Top 20 ODI Fast Bowlers With Best Economy

Our One Day International (ODI) ratings take into account all matches from the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 till the below mentioned last update date.To qualify for the rating, a player must have played at least 25 innings against the Top Teams (TT). TT may be found in the last section of the rating.

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2022-06-21

Best Economy Rates

The first list simply gives you the bowlers with best Economy Rates in ODI Cricket. The second list gives you the bowlers with best Relative Economy Rates (R ER). How it is calculated is explained in the highlighted sections. Only bowlers who have bowled more than 2500 balls are considered for both lists.

TOP 20 ODI Pacers With Best Economy Rates


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSER
1J GarnerWI1977198798275253303.10
2RGD WillisENG1973198464196835953.28
3RJ HadleeNZ19731990112340761823.31
4MA HoldingWI19761987102303454733.33
5AME RobertsWI1975198356177131233.40
6CEL AmbroseWI19882000175542993533.48
7MD MarshallWI19801992134423371753.54
8PS de VilliersSA1992199782263644223.58
9EJ ChatfieldNZ19791989112362060653.58
10DK LilleeAUS1972198363214535933.58
11GF LawsonAUS1980198979259242593.65
12TM AldermanAUS1981199165205633713.66
13SM PollockSA199620082979631157123.68
14N Kapil DevIND197819942216945112023.72
15GR LarsenNZ19901999119400063683.77
16CA WalshWI198520002046915108223.83
17AD MullallyENG1996200149172826993.84
18GD McGrathAUS199320072488391129703.88
19Imran KhanPAK19741992153484574623.90
20Wasim AkramPAK1984200335111812181863.90
C ER

The Comparative Economy Rate (C ER) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the ER of batsmen in the decades the bowler played.
  • Second is the ER of the opposition batsmen at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The ER of the opposing team’s batsmen is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C ER suggest that more runs per over were scored by the batsmen in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was difficult to contain runs and the bowler will benefit from this.
  • Lower C ER means the opposite.
R ER

The Relative Economy Rate (R ER) is calculated using the C ER. Its formula is (Bowler ER/C ER)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C ER is comparatively high, your R ER will be low; which is better for bowlers. Broadly speaking, the following bowlers will benefit from this system:-

  • Bowlers who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Asian fast bowlers and Non-Asian spin bowlers whereever applicable.
  • Modern day bowlers benefit from R ER.
  • This is because scoring rates have increased with time and it has become more difficult to be economic.
  • Bowlers who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

TOP 20 ODI Pacers With Best R ER


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSERR ER
1J GarnerWI1977198798275253303.103.41
2SM PollockSA199620082979631157123.683.52
3CEL AmbroseWI19882000175542993533.483.59
4RJ HadleeNZ19731990112340761823.313.64
5MA HoldingWI19761987102303454733.333.64
6PS de VilliersSA1992199782263644223.583.66
7RGD WillisENG1973198464196835953.283.74
8GD McGrathAUS199320072488391129703.883.75
9MD MarshallWI19801992134423371753.543.75
10JJ BumrahIND2016202270287337034.663.77
11AR CaddickENG1993200353196529374.013.78
12AME RobertsWI1975198356177131233.403.80
13JR HazlewoodAUS2010202259251531884.733.83
14AD MathewsSL20082020158400351914.633.83
15AD MullallyENG1996200149172826993.843.84
16N Kapil DevIND197819942216945112023.723.85
17Wasim AkramPAK1984200335111812181863.903.87
18EJ ChatfieldNZ19791989112362060653.583.88
19SE BondNZ2002201080306942954.293.90
20GR LarsenNZ19901999119400063683.773.91

TOP TEAMS


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