Top 25 Test Fast Bowlers In Top Form Away From Home

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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 25 Fast bowlers in their Top Form Away From Home in Test cricket.

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

TF AW RATING

Points to note about TOP FORM – AWAY Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • The inns are taken such that his overall points are maximum.

THE CRITERIA


The TF AW Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 300.00
Consistent Average 300.00
Attacking Strike Rate 200.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 200.00
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 10

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS RJ Hadlee NZ 1984-03-16 1988-11-24 30 117 300.00
1 RJ Hadlee NZ 1984-03-16 1988-11-24 30 117 300.00
2 Wasim Akram PAK 1988-04-22 1994-08-26 30 96 246.15
3 MD Marshall WI 1984-07-12 1988-07-21 30 95 243.59
4 IT Botham ENG 1978-02-10 1981-11-27 30 94 241.03
5 DW Steyn SA 2007-10-01 2010-06-26 30 90 230.77
5 Waqar Younis PAK 1992-07-23 1996-07-25 30 90 230.77
7 Mohammad Asif PAK 2005-01-02 2010-07-29 30 89 228.21
8 AME Roberts WI 1974-11-22 1976-07-08 30 87 223.08
8 CA Walsh WI 1997-02-01 2000-12-26 30 87 223.08
10 CEL Ambrose WI 1989-02-03 1995-02-03 30 85 217.95
10 Imran Khan PAK 1982-07-29 1988-04-14 30 85 217.95
10 AA Donald SA 1995-10-13 2000-03-02 30 85 217.95
10 MA Holding WI 1980-07-24 1984-11-09 30 85 217.95
14 GD McKenzie AUS 1964-06-04 1967-01-20 30 83 212.82
15 Zaheer Khan IND 2007-05-25 2011-12-26 30 82 210.26
16 GD McGrath AUS 2000-03-31 2002-10-19 30 81 207.69
17 AK Davidson AUS 1957-12-23 1961-07-06 30 79 202.56
18 SM Pollock SA 1997-10-24 2000-08-06 30 78 200.00
19 Shoaib Akhtar PAK 1998-03-14 2007-11-22 30 75 192.31
19 WW Hall WI 1958-11-28 1963-06-20 30 75 192.31
21 J Garner WI 1980-01-26 1984-06-14 30 74 189.74
22 IK Pathan IND 2003-12-12 2008-04-03 28 73 187.18
23 MA Starc AUS 2013-08-01 2018-03-01 30 71 182.05
24 JM Anderson ENG 2019-01-23 2024-02-02 30 62 158.97
24 JA Snow ENG 1965-06-17 1976-07-22 22 62 158.97

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 GD McGrath 30 1290 81 15.93 14.70 300.00
1 GD McGrath 30 1290 81 15.93 14.70 300.00
2 JM Anderson 30 1147 62 18.50 16.06 274.69
3 MD Marshall 30 1548 95 16.29 16.24 271.63
4 RJ Hadlee 30 1968 117 16.82 16.75 263.28
5 SM Pollock 30 1490 78 19.10 16.99 259.58
6 J Garner 30 1263 74 17.07 17.35 254.25
7 AA Donald 30 1573 85 18.51 17.65 249.87
8 Mohammad Asif 30 1761 89 19.79 17.72 248.93
9 AK Davidson 30 1341 79 16.97 17.92 246.10
10 CEL Ambrose 30 1562 85 18.38 17.93 245.93
11 Wasim Akram 30 1858 96 19.35 18.45 239.09
12 DW Steyn 30 1957 90 21.74 18.68 236.12
13 MA Holding 30 1613 85 18.98 19.16 230.21
14 CA Walsh 30 1784 87 20.51 19.35 227.89
15 AME Roberts 30 1742 87 20.02 19.65 224.48
16 Waqar Younis 30 1885 90 20.94 19.88 221.86
17 Shoaib Akhtar 30 1703 75 22.71 20.05 219.98
18 JA Snow 22 1297 62 20.92 20.05 219.91
19 IT Botham 30 1953 94 20.78 20.38 216.35
20 Imran Khan 30 1781 85 20.95 20.48 215.35
21 MA Starc 30 1621 71 22.83 20.83 211.76
22 IK Pathan 28 1867 73 25.58 21.23 207.72
23 WW Hall 30 1681 75 22.41 21.68 203.45
24 Zaheer Khan 30 2027 82 24.72 22.50 195.96
25 GD McKenzie 30 2048 83 24.67 22.82 193.30

