Top Test Fast Bowler of the Decade (1990 – 1999)

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Strike Rate, Top Inns
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home, Top Form Away, Wkts/Inn, Impact Inns
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 an 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 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT INNS WKTS RAT
TS CEL Ambrose WI 128 309 200.00
1 CEL Ambrose WI 128 309 200.00
2 CA Walsh WI 143 304 196.76
3 Wasim Akram PAK 111 289 187.06
4 AA Donald SA 105 284 183.82
5 Waqar Younis PAK 101 273 176.70
6 GD McGrath AUS 112 266 172.17
7 CJ McDermott AUS 85 211 136.57
8 ARC Fraser ENG 74 168 108.74
9 SM Pollock SA 67 161 104.21
10 CL Cairns NZ 70 150 97.09

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 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS CEL Ambrose 128 6224 309 20.14 20.49 200.00
1 CEL Ambrose 128 6224 309 20.14 20.49 200.00
2 SM Pollock 67 3294 161 20.46 21.35 191.96
3 Wasim Akram 111 6199 289 21.45 21.70 188.81
4 Waqar Younis 101 5927 273 21.71 22.31 183.66
5 AA Donald 105 6200 284 21.83 22.44 182.62
6 GD McGrath 112 6086 266 22.88 22.95 178.57
7 CA Walsh 143 7895 304 25.97 26.07 157.18
8 ARC Fraser 74 4513 168 26.86 26.47 154.79
9 CJ McDermott 85 5597 211 26.53 26.61 154.01
10 CL Cairns 70 4335 150 28.90 27.73 147.78

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS CEL Ambrose 107 5456 272 20.06 20.40 200.00
1 CEL Ambrose 107 5456 272 20.06 20.40 200.00
2 SM Pollock 48 2522 118 21.37 22.30 183.00
3 GD McGrath 89 4818 212 22.73 22.79 179.03
4 AA Donald 72 4521 194 23.30 23.95 170.37
5 Wasim Akram 64 3772 156 24.18 24.46 166.80
6 ARC Fraser 61 3643 142 25.65 25.28 161.41
7 CA Walsh 121 6805 265 25.68 25.78 158.30
8 Waqar Younis 57 3319 126 26.34 27.07 150.75
9 CJ McDermott 53 3584 131 27.36 27.44 148.70
10 CL Cairns 47 2847 97 29.35 28.16 144.91

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 100
RANK BOWLER INNS BALLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS Waqar Younis 101 11179 273 40.95 41.11 300.00
1 Waqar Younis 101 11179 273 40.95 41.11 300.00
2 AA Donald 105 12996 284 45.76 45.16 273.15
3 Wasim Akram 111 14134 289 48.91 48.62 253.68
4 CL Cairns 70 8188 150 54.59 51.16 241.09
5 GD McGrath 112 13956 266 52.47 51.88 237.76
6 CEL Ambrose 128 16148 309 52.26 52.06 236.93
7 SM Pollock 67 8470 161 52.61 52.48 235.01
8 CJ McDermott 85 11559 211 54.78 53.81 229.24
9 ARC Fraser 74 10010 168 59.58 58.39 211.24
10 CA Walsh 143 18079 304 59.47 58.67 210.24

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE WT RAT
TS CEL Ambrose 8/45 7/25 6/24 6/34 6/51 6/52 6/74 6.43 100.00
1 CEL Ambrose 8/45 7/25 6/24 6/34 6/51 6/52 6/74 6.43 100.00
1 Waqar Younis 7/76 7/86 7/91 6/34 6/44 6/78 6/78 6.43 100.00
3 AA Donald 8/71 7/84 6/53 6/59 6/88 5/32 5/36 6.14 95.56
3 GD McGrath 8/38 7/76 6/47 6/85 6/86 5/28 5/32 6.14 95.56
5 ARC Fraser 8/53 8/75 6/82 5/28 5/40 5/42 5/60 6.00 93.33
6 Wasim Akram 7/119 6/43 6/48 6/62 6/67 5/28 5/43 5.86 91.11
6 CA Walsh 7/37 6/18 6/54 6/79 6/80 5/39 5/45 5.86 91.11
8 CJ McDermott 8/97 6/38 6/53 5/42 5/49 5/54 5/76 5.71 88.89
9 CL Cairns 7/27 6/52 6/77 5/31 5/44 5/50 5/62 5.57 86.67
10 SM Pollock 7/87 6/50 5/32 5/33 5/37 5/39 5/43 5.43 84.44

