Top 20 Fast Bowlers of All Time In ODI Cricket

Overall Rating

Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. It is to be noted that 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. The Overall Rating is divided into three main sections:-

  • Primary Rating: Which gives points for wickets, average, economy rate (ER) and best bowling performaces by wkts and ER.
  • Conditions Rating: Which gives points for performance of a bowler At Home, Away From Home, In Asia and Outside Asia
  • Secondary Rating: Which gives points for Top Form (Home and Away) and performances in World Cup.
Top Teams (TT)

Top Teams play an integral part in our ODI Rating. The Average (Con) and Economy (Eco) sections are divided into overall stats as well as stats against the top teams. Moreover, the best (BBW) and most economic (BBE) performances only include performances against the top teams. Here is how the Top Teams are calculated:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A team is also included in top teams if it is a World Cup winner in that decade.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if he played against that team in that decade.
  • Knock Out and Super Six matches of ICC World Cup and Champions Trophy are also included in TT.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.
The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Glenn McGrath has taken 500 wkts, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Jason Gillespie, has taken 250 wkts.
  • If the rating is out of 250, McGrath will get the full points (pts), that is 250.
  • The points of Gillespie are calculated as His Wkts/McGrath’s Wkts*250. This comes out to be 125.
  • Thus the formula is (Wkts Taken/Wkts Taken By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Wkts being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • Obviously, for average the formula is reverased as lower average is better for a bowler.
  • For Average, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has taken a minimum number of wickets.
  • For Economy, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has bowled a minimum number of balls.
  • If a bowler doesn’t fulfill the min criteria of TS but has done better, he gets the max points but his stat is not taken as benchmark.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 25
Min Innings (TT) 25
Min Wickets (TS AVE) 100
Min Balls (TS ECO) 2500

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Eras

The first criteria Prolific gives points for wkts taken. We have divided ODI cricket into 3 broad eras. This has been done to make it fair for players from earlier era, when less cricket was played, and also for current players, who are in the middle of their careers. Let’s take an example:-

  • Let’s assume Murlidharan has taken 500 wickets, which is the maximum and gives him 250 points.
  • Now, say Ravi Shastri in earlier times took 250 wkts, which was the max for his era.
  • If there are no eras, he would get 50% of the pts, that is 125.
  • Instead of that, we reduced 50 pts (according to %age) from the max to arrive at the figure of 200 pts for Shastri.
  • Now, everyone in his era is compared to Shastri and not Murlidharan.
  • So a player who has taken 50 Wkts in Shastri’s era will get (50/250)*200 pts or 40pts.
  • Eras are calculated by MP, which is the mean of the years a player: First Played (FP) and Last Played (LP).

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 and 2013
Era 3 MP greater than 2012
RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 221 253 150.00
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 221 253 150.00
2 Imran Khan PAK 1974 1992 1983 153 182 107.91
3 RJ Hadlee NZ 1973 1990 1981.5 112 158 93.68
4 MD Marshall WI 1980 1992 1986 134 157 93.08
5 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 98 146 86.56
6 MA Holding WI 1976 1987 1981.5 102 142 84.19
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 351 502 200.00
1 Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 351 502 200.00
2 Waqar Younis PAK 1989 2003 1996 258 416 165.74
3 WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2008 2001 320 400 159.36
4 SM Pollock SA 1996 2008 2002 297 393 156.57
5 GD McGrath AUS 1993 2007 2000 248 381 151.79
6 B Lee AUS 2000 2012 2006 217 380 151.39
7 AA Donald SA 1991 2003 1997 162 272 108.37
8 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 175 225 89.64
9 NW Bracken AUS 2001 2009 2005 116 174 69.32
10 SE Bond NZ 2002 2010 2006 80 147 58.57
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 2010 2022 2016 105 206 140.00
1 MA Starc AUS 2010 2022 2016 105 206 140.00
2 M Morkel SA 2007 2018 2012.5 114 188 127.77
3 TA Boult NZ 2012 2022 2017 99 187 127.09
4 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 2019 72 121 82.23
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

