Top 15 Spin Bowlers Away From 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). It is to be noted that U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and all stats of Pakistani bowlers are calculated accordingly. Here are the Top 15 Spin bowlers in matches Away From Home in Test cricket.

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

THE CRITERIA


The AWAY Rating is divided into four 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.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 25
Min Wickets (TS AVE SR) 50

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 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 89 183 150.00
1 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 89 183 150.00
2 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 78 152 124.59
3 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 62 144 118.03
4 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 42 100 81.97
5 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 1974 32 69 56.56
6 Mushtaq Mohammad PAK 1959 1979 1969 43 51 41.80
7 RA Harper WI 1983 1993 1988 27 30 24.59
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 144 389 200.00
1 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 144 389 200.00
2 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 96 307 157.84
3 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 121 269 138.30
4 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 2010.5 52 135 69.41
5 SCG MacGill AUS 1998 2008 2003 31 73 37.53
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 116 271 170.00
1 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 116 271 170.00
2 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 72 153 95.98
3 KA Maharaj SA 2016 2023 2019.5 38 86 53.95

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 SK Warne 144 9575 389 24.61 23.67 200.00
1 SK Warne 144 9575 389 24.61 23.67 200.00
2 RA Harper 27 881 30 29.37 25.36 186.66
3 Mushtaq Mohammad 43 1338 51 26.24 25.66 184.53
4 GP Swann 52 4169 135 30.88 25.71 184.13
5 R Ashwin 72 4575 153 29.90 25.93 182.56
6 M Muralitharan 96 8534 307 27.80 26.65 177.65
7 R Benaud 62 3507 144 24.35 26.70 177.29
8 DL Underwood 78 4159 152 27.36 26.79 176.74
9 AA Mallett 32 1873 69 27.14 26.93 175.77
10 KA Maharaj 38 2797 86 32.52 27.93 169.51
11 NM Lyon 116 8054 271 29.72 27.96 169.35
12 LR Gibbs 89 5252 183 28.70 28.78 164.49
13 SCG MacGill 31 2300 73 31.51 29.03 163.07
14 BS Chandrasekhar 42 3266 100 32.66 30.17 156.93
15 A Kumble 121 9645 269 35.86 33.11 143.00

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS SK Warne 124 8609 344 25.03 24.07 200.00
1 RA Harper 22 705 28 25.18 21.75 200.00
2 SK Warne 124 8609 344 25.03 24.07 200.00
3 R Benaud 62 3507 144 24.35 26.70 180.26
4 AA Mallett 27 1645 60 27.42 27.20 176.94
5 GP Swann 43 3308 100 33.08 27.54 174.77
6 M Muralitharan 64 6268 218 28.75 27.56 174.63
7 SCG MacGill 15 996 32 31.13 28.68 167.84
8 R Ashwin 55 3615 109 33.17 28.76 167.35
9 LR Gibbs 89 5252 183 28.70 28.78 167.25
10 DL Underwood 58 3273 110 29.75 29.13 165.25
11 KA Maharaj 34 2685 77 34.87 29.95 160.75
12 NM Lyon 100 6933 217 31.95 30.05 160.17
13 BS Chandrasekhar 38 2972 89 33.39 30.85 156.05
14 Mushtaq Mohammad 36 1020 32 31.88 31.17 154.42
15 A Kumble 83 6775 181 37.43 34.56 139.27

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 Mushtaq Mohammad 43 3065 51 60.10 51.90 300.00
1 Mushtaq Mohammad 43 3065 51 60.10 51.90 300.00
2 SK Warne 144 21288 389 54.72 55.21 282.02
3 SCG MacGill 31 4041 73 55.36 56.24 276.86
4 BS Chandrasekhar 42 6778 100 67.78 57.27 271.86
5 AA Mallett 32 5037 69 73.00 62.45 249.34
6 RA Harper 27 2343 30 78.10 63.35 245.79
7 M Muralitharan 96 18978 307 61.82 63.85 243.85
8 GP Swann 52 8513 135 63.06 64.50 241.39
9 R Ashwin 72 9505 153 62.12 64.93 239.80
10 R Benaud 62 10064 144 69.89 65.66 237.15
11 KA Maharaj 38 5443 86 63.29 66.49 234.19
12 NM Lyon 116 16170 271 59.67 68.11 228.60
13 DL Underwood 78 11889 152 78.22 69.54 223.89
14 A Kumble 121 20058 269 74.57 73.86 210.80
15 LR Gibbs 89 16005 183 87.46 76.84 202.64

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 9/65 8/70 7/100 7/155 6/39 7.40 100.00
1 M Muralitharan 9/65 8/70 7/100 7/155 6/39 7.40 100.00
2 NM Lyon 8/50 8/64 7/94 7/94 6/49 7.20 97.30
3 A Kumble 8/141 6/53 6/72 6/78 6/176 6.40 86.49
3 SK Warne 7/94 7/165 6/33 6/46 6/48 6.40 86.49
5 BS Chandrasekhar 6/38 6/52 6/52 6/94 6/120 6.00 81.08
5 LR Gibbs 7/98 6/39 6/76 6/98 5/37 6.00 81.08
5 R Ashwin 7/71 7/83 6/46 5/42 5/52 6.00 81.08
8 DL Underwood 7/113 6/12 6/85 5/28 5/84 5.80 78.38
8 R Benaud 7/72 6/52 6/70 5/43 5/49 5.80 78.38
8 KA Maharaj 9/129 6/40 5/36 5/94 4/58 5.80 78.38
11 GP Swann 6/82 6/106 5/54 5/57 5/90 5.40 72.97
12 SCG MacGill 8/108 5/66 5/75 4/47 4/74 5.20 70.27
12 AA Mallett 6/64 5/53 5/91 5/114 5/126 5.20 70.27
14 Mushtaq Mohammad 5/28 5/49 5/59 4/50 4/58 4.60 62.16
15 RA Harper 6/57 4/43 3/47 3/50 2/9 3.60 48.65

AWAY RATING


The AWAY (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 AW RAT
1 SK Warne 200.00 400.00 282.02 86.49 968.50
2 M Muralitharan 157.84 352.29 243.85 100.00 853.98
3 NM Lyon 170.00 329.52 228.60 97.30 825.41
4 R Benaud 118.03 357.55 237.15 78.38 791.11
5 DL Underwood 124.59 342.00 223.89 78.38 768.85
6 R Ashwin 95.98 349.91 239.80 81.08 766.77
7 LR Gibbs 150.00 331.74 202.64 81.08 765.46
8 BS Chandrasekhar 81.97 312.98 271.86 81.08 747.89
9 Mushtaq Mohammad 41.80 338.96 300.00 62.16 742.92
10 GP Swann 69.41 358.90 241.39 72.97 742.68
11 AA Mallett 56.56 352.72 249.34 70.27 728.88
12 A Kumble 138.30 282.28 210.80 86.49 717.87
13 SCG MacGill 37.53 330.91 276.86 70.27 715.57
14 RA Harper 24.59 386.66 245.79 48.65 705.69
15 KA Maharaj 53.95 330.26 234.19 78.38 696.77

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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