Top 10 Spin Bowlers At Home In T20I Cricket

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 Spin bowlers in matches At Home

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of Spin bowlers in matches At 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 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 IS Sodhi NZ 2014 2022 42 55 200.00
1 IS Sodhi NZ 2014 2022 42 55 200.00
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 42 52 189.09
3 Shadab Khan PAK 2017 2022 37 46 167.27
4 MJ Santner NZ 2015 2022 39 45 163.64
5 Imad Wasim PAK 2015 2021 28 29 105.45
6 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 14 27 98.18
7 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 18 26 94.55
7 Ajantha Mendis SL 2008 2014 13 26 94.55
9 S Badree WI 2012 2018 19 23 83.64
10 Nasum Ahmed BAN 2021 2022 13 20 72.73
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 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 22.13 12.07 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 22.13 12.07 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 14 337 27 12.48 24.43 12.52 144.56
3 Ajantha Mendis 13 331 26 12.73 23.92 13.04 138.80
4 Saeed Ajmal 18 389 26 14.96 23.85 15.37 117.73
5 S Badree 19 404 23 17.57 24.15 17.82 101.57
6 Shadab Khan 37 949 46 20.63 23.97 21.09 85.83
7 MJ Santner 39 1007 45 22.38 25.31 21.66 83.55
8 Shakib Al Hasan 42 1056 52 20.31 22.76 21.86 82.79
9 Imad Wasim 28 610 29 21.03 23.53 21.90 82.62
10 IS Sodhi 42 1310 55 23.82 25.48 22.91 79.01

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 22.13 12.07 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 22.13 12.07 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 13 314 22 14.27 24.43 14.32 126.41
3 Saeed Ajmal 18 389 26 14.96 23.85 15.37 117.73
4 Ajantha Mendis 12 323 20 16.15 23.92 16.54 109.41
5 Imad Wasim 20 452 26 17.38 23.53 18.10 99.97
6 Shakib Al Hasan 32 759 40 18.98 22.76 20.43 88.60
7 S Badree 15 329 16 20.56 24.15 20.86 86.76
8 Shadab Khan 29 739 35 21.11 23.97 21.58 83.86
9 MJ Santner 39 1007 45 22.38 25.31 21.66 83.55
10 IS Sodhi 38 1184 49 24.16 25.48 23.24 77.88
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 Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.56 5.33 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.56 5.33 150.00
2 S Badree 19 432 404 5.61 7.11 5.53 144.55
3 Saeed Ajmal 18 419 389 5.57 6.92 5.63 141.83
4 Imad Wasim 28 618 610 5.92 6.90 6.01 132.99
5 Imran Tahir 14 306 337 6.61 7.32 6.32 126.39
6 Ajantha Mendis 13 306 331 6.49 7.04 6.45 123.87
7 Shakib Al Hasan 42 950 1056 6.67 6.80 6.86 116.41
8 Shadab Khan 37 831 949 6.85 6.90 6.95 114.98
9 MJ Santner 39 793 1007 7.62 7.51 7.11 112.41
10 IS Sodhi 42 913 1310 8.61 7.57 7.96 100.34

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.56 5.33 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.56 5.33 150.00
2 Saeed Ajmal 18 419 389 5.57 6.92 5.63 141.83
3 S Badree 15 336 329 5.88 7.11 5.79 138.06
4 Imad Wasim 20 462 452 5.87 6.90 5.95 134.17
5 Imran Tahir 13 282 314 6.68 7.32 6.39 125.01
6 Shakib Al Hasan 32 712 759 6.40 6.80 6.58 121.39
7 Shadab Khan 29 659 739 6.73 6.90 6.82 117.09
8 Ajantha Mendis 12 282 323 6.87 7.04 6.83 116.98
9 MJ Santner 39 793 1007 7.62 7.51 7.11 112.41
10 IS Sodhi 38 823 1184 8.63 7.57 7.98 100.07
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 YS Chahal 6/25 4/23 4/52 3/20 2/21 3.80 100.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan 5/21 4/9 3/8 3/37 2/10 3.40 89.47
2 Nasum Ahmed 4/10 4/10 4/19 2/5 2/8 3.20 84.21
2 IS Sodhi 4/28 3/24 3/26 3/30 3/32 3.20 84.21
4 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/25 2/27 3.00 78.95
4 Ajantha Mendis 6/16 4/12 2/12 2/27 1/20 3.00 78.95
4 Shadab Khan 4/26 3/17 3/19 3/30 2/23 3.00 78.95
4 Imran Tahir 4/21 3/18 3/21 3/28 2/21 3.00 78.95
8 MJ Santner 4/31 3/23 3/25 2/14 2/15 2.80 73.68
9 Saeed Ajmal 4/23 3/25 2/13 2/18 2/19 2.60 68.42
10 S Badree 3/17 2/14 2/16 2/22 1/11 2.00 52.63
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 R Ashwin 4.0/8 4.0/8 4.0/14 3.0/12 3.0/13 3.09 100.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 3.1/8 2.0/8 4.0/17 3.18 97.20
2 Nasum Ahmed 2.0/5 4.0/10 4.0/10 2.0/8 4.0/17 3.33 92.68
3 MJ Santner 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.0/14 3.78 81.73
4 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/18 2.0/10 3.83 80.63
5 S Badree 4.0/14 3.0/11 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/17 3.84 80.54
6 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/18 4.0/18 4.0/19 4.04 76.39
7 Shadab Khan 4.0/14 3.5/16 4.0/17 3.0/13 3.0/14 4.21 73.42
8 Ajantha Mendis 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/16 4.0/21 4.0/25 4.27 72.31
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.54 68.00
10 IS Sodhi 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.0/23 4.0/24 5.22 59.13
HM Rating

The HOME (HM) 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 HM RAT
1 Nasum Ahmed 72.73 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 84.21 92.68 849.61
2 Shakib Al Hasan 189.09 82.79 88.60 116.41 121.39 89.47 97.20 784.96
3 Imran Tahir 98.18 144.56 126.41 126.39 125.01 78.95 68.00 767.50
4 Saeed Ajmal 94.55 117.73 117.73 141.83 141.83 68.42 76.39 758.49
5 Ajantha Mendis 94.55 138.80 109.41 123.87 116.98 78.95 72.31 734.86
6 Shadab Khan 167.27 85.83 83.86 114.98 117.09 78.95 73.42 721.41
7 Imad Wasim 105.45 82.62 99.97 132.99 134.17 78.95 80.63 714.77
8 MJ Santner 163.64 83.55 83.55 112.41 112.41 73.68 81.73 710.98
9 IS Sodhi 200.00 79.01 77.88 100.34 100.07 84.21 59.13 700.64
10 S Badree 83.64 101.57 86.76 144.55 138.06 52.63 80.54 687.73

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 ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI SL ZIM AFG


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