Top 15 Asian Fast Bowlers In Tests In Asia

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All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards (Know Why). Most of our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. Brief explanation of the ratings is given before each section (Detailed Explanation). Here are the Top 15 Asian Fast bowlers in matches In Asia in Test cricket.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

UC RATING

Points to note about ASIANS IN ASIA Rating:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.
  • This categorization has been done as there are more points for UC in our Overall Rating.

THE CRITERIA


The UC Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00
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 a simple 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.
  • Further, they are divided into In Asia and Outside Asia.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes in the specific condition and in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 25

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 150 279 200.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 150 279 200.00
2 Imran Khan PAK 1971 1991 1981 80 205 146.95
3 Fazal Mahmood PAK 1952 1962 1957 36 94 67.38
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2009 2001.5 132 236 180.00
1 WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2009 2001.5 132 236 180.00
2 Wasim Akram PAK 1985 2002 1993.5 102 216 164.75
3 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 85 215 163.98
4 Zaheer Khan IND 2000 2014 2007 99 164 125.08
5 I Sharma IND 2007 2021 2014 100 140 106.78
6 Shoaib Akhtar PAK 1997 2007 2002 56 125 95.34
7 J Srinath IND 1991 2002 1996.5 64 119 90.76
8 Umar Gul PAK 2003 2013 2008 54 98 74.75
9 KMDN Kulasekara SL 2005 2014 2009.5 30 45 34.32
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS UT Yadav IND 2011 2023 2017 80 119 140.00
1 UT Yadav IND 2011 2023 2017 80 119 140.00
2 Mohammed Shami IND 2013 2023 2018 48 86 101.18
3 Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK 2018 2023 2020.5 26 52 61.18

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 player has played.
  • Time Period in which a bowler has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Mohammed Shami 48 1857 86 21.59 18.53 200.00
1 Mohammed Shami 48 1857 86 21.59 18.53 200.00
2 Imran Khan 80 4158 205 20.28 18.85 196.65
3 Waqar Younis 85 4438 215 20.64 21.16 175.10
4 Shoaib Akhtar 56 3031 125 24.25 21.66 171.11
5 UT Yadav 80 3209 119 26.97 21.84 169.72
6 Wasim Akram 102 4866 216 22.53 22.51 164.62
7 Fazal Mahmood 36 1930 94 20.53 22.72 163.09
8 WPUJC Vaas 132 6580 236 27.88 24.34 152.24
9 Shaheen Shah Afridi 26 1380 52 26.54 24.66 150.27
10 J Srinath 64 3132 119 26.32 24.93 148.63
11 KMDN Kulasekara 30 1319 45 29.31 25.23 146.88
12 N Kapil Dev 150 8095 279 29.01 26.86 137.98
13 I Sharma 100 4522 140 32.30 27.36 135.45
14 Zaheer Khan 99 5652 164 34.46 28.44 130.29
15 Umar Gul 54 3292 98 33.59 29.23 126.79

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Imran Khan 32 1346 70 19.23 17.87 200.00
1 Imran Khan 32 1346 70 19.23 17.87 200.00
2 Mohammed Shami 28 1144 51 22.43 19.25 185.63
3 Wasim Akram 43 2042 91 22.44 22.42 159.34
4 Fazal Mahmood 33 1838 89 20.65 22.86 156.33
5 UT Yadav 50 2004 66 30.36 24.59 145.33
6 Shoaib Akhtar 41 2459 89 27.63 24.68 144.79
7 J Srinath 33 1759 67 26.25 24.87 143.66
8 KMDN Kulasekara 19 869 30 28.97 24.94 143.30
9 Waqar Younis 39 2007 75 26.76 27.44 130.23
10 WPUJC Vaas 92 4845 154 31.46 27.47 130.09
11 N Kapil Dev 116 6726 226 29.76 27.55 129.70
12 Shaheen Shah Afridi 8 514 17 30.24 28.10 127.17
13 I Sharma 77 3560 99 35.96 30.46 117.31
14 Zaheer Khan 64 3952 103 38.37 31.67 112.84
15 Umar Gul 39 2275 60 37.92 32.99 108.31

ATTACKING


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with SR.

