Top 25 Spin Bowlers In Test Cricket Since 1950

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Strike Rate, Top Inns
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home, Top Form Away, Top 7 Batsmen
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 an 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
Min Wickets (TS AVE SR) 100

PRIMARY CRITERIA

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 148 309 140.00
1 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 309 140.00
2 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 151 297 134.56
3 BS Bedi IND 1966 1979 1972.5 118 266 120.52
4 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 116 248 112.36
5 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 97 242 109.64
6 Abdul Qadir PAK 1977 1990 1983.5 111 236 106.93
7 EAS Prasanna IND 1962 1978 1970 86 189 85.63
8 GAR Lock ENG 1952 1968 1960 88 174 78.83
9 Iqbal Qasim PAK 1976 1988 1982 86 171 77.48
10 SP Gupte IND 1951 1961 1956 61 149 67.51
11 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 1974 71 132 59.81
12 B Yardley AUS 1978 1983 1980.5 58 126 57.09
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 200.00
1 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 200.00
2 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 273 708 177.00
3 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 236 619 154.75
4 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 2008.5 170 433 108.25
5 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 2006.5 190 417 104.25
6 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 2010.5 109 255 63.75
7 SCG MacGill AUS 1998 2008 2003 85 208 52.00
8 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1990 2003 1996.5 89 185 46.25
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 530 170.00
1 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 530 170.00
2 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 189 516 165.51
3 RA Jadeja IND 2012 2024 2018 136 294 94.30
4 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 2018 89 244 78.26
5 KA Maharaj SA 2016 2023 2019.5 83 158 50.68

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 M Muralitharan 230 18180 800 22.73 23.72 200.00
1 M Muralitharan 230 18180 800 22.73 23.72 200.00
2 SK Warne 273 17995 708 25.42 24.37 194.67
3 R Ashwin 189 12255 516 23.75 24.64 192.49
4 DL Underwood 151 7674 297 25.84 25.21 188.14
5 RA Jadeja 136 7096 294 24.14 25.45 186.36
6 KA Maharaj 83 5055 158 31.99 25.99 182.52
7 GP Swann 109 7642 255 29.97 26.24 180.75
8 NM Lyon 242 16052 530 30.29 27.18 174.49
9 GAR Lock 88 4451 174 25.58 27.60 171.87
10 SCG MacGill 85 6038 208 29.03 27.66 171.50
11 Iqbal Qasim 86 4807 171 28.11 27.73 171.06
12 R Benaud 116 6704 248 27.03 27.73 171.03
13 B Yardley 58 3986 126 31.63 27.99 169.47
14 HMRKB Herath 170 12157 433 28.08 28.12 168.68
15 LR Gibbs 148 8989 309 29.09 28.19 168.25
16 A Kumble 236 18355 619 29.65 29.01 163.52
17 AA Mallett 71 3940 132 29.85 29.24 162.22
18 BS Bedi 118 7637 266 28.71 29.44 161.13
19 Yasir Shah 89 7657 244 31.38 29.84 158.98
20 BS Chandrasekhar 97 7199 242 29.75 30.08 157.67
21 SP Gupte 61 4403 149 29.55 31.14 152.33
22 Abdul Qadir 111 7742 236 32.81 31.46 150.76
23 EAS Prasanna 86 5742 189 30.38 32.18 147.40
24 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 6100 185 32.97 32.26 147.02
25 Harbhajan Singh 190 13537 417 32.46 32.57 145.64