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

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Bowler Ave/C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave 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.
  • Bowlers who have played in an era where the batsmen dominated, like the present era
  • Bowlers who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 98 2752 146 18.85 30.57 19.73 150.00
1 J Garner 98 2752 146 18.85 30.57 19.73 150.00
2 SE Bond 80 3069 147 20.88 32.54 20.53 144.19
3 MA Starc 105 4578 206 22.22 33.11 21.48 137.80
4 AA Donald 162 5926 272 21.79 32.10 21.72 136.28
5 GD McGrath 248 8391 381 22.02 31.72 22.22 133.21
6 MA Holding 102 3034 142 21.37 30.72 22.25 133.01
7 JJ Bumrah 72 2941 121 24.31 34.72 22.40 132.14
8 RJ Hadlee 112 3407 158 21.56 30.25 22.81 129.78
9 Wasim Akram 351 11812 502 23.53 32.76 22.98 128.79
10 Waqar Younis 258 9919 416 23.84 32.71 23.33 126.88
11 TA Boult 99 4484 187 23.98 32.88 23.34 126.84
12 CEL Ambrose 175 5429 225 24.13 32.80 23.54 125.74
13 B Lee 217 8877 380 23.36 31.38 23.82 124.25
14 NW Bracken 116 4240 174 24.37 31.50 24.76 119.57
15 SM Pollock 297 9631 393 24.51 31.61 24.81 119.31
16 M Morkel 114 4761 188 25.32 32.52 24.92 118.77
17 Imran Khan 153 4845 182 26.62 32.60 26.13 113.29
18 WPUJC Vaas 320 11014 400 27.54 33.07 26.64 111.11
19 N Kapil Dev 221 6945 253 27.45 32.85 26.74 110.71
20 MD Marshall 134 4233 157 26.96 32.17 26.82 110.38

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE C AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 96 2697 143 18.86 30.57 19.74 150.00
1 J Garner 96 2697 143 18.86 30.57 19.74 150.00
2 SE Bond 72 2902 128 22.67 32.54 22.29 132.85
3 AA Donald 148 5495 245 22.43 32.10 22.36 132.46
4 RJ Hadlee 106 3242 152 21.33 30.25 22.56 131.28
5 MA Holding 100 2968 136 21.82 30.72 22.73 130.30
6 GD McGrath 219 7683 336 22.87 31.72 23.07 128.38
7 Waqar Younis 231 9051 377 24.01 32.71 23.49 126.08
8 Wasim Akram 311 10734 439 24.45 32.76 23.88 124.01
9 CEL Ambrose 168 5305 216 24.56 32.80 23.96 123.61
10 B Lee 189 7868 334 23.56 31.38 24.02 123.29
11 NW Bracken 102 3862 159 24.29 31.50 24.68 120.03
12 JJ Bumrah 64 2745 102 26.91 34.72 24.80 119.42
13 MA Starc 85 3901 152 25.66 33.11 24.81 119.39
14 TA Boult 86 4024 157 25.63 32.88 24.94 118.73
15 M Morkel 87 3648 143 25.51 32.52 25.11 117.97
16 SM Pollock 255 8585 337 25.47 31.61 25.79 114.84
17 Imran Khan 148 4732 176 26.89 32.60 26.39 112.23
18 N Kapil Dev 209 6611 240 27.55 32.85 26.83 110.39
19 MD Marshall 132 4191 155 27.04 32.17 26.89 110.13
20 WPUJC Vaas 276 9805 330 29.71 33.07 28.75 103.03
C ER And R ER

The Comparative Economy Rate (C ER) and Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with ER. Points to note are:-

  • 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.
  • Rest of the factors are the same as in R Ave

