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 2022-07-28

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 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 42 52 200.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2022 42 52 200.00
2 IS Sodhi NZ 2014 2022 37 51 196.15
3 MJ Santner NZ 2015 2022 38 43 165.38
4 Shadab Khan PAK 2017 2021 29 35 134.62
5 Imad Wasim PAK 2015 2021 28 29 111.54
6 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 14 27 103.85
7 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 18 26 100.00
7 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2014 13 26 100.00
9 S Badree WI 2012 2018 19 23 88.46
10 Nasum Ahmed BAN 2021 2022 13 20 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 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 21.48 12.43 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 21.48 12.43 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 14 337 27 12.48 24.43 12.52 148.95
3 BAW Mendis 13 331 26 12.73 23.92 13.04 143.02
4 Saeed Ajmal 18 389 26 14.96 23.85 15.37 121.31
5 S Badree 19 404 23 17.57 24.15 17.82 104.65
6 IS Sodhi 37 1134 51 22.24 25.31 21.53 86.63
7 Shadab Khan 29 738 35 21.09 23.51 21.97 84.86
8 Shakib Al Hasan 42 1056 52 20.31 22.57 22.04 84.60
9 MJ Santner 38 980 43 22.79 25.29 22.08 84.45
10 Imad Wasim 28 610 29 21.03 23.27 22.15 84.20

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 11 179 16 11.19 21.48 12.76 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 11 179 16 11.19 21.48 12.76 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 13 314 22 14.27 24.43 14.32 133.69
3 Saeed Ajmal 18 389 26 14.96 23.85 15.37 124.51
4 BAW Mendis 12 323 20 16.15 23.92 16.54 115.71
5 Shakib Al Hasan 30 709 38 18.66 22.57 20.25 94.51
6 Shadab Khan 23 568 29 19.59 23.51 20.41 93.77
7 Imad Wasim 20 431 22 19.59 23.27 20.63 92.79
8 S Badree 15 329 16 20.56 24.15 20.86 91.76
9 IS Sodhi 37 1134 51 22.24 25.31 21.53 88.91
10 MJ Santner 38 980 43 22.79 25.29 22.08 86.68
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 AC Agar 12 276 246 5.35 7.16 5.23 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.43 5.43 144.30
2 S Badree 19 432 404 5.61 7.11 5.53 141.91
3 Saeed Ajmal 18 419 389 5.57 6.92 5.63 139.25
4 Imad Wasim 28 618 610 5.92 6.86 6.04 129.83
5 Imran Tahir 14 306 337 6.61 7.32 6.32 124.09
6 BAW Mendis 13 306 331 6.49 7.04 6.45 121.61
7 Shakib Al Hasan 42 950 1056 6.67 6.77 6.89 113.75
8 Shadab Khan 29 653 738 6.78 6.85 6.92 113.26
9 MJ Santner 38 769 980 7.65 7.56 7.08 110.74
10 IS Sodhi 37 803 1134 8.47 7.61 7.79 100.66

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS AC Agar 12 276 246 5.35 7.16 5.23 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 11 216 179 4.97 6.43 5.41 144.89
2 Saeed Ajmal 18 419 389 5.57 6.92 5.63 139.25
3 S Badree 15 336 329 5.88 7.11 5.79 135.54
4 Imad Wasim 20 444 431 5.82 6.86 5.94 132.02
5 Imran Tahir 13 282 314 6.68 7.32 6.39 122.73
6 Shakib Al Hasan 30 670 709 6.35 6.77 6.56 119.49
7 Shadab Khan 23 515 568 6.62 6.85 6.76 116.06
8 BAW Mendis 12 282 323 6.87 7.04 6.83 114.85
9 MJ Santner 38 769 980 7.65 7.56 7.08 110.74
10 IS Sodhi 37 803 1134 8.47 7.61 7.79 100.66
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
1 IS Sodhi 4/28 4/28 3/24 3/26 3/30 3.40 89.47
3 BAW Mendis 6/16 4/12 2/12 2/27 1/20 3.00 78.95
3 Imran Tahir 4/21 3/18 3/21 3/28 2/21 3.00 78.95
3 Shadab Khan 4/26 3/17 3/19 3/30 2/23 3.00 78.95
6 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/28 1/8 2.80 73.68
6 MJ Santner 4/31 3/23 3/25 2/14 2/15 2.80 73.68
8 Nasum Ahmed 4/10 4/19 2/5 2/8 1/17 2.60 68.42
8 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 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 3.1/8 2.0/8 4.0/17 3.19 100.00
1 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 3.1/8 2.0/8 4.0/17 3.19 100.00
2 MJ Santner 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.0/14 3.75 85.08
3 S Badree 4.0/14 3.0/11 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/17 3.84 83.25
4 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/18 2.0/10 3.85 82.87
5 Nasum Ahmed 2.0/5 4.0/10 2.0/8 4.0/17 4.0/19 4.01 79.55
6 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/18 4.0/18 4.0/19 4.04 78.96
7 Shadab Khan 4.0/14 3.5/16 4.0/17 3.0/13 3.0/14 4.24 75.36
8 BAW Mendis 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/16 4.0/21 4.0/25 4.27 74.74
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.54 70.29
10 IS Sodhi 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.0/23 4.0/24 4.0/25 5.29 60.40
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 76.92 150.00 150.00 144.30 144.89 68.42 79.55 814.09
2 Shakib Al Hasan 200.00 84.60 94.51 113.75 119.49 89.47 100.00 801.83
3 Imran Tahir 103.85 148.95 133.69 124.09 122.73 78.95 70.29 782.55
4 Saeed Ajmal 100.00 121.31 124.51 139.25 139.25 68.42 78.96 771.70
5 BAW Mendis 100.00 143.02 115.71 121.61 114.85 78.95 74.74 748.88
6 IS Sodhi 196.15 86.63 88.91 100.66 100.66 89.47 60.40 722.88
7 MJ Santner 165.38 84.45 86.68 110.74 110.74 73.68 85.08 716.77
8 Imad Wasim 111.54 84.20 92.79 129.83 132.02 73.68 82.87 706.93
9 S Badree 88.46 104.65 91.76 141.91 135.54 52.63 83.25 698.20
10 Shadab Khan 134.62 84.86 93.77 113.26 116.06 78.95 75.36 696.88

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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