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS SK Warne 211 14215 559 25.43 24.38 200.00
1 SK Warne 211 14215 559 25.43 24.38 200.00
2 RA Jadeja 104 5877 235 25.01 26.37 184.88
3 M Muralitharan 142 12486 492 25.38 26.48 184.09
4 R Ashwin 137 9147 356 25.69 26.66 182.89
5 DL Underwood 118 6298 230 27.38 26.72 182.49
6 Iqbal Qasim 66 3743 135 27.73 27.35 178.28
7 R Benaud 116 6704 248 27.03 27.73 175.80
8 B Yardley 50 3501 111 31.54 27.91 174.71
9 NM Lyon 187 12603 401 31.43 28.21 172.84
10 LR Gibbs 134 8232 282 29.19 28.29 172.34
11 SCG MacGill 43 3183 103 30.90 29.44 165.59
12 GP Swann 75 5618 167 33.64 29.46 165.51
13 Abdul Qadir 79 5959 193 30.88 29.61 164.65
14 KA Maharaj 56 3964 106 37.40 30.38 160.50
15 BS Chandrasekhar 83 6222 206 30.20 30.55 159.62
16 AA Mallett 56 3124 100 31.24 30.60 159.32
17 A Kumble 159 12785 407 31.41 30.73 158.66
18 HMRKB Herath 123 9187 299 30.73 30.77 158.44
19 BS Bedi 104 6917 225 30.74 31.52 154.68
20 Yasir Shah 50 4355 123 35.41 33.66 144.83
21 Harbhajan Singh 132 10032 296 33.89 34.00 143.39
22 EAS Prasanna 76 5086 158 32.19 34.10 143.00
23 SP Gupte 51 3734 115 32.47 34.21 142.50
24 GAR Lock 68 3806 117 32.53 35.10 138.92
25 Mushtaq Ahmed 62 4277 119 35.94 35.17 138.64

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 BALLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS SCG MacGill 85 11237 208 54.02 57.20 300.00
1 SCG MacGill 85 11237 208 54.02 57.20 300.00
2 SK Warne 273 40704 708 57.49 58.27 294.48
3 B Yardley 58 8909 126 70.71 58.64 292.60
4 BS Chandrasekhar 97 15963 242 65.96 59.35 289.13
5 M Muralitharan 230 44039 800 55.05 60.17 285.15
6 KA Maharaj 83 9575 158 60.60 60.93 281.63
7 R Ashwin 189 26161 516 50.70 61.41 279.42
8 DL Underwood 151 21862 297 73.61 64.36 266.62
9 GP Swann 109 15349 255 60.19 64.68 265.27
10 AA Mallett 71 9990 132 75.68 65.26 262.91
11 Yasir Shah 89 14255 244 58.42 65.81 260.73
12 Abdul Qadir 111 17126 236 72.57 66.16 259.35
13 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 12532 185 67.74 66.55 257.83
14 NM Lyon 242 32761 530 61.81 67.39 254.61
15 A Kumble 236 40852 619 66.00 68.09 251.99
16 R Benaud 116 19108 248 77.05 68.26 251.38
17 SP Gupte 61 11284 149 75.73 68.42 250.77
18 GAR Lock 88 13147 174 75.56 68.75 249.57
19 HMRKB Herath 170 25993 433 60.03 70.00 245.14
20 Iqbal Qasim 86 13019 171 76.13 70.23 244.32
21 EAS Prasanna 86 14353 189 75.94 70.35 243.92
22 RA Jadeja 136 17233 294 58.62 71.86 238.77
23 BS Bedi 118 21364 266 80.32 72.95 235.21
24 LR Gibbs 148 27115 309 87.75 74.45 230.46
25 Harbhajan Singh 190 28580 417 68.54 76.04 225.66

