Top Test Fast Bowler of the Decade (2010 – 2019)

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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 JM Anderson ENG 200 429 200.00
1 JM Anderson ENG 200 429 200.00
2 SCJ Broad ENG 207 403 187.88
3 DW Steyn SA 108 267 124.48
4 M Morkel SA 125 248 115.62
5 MA Starc AUS 107 240 111.89
6 VD Philander SA 114 220 102.56
7 K Rabada SA 75 190 88.58
8 Mohammed Shami IND 91 175 81.59
9 PJ Cummins AUS 55 139 64.80
10 RJ Harris AUS 52 113 52.68

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 PJ Cummins 55 3048 139 21.93 21.40 200.00
1 PJ Cummins 55 3048 139 21.93 21.40 200.00
2 VD Philander 114 4838 220 21.99 21.74 196.85
3 DW Steyn 108 5954 267 22.30 22.11 193.49
4 K Rabada 75 4289 190 22.57 22.35 191.46
5 RJ Harris 52 2658 113 23.52 22.85 187.29
6 JM Anderson 200 10448 429 24.35 23.51 182.05
7 Mohammed Shami 91 4742 175 27.10 24.99 171.24
8 M Morkel 125 6446 248 25.99 25.37 168.70
9 MA Starc 107 6501 240 27.09 26.02 164.46
10 SCJ Broad 207 11146 403 27.66 26.80 159.64

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS PJ Cummins 43 2508 111 22.59 22.05 200.00
1 PJ Cummins 43 2508 111 22.59 22.05 200.00
2 RJ Harris 48 2474 107 23.12 22.46 196.32
3 VD Philander 81 3587 152 23.60 23.33 189.02
4 DW Steyn 72 4098 173 23.69 23.49 187.69
5 K Rabada 53 3205 128 25.04 24.79 177.86
6 M Morkel 97 5159 196 26.32 25.69 171.65
7 JM Anderson 144 7757 284 27.31 26.36 167.26
8 SCJ Broad 144 7909 290 27.27 26.43 166.82
9 Mohammed Shami 64 3704 125 29.63 27.33 161.35
10 MA Starc 83 5087 178 28.58 27.45 160.62

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 K Rabada 75 7604 190 40.02 43.62 300.00
1 K Rabada 75 7604 190 40.02 43.62 300.00
2 DW Steyn 108 11728 267 43.93 46.76 279.90
3 Mohammed Shami 91 8602 175 49.15 49.27 265.64
4 MA Starc 107 11573 240 48.22 49.95 261.98
5 PJ Cummins 55 6563 139 47.22 50.39 259.71
6 RJ Harris 52 5736 113 50.76 53.71 243.67
7 VD Philander 114 10986 220 49.94 53.85 243.04
8 M Morkel 125 12977 248 52.33 55.18 237.15
9 JM Anderson 200 23568 429 54.94 57.29 228.45
10 SCJ Broad 207 22850 403 56.70 59.27 220.80

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 SCJ Broad 8/15 7/44 7/72 6/17 6/25 6/46 6/50 6.57 100.00
1 SCJ Broad 8/15 7/44 7/72 6/17 6/25 6/46 6/50 6.57 100.00
2 DW Steyn 7/51 6/8 6/34 6/50 6/100 5/17 5/29 5.86 89.13
3 JM Anderson 7/42 6/17 6/42 6/47 5/16 5/20 5/29 5.71 86.96
3 K Rabada 7/112 6/32 6/54 6/55 5/30 5/33 5/78 5.71 86.96
5 MA Starc 6/50 6/66 6/111 6/154 5/34 5/44 5/46 5.57 84.78
5 VD Philander 6/21 6/42 6/44 6/81 5/7 5/15 5/21 5.57 84.78
7 M Morkel 6/23 5/20 5/21 5/23 5/54 5/75 5/146 5.14 78.26
7 RJ Harris 7/117 6/47 5/25 5/62 5/72 4/32 4/33 5.14 78.26
7 PJ Cummins 6/23 6/27 6/79 5/28 5/83 4/32 4/39 5.14 78.26
10 Mohammed Shami 6/56 5/28 5/35 5/47 5/112 4/31 4/49 4.86 73.91