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 DW Steyn 30 3380 90 37.56 35.35 200.00
1 DW Steyn 30 3380 90 37.56 35.35 200.00
2 Waqar Younis 30 3388 90 37.64 36.06 196.02
3 Shoaib Akhtar 30 2964 75 39.52 36.55 193.42
4 MA Starc 30 2754 71 38.79 38.35 184.35
5 RJ Hadlee 30 4776 117 40.82 39.34 179.69
6 MA Holding 30 3515 85 41.35 39.77 177.78
7 WW Hall 30 3627 75 48.36 39.78 177.70
8 GD McGrath 30 3350 81 41.36 39.94 177.00
9 MD Marshall 30 3905 95 41.11 40.43 174.87
10 Mohammad Asif 30 3615 89 40.62 40.98 172.50
11 IK Pathan 28 3242 73 44.41 41.06 172.18
12 AME Roberts 30 3877 87 44.56 41.19 171.64
13 Wasim Akram 30 4234 96 44.10 41.82 169.05
14 AA Donald 30 3768 85 44.33 42.18 167.58
15 JA Snow 22 3017 62 48.66 42.36 166.90
16 Zaheer Khan 30 3656 82 44.59 44.84 157.66
17 IT Botham 30 4481 94 47.67 45.47 155.48
18 Imran Khan 30 4107 85 48.32 45.62 154.97
19 CA Walsh 30 4320 87 49.66 47.41 149.12
20 J Garner 30 3688 74 49.84 48.25 146.51
21 JM Anderson 30 3152 62 50.84 48.30 146.37
22 CEL Ambrose 30 4240 85 49.88 48.70 145.17
23 AK Davidson 30 4700 79 59.49 48.71 145.13
24 GD McKenzie 30 4991 83 60.13 48.84 144.74
25 SM Pollock 30 4215 78 54.04 51.30 137.81

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 RJ Hadlee 9/52 6/49 6/71 6/80 6/80 6.60 200.00
1 RJ Hadlee 9/52 6/49 6/71 6/80 6/80 6.60 200.00
2 Imran Khan 7/40 7/52 7/80 6/129 5/49 6.40 193.94
3 MD Marshall 7/22 7/53 6/32 6/69 5/33 6.20 187.88
3 JA Snow 7/40 7/49 6/60 6/114 5/86 6.20 187.88
5 Wasim Akram 7/119 6/43 6/62 6/67 5/43 6.00 181.82
5 AA Donald 8/71 6/59 6/88 5/32 5/71 6.00 181.82
5 AME Roberts 7/54 7/64 6/37 5/50 5/57 6.00 181.82
8 GD McKenzie 7/153 6/58 6/69 5/33 5/46 5.80 175.76
8 IT Botham 7/48 6/58 6/78 5/61 5/73 5.80 175.76
8 CEL Ambrose 7/25 6/52 6/74 5/35 5/66 5.80 175.76
11 AK Davidson 7/93 6/34 5/31 5/38 5/42 5.60 169.70
11 IK Pathan 7/59 6/51 5/32 5/45 5/58 5.60 169.70
13 DW Steyn 7/51 5/23 5/29 5/56 5/67 5.40 163.64
13 Mohammad Asif 6/41 6/44 5/27 5/67 5/76 5.40 163.64
13 MA Starc 6/50 6/111 5/34 5/44 5/63 5.40 163.64
13 MA Holding 6/21 6/62 5/43 5/45 5/64 5.40 163.64
13 GD McGrath 7/76 5/21 5/43 5/49 5/54 5.40 163.64
13 Waqar Younis 6/34 6/78 5/22 5/52 5/85 5.40 163.64
13 CA Walsh 6/74 6/80 5/36 5/74 5/78 5.40 163.64
20 Zaheer Khan 7/87 5/34 5/65 5/75 4/59 5.20 157.58
20 Shoaib Akhtar 6/30 5/21 5/48 5/99 5/109 5.20 157.58
20 SM Pollock 7/87 5/33 5/37 5/53 4/24 5.20 157.58
23 WW Hall 6/50 5/63 5/76 5/87 4/28 5.00 151.52
24 J Garner 6/56 5/55 5/56 4/30 4/36 4.80 145.45
24 JM Anderson 6/40 5/40 5/46 4/18 4/33 4.80 145.45

TOP FORM – AWAY RATING


The TOP FORM – AWAY (TF AW) 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 TF AW RAT
1 RJ Hadlee 300.00 263.28 179.69 200.00 942.97
2 MD Marshall 243.59 271.63 174.87 187.88 877.97
3 GD McGrath 207.69 300.00 177.00 163.64 848.33
4 Wasim Akram 246.15 239.09 169.05 181.82 836.11
5 DW Steyn 230.77 236.12 200.00 163.64 830.52
6 AA Donald 217.95 249.87 167.58 181.82 817.22
7 Mohammad Asif 228.21 248.93 172.50 163.64 813.27
8 Waqar Younis 230.77 221.86 196.02 163.64 812.28
9 AME Roberts 223.08 224.48 171.64 181.82 801.02
10 MA Holding 217.95 230.21 177.78 163.64 789.58
11 IT Botham 241.03 216.35 155.48 175.76 788.62
12 CEL Ambrose 217.95 245.93 145.17 175.76 784.80
13 Imran Khan 217.95 215.35 154.97 193.94 782.21
14 CA Walsh 223.08 227.89 149.12 163.64 763.73
15 AK Davidson 202.56 246.10 145.13 169.70 763.49
16 Shoaib Akhtar 192.31 219.98 193.42 157.58 763.28
17 SM Pollock 200.00 259.58 137.81 157.58 754.96
18 MA Starc 182.05 211.76 184.35 163.64 741.79
19 IK Pathan 187.18 207.72 172.18 169.70 736.77
20 J Garner 189.74 254.25 146.51 145.45 735.96
21 JA Snow 158.97 219.91 166.90 187.88 733.67
22 GD McKenzie 212.82 193.30 144.74 175.76 726.62
23 JM Anderson 158.97 274.69 146.37 145.45 725.48
24 WW Hall 192.31 203.45 177.70 151.52 724.98
25 Zaheer Khan 210.26 195.96 157.66 157.58 721.46

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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