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE WT RAT
TS M Muralitharan 9/51 9/65 8/46 8/70 8/87 7/46 7/84 8.00 100.00
1 M Muralitharan 9/51 9/65 8/46 8/70 8/87 7/46 7/84 8.00 100.00
2 A Kumble 10/74 8/141 7/48 7/59 7/63 7/115 6/53 7.43 92.86
3 HMRKB Herath 9/127 8/63 7/48 7/64 7/89 7/157 6/43 7.29 91.07
4 Harbhajan Singh 8/84 7/48 7/62 7/87 7/120 7/123 7/133 7.14 89.29
5 NM Lyon 8/50 8/64 7/94 7/94 7/152 6/49 6/60 7.00 87.50
5 SK Warne 8/71 7/23 7/52 7/56 7/94 7/165 6/31 7.00 87.50
7 R Ashwin 7/59 7/66 7/71 7/83 7/103 7/145 6/31 6.86 85.71
8 DL Underwood 8/51 7/32 7/50 7/113 6/12 6/41 6/45 6.71 83.93
9 Abdul Qadir 9/56 7/96 7/142 6/16 6/44 6/160 5/44 6.57 82.14
9 Yasir Shah 8/41 7/76 7/94 6/63 6/72 6/96 6/124 6.57 82.14
11 BS Chandrasekhar 8/79 7/157 6/38 6/52 6/52 6/76 6/90 6.43 80.36
11 LR Gibbs 8/38 7/98 6/29 6/39 6/60 6/76 6/98 6.43 80.36
13 KA Maharaj 9/129 7/32 7/40 6/40 5/36 5/59 5/94 6.29 78.57
13 SP Gupte 9/102 7/128 7/162 6/90 5/18 5/45 5/63 6.29 78.57
15 EAS Prasanna 8/76 6/74 6/94 6/104 6/141 5/32 5/42 6.00 75.00
15 SCG MacGill 8/108 7/50 7/104 5/43 5/56 5/57 5/65 6.00 75.00
15 GAR Lock 7/35 7/51 6/20 6/53 6/65 5/17 5/28 6.00 75.00
18 BS Bedi 7/98 6/42 6/71 6/127 6/226 5/27 5/37 5.86 73.21
18 Mushtaq Ahmed 7/56 6/78 6/78 6/84 6/87 5/35 5/57 5.86 73.21
18 RA Jadeja 7/42 7/48 6/63 6/138 5/21 5/30 5/41 5.86 73.21
21 R Benaud 7/72 6/52 6/70 6/115 5/43 5/49 5/53 5.71 71.43
21 GP Swann 6/65 6/82 6/90 6/106 6/106 5/44 5/54 5.71 71.43
21 Iqbal Qasim 7/49 6/40 6/89 6/141 5/35 5/48 5/78 5.71 71.43
24 B Yardley 7/98 7/187 6/84 5/88 5/107 5/132 4/35 5.57 69.64
25 AA Mallett 8/59 6/64 5/53 5/91 5/114 5/126 4/21 5.43 67.86

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW RAT PRI PTS
1 M Muralitharan 200.00 384.09 285.15 100.00 969.24 484.62
2 SK Warne 177.00 394.67 294.48 87.50 953.65 476.82
3 R Ashwin 165.51 375.37 279.42 85.71 906.02 453.01
4 NM Lyon 170.00 347.33 254.61 87.50 859.44 429.72
5 DL Underwood 134.56 370.63 266.62 83.93 855.74 427.87
6 A Kumble 154.75 322.18 251.99 92.86 821.77 410.88
7 BS Chandrasekhar 109.64 317.28 289.13 80.36 796.41 398.20
8 LR Gibbs 140.00 340.59 230.46 80.36 791.41 395.70
9 R Benaud 112.36 346.83 251.38 71.43 781.99 391.00
10 RA Jadeja 94.30 371.24 238.77 73.21 777.53 388.76
11 HMRKB Herath 108.25 327.12 245.14 91.07 771.58 385.79
12 SCG MacGill 52.00 337.09 300.00 75.00 764.09 382.04
13 Abdul Qadir 106.93 315.40 259.35 82.14 763.82 381.91
14 B Yardley 57.09 344.18 292.60 69.64 763.50 381.75
15 KA Maharaj 50.68 343.02 281.63 78.57 753.90 376.95
16 GP Swann 63.75 346.26 265.27 71.43 746.70 373.35
17 BS Bedi 120.52 315.81 235.21 73.21 744.75 372.37
18 Iqbal Qasim 77.48 349.34 244.32 71.43 742.57 371.28
19 Yasir Shah 78.26 303.81 260.73 82.14 724.95 362.48
20 GAR Lock 78.83 310.79 249.57 75.00 714.19 357.09
21 AA Mallett 59.81 321.54 262.91 67.86 712.12 356.06
22 Harbhajan Singh 104.25 289.04 225.66 89.29 708.23 354.12
23 EAS Prasanna 85.63 290.40 243.92 75.00 694.95 347.47
24 SP Gupte 67.51 294.84 250.77 78.57 691.69 345.84
25 Mushtaq Ahmed 46.25 285.65 257.83 73.21 662.94 331.47

