Top 25 Fast Bowlers In Test Cricket Since 1950

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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


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 227 434 160.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 434 160.00
2 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 150 431 158.89
3 MD Marshall WI 1978 1991 1984.5 151 376 138.62
4 Imran Khan PAK 1971 1991 1981 142 362 133.46
5 DK Lillee AUS 1971 1984 1977.5 132 355 130.88
6 RGD Willis ENG 1971 1984 1977.5 165 325 119.82
7 FS Trueman ENG 1952 1965 1958.5 127 307 113.18
8 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 111 259 95.48
9 MA Holding WI 1975 1987 1981 113 249 91.80
10 AME Roberts WI 1974 1983 1978.5 90 202 74.47
11 WW Hall WI 1958 1969 1963.5 92 192 70.78
12 AK Davidson AUS 1953 1963 1958 82 186 68.57
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 700 200.00
1 JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 700 200.00
2 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 243 563 160.86
3 CA Walsh WI 1984 2001 1992.5 242 519 148.29
4 DW Steyn SA 2004 2019 2011.5 171 439 125.43
5 SM Pollock SA 1995 2008 2001.5 202 421 120.29
6 Wasim Akram PAK 1985 2002 1993.5 181 414 118.29
7 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 179 405 115.71
8 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 154 373 106.57
9 AA Donald SA 1992 2002 1997 129 330 94.29
10 Shoaib Akhtar PAK 1997 2007 2002 82 178 50.86
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 190 380 150.00
1 MA Starc AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 170 358 141.32
2 K Rabada SA 2015 2024 2019.5 112 291 114.87
3 PJ Cummins AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 115 269 106.18

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 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 3291 159 20.70 20.25 200.00
1 GD McGrath 243 12186 563 21.64 20.31 199.39
2 AK Davidson 82 3819 186 20.53 20.77 194.97
3 CEL Ambrose 179 8501 405 20.99 21.20 190.96
4 MD Marshall 151 7876 376 20.95 21.41 189.14
5 J Garner 111 5433 259 20.98 21.61 187.42
6 Imran Khan 142 8258 362 22.81 21.76 186.12
7 DW Steyn 171 10077 439 22.95 21.95 184.47
8 SM Pollock 202 9733 421 23.12 22.04 183.73
9 RJ Hadlee 150 9612 431 22.30 22.29 181.66
10 AA Donald 129 7344 330 22.25 22.34 181.22
11 FS Trueman 127 6625 307 21.58 22.45 180.38
12 K Rabada 112 6419 291 22.06 22.47 180.17
13 PJ Cummins 115 6063 269 22.54 22.56 179.46
14 Shoaib Akhtar 82 4574 178 25.70 23.12 175.11
15 Wasim Akram 181 9778 414 23.62 23.34 173.49
16 Waqar Younis 154 8788 373 23.56 23.44 172.76
17 CA Walsh 242 12688 519 24.45 23.89 169.46
18 DK Lillee 132 8493 355 23.92 24.24 167.03
19 MA Holding 113 5898 249 23.69 24.38 166.06
20 RGD Willis 165 8190 325 25.20 24.89 162.66
21 JM Anderson 348 18569 700 26.53 24.93 162.42
22 WW Hall 92 5066 192 26.39 25.20 160.68
23 AME Roberts 90 5174 202 25.61 25.44 159.16
24 MA Starc 170 9932 358 27.74 27.27 148.50
25 N Kapil Dev 227 12867 434 29.65 28.09 144.16

