Top 15 Spin Bowlers At Home In Test Cricket

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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 15 Spin bowlers in matches At Home in Test cricket.

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

HM RATING

Points to note about HOME Rating:-

  • 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.

THE CRITERIA


The HM Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00
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.
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 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 Abdul Qadir PAK 1977 1990 1983.5 68 168 130.00
1 Abdul Qadir PAK 1977 1990 1983.5 68 168 130.00
2 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 73 145 112.20
3 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 55 142 109.88
4 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 59 126 97.50
5 Iqbal Qasim PAK 1976 1988 1982 50 111 85.89
6 GAR Lock ENG 1952 1968 1960 50 104 80.48
7 B Yardley AUS 1978 1983 1980.5 36 79 61.13
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 134 493 200.00
1 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 134 493 200.00
2 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 115 350 141.99
3 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 129 319 129.41
4 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 2008.5 92 278 112.78
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 117 363 170.00
1 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 117 363 170.00
2 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 126 259 121.29
3 RA Jadeja IND 2012 2024 2018 87 213 99.75
4 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 2018 41 130 60.88

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 M Muralitharan 134 9646 493 19.57 21.80 200.00
1 M Muralitharan 134 9646 493 19.57 21.80 200.00
2 GAR Lock 50 2030 104 19.52 22.42 194.52
3 DL Underwood 73 3515 145 24.24 23.57 185.02
4 RA Jadeja 87 4445 213 20.87 24.25 179.85
5 R Ashwin 117 7680 363 21.16 24.97 174.65
6 SK Warne 129 8420 319 26.39 25.21 172.95
7 A Kumble 115 8710 350 24.89 25.97 167.92
8 HMRKB Herath 92 6575 278 23.65 26.20 166.41
9 Iqbal Qasim 50 2792 111 25.15 26.38 165.28
10 NM Lyon 126 7998 259 30.88 26.59 163.98
11 Yasir Shah 41 3360 130 25.85 26.91 162.03
12 LR Gibbs 59 3737 126 29.66 27.35 159.41
13 Abdul Qadir 68 4506 168 26.82 27.56 158.24
14 B Yardley 36 2542 79 32.18 27.69 157.50
15 BS Chandrasekhar 55 3933 142 27.70 30.20 144.41

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Abdul Qadir 44 3139 134 23.43 24.07 200.00
1 Abdul Qadir 44 3139 134 23.43 24.07 200.00
2 RA Jadeja 65 3567 170 20.98 24.38 197.45
3 DL Underwood 60 3025 120 25.21 24.51 196.41
4 SK Warne 87 5606 215 26.07 24.91 193.26
5 M Muralitharan 78 6218 274 22.69 25.29 190.35
6 Iqbal Qasim 41 2338 93 25.14 26.37 182.55
7 R Ashwin 82 5532 247 22.40 26.43 182.11
8 NM Lyon 87 5670 184 30.82 26.54 181.39
9 Yasir Shah 18 1357 53 25.60 26.66 180.55
10 B Yardley 30 2223 71 31.31 26.94 178.68
11 A Kumble 76 6010 226 26.59 27.75 173.46
12 LR Gibbs 45 2980 99 30.10 27.76 173.39
13 HMRKB Herath 61 4632 179 25.88 28.67 167.90
14 GAR Lock 33 1498 60 24.97 28.67 167.87
15 BS Chandrasekhar 45 3250 117 27.78 30.28 158.95

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 KA Maharaj 45 4132 72 57.39 55.68 300.00
1 M Muralitharan 134 25061 493 50.83 57.99 288.05
2 GAR Lock 50 6450 104 62.02 58.67 284.71
3 B Yardley 36 5730 79 72.53 58.82 283.99
4 DL Underwood 73 9973 145 68.78 59.08 282.72
5 BS Chandrasekhar 55 9185 142 64.68 61.22 272.82
6 Abdul Qadir 68 10464 168 62.29 61.26 272.64
7 R Ashwin 117 16656 363 45.88 61.60 271.17
8 SK Warne 129 19416 319 60.87 62.01 269.38
9 Yasir Shah 41 6921 130 53.24 62.46 267.44
10 A Kumble 115 20794 350 59.41 64.11 260.56
11 HMRKB Herath 92 14272 278 51.34 64.98 257.05
12 NM Lyon 126 16591 259 64.06 67.07 249.05
13 RA Jadeja 87 11329 213 53.19 69.75 239.48
14 LR Gibbs 59 11110 126 88.17 71.14 234.80
15 Iqbal Qasim 50 8070 111 72.70 71.67 233.05

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 M Muralitharan 9/51 8/46 8/87 7/46 7/84 7.80 100.00
1 M Muralitharan 9/51 8/46 8/87 7/46 7/84 7.80 100.00
2 A Kumble 10/74 7/48 7/59 7/63 7/115 7.60 97.44
3 HMRKB Herath 9/127 7/48 7/64 7/89 7/157 7.40 94.87
4 SK Warne 8/71 7/23 7/52 7/56 6/31 7.00 89.74
5 R Ashwin 7/59 7/66 7/103 7/145 6/31 6.80 87.18
5 DL Underwood 8/51 7/32 7/50 6/41 6/45 6.80 87.18
7 Abdul Qadir 9/56 7/142 6/16 6/44 5/44 6.60 84.62
8 BS Chandrasekhar 8/79 7/157 6/76 6/90 5/50 6.40 82.05
9 LR Gibbs 8/38 6/29 6/60 6/108 5/80 6.20 79.49
9 Yasir Shah 8/41 6/124 6/143 6/184 5/51 6.20 79.49
11 RA Jadeja 7/42 7/48 6/63 5/21 5/30 6.00 76.92
11 GAR Lock 7/35 7/51 6/20 5/17 5/28 6.00 76.92
11 B Yardley 7/98 7/187 6/84 5/107 5/132 6.00 76.92
14 NM Lyon 7/152 6/122 6/128 5/50 5/50 5.80 74.36
14 Iqbal Qasim 7/49 6/89 6/141 5/35 5/78 5.80 74.36

HOME RATING


The HOME (HM) 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 HM RAT
1 M Muralitharan 200.00 390.35 288.05 100.00 978.39
2 R Ashwin 170.00 356.76 271.17 87.18 885.11
3 DL Underwood 112.20 381.43 282.72 87.18 863.53
4 SK Warne 129.41 366.21 269.38 89.74 854.75
5 Abdul Qadir 130.00 358.24 272.64 84.62 845.50
6 A Kumble 141.99 341.38 260.56 97.44 841.36
7 GAR Lock 80.48 362.39 284.71 76.92 804.50
8 HMRKB Herath 112.78 334.31 257.05 94.87 799.01
9 RA Jadeja 99.75 377.30 239.48 76.92 793.45
10 NM Lyon 121.29 345.37 249.05 74.36 790.06
11 BS Chandrasekhar 109.88 303.35 272.82 82.05 768.11
12 B Yardley 61.13 336.18 283.99 76.92 758.22
13 Yasir Shah 60.88 342.58 267.44 79.49 750.39
14 LR Gibbs 97.50 332.80 234.80 79.49 744.59
15 Iqbal Qasim 85.89 347.83 233.05 74.36 741.14

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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