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for spin bowlers and In Asia for pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated. Here are those conditions and their weightage:-

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 134 493 19.57 50.83 978.39 244.60
2 R Ashwin 117 363 21.16 45.88 885.11 221.28
3 DL Underwood 73 145 24.24 68.78 863.53 215.88
4 SK Warne 129 319 26.39 60.87 854.75 213.69
5 Abdul Qadir 68 168 26.82 62.29 845.50 211.37
6 A Kumble 115 350 24.89 59.41 841.36 210.34
7 GAR Lock 50 104 19.52 62.02 804.50 201.12
8 HMRKB Herath 92 278 23.65 51.34 799.01 199.75
9 RA Jadeja 87 213 20.87 53.19 793.45 198.36
10 NM Lyon 126 259 30.88 64.06 790.06 197.52
11 BS Chandrasekhar 55 142 27.70 64.68 768.11 192.03
12 B Yardley 36 79 32.18 72.53 758.22 189.56
13 Yasir Shah 41 130 25.85 53.24 750.39 187.60
14 LR Gibbs 59 126 29.66 88.17 744.59 186.15
15 Iqbal Qasim 50 111 25.15 72.70 741.14 185.28
16 SCG MacGill 54 135 27.69 53.30 740.84 185.21
17 Harbhajan Singh 103 265 28.77 64.11 734.46 183.61
18 KA Maharaj 45 72 31.36 57.39 727.58 181.90
19 BS Bedi 54 137 23.99 75.85 718.63 179.66
20 GP Swann 57 120 28.94 56.97 696.59 174.15
21 R Benaud 54 104 30.74 86.96 690.50 172.63
22 EAS Prasanna 41 95 26.95 70.45 666.94 166.73
23 SP Gupte 36 84 30.35 76.76 651.58 162.90
24 AA Mallett 39 63 32.81 78.62 626.42 156.60
25 Mushtaq Ahmed 37 67 34.73 69.64 563.64 140.91

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 144 389 24.61 54.72 968.50 968.50
2 M Muralitharan 96 307 27.80 61.82 853.98 853.98
3 NM Lyon 116 271 29.72 59.67 825.41 825.41
4 R Benaud 62 144 24.35 69.89 791.11 791.11
5 DL Underwood 78 152 27.36 78.22 768.85 768.85
6 R Ashwin 72 153 29.90 62.12 766.77 766.77
7 LR Gibbs 89 183 28.70 87.46 765.46 765.46
8 BS Chandrasekhar 42 100 32.66 67.78 747.89 747.89
9 GP Swann 52 135 30.88 63.06 742.68 742.68
10 AA Mallett 32 69 27.14 73.00 728.88 728.88
11 A Kumble 121 269 35.86 74.57 717.87 717.87
12 SCG MacGill 31 73 31.51 55.36 715.57 715.57
13 KA Maharaj 38 86 32.52 63.29 696.77 696.77
14 Mushtaq Ahmed 52 118 31.97 66.66 695.57 695.57
15 BS Bedi 64 129 33.72 85.06 693.78 693.78
16 SP Gupte 25 65 28.52 74.40 665.50 665.50
17 EAS Prasanna 45 94 33.85 81.49 658.17 658.17
18 Yasir Shah 48 114 37.69 64.33 649.07 649.07
19 Iqbal Qasim 36 60 33.58 82.48 646.96 646.96
20 HMRKB Herath 78 155 36.01 75.62 638.16 638.16
21 RA Jadeja 49 81 32.73 72.89 613.85 613.85
22 Harbhajan Singh 87 152 38.90 76.26 580.70 580.70
23 GAR Lock 38 70 34.59 95.67 568.72 568.72
24 Abdul Qadir 43 68 47.59 97.97 551.18 551.18
25 B Yardley 22 47 30.72 67.64 500.00 500.00

