Top 7 Indian Spin Bowlers In ODIs

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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, 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 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 1988 100 132 120.00
1 RJ Shastri IND 1981 1992 1986.5 136 129 117.27
2 Maninder Singh IND 1983 1993 1988 57 66 60.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 2002 341 534 200.00
1 A Kumble IND 1990 2007 1998.5 265 337 126.22
2 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 2006.5 227 269 100.75
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2023 2014.5 241 317 160.00
1 RA Jadeja IND 2009 2023 2016 189 220 111.04
2 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017 2023 2020 100 168 84.79
3 R Ashwin IND 2010 2023 2016.5 114 156 78.74

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 Saqlain Mushtaq 165 6275 288 21.79 22.39 150.00
1 Kuldeep Yadav 100 4370 168 26.01 25.42 132.12
2 A Kumble 265 10412 337 30.90 31.73 105.85
3 R Ashwin 114 5180 156 33.21 31.74 105.82
4 Maninder Singh 57 2067 66 31.32 33.54 100.15
5 Harbhajan Singh 227 8973 269 33.36 33.55 100.10
6 RA Jadeja 189 7936 220 36.07 34.77 96.61
7 RJ Shastri 136 4650 129 36.05 36.64 91.67

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Saeed Ajmal 60 2344 101 23.21 24.06 150.00
1 Kuldeep Yadav 57 2660 102 26.08 25.49 141.61
2 Maninder Singh 43 1618 53 30.53 32.69 110.40
3 A Kumble 170 6788 208 32.63 33.52 107.68
4 R Ashwin 70 3298 88 37.48 35.82 100.75
5 RJ Shastri 117 4046 111 36.45 37.05 97.41
6 Harbhajan Singh 133 5545 150 36.97 37.18 97.06
7 RA Jadeja 108 4865 120 40.54 39.07 92.37

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 SP Narine 65 3540 2435 4.13 3.74 150.00
1 Harbhajan Singh 227 12479 8973 4.31 4.12 136.04
2 Maninder Singh 57 3133 2067 3.96 4.14 135.53
3 A Kumble 265 14496 10412 4.31 4.27 131.31
4 RJ Shastri 136 6613 4650 4.22 4.37 128.16
5 RA Jadeja 189 9750 7936 4.88 4.38 128.10
6 R Ashwin 114 6303 5180 4.93 4.39 127.62
7 Kuldeep Yadav 100 5189 4370 5.05 4.45 126.00

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SP Narine 50 2733 1932 4.24 3.84 150.00
1 Maninder Singh 43 2395 1618 4.05 4.24 136.03
2 Harbhajan Singh 133 7377 5545 4.51 4.31 133.75
3 A Kumble 170 9301 6788 4.38 4.34 132.82
4 RJ Shastri 117 5771 4046 4.21 4.36 132.10
5 RA Jadeja 108 5785 4865 5.05 4.52 127.42
6 R Ashwin 70 3796 3298 5.21 4.64 124.06
7 Kuldeep Yadav 57 2966 2660 5.38 4.74 121.60

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 India. 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 Shahid Afridi 7/12 6/38 5/23 5/35 5/40 5.60 100.00
1 Kuldeep Yadav 6/25 5/25 4/6 4/18 4/23 4.60 82.14
1 A Kumble 6/12 5/33 4/12 4/25 4/40 4.60 82.14
3 RA Jadeja 5/33 5/36 4/23 4/28 4/29 4.40 78.57
3 Harbhajan Singh 5/31 5/43 5/56 4/46 3/27 4.40 78.57
5 RJ Shastri 5/15 4/38 4/40 3/24 3/26 3.80 67.86
6 Maninder Singh 4/22 3/23 3/24 3/34 3/40 3.20 57.14
7 R Ashwin 3/24 3/28 3/28 3/32 3/35 3.00 53.57

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 M Muralitharan 10.0/9 10.0/9 6.0/6 9.0/11 8.0/12 1.08 100.00
1 RJ Shastri 9.3/14 10.0/17 10.0/17 7.0/13 5.0/10 1.77 60.80
2 A Kumble 9.0/11 7.0/12 6.1/12 8.0/17 7.0/15 1.79 60.39
3 Harbhajan Singh 10.0/14 8.0/14 10.0/20 10.0/23 8.0/19 1.87 57.71
4 RA Jadeja 7.0/12 10.0/19 7.0/16 10.0/27 10.0/28 2.08 51.92
5 Maninder Singh 10.0/19 10.0/21 9.0/19 9.0/19 10.0/24 2.22 48.57
6 Kuldeep Yadav 5.1/7 10.0/25 9.0/23 8.0/24 10.0/31 2.30 46.95
7 R Ashwin 10.0/28 8.0/24 10.0/30 10.0/30 10.0/30 2.64 40.92

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 Kumble 126.22 213.53 264.13 82.14 60.39 746.41 373.21
2 Kuldeep Yadav 84.79 273.73 247.60 82.14 46.95 735.22 367.61
3 Harbhajan Singh 100.75 197.16 269.79 78.57 57.71 703.99 351.99
4 RJ Shastri 117.27 189.09 260.26 67.86 60.80 695.28 347.64
5 RA Jadeja 111.04 188.97 255.52 78.57 51.92 686.03 343.01
6 Maninder Singh 60.00 210.54 271.56 57.14 48.57 647.81 323.91
7 R Ashwin 78.74 206.57 251.68 53.57 40.92 631.48 315.74