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
1 J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
2 GD McGrath 184 9519 436 21.83 20.48 196.86
3 AK Davidson 82 3819 186 20.53 20.77 194.18
4 CEL Ambrose 142 7141 344 20.76 20.97 192.30
5 MD Marshall 125 6470 303 21.35 21.82 184.78
6 Imran Khan 91 5191 217 23.92 22.81 176.76
7 SM Pollock 132 6832 283 24.14 23.01 175.23
8 RJ Hadlee 117 7754 334 23.22 23.20 173.79
9 PJ Cummins 90 4960 212 23.40 23.42 172.18
10 MA Holding 94 4733 207 22.86 23.54 171.33
11 DW Steyn 119 7374 299 24.66 23.58 171.00
12 AA Donald 87 5243 223 23.51 23.61 170.84
13 AME Roberts 68 3718 154 24.14 23.98 168.17
14 DK Lillee 108 6729 283 23.78 24.09 167.37
15 FS Trueman 89 5038 212 23.76 24.72 163.13
16 CA Walsh 197 10467 413 25.34 24.77 162.80
17 K Rabada 82 5077 206 24.65 25.11 160.60
18 Wasim Akram 100 5614 219 25.63 25.33 159.19
19 RGD Willis 129 6494 252 25.77 25.46 158.41
20 Shoaib Akhtar 61 3634 128 28.39 25.55 157.85
21 WW Hall 82 4641 165 28.13 26.86 150.12
22 JM Anderson 262 14445 495 29.18 27.43 147.04
23 Waqar Younis 85 5066 179 28.30 28.16 143.23
24 N Kapil Dev 185 11028 371 29.73 28.16 143.19
25 MA Starc 129 7659 262 29.23 28.73 140.36

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 154 16224 373 43.50 43.78 300.00
1 Waqar Younis 154 16224 373 43.50 43.78 300.00
2 K Rabada 112 11416 291 39.23 43.86 299.41
3 Shoaib Akhtar 82 8143 178 45.75 43.88 299.26
4 FS Trueman 127 15178 307 49.44 44.00 298.48
5 DW Steyn 171 18608 439 42.39 44.21 297.08
6 WW Hall 92 10421 192 54.28 45.15 290.85
7 AA Donald 129 15519 330 47.03 46.32 283.50
8 MD Marshall 151 17584 376 46.77 47.13 278.66
9 RJ Hadlee 150 21918 431 50.85 47.60 275.92
10 DK Lillee 132 18467 355 52.02 49.10 267.49
11 Imran Khan 142 19458 362 53.75 49.85 263.43
12 RGD Willis 165 17357 325 53.41 49.97 262.83
13 MA Holding 113 12680 249 50.92 50.30 261.09
14 AK Davidson 82 11587 186 62.30 50.38 260.68
15 J Garner 111 13175 259 50.87 50.41 260.52
16 GD McGrath 243 29248 563 51.95 51.02 257.40
17 PJ Cummins 115 12614 269 46.89 51.06 257.20
18 MA Starc 170 17417 358 48.65 51.61 254.47
19 AME Roberts 90 11135 202 55.12 51.86 253.26
20 Wasim Akram 181 22627 414 54.65 53.88 243.75
21 CEL Ambrose 179 22103 405 54.58 54.61 240.48
22 CA Walsh 242 30019 519 57.84 56.54 232.26
23 SM Pollock 202 24353 421 57.85 57.93 226.70
24 JM Anderson 348 39877 700 56.97 58.52 224.42
25 N Kapil Dev 227 27740 434 63.92 60.74 216.20

