Top 10 Indian Fast Bowlers In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

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

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

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, Wkts/Inn, 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.
  • 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

PRIMARY CRITERIA

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00

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 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 434 160.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 434 160.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 700 200.00
1 Zaheer Khan IND 2000 2014 2007 165 311 88.86
1 I Sharma IND 2007 2021 2014 188 311 88.86
3 J Srinath IND 1991 2002 1996.5 121 236 67.43
4 IK Pathan IND 2003 2008 2005.5 54 100 28.57
5 S Sreesanth IND 2006 2011 2008.5 50 87 24.86
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 190 380 150.00
1 Mohammed Shami IND 2013 2023 2018 122 229 90.39
2 UT Yadav IND 2011 2023 2017 112 170 67.11
3 JJ Bumrah IND 2018 2024 2021 69 159 62.76
4 M Siraj IND 2020 2024 2022 50 74 29.21

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

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 3291 159 20.70 20.25 200.00
1 JJ Bumrah 69 3291 159 20.70 20.25 200.00
2 Mohammed Shami 122 6346 229 27.71 25.83 156.79
3 IK Pathan 54 3226 100 32.26 26.16 154.81
4 UT Yadav 112 5263 170 30.96 26.32 153.84
5 M Siraj 50 2197 74 29.69 27.44 147.55
6 N Kapil Dev 227 12867 434 29.65 28.09 144.16
7 Zaheer Khan 165 10247 311 32.95 28.22 143.48
8 I Sharma 188 10078 311 32.41 29.14 138.95
9 J Srinath 121 7196 236 30.49 29.24 138.50
10 S Sreesanth 50 3271 87 37.60 32.56 124.36

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
1 JJ Bumrah 61 3081 136 22.65 22.16 181.98
2 Mohammed Shami 91 5189 174 29.82 27.79 145.10
3 N Kapil Dev 185 11028 371 29.73 28.16 143.19
4 M Siraj 42 1905 61 31.23 28.87 139.70
5 J Srinath 69 4293 141 30.45 29.19 138.13
6 UT Yadav 78 3909 112 34.90 29.67 135.90
7 Zaheer Khan 117 7697 222 34.67 29.70 135.79
8 S Sreesanth 36 2474 67 36.93 31.98 126.11
9 I Sharma 148 8353 229 36.48 32.80 122.94
10 IK Pathan 44 2682 59 45.46 36.86 109.41

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

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
RANK BOWLER INNS BALLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS Waqar Younis 154 16224 373 43.50 43.78 300.00
1 UT Yadav 112 8979 170 52.82 49.36 266.09
2 JJ Bumrah 69 7182 159 45.17 49.96 262.87
3 Mohammed Shami 122 11515 229 50.28 51.55 254.77
4 IK Pathan 54 5884 100 58.84 52.09 252.11
5 M Siraj 50 3930 74 53.11 55.54 236.46
6 Zaheer Khan 165 18785 311 60.40 56.69 231.65
7 S Sreesanth 50 5419 87 62.29 59.28 221.54
8 I Sharma 188 19160 311 61.61 60.59 216.74
9 N Kapil Dev 227 27740 434 63.92 60.74 216.20
10 J Srinath 121 15104 236 64.00 60.78 216.08

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 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
1 N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
2 J Srinath 8/86 6/21 6/45 6/76 5/46 5/60 5/95 5.86 80.39
3 I Sharma 7/74 6/51 6/55 6/134 5/22 5/43 5/51 5.71 78.43
4 JJ Bumrah 6/27 6/33 6/45 6/61 5/7 5/24 5/42 5.57 76.47
5 IK Pathan 7/59 6/51 5/32 5/45 5/58 5/61 5/67 5.43 74.51
6 Zaheer Khan 7/87 5/29 5/34 5/53 5/65 5/72 5/75 5.29 72.55
7 Mohammed Shami 6/56 5/28 5/35 5/44 5/47 5/112 4/31 5.00 68.63
8 M Siraj 6/15 5/60 5/73 4/32 4/66 4/84 4/94 4.57 62.75
8 UT Yadav 6/88 5/53 5/93 4/25 4/32 4/41 4/45 4.57 62.75
10 S Sreesanth 5/40 5/75 5/114 4/70 4/79 4/95 4/109 4.43 60.78

