Top 15 Spin 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 15 Spin 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 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 185 150.00
1 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 185 150.00
2 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 151 176 142.70
3 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 116 166 134.59
4 BS Bedi IND 1966 1979 1972.5 118 163 132.16
5 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 97 145 117.57
6 FJ Titmus ENG 1955 1975 1965 90 106 85.95
7 DA Allen ENG 1960 1966 1963 65 84 68.11
8 SP Gupte IND 1951 1961 1956 61 80 64.86
9 B Yardley AUS 1978 1983 1980.5 58 78 63.24
9 DR Doshi IND 1979 1983 1981 55 78 63.24
11 NS Yadav IND 1979 1987 1983 61 66 53.51
12 HJ Howarth NZ 1969 1977 1973 50 65 52.70
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS T7 WKTS RAT
TS SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 273 358 200.00
1 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 273 358 200.00
2 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 342 191.06
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS T7 WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 272 180.00
1 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 272 180.00

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 BS Chandrasekhar 97 145 1.49 300.00
1 BS Chandrasekhar 97 145 1.49 300.00
2 M Muralitharan 230 342 1.49 298.42
3 R Benaud 116 166 1.43 287.19
4 DR Doshi 55 78 1.42 284.61
5 BS Bedi 118 163 1.38 277.22
6 B Yardley 58 78 1.34 269.89
7 SP Gupte 61 80 1.31 263.20
8 SK Warne 273 358 1.31 263.18
9 HJ Howarth 50 65 1.30 260.90
10 DA Allen 65 84 1.29 259.35
11 LR Gibbs 148 185 1.25 250.86
12 FJ Titmus 90 106 1.18 236.37
13 DL Underwood 151 176 1.17 233.92
14 NM Lyon 242 272 1.12 225.57
15 NS Yadav 61 66 1.08 217.14

In Away Matches

RANK BOWLER INNS T7 WKTS WKTS/INN RAT
TS SP Gupte 25 42 1.68 300.00
1 SP Gupte 25 42 1.68 300.00
2 HJ Howarth 29 48 1.66 295.57
3 NS Yadav 12 19 1.58 282.74
4 M Muralitharan 96 151 1.57 280.88
5 DA Allen 43 67 1.56 278.24
6 R Benaud 62 96 1.55 276.50
7 SK Warne 144 221 1.53 274.06
8 BS Chandrasekhar 42 62 1.48 263.61
9 BS Bedi 64 93 1.45 259.49
10 FJ Titmus 52 75 1.44 257.55
11 DR Doshi 18 25 1.39 248.02
12 B Yardley 22 29 1.32 235.39
13 LR Gibbs 89 116 1.30 232.74
14 NM Lyon 116 149 1.28 229.37
15 DL Underwood 78 97 1.24 222.07

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 HJ Howarth 50 86 65 75.58 200.00
1 HJ Howarth 50 86 65 75.58 200.00
2 FJ Titmus 90 153 106 69.28 183.33
3 DA Allen 65 122 84 68.85 182.19
4 DR Doshi 55 114 78 68.42 181.05
5 R Benaud 116 248 166 66.94 177.12
6 NS Yadav 61 102 66 64.71 171.22
7 B Yardley 58 126 78 61.90 163.81
8 BS Bedi 118 266 163 61.28 162.15
9 BS Chandrasekhar 97 242 145 59.92 158.55
10 LR Gibbs 148 309 185 59.87 158.43
11 DL Underwood 151 297 176 59.26 156.81
12 SP Gupte 61 149 80 53.69 142.08
13 NM Lyon 242 530 272 51.32 135.80
14 SK Warne 273 708 358 50.56 133.80
15 M Muralitharan 230 800 342 42.75 113.12

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 M Muralitharan 191.06 298.42 280.88 113.12 883.48
2 R Benaud 134.59 287.19 276.50 177.12 875.41
3 SK Warne 200.00 263.18 274.06 133.80 871.04
4 BS Chandrasekhar 117.57 300.00 263.61 158.55 839.72
5 BS Bedi 132.16 277.22 259.49 162.15 831.02
6 HJ Howarth 52.70 260.90 295.57 200.00 809.17
7 LR Gibbs 150.00 250.86 232.74 158.43 792.03
8 DA Allen 68.11 259.35 278.24 182.19 787.89
9 DR Doshi 63.24 284.61 248.02 181.05 776.93
10 NM Lyon 180.00 225.57 229.37 135.80 770.74
11 SP Gupte 64.86 263.20 300.00 142.08 770.14
12 FJ Titmus 85.95 236.37 257.55 183.33 763.20
13 DL Underwood 142.70 233.92 222.07 156.81 755.50
14 B Yardley 63.24 269.89 235.39 163.81 732.34
15 NS Yadav 53.51 217.14 282.74 171.22 724.61

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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