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 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
1 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
2 Imran Khan 8/58 8/60 7/40 7/52 7/80 6/35 6/46 7.00 96.08
3 GD McGrath 8/24 8/38 7/76 7/76 6/17 6/47 6/50 6.86 94.12
4 RJ Hadlee 9/52 7/23 7/116 6/26 6/49 6/50 6/51 6.71 92.16
5 FS Trueman 8/31 7/44 7/75 6/30 6/31 6/100 5/27 6.43 88.24
5 Waqar Younis 7/76 7/86 7/91 6/34 6/44 6/55 6/78 6.43 88.24
5 CEL Ambrose 8/45 7/25 6/24 6/34 6/51 6/52 6/74 6.43 88.24
5 MD Marshall 7/22 7/53 7/80 6/32 6/37 6/55 6/69 6.43 88.24
9 DK Lillee 7/83 7/89 6/26 6/53 6/60 6/66 6/72 6.29 86.27
10 DW Steyn 7/51 6/8 6/34 6/49 6/50 6/72 6/100 6.14 84.31
10 MA Holding 8/92 6/21 6/57 6/62 6/65 6/67 5/17 6.14 84.31
10 CA Walsh 7/37 6/18 6/54 6/61 6/62 6/74 6/79 6.14 84.31
10 JM Anderson 7/42 7/43 6/17 6/40 6/42 6/47 5/16 6.14 84.31
10 Wasim Akram 7/119 6/43 6/48 6/61 6/62 6/67 6/91 6.14 84.31
10 AA Donald 8/71 7/84 6/53 6/59 6/88 5/32 5/36 6.14 84.31
16 SM Pollock 7/87 6/30 6/39 6/50 6/56 6/78 5/28 6.00 82.35
16 RGD Willis 8/43 7/78 6/53 6/101 5/27 5/32 5/35 6.00 82.35
16 AK Davidson 7/93 6/34 6/53 6/64 6/75 6/87 5/25 6.00 82.35
19 K Rabada 7/112 6/32 6/50 6/54 6/55 5/30 5/33 5.86 80.39
20 WW Hall 7/69 6/49 6/50 6/90 5/20 5/60 5/63 5.71 78.43
20 AME Roberts 7/54 7/64 6/37 5/39 5/50 5/56 5/57 5.71 78.43
22 PJ Cummins 6/23 6/27 6/79 6/91 5/28 5/38 5/42 5.57 76.47
22 MA Starc 6/50 6/66 6/111 6/154 5/34 5/44 5/46 5.57 76.47
24 Shoaib Akhtar 6/11 6/30 6/50 5/21 5/24 5/43 5/48 5.43 74.51
24 J Garner 6/56 6/60 6/75 5/51 5/55 5/56 5/63 5.43 74.51

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 OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW RAT PRI PTS
1 GD McGrath 160.86 396.25 257.40 94.12 908.62 454.31
2 RJ Hadlee 158.89 355.45 275.92 92.16 882.42 441.21
3 MD Marshall 138.62 373.92 278.66 88.24 879.43 439.71
4 DW Steyn 125.43 355.47 297.08 84.31 862.29 431.15
5 Imran Khan 133.46 362.88 263.43 96.08 855.84 427.92
6 FS Trueman 113.18 343.51 298.48 88.24 843.41 421.71
7 K Rabada 114.87 340.78 299.41 80.39 835.45 417.72
8 CEL Ambrose 115.71 383.26 240.48 88.24 827.69 413.84
9 DK Lillee 130.88 334.40 267.49 86.27 819.05 409.52
10 JM Anderson 200.00 309.45 224.42 84.31 818.18 409.09
11 J Garner 95.48 387.42 260.52 74.51 817.93 408.97
12 AA Donald 94.29 352.06 283.50 84.31 814.16 407.08
13 Waqar Younis 106.57 315.99 300.00 88.24 810.80 405.40
14 AK Davidson 68.57 389.15 260.68 82.35 800.75 400.38
15 CA Walsh 148.29 332.26 232.26 84.31 797.13 398.56
16 PJ Cummins 106.18 351.64 257.20 76.47 791.49 395.75
17 SM Pollock 120.29 358.96 226.70 82.35 788.30 394.15
18 RGD Willis 119.82 321.07 262.83 82.35 786.07 393.04
19 Wasim Akram 118.29 332.68 243.75 84.31 779.03 389.51
20 MA Holding 91.80 337.39 261.09 84.31 774.59 387.29
21 N Kapil Dev 160.00 287.35 216.20 100.00 763.55 381.77
22 MA Starc 141.32 288.86 254.47 76.47 761.12 380.56
23 Shoaib Akhtar 50.86 332.96 299.26 74.51 757.59 378.80
24 WW Hall 70.78 310.80 290.85 78.43 750.86 375.43
25 AME Roberts 74.47 327.33 253.26 78.43 733.49 366.75

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. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