ECONOMIC


Criteria: Points For R ER

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 98 5330 2752 3.10 4.08 3.41 150.00
1 J Garner 98 5330 2752 3.10 4.08 3.41 150.00
2 SM Pollock 297 15712 9631 3.68 4.70 3.52 145.52
3 CEL Ambrose 175 9353 5429 3.48 4.37 3.59 142.72
4 RJ Hadlee 112 6182 3407 3.31 4.09 3.64 140.54
5 MA Holding 102 5473 3034 3.33 4.11 3.64 140.52
6 GD McGrath 248 12970 8391 3.88 4.66 3.75 136.63
7 MD Marshall 134 7175 4233 3.54 4.25 3.75 136.44
8 JJ Bumrah 72 3807 2941 4.64 5.54 3.77 135.90
9 N Kapil Dev 221 11202 6945 3.72 4.35 3.85 132.93
10 Wasim Akram 351 18186 11812 3.90 4.53 3.87 132.36
11 SE Bond 80 4295 3069 4.29 4.95 3.90 131.29
12 WPUJC Vaas 320 15775 11014 4.19 4.77 3.95 129.50
13 Imran Khan 153 7462 4845 3.90 4.33 4.05 126.40
14 TA Boult 99 5453 4484 4.93 5.45 4.08 125.58
15 NW Bracken 116 5759 4240 4.42 4.88 4.08 125.57
16 AA Donald 162 8561 5926 4.15 4.49 4.16 123.11
17 MA Starc 105 5401 4578 5.09 5.47 4.18 122.46
18 M Morkel 114 5760 4761 4.96 5.32 4.20 121.96
19 B Lee 217 11185 8877 4.76 4.94 4.34 117.91
20 Waqar Younis 258 12698 9919 4.69 4.63 4.56 112.34

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER C ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 96 5216 2697 3.10 4.08 3.42 150.00
1 J Garner 96 5216 2697 3.10 4.08 3.42 150.00
2 SM Pollock 255 13573 8585 3.80 4.70 3.63 141.22
3 CEL Ambrose 168 9008 5305 3.53 4.37 3.64 140.87
4 MA Holding 100 5329 2968 3.34 4.11 3.66 140.06
5 RJ Hadlee 106 5802 3242 3.35 4.09 3.69 138.81
6 MD Marshall 132 7067 4191 3.56 4.25 3.77 135.93
7 GD McGrath 219 11617 7683 3.97 4.66 3.83 133.85
8 N Kapil Dev 209 10613 6611 3.74 4.35 3.87 132.49
9 JJ Bumrah 64 3412 2745 4.83 5.54 3.92 130.68
10 Wasim Akram 311 16270 10734 3.96 4.53 3.93 130.49
11 SE Bond 72 3935 2902 4.42 4.95 4.02 127.39
12 WPUJC Vaas 276 13621 9805 4.32 4.77 4.08 125.79
13 Imran Khan 148 7221 4732 3.93 4.33 4.09 125.42
14 NW Bracken 102 5228 3862 4.43 4.88 4.09 125.33
15 TA Boult 86 4772 4024 5.06 5.45 4.18 122.64
16 M Morkel 87 4392 3648 4.98 5.32 4.22 121.54
17 AA Donald 148 7809 5495 4.22 4.49 4.23 121.28
18 MA Starc 85 4452 3901 5.26 5.47 4.32 118.63
19 B Lee 189 9872 7868 4.78 4.94 4.36 117.58
20 Waqar Younis 231 11440 9051 4.75 4.63 4.62 111.08
BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against top teams. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BBW RAT
TS Waqar Younis 7/36 6/26 6/30 6/44 6/59 5/11 5/16 5.86 100.00
1 Waqar Younis 7/36 6/26 6/30 6/44 6/59 5/11 5/16 5.86 100.00
2 B Lee 5/22 5/27 5/27 5/30 5/38 5/41 5/42 5.00 85.37
3 SM Pollock 6/35 5/20 5/23 5/36 5/37 4/18 4/26 4.86 82.93
3 MA Starc 6/28 6/43 5/26 5/42 4/27 4/29 4/32 4.86 82.93
3 SE Bond 6/19 6/23 5/23 5/25 4/26 4/37 4/38 4.86 82.93
3 GD McGrath 5/14 5/27 5/37 5/40 5/49 5/52 4/8 4.86 82.93
7 TA Boult 6/33 5/17 5/21 5/27 4/27 4/35 4/38 4.71 80.49
8 CEL Ambrose 5/17 5/26 5/32 5/53 4/18 4/29 4/35 4.57 78.05
8 RJ Hadlee 5/25 5/26 5/32 5/32 5/38 4/15 3/9 4.57 78.05
8 Wasim Akram 5/16 5/19 5/21 5/38 4/18 4/23 4/24 4.57 78.05
11 NW Bracken 5/47 5/67 4/19 4/29 4/29 4/30 4/31 4.29 73.17
11 WPUJC Vaas 5/14 5/39 4/22 4/22 4/26 4/33 4/48 4.29 73.17
11 M Morkel 5/21 5/38 4/10 4/22 4/36 4/39 4/47 4.29 73.17
14 AA Donald 5/29 4/17 4/29 4/31 4/32 4/38 4/40 4.14 70.73
14 J Garner 5/31 5/38 5/47 4/10 4/45 3/17 3/17 4.14 70.73
16 JJ Bumrah 6/19 5/27 4/43 4/55 3/35 3/37 3/37 4.00 68.29
17 MA Holding 5/26 4/17 4/17 4/26 4/32 3/28 3/32 3.86 65.85
17 MD Marshall 4/18 4/23 4/33 4/34 4/34 4/37 3/14 3.86 65.85
17 Imran Khan 6/14 4/27 4/37 4/37 3/13 3/15 3/18 3.86 65.85
20 N Kapil Dev 5/43 4/30 4/31 4/54 3/17 3/23 3/23 3.71 63.41
BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against top teams. Best Bowling By Economy (BBE) is the Relative Economy of the bowler in the 5 Inns. Only 30+ Balls performaces are counted in this criteria.

