Top 10 T20I Spin Bowlers In Top Form At 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 At Home

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

TOP FORM – HOME Rating

This rating only includes stats of Spin bowlers in their Top Form 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. 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 Imran Tahir SA 2013-08-02 2019-03-19 14 27 200.00
1 Imran Tahir SA 2013-08-02 2019-03-19 14 27 200.00
2 BAW Mendis SL 2008-10-10 2014-03-27 13 26 192.59
2 IS Sodhi NZ 2020-01-24 2021-03-28 15 26 192.59
4 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2018-12-20 2021-09-08 15 23 170.37
5 Imad Wasim PAK 2016-09-23 2018-11-04 15 21 155.56
5 S Badree WI 2013-03-03 2017-06-03 15 21 155.56
5 R Ashwin IND 2012-12-22 2021-11-19 15 21 155.56
5 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009-11-12 2013-11-15 15 21 155.56
9 Nasum Ahmed BAN 2021-03-28 2022-07-07 13 20 148.15
10 SP Narine WI 2013-03-02 2017-06-02 15 19 140.74
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 22.96 11.63 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 13 218 20 10.90 22.96 11.63 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 14 337 27 12.48 25.83 11.84 147.38
3 BAW Mendis 13 331 26 12.73 24.81 12.57 138.80
4 S Badree 15 285 21 13.57 25.75 12.91 135.10
5 Saeed Ajmal 15 310 21 14.76 24.84 14.56 119.81
6 SP Narine 15 305 19 16.05 25.84 15.22 114.64
7 IS Sodhi 15 421 26 16.19 25.16 15.77 110.65
8 R Ashwin 15 349 21 16.62 24.78 16.43 106.17
9 Imad Wasim 15 355 21 16.90 24.78 16.71 104.40
10 Shakib Al Hasan 15 392 23 17.04 23.61 17.69 98.65

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 11 179 16 11.19 22.96 11.94 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 11 179 16 11.19 22.96 11.94 150.00
2 Imran Tahir 13 314 22 14.27 25.83 13.54 132.28
3 Imad Wasim 12 272 19 14.32 24.78 14.15 126.53
4 Saeed Ajmal 15 310 21 14.76 24.84 14.56 122.97
5 Shakib Al Hasan 13 315 22 14.32 23.61 14.86 120.52
6 S Badree 12 237 15 15.80 25.75 15.03 119.10
7 SP Narine 11 238 15 15.87 25.84 15.04 119.04
8 IS Sodhi 15 421 26 16.19 25.16 15.77 113.57
9 BAW Mendis 12 323 20 16.15 24.81 15.95 112.30
10 R Ashwin 15 349 21 16.62 24.78 16.43 108.97
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 S Badree 15 342 285 5.00 7.20 4.86 150.00
1 S Badree 15 342 285 5.00 7.20 4.86 150.00
2 Nasum Ahmed 13 262 218 4.99 6.87 5.09 143.38
3 Saeed Ajmal 15 348 310 5.34 7.12 5.25 138.89
4 SP Narine 15 336 305 5.45 7.24 5.27 138.50
5 Imad Wasim 15 360 355 5.92 7.19 5.76 126.72
6 BAW Mendis 13 306 331 6.49 7.16 6.34 115.01
7 Imran Tahir 14 306 337 6.61 7.26 6.37 114.51
8 Shakib Al Hasan 15 358 392 6.57 7.01 6.56 111.15
9 R Ashwin 15 312 349 6.71 7.07 6.65 109.78
10 IS Sodhi 15 330 421 7.65 7.43 7.21 101.24