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 46 127 26.82 52.65 864.71 216.18
2 NM Lyon 52 140 30.81 61.84 847.92 211.98
3 R Benaud 23 71 19.32 61.96 838.57 209.64
4 DL Underwood 38 73 26.66 78.93 783.37 195.84
5 GP Swann 24 73 25.97 54.82 733.80 183.45
6 AA Mallett 10 28 19.11 64.00 706.69 176.67
7 LR Gibbs 28 54 24.11 78.63 697.95 174.49
8 SCG MacGill 13 36 26.25 45.64 643.19 160.80
9 GAR Lock 12 32 30.13 88.59 563.73 140.93
10 KA Maharaj 11 32 37.94 67.94 513.77 128.44
11 B Yardley 10 19 39.79 83.05 448.47 112.12

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 171 612 21.69 53.21 978.84 244.71
2 R Ashwin 135 413 21.41 45.74 934.98 233.74
3 Abdul Qadir 80 179 28.46 64.94 864.58 216.14
4 A Kumble 144 419 27.00 61.37 841.71 210.43
5 RA Jadeja 91 226 21.32 53.00 820.92 205.23
6 HMRKB Herath 127 354 26.03 55.63 815.05 203.76
7 Yasir Shah 55 173 26.10 52.63 814.42 203.60
8 BS Chandrasekhar 59 150 28.79 65.07 800.33 200.08
9 Iqbal Qasim 67 140 26.96 75.68 798.42 199.61
10 BS Bedi 60 143 26.13 78.45 730.70 182.68
11 Harbhajan Singh 130 300 32.02 68.61 709.83 177.46
12 SP Gupte 45 105 28.81 77.23 700.67 175.17
13 EAS Prasanna 44 97 28.98 74.01 675.76 168.94
14 Mushtaq Ahmed 49 88 35.98 70.66 585.80 146.45

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 227 581 25.11 58.55 984.62 984.62
2 NM Lyon 190 390 30.10 61.81 868.94 868.94
3 DL Underwood 113 224 25.57 71.88 842.99 842.99
4 B Yardley 48 107 30.19 68.51 813.37 813.37
5 LR Gibbs 120 255 30.15 89.68 789.16 789.16
6 KA Maharaj 72 126 30.48 58.74 779.34 779.34
7 SCG MacGill 72 172 29.61 55.78 764.60 764.60
8 GAR Lock 76 142 24.56 72.62 725.05 725.05
9 R Benaud 93 177 30.12 83.10 723.72 723.72
10 GP Swann 85 182 31.57 62.35 718.64 718.64
11 AA Mallett 61 104 32.74 78.83 663.02 663.02

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 59 188 26.09 61.04 932.13 932.13
2 A Kumble 92 200 35.20 75.70 829.61 829.61
3 R Ashwin 54 103 33.15 70.58 805.81 805.81
4 BS Bedi 58 123 31.72 82.48 783.01 783.01
5 BS Chandrasekhar 38 92 31.32 67.41 775.60 775.60
6 EAS Prasanna 42 92 31.86 77.98 731.72 731.72
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 40 97 30.25 65.09 716.46 716.46
8 Harbhajan Singh 60 117 33.61 68.34 692.59 692.59
9 Yasir Shah 34 71 44.25 72.54 659.22 659.22
10 RA Jadeja 45 68 33.49 77.26 627.31 627.31
11 SP Gupte 16 44 31.32 72.16 623.49 623.49
12 HMRKB Herath 43 79 37.24 79.75 607.64 607.64
13 Abdul Qadir 31 57 46.44 96.51 576.39 576.39
14 Iqbal Qasim 19 31 33.32 78.19 534.51 534.51

