Top 10 Indian Spin 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 LR Gibbs WI 1958 1976 1967 148 309 140.00
1 BS Bedi IND 1966 1979 1972.5 118 266 120.52
2 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 1971.5 97 242 109.64
3 EAS Prasanna IND 1962 1978 1970 86 189 85.63
4 SP Gupte IND 1951 1961 1956 61 149 67.51
5 DR Doshi IND 1979 1983 1981 55 114 51.65
6 NS Yadav IND 1979 1987 1983 61 102 46.21
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 200.00
1 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 1999 236 619 154.75
2 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 2006.5 190 417 104.25
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 530 170.00
1 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 2017.5 189 516 165.51
2 RA Jadeja IND 2012 2024 2018 136 294 94.30

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 M Muralitharan 230 18180 800 22.73 23.72 200.00
1 R Ashwin 189 12255 516 23.75 24.64 192.49
2 RA Jadeja 136 7096 294 24.14 25.45 186.36
3 A Kumble 236 18355 619 29.65 29.01 163.52
4 DR Doshi 55 3502 114 30.72 29.39 161.41
5 BS Bedi 118 7637 266 28.71 29.44 161.13
6 BS Chandrasekhar 97 7199 242 29.75 30.08 157.67
7 SP Gupte 61 4403 149 29.55 31.14 152.33
8 EAS Prasanna 86 5742 189 30.38 32.18 147.40
9 Harbhajan Singh 190 13537 417 32.46 32.57 145.64
10 NS Yadav 61 3580 102 35.10 33.57 141.28

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 RA Jadeja 104 5877 235 25.01 26.37 184.88
2 R Ashwin 137 9147 356 25.69 26.66 182.89
3 DR Doshi 53 3270 106 30.85 29.51 165.22
4 BS Chandrasekhar 83 6222 206 30.20 30.55 159.62
5 A Kumble 159 12785 407 31.41 30.73 158.66
6 BS Bedi 104 6917 225 30.74 31.52 154.68
7 Harbhajan Singh 132 10032 296 33.89 34.00 143.39
8 EAS Prasanna 76 5086 158 32.19 34.10 143.00
9 SP Gupte 51 3734 115 32.47 34.21 142.50
10 NS Yadav 57 3430 91 37.69 36.05 135.22

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 SCG MacGill 85 11237 208 54.02 57.20 300.00
1 BS Chandrasekhar 97 15963 242 65.96 59.35 289.13
2 R Ashwin 189 26161 516 50.70 61.41 279.42
3 A Kumble 236 40852 619 66.00 68.09 251.99
4 SP Gupte 61 11284 149 75.73 68.42 250.77
5 EAS Prasanna 86 14353 189 75.94 70.35 243.92
6 RA Jadeja 136 17233 294 58.62 71.86 238.77
7 DR Doshi 55 9322 114 81.77 71.89 238.68
8 NS Yadav 61 8360 102 81.96 72.26 237.44
9 BS Bedi 118 21364 266 80.32 72.95 235.21
10 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 A Kumble 10/74 8/141 7/48 7/59 7/63 7/115 6/53 7.43 92.86
2 Harbhajan Singh 8/84 7/48 7/62 7/87 7/120 7/123 7/133 7.14 89.29
3 R Ashwin 7/59 7/66 7/71 7/83 7/103 7/145 6/31 6.86 85.71
4 BS Chandrasekhar 8/79 7/157 6/38 6/52 6/52 6/76 6/90 6.43 80.36
5 SP Gupte 9/102 7/128 7/162 6/90 5/18 5/45 5/63 6.29 78.57
6 EAS Prasanna 8/76 6/74 6/94 6/104 6/141 5/32 5/42 6.00 75.00
7 BS Bedi 7/98 6/42 6/71 6/127 6/226 5/27 5/37 5.86 73.21
7 RA Jadeja 7/42 7/48 6/63 6/138 5/21 5/30 5/41 5.86 73.21
9 DR Doshi 6/102 6/103 5/39 5/43 5/85 5/90 4/69 5.14 64.29
10 NS Yadav 5/76 5/99 5/131 4/35 4/40 4/49 4/84 4.43 55.36