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.04 100.00
1 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.04 100.00
2 N Kapil Dev 7.0/4 6.0/5 8.0/9 6.0/7 7.0/10 1.07 97.89
3 GD McGrath 10.0/8 6.0/6 6.0/7 10.0/13 9.0/13 1.11 94.29
4 SM Pollock 10.0/9 9.5/12 8.0/10 7.0/9 10.0/13 1.13 92.26
5 WPUJC Vaas 6.0/6 7.0/8 8.0/10 10.0/13 8.0/11 1.16 89.83
6 J Garner 6.0/6 6.0/6 6.0/6 7.5/9 6.0/7 1.18 88.67
7 Wasim Akram 7.2/4 6.0/7 8.0/11 7.0/10 7.0/10 1.18 88.43
8 RJ Hadlee 6.0/6 8.0/9 9.0/12 12.0/16 5.0/7 1.38 75.77
9 Imran Khan 6.0/7 9.5/13 10.0/14 7.0/10 7.0/11 1.44 72.68
10 B Lee 6.0/5 8.0/8 8.0/14 8.2/18 10.0/22 1.51 68.88
11 MD Marshall 6.0/5 5.0/7 5.0/8 7.2/13 5.0/9 1.57 66.40
12 Waqar Younis 5.0/7 8.0/13 6.4/11 8.0/14 7.0/13 1.63 64.14
13 MA Holding 5.3/5 10.0/15 5.0/8 6.0/10 8.4/15 1.65 63.20
14 NW Bracken 8.0/11 8.0/15 9.4/19 7.0/15 6.0/13 1.74 59.88
15 AA Donald 10.0/17 8.2/15 10.0/18 6.0/11 6.4/13 1.81 57.73
16 M Morkel 6.0/10 6.0/13 10.0/22 7.0/16 5.0/12 1.82 57.41
17 SE Bond 5.0/7 10.0/19 10.0/21 9.0/19 10.0/23 1.84 56.71
18 TA Boult 10.0/21 7.2/17 10.0/25 10.0/25 10.0/27 2.01 51.97
19 MA Starc 7.0/12 8.0/20 9.4/26 9.0/27 9.0/28 2.18 47.93
20 JJ Bumrah 5.0/12 7.2/19 10.0/27 10.0/29 10.0/29 2.23 46.85

