Top 25 Fast Bowlers Against Top 7 Batsmen In Tests

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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). The Top 7 (T7) Rating is performance of bowlers against Top 7 Batsmen of Top Teams. Here are the Top 25 Fast bowlers against the Top 7 batsmen of Top Teams in Test cricket.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2023-08-09

THE CRITERIA


The TOP 7 VICTIMS Rating is divided into three main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 250.00
Consistent Wkts/Inn 600.00
Perc7 %age of Top 7 Victims 150.00
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.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 50
Min Wickets (TS AVE SR) 60

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 T7 WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 268 170.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 268 170.00
2 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 150 228 144.63
3 MD Marshall WI 1978 1991 1984.5 151 223 141.46
4 DK Lillee AUS 1971 1984 1977.5 132 207 131.31
5 GD McKenzie AUS 1961 1971 1966 113 171 108.47
6 JR Thomson AUS 1972 1985 1978.5 90 155 98.32
7 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 111 150 95.15
8 GF Lawson AUS 1980 1989 1984.5 78 139 88.17
9 JA Snow ENG 1965 1976 1970.5 93 132 83.73
9 AK Davidson AUS 1953 1963 1958 82 132 83.73
11 WW Hall WI 1958 1969 1963.5 92 126 79.93
12 TM Alderman AUS 1981 1991 1986 73 119 75.49
13 Fazal Mahmood PAK 1952 1962 1957 53 101 64.07
14 PM Pollock SA 1961 1970 1965.5 52 84 53.28
15 BR Taylor NZ 1965 1973 1969 53 68 43.13
15 CC Griffith WI 1960 1969 1964.5 50 68 43.13
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS T7 WKTS RAT
TS JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 366 200.00
1 JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 366 200.00
2 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 243 326 178.14
3 CA Walsh WI 1984 2001 1992.5 242 282 154.10
4 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 179 250 136.61
5 ARC Fraser ENG 1989 1998 1993.5 79 107 58.47
6 M Dillon WI 1997 2004 2000.5 66 92 50.27
7 RJ Harris AUS 2010 2015 2012.5 52 77 42.08
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS T7 WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 170 191 150.00
1 PJ Cummins AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 115 152 119.37
2 JJ Bumrah IND 2018 2024 2021 69 94 73.82

CONSISTENT


Wkts/Inn

In the T7 Rating, instead of Average, Wickets/Inning (WKTS/INN) is used as a measure of Consistency. Overall and Away matches are two parts of this criteria.

Criteria: Points For Top 7 Wkts/Inn

In All Matches

RANK BOWLER INNS T7 WKTS WKTS/INN RAT
TS Fazal Mahmood 53 101 1.91 300.00
1 Fazal Mahmood 53 101 1.91 300.00
2 GF Lawson 78 139 1.78 280.54
3 JR Thomson 90 155 1.72 271.12
4 TM Alderman 73 119 1.63 256.63
5 PM Pollock 52 84 1.62 254.30
6 AK Davidson 82 132 1.61 253.42
7 DK Lillee 132 207 1.57 246.87
8 RJ Hadlee 150 228 1.52 239.29
9 GD McKenzie 113 171 1.51 238.23
10 RJ Harris 52 77 1.48 233.11
11 MD Marshall 151 223 1.48 232.49
12 JA Snow 93 132 1.42 223.44
13 CEL Ambrose 179 250 1.40 219.87
14 M Dillon 66 92 1.39 219.44
15 WW Hall 92 126 1.37 215.60
16 JJ Bumrah 69 94 1.36 214.46
17 CC Griffith 50 68 1.36 214.10
18 ARC Fraser 79 107 1.35 213.22
19 J Garner 111 150 1.35 212.74
20 GD McGrath 243 326 1.34 211.20
21 PJ Cummins 115 152 1.32 208.08
22 BR Taylor 53 68 1.28 201.98
23 N Kapil Dev 227 268 1.18 185.86
24 CA Walsh 242 282 1.17 183.45
25 JM Anderson 348 366 1.05 165.57