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 R Ashwin 165.51 375.37 279.42 85.71 906.02 453.01
2 A Kumble 154.75 322.18 251.99 92.86 821.77 410.88
3 BS Chandrasekhar 109.64 317.28 289.13 80.36 796.41 398.20
4 RA Jadeja 94.30 371.24 238.77 73.21 777.53 388.76
5 BS Bedi 120.52 315.81 235.21 73.21 744.75 372.37
6 Harbhajan Singh 104.25 289.04 225.66 89.29 708.23 354.12
7 EAS Prasanna 85.63 290.40 243.92 75.00 694.95 347.47
8 SP Gupte 67.51 294.84 250.77 78.57 691.69 345.84
9 DR Doshi 51.65 326.63 238.68 64.29 681.25 340.62
10 NS Yadav 46.21 276.50 237.44 55.36 615.52 307.76

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 R Ashwin 117 363 21.16 45.88 885.11 221.28
2 A Kumble 115 350 24.89 59.41 841.36 210.34
3 RA Jadeja 87 213 20.87 53.19 793.45 198.36
4 BS Chandrasekhar 55 142 27.70 64.68 768.11 192.03
5 Harbhajan Singh 103 265 28.77 64.11 734.46 183.61
6 DR Doshi 37 77 25.39 73.38 732.48 183.12
7 BS Bedi 54 137 23.99 75.85 718.63 179.66
8 EAS Prasanna 41 95 26.95 70.45 666.94 166.73
9 SP Gupte 36 84 30.35 76.76 651.58 162.90
10 NS Yadav 49 77 34.10 76.32 611.89 152.97

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 R Ashwin 72 153 29.90 62.12 766.77 766.77
2 BS Chandrasekhar 42 100 32.66 67.78 747.89 747.89
3 A Kumble 121 269 35.86 74.57 717.87 717.87
4 BS Bedi 64 129 33.72 85.06 693.78 693.78
5 SP Gupte 25 65 28.52 74.40 665.50 665.50
6 EAS Prasanna 45 94 33.85 81.49 658.17 658.17
7 RA Jadeja 49 81 32.73 72.89 613.85 613.85
8 Harbhajan Singh 87 152 38.90 76.26 580.70 580.70
9 DR Doshi 18 37 41.81 99.24 500.00 500.00
9 NS Yadav 12 25 38.16 99.32 500.00 500.00

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: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 R Ashwin 135 413 21.41 45.74 934.98 233.74
2 A Kumble 144 419 27.00 61.37 841.71 210.43
3 RA Jadeja 91 226 21.32 53.00 820.92 205.23
4 BS Chandrasekhar 59 150 28.79 65.07 800.33 200.08
5 BS Bedi 60 143 26.13 78.45 730.70 182.68
6 DR Doshi 42 85 28.74 76.06 727.65 181.91
7 Harbhajan Singh 130 300 32.02 68.61 709.83 177.46
8 SP Gupte 45 105 28.81 77.23 700.67 175.17
9 EAS Prasanna 44 97 28.98 74.01 675.76 168.94
10 NS Yadav 50 78 36.18 81.12 612.85 153.21

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 A Kumble 92 200 35.20 75.70 829.61 829.61
2 R Ashwin 54 103 33.15 70.58 805.81 805.81
3 BS Bedi 58 123 31.72 82.48 783.01 783.01
4 BS Chandrasekhar 38 92 31.32 67.41 775.60 775.60
5 EAS Prasanna 42 92 31.86 77.98 731.72 731.72
6 Harbhajan Singh 60 117 33.61 68.34 692.59 692.59
7 RA Jadeja 45 68 33.49 77.26 627.31 627.31
8 SP Gupte 16 44 31.32 72.16 623.49 623.49
9 NS Yadav 11 24 31.58 84.71 576.44 576.44
10 DR Doshi 13 29 36.52 98.52 519.13 519.13

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 R Ashwin 766.77 221.28 805.81 233.74 2,027.60 202.76
2 A Kumble 717.87 210.34 829.61 210.43 1,968.24 196.82
3 BS Chandrasekhar 747.89 192.03 775.60 200.08 1,915.60 191.56
4 BS Bedi 693.78 179.66 783.01 182.68 1,839.11 183.91
5 EAS Prasanna 658.17 166.73 731.72 168.94 1,725.56 172.56
6 RA Jadeja 613.85 198.36 627.31 205.23 1,644.75 164.48
7 Harbhajan Singh 580.70 183.61 692.59 177.46 1,634.36 163.44
8 SP Gupte 665.50 162.90 623.49 175.17 1,627.05 162.71
9 DR Doshi 500.00 183.12 519.13 181.91 1,384.16 138.42
10 NS Yadav 500.00 152.97 576.44 153.21 1,382.62 138.26