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 SK Warne 968.50 213.69 984.62 216.18 2,382.99 238.30
2 M Muralitharan 853.98 244.60 932.13 244.71 2,275.42 227.54
3 NM Lyon 825.41 197.52 868.94 211.98 2,103.85 210.39
4 R Ashwin 766.77 221.28 805.81 233.74 2,027.60 202.76
5 DL Underwood 768.85 215.88 842.99 195.84 2,023.57 202.36
6 A Kumble 717.87 210.34 829.61 210.43 1,968.24 196.82
7 BS Chandrasekhar 747.89 192.03 775.60 200.08 1,915.60 191.56
8 LR Gibbs 765.46 186.15 789.16 174.49 1,915.25 191.52
9 R Benaud 791.11 172.63 723.72 209.64 1,897.10 189.71
10 BS Bedi 693.78 179.66 783.01 182.68 1,839.11 183.91
11 SCG MacGill 715.57 185.21 764.60 160.80 1,826.18 182.62
12 GP Swann 742.68 174.15 718.64 183.45 1,818.91 181.89
13 KA Maharaj 696.77 181.90 779.34 128.44 1,786.45 178.64
14 EAS Prasanna 658.17 166.73 731.72 168.94 1,725.56 172.56
15 AA Mallett 728.88 156.60 663.02 176.67 1,725.17 172.52
16 Yasir Shah 649.07 187.60 659.22 203.60 1,699.49 169.95
17 Mushtaq Ahmed 695.57 140.91 716.46 146.45 1,699.39 169.94
18 HMRKB Herath 638.16 199.75 607.64 203.76 1,649.31 164.93
19 RA Jadeja 613.85 198.36 627.31 205.23 1,644.75 164.48
20 GAR Lock 568.72 201.12 725.05 140.93 1,635.83 163.58
21 Harbhajan Singh 580.70 183.61 692.59 177.46 1,634.36 163.44
22 SP Gupte 665.50 162.90 623.49 175.17 1,627.05 162.71
23 B Yardley 500.00 189.56 813.37 112.12 1,615.04 161.50
24 Iqbal Qasim 646.96 185.28 534.51 199.61 1,566.37 156.64
25 Abdul Qadir 551.18 211.37 576.39 216.14 1,555.08 155.51

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And Top 7 Victims

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler such that his overall points are maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. Top 7 Victims are defined as the wickets taken by the bowler against the top 7 batsmen by batting order against Top Teams. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • TOP 7 VICTIMS – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 30 121 14.60 35.77 984.47 492.23
2 A Kumble 30 113 19.12 49.35 874.69 437.35
3 SK Warne 30 91 17.66 51.57 866.40 433.20
4 HMRKB Herath 30 115 19.19 42.30 863.99 431.99
5 DL Underwood 30 80 16.88 56.20 843.74 421.87
6 GAR Lock 30 81 13.98 52.20 837.53 418.76
7 R Ashwin 30 113 18.06 41.08 836.90 418.45
8 Harbhajan Singh 30 104 21.53 51.83 811.70 405.85
9 Abdul Qadir 30 103 21.68 54.11 796.31 398.16
10 Yasir Shah 30 106 24.33 50.60 767.48 383.74
11 SCG MacGill 30 88 23.07 47.98 755.49 377.74
12 BS Chandrasekhar 30 91 25.95 59.31 718.36 359.18
13 RA Jadeja 30 86 19.41 52.16 706.07 353.04
14 Iqbal Qasim 30 77 21.61 60.27 694.97 347.49
15 NM Lyon 30 72 24.60 56.19 687.39 343.70
16 BS Bedi 30 88 21.44 70.28 686.20 343.10
17 B Yardley 30 70 29.41 67.86 683.54 341.77
18 GP Swann 30 67 24.57 48.09 678.58 339.29
19 LR Gibbs 30 73 26.03 80.12 673.54 336.77
20 SP Gupte 30 77 28.68 72.75 660.80 330.40
21 R Benaud 30 71 26.70 76.08 636.61 318.30
22 EAS Prasanna 30 77 25.64 64.19 630.61 315.31
23 KA Maharaj 30 48 33.90 61.88 597.83 298.91
24 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 64 30.48 62.88 589.04 294.52
25 AA Mallett 30 53 28.49 72.30 567.19 283.60

