Top 25 Spin Bowlers In Test Cricket Since 1950

All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards. Our ratings are based on conditions and diverse oppositions. Before the above mentioned date, there were primarily only two teams which dominated cricket. Moreover, matches were of unequal length with some ending in 4 days and some being timeless. Post 1950, West Indies and South Africa grew as test teams. Moreover, Asian teams India and Pakistan started improving after 1950 and became compenent at home at least. Performance in Asia and outside Asia are integral to our overall rating. How the rating works is explained in highlighted sections. So, here are the Top 25 Spin bowlers in Test Cricket since 1950.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

Overall Rating

Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. 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. The Overall Rating is divided into three main sections:-

  • Primary Rating: Which gives points for runs, average, top scores and strike rate.
  • Conditions Rating: Which gives points for performance of a batsman At Home, Away From Home, In Asia and Outside Asia
  • Secondary Rating: Which gives points for Top Form (Home and Away) and performances against Top 7 batsmen.
The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Glenn McGrath has taken 500 wkts, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Jason Gillespie, has taken 250 wkts.
  • If the rating is out of 250, McGrath will get the full points (pts), that is 250.
  • The points of Gillespie are calculated as His Wkts/McGrath’s Wkts*250. This comes out to be 125.
  • Thus the formula is (Wkts Taken/Wkts Taken By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Wkts being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • Obviously, for average the formula is reverased as lower average is better for a bowler.
  • For Average and Strike Rate, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has taken a minimum number of wickets, which are mentioned in the qualificaton.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 25
Min Wickets (TS AVE SR) 100
Min Wickets v/s Top Teams (TS AVE) 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for wkts taken. We have divided cricket from 1950 onwards into 3 broad eras. This has been done to make it fair for players from earlier era, when less cricket was played, and also for current players, who are in the middle of their careers. Let’s take an example:-

  • Let’s assume Murlidharan has taken 500 wickets, which is the maximum and gives him 250 points.
  • Now, say Underwood in earlier times took 250 wkts, which was the max for his era.
  • If there are no eras, he would get 50% of the pts, that is 125.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 200 pts for Underwood.
  • Now, everyone in his era is compared to Underwood and not Murlidharan.
  • So a player who has taken 50 Wkts in Underwood’s era will get (50/250)*200 pts or 40pts.
  • Eras are calculated by MP, which is the mean of the years a player: First Played (FP) and Last Played (LP).

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 and 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 309 190.00
1 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 309 190.00
2 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 1974 151 297 182.62
3 BS Bedi IND 1966 1979 1972.5 118 266 163.56
4 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 1958 116 248 152.49
5 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 97 242 148.80
6 Abdul Qadir PAK 1977 1990 1983.5 111 236 145.11
7 EAS Prasanna IND 1962 1978 1970 86 189 116.21
8 GAR Lock ENG 1952 1968 1960 88 174 106.99
9 Iqbal Qasim PAK 1976 1988 1982 86 171 105.15
10 S Ramadhin WI 1950 1960 1955 76 158 97.15
11 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 1974 71 132 81.17
12 B Yardley AUS 1978 1983 1980.5 58 126 77.48
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 250.00
1 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 250.00
2 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 1999.5 273 708 221.25
3 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 236 619 193.44
4 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 2008.5 170 433 135.31
5 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 2006.5 190 417 130.31
6 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 2010.5 109 255 79.69
7 SCG MacGill AUS 1998 2008 2003 85 208 65.00
8 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1990 2003 1996.5 89 185 57.81
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS R Ashwin IND 2011 2022 2016.5 162 442 210.00
1 R Ashwin IND 2011 2022 2016.5 162 442 210.00
2 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2022 2016.5 207 438 208.10
3 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 2018 89 244 115.93
4 RA Jadeja IND 2012 2022 2017 114 242 114.98
5 KA Maharaj SA 2016 2022 2019 78 154 73.17
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the average of batsmen in the decades the bowler played.
  • Second is the average of the opposition batsmen at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The average of the opposing team’s batsmen is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C Ave suggest that more runs were scored by the batsmen in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was difficult to get Wkts and the bowler will benefit from this.
  • Lower C Ave means the opposite.
R Ave

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Bowler Ave/C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave will be low; which is better for bowlers. Broadly speaking, the following bowlers will benefit from this system:-

  • Bowlers who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Asian fast bowlers and Non-Asian spin bowlers whereever applicable.
  • Bowlers who have played in an era where the batsmen dominated, like the 2000s
  • Bowlers who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.
Top Teams (TT)

