 388.14 148.54 221.88 758.56
8 MJ Santner NZ 390.71 157.49 205.46 753.66
9 Shadab Khan PAK 367.76 162.11 203.45 733.31
10 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 379.55 151.69 196.70 727.94

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2000s PAK SA SL IND WI AUS NZ ENG
2010s IND SA PAK AUS ENG NZ SL WI BAN
2020s IND ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI BAN SL AFG

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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