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 30 106 18.91 38.68 982.32 982.32
2 M Muralitharan 30 108 20.70 45.06 942.48 942.48
3 R Benaud 30 96 19.70 61.94 823.04 823.04
4 R Ashwin 30 78 23.35 44.86 822.22 822.22
5 NM Lyon 30 84 23.39 46.52 822.11 822.11
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 89 25.06 56.55 795.91 795.91
7 LR Gibbs 30 80 21.21 68.01 772.88 772.88
8 EAS Prasanna 30 83 27.18 64.24 760.98 760.98
9 GP Swann 30 82 27.93 58.21 757.08 757.08
10 BS Chandrasekhar 30 78 29.28 58.92 756.89 756.89
11 KA Maharaj 30 79 29.08 56.97 744.05 744.05
12 Yasir Shah 30 83 32.23 58.19 738.83 738.83
13 DL Underwood 30 70 22.13 59.66 738.82 738.82
14 A Kumble 30 79 31.68 57.39 724.99 724.99
15 SCG MacGill 30 73 30.48 53.79 697.37 697.37
16 BS Bedi 30 77 29.75 73.94 690.05 690.05
17 HMRKB Herath 30 65 28.98 60.35 680.64 680.64
18 AA Mallett 30 67 26.67 72.64 675.38 675.38
19 Harbhajan Singh 30 70 34.53 68.16 640.16 640.16
20 SP Gupte 25 65 28.52 74.40 636.10 636.10
21 GAR Lock 30 59 30.42 89.61 595.34 595.34
22 RA Jadeja 30 54 29.04 60.46 589.97 589.97
23 B Yardley 22 47 30.72 67.64 583.13 583.13
24 Iqbal Qasim 30 49 33.49 85.33 562.30 562.30
25 Abdul Qadir 30 51 45.65 94.76 537.72 537.72

TOP 7 VICTIMS


Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS T7 WKTS PERC WT/IN T7 RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 230 342 42.75 1.49 883.48 883.48
2 R Benaud 116 166 66.94 1.43 875.41 875.41
3 SK Warne 273 358 50.56 1.31 871.04 871.04
4 BS Chandrasekhar 97 145 59.92 1.49 839.72 839.72
5 BS Bedi 118 163 61.28 1.38 831.02 831.02
6 LR Gibbs 148 185 59.87 1.25 792.03 792.03
7 NM Lyon 242 272 51.32 1.12 770.74 770.74
8 SP Gupte 61 80 53.69 1.31 770.14 770.14
9 DL Underwood 151 176 59.26 1.17 755.50 755.50
10 B Yardley 58 78 61.90 1.34 732.34 732.34
11 R Ashwin 189 242 46.90 1.28 719.79 719.79
12 EAS Prasanna 86 107 56.61 1.24 708.48 708.48
13 GP Swann 109 125 49.02 1.15 683.82 683.82
14 RA Jadeja 136 164 55.78 1.21 673.07 673.07
15 Abdul Qadir 111 134 56.78 1.21 663.13 663.13
16 Iqbal Qasim 86 104 60.82 1.21 661.57 661.57
17 A Kumble 236 265 42.81 1.12 654.92 654.92
18 HMRKB Herath 170 203 46.88 1.19 646.53 646.53
19 KA Maharaj 83 73 46.20 0.88 610.24 610.24
20 AA Mallett 71 66 50.00 0.93 606.75 606.75
21 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 92 49.73 1.03 593.05 593.05
22 GAR Lock 88 82 47.13 0.93 566.17 566.17
23 Harbhajan Singh 190 192 46.04 1.01 555.05 555.05
24 Yasir Shah 89 83 34.02 0.93 525.55 525.55
25 SCG MacGill 85 59 28.37 0.69 345.25 345.25