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 DW Steyn 124.48 381.18 279.90 89.13 874.69 437.34
2 JM Anderson 200.00 349.30 228.45 86.96 864.71 432.35
3 K Rabada 88.58 369.32 300.00 86.96 844.85 422.43
4 SCJ Broad 187.88 326.45 220.80 100.00 835.14 417.57
5 VD Philander 102.56 385.87 243.04 84.78 816.25 408.13
6 PJ Cummins 64.80 400.00 259.71 78.26 802.78 401.39
7 MA Starc 111.89 325.08 261.98 84.78 783.73 391.87
8 M Morkel 115.62 340.34 237.15 78.26 771.37 385.69
9 RJ Harris 52.68 383.61 243.67 78.26 758.22 379.11
10 Mohammed Shami 81.59 332.59 265.64 73.91 753.73 376.87

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 K Rabada 46 134 19.40 32.74 845.60 211.40
2 JM Anderson 110 264 21.19 48.34 832.86 208.21
3 DW Steyn 61 161 20.34 40.27 814.48 203.62
4 Mohammed Shami 32 62 21.08 42.45 808.58 202.14
5 SCJ Broad 124 264 25.38 50.63 807.57 201.89
6 VD Philander 64 142 18.49 42.27 800.58 200.15
7 MA Starc 59 146 26.08 46.60 715.87 178.97
8 PJ Cummins 28 67 22.00 48.64 672.67 168.17
9 M Morkel 67 132 24.86 49.51 672.04 168.01
10 RJ Harris 24 49 24.88 55.59 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 PJ Cummins 27 72 21.86 45.89 854.46 854.46
2 DW Steyn 47 106 25.28 49.48 849.37 849.37
3 RJ Harris 28 64 22.48 47.06 819.08 819.08
4 M Morkel 58 116 27.28 55.53 805.78 805.78
5 JM Anderson 90 165 29.41 65.50 803.90 803.90
6 MA Starc 48 94 28.66 50.73 778.36 778.36
7 SCJ Broad 83 139 31.99 68.24 760.84 760.84
8 Mohammed Shami 59 113 30.40 52.83 730.69 730.69
9 VD Philander 50 78 28.37 63.88 725.60 725.60
10 K Rabada 29 56 30.16 57.45 695.93 695.93

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 K Rabada 62 173 21.40 37.26 848.74 212.19
2 DW Steyn 86 221 21.39 42.37 845.82 211.45
3 JM Anderson 168 381 23.93 53.42 841.87 210.47
4 VD Philander 97 204 20.73 46.72 831.15 207.79
5 SCJ Broad 178 365 26.88 54.68 824.66 206.17
6 PJ Cummins 48 125 21.06 45.78 803.71 200.93
7 M Morkel 103 214 25.25 49.98 749.26 187.31
8 MA Starc 88 203 26.93 48.03 744.32 186.08
9 RJ Harris 48 102 24.49 52.35 723.62 180.90

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 53 103 31.63 54.42 714.99 178.75

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DW Steyn 22 46 26.65 51.41 945.16 945.16
2 JM Anderson 32 48 27.71 66.96 887.66 887.66
3 MA Starc 19 37 27.95 49.27 885.49 885.49
4 M Morkel 22 34 30.65 67.09 767.15 767.15
5 SCJ Broad 29 38 35.13 76.05 747.34 747.34
6 K Rabada 13 17 34.53 68.12 584.07 584.07
7 PJ Cummins 7 14 29.71 60.00 500.00 500.00
7 RJ Harris 4 11 14.55 36.00 500.00 500.00
9 VD Philander 17 16 38.06 91.00 490.85 490.85

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 38 72 20.61 41.63 922.58 922.58

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 DW Steyn 849.37 203.62 945.16 211.45 2,209.60 220.96
2 JM Anderson 803.90 208.21 887.66 210.47 2,110.24 211.02
3 Mohammed Shami 730.69 202.14 922.58 178.75 2,034.16 203.42
4 MA Starc 778.36 178.97 885.49 186.08 2,028.90 202.89
5 M Morkel 805.78 168.01 767.15 187.31 1,928.26 192.83
6 SCJ Broad 760.84 201.89 747.34 206.17 1,916.24 191.62
7 PJ Cummins 854.46 168.17 500.00 200.93 1,723.55 172.36
8 K Rabada 695.93 211.40 584.07 212.19 1,703.59 170.36
9 RJ Harris 819.08 125.00 500.00 180.90 1,624.98 162.50
10 VD Philander 725.60 200.15 490.85 207.79 1,624.38 162.44