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 batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the Overall Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CONS C TT ECO E TT BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Wasim Akram 200.00 128.79 124.01 132.36 130.49 78.05 88.43 882.13 441.07
2 GD McGrath 151.79 133.21 128.38 136.63 133.85 82.93 94.29 861.08 430.54
3 SM Pollock 156.57 119.31 114.84 145.52 141.22 82.93 92.26 852.66 426.33
4 J Garner 86.56 150.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 70.73 88.67 845.96 422.98
5 Waqar Younis 165.74 126.88 126.08 112.34 111.08 100.00 64.14 806.26 403.13
6 CEL Ambrose 89.64 125.74 123.61 142.72 140.87 78.05 100.00 800.62 400.31
7 N Kapil Dev 150.00 110.71 110.39 132.93 132.49 63.41 97.89 797.82 398.91
8 WPUJC Vaas 159.36 111.11 103.03 129.50 125.79 73.17 89.83 791.79 395.90
9 B Lee 151.39 124.25 123.29 117.91 117.58 85.37 68.88 788.67 394.33
10 RJ Hadlee 93.68 129.78 131.28 140.54 138.81 78.05 75.77 787.91 393.95
11 MA Starc 140.00 137.80 119.39 122.46 118.63 82.93 47.93 769.14 384.57
12 MA Holding 84.19 133.01 130.30 140.52 140.06 65.85 63.20 757.14 378.57
13 TA Boult 127.09 126.84 118.73 125.58 122.64 80.49 51.97 753.33 376.67
14 AA Donald 108.37 136.28 132.46 123.11 121.28 70.73 57.73 749.95 374.98
15 M Morkel 127.77 118.77 117.97 121.96 121.54 73.17 57.41 738.58 369.29
16 SE Bond 58.57 144.19 132.85 131.29 127.39 82.93 56.71 733.92 366.96
17 Imran Khan 107.91 113.29 112.23 126.40 125.42 65.85 72.68 723.78 361.89
18 MD Marshall 93.08 110.38 110.13 136.44 135.93 65.85 66.40 718.21 359.11
19 JJ Bumrah 82.23 132.14 119.42 135.90 130.68 68.29 46.85 715.52 357.76
20 NW Bracken 69.32 119.57 120.03 125.57 125.33 73.17 59.88 692.87 346.44

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Here are those conditions and their weightage. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for spin bowlers and In Asia for pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 SM Pollock 125 193 20.24 3.51 893.48 223.37
2 Wasim Akram 142 194 23.82 3.90 825.03 206.26
3 GD McGrath 95 160 20.13 3.77 816.98 204.24
4 Waqar Younis 103 181 21.28 4.62 782.73 195.68
5 TA Boult 56 116 21.48 4.88 761.48 190.37
6 B Lee 94 169 23.34 4.69 753.48 188.37
7 Imran Khan 69 83 24.14 3.93 732.29 183.07
8 J Garner 19 32 15.38 3.06 728.92 182.23
9 MA Starc 51 94 21.57 4.87 708.75 177.19
10 N Kapil Dev 83 100 27.15 4.01 703.56 175.89
11 RJ Hadlee 35 49 20.67 3.35 678.26 169.57
12 SE Bond 21 40 19.18 4.05 665.84 166.46
13 WPUJC Vaas 77 81 27.52 3.88 649.45 162.36
14 CEL Ambrose 52 65 25.25 3.58 644.24 161.06
15 M Morkel 40 61 26.87 4.91 632.93 158.23
16 NW Bracken 52 77 24.82 4.51 622.88 155.72
17 AA Donald 62 88 26.35 4.24 607.68 151.92
18 JJ Bumrah 28 40 30.30 4.93 546.62 136.66
19 MD Marshall 17 23 25.74 4.17 524.14 131.03
20 MA Holding 14 13 28.62 3.44 513.60 128.40

Away From Home

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 J Garner 79 114 19.82 3.11 854.89 854.89
2 Wasim Akram 209 308 23.35 3.89 852.23 852.23
3 WPUJC Vaas 243 319 27.54 4.27 832.33 832.33
4 CEL Ambrose 123 160 23.68 3.44 822.41 822.41
5 MA Holding 88 129 20.64 3.31 811.29 811.29
6 GD McGrath 153 221 23.40 3.96 808.61 808.61
7 AA Donald 100 184 19.60 4.10 797.25 797.25
8 N Kapil Dev 138 153 27.65 3.56 795.90 795.90
9 RJ Hadlee 77 109 21.96 3.29 786.49 786.49
10 JJ Bumrah 44 81 21.35 4.45 774.28 774.28
11 Waqar Younis 155 235 25.82 4.73 762.58 762.58
12 SM Pollock 172 200 28.63 3.80 761.54 761.54
13 MD Marshall 117 134 27.17 3.46 760.36 760.36
14 B Lee 123 211 23.37 4.82 755.59 755.59
15 M Morkel 74 127 24.58 4.99 741.50 741.50
16 MA Starc 54 112 22.77 5.27 736.51 736.51
17 SE Bond 59 107 21.51 4.37 724.45 724.45
18 NW Bracken 64 97 24.01 4.34 682.80 682.80
19 Imran Khan 84 99 28.70 3.87 658.57 658.57
20 TA Boult 43 71 28.06 5.00 647.64 647.64