The R Ave Rating is divided into two parts:-

  • One is Overall which gives points for the overall R Ave.
  • The second part is Against Top Teams, which gives points for R Ave against 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.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams in the specific condition (Asia or outside Asia) or among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if he palyed against it in the specific condition and in the specific decade.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS M Muralitharan 230 18180 800 22.73 34.41 23.12 150.00
1 M Muralitharan 230 18180 800 22.73 34.41 23.12 150.00
2 SK Warne 273 17995 708 25.42 37.76 23.56 147.20
3 DL Underwood 151 7674 297 25.84 36.39 24.85 139.55
4 R Ashwin 162 10666 442 24.13 33.70 25.06 138.37
5 GP Swann 109 7642 255 29.97 41.17 25.48 136.09
6 RA Jadeja 114 5980 242 24.71 33.73 25.64 135.24
7 KA Maharaj 78 4714 154 30.61 40.79 26.27 132.02
8 GAR Lock 88 4451 174 25.58 33.60 26.65 130.12
9 HMRKB Herath 170 12157 433 28.08 36.05 27.26 127.22
10 SCG MacGill 85 6038 208 29.03 36.96 27.49 126.14
11 Iqbal Qasim 86 4807 171 28.11 35.67 27.58 125.73
12 B Yardley 58 3986 126 31.63 39.82 27.81 124.69
13 NM Lyon 207 14047 438 32.07 40.13 27.97 123.97
14 R Benaud 116 6704 248 27.03 33.29 28.43 121.99
15 AA Mallett 71 3940 132 29.85 36.51 28.61 121.20
16 LR Gibbs 148 8989 309 29.09 35.31 28.84 120.25
17 A Kumble 236 18355 619 29.65 35.44 29.28 118.41
18 BS Bedi 118 7637 266 28.71 33.89 29.65 116.96
19 BS Chandrasekhar 97 7199 242 29.75 33.87 30.74 112.80
20 Yasir Shah 89 7657 244 31.38 35.59 30.86 112.36
21 Abdul Qadir 111 7742 236 32.81 36.62 31.35 110.59
22 S Ramadhin 76 4579 158 28.98 31.86 31.83 108.93
23 EAS Prasanna 86 5742 189 30.38 33.35 31.89 108.75
24 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 6100 185 32.97 35.80 32.23 107.57
25 Harbhajan Singh 190 13537 417 32.46 34.76 32.69 106.07

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS SK Warne 211 14215 559 25.43 37.76 23.57 150.00
1 SK Warne 211 14215 559 25.43 37.76 23.57 150.00
2 M Muralitharan 142 12486 492 25.38 34.41 25.82 136.94
3 DL Underwood 118 6298 230 27.38 36.39 26.33 134.25
4 RA Jadeja 86 4872 190 25.64 33.73 26.61 132.87
5 Iqbal Qasim 66 3743 135 27.73 35.67 27.20 129.96
6 R Ashwin 118 8029 304 26.41 33.70 27.43 128.89
7 B Yardley 50 3501 111 31.54 39.82 27.73 127.51
8 R Benaud 116 6704 248 27.03 33.29 28.43 124.37
9 GP Swann 75 5618 167 33.64 41.17 28.60 123.60
10 KA Maharaj 57 3816 114 33.47 40.79 28.72 123.08
11 LR Gibbs 134 8232 282 29.19 35.31 28.94 122.18
12 NM Lyon 166 11362 342 33.22 40.13 28.97 122.01
13 SCG MacGill 43 3183 103 30.90 36.96 29.26 120.81
14 Abdul Qadir 79 5959 193 30.88 36.62 29.51 119.80
15 HMRKB Herath 123 9187 299 30.73 36.05 29.83 118.52
16 AA Mallett 56 3124 100 31.24 36.51 29.94 118.06
17 A Kumble 159 12785 407 31.41 35.44 31.02 113.96
18 BS Chandrasekhar 83 6222 206 30.20 33.87 31.21 113.27
19 BS Bedi 104 6917 225 30.74 33.89 31.74 111.36
20 EAS Prasanna 76 5086 158 32.19 33.35 33.78 104.64
21 GAR Lock 68 3806 117 32.53 33.60 33.89 104.32
22 Harbhajan Singh 132 10032 296 33.89 34.76 34.13 103.58
23 Mushtaq Ahmed 62 4277 119 35.94 35.80 35.14 100.61
24 S Ramadhin 57 3626 113 32.09 31.86 35.25 100.30
25 Yasir Shah 52 4414 123 35.89 35.59 35.29 100.18
C SR And R SR

The Comparative Strike Rate (C SR) and Relative Strike Rate (R SR) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with SR. Points to note are:-

  • Bowlers from the earlier era benefit from R SR.
  • This is because more balls were taken to get a Wkt back then as batsmen had better defensive technique.
  • Rest of the factors are the same as in R Ave

