Top 10 English Fast Bowlers In ODIs

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Nations Rating

The Nations Rating filters the OVERALL Rating to show players only from England.

  • The Rating of the players from England remains the same as in the original OVERALL Rating.
  • Thus the Trend Setter can be from any nation and is not necessarily from England.

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts & Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, Impact Inns
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.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 40

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 300.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 100.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period of ODI cricket 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 2015
Era 3 MP greater than 2014

Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 221 253 150.00
1 IT Botham ENG 1976 1992 1984 115 145 85.97
2 RGD Willis ENG 1973 1984 1978.5 64 80 47.43
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 351 502 200.00
1 JM Anderson ENG 2002 2015 2008.5 191 269 107.17
2 D Gough ENG 1994 2006 2000 156 235 93.63
3 SCJ Broad ENG 2006 2016 2011 121 178 70.92
4 A Flintoff ENG 1999 2009 2004 119 169 67.33
5 PAJ DeFreitas ENG 1987 1997 1992 103 115 45.82
6 ST Finn ENG 2011 2017 2014 67 102 40.64
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 2010 2023 2016.5 121 236 150.00
1 CR Woakes ENG 2011 2023 2017 118 173 109.96
2 DJ Willey ENG 2015 2023 2019 72 100 63.56

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 bowler has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
Min Wickets (TT) 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 98 2752 146 18.85 20.69 150.00
1 A Flintoff 119 4121 169 24.38 23.82 130.31
2 D Gough 156 6209 235 26.42 26.31 117.99
3 RGD Willis 64 1968 80 24.60 27.27 113.83
4 ST Finn 67 2996 102 29.37 27.58 112.55
5 JM Anderson 191 7861 269 29.22 28.37 109.40
6 DJ Willey 72 2975 100 29.75 28.63 108.41
7 CR Woakes 118 5193 173 30.02 29.08 106.75
8 SCJ Broad 121 5364 178 30.13 29.37 105.70
9 IT Botham 115 4139 145 28.54 30.90 100.45
10 PAJ DeFreitas 103 3775 115 32.83 33.61 92.36

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 92 2657 140 18.98 20.84 150.00
1 A Flintoff 87 3191 120 26.59 25.98 120.31
2 ST Finn 52 2437 86 28.34 26.61 117.46
3 SCJ Broad 87 3817 138 27.66 26.96 115.94
4 D Gough 111 4564 168 27.17 27.05 115.54
5 CR Woakes 77 3454 122 28.31 27.43 113.96
6 RGD Willis 59 1847 73 25.30 28.05 111.44
7 JM Anderson 134 5604 187 29.97 29.10 107.42
8 IT Botham 106 3876 132 29.36 31.79 98.32
9 DJ Willey 47 1915 57 33.60 32.34 96.65
10 PAJ DeFreitas 87 3215 94 34.20 35.02 89.26

ECONOMIC


R ER

Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with ER.

Criteria: Points For R ER

Min Qualification For TS
Min Balls 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 98 5330 2752 3.10 3.51 150.00
1 RGD Willis 64 3595 1968 3.28 3.82 137.77
2 A Flintoff 119 5624 4121 4.40 4.06 129.77
3 ST Finn 67 3550 2996 5.06 4.13 127.31
4 PAJ DeFreitas 103 5712 3775 3.97 4.20 125.34
5 D Gough 156 8470 6209 4.40 4.25 123.74
6 JM Anderson 191 9584 7861 4.92 4.34 121.30
7 CR Woakes 118 5737 5193 5.43 4.43 118.87
8 IT Botham 115 6271 4139 3.96 4.48 117.39
9 DJ Willey 72 3230 2975 5.53 4.49 117.17
10 SCJ Broad 121 6109 5364 5.27 4.57 115.07