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 RA Jadeja 77 111 30.57 4.83 754.63 150.93
2 A Kumble 89 126 28.94 4.45 752.99 150.60
3 Harbhajan Singh 94 110 35.48 4.46 719.71 143.94
4 Kuldeep Yadav 47 76 29.49 5.53 664.05 132.81
5 R Ashwin 45 70 30.41 5.04 652.13 130.43
6 RJ Shastri 50 52 34.15 4.57 645.09 129.02
7 Maninder Singh 34 39 34.54 4.12 619.80 123.96

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Kuldeep Yadav 53 92 23.14 4.63 784.34 627.47
2 A Kumble 176 211 32.07 4.24 703.73 562.98
3 Harbhajan Singh 133 159 31.89 4.21 672.29 537.83
4 RJ Shastri 86 77 37.32 4.03 669.98 535.99
5 RA Jadeja 112 109 41.68 4.92 635.88 508.70
6 R Ashwin 69 86 35.48 4.86 635.21 508.16
7 Maninder Singh 23 27 26.67 3.69 500.00 400.00

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

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 A Kumble 171 222 30.88 4.38 738.38 147.68
2 Harbhajan Singh 150 189 31.91 4.35 736.42 147.28
3 RA Jadeja 106 142 31.22 4.78 719.09 143.82
4 Kuldeep Yadav 62 101 27.80 5.21 681.74 136.35
5 Maninder Singh 54 64 29.98 3.91 672.59 134.52
6 RJ Shastri 88 84 36.37 4.38 660.50 132.10
7 R Ashwin 60 95 29.07 4.89 655.52 131.10

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Kuldeep Yadav 38 67 23.31 4.80 779.96 623.97
2 RJ Shastri 48 45 35.44 3.94 749.87 599.90
3 A Kumble 94 115 30.92 4.19 711.54 569.23
4 RA Jadeja 83 78 44.91 5.03 664.92 531.94
5 R Ashwin 54 61 39.64 4.98 620.27 496.22
6 Harbhajan Singh 77 80 36.78 4.25 617.67 494.13
7 Maninder Singh 3 2 74.00 4.77 500.00 400.00

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 Kuldeep Yadav 627.47 132.81 623.97 136.35 1,520.60 152.06
2 A Kumble 562.98 150.60 569.23 147.68 1,430.49 143.05
3 RJ Shastri 535.99 129.02 599.90 132.10 1,397.00 139.70
4 RA Jadeja 508.70 150.93 531.94 143.82 1,335.39 133.54
5 Harbhajan Singh 537.83 143.94 494.13 147.28 1,323.19 132.32
6 R Ashwin 508.16 130.43 496.22 131.10 1,265.91 126.59
7 Maninder Singh 400.00 123.96 400.00 134.52 1,058.48 105.85

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 RA Jadeja 21 27 30.70 4.60 718.94 718.94
2 A Kumble 18 31 22.84 4.09 645.38 645.38
3 R Ashwin 11 18 25.39 4.27 615.77 615.77
4 Kuldeep Yadav 18 21 36.24 4.69 613.74 613.74
5 Maninder Singh 7 14 20.00 4.00 601.13 601.13
6 RJ Shastri 12 12 32.42 4.21 513.68 513.68
7 Harbhajan Singh 20 20 40.40 4.20 511.95 511.95
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 Kuldeep Yadav 50 95 23.88 5.02 762.28 762.28
2 A Kumble 50 84 22.26 4.11 722.13 722.13
3 RA Jadeja 50 76 26.33 4.72 693.10 693.10
4 RJ Shastri 50 61 27.87 3.87 679.74 679.74
5 Harbhajan Singh 50 70 27.40 4.09 669.71 669.71
6 Maninder Singh 50 59 30.31 3.90 639.46 639.46
7 R Ashwin 50 71 30.77 4.80 622.41 622.41
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 Maninder Singh 57 22 38.60 715.97 715.97
2 RA Jadeja 189 68 35.98 710.49 710.49
3 Harbhajan Singh 227 88 38.77 704.69 704.69
4 Kuldeep Yadav 100 38 38.00 661.40 661.40
5 RJ Shastri 136 41 30.15 646.85 646.85
6 R Ashwin 114 38 33.33 608.07 608.07
7 A Kumble 265 80 30.19 600.99 600.99

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 RA Jadeja 718.94 693.10 710.49 2,122.53 212.25
2 Kuldeep Yadav 613.74 762.28 661.40 2,037.42 203.74
3 A Kumble 645.38 722.13 600.99 1,968.50 196.85
4 Maninder Singh 601.13 639.46 715.97 1,956.56 195.66
5 Harbhajan Singh 511.95 669.71 704.69 1,886.35 188.63
6 R Ashwin 615.77 622.41 608.07 1,846.25 184.62
7 RJ Shastri 513.68 679.74 646.85 1,840.26 184.03

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 8 Kuldeep Yadav IND 367.61 152.06 203.74 723.41
2 11 A Kumble IND 373.21 143.05 196.85 713.11
3 13 RA Jadeja IND 343.01 133.54 212.25 688.81
4 16 Harbhajan Singh IND 351.99 132.32 188.63 672.95
5 17 RJ Shastri IND 347.64 139.70 184.03 671.36
6 23 R Ashwin IND 315.74 126.59 184.62 626.96
7 24 Maninder Singh IND 323.91 105.85 195.66 625.41

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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