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 Imran Khan 59 163 19.21 47.07 889.22 222.30
2 FS Trueman 90 229 20.04 44.96 839.37 209.84
3 K Rabada 63 184 19.07 33.20 825.32 206.33
4 DK Lillee 84 231 23.73 49.93 793.99 198.50
5 DW Steyn 99 261 21.62 40.21 786.33 196.58
6 RJ Hadlee 75 201 22.96 53.05 785.71 196.43
7 MD Marshall 58 157 20.06 42.50 784.64 196.16
8 JM Anderson 200 434 24.50 52.46 774.54 193.63
9 RGD Willis 73 176 23.51 46.14 770.88 192.72
10 GD McGrath 131 289 22.43 54.77 765.11 191.28
11 AK Davidson 32 84 21.05 57.55 758.36 189.59
12 Waqar Younis 66 174 20.48 38.82 758.09 189.52
13 N Kapil Dev 119 219 26.50 55.76 744.43 186.11
14 PJ Cummins 63 152 19.69 44.11 741.95 185.49
15 SM Pollock 109 235 21.09 52.57 740.22 185.05
16 AA Donald 68 177 21.64 45.02 730.11 182.53
17 CEL Ambrose 93 203 21.19 55.79 717.84 179.46
18 J Garner 56 123 22.34 51.14 713.20 178.30
19 MA Starc 97 217 26.28 47.65 700.39 175.10
20 Wasim Akram 70 154 22.22 51.12 682.21 170.55
21 CA Walsh 105 229 23.70 58.95 680.05 170.01
22 Shoaib Akhtar 42 94 25.72 46.05 661.75 165.44
23 WW Hall 35 74 25.82 54.49 660.75 165.19
24 MA Holding 42 86 23.76 50.15 655.36 163.84
25 AME Roberts 34 72 28.75 57.97 580.54 145.13

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 112 274 20.81 48.97 949.41 949.41
2 RJ Hadlee 75 230 21.73 48.93 873.09 873.09
3 MD Marshall 93 219 21.58 49.83 865.46 865.46
4 CEL Ambrose 86 202 20.79 53.36 836.40 836.40
5 CA Walsh 137 290 25.03 56.96 831.11 831.11
6 DW Steyn 72 178 24.91 45.57 823.67 823.67
7 J Garner 55 136 19.74 50.63 808.96 808.96
8 Wasim Akram 111 260 24.45 56.75 807.25 807.25
9 AA Donald 61 153 22.96 49.35 792.37 792.37
10 MA Holding 71 163 23.65 51.33 786.35 786.35
11 Waqar Younis 88 199 26.25 47.59 778.32 778.32
12 Imran Khan 83 199 25.76 59.22 772.93 772.93
13 AME Roberts 56 130 23.88 53.55 763.89 763.89
14 Shoaib Akhtar 40 84 25.67 45.40 760.13 760.13
15 JM Anderson 148 266 29.83 64.33 750.66 750.66
16 AK Davidson 50 102 20.11 66.21 746.40 746.40
17 PJ Cummins 52 117 26.24 50.51 744.45 744.45
18 MA Starc 73 141 29.99 50.18 737.54 737.54
19 WW Hall 57 118 26.74 54.14 735.49 735.49
20 SM Pollock 93 186 25.69 64.52 734.72 734.72
21 DK Lillee 48 124 24.28 55.91 722.20 722.20
22 K Rabada 49 107 27.20 49.61 719.42 719.42
23 N Kapil Dev 108 215 32.86 72.23 697.03 697.03
24 RGD Willis 92 149 27.20 61.99 695.20 695.20
25 FS Trueman 37 78 26.09 62.60 692.68 692.68