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 JJ Bumrah 62.76 381.98 262.87 76.47 784.09 392.05
2 N Kapil Dev 160.00 287.35 216.20 100.00 763.55 381.77
3 Mohammed Shami 90.39 301.90 254.77 68.63 715.69 357.85
4 UT Yadav 67.11 289.74 266.09 62.75 685.68 342.84
5 Zaheer Khan 88.86 279.27 231.65 72.55 672.33 336.17
6 I Sharma 88.86 261.89 216.74 78.43 645.91 322.96
7 J Srinath 67.43 276.63 216.08 80.39 640.53 320.26
8 IK Pathan 28.57 264.22 252.11 74.51 619.40 309.70
9 M Siraj 29.21 287.25 236.46 62.75 615.67 307.83
10 S Sreesanth 24.86 250.47 221.54 60.78 557.65 278.82

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. 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 four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Favourable Conditions 250.00
Unfavourable Conditions 1,000.00

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: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 42 76 22.11 42.62 776.40 194.10
2 N Kapil Dev 119 219 26.50 55.76 744.43 186.11
3 UT Yadav 64 101 25.88 48.05 720.76 180.19
4 J Srinath 57 108 26.61 55.83 649.65 162.41
5 Zaheer Khan 70 104 35.88 70.28 558.24 139.56
6 I Sharma 77 104 31.64 65.63 553.36 138.34
7 S Sreesanth 21 31 39.55 66.94 500.00 125.00
7 JJ Bumrah 15 33 16.36 34.33 500.00 125.00
7 M Siraj 18 13 34.54 58.23 500.00 125.00
10 IK Pathan 26 27 50.33 97.85 374.14 93.54

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 54 126 21.83 48.01 773.45 773.45
2 IK Pathan 28 73 25.58 44.41 722.52 722.52
3 Zaheer Khan 95 207 31.48 55.44 700.76 700.76
4 N Kapil Dev 108 215 32.86 72.23 697.03 697.03
5 Mohammed Shami 80 153 30.50 54.09 685.21 685.21
6 I Sharma 111 207 32.79 59.58 669.84 669.84
7 M Siraj 32 61 28.66 52.02 593.50 593.50
8 J Srinath 64 128 33.77 70.89 578.02 578.02
9 UT Yadav 48 69 38.39 59.80 559.63 559.63
10 S Sreesanth 29 56 36.52 59.71 538.65 538.65

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

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 54 126 21.83 48.01 795.17 198.79
2 N Kapil Dev 77 155 30.79 71.21 737.49 184.37
3 I Sharma 88 171 32.49 60.15 729.45 182.36
4 Mohammed Shami 74 143 31.39 55.32 718.87 179.72
5 IK Pathan 13 35 23.57 39.11 698.48 174.62
6 Zaheer Khan 66 147 31.26 57.40 692.72 173.18
7 J Srinath 57 117 34.74 72.85 595.62 148.91
8 M Siraj 28 55 28.75 52.02 565.00 141.25
9 S Sreesanth 27 54 35.87 59.33 499.43 124.86
10 UT Yadav 32 51 40.27 61.24 460.88 115.22

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 Mohammed Shami 48 86 21.59 41.91 846.26 846.26
2 UT Yadav 80 119 26.97 49.21 789.14 789.14
3 N Kapil Dev 150 279 29.01 59.87 777.77 777.77
4 J Srinath 64 119 26.32 55.30 690.63 690.63
5 Zaheer Khan 99 164 34.46 63.09 650.75 650.75
6 I Sharma 100 140 32.30 63.39 623.53 623.53
7 IK Pathan 41 65 36.94 69.46 527.83 527.83
8 JJ Bumrah 15 33 16.36 34.33 500.00 500.00
8 S Sreesanth 23 33 40.42 67.12 500.00 500.00
8 M Siraj 22 19 32.42 56.26 500.00 500.00

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 Mohammed Shami 685.21 194.10 846.26 179.72 1,905.29 190.53
2 N Kapil Dev 697.03 186.11 777.77 184.37 1,845.27 184.53
3 Zaheer Khan 700.76 139.56 650.75 173.18 1,664.25 166.43
4 UT Yadav 559.63 180.19 789.14 115.22 1,644.18 164.42
5 I Sharma 669.84 138.34 623.53 182.36 1,614.07 161.41
6 JJ Bumrah 773.45 125.00 500.00 198.79 1,597.24 159.72
7 J Srinath 578.02 162.41 690.63 148.91 1,579.97 158.00
8 IK Pathan 722.52 93.54 527.83 174.62 1,518.51 151.85
9 M Siraj 593.50 125.00 500.00 141.25 1,359.75 135.97
10 S Sreesanth 538.65 125.00 500.00 124.86 1,288.51 128.85