ATTACKING


Criteria: Points For R SR or Relative Balls/Wkt

RANK BATSMAN INNS BALLS WKTS SR C SR R SR RAT
TS SCG MacGill 85 11237 208 54.02 77.32 55.89 250.00
1 SCG MacGill 85 11237 208 54.02 77.32 55.89 250.00
2 SK Warne 273 40704 708 57.49 81.64 56.34 248.03
3 B Yardley 58 8909 126 70.71 96.83 58.42 239.19
4 M Muralitharan 230 44039 800 55.05 73.67 59.78 233.77
5 KA Maharaj 78 9019 154 58.56 78.02 60.05 232.70
6 BS Chandrasekhar 97 15963 242 65.96 86.59 60.94 229.29
7 GP Swann 109 15349 255 60.19 76.35 63.07 221.56
8 R Ashwin 162 23084 442 52.23 66.09 63.22 221.04
9 DL Underwood 151 21862 297 73.61 91.40 64.43 216.89
10 AA Mallett 71 9990 132 75.68 92.77 65.27 214.10
11 Abdul Qadir 111 17126 236 72.57 88.37 65.69 212.70
12 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 12532 185 67.74 80.98 66.92 208.80
13 Yasir Shah 89 14255 244 58.42 69.07 67.67 206.51
14 GAR Lock 88 13147 174 75.56 89.30 67.69 206.43
15 NM Lyon 207 28583 438 65.26 76.01 68.69 203.44
16 HMRKB Herath 170 25993 433 60.03 69.86 68.75 203.26
17 A Kumble 236 40852 619 66.00 76.05 69.43 201.27
18 Iqbal Qasim 86 13019 171 76.13 87.16 69.88 199.95
19 R Benaud 116 19108 248 77.05 87.84 70.17 199.13
20 EAS Prasanna 86 14353 189 75.94 86.57 70.18 199.12
21 RA Jadeja 114 14751 242 60.95 66.50 73.33 190.55
22 BS Bedi 118 21364 266 80.32 86.52 74.26 188.16
23 LR Gibbs 148 27115 309 87.75 91.90 76.39 182.93
24 Harbhajan Singh 190 28580 417 68.54 71.31 76.89 181.74
25 S Ramadhin 76 13939 158 88.22 86.65 81.45 171.57
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.

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 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 SK Warne 8/71 7/23 7/52 7/56 7/94 7/165 6/31 7.00 87.50
6 NM Lyon 8/50 7/94 7/94 7/152 6/49 6/60 6/82 6.71 83.93
6 R Ashwin 7/59 7/66 7/83 7/103 7/145 6/31 6/41 6.71 83.93
6 DL Underwood 8/51 7/32 7/50 7/113 6/12 6/41 6/45 6.71 83.93
9 Yasir Shah 8/41 7/76 7/94 6/63 6/72 6/96 6/124 6.57 82.14
9 Abdul Qadir 9/56 7/96 7/142 6/16 6/44 6/160 5/44 6.57 82.14
11 LR Gibbs 8/38 7/98 6/29 6/39 6/60 6/76 6/98 6.43 80.36
11 BS Chandrasekhar 8/79 7/157 6/38 6/52 6/52 6/76 6/90 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
14 EAS Prasanna 8/76 6/74 6/94 6/104 6/141 5/32 5/42 6.00 75.00
14 SCG MacGill 8/108 7/50 7/104 5/43 5/56 5/57 5/65 6.00 75.00
14 GAR Lock 7/35 7/51 6/20 6/53 6/65 5/17 5/28 6.00 75.00
17 Mushtaq Ahmed 7/56 6/78 6/78 6/84 6/87 5/35 5/57 5.86 73.21
17 BS Bedi 7/98 6/42 6/71 6/127 6/226 5/27 5/37 5.86 73.21
19 Iqbal Qasim 7/49 6/40 6/89 6/141 5/35 5/48 5/78 5.71 71.43
19 S Ramadhin 7/49 6/23 6/86 6/113 5/26 5/46 5/66 5.71 71.43
19 GP Swann 6/65 6/82 6/90 6/106 6/106 5/44 5/54 5.71 71.43
19 R Benaud 7/72 6/52 6/70 6/115 5/43 5/49 5/53 5.71 71.43
23 RA Jadeja 7/48 6/63 6/138 5/21 5/30 5/41 5/58 5.57 69.64
23 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
BBA

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Average of a bowler. Best Bowling By Average (BBA) is simply the average of the bowler in the 7 Inns. Only 3+ Wkt performaces are counted in this criteria.

BEST BOWLING (AVE)