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the DECADES Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW RAT PRI PTS
1 CEL Ambrose 200.00 400.00 236.93 100.00 936.93 468.47
2 Waqar Younis 176.70 334.41 300.00 100.00 911.11 455.56
3 AA Donald 183.82 353.00 273.15 95.56 905.52 452.76
4 Wasim Akram 187.06 355.62 253.68 91.11 887.47 443.73
5 GD McGrath 172.17 357.60 237.76 95.56 863.08 431.54
6 CA Walsh 196.76 315.48 210.24 91.11 813.59 406.80
7 SM Pollock 104.21 374.96 235.01 84.44 798.62 399.31
8 CJ McDermott 136.57 302.71 229.24 88.89 757.41 378.71
9 ARC Fraser 108.74 316.21 211.24 93.33 729.52 364.76
10 CL Cairns 97.09 292.68 241.09 86.67 717.53 358.76

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Favourable Conditions 250.00
Unfavourable Conditions 1,000.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 CEL Ambrose 71 172 19.45 51.76 924.51 231.13
2 Waqar Younis 43 129 18.60 36.64 892.54 223.14
3 AA Donald 59 156 21.88 45.29 869.84 217.46
4 Wasim Akram 45 118 18.86 43.03 857.58 214.40
5 CJ McDermott 54 146 24.25 49.74 836.73 209.18
6 SM Pollock 41 97 20.37 49.38 806.03 201.51
7 GD McGrath 58 133 23.09 54.17 800.23 200.06
8 CA Walsh 70 151 25.39 60.22 764.69 191.17
9 ARC Fraser 35 81 28.41 61.72 685.63 171.41
10 CL Cairns 33 74 28.80 55.58 669.51 167.38

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 AA Donald 46 128 21.77 46.34 900.87 900.87
2 CEL Ambrose 57 137 21.01 52.88 898.38 898.38
3 Wasim Akram 66 171 23.23 52.96 893.79 893.79
4 Waqar Younis 58 144 24.49 44.81 886.99 886.99
5 GD McGrath 54 133 22.67 50.77 884.07 884.07
6 CA Walsh 73 153 26.54 58.73 813.65 813.65
7 SM Pollock 26 64 20.59 57.50 760.74 760.74
8 ARC Fraser 39 87 25.43 57.60 743.75 743.75
9 CL Cairns 37 76 29.00 53.62 738.09 738.09
10 CJ McDermott 31 65 31.63 66.11 593.56 593.56

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable/Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 CEL Ambrose 118 291 20.00 52.01 962.15 240.54
2 AA Donald 93 255 21.96 45.48 918.33 229.58
3 GD McGrath 96 239 21.74 50.72 893.71 223.43
4 SM Pollock 62 151 20.28 52.79 818.43 204.61
5 CA Walsh 125 264 26.31 60.61 801.17 200.29
6 CJ McDermott 76 190 25.93 53.83 782.33 195.58
7 ARC Fraser 74 168 26.86 59.58 756.53 189.13
8 CL Cairns 52 120 27.94 53.84 719.35 179.84

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 54 139 24.35 55.65 963.64 240.91
2 Waqar Younis 50 128 24.55 45.54 954.48 238.62

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 CA Walsh 18 40 23.73 51.93 950.58 950.58
2 AA Donald 12 29 20.66 48.21 874.02 874.02
3 CL Cairns 18 30 32.73 57.57 795.08 795.08
4 GD McGrath 16 27 32.93 67.96 699.16 699.16
5 CEL Ambrose 10 18 22.50 56.33 685.60 685.60
6 SM Pollock 5 10 23.20 49.80 500.00 500.00
6 ARC Fraser 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
6 CJ McDermott 9 21 31.90 63.43 500.00 500.00

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 57 150 18.76 42.66 944.16 944.16
2 Waqar Younis 51 145 19.20 36.90 930.87 930.87

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the DECADES Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Wasim Akram 893.79 214.40 944.16 240.91 2,293.26 229.33
2 Waqar Younis 886.99 223.14 930.87 238.62 2,279.61 227.96
3 AA Donald 900.87 217.46 874.02 229.58 2,221.94 222.19
4 CA Walsh 813.65 191.17 950.58 200.29 2,155.69 215.57
5 CEL Ambrose 898.38 231.13 685.60 240.54 2,055.64 205.56
6 GD McGrath 884.07 200.06 699.16 223.43 2,006.72 200.67
7 CL Cairns 738.09 167.38 795.08 179.84 1,880.38 188.04
8 SM Pollock 760.74 201.51 500.00 204.61 1,666.85 166.69
9 ARC Fraser 743.75 171.41 500.00 189.13 1,604.29 160.43
10 CJ McDermott 593.56 209.18 500.00 195.58 1,498.32 149.83

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points.