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS Nasum Ahmed 11 216 179 4.97 6.87 5.07 150.00
1 Nasum Ahmed 11 216 179 4.97 6.87 5.07 150.00
2 S Badree 12 270 237 5.27 7.20 5.12 148.38
3 Saeed Ajmal 15 348 310 5.34 7.12 5.25 144.72
4 Imad Wasim 12 288 272 5.67 7.19 5.51 137.86
5 SP Narine 11 240 238 5.95 7.24 5.76 132.10
6 Shakib Al Hasan 13 310 315 6.10 7.01 6.09 124.80
7 Imran Tahir 13 282 314 6.68 7.26 6.44 118.01
8 R Ashwin 15 312 349 6.71 7.07 6.65 114.39
9 BAW Mendis 12 282 323 6.87 7.16 6.72 113.18
10 IS Sodhi 15 330 421 7.65 7.43 7.21 105.49
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 2/26 2/27 3.60 100.00
1 IS Sodhi 4/28 4/28 3/24 3/26 3/32 3.40 94.44
2 Shakib Al Hasan 5/21 4/9 3/37 2/10 2/18 3.20 88.89
3 BAW Mendis 6/16 4/12 2/12 2/27 1/20 3.00 83.33
3 Imran Tahir 4/21 3/18 3/21 3/28 2/21 3.00 83.33
5 R Ashwin 4/8 3/14 3/24 2/13 2/20 2.80 77.78
5 Imad Wasim 5/14 3/20 3/21 2/28 1/8 2.80 77.78
7 Nasum Ahmed 4/10 4/19 2/5 2/8 1/17 2.60 72.22
7 Saeed Ajmal 4/23 3/25 2/13 2/18 2/19 2.60 72.22
9 SP Narine 3/11 3/22 3/26 2/19 1/8 2.40 66.67
10 S Badree 3/17 2/14 2/16 2/22 1/11 2.00 55.56
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 4.0/14 3.0/12 3.0/13 4.0/19 3.63 100.00
1 R Ashwin 4.0/8 4.0/14 3.0/12 3.0/13 4.0/19 3.63 100.00
2 Nasum Ahmed 2.0/5 4.0/10 2.0/8 4.0/17 4.0/19 3.76 96.60
3 S Badree 4.0/14 3.0/11 4.0/16 4.0/16 4.0/17 3.79 95.83
4 Saeed Ajmal 4.0/12 4.0/13 4.0/18 4.0/18 4.0/19 3.93 92.36
5 Imad Wasim 4.0/8 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/20 4.0/21 3.94 92.13
6 Shakib Al Hasan 3.4/9 4.0/10 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/22 4.06 89.34
7 BAW Mendis 4.0/12 4.0/12 4.0/16 4.0/21 4.0/25 4.20 86.39
8 SP Narine 4.0/11 2.0/8 4.0/19 4.0/19 4.0/22 4.25 85.53
9 Imran Tahir 4.0/14 4.0/18 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.0/21 4.58 79.27
10 IS Sodhi 4.0/23 4.0/24 4.0/26 4.0/26 3.0/21 5.95 61.06
TF HM Rating

The TOP FORM – HOME (TF 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 TF HM RAT
1 Nasum Ahmed 148.15 150.00 150.00 143.38 150.00 72.22 96.60 910.35
2 Imran Tahir 200.00 147.38 132.28 114.51 118.01 83.33 79.27 874.79
3 S Badree 155.56 135.10 119.10 150.00 148.38 55.56 95.83 859.53
4 Saeed Ajmal 155.56 119.81 122.97 138.89 144.72 72.22 92.36 846.53
5 BAW Mendis 192.59 138.80 112.30 115.01 113.18 83.33 86.39 841.60
6 Imad Wasim 155.56 104.40 126.53 126.72 137.86 77.78 92.13 820.97
7 Shakib Al Hasan 170.37 98.65 120.52 111.15 124.80 88.89 89.34 803.72
8 SP Narine 140.74 114.64 119.04 138.50 132.10 66.67 85.53 797.21
9 IS Sodhi 192.59 110.65 113.57 101.24 105.49 94.44 61.06 779.05
10 R Ashwin 155.56 106.17 108.97 109.78 114.39 77.78 100.00 772.64

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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