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 GD McGrath 201 312 21.29 3.79 931.58 232.89
2 SM Pollock 236 309 24.21 3.60 925.01 231.25
3 J Garner 90 139 18.15 3.06 924.54 231.14
4 B Lee 180 322 23.48 4.80 865.86 216.47
5 RJ Hadlee 106 146 21.99 3.28 854.27 213.57
6 TA Boult 85 170 22.42 4.85 822.63 205.66
7 MA Starc 91 177 21.99 5.08 810.77 202.69
8 CEL Ambrose 128 165 23.84 3.42 806.68 201.67
9 MA Holding 90 127 21.55 3.30 795.31 198.83
10 AA Donald 136 222 22.28 4.12 794.50 198.62
11 SE Bond 69 127 20.54 4.21 790.82 197.70
12 M Morkel 82 136 25.04 4.98 755.64 188.91
13 MD Marshall 99 125 25.47 3.51 754.91 188.73
14 NW Bracken 89 128 25.73 4.53 706.14 176.53

Asians Outside Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 170 252 23.65 3.91 938.08 234.52
2 N Kapil Dev 87 102 26.75 3.41 871.75 217.94
3 Waqar Younis 129 206 24.82 4.76 864.40 216.10
4 WPUJC Vaas 147 201 27.43 4.34 810.86 202.72
5 JJ Bumrah 35 58 24.69 4.61 776.47 194.12
6 Imran Khan 68 83 28.70 3.88 737.96 184.49

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 SM Pollock 61 84 25.58 3.96 844.70 844.70
2 CEL Ambrose 47 60 24.92 3.67 811.00 811.00
3 NW Bracken 27 46 20.59 4.06 794.56 794.56
4 GD McGrath 47 69 25.32 4.29 785.77 785.77
5 AA Donald 26 50 19.60 4.33 774.29 774.29
6 B Lee 37 58 22.72 4.53 766.79 766.79
7 M Morkel 32 52 26.06 4.91 765.94 765.94
8 MA Holding 12 15 19.80 3.61 732.01 732.01
9 MD Marshall 35 32 32.78 3.63 711.34 711.34
10 MA Starc 14 29 23.62 5.13 708.48 708.48
11 SE Bond 11 20 23.00 4.78 614.96 614.96
12 TA Boult 14 17 39.53 5.48 553.87 553.87
13 RJ Hadlee 6 12 16.33 3.73 500.00 500.00
13 J Garner 8 7 32.71 3.58 500.00 500.00

Asians In Asia

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Wasim Akram 181 250 23.41 3.88 920.98 920.98
2 Waqar Younis 129 210 22.89 4.61 845.65 845.65
3 WPUJC Vaas 173 199 27.64 4.05 836.75 836.75
4 N Kapil Dev 134 151 27.93 3.95 805.46 805.46
5 Imran Khan 85 99 24.88 3.91 792.33 792.33
6 JJ Bumrah 37 63 23.95 4.66 739.63 739.63

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 batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Wasim Akram 852.23 206.26 920.98 234.52 2,213.99 221.40
2 SM Pollock 761.54 223.37 844.70 231.25 2,060.86 206.09
3 WPUJC Vaas 832.33 162.36 836.75 202.72 2,034.17 203.42
4 GD McGrath 808.61 204.24 785.77 232.89 2,031.52 203.15
5 Waqar Younis 762.58 195.68 845.65 216.10 2,020.01 202.00
6 CEL Ambrose 822.41 161.06 811.00 201.67 1,996.15 199.61
7 N Kapil Dev 795.90 175.89 805.46 217.94 1,995.19 199.52
8 B Lee 755.59 188.37 766.79 216.47 1,927.21 192.72
9 AA Donald 797.25 151.92 774.29 198.62 1,922.08 192.21
10 MA Holding 811.29 128.40 732.01 198.83 1,870.53 187.05
11 M Morkel 741.50 158.23 765.94 188.91 1,854.59 185.46
12 JJ Bumrah 774.28 136.66 739.63 194.12 1,844.69 184.47
13 MA Starc 736.51 177.19 708.48 202.69 1,824.87 182.49
14 Imran Khan 658.57 183.07 792.33 184.49 1,818.46 181.85
15 NW Bracken 682.80 155.72 794.56 176.53 1,809.61 180.96
16 MD Marshall 760.36 131.03 711.34 188.73 1,791.45 179.15
17 J Garner 854.89 182.23 500.00 231.14 1,768.26 176.83
18 SE Bond 724.45 166.46 614.96 197.70 1,703.58 170.36
19 RJ Hadlee 786.49 169.57 500.00 213.57 1,669.63 166.96
20 TA Boult 647.64 190.37 553.87 205.66 1,597.53 159.75