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 92 5042 2657 3.16 3.58 150.00
1 RGD Willis 59 3304 1847 3.35 3.90 137.69
2 A Flintoff 87 4244 3191 4.51 4.16 129.08
3 ST Finn 52 2856 2437 5.12 4.18 128.51
4 PAJ DeFreitas 87 4783 3215 4.03 4.27 125.77
5 D Gough 111 6085 4564 4.50 4.35 123.43
6 JM Anderson 134 6748 5604 4.98 4.39 122.27
7 CR Woakes 77 3819 3454 5.43 4.42 121.42
8 IT Botham 106 5821 3876 4.00 4.52 118.76
9 DJ Willey 47 2062 1915 5.57 4.53 118.60
10 SCJ Broad 87 4389 3817 5.22 4.53 118.57

BEST BOWLING BY WKTS (NWT)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams from England. 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 Waqar Younis 7/36 6/26 6/30 6/44 6/59 6.20 100.00
1 CR Woakes 6/45 6/47 5/54 4/18 4/33 5.00 80.65
2 JM Anderson 5/23 5/34 4/18 4/18 4/23 4.40 70.97
2 ST Finn 5/33 5/71 4/34 4/34 4/35 4.40 70.97
2 A Flintoff 5/19 5/56 4/14 4/17 4/21 4.40 70.97
5 D Gough 5/44 4/28 4/29 4/33 4/35 4.20 67.74
5 SCJ Broad 5/23 4/15 4/39 4/44 4/46 4.20 67.74
7 IT Botham 4/31 4/45 4/56 3/16 3/26 3.60 58.06
7 DJ Willey 4/34 4/43 4/64 3/25 3/34 3.60 58.06
9 RGD Willis 4/15 4/23 4/42 2/9 2/14 3.20 51.61
9 PAJ DeFreitas 4/35 3/15 3/28 3/33 3/34 3.20 51.61

BEST BOWLING BY ECO (NWT)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak Teams. Best Bowling By Economy (BBE) is the Relative Economy of the bowler in the 5 Inns. Only 30+ Balls performaces are counted in this criteria.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.05 100.00
1 JM Anderson 10.0/12 7.0/10 10.0/17 8.0/14 9.3/20 1.45 72.50
2 A Flintoff 9.4/14 10.0/15 10.0/17 7.0/12 5.0/10 1.51 69.65
3 RGD Willis 9.0/9 7.0/9 11.0/15 10.4/15 7.0/10 1.51 69.43
4 PAJ DeFreitas 11.0/12 10.0/15 11.0/20 9.0/17 9.0/17 1.72 61.12
5 SCJ Broad 10.0/14 8.0/16 9.0/20 6.4/15 10.0/23 1.75 59.93
6 IT Botham 6.0/7 10.0/12 9.0/12 10.0/20 8.0/17 1.79 58.57
7 D Gough 7.0/9 9.0/14 8.0/15 9.0/18 10.0/24 1.80 58.29
8 CR Woakes 10.0/18 8.0/16 8.0/20 10.0/28 5.0/16 1.95 53.81
9 ST Finn 10.0/24 10.0/27 9.0/27 10.0/33 10.0/33 2.40 43.70
10 DJ Willey 6.0/13 9.0/27 8.0/25 5.0/16 8.4/34 2.55 41.13

PRIMARY RATING


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

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 A Flintoff 67.33 250.62 258.85 70.97 69.65 717.42 358.71
2 JM Anderson 107.17 216.82 243.57 70.97 72.50 711.04 355.52
3 CR Woakes 109.96 220.71 240.29 80.65 53.81 705.42 352.71
4 D Gough 93.63 233.53 247.18 67.74 58.29 700.36 350.18
5 RGD Willis 47.43 225.27 275.46 51.61 69.43 669.20 334.60
6 SCJ Broad 70.92 221.64 233.64 67.74 59.93 653.87 326.93
7 ST Finn 40.64 230.01 255.82 70.97 43.70 641.13 320.56
8 IT Botham 85.97 198.78 236.16 58.06 58.57 637.54 318.77
9 DJ Willey 63.56 205.06 235.77 58.06 41.13 603.59 301.79
10 PAJ DeFreitas 45.82 181.62 251.11 51.61 61.12 591.29 295.64

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • U.A.E. is considered as a second Home for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • All Home and Away stats of Pakistani and Afghani bowlers are calculated accordingly.

At Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 JM Anderson 86 131 26.49 4.85 714.98 143.00
2 A Flintoff 45 71 21.32 4.33 683.15 136.63
3 RGD Willis 32 46 21.85 3.09 660.05 132.01
4 CR Woakes 46 69 27.91 5.21 653.76 130.75
5 D Gough 74 108 27.27 4.41 645.67 129.13
6 SCJ Broad 63 90 30.18 5.10 638.15 127.63
7 DJ Willey 41 65 27.43 5.70 598.32 119.66
8 IT Botham 47 56 32.57 3.85 552.93 110.59
9 ST Finn 27 36 34.97 5.29 521.25 104.25
10 PAJ DeFreitas 27 25 43.36 3.88 492.23 98.45

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 A Flintoff 74 98 26.60 4.43 683.72 546.97
2 D Gough 82 127 25.70 4.39 671.23 536.98
3 CR Woakes 72 104 31.41 5.57 663.53 530.83
4 JM Anderson 105 138 31.82 4.98 655.93 524.74
5 ST Finn 40 66 26.32 4.91 655.37 524.29
6 IT Botham 68 89 26.01 4.05 641.58 513.26
7 PAJ DeFreitas 76 90 29.90 4.00 604.27 483.42
8 SCJ Broad 58 88 30.09 5.45 595.72 476.58
9 RGD Willis 32 34 28.32 3.51 591.12 472.90
10 DJ Willey 31 35 34.06 5.29 500.00 400.00

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 JM Anderson 157 234 27.32 4.88 772.13 154.43
2 D Gough 134 211 24.79 4.32 754.44 150.89
3 A Flintoff 91 133 23.43 4.37 738.67 147.73
4 RGD Willis 58 76 23.66 3.26 710.55 142.11
5 CR Woakes 86 125 30.33 5.39 700.83 140.17
6 IT Botham 106 133 28.72 3.95 691.21 138.24
7 SCJ Broad 103 146 31.05 5.26 662.18 132.44
8 DJ Willey 57 80 30.00 5.60 613.21 122.64
9 ST Finn 48 69 31.30 5.18 605.86 121.17
10 PAJ DeFreitas 74 80 33.91 3.84 596.26 119.25

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 CR Woakes 32 48 29.21 5.55 691.92 553.53
2 A Flintoff 28 36 27.92 4.50 642.52 514.02
3 ST Finn 19 33 25.33 4.78 631.92 505.54
4 SCJ Broad 18 32 25.94 5.32 582.52 466.01
5 PAJ DeFreitas 29 35 30.34 4.33 542.20 433.76
6 JM Anderson 34 35 41.91 5.10 541.35 433.08
7 DJ Willey 15 20 28.75 5.23 518.32 414.66
8 RGD Willis 6 4 42.50 3.53 500.00 400.00
8 IT Botham 9 12 26.58 4.10 500.00 400.00
10 D Gough 22 24 40.75 4.90 466.09 372.87

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 CR Woakes 530.83 130.75 553.53 140.17 1,355.28 135.53
2 A Flintoff 546.97 136.63 514.02 147.73 1,345.35 134.54
3 ST Finn 524.29 104.25 505.54 121.17 1,255.25 125.53
4 JM Anderson 524.74 143.00 433.08 154.43 1,255.24 125.52
5 SCJ Broad 476.58 127.63 466.01 132.44 1,202.66 120.27
6 D Gough 536.98 129.13 372.87 150.89 1,189.88 118.99
7 IT Botham 513.26 110.59 400.00 138.24 1,162.09 116.21
8 RGD Willis 472.90 132.01 400.00 142.11 1,147.02 114.70
9 PAJ DeFreitas 483.42 98.45 433.76 119.25 1,134.87 113.49
10 DJ Willey 400.00 119.66 414.66 122.64 1,056.97 105.70

