Top 15 Test Spin Bowlers In Top Form Away From Home

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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). Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler such that his overall points are maximum. Here are the Top 15 Spin bowlers in their Top Form Away From Home in Test cricket.

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

THE CRITERIA


The TOP FORM – AWAY 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) 50

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 2002-11-08 2006-12-15 30 108 300.00
1 M Muralitharan SL 2002-11-08 2006-12-15 30 108 300.00
2 SK Warne AUS 2001-03-18 2004-10-06 30 106 294.44
3 R Benaud AUS 1956-10-19 1960-01-23 30 96 266.67
4 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1992-07-23 1998-03-06 30 89 247.22
5 NM Lyon AUS 2015-07-08 2018-03-01 30 84 233.33
5 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2010-08-06 2013-09-10 30 84 233.33
7 Yasir Shah PAK 2015-05-06 2018-12-26 30 83 230.56
7 EAS Prasanna IND 1967-06-08 1976-02-05 30 83 230.56
9 GP Swann ENG 2009-12-26 2012-11-23 30 82 227.78
10 LR Gibbs WI 1959-03-26 1966-12-31 30 80 222.22
10 DL Vettori NZ 2004-06-03 2008-11-20 30 80 222.22
12 KA Maharaj SA 2017-03-08 2022-08-17 30 79 219.44
13 R Ashwin IND 2015-01-06 2018-08-18 30 78 216.67
13 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1971-08-05 1978-11-14 30 78 216.67
15 DL Underwood ENG 1975-01-04 1981-12-09 30 70 194.44

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 30 2004 106 18.91 18.18 300.00
1 SK Warne 30 2004 106 18.91 18.18 300.00
2 M Muralitharan 30 2236 108 20.70 19.85 274.81
3 R Ashwin 30 1821 78 23.35 20.25 269.39
4 LR Gibbs 30 1697 80 21.21 21.27 256.41
5 R Benaud 30 1891 96 19.70 21.60 252.54
6 DL Underwood 30 1549 70 22.13 21.66 251.79
7 NM Lyon 30 1965 84 23.39 22.00 247.88
8 DL Vettori 30 1952 80 24.40 22.72 240.04
9 GP Swann 30 2290 82 27.93 23.25 234.59
10 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 2230 89 25.06 24.01 227.21
11 KA Maharaj 30 2297 79 29.08 24.97 218.45
12 Saeed Ajmal 30 2108 84 25.10 25.21 216.37
13 EAS Prasanna 30 2256 83 27.18 26.74 204.00
14 BS Chandrasekhar 30 2284 78 29.28 27.05 201.66
15 Yasir Shah 30 2675 83 32.23 28.52 191.23

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 SK Warne 30 4100 106 38.68 39.02 200.00
1 SK Warne 30 4100 106 38.68 39.02 200.00
2 M Muralitharan 30 4867 108 45.06 46.55 167.67
3 R Ashwin 30 3499 78 44.86 46.88 166.46
4 BS Chandrasekhar 30 4596 78 58.92 49.79 156.75
5 DL Underwood 30 4176 70 59.66 53.04 147.14
6 NM Lyon 30 3908 84 46.52 53.11 146.95
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 5033 89 56.55 53.56 145.72
8 EAS Prasanna 30 5332 83 64.24 56.33 138.54
9 R Benaud 30 5946 96 61.94 58.19 134.13
10 DL Vettori 30 4585 80 57.31 59.33 131.54
11 GP Swann 30 4773 82 58.21 59.54 131.08
12 LR Gibbs 30 5441 80 68.01 59.75 130.61
13 KA Maharaj 30 4501 79 56.97 59.85 130.40
14 Yasir Shah 30 4830 83 58.19 63.40 123.10
15 Saeed Ajmal 30 4750 84 56.55 66.25 117.80

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 8/70 7/100 6/45 6/54 6/86 6.60 200.00
1 M Muralitharan 8/70 7/100 6/45 6/54 6/86 6.60 200.00
2 Yasir Shah 7/76 7/94 6/63 6/72 6/96 6.40 193.94
2 NM Lyon 8/50 7/94 6/60 6/82 5/92 6.40 193.94
4 EAS Prasanna 8/76 6/94 6/104 6/141 5/32 6.20 187.88
4 SK Warne 7/94 7/165 6/33 6/161 5/43 6.20 187.88
6 BS Chandrasekhar 6/38 6/52 6/52 6/94 6/120 6.00 181.82
7 Saeed Ajmal 7/95 6/42 6/96 5/69 5/82 5.80 175.76
7 KA Maharaj 9/129 6/40 5/36 5/94 4/58 5.80 175.76
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 7/56 6/78 6/78 5/57 5/95 5.80 175.76
10 R Ashwin 7/83 6/46 5/42 5/52 5/69 5.60 169.70
10 DL Vettori 6/28 6/70 6/100 5/59 5/66 5.60 169.70
10 R Benaud 7/72 6/52 5/43 5/49 5/53 5.60 169.70
13 LR Gibbs 6/39 6/98 5/37 5/51 5/59 5.40 163.64
13 GP Swann 6/82 6/106 5/54 5/90 5/91 5.40 163.64
15 DL Underwood 7/113 5/84 4/28 4/76 4/78 4.80 145.45

TOP FORM – AWAY RATING


The TOP FORM – AWAY (TF 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 TF AW RAT
1 SK Warne 294.44 300.00 200.00 187.88 982.32
2 M Muralitharan 300.00 274.81 167.67 200.00 942.48
3 R Benaud 266.67 252.54 134.13 169.70 823.04
4 R Ashwin 216.67 269.39 166.46 169.70 822.22
5 NM Lyon 233.33 247.88 146.95 193.94 822.11
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 247.22 227.21 145.72 175.76 795.91
7 LR Gibbs 222.22 256.41 130.61 163.64 772.88
8 DL Vettori 222.22 240.04 131.54 169.70 763.50
9 EAS Prasanna 230.56 204.00 138.54 187.88 760.98
10 GP Swann 227.78 234.59 131.08 163.64 757.08
11 BS Chandrasekhar 216.67 201.66 156.75 181.82 756.89
12 KA Maharaj 219.44 218.45 130.40 175.76 744.05
13 Saeed Ajmal 233.33 216.37 117.80 175.76 743.26
14 Yasir Shah 230.56 191.23 123.10 193.94 738.83
15 DL Underwood 194.44 251.79 147.14 145.45 738.82

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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