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And World Cup

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowlers such that his overall points are maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. World Cup Rating gives points for performances in World Cups. To see how the ratings were calculated, click on the Rating. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • WORLD CUP – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Waqar Younis 30 66 14.73 4.07 901.62 450.81
2 GD McGrath 30 61 16.56 3.73 888.32 444.16
3 SM Pollock 30 57 16.23 3.56 872.94 436.47
4 TA Boult 30 71 17.93 4.78 832.15 416.08
5 MA Starc 30 67 16.66 4.59 832.03 416.01
6 Wasim Akram 30 57 16.70 3.77 822.70 411.35
7 J Garner 19 32 15.38 3.06 817.11 408.56
8 Imran Khan 30 51 17.63 3.79 816.13 408.06
9 RJ Hadlee 30 46 18.26 3.23 814.88 407.44
10 B Lee 30 62 18.73 4.22 794.17 397.09
11 WPUJC Vaas 30 41 18.85 3.40 771.72 385.86
12 M Morkel 30 53 22.36 4.71 751.35 375.67
13 SE Bond 21 40 19.18 4.05 735.14 367.57
14 NW Bracken 30 52 21.75 4.54 725.00 362.50
15 N Kapil Dev 30 44 20.57 3.79 722.89 361.45
16 CEL Ambrose 30 42 22.88 3.57 721.54 360.77
17 AA Donald 30 51 22.57 4.00 706.97 353.49
18 JJ Bumrah 28 40 30.30 4.93 603.45 301.72
19 MD Marshall 17 23 25.74 4.17 586.03 293.02
20 MA Holding 14 13 28.62 3.44 563.05 281.52

TOP FORM AWAY


RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 J Garner 30 53 14.00 2.71 948.03 948.03
2 RJ Hadlee 30 54 15.30 3.11 869.29 869.29
3 GD McGrath 30 58 14.95 3.48 851.17 851.17
4 JJ Bumrah 30 58 18.03 4.15 829.45 829.45
5 AA Donald 30 70 15.43 4.05 829.35 829.35
6 SE Bond 30 58 17.50 3.97 825.01 825.01
7 CEL Ambrose 30 47 18.85 3.22 815.47 815.47
8 N Kapil Dev 30 49 18.41 3.36 815.46 815.46
9 MA Starc 30 67 19.76 4.93 806.20 806.20
10 Wasim Akram 30 53 18.30 3.57 804.52 804.52
11 MA Holding 30 47 18.23 3.09 798.32 798.32
12 MD Marshall 30 44 18.80 3.20 778.72 778.72
13 Waqar Younis 30 53 19.83 4.08 765.10 765.10
14 B Lee 30 64 18.59 4.76 758.91 758.91
15 Imran Khan 30 43 19.91 3.20 754.13 754.13
16 NW Bracken 30 54 19.54 4.43 736.49 736.49
17 M Morkel 30 54 21.67 4.76 725.05 725.05
18 WPUJC Vaas 30 53 20.00 4.02 700.84 700.84
19 SM Pollock 30 44 22.55 3.79 692.39 692.39
20 TA Boult 30 54 27.17 5.08 662.42 662.42