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 GD McGrath 207 491 21.44 51.52 857.42 214.36
2 RJ Hadlee 128 363 22.43 52.37 834.20 208.55
3 MD Marshall 117 305 20.46 46.30 829.50 207.38
4 FS Trueman 127 307 21.58 49.44 818.77 204.69
5 DK Lillee 126 349 23.16 50.64 812.15 203.04
6 K Rabada 95 269 20.95 36.57 805.91 201.48
7 CEL Ambrose 169 387 20.92 54.49 797.56 199.39
8 J Garner 106 249 21.05 50.73 782.04 195.51
9 DW Steyn 133 347 22.65 42.23 777.46 194.37
10 JM Anderson 290 608 26.38 55.95 766.30 191.57
11 AA Donald 113 294 22.49 46.85 764.36 191.09
12 PJ Cummins 98 238 21.59 44.79 754.08 188.52
13 SM Pollock 171 361 23.11 58.01 736.71 184.18
14 AK Davidson 62 142 21.36 63.36 733.40 183.35
15 RGD Willis 138 281 25.51 53.44 733.11 183.28
16 CA Walsh 211 442 25.13 60.03 732.50 183.13
17 MA Holding 102 219 23.90 51.77 726.52 181.63
18 MA Starc 139 306 27.29 47.50 705.00 176.25
19 WW Hall 70 138 28.86 58.32 650.85 162.71
20 AME Roberts 73 153 26.92 57.71 644.43 161.11

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 79 198 24.81 57.09 847.24 211.81
2 Imran Khan 62 157 26.11 60.10 821.02 205.25
3 Waqar Younis 69 158 27.53 50.66 759.20 189.80
4 N Kapil Dev 77 155 30.79 71.21 737.49 184.37
5 Shoaib Akhtar 26 53 29.11 48.53 600.30 150.08

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DW Steyn 38 92 24.12 42.99 946.80 946.80
2 RJ Hadlee 22 68 21.60 42.78 895.78 895.78
3 CA Walsh 31 77 20.53 45.26 887.25 887.25
4 MD Marshall 34 71 23.06 48.75 845.70 845.70
5 WW Hall 22 54 20.06 43.94 838.68 838.68
6 JM Anderson 58 92 27.51 63.67 838.16 838.16
7 AME Roberts 17 49 21.53 47.04 819.70 819.70
8 GD McGrath 36 72 23.03 54.88 800.65 800.65
9 AK Davidson 20 44 17.86 58.86 773.40 773.40
10 MA Starc 31 52 30.42 55.44 767.15 767.15
11 SM Pollock 31 60 23.18 56.85 760.13 760.13
12 RGD Willis 27 44 23.23 53.16 710.13 710.13
13 AA Donald 16 36 20.33 48.50 680.00 680.00
14 MA Holding 11 30 22.10 44.73 673.58 673.58
15 PJ Cummins 17 31 29.84 63.03 604.09 604.09
16 CEL Ambrose 10 18 22.50 56.33 524.14 524.14
17 K Rabada 17 22 35.64 71.73 511.95 511.95
18 FS Trueman 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
18 DK Lillee 6 6 68.33 132.00 500.00 500.00
18 J Garner 5 10 19.20 54.30 500.00 500.00

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Imran Khan 80 205 20.28 48.89 900.12 900.12
2 Waqar Younis 85 215 20.64 38.23 854.61 854.61
3 Wasim Akram 102 216 22.53 52.43 786.68 786.68
4 N Kapil Dev 150 279 29.01 59.87 777.77 777.77
5 Shoaib Akhtar 56 125 24.25 44.57 760.64 760.64