Criteria: Points For Average In Top 7 Inns

RANK BATSMAN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R AVE RAT
TS SK Warne 4/8 4/11 4/13 7/23 3/11 4/15 6/31 3.50 100.00
1 SK Warne 4/8 4/11 4/13 7/23 3/11 4/15 6/31 3.50 100.00
2 M Muralitharan 5/13 5/15 6/18 4/14 6/26 5/23 6/28 3.70 94.53
3 GAR Lock 4/12 6/20 5/17 4/14 7/35 5/28 5/31 4.36 80.25
4 DL Underwood 6/12 5/20 7/32 3/16 5/28 8/51 6/41 5.00 70.00
5 LR Gibbs 3/11 3/14 8/38 6/29 6/39 5/37 3/26 5.71 61.34
6 RA Jadeja 3/12 5/21 4/17 5/30 7/48 3/24 5/41 6.03 58.03
7 R Ashwin 4/8 6/31 5/32 4/27 6/41 6/46 6/47 6.27 55.82
8 GP Swann 4/12 4/16 3/13 3/16 5/44 4/38 4/42 6.70 52.21
9 Harbhajan Singh 4/10 5/13 5/29 7/48 7/62 3/30 5/51 6.75 51.85
10 KA Maharaj 7/32 7/40 4/25 6/40 3/21 5/36 5/59 6.84 51.19
11 NM Lyon 3/12 8/50 3/19 5/34 4/31 6/49 3/25 6.88 50.91
12 BS Bedi 3/14 5/27 4/22 6/42 5/37 4/38 5/48 7.13 49.12
13 HMRKB Herath 4/15 7/48 6/43 6/43 8/63 5/40 6/48 7.14 49.00
14 S Ramadhin 6/23 5/26 4/25 7/49 5/46 4/39 4/50 7.37 47.48
15 Abdul Qadir 6/16 9/56 6/44 5/44 3/29 4/39 4/45 7.38 47.44
16 R Benaud 3/0 4/15 3/15 5/43 6/52 5/49 7/72 7.45 46.95
17 A Kumble 5/30 7/48 10/74 7/59 6/53 7/63 4/38 7.93 44.11
18 AA Mallett 3/14 4/21 4/22 8/59 4/40 5/53 6/64 8.03 43.59
19 Iqbal Qasim 6/40 4/27 5/35 7/49 5/48 4/41 4/44 8.11 43.13
20 BS Chandrasekhar 6/38 4/30 3/25 6/52 6/52 3/28 8/79 8.44 41.45
21 EAS Prasanna 4/16 5/32 5/42 8/76 4/40 5/51 4/41 8.51 41.11
22 SCG MacGill 3/18 7/50 3/22 5/43 4/39 3/33 5/56 8.70 40.23
23 Yasir Shah 8/41 5/51 6/63 7/76 4/44 6/72 4/50 9.93 35.26
24 Mushtaq Ahmed 5/35 7/56 3/32 3/34 5/57 6/78 6/78 10.57 33.11
25 B Yardley 4/35 4/38 4/40 3/41 6/84 7/98 3/49 12.42 28.18

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 batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the Overall Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CONS CONS TT ATT BB WK BB AV RAT PRI PTS
1 M Muralitharan 250.00 150.00 136.94 233.77 100.00 94.53 965.23 482.62
2 SK Warne 221.25 147.20 150.00 248.03 87.50 100.00 953.98 476.99
3 R Ashwin 210.00 138.37 128.89 221.04 83.93 55.82 838.04 419.02
4 DL Underwood 182.62 139.55 134.25 216.89 83.93 70.00 827.23 413.62
5 NM Lyon 208.10 123.97 122.01 203.44 83.93 50.91 792.36 396.18
6 A Kumble 193.44 118.41 113.96 201.27 92.86 44.11 764.05 382.03
7 LR Gibbs 190.00 120.25 122.18 182.93 80.36 61.34 757.06 378.53
8 BS Chandrasekhar 148.80 112.80 113.27 229.29 80.36 41.45 725.97 362.98
9 HMRKB Herath 135.31 127.22 118.52 203.26 91.07 49.00 724.38 362.19
10 Abdul Qadir 145.11 110.59 119.80 212.70 82.14 47.44 717.78 358.89
11 R Benaud 152.49 121.99 124.37 199.13 71.43 46.95 716.36 358.18
12 GAR Lock 106.99 130.12 104.32 206.43 75.00 80.25 703.11 351.56
13 BS Bedi 163.56 116.96 111.36 188.16 73.21 49.12 702.38 351.19
14 RA Jadeja 114.98 135.24 132.87 190.55 69.64 58.03 701.30 350.65
15 KA Maharaj 73.17 132.02 123.08 232.70 78.57 51.19 690.72 345.36
16 GP Swann 79.69 136.09 123.60 221.56 71.43 52.21 684.57 342.28
17 SCG MacGill 65.00 126.14 120.81 250.00 75.00 40.23 677.18 338.59
18 Iqbal Qasim 105.15 125.73 129.96 199.95 71.43 43.13 675.36 337.68
19 B Yardley 77.48 124.69 127.51 239.19 69.64 28.18 666.69 333.34
20 Harbhajan Singh 130.31 106.07 103.58 181.74 89.29 51.85 662.84 331.42
21 Yasir Shah 115.93 112.36 100.18 206.51 82.14 35.26 652.38 326.19
22 AA Mallett 81.17 121.20 118.06 214.10 67.86 43.59 645.97 322.99
23 EAS Prasanna 116.21 108.75 104.64 199.12 75.00 41.11 644.82 322.41
24 S Ramadhin 97.15 108.93 100.30 171.57 71.43 47.48 596.86 298.43
25 Mushtaq Ahmed 57.81 107.57 100.61 208.80 73.21 33.11 581.12 290.56