WORLD CUP


RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 MA Starc 18 49 14.82 4.65 885.10 885.10
2 GD McGrath 39 71 18.20 3.97 834.17 834.17
3 SE Bond 16 30 17.27 3.51 756.52 756.52
4 Imran Khan 19 34 19.26 3.86 751.82 751.82
5 RJ Hadlee 13 22 19.14 2.88 744.15 744.15
6 MA Holding 11 20 17.05 2.94 732.64 732.64
7 WPUJC Vaas 31 49 21.22 3.97 729.15 729.15
8 NW Bracken 10 16 16.13 3.60 728.10 728.10
9 TA Boult 19 39 21.79 4.62 716.25 716.25
10 B Lee 17 35 17.97 4.57 715.34 715.34
11 Wasim Akram 36 55 23.84 4.04 694.32 694.32
12 CEL Ambrose 17 24 20.79 3.03 685.59 685.59
13 M Morkel 14 26 19.46 4.66 657.56 657.56
14 JJ Bumrah 9 18 20.61 4.42 656.07 656.07
15 AA Donald 25 38 24.03 4.17 651.19 651.19
16 MD Marshall 11 14 24.93 3.09 647.14 647.14
17 N Kapil Dev 25 28 31.86 3.76 642.53 642.53
18 SM Pollock 31 31 31.29 3.61 634.43 634.43
19 J Garner 8 13 22.23 3.21 610.02 610.02
20 Waqar Younis 11 22 21.18 5.00 533.16 533.16

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 batsman scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BATSMAN TF HM TF AW WC TOT SEC RAT
1 GD McGrath 444.16 851.17 834.17 2,129.50 212.95
2 MA Starc 416.01 806.20 885.10 2,107.32 210.73
3 RJ Hadlee 407.44 869.29 744.15 2,020.88 202.09
4 J Garner 408.56 948.03 610.02 1,966.61 196.66
5 SE Bond 367.57 825.01 756.52 1,949.10 194.91
6 Imran Khan 408.06 754.13 751.82 1,914.01 191.40
7 Wasim Akram 411.35 804.52 694.32 1,910.19 191.02
8 B Lee 397.09 758.91 715.34 1,871.33 187.13
9 CEL Ambrose 360.77 815.47 685.59 1,861.83 186.18
10 AA Donald 353.49 829.35 651.19 1,834.02 183.40
11 NW Bracken 362.50 736.49 728.10 1,827.09 182.71
12 N Kapil Dev 361.45 815.46 642.53 1,819.43 181.94
13 WPUJC Vaas 385.86 700.84 729.15 1,815.84 181.58
14 MA Holding 281.52 798.32 732.64 1,812.48 181.25
15 TA Boult 416.08 662.42 716.25 1,794.74 179.47
16 JJ Bumrah 301.72 829.45 656.07 1,787.25 178.73
17 SM Pollock 436.47 692.39 634.43 1,763.28 176.33
18 M Morkel 375.67 725.05 657.56 1,758.29 175.83
19 Waqar Younis 450.81 765.10 533.16 1,749.07 174.91
20 MD Marshall 293.02 778.72 647.14 1,718.88 171.89

FINAL RATING

Final Rating

The Final 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 BATSMAN NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 Wasim Akram PAK 441.07 221.40 191.02 853.48
2 GD McGrath AUS 430.54 203.15 212.95 846.64
3 SM Pollock SA 426.33 206.09 176.33 808.74
4 J Garner WI 422.98 176.83 196.66 796.47
5 CEL Ambrose WI 400.31 199.61 186.18 786.11
6 WPUJC Vaas SL 395.90 203.42 181.58 780.90
7 N Kapil Dev IND 398.91 199.52 181.94 780.37
8 Waqar Younis PAK 403.13 202.00 174.91 780.04
9 MA Starc AUS 384.57 182.49 210.73 777.79
10 B Lee AUS 394.33 192.72 187.13 774.19
11 RJ Hadlee NZ 393.95 166.96 202.09 763.00
12 AA Donald SA 374.98 192.21 183.40 750.59
13 MA Holding WI 378.57 187.05 181.25 746.87
14 Imran Khan PAK 361.89 181.85 191.40 735.14
15 SE Bond NZ 366.96 170.36 194.91 732.23
16 M Morkel SA 369.29 185.46 175.83 730.58
17 JJ Bumrah IND 357.76 184.47 178.73 720.95
18 TA Boult NZ 376.67 159.75 179.47 715.89
19 MD Marshall WI 359.11 179.15 171.89 710.14
20 NW Bracken AUS 346.44 180.96 182.71 710.11

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK NZ IND SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND ENG SL NZ
2000s AUS SA PAK SL IND NZ ENG WI
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ SL PAK BAN
2020s BAN NZ PAK IND AUS SA ENG SL


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