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 OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 RJ Hadlee 873.09 196.43 895.78 208.55 2,173.85 217.38
2 DW Steyn 823.67 196.58 946.80 194.37 2,161.42 216.14
3 GD McGrath 949.41 191.28 800.65 214.36 2,155.69 215.57
4 MD Marshall 865.46 196.16 845.70 207.38 2,114.70 211.47
5 Imran Khan 772.93 222.30 900.12 205.25 2,100.61 210.06
6 CA Walsh 831.11 170.01 887.25 183.13 2,071.50 207.15
7 Waqar Younis 778.32 189.52 854.61 189.80 2,012.25 201.23
8 Wasim Akram 807.25 170.55 786.68 211.81 1,976.30 197.63
9 JM Anderson 750.66 193.63 838.16 191.57 1,974.03 197.40
10 WW Hall 735.49 165.19 838.68 162.71 1,902.07 190.21
11 AK Davidson 746.40 189.59 773.40 183.35 1,892.75 189.27
12 AME Roberts 763.89 145.13 819.70 161.11 1,889.83 188.98
13 SM Pollock 734.72 185.05 760.13 184.18 1,864.08 186.41
14 MA Starc 737.54 175.10 767.15 176.25 1,856.04 185.60
15 AA Donald 792.37 182.53 680.00 191.09 1,845.99 184.60
16 N Kapil Dev 697.03 186.11 777.77 184.37 1,845.27 184.53
17 Shoaib Akhtar 760.13 165.44 760.64 150.08 1,836.28 183.63
18 MA Holding 786.35 163.84 673.58 181.63 1,805.41 180.54
19 RGD Willis 695.20 192.72 710.13 183.28 1,781.32 178.13
20 CEL Ambrose 836.40 179.46 524.14 199.39 1,739.40 173.94
21 PJ Cummins 744.45 185.49 604.09 188.52 1,722.55 172.25
22 J Garner 808.96 178.30 500.00 195.51 1,682.77 168.28
23 K Rabada 719.42 206.33 511.95 201.48 1,639.18 163.92
24 DK Lillee 722.20 198.50 500.00 203.04 1,623.74 162.37
25 FS Trueman 692.68 209.84 500.00 204.69 1,607.21 160.72

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

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 OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Imran Khan 30 107 13.12 35.77 1,000.00 200.00
2 Waqar Younis 30 105 17.19 33.78 858.89 171.78
3 MD Marshall 30 103 16.58 35.42 833.06 166.61
4 K Rabada 30 95 16.57 29.91 814.57 162.91
5 JM Anderson 30 83 14.54 36.18 810.47 162.09
6 DK Lillee 30 98 18.81 40.51 799.36 159.87
7 DW Steyn 30 92 17.17 36.51 776.29 155.26
8 AA Donald 30 87 18.21 36.07 762.57 152.51
9 FS Trueman 30 92 20.02 43.08 761.19 152.24
10 RJ Hadlee 30 89 20.02 49.48 756.47 151.29
11 N Kapil Dev 30 85 23.98 46.71 741.78 148.36
12 GD McGrath 30 78 17.64 44.82 738.71 147.74
13 Shoaib Akhtar 30 82 21.74 39.21 736.92 147.38
14 Wasim Akram 30 84 17.98 39.71 735.84 147.17
15 AK Davidson 30 82 20.51 56.51 731.31 146.26
16 PJ Cummins 30 80 16.33 37.59 729.35 145.87
17 RGD Willis 30 83 21.52 42.96 720.22 144.04
18 SM Pollock 30 79 17.16 46.19 716.12 143.22
19 CEL Ambrose 30 80 18.59 49.70 709.11 141.82
20 WW Hall 30 69 23.32 48.87 686.69 137.34
21 MA Starc 30 80 21.54 40.90 679.78 135.96
22 J Garner 30 72 19.54 45.47 667.28 133.46
23 CA Walsh 30 80 20.41 55.84 659.77 131.95
24 MA Holding 30 65 23.37 51.98 583.70 116.74
25 AME Roberts 30 67 26.72 53.88 575.29 115.06

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 RJ Hadlee 30 117 16.82 40.82 942.97 754.38
2 MD Marshall 30 95 16.29 41.11 877.97 702.38
3 GD McGrath 30 81 15.93 41.36 848.33 678.67
4 Wasim Akram 30 96 19.35 44.10 836.11 668.89
5 DW Steyn 30 90 21.74 37.56 830.52 664.42
6 AA Donald 30 85 18.51 44.33 817.22 653.78
7 Waqar Younis 30 90 20.94 37.64 812.28 649.83
8 AME Roberts 30 87 20.02 44.56 801.02 640.82
9 MA Holding 30 85 18.98 41.35 789.58 631.66
10 CEL Ambrose 30 85 18.38 49.88 784.80 627.84
11 Imran Khan 30 85 20.95 48.32 782.21 625.77
12 CA Walsh 30 87 20.51 49.66 763.73 610.98
13 AK Davidson 30 79 16.97 59.49 763.49 610.79
14 Shoaib Akhtar 30 75 22.71 39.52 763.28 610.63
15 SM Pollock 30 78 19.10 54.04 754.96 603.97
16 MA Starc 30 71 22.83 38.79 741.79 593.43
17 J Garner 30 74 17.07 49.84 735.96 588.77
18 JM Anderson 30 62 18.50 50.84 725.48 580.39
19 WW Hall 30 75 22.41 48.36 724.98 579.98
20 K Rabada 30 73 23.51 43.03 696.27 557.02
21 DK Lillee 30 83 24.59 55.28 694.74 555.79
22 PJ Cummins 30 76 23.05 46.99 693.00 554.40
23 FS Trueman 30 68 23.21 57.93 684.24 547.39
24 N Kapil Dev 30 83 30.87 58.45 674.84 539.87
25 RGD Willis 30 58 20.43 54.09 666.15 532.92