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Here are those conditions and their weightage. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for spin bowlers and In Asia for pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

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

HOME/AWAY


At Home

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 134 493 19.57 50.83 969.29 242.32
2 R Ashwin 99 312 21.16 47.17 819.70 204.93
3 SK Warne 129 319 26.39 60.87 817.32 204.33
4 DL Underwood 73 145 24.24 68.78 799.74 199.93
5 GAR Lock 50 104 19.52 62.02 782.06 195.51
6 Abdul Qadir 68 168 26.82 62.29 779.99 195.00
7 A Kumble 115 350 24.89 59.41 760.35 190.09
8 HMRKB Herath 92 278 23.65 51.34 741.78 185.44
9 RA Jadeja 71 172 20.66 55.13 705.41 176.35
10 BS Chandrasekhar 55 142 27.70 64.68 699.48 174.87
11 NM Lyon 106 216 32.28 66.60 685.19 171.30
12 BS Bedi 54 137 23.99 75.85 678.00 169.50
13 SCG MacGill 54 135 27.69 53.30 670.00 167.50
14 Iqbal Qasim 50 111 25.15 72.70 662.23 165.56
15 Harbhajan Singh 103 265 28.77 64.11 661.70 165.42
16 LR Gibbs 59 126 29.66 88.17 654.34 163.58
17 B Yardley 36 79 32.18 72.53 649.52 162.38
18 GP Swann 57 120 28.94 56.97 636.43 159.11
19 Yasir Shah 41 130 25.85 53.24 617.19 154.30
20 EAS Prasanna 41 95 26.95 70.45 613.30 153.32
21 R Benaud 54 104 30.74 86.96 585.70 146.43
22 KA Maharaj 43 69 31.55 57.81 572.28 143.07
23 AA Mallett 39 63 32.81 78.62 562.02 140.50
24 S Ramadhin 32 58 32.78 95.66 496.24 124.06
25 Mushtaq Ahmed 37 67 34.73 69.64 452.23 113.06

Away From Home

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 144 389 24.61 54.72 975.27 975.27
2 M Muralitharan 96 307 27.80 61.82 827.39 827.39
3 NM Lyon 101 222 31.87 63.95 787.85 787.85
4 R Benaud 62 144 24.35 69.89 756.04 756.04
5 LR Gibbs 89 183 28.70 87.46 743.70 743.70
6 DL Underwood 78 152 27.36 78.22 739.89 739.89
7 KA Maharaj 35 85 29.85 59.18 685.02 685.02
8 R Ashwin 63 130 31.25 64.35 677.29 677.29
9 A Kumble 121 269 35.86 74.57 676.53 676.53
10 BS Chandrasekhar 42 100 32.66 67.78 669.72 669.72
11 GP Swann 52 135 30.88 63.06 662.54 662.54
12 Mushtaq Ahmed 52 118 31.97 66.66 642.49 642.49
13 BS Bedi 64 129 33.72 85.06 634.21 634.21
14 AA Mallett 32 69 27.14 73.00 631.55 631.55
15 Yasir Shah 48 114 37.69 64.33 613.43 613.43
16 S Ramadhin 44 100 26.78 83.91 611.86 611.86
17 B Yardley 22 47 30.72 67.64 603.48 603.48
18 EAS Prasanna 45 94 33.85 81.49 603.25 603.25
19 SCG MacGill 31 73 31.51 55.36 600.84 600.84
20 HMRKB Herath 78 155 36.01 75.62 599.95 599.95
21 Iqbal Qasim 36 60 33.58 82.48 576.82 576.82
22 Harbhajan Singh 87 152 38.90 76.26 558.67 558.67
23 RA Jadeja 43 70 34.66 75.26 529.33 529.33
24 GAR Lock 38 70 34.59 95.67 512.08 512.08
25 Abdul Qadir 43 68 47.59 97.97 498.72 498.72

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 46 127 26.82 52.65 914.85 228.71
2 NM Lyon 46 118 32.39 63.71 819.47 204.87
3 R Benaud 23 71 19.32 61.96 807.71 201.93
4 DL Underwood 38 73 26.66 78.93 736.95 184.24
5 GP Swann 24 73 25.97 54.82 694.33 173.58
6 LR Gibbs 28 54 24.11 78.63 669.91 167.48
7 AA Mallett 10 28 19.11 64.00 651.15 162.79
8 SCG MacGill 13 36 26.25 45.64 632.42 158.11
9 GAR Lock 12 32 30.13 88.59 516.90 129.23
10 S Ramadhin 8 11 19.27 62.91 500.00 125.00
11 KA Maharaj 11 32 37.94 67.94 490.16 122.54
12 B Yardley 10 19 39.79 83.05 405.31 101.33