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 IT Botham 22 30 25.40 3.43 630.06 630.06
2 RGD Willis 11 18 17.50 2.67 601.92 601.92
3 CR Woakes 24 31 31.55 5.50 539.21 539.21
4 PAJ DeFreitas 22 29 25.59 3.95 525.35 525.35
5 A Flintoff 17 23 23.22 3.94 513.86 513.86
6 ST Finn 4 8 25.00 6.90 500.00 500.00
7 JM Anderson 25 27 40.04 5.17 449.40 449.40
8 DJ Willey 6 11 23.55 5.08 436.88 436.88
9 D Gough 11 15 28.67 4.31 382.99 382.99
10 SCJ Broad 10 10 43.90 5.56 336.21 336.21
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 SCJ Broad 50 93 23.47 5.19 771.31 771.31
2 CR Woakes 50 87 24.95 5.26 741.37 741.37
3 D Gough 50 88 23.50 4.37 741.31 741.31
4 JM Anderson 50 85 25.26 4.88 732.26 732.26
5 A Flintoff 50 72 23.96 4.16 729.93 729.93
6 ST Finn 50 83 27.29 5.07 722.09 722.09
7 RGD Willis 50 62 25.08 3.31 688.72 688.72
8 IT Botham 50 73 25.16 4.09 655.69 655.69
9 PAJ DeFreitas 50 59 30.92 3.88 613.04 613.04
10 DJ Willey 50 66 31.47 5.61 607.18 607.18
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy 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 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 30 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be less than 80% of the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 40

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 A Flintoff 119 50 42.02 618.26 618.26
2 RGD Willis 64 29 45.31 611.20 611.20
3 CR Woakes 118 41 34.75 573.77 573.77
4 JM Anderson 191 60 31.41 503.00 503.00
5 PAJ DeFreitas 103 37 35.92 501.01 501.01
6 D Gough 156 50 32.05 486.67 486.67
7 ST Finn 67 21 31.34 472.65 472.65
8 DJ Willey 72 21 29.17 446.08 446.08
9 SCJ Broad 121 35 28.93 445.81 445.81
10 IT Botham 115 31 26.96 401.10 401.10

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 RGD Willis 601.92 688.72 611.20 1,901.84 190.18
2 A Flintoff 513.86 729.93 618.26 1,862.05 186.20
3 CR Woakes 539.21 741.37 573.77 1,854.35 185.44
4 ST Finn 500.00 722.09 472.65 1,694.73 169.47
5 IT Botham 630.06 655.69 401.10 1,686.85 168.69
6 JM Anderson 449.40 732.26 503.00 1,684.66 168.47
7 PAJ DeFreitas 525.35 613.04 501.01 1,639.39 163.94
8 D Gough 382.99 741.31 486.67 1,610.96 161.10
9 SCJ Broad 336.21 771.31 445.81 1,553.33 155.33
10 DJ Willey 436.88 607.18 446.08 1,490.14 149.01

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK OV RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 30 A Flintoff ENG 358.71 134.54 186.20 679.45
2 33 CR Woakes ENG 352.71 135.53 185.44 673.67
3 44 JM Anderson ENG 355.52 125.52 168.47 649.51
4 47 RGD Willis ENG 334.60 114.70 190.18 639.49
5 54 D Gough ENG 350.18 118.99 161.10 630.26
6 60 ST Finn ENG 320.56 125.53 169.47 615.56
7 62 IT Botham ENG 318.77 116.21 168.69 603.66
8 63 SCJ Broad ENG 326.93 120.27 155.33 602.53
9 82 PAJ DeFreitas ENG 295.64 113.49 163.94 573.07
10 96 DJ Willey ENG 301.79 105.70 149.01 556.50

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL ENG NZ
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ ENG WI BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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