Top 10 T20I Spin Bowlers In Top Form Away From Home

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 their Top Form Away From Home

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

TOP FORM – AWAY Rating

This rating only includes stats of Spin bowlers in their Top Form Away From 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. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 15 consecutive innings of a bowler such that his overall points are maximum.

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 Rashid Khan AFG 2016-03-20 2018-08-22 15 32 200.00
1 Rashid Khan AFG 2016-03-20 2018-08-22 15 32 200.00
2 PWH de Silva SL 2021-03-03 2022-02-11 15 29 181.25
3 Imran Tahir SA 2013-11-15 2017-02-17 15 28 175.00
4 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009-06-09 2010-07-05 15 27 168.75
4 BAW Mendis SL 2008-10-10 2010-05-13 15 27 168.75
4 T Shamsi SA 2018-11-17 2021-09-12 15 27 168.75
7 GP Swann ENG 2010-02-19 2012-09-21 15 25 156.25
8 S Badree WI 2012-10-01 2016-04-03 15 24 150.00
9 J Botha SA 2009-06-16 2012-09-12 15 22 137.50
10 SP Narine WI 2012-09-29 2015-11-11 15 20 125.00
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 T Shamsi 15 276 27 10.22 25.26 9.92 150.00
1 T Shamsi 15 276 27 10.22 25.26 9.92 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 15 310 29 10.69 24.25 10.80 137.70
3 BAW Mendis 15 326 27 12.07 24.81 11.92 124.76
4 Rashid Khan 15 348 32 10.88 21.79 12.23 121.64
5 Imran Tahir 15 367 28 13.11 25.83 12.43 119.64
6 J Botha 15 293 22 13.32 25.85 12.62 117.82
7 GP Swann 15 330 25 13.20 25.39 12.74 116.77
8 S Badree 15 331 24 13.79 25.75 13.12 113.33
9 Saeed Ajmal 15 371 27 13.74 24.84 13.55 109.73
10 SP Narine 15 315 20 15.75 25.84 14.93 99.61

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS T Shamsi 13 235 20 11.75 25.26 11.40 150.00
1 T Shamsi 13 235 20 11.75 25.26 11.40 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 12 265 23 11.52 24.25 11.64 146.84
3 J Botha 15 293 22 13.32 25.85 12.62 135.43
4 GP Swann 15 330 25 13.20 25.39 12.74 134.23
5 S Badree 15 331 24 13.79 25.75 13.12 130.27
6 Imran Tahir 14 346 24 14.42 25.83 13.67 125.03
7 SP Narine 15 315 20 15.75 25.84 14.93 114.49
8 BAW Mendis 11 263 17 15.47 24.81 15.28 111.92
9 Saeed Ajmal 13 332 20 16.60 24.84 16.37 104.40
10 Rashid Khan 10 241 16 15.06 21.79 16.94 100.95
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 T Shamsi 15 330 276 5.02 7.44 4.72 150.00
1 T Shamsi 15 330 276 5.02 7.44 4.72 150.00
2 PWH de Silva 15 342 310 5.44 7.23 5.27 134.47
3 SP Narine 15 346 315 5.46 7.24 5.28 134.03
4 S Badree 15 354 331 5.61 7.20 5.46 129.75
5 J Botha 15 302 293 5.82 7.30 5.59 126.78
6 BAW Mendis 15 336 326 5.82 7.16 5.69 124.45
7 GP Swann 15 330 330 6.00 7.25 5.80 122.17
8 Imran Tahir 15 341 367 6.46 7.26 6.23 113.73
9 Saeed Ajmal 15 342 371 6.51 7.12 6.40 110.69
10 Rashid Khan 15 330 348 6.33 6.79 6.52 108.54

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS T Shamsi 13 282 235 5.00 7.44 4.70 150.00
1 T Shamsi 13 282 235 5.00 7.44 4.70 150.00
2 SP Narine 15 346 315 5.46 7.24 5.28 133.54
3 S Badree 15 354 331 5.61 7.20 5.46 129.28
4 PWH de Silva 12 276 265 5.76 7.23 5.58 126.49
5 J Botha 15 302 293 5.82 7.30 5.59 126.32
6 GP Swann 15 330 330 6.00 7.25 5.80 121.73
7 BAW Mendis 11 252 263 6.26 7.16 6.12 115.28
8 Imran Tahir 14 317 346 6.55 7.26 6.32 111.73
9 Rashid Khan 10 228 241 6.34 6.79 6.54 107.89
10 Saeed Ajmal 13 294 332 6.78 7.12 6.66 105.95
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 2/11 2/27 3.60 100.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 4/26 3/18 3/26 3/34 2/18 3.00 83.33
1 PWH de Silva 3/12 3/17 3/20 3/21 3/38 3.00 83.33
1 S Badree 4/15 3/10 3/12 3/14 2/16 3.00 83.33
4 Imran Tahir 5/24 3/26 2/13 2/21 2/24 2.80 77.78
4 BAW Mendis 3/9 3/20 3/23 3/24 2/9 2.80 77.78
6 Rashid Khan 4/12 3/13 2/17 2/26 2/48 2.60 72.22
6 SP Narine 3/9 3/16 3/20 2/17 2/18 2.60 72.22
6 GP Swann 3/13 3/14 3/24 2/17 2/18 2.60 72.22
6 J Botha 3/16 3/22 3/31 2/15 2/19 2.60 72.22
10 T Shamsi 4/25 3/20 2/13 2/13 1/11 2.40 66.67
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 T Shamsi 4.0/11 4.0/13 4.0/13 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.25 100.00
1 T Shamsi 4.0/11 4.0/13 4.0/13 4.0/16 4.0/16 3.25 100.00
2 S Badree 4.0/10 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 4.0/16 3.26 99.59
3 PWH de Silva 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.53 91.83
4 GP Swann 4.0/13 4.0/14 4.0/17 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.86 83.99
5 SP Narine 3.4/9 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/18 4.0/19 3.89 83.53
6 Rashid Khan 4.0/12 4.0/14 4.0/17 3.0/13 3.0/14 4.01 80.94
7 BAW Mendis 4.0/9 3.0/9 4.0/19 4.0/20 4.0/23 4.12 78.86
8 J Botha 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/19 4.0/19 4.13 78.66
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/13 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/24 4.0/24 4.82 67.32
10 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/18 3.3/18 4.0/23 3.0/18 3.0/18 5.34 60.83
TF AW Rating

The TOP FORM – AWAY (TF AW) 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 TF AW RAT
1 T Shamsi 168.75 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 66.67 100.00 935.42
2 PWH de Silva 181.25 137.70 146.84 134.47 126.49 83.33 91.83 901.92
3 S Badree 150.00 113.33 130.27 129.75 129.28 83.33 99.59 835.55
4 GP Swann 156.25 116.77 134.23 122.17 121.73 72.22 83.99 807.37
5 BAW Mendis 168.75 124.76 111.92 124.45 115.28 77.78 78.86 801.79
6 J Botha 137.50 117.82 135.43 126.78 126.32 72.22 78.66 794.75
7 Rashid Khan 200.00 121.64 100.95 108.54 107.89 72.22 80.94 792.18
8 Imran Tahir 175.00 119.64 125.03 113.73 111.73 77.78 67.32 790.22
9 SP Narine 125.00 99.61 114.49 134.03 133.54 72.22 83.53 762.42
10 Saeed Ajmal 168.75 109.73 104.40 110.69 105.95 83.33 60.83 743.69

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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