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW T7 WKTS TOT SEC RAT
1 M Muralitharan 492.23 942.48 883.48 2,318.19 231.82
2 SK Warne 433.20 982.32 871.04 2,286.56 228.66
3 R Benaud 318.30 823.04 875.41 2,016.75 201.67
4 R Ashwin 418.45 822.22 719.79 1,960.45 196.05
5 BS Chandrasekhar 359.18 756.89 839.72 1,955.80 195.58
6 NM Lyon 343.70 822.11 770.74 1,936.54 193.65
7 DL Underwood 421.87 738.82 755.50 1,916.19 191.62
8 LR Gibbs 336.77 772.88 792.03 1,901.68 190.17
9 BS Bedi 343.10 690.05 831.02 1,864.18 186.42
10 A Kumble 437.35 724.99 654.92 1,817.25 181.73
11 EAS Prasanna 315.31 760.98 708.48 1,784.77 178.48
12 GP Swann 339.29 757.08 683.82 1,780.19 178.02
13 HMRKB Herath 431.99 680.64 646.53 1,759.16 175.92
14 SP Gupte 330.40 636.10 770.14 1,736.64 173.66
15 Mushtaq Ahmed 294.52 795.91 593.05 1,683.48 168.35
16 B Yardley 341.77 583.13 732.34 1,657.24 165.72
17 KA Maharaj 298.91 744.05 610.24 1,653.20 165.32
18 Yasir Shah 383.74 738.83 525.55 1,648.12 164.81
19 RA Jadeja 353.04 589.97 673.07 1,616.08 161.61
20 Harbhajan Singh 405.85 640.16 555.05 1,601.06 160.11
21 Abdul Qadir 398.16 537.72 663.13 1,599.01 159.90
22 GAR Lock 418.76 595.34 566.17 1,580.27 158.03
23 Iqbal Qasim 347.49 562.30 661.57 1,571.36 157.14
24 AA Mallett 283.60 675.38 606.75 1,565.73 156.57
25 SCG MacGill 377.74 697.37 345.25 1,420.36 142.04

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 M Muralitharan SL 484.62 227.54 231.82 943.98
2 SK Warne AUS 476.82 238.30 228.66 943.78
3 R Ashwin IND 453.01 202.76 196.05 851.81
4 NM Lyon AUS 429.72 210.39 193.65 833.76
5 DL Underwood ENG 427.87 202.36 191.62 821.85
6 A Kumble IND 410.88 196.82 181.73 789.43
7 BS Chandrasekhar IND 398.20 191.56 195.58 785.35
8 R Benaud AUS 391.00 189.71 201.67 782.38
9 LR Gibbs WI 395.70 191.52 190.17 777.40
10 BS Bedi IND 372.37 183.91 186.42 742.70
11 GP Swann ENG 373.35 181.89 178.02 733.26
12 HMRKB Herath SL 385.79 164.93 175.92 726.64
13 KA Maharaj SA 376.95 178.64 165.32 720.91
14 RA Jadeja IND 388.76 164.48 161.61 714.85
15 B Yardley AUS 381.75 161.50 165.72 708.98
16 SCG MacGill AUS 382.04 182.62 142.04 706.70
17 EAS Prasanna IND 347.47 172.56 178.48 698.51
18 Abdul Qadir PAK 381.91 155.51 159.90 697.32
19 Yasir Shah PAK 362.48 169.95 164.81 697.24
20 AA Mallett AUS 356.06 172.52 156.57 685.15
21 Iqbal Qasim PAK 371.28 156.64 157.14 685.06
22 SP Gupte IND 345.84 162.71 173.66 682.21
23 GAR Lock ENG 357.09 163.58 158.03 678.70
24 Harbhajan Singh IND 354.12 163.44 160.11 677.66
25 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 331.47 169.94 168.35 669.76

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