Asians In Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 171 612 21.69 53.21 987.00 246.75
2 R Ashwin 113 355 21.18 46.39 886.83 221.71
3 Abdul Qadir 80 179 28.46 64.94 817.98 204.49
4 A Kumble 144 419 27.00 61.37 776.02 194.00
5 HMRKB Herath 127 354 26.03 55.63 767.65 191.91
6 RA Jadeja 75 185 21.23 54.77 745.89 186.47
7 BS Chandrasekhar 59 150 28.79 65.07 738.80 184.70
8 Iqbal Qasim 67 140 26.96 75.68 738.70 184.67
9 Yasir Shah 55 173 26.10 52.63 704.24 176.06
10 BS Bedi 60 143 26.13 78.45 698.63 174.66
11 Harbhajan Singh 130 300 32.02 68.61 657.53 164.38
12 EAS Prasanna 44 97 28.98 74.01 630.21 157.55
13 Mushtaq Ahmed 49 88 35.98 70.66 492.21 123.05

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 227 581 25.11 58.55 970.77 970.77
2 DL Underwood 113 224 25.57 71.88 819.45 819.45
3 NM Lyon 161 320 31.95 65.83 774.37 774.37
4 LR Gibbs 120 255 30.15 89.68 748.49 748.49
5 GAR Lock 76 142 24.56 72.62 721.88 721.88
6 KA Maharaj 67 122 28.69 56.11 715.07 715.07
7 B Yardley 48 107 30.19 68.51 690.58 690.58
8 SCG MacGill 72 172 29.61 55.78 672.61 672.61
9 GP Swann 85 182 31.57 62.35 653.35 653.35
10 R Benaud 93 177 30.12 83.10 649.02 649.02
11 AA Mallett 61 104 32.74 78.83 606.99 606.99
12 S Ramadhin 68 147 29.71 90.12 603.35 603.35

Asians Outside Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 59 188 26.09 61.04 927.50 927.50
2 A Kumble 92 200 35.20 75.70 776.85 776.85
3 BS Chandrasekhar 38 92 31.32 67.41 757.38 757.38
4 BS Bedi 58 123 31.72 82.48 729.61 729.61
5 EAS Prasanna 42 92 31.86 77.98 713.05 713.05
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 40 97 30.25 65.09 710.01 710.01
7 Harbhajan Singh 60 117 33.61 68.34 707.85 707.85
8 R Ashwin 49 87 36.18 76.05 683.66 683.66
9 Yasir Shah 34 71 44.25 72.54 641.86 641.86
10 HMRKB Herath 43 79 37.24 79.75 596.31 596.31
11 RA Jadeja 39 57 36.00 81.02 556.82 556.82
12 Abdul Qadir 31 57 46.44 96.51 540.61 540.61
13 Iqbal Qasim 19 31 33.32 78.19 504.48 504.48

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 batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 SK Warne 975.27 204.33 970.77 228.71 2,379.09 237.91
2 M Muralitharan 827.39 242.32 927.50 246.75 2,243.96 224.40
3 DL Underwood 739.89 199.93 819.45 184.24 1,943.51 194.35
4 NM Lyon 787.85 171.30 774.37 204.87 1,938.39 193.84
5 A Kumble 676.53 190.09 776.85 194.00 1,837.48 183.75
6 LR Gibbs 743.70 163.58 748.49 167.48 1,823.24 182.32
7 R Ashwin 677.29 204.93 683.66 221.71 1,787.59 178.76
8 BS Chandrasekhar 669.72 174.87 757.38 184.70 1,786.67 178.67
9 R Benaud 756.04 146.43 649.02 201.93 1,753.42 175.34
10 BS Bedi 634.21 169.50 729.61 174.66 1,707.99 170.80
11 KA Maharaj 685.02 143.07 715.07 122.54 1,665.69 166.57
12 GP Swann 662.54 159.11 653.35 173.58 1,648.58 164.86
13 EAS Prasanna 603.25 153.32 713.05 157.55 1,627.18 162.72
14 SCG MacGill 600.84 167.50 672.61 158.11 1,599.06 159.91
15 Harbhajan Singh 558.67 165.42 707.85 164.38 1,596.33 159.63
16 Mushtaq Ahmed 642.49 113.06 710.01 123.05 1,588.60 158.86
17 Yasir Shah 613.43 154.30 641.86 176.06 1,585.65 158.56
18 HMRKB Herath 599.95 185.44 596.31 191.91 1,573.63 157.36
19 GAR Lock 512.08 195.51 721.88 129.23 1,558.70 155.87
20 B Yardley 603.48 162.38 690.58 101.33 1,557.76 155.78
21 AA Mallett 631.55 140.50 606.99 162.79 1,541.83 154.18
22 S Ramadhin 611.86 124.06 603.35 125.00 1,464.27 146.43
23 RA Jadeja 529.33 176.35 556.82 186.47 1,448.98 144.90
24 Abdul Qadir 498.72 195.00 540.61 204.49 1,438.82 143.88
25 Iqbal Qasim 576.82 165.56 504.48 184.67 1,431.53 143.15

