Top 10 Non-Asian Spin Bowlers In Tests In Asia

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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 10 Non Asian Spin bowlers in matches In Asia in Test cricket.

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

THE CRITERIA


The NON ASIANS IN ASIA Rating is divided into four 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
Min Wickets (TS AVE SR) 25

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 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 38 73 250.00
1 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 38 73 250.00
2 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 23 71 243.15
3 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 28 54 184.93
4 SL Boock NZ 1978 1989 1983.5 12 28 95.89
4 HJ Howarth NZ 1969 1977 1973 11 28 95.89
4 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 1974 10 28 95.89
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 46 127 290.00
1 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 46 127 290.00
2 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2014 2005.5 34 98 223.78
3 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 2010.5 24 73 166.69
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 52 140 300.00
1 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 52 140 300.00

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

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS AA Mallett 10 535 28 19.11 20.72 300.00
1 AA Mallett 10 535 28 19.11 20.72 300.00
2 HJ Howarth 11 541 28 19.32 21.61 287.59
3 SL Boock 12 688 28 24.57 22.90 271.38
4 R Benaud 23 1372 71 19.32 23.08 269.26
5 DL Underwood 38 1946 73 26.66 24.84 250.23
6 GP Swann 24 1896 73 25.97 25.00 248.64
7 SK Warne 46 3406 127 26.82 26.76 232.20
8 LR Gibbs 28 1302 54 24.11 27.05 229.76
9 DL Vettori 34 2829 98 28.87 28.84 215.50
10 NM Lyon 52 4314 140 30.81 30.54 203.51

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

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS HJ Howarth 11 1625 28 58.04 52.97 200.00
1 HJ Howarth 11 1625 28 58.04 52.97 200.00
2 SL Boock 12 1765 28 63.04 55.14 192.13
3 AA Mallett 10 1792 28 64.00 56.17 188.58
4 SK Warne 46 6687 127 52.65 58.40 181.39
5 R Benaud 23 4399 71 61.96 62.10 170.60
6 GP Swann 24 4002 73 54.82 62.88 168.47
7 DL Underwood 38 5762 73 78.93 68.18 155.36
8 NM Lyon 52 8657 140 61.84 73.36 144.41
9 DL Vettori 34 6737 98 68.74 76.00 139.39
10 LR Gibbs 28 4246 54 78.63 76.31 138.82

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 NM Lyon 8/50 8/64 7/94 7/94 6/60 7.20 200.00
1 NM Lyon 8/50 8/64 7/94 7/94 6/60 7.20 200.00
2 DL Vettori 6/28 6/64 6/70 6/100 6/127 6.00 166.67
3 SK Warne 7/94 6/125 6/136 5/43 5/52 5.80 161.11
4 R Benaud 7/72 6/52 5/43 5/53 5/76 5.60 155.56
5 GP Swann 6/82 6/106 5/90 5/127 5/144 5.40 150.00
6 LR Gibbs 7/98 6/76 5/51 4/67 4/96 5.20 144.44
7 DL Underwood 5/28 5/84 5/94 4/28 4/56 4.60 127.78
8 AA Mallett 6/64 5/53 5/91 3/55 3/58 4.40 122.22
9 HJ Howarth 5/34 5/80 4/66 4/85 3/35 4.20 116.67
9 SL Boock 7/87 5/28 4/83 3/32 2/53 4.20 116.67

NON ASIANS IN ASIA RATING


The NON ASIANS IN ASIA (FC) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW FC RAT
1 SK Warne 290.00 232.20 181.39 161.11 864.71
2 NM Lyon 300.00 203.51 144.41 200.00 847.92
3 R Benaud 243.15 269.26 170.60 155.56 838.57
4 DL Underwood 250.00 250.23 155.36 127.78 783.37
5 DL Vettori 223.78 215.50 139.39 166.67 745.34
6 GP Swann 166.69 248.64 168.47 150.00 733.80
7 AA Mallett 95.89 300.00 188.58 122.22 706.69
8 HJ Howarth 95.89 287.59 200.00 116.67 700.14
9 LR Gibbs 184.93 229.76 138.82 144.44 697.95
10 SL Boock 95.89 271.38 192.13 116.67 676.07

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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