The four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Wkts Per Inn 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our DECADES Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Waqar Younis 30 102 17.58 34.56 966.71 193.34
2 AA Donald 30 90 18.28 37.27 896.93 179.39
3 Wasim Akram 30 84 17.98 39.71 853.20 170.64
4 GD McGrath 30 82 19.78 47.13 828.20 165.64
5 SM Pollock 30 76 18.18 43.87 828.03 165.61
6 CEL Ambrose 30 72 17.11 46.32 827.30 165.46
7 CJ McDermott 30 86 23.58 50.50 793.08 158.62
8 CA Walsh 30 74 22.43 50.54 736.80 147.36
9 CL Cairns 30 64 28.16 55.92 676.89 135.38
10 ARC Fraser 30 65 28.32 62.22 670.50 134.10

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 30 93 19.95 45.20 930.26 744.21
2 Waqar Younis 30 90 20.94 37.64 920.10 736.08
3 AA Donald 30 92 20.82 42.54 914.56 731.65
4 GD McGrath 30 91 20.24 44.97 913.50 730.80
5 CEL Ambrose 30 82 17.85 50.32 890.82 712.66
6 CA Walsh 30 83 23.34 49.83 823.91 659.12
7 ARC Fraser 30 76 22.12 52.75 815.57 652.45
8 CL Cairns 30 70 27.14 49.89 756.45 605.16
9 SM Pollock 26 64 20.59 57.50 754.12 603.30
10 CJ McDermott 30 64 30.86 65.36 627.52 502.02

WKTS/INN


WKTS/INN RATING

Points to note:-

  • This rating gives points for wkts taken per inn.
  • All Teams, Top Teams and Top 7 Batsmen are the criteria used.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS WKTS/INN RAT WTG
1 AA Donald 105 284 2.70 1,000.00 500.00
2 CJ McDermott 85 211 2.48 939.68 469.84
3 CEL Ambrose 128 309 2.41 918.21 459.11
4 Waqar Younis 101 273 2.70 897.87 448.93
5 SM Pollock 67 161 2.40 892.43 446.21
6 GD McGrath 112 266 2.38 891.18 445.59
7 Wasim Akram 111 289 2.60 851.18 425.59
8 ARC Fraser 74 168 2.27 836.63 418.31
9 CL Cairns 70 150 2.14 772.84 386.42
10 CA Walsh 143 304 2.13 771.91 385.96

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or strike rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Bowler takes equal to or more wickets than 5.
  • A Bowler equal to or more wickets than 3 at a good AVE or SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The AVE should be less than 80% of the AVE of the better innings or
  • The SR should be less than 80% of the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 Waqar Younis 101 44 43.56 939.84 939.84
2 GD McGrath 112 40 35.71 926.47 926.47
3 AA Donald 105 38 36.19 881.96 881.96
4 CEL Ambrose 128 43 33.59 862.38 862.38
5 SM Pollock 67 23 34.33 834.36 834.36
6 CJ McDermott 85 30 35.29 826.75 826.75
7 ARC Fraser 74 25 33.78 794.16 794.16
8 Wasim Akram 111 37 33.33 791.15 791.15
9 CL Cairns 70 21 30.00 667.17 667.17
10 CA Walsh 143 34 23.78 614.79 614.79

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the DECADES Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW WPI II TOT SEC RAT
1 Waqar Younis 193.34 736.08 448.93 939.84 2,318.19 231.82
2 AA Donald 179.39 731.65 500.00 881.96 2,293.00 229.30
3 GD McGrath 165.64 730.80 445.59 926.47 2,268.50 226.85
4 CEL Ambrose 165.46 712.66 459.11 862.38 2,199.60 219.96
5 Wasim Akram 170.64 744.21 425.59 791.15 2,131.59 213.16
6 SM Pollock 165.61 603.30 446.21 834.36 2,049.48 204.95
7 ARC Fraser 134.10 652.45 418.31 794.16 1,999.03 199.90
8 CJ McDermott 158.62 502.02 469.84 826.75 1,957.22 195.72
9 CA Walsh 147.36 659.12 385.96 614.79 1,807.23 180.72
10 CL Cairns 135.38 605.16 386.42 667.17 1,794.13 179.41

DECADES RATING

DECADES Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 Waqar Younis PAK 455.56 227.96 231.82 915.34
2 AA Donald SA 452.76 222.19 229.30 904.25
3 CEL Ambrose WI 468.47 205.56 219.96 893.99
4 Wasim Akram PAK 443.73 229.33 213.16 886.22
5 GD McGrath AUS 431.54 200.67 226.85 859.06
6 CA Walsh WI 406.80 215.57 180.72 803.09
7 SM Pollock SA 399.31 166.69 204.95 770.95
8 CL Cairns NZ 358.76 188.04 179.41 726.21
9 ARC Fraser ENG 364.76 160.43 199.90 725.09
10 CJ McDermott AUS 378.71 149.83 195.72 724.26

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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