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 bowlers 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. Moreover, only performaces against Top Teams are counted in T7 Victims Rating. To see how the ratings were calculated, click on the Rating. 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


RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 30 120 14.42 36.17 962.20 481.10
2 HMRKB Herath 30 115 19.19 42.30 824.49 412.24
3 GAR Lock 30 81 13.98 52.20 818.32 409.16
4 SK Warne 30 91 17.66 51.57 812.77 406.39
5 R Ashwin 30 113 18.06 41.08 803.44 401.72
6 DL Underwood 30 80 16.88 56.20 796.99 398.50
7 A Kumble 30 113 19.12 49.35 787.43 393.72
8 Abdul Qadir 30 103 21.68 54.11 765.21 382.60
9 Harbhajan Singh 30 104 21.53 51.83 736.30 368.15
10 SCG MacGill 30 88 23.07 47.98 700.58 350.29
11 Yasir Shah 30 106 24.33 50.60 699.93 349.97
12 RA Jadeja 30 86 19.41 52.16 691.85 345.92
13 Iqbal Qasim 30 77 21.61 60.27 663.52 331.76
14 BS Chandrasekhar 30 87 25.63 57.49 649.47 324.74
15 BS Bedi 30 88 21.44 70.28 648.48 324.24
16 GP Swann 30 67 24.57 48.09 632.35 316.17
17 B Yardley 30 70 29.41 67.86 601.39 300.70
18 EAS Prasanna 30 77 25.64 64.19 599.22 299.61
19 NM Lyon 30 73 27.70 62.92 592.43 296.21
20 LR Gibbs 30 73 26.03 80.12 580.40 290.20
21 R Benaud 30 71 26.70 76.08 542.00 271.00
22 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 62 30.77 63.55 521.87 260.94
23 AA Mallett 30 53 28.49 72.30 516.84 258.42
24 KA Maharaj 30 48 33.90 61.88 486.96 243.48
25 S Ramadhin 30 56 30.84 91.46 453.19 226.59

TOP FORM AWAY


RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 SK Warne 30 106 18.91 38.68 988.55 988.55
2 M Muralitharan 30 108 20.70 45.06 866.90 866.90
3 R Benaud 30 96 19.70 61.94 807.63 807.63
4 NM Lyon 30 84 23.39 46.52 790.21 790.21
5 LR Gibbs 30 80 21.21 68.01 751.26 751.26
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 30 89 25.06 56.55 735.04 735.04
7 DL Underwood 30 70 22.13 59.66 714.20 714.20
8 R Ashwin 30 78 23.35 44.86 712.54 712.54
9 KA Maharaj 30 79 29.08 56.97 697.85 697.85
10 GP Swann 30 82 27.93 58.21 690.98 690.98
11 EAS Prasanna 30 83 27.18 64.24 680.38 680.38
12 BS Chandrasekhar 30 78 29.28 58.92 675.63 675.63
13 S Ramadhin 30 82 25.51 82.20 646.46 646.46
14 SCG MacGill 30 73 30.48 53.79 643.01 643.01
15 A Kumble 30 78 30.00 55.41 640.63 640.63
16 AA Mallett 30 67 26.67 72.64 636.84 636.84
17 Yasir Shah 30 83 32.23 58.19 631.86 631.86
18 BS Bedi 30 77 29.75 73.94 612.11 612.11
19 HMRKB Herath 30 65 28.98 60.35 592.03 592.03
20 Harbhajan Singh 30 70 34.53 68.16 583.37 583.37
21 B Yardley 22 47 30.72 67.64 576.64 576.64
22 GAR Lock 30 59 30.42 89.61 525.74 525.74
23 RA Jadeja 30 54 29.04 60.46 518.04 518.04
24 Iqbal Qasim 30 49 33.49 85.33 499.01 499.01
25 Abdul Qadir 30 51 45.65 94.76 451.26 451.26