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 A Kumble 30 113 19.12 49.35 874.69 174.94
2 R Ashwin 30 113 18.06 41.08 836.90 167.38
3 Harbhajan Singh 30 104 21.53 51.83 811.70 162.34
4 BS Chandrasekhar 30 91 25.95 59.31 718.36 143.67
5 RA Jadeja 30 86 19.41 52.16 706.07 141.21
6 BS Bedi 30 88 21.44 70.28 686.20 137.24
7 SP Gupte 30 77 28.68 72.75 660.80 132.16
8 EAS Prasanna 30 77 25.64 64.19 630.61 126.12
9 DR Doshi 30 63 23.54 71.11 615.14 123.03
10 NS Yadav 30 46 33.63 73.48 493.21 98.64

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 R Ashwin 30 78 23.35 44.86 822.22 657.77
2 EAS Prasanna 30 83 27.18 64.24 760.98 608.79
3 BS Chandrasekhar 30 78 29.28 58.92 756.89 605.52
4 A Kumble 30 79 31.68 57.39 724.99 579.99
5 BS Bedi 30 77 29.75 73.94 690.05 552.04
6 Harbhajan Singh 30 70 34.53 68.16 640.16 512.12
7 SP Gupte 25 65 28.52 74.40 636.10 508.88
8 RA Jadeja 30 54 29.04 60.46 589.97 471.97
9 DR Doshi 18 37 41.81 99.24 478.54 382.83
10 NS Yadav 12 25 38.16 99.32 455.38 364.30

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 R Ashwin 189 516 2.73 762.58 381.29
2 A Kumble 236 619 2.62 734.82 367.41
3 BS Chandrasekhar 97 242 2.49 727.45 363.73
4 SP Gupte 61 149 2.44 680.89 340.44
5 BS Bedi 118 266 2.25 656.78 328.39
6 RA Jadeja 136 294 2.16 635.56 317.78
7 Harbhajan Singh 190 417 2.19 619.61 309.80
8 EAS Prasanna 86 189 2.20 615.06 307.53
9 DR Doshi 55 114 2.07 610.61 305.31
10 NS Yadav 61 102 1.67 483.00 241.50

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 BS Chandrasekhar 97 32 32.99 761.95 761.95
2 R Ashwin 189 61 32.28 688.67 688.67
3 A Kumble 236 69 29.24 649.83 649.83
4 EAS Prasanna 86 21 24.42 585.02 585.02
5 BS Bedi 118 31 26.27 574.65 574.65
6 SP Gupte 61 16 26.23 566.96 566.96
7 RA Jadeja 136 37 27.21 546.46 546.46
8 Harbhajan Singh 190 46 24.21 528.10 528.10
9 NS Yadav 61 13 21.31 489.80 489.80
10 DR Doshi 55 9 16.36 307.72 307.72

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 R Ashwin 167.38 657.77 381.29 688.67 1,895.12 189.51
2 BS Chandrasekhar 143.67 605.52 363.73 761.95 1,874.86 187.49
3 A Kumble 174.94 579.99 367.41 649.83 1,772.17 177.22
4 EAS Prasanna 126.12 608.79 307.53 585.02 1,627.47 162.75
5 BS Bedi 137.24 552.04 328.39 574.65 1,592.33 159.23
6 SP Gupte 132.16 508.88 340.44 566.96 1,548.44 154.84
7 Harbhajan Singh 162.34 512.12 309.80 528.10 1,512.37 151.24
8 RA Jadeja 141.21 471.97 317.78 546.46 1,477.43 147.74
9 NS Yadav 98.64 364.30 241.50 489.80 1,194.25 119.42
10 DR Doshi 123.03 382.83 305.31 307.72 1,118.89 111.89

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 3 R Ashwin IND 453.01 202.76 189.51 845.28
2 6 A Kumble IND 410.88 196.82 177.22 784.92
3 7 BS Chandrasekhar IND 398.20 191.56 187.49 777.25
4 13 BS Bedi IND 372.37 183.91 159.23 715.52
5 15 RA Jadeja IND 388.76 164.48 147.74 700.98
6 18 EAS Prasanna IND 347.47 172.56 162.75 682.78
7 21 Harbhajan Singh IND 354.12 163.44 151.24 668.79
8 23 SP Gupte IND 345.84 162.71 154.84 663.39
9 39 DR Doshi IND 340.62 138.42 111.89 590.93
10 46 NS Yadav IND 307.76 138.26 119.42 565.45

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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