Top 15 Test Spin Bowlers Impact Innings

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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 with best Impact Innings Potential in Test cricket.

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

Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings in which a bowler has an impact either in terms of wickets, average 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 takes 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.

THE CRITERIA


The II Rating is divided into 4 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Total Impact Inns 200.00
Consistent II Percentage 250.00
Top Teams II Percentage Vs TT 250.00
Away From Home II Percentage Away 300.00
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 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 Total Impact Innings

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS II RAT
TS LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 35 130.00
1 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 35 130.00
2 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 116 34 126.29
3 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 97 32 118.86
4 EAS Prasanna IND 1962 1978 1970 86 21 78.00
5 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 1974 71 18 66.86
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS II RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 102 200.00
1 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 102 200.00
2 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 273 89 174.51
3 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 236 69 135.29
4 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 2008.5 170 55 107.84
5 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 2010.5 109 38 74.51
6 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2004 1999.5 86 21 41.18
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS II RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 61 160.00
1 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 61 160.00
1 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 189 61 160.00
3 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2007 2024 2015.5 113 32 83.93
4 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 2018 89 27 70.82

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Impact Innings Percentage

Min Qualification For TS
Min Impact Inns 25
Min Impact Inns (TT) 15
Min Impact Inns (AW) 10

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS II II PERC RAT
TS M Muralitharan 230 102 44.35 250.00
1 M Muralitharan 230 102 44.35 250.00
2 GP Swann 109 38 34.86 196.53
3 BS Chandrasekhar 97 32 32.99 185.97
4 SK Warne 273 89 32.60 183.78
5 HMRKB Herath 170 55 32.35 182.38
6 R Ashwin 189 61 32.28 181.94
7 Yasir Shah 89 27 30.34 171.02
8 R Benaud 116 34 29.31 165.23
9 A Kumble 236 69 29.24 164.82
10 Shakib Al Hasan 113 32 28.32 159.64
11 AA Mallett 71 18 25.35 142.92
12 NM Lyon 242 61 25.21 142.10
13 EAS Prasanna 86 21 24.42 137.65
13 Saqlain Mushtaq 86 21 24.42 137.65
15 LR Gibbs 148 35 23.65 133.31

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS II II PERC RAT
TS M Muralitharan 142 59 41.55 250.00
1 M Muralitharan 142 59 41.55 250.00
2 BS Chandrasekhar 83 28 33.73 202.98
3 SK Warne 211 64 30.33 182.50
4 Saqlain Mushtaq 43 13 30.23 181.91
5 R Benaud 116 34 29.31 176.36
6 HMRKB Herath 123 36 29.27 176.11
7 R Ashwin 137 40 29.20 175.68
8 A Kumble 159 44 27.67 166.51
9 Shakib Al Hasan 60 16 26.67 160.45
10 Yasir Shah 50 13 26.00 156.44
11 GP Swann 75 19 25.33 152.43
12 EAS Prasanna 76 19 25.00 150.42
12 AA Mallett 56 14 25.00 150.42
14 NM Lyon 187 45 24.06 144.79
15 LR Gibbs 134 31 23.13 139.20

In Away Matches

RANK BOWLER INNS II II PERC RAT
TS GP Swann 52 19 36.54 300.00
1 GP Swann 52 19 36.54 300.00
2 SK Warne 144 49 34.03 279.39
3 R Benaud 62 21 33.87 278.10
4 M Muralitharan 96 30 31.25 256.58
4 AA Mallett 32 10 31.25 256.58
6 BS Chandrasekhar 42 13 30.95 254.14
7 Shakib Al Hasan 37 11 29.73 244.10
8 Saqlain Mushtaq 46 13 28.26 232.04
9 NM Lyon 116 31 26.72 219.42
10 EAS Prasanna 45 12 26.67 218.95
11 LR Gibbs 89 21 23.60 193.73
12 Yasir Shah 48 11 22.92 188.16
13 A Kumble 121 27 22.31 183.21
14 HMRKB Herath 78 17 21.79 178.95
15 R Ashwin 72 15 20.83 171.05

IMPACT INNINGS RATING


The IMPACT INNINGS (II) Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON CON TT CON AW II RAT
1 M Muralitharan 200.00 250.00 250.00 256.58 956.58
2 SK Warne 174.51 183.78 182.50 279.39 820.18
3 BS Chandrasekhar 118.86 185.97 202.98 254.14 761.95
4 R Benaud 126.29 165.23 176.36 278.10 745.97
5 GP Swann 74.51 196.53 152.43 300.00 723.47
6 R Ashwin 160.00 181.94 175.68 171.05 688.67
7 NM Lyon 160.00 142.10 144.79 219.42 666.31
8 A Kumble 135.29 164.82 166.51 183.21 649.83
9 Shakib Al Hasan 83.93 159.64 160.45 244.10 648.12
10 HMRKB Herath 107.84 182.38 176.11 178.95 645.28
11 AA Mallett 66.86 142.92 150.42 256.58 616.78
12 LR Gibbs 130.00 133.31 139.20 193.73 596.24
13 Saqlain Mushtaq 41.18 137.65 181.91 232.04 592.77
14 Yasir Shah 70.82 171.02 156.44 188.16 586.44
15 EAS Prasanna 78.00 137.65 150.42 218.95 585.02

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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