Top 20 ODI Spin 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 Spinners With Best Economy Rates


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSER
1Akram RazaPAK1989199548161126013.72
2M MuralitharanSL1993201134112326188113.93
3Maninder SinghIND1983199357206731333.96
4RA HarperWI1983199699343151753.98
5RW PriceZIM2002201299357553743.99
6Abdul QadirPAK19831993100344251004.05
7JE EmbureyENG1980199361234634254.11
8SP NarineWI2011201665243535404.13
9DL VettoriNZ199720152779674140604.13
10Arshad KhanPAK1993200656194828234.14
11Tauseef AhmedPAK1982199067224732504.15
12PL SymcoxSA1993199980276239914.15
13DN PatelNZ1987199769225932514.17
14PL TaylorAUS1987199280274039374.18
15Saeed AjmalPAK20082015112418260004.18
16Mohammad HafeezPAK20032019177540077334.19
17RJ ShastriIND19811992136465066134.22
18TBA MayAUS1987199546177225044.25
19SK WarneAUS199320051917541106424.25
20Mohammad NabiAFG20092022129454564054.26
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 Spinners With Best R ER


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSERR ER
1SP NarineWI2011201665243535404.133.65
2Akram RazaPAK1989199548161126013.723.72
3M MuralitharanSL1993201134112326188113.933.79
4RW PriceZIM2002201299357553743.993.82
5Saeed AjmalPAK20082015112418260004.183.85
6Mohammad HafeezPAK20032019177540077334.193.86
7DL VettoriNZ199720152779674140604.133.92
8HMRKB HerathSL2004201567236232424.373.93
9Arshad KhanPAK1993200656194828234.143.99
10Mohammad NabiAFG20092022129454564054.264.00
11RA HarperWI1983199699343151753.984.00
12Mehidy Hasan MirazBAN2017202257218329124.504.07
13Maninder SinghIND1983199357206731333.964.10
14GP SwannENG2000201376288838094.554.12
15Imran TahirSA20112019104429755414.654.14
16PL SymcoxSA1993199980276239914.154.14
17AF GilesENG1997200557206928564.354.14
18Harbhajan SinghIND199820152278973124794.314.16
19Shakib Al HasanBAN200620222188401113514.444.17
20Abdul QadirPAK19831993100344251004.054.17

TOP TEAMS


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