In Away Matches

RANK BOWLER INNS T7 WKTS WKTS/INN RAT
TS JA Snow 22 46 2.09 300.00
1 JA Snow 22 46 2.09 300.00
2 PM Pollock 21 43 2.05 293.79
3 TM Alderman 39 72 1.85 264.88
4 Fazal Mahmood 30 54 1.80 258.26
5 DK Lillee 48 86 1.79 257.07
6 GF Lawson 37 66 1.78 255.93
7 RJ Hadlee 75 130 1.73 248.70
8 GD McKenzie 64 109 1.70 244.36
9 BR Taylor 36 61 1.69 243.12
10 CEL Ambrose 86 144 1.67 240.24
11 GD McGrath 112 186 1.66 238.28
12 ARC Fraser 39 64 1.64 235.45
13 J Garner 55 90 1.64 234.78
14 WW Hall 57 89 1.56 224.03
15 PJ Cummins 52 80 1.54 220.74
16 M Dillon 34 51 1.50 215.22
16 RJ Harris 28 42 1.50 215.22
18 JJ Bumrah 54 80 1.48 212.56
19 MD Marshall 93 136 1.46 209.82
20 JR Thomson 38 55 1.45 207.67
21 AK Davidson 50 71 1.42 203.74
22 CC Griffith 34 48 1.41 202.56
23 N Kapil Dev 108 141 1.31 187.32
24 CA Walsh 137 173 1.26 181.18
25 JM Anderson 148 170 1.15 164.81

TOP 7 PERCENTAGE


T7 Perc

This criteria gives you the percentage of victims of the bowler which were Top 7 batsmen. Like, if a bowler has 50 Wkts and out of those 40 are top 7 batsmen. Then the T7 PERC is 40/50*100 or 80%.

Criteria: Percentage of Top 7 Victims

RANK BOWLER INNS OV WKTS T7 WKTS %AGE RAT
TS KD Ghavri 69 109 86 78.90 200.00
1 JR Thomson 90 200 155 77.50 196.45
2 GF Lawson 78 180 139 77.22 195.75
3 Fazal Mahmood 53 139 101 72.66 184.19
4 PM Pollock 52 116 84 72.41 183.56
5 CC Griffith 50 94 68 72.34 183.37
6 AK Davidson 82 186 132 70.97 179.89
7 M Dillon 66 131 92 70.23 178.02
8 TM Alderman 73 170 119 70.00 177.44
9 GD McKenzie 113 246 171 69.51 176.21
10 RJ Harris 52 113 77 68.14 172.73
11 WW Hall 92 192 126 65.63 166.35
12 JA Snow 93 202 132 65.35 165.65
13 N Kapil Dev 227 434 268 61.75 156.53
14 CEL Ambrose 179 405 250 61.73 156.47
15 BR Taylor 53 111 68 61.26 155.29
16 ARC Fraser 79 177 107 60.45 153.24
17 MD Marshall 151 376 223 59.31 150.34
18 JJ Bumrah 69 159 94 59.12 149.86
19 DK Lillee 132 355 207 58.31 147.81
20 J Garner 111 259 150 57.92 146.81
21 GD McGrath 243 563 326 57.90 146.78
22 PJ Cummins 115 269 152 56.51 143.24
23 CA Walsh 242 519 282 54.34 137.73
24 RJ Hadlee 150 431 228 52.90 134.10
25 JM Anderson 348 700 366 52.29 132.54

TOP 7 VICTIMS RATING


The TOP 7 VICTIMS (T7) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON CON AW PERC 7 T7 RAT
1 GF Lawson 88.17 280.54 255.93 195.75 820.40
2 Fazal Mahmood 64.07 300.00 258.26 184.19 806.52
3 PM Pollock 53.28 254.30 293.79 183.56 784.94
4 DK Lillee 131.31 246.87 257.07 147.81 783.05
5 TM Alderman 75.49 256.63 264.88 177.44 774.44
6 GD McGrath 178.14 211.20 238.28 146.78 774.40
7 JR Thomson 98.32 271.12 207.67 196.45 773.56
8 JA Snow 83.73 223.44 300.00 165.65 772.82
9 GD McKenzie 108.47 238.23 244.36 176.21 767.27
10 RJ Hadlee 144.63 239.29 248.70 134.10 766.71
11 CEL Ambrose 136.61 219.87 240.24 156.47 753.20
12 MD Marshall 141.46 232.49 209.82 150.34 734.10
13 AK Davidson 83.73 253.42 203.74 179.89 720.78
14 N Kapil Dev 170.00 185.86 187.32 156.53 699.71
15 PJ Cummins 119.37 208.08 220.74 143.24 691.42
16 J Garner 95.15 212.74 234.78 146.81 689.48
17 WW Hall 79.93 215.60 224.03 166.35 685.91
18 RJ Harris 42.08 233.11 215.22 172.73 663.14
19 M Dillon 50.27 219.44 215.22 178.02 662.95
20 JM Anderson 200.00 165.57 164.81 132.54 662.91
21 ARC Fraser 58.47 213.22 235.45 153.24 660.38
22 CA Walsh 154.10 183.45 181.18 137.73 656.46
23 JJ Bumrah 73.82 214.46 212.56 149.86 650.71
24 BR Taylor 43.13 201.98 243.12 155.29 643.52
25 CC Griffith 43.13 214.10 202.56 183.37 643.17

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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