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 K Rabada 30 95 16.57 29.91 940.18 188.04
2 JM Anderson 30 83 14.54 36.18 910.91 182.18
3 DW Steyn 30 92 17.17 36.51 868.34 173.67
4 SCJ Broad 30 80 22.03 45.43 785.71 157.14
5 VD Philander 30 65 16.18 40.40 771.43 154.29
6 Mohammed Shami 30 60 20.48 42.02 770.18 154.04
7 MA Starc 30 78 22.54 42.51 766.07 153.21
8 PJ Cummins 28 67 22.00 48.64 705.19 141.04
9 M Morkel 30 66 21.79 43.03 684.81 136.96
10 RJ Harris 24 49 24.88 55.59 593.61 118.72

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MA Starc 30 71 22.83 38.79 962.41 769.93
2 PJ Cummins 27 72 21.86 45.89 904.10 723.28
3 DW Steyn 30 71 23.63 48.66 898.10 718.48
4 RJ Harris 28 64 22.48 47.06 863.64 690.91
5 SCJ Broad 30 61 25.69 53.05 846.95 677.56
6 VD Philander 30 56 23.77 54.70 833.55 666.84
7 Mohammed Shami 30 62 24.71 43.21 823.64 658.91
8 M Morkel 30 60 24.98 54.32 818.79 655.03
9 JM Anderson 30 64 26.59 57.25 807.68 646.14
10 K Rabada 29 56 30.16 57.45 740.32 592.25

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 PJ Cummins 55 139 2.53 999.40 499.70
2 K Rabada 75 190 2.53 950.39 475.20
3 DW Steyn 108 267 2.47 949.60 474.80
4 RJ Harris 52 113 2.17 858.47 429.24
5 MA Starc 107 240 2.24 838.03 419.02
6 JM Anderson 200 429 2.15 811.12 405.56
7 SCJ Broad 207 403 1.95 782.90 391.45
8 M Morkel 125 248 1.98 778.16 389.08
9 VD Philander 114 220 1.93 759.25 379.63
10 Mohammed Shami 91 175 1.92 742.32 371.16

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 DW Steyn 108 40 37.04 893.51 893.51
2 RJ Harris 52 19 36.54 869.71 869.71
3 M Morkel 125 35 28.00 805.71 805.71
4 MA Starc 107 36 33.64 784.40 784.40
5 PJ Cummins 55 18 32.73 771.69 771.69
6 JM Anderson 200 52 26.00 696.35 696.35
7 VD Philander 114 33 28.95 646.36 646.36
8 Mohammed Shami 91 22 24.18 603.37 603.37
9 SCJ Broad 207 45 21.74 598.67 598.67
10 K Rabada 75 20 26.67 507.34 507.34

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 DW Steyn 173.67 718.48 474.80 893.51 2,260.45 226.05
2 PJ Cummins 141.04 723.28 499.70 771.69 2,135.71 213.57
3 MA Starc 153.21 769.93 419.02 784.40 2,126.55 212.66
4 RJ Harris 118.72 690.91 429.24 869.71 2,108.58 210.86
5 M Morkel 136.96 655.03 389.08 805.71 1,986.78 198.68
6 JM Anderson 182.18 646.14 405.56 696.35 1,930.23 193.02
7 VD Philander 154.29 666.84 379.63 646.36 1,847.11 184.71
8 SCJ Broad 157.14 677.56 391.45 598.67 1,824.82 182.48
9 Mohammed Shami 154.04 658.91 371.16 603.37 1,787.48 178.75
10 K Rabada 188.04 592.25 475.20 507.34 1,762.83 176.28

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 DW Steyn SA 437.34 220.96 226.05 884.35
2 JM Anderson ENG 432.35 211.02 193.02 836.40
3 MA Starc AUS 391.87 202.89 212.66 807.41
4 SCJ Broad ENG 417.57 191.62 182.48 791.68
5 PJ Cummins AUS 401.39 172.36 213.57 787.31
6 M Morkel SA 385.69 192.83 198.68 777.19
7 K Rabada SA 422.43 170.36 176.28 769.07
8 Mohammed Shami IND 376.87 203.42 178.75 759.03
9 VD Philander SA 408.13 162.44 184.71 755.27
10 RJ Harris AUS 379.11 162.50 210.86 752.47

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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