TOP 7 VICTIMS


RANK BOWLER INNS T7 WKTS PERC WT/IN T7 RAT WTG
1 M Muralitharan 230 356 44.50 1.55 919.94 919.94
2 SK Warne 273 373 52.68 1.37 859.17 859.17
3 DL Underwood 151 203 68.35 1.34 849.62 849.62
4 BS Bedi 118 175 65.79 1.48 830.72 830.72
5 R Benaud 116 166 66.94 1.43 819.78 819.78
6 BS Chandrasekhar 97 138 57.02 1.42 785.49 785.49
7 S Ramadhin 76 110 69.62 1.45 780.07 780.07
8 LR Gibbs 148 188 60.84 1.27 759.17 759.17
9 EAS Prasanna 86 117 61.90 1.36 727.52 727.52
10 NM Lyon 207 236 53.88 1.14 710.58 710.58
11 A Kumble 236 287 46.37 1.22 704.00 704.00
12 GAR Lock 88 112 64.37 1.27 681.25 681.25
13 GP Swann 109 134 52.55 1.23 661.50 661.50
14 Iqbal Qasim 86 104 60.82 1.21 660.81 660.81
15 Mushtaq Ahmed 89 102 55.14 1.15 639.13 639.13
16 AA Mallett 71 75 56.82 1.06 626.27 626.27
17 HMRKB Herath 170 207 47.81 1.22 624.82 624.82
18 B Yardley 58 69 54.76 1.19 616.71 616.71
19 Abdul Qadir 111 128 54.24 1.15 615.45 615.45
20 R Ashwin 162 185 41.86 1.14 613.51 613.51
21 Yasir Shah 89 102 41.80 1.15 570.01 570.01
22 KA Maharaj 78 66 42.86 0.85 531.89 531.89
23 RA Jadeja 114 106 43.80 0.93 509.08 509.08
24 SCG MacGill 85 88 42.31 1.04 491.25 491.25
25 Harbhajan Singh 190 168 40.29 0.88 478.24 478.24

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 batsman scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW T7 WKTS TOT SEC RAT
1 M Muralitharan 481.10 866.90 919.94 2,267.94 226.79
2 SK Warne 406.39 988.55 859.17 2,254.11 225.41
3 DL Underwood 398.50 714.20 849.62 1,962.32 196.23
4 R Benaud 271.00 807.63 819.78 1,898.40 189.84
5 LR Gibbs 290.20 751.26 759.17 1,800.63 180.06
6 NM Lyon 296.21 790.21 710.58 1,797.00 179.70
7 BS Chandrasekhar 324.74 675.63 785.49 1,785.86 178.59
8 BS Bedi 324.24 612.11 830.72 1,767.07 176.71
9 A Kumble 393.72 640.63 704.00 1,738.34 173.83
10 R Ashwin 401.72 712.54 613.51 1,727.77 172.78
11 EAS Prasanna 299.61 680.38 727.52 1,707.51 170.75
12 GP Swann 316.17 690.98 661.50 1,668.65 166.86
13 S Ramadhin 226.59 646.46 780.07 1,653.13 165.31
14 Mushtaq Ahmed 260.94 735.04 639.13 1,635.10 163.51
15 HMRKB Herath 412.24 592.03 624.82 1,629.09 162.91
16 GAR Lock 409.16 525.74 681.25 1,616.15 161.62
17 Yasir Shah 349.97 631.86 570.01 1,551.84 155.18
18 AA Mallett 258.42 636.84 626.27 1,521.54 152.15
19 B Yardley 300.70 576.64 616.71 1,494.04 149.40
20 Iqbal Qasim 331.76 499.01 660.81 1,491.59 149.16
21 SCG MacGill 350.29 643.01 491.25 1,484.54 148.45
22 KA Maharaj 243.48 697.85 531.89 1,473.22 147.32
23 Abdul Qadir 382.60 451.26 615.45 1,449.31 144.93
24 Harbhajan Singh 368.15 583.37 478.24 1,429.76 142.98
25 RA Jadeja 345.92 518.04 509.08 1,373.04 137.30

FINAL RATING

Final Rating

The Final 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 BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 SK Warne AUS 476.99 237.91 225.41 940.31
2 M Muralitharan SL 482.62 224.40 226.79 933.81
3 DL Underwood ENG 413.62 194.35 196.23 804.20
4 R Ashwin IND 419.02 178.76 172.78 770.56
5 NM Lyon AUS 396.18 193.84 179.70 769.72
6 LR Gibbs WI 378.53 182.32 180.06 740.92
7 A Kumble IND 382.03 183.75 173.83 739.61
8 R Benaud AUS 358.18 175.34 189.84 723.36
9 BS Chandrasekhar IND 362.98 178.67 178.59 720.24
10 BS Bedi IND 351.19 170.80 176.71 698.70
11 HMRKB Herath SL 362.19 157.36 162.91 682.46
12 GP Swann ENG 342.28 164.86 166.86 674.01
13 GAR Lock ENG 351.56 155.87 161.62 669.04
14 KA Maharaj SA 345.36 166.57 147.32 659.25
15 EAS Prasanna IND 322.41 162.72 170.75 655.88
16 Abdul Qadir PAK 358.89 143.88 144.93 647.71
17 SCG MacGill AUS 338.59 159.91 148.45 646.95
18 Yasir Shah PAK 326.19 158.56 155.18 639.94
19 B Yardley AUS 333.34 155.78 149.40 638.53
20 Harbhajan Singh IND 331.42 159.63 142.98 634.03
21 RA Jadeja IND 350.65 144.90 137.30 632.85
22 Iqbal Qasim PAK 337.68 143.15 149.16 629.99
23 AA Mallett AUS 322.99 154.18 152.15 629.32
24 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 290.56 158.86 163.51 612.93
25 S Ramadhin WI 298.43 146.43 165.31 610.17

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 6
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 SA ENG WI IND


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