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 RJ Hadlee 150 431 2.87 991.18 495.59
2 DK Lillee 132 355 2.69 943.39 471.69
3 AA Donald 129 330 2.56 920.91 460.45
4 K Rabada 112 291 2.60 883.54 441.77
5 MD Marshall 151 376 2.49 877.51 438.76
6 DW Steyn 171 439 2.57 873.42 436.71
7 Imran Khan 142 362 2.55 864.33 432.17
8 GD McGrath 243 563 2.32 843.50 421.75
9 CEL Ambrose 179 405 2.26 830.16 415.08
10 PJ Cummins 115 269 2.34 826.14 413.07
11 FS Trueman 127 307 2.42 824.50 412.25
12 J Garner 111 259 2.33 804.40 402.20
13 Waqar Younis 154 373 2.42 801.68 400.84
14 AK Davidson 82 186 2.27 795.12 397.56
15 AME Roberts 90 202 2.24 779.20 389.60
16 MA Holding 113 249 2.20 774.60 387.30
17 Shoaib Akhtar 82 178 2.17 751.61 375.80
18 WW Hall 92 192 2.09 749.07 374.54
19 Wasim Akram 181 414 2.29 744.90 372.45
20 SM Pollock 202 421 2.08 741.99 371.00
21 MA Starc 170 358 2.11 732.06 366.03
22 CA Walsh 242 519 2.14 730.02 365.01
23 RGD Willis 165 325 1.97 702.81 351.41
24 JM Anderson 348 700 2.01 698.55 349.27
25 N Kapil Dev 227 434 1.91 691.38 345.69

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 RJ Hadlee 150 59 39.33 965.01 965.01
2 GD McGrath 243 86 35.39 937.10 937.10
3 DW Steyn 171 64 37.43 857.51 857.51
4 MD Marshall 151 55 36.42 851.92 851.92
5 DK Lillee 132 45 34.09 816.21 816.21
6 Waqar Younis 154 59 38.31 806.21 806.21
7 Imran Khan 142 50 35.21 771.04 771.04
8 MA Holding 113 36 31.86 766.15 766.15
9 CEL Ambrose 179 57 31.84 761.96 761.96
10 J Garner 111 35 31.53 749.56 749.56
11 Shoaib Akhtar 82 27 32.93 733.98 733.98
12 AA Donald 129 43 33.33 725.98 725.98
13 MA Starc 170 50 29.41 710.45 710.45
14 AME Roberts 90 27 30.00 693.51 693.51
15 PJ Cummins 115 36 31.30 690.33 690.33
16 FS Trueman 127 41 32.28 683.93 683.93
17 AK Davidson 82 27 32.93 683.86 683.86
18 JM Anderson 348 88 25.29 664.94 664.94
19 Wasim Akram 181 50 27.62 646.82 646.82
20 SM Pollock 202 54 26.73 645.36 645.36
21 RGD Willis 165 44 26.67 623.13 623.13
22 CA Walsh 242 59 24.38 584.07 584.07
23 N Kapil Dev 227 47 20.70 560.87 560.87
24 K Rabada 112 30 26.79 548.30 548.30
25 WW Hall 92 23 25.00 527.01 527.01

