Top 5 New Zealand Spin Bowlers In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

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

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

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 JG Bracewell NZ 1980 1990 1985 67 102 46.21
2 HJ Howarth NZ 1969 1977 1973 50 86 38.96
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 2001 230 800 200.00
1 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2014 2005.5 187 362 90.50
2 DN Patel NZ 1987 1997 1992 53 75 18.75
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 2017.5 242 530 170.00
1 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2021 2015.5 67 30 9.62

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 JG Bracewell 67 3653 102 35.81 31.36 151.23
2 DL Vettori 187 12441 362 34.37 32.22 147.20
3 KS Williamson 67 1209 30 40.30 35.82 132.41
4 HJ Howarth 50 3178 86 36.95 36.65 129.42
5 DN Patel 53 3154 75 42.05 38.11 124.46

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 KS Williamson 36 690 21 32.86 29.21 166.93
2 JG Bracewell 52 2822 77 36.65 32.10 151.90
3 HJ Howarth 45 2738 76 36.03 35.73 136.46
4 DL Vettori 113 8277 194 42.66 40.00 121.88
5 DN Patel 35 2071 38 54.50 49.39 98.71

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 JG Bracewell 67 8403 102 82.38 68.35 251.06
2 KS Williamson 67 2157 30 71.90 75.67 226.74
3 DN Patel 53 6594 75 87.92 80.27 213.76
4 DL Vettori 187 28814 362 79.60 81.62 210.22
5 HJ Howarth 50 8833 86 102.71 88.90 193.00

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 DL Vettori 7/87 7/130 6/28 6/56 6/64 6/70 6/87 6.29 78.57
2 JG Bracewell 6/32 6/51 6/85 5/75 4/38 4/61 4/74 5.00 62.50
3 DN Patel 6/50 6/113 5/93 4/36 4/87 4/96 3/62 4.57 57.14
4 HJ Howarth 5/34 5/80 4/46 4/66 4/85 4/99 4/144 4.29 53.57
5 KS Williamson 4/44 3/15 3/68 2/16 2/20 2/47 1/1 2.43 30.36

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 JG Bracewell 46.21 303.13 251.06 62.50 662.90 331.45
2 DL Vettori 90.50 269.08 210.22 78.57 648.37 324.18
3 KS Williamson 9.62 299.34 226.74 30.36 566.06 283.03
4 HJ Howarth 38.96 265.88 193.00 53.57 551.42 275.71
5 DN Patel 18.75 223.17 213.76 57.14 512.82 256.41

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 KS Williamson 29 11 34.36 61.27 662.61 165.65
2 DL Vettori 98 159 37.11 84.91 571.01 142.75
3 DN Patel 33 49 40.22 86.02 514.70 128.68
4 HJ Howarth 21 29 47.97 120.90 500.00 125.00
4 JG Bracewell 20 38 29.39 75.84 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DL Vettori 89 203 32.22 75.43 669.79 669.79
2 HJ Howarth 29 57 31.35 93.46 623.68 623.68
3 JG Bracewell 47 64 39.63 86.27 602.91 602.91
4 DN Patel 20 26 45.50 91.50 500.00 500.00
5 KS Williamson 38 19 43.74 78.05 466.14 466.14

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 In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DL Vettori 34 98 28.87 68.74 745.34 186.33
2 HJ Howarth 11 28 19.32 58.04 700.14 175.04
3 DN Patel 7 4 58.00 129.25 500.00 125.00
4 JG Bracewell 14 18 44.61 86.94 421.55 105.39
5 KS Williamson 14 4 100.50 172.50 146.35 36.59

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 KS Williamson 53 26 31.04 56.42 714.62 714.62
2 JG Bracewell 53 84 33.93 81.40 688.76 688.76
3 DL Vettori 153 264 36.41 83.63 637.10 637.10
4 DN Patel 46 71 41.15 85.59 539.89 539.89
5 HJ Howarth 39 58 45.47 124.28 456.11 456.11

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 DL Vettori 669.79 142.75 637.10 186.33 1,635.98 163.60
2 JG Bracewell 602.91 125.00 688.76 105.39 1,522.06 152.21
3 KS Williamson 466.14 165.65 714.62 36.59 1,383.00 138.30
4 HJ Howarth 623.68 125.00 456.11 175.04 1,379.83 137.98
5 DN Patel 500.00 128.68 539.89 125.00 1,293.56 129.36

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 DL Vettori 30 60 29.42 70.40 579.13 115.83
2 JG Bracewell 20 38 29.39 75.84 551.49 110.30
3 DN Patel 30 49 38.49 83.45 471.55 94.31
4 KS Williamson 29 11 34.36 61.27 384.73 76.95
5 HJ Howarth 21 29 47.97 120.90 333.77 66.75

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 DL Vettori 30 80 24.40 57.31 763.50 610.80
2 HJ Howarth 29 57 31.35 93.46 573.42 458.74
3 JG Bracewell 30 45 40.40 91.07 492.37 393.90
4 DN Patel 20 26 45.50 91.50 424.84 339.88
5 KS Williamson 30 18 38.06 70.06 368.30 294.64

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 HJ Howarth 50 86 1.72 548.75 274.38
2 DL Vettori 187 362 1.94 525.87 262.94
3 JG Bracewell 67 102 1.52 440.48 220.24
4 DN Patel 53 75 1.42 377.51 188.76
5 KS Williamson 67 30 0.45 150.90 75.45

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 DL Vettori 187 38 20.32 500.99 500.99
2 HJ Howarth 50 6 12.00 340.03 340.03
3 JG Bracewell 67 10 14.93 272.16 272.16
4 DN Patel 53 6 11.32 250.31 250.31
5 KS Williamson 67 2 2.99 77.11 77.11

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 DL Vettori 115.83 610.80 262.94 500.99 1,490.55 149.06
2 HJ Howarth 66.75 458.74 274.38 340.03 1,139.90 113.99
3 JG Bracewell 110.30 393.90 220.24 272.16 996.59 99.66
4 DN Patel 94.31 339.88 188.76 250.31 873.26 87.33
5 KS Williamson 76.95 294.64 75.45 77.11 524.14 52.41

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 31 DL Vettori NZ 324.18 163.60 149.06 636.84
2 40 JG Bracewell NZ 331.45 152.21 99.66 583.31
3 55 HJ Howarth NZ 275.71 137.98 113.99 527.68
4 67 KS Williamson NZ 283.03 138.30 52.41 473.75
5 68 DN Patel NZ 256.41 129.36 87.33 473.09

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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