Criteria: Points For R SR or Balls/Wkt

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50
RANK BOWLER INNS BLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS Mohammed Shami 48 3604 86 41.91 39.60 300.00
1 Mohammed Shami 48 3604 86 41.91 39.60 300.00
2 Waqar Younis 85 8220 215 38.23 40.12 296.10
3 Shoaib Akhtar 56 5571 125 44.57 42.98 276.44
4 UT Yadav 80 5856 119 49.21 43.69 271.92
5 Imran Khan 80 10022 205 48.89 44.90 264.63
6 J Srinath 64 6581 119 55.30 52.45 226.50
7 Shaheen Shah Afridi 26 2713 52 52.17 52.55 226.06
8 Wasim Akram 102 11324 216 52.43 52.80 225.01
9 Umar Gul 54 5718 98 58.35 54.91 216.37
10 KMDN Kulasekara 30 2637 45 58.60 55.07 215.72
11 N Kapil Dev 150 16703 279 59.87 56.55 210.08
12 Zaheer Khan 99 10347 164 63.09 56.69 209.57
13 Fazal Mahmood 36 6244 94 66.43 58.14 204.33
14 I Sharma 100 8875 140 63.39 58.86 201.83
15 WPUJC Vaas 132 14872 236 63.02 58.88 201.76

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. 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 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 7/56 7/220 6/63 7.40 100.00
1 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 7/56 7/220 6/63 7.40 100.00
2 Imran Khan 8/58 8/60 6/35 6/46 6/58 6.80 91.89
3 Waqar Younis 7/76 7/86 7/91 6/34 6/44 6.60 89.19
4 Fazal Mahmood 7/42 7/80 6/34 6/34 6/66 6.40 86.49
4 WPUJC Vaas 7/71 7/120 6/22 6/29 6/73 6.40 86.49
6 J Srinath 8/86 6/21 6/45 5/46 5/60 6.00 81.08
7 Wasim Akram 6/48 6/91 5/28 5/43 5/45 5.40 72.97
7 Zaheer Khan 7/87 5/34 5/72 5/91 5/94 5.40 72.97
7 Shoaib Akhtar 6/11 6/50 5/21 5/24 5/60 5.40 72.97
10 Umar Gul 6/135 5/31 5/65 4/43 4/58 4.80 64.86
11 UT Yadav 6/88 5/53 4/25 4/32 4/45 4.60 62.16
11 I Sharma 5/22 5/54 5/118 4/43 4/56 4.60 62.16
13 Shaheen Shah Afridi 5/32 5/77 4/51 4/53 4/58 4.40 59.46
13 Mohammed Shami 5/35 5/47 4/31 4/60 4/71 4.40 59.46
15 KMDN Kulasekara 4/21 4/37 4/71 3/47 3/48 3.60 48.65

ASIANS IN ASIA RATING


The ASIANS IN ASIA (UC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW UC RAT
1 Imran Khan 146.95 396.65 264.63 91.89 900.12
2 Waqar Younis 163.98 305.33 296.10 89.19 854.61
3 Mohammed Shami 101.18 385.63 300.00 59.46 846.26
4 UT Yadav 140.00 315.05 271.92 62.16 789.14
5 Wasim Akram 164.75 323.96 225.01 72.97 786.68
6 N Kapil Dev 200.00 267.68 210.08 100.00 777.77
7 Shoaib Akhtar 95.34 315.89 276.44 72.97 760.64
8 WPUJC Vaas 180.00 282.33 201.76 86.49 750.57
9 J Srinath 90.76 292.29 226.50 81.08 690.63
10 Fazal Mahmood 67.38 319.42 204.33 86.49 677.62
11 Zaheer Khan 125.08 243.13 209.57 72.97 650.75
12 Shaheen Shah Afridi 61.18 277.44 226.06 59.46 624.14
13 I Sharma 106.78 252.76 201.83 62.16 623.53
14 Umar Gul 74.75 235.10 216.37 64.86 591.08
15 KMDN Kulasekara 34.32 290.18 215.72 48.65 588.87

TOP TEAMS

Top Teams In Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1950s AUS WI PAK IND ENG
1960s WI AUS PAK IND ENG SA
1970s PAK ENG IND WI SA AUS
1980s PAK WI ENG NZ AUS
1990s IND PAK SA AUS WI
2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
2010s IND PAK SL ENG SA AUS
2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

Top Teams Outside Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5
1950s AUS ENG WI SA PAK
1960s ENG AUS WI SA NZ
1970s SA ENG WI AUS IND
1980s WI NZ AUS ENG PAK
1990s AUS SA WI PAK ENG
2000s AUS SA ENG IND NZ
2010s SA AUS ENG NZ IND
2020s AUS NZ ENG SA IND


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