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 OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW WPI II TOT SEC RAT
1 RJ Hadlee 151.29 754.38 495.59 965.01 2,366.27 236.63
2 GD McGrath 147.74 678.67 421.75 937.10 2,185.25 218.53
3 MD Marshall 166.61 702.38 438.76 851.92 2,159.67 215.97
4 DW Steyn 155.26 664.42 436.71 857.51 2,113.89 211.39
5 Imran Khan 200.00 625.77 432.17 771.04 2,028.97 202.90
6 Waqar Younis 171.78 649.83 400.84 806.21 2,028.65 202.87
7 DK Lillee 159.87 555.79 471.69 816.21 2,003.57 200.36
8 AA Donald 152.51 653.78 460.45 725.98 1,992.72 199.27
9 CEL Ambrose 141.82 627.84 415.08 761.96 1,946.71 194.67
10 MA Holding 116.74 631.66 387.30 766.15 1,901.85 190.19
11 J Garner 133.46 588.77 402.20 749.56 1,873.99 187.40
12 Shoaib Akhtar 147.38 610.63 375.80 733.98 1,867.79 186.78
13 AME Roberts 115.06 640.82 389.60 693.51 1,838.98 183.90
14 AK Davidson 146.26 610.79 397.56 683.86 1,838.47 183.85
15 Wasim Akram 147.17 668.89 372.45 646.82 1,835.33 183.53
16 MA Starc 135.96 593.43 366.03 710.45 1,805.86 180.59
17 PJ Cummins 145.87 554.40 413.07 690.33 1,803.67 180.37
18 FS Trueman 152.24 547.39 412.25 683.93 1,795.81 179.58
19 SM Pollock 143.22 603.97 371.00 645.36 1,763.55 176.36
20 JM Anderson 162.09 580.39 349.27 664.94 1,756.70 175.67
21 K Rabada 162.91 557.02 441.77 548.30 1,710.00 171.00
22 CA Walsh 131.95 610.98 365.01 584.07 1,692.01 169.20
23 RGD Willis 144.04 532.92 351.41 623.13 1,651.50 165.15
24 WW Hall 137.34 579.98 374.54 527.01 1,618.87 161.89
25 N Kapil Dev 148.36 539.87 345.69 560.87 1,594.78 159.48

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL 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 RJ Hadlee NZ 441.21 217.38 236.63 895.22
2 GD McGrath AUS 454.31 215.57 218.53 888.41
3 MD Marshall WI 439.71 211.47 215.97 867.15
4 DW Steyn SA 431.15 216.14 211.39 858.68
5 Imran Khan PAK 427.92 210.06 202.90 840.88
6 Waqar Younis PAK 405.40 201.23 202.87 809.49
7 AA Donald SA 407.08 184.60 199.27 790.95
8 CEL Ambrose WI 413.84 173.94 194.67 782.46
9 JM Anderson ENG 409.09 197.40 175.67 782.16
10 CA Walsh WI 398.56 207.15 169.20 774.91
11 AK Davidson AUS 400.38 189.27 183.85 773.50
12 DK Lillee AUS 409.52 162.37 200.36 772.26
13 Wasim Akram PAK 389.51 197.63 183.53 770.68
14 J Garner WI 408.97 168.28 187.40 764.64
15 FS Trueman ENG 421.71 160.72 179.58 762.01
16 MA Holding WI 387.29 180.54 190.19 758.02
17 SM Pollock SA 394.15 186.41 176.36 756.91
18 K Rabada SA 417.72 163.92 171.00 752.64
19 Shoaib Akhtar PAK 378.80 183.63 186.78 749.20
20 PJ Cummins AUS 395.75 172.25 180.37 748.37
21 MA Starc AUS 380.56 185.60 180.59 746.75
22 AME Roberts WI 366.75 188.98 183.90 739.63
23 RGD Willis ENG 393.04 178.13 165.15 736.32
24 WW Hall WI 375.43 190.21 161.89 727.53
25 N Kapil Dev IND 381.77 184.53 159.48 725.78

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2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
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2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

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