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four 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 four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Wkts Per Inn 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 N Kapil Dev 30 85 23.98 46.71 741.78 148.36
2 UT Yadav 30 62 19.55 36.15 721.67 144.33
3 J Srinath 30 75 22.88 48.61 696.21 139.24
4 Mohammed Shami 30 60 20.48 42.02 667.56 133.51
5 JJ Bumrah 15 33 16.36 34.33 633.36 126.67
6 Zaheer Khan 30 60 30.42 58.80 582.00 116.40
7 I Sharma 30 41 25.51 53.78 508.53 101.71
8 S Sreesanth 21 31 39.55 66.94 412.05 82.41
9 M Siraj 18 13 34.54 58.23 359.24 71.85
10 IK Pathan 26 27 50.33 97.85 321.51 64.30

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 IK Pathan 28 73 25.58 44.41 736.77 589.42
2 Zaheer Khan 30 82 24.72 44.59 721.46 577.17
3 JJ Bumrah 30 73 19.79 44.26 717.48 573.99
4 I Sharma 30 62 19.65 45.13 688.23 550.59
5 N Kapil Dev 30 83 30.87 58.45 674.84 539.87
6 J Srinath 30 75 29.93 56.17 632.95 506.36
7 Mohammed Shami 30 62 24.71 43.21 627.50 502.00
8 M Siraj 30 58 28.91 52.22 564.32 451.46
9 S Sreesanth 29 56 36.52 59.71 524.05 419.24
10 UT Yadav 30 40 31.78 56.13 495.72 396.57

WKTS/INN


WKTS/INN RATING

Points to note:-

  • This rating gives points for wkts taken per inn.
  • All Teams, Top Teams and Top 7 Batsmen are the criteria used.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS WKTS/INN RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 69 159 2.30 791.61 395.81
2 J Srinath 121 236 1.95 726.06 363.03
3 Zaheer Khan 165 311 1.88 701.91 350.96
4 N Kapil Dev 227 434 1.91 691.38 345.69
5 S Sreesanth 50 87 1.74 688.19 344.09
6 Mohammed Shami 122 229 1.88 654.78 327.39
7 IK Pathan 54 100 1.85 608.26 304.13
8 I Sharma 188 311 1.65 584.65 292.32
9 UT Yadav 112 170 1.52 532.85 266.43
10 M Siraj 50 74 1.48 528.10 264.05

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets 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 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.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 69 20 28.99 612.49 612.49
2 IK Pathan 54 14 25.93 570.52 570.52
3 N Kapil Dev 227 47 20.70 560.87 560.87
4 J Srinath 121 32 26.45 543.56 543.56
5 I Sharma 188 40 21.28 516.48 516.48
6 Mohammed Shami 122 26 21.31 502.73 502.73
7 Zaheer Khan 165 33 20.00 462.36 462.36
8 M Siraj 50 10 20.00 456.56 456.56
9 S Sreesanth 50 10 20.00 439.06 439.06
10 UT Yadav 112 23 20.54 400.46 400.46

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 WPI II TOT SEC RAT
1 JJ Bumrah 126.67 573.99 395.81 612.49 1,708.95 170.90
2 N Kapil Dev 148.36 539.87 345.69 560.87 1,594.78 159.48
3 J Srinath 139.24 506.36 363.03 543.56 1,552.20 155.22
4 IK Pathan 64.30 589.42 304.13 570.52 1,528.37 152.84
5 Zaheer Khan 116.40 577.17 350.96 462.36 1,506.88 150.69
6 Mohammed Shami 133.51 502.00 327.39 502.73 1,465.64 146.56
7 I Sharma 101.71 550.59 292.32 516.48 1,461.09 146.11
8 S Sreesanth 82.41 419.24 344.09 439.06 1,284.81 128.48
9 M Siraj 71.85 451.46 264.05 456.56 1,243.91 124.39
10 UT Yadav 144.33 396.57 266.43 400.46 1,207.80 120.78

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 OV RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 25 N Kapil Dev IND 381.77 184.53 159.48 725.78
2 27 JJ Bumrah IND 392.05 159.72 170.90 722.66
3 33 Mohammed Shami IND 357.85 190.53 146.56 694.94
4 53 Zaheer Khan IND 336.17 166.43 150.69 653.28
5 58 J Srinath IND 320.26 158.00 155.22 633.48
6 60 I Sharma IND 322.96 161.41 146.11 630.47
7 61 UT Yadav IND 342.84 164.42 120.78 628.04
8 64 IK Pathan IND 309.70 151.85 152.84 614.39
9 84 M Siraj IND 307.83 135.97 124.39 568.20
10 101 S Sreesanth IND 278.82 128.85 128.48 536.16

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
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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