Top 20 Spin Bowlers With Best Averages In ODIs

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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. The first list simply gives you the bowlers with best averages in ODIs. The second list gives you the bowlers with best Relative Averages (R Ave).

*Note: All ODI Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

Qualification
Min Inns Against Top Teams 40
Min Wickets 100

TOP 20 ODI SPINNERS WITH BEST AVERAGES


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS AVE
1 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2003 165 6275 288 21.79
2 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2015 84 3324 152 21.87
3 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2008 2015 112 4182 184 22.73
4 M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 341 12326 534 23.08
5 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 104 4297 173 24.84
6 SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 191 7541 293 25.74
7 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017 2023 100 4370 168 26.01
8 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 100 3442 132 26.08
9 GB Hogg AUS 1996 2008 113 4188 156 26.85
10 GP Swann ENG 2000 2013 76 2888 104 27.77
11 A Zampa AUS 2016 2024 99 4742 169 28.06
12 Abdur Razzak BAN 2004 2014 152 6065 207 29.30
13 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2023 241 9360 317 29.53
14 A Kumble IND 1990 2007 265 10412 337 30.90
15 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2015 277 9674 305 31.72
16 UDU Chandana SL 1994 2007 136 4810 151 31.85
17 AU Rashid ENG 2009 2023 129 6377 199 32.05
18 R Ashwin IND 2010 2023 114 5180 156 33.21
19 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1989 2003 142 5361 161 33.30
20 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 227 8973 269 33.36

TOP 20 ODI SPINNERS WITH BEST R AVE


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
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE
1 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2003 165 6275 288 21.79 22.39
2 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 104 4297 173 24.84 22.87
3 BAW Mendis SL 2008 2015 84 3324 152 21.87 23.07
4 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2008 2015 112 4182 184 22.73 23.56
5 M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 341 12326 534 23.08 24.21
6 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017 2023 100 4370 168 26.01 25.42
7 A Zampa AUS 2016 2024 99 4742 169 28.06 25.61
8 SK Warne AUS 1993 2005 191 7541 293 25.74 26.36
9 GP Swann ENG 2000 2013 76 2888 104 27.77 26.81
10 GB Hogg AUS 1996 2008 113 4188 156 26.85 27.18
11 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 100 3442 132 26.08 27.62
12 AU Rashid ENG 2009 2023 129 6377 199 32.05 29.74
13 DL Vettori NZ 1997 2015 277 9674 305 31.72 31.38
14 A Kumble IND 1990 2007 265 10412 337 30.90 31.73
15 R Ashwin IND 2010 2023 114 5180 156 33.21 31.74
16 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2023 241 9360 317 29.53 31.88
17 MJ Santner NZ 2015 2023 99 3960 107 37.01 33.20
18 UDU Chandana SL 1994 2007 136 4810 151 31.85 33.21
19 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 227 8973 269 33.36 33.55
20 Abdur Razzak BAN 2004 2014 152 6065 207 29.30 33.63

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


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