Top 7 Pakistani Spin Bowlers In ODIs

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Nations Rating

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

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

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts & Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, 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.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 40

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The Primary Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 300.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 100.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period of ODI cricket 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 2015
Era 3 MP greater than 2014

Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 1988 100 132 120.00
1 Abdul Qadir PAK 1983 1993 1988 100 132 120.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 2002 341 534 200.00
1 Shahid Afridi PAK 1996 2015 2005.5 372 395 147.94
2 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2003 1999 165 288 107.87
3 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2008 2015 2011.5 112 184 68.91
4 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1989 2003 1996 142 161 60.30
5 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 2003 2019 2011 177 139 52.06
6 Arshad Khan PAK 1993 2006 1999.5 56 56 20.97
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2023 2014.5 241 317 160.00

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 bowler has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
Min Wickets (TT) 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Saqlain Mushtaq 165 6275 288 21.79 22.39 150.00
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 165 6275 288 21.79 22.39 150.00
2 Saeed Ajmal 112 4182 184 22.73 23.56 142.54
3 Abdul Qadir 100 3442 132 26.08 27.62 121.61
4 Mushtaq Ahmed 142 5361 161 33.30 34.97 96.04
5 Shahid Afridi 372 13633 395 34.51 35.30 95.15
6 Arshad Khan 56 1948 56 34.79 35.85 93.69
7 Mohammad Hafeez 177 5400 139 38.85 39.48 85.08

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Saeed Ajmal 60 2344 101 23.21 24.06 150.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 60 2344 101 23.21 24.06 150.00
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 120 4731 193 24.51 25.19 143.27
3 Abdul Qadir 82 2887 94 30.71 32.53 110.95
4 Arshad Khan 40 1471 43 34.21 35.26 102.37
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 92 3737 104 35.93 37.74 95.63
6 Shahid Afridi 232 8899 205 43.41 44.40 81.29
7 Mohammad Hafeez 85 2720 56 48.57 49.36 73.12

ECONOMIC


R ER

Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with ER.

Criteria: Points For R ER

Min Qualification For TS
Min Balls 2500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SP Narine 65 3540 2435 4.13 3.74 150.00
1 Mohammad Hafeez 177 7733 5400 4.19 3.93 142.47
2 Saeed Ajmal 112 6000 4182 4.18 3.96 141.59
3 Arshad Khan 56 2823 1948 4.14 4.08 137.46
4 Abdul Qadir 100 5100 3442 4.05 4.23 132.58
5 Saqlain Mushtaq 165 8770 6275 4.29 4.26 131.70
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 142 7543 5361 4.26 4.31 129.97
7 Shahid Afridi 372 17670 13633 4.63 4.47 125.38

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS SP Narine 50 2733 1932 4.24 3.84 150.00
1 Saeed Ajmal 60 3280 2344 4.29 4.06 141.93
2 Mohammad Hafeez 85 3674 2720 4.44 4.17 138.10
3 Arshad Khan 40 2037 1471 4.33 4.27 134.99
4 Abdul Qadir 82 4215 2887 4.11 4.29 134.26
5 Saqlain Mushtaq 120 6440 4731 4.41 4.37 131.83
6 Shahid Afridi 232 11115 8899 4.80 4.64 124.17
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 92 4835 3737 4.64 4.69 122.82

BEST BOWLING BY WKTS (NWT)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams from Pakistan. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 5 innings divided by 5.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS Shahid Afridi 7/12 6/38 5/23 5/35 5/40 5.60 100.00
1 Shahid Afridi 7/12 6/38 5/23 5/35 5/40 5.60 100.00
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 5/20 5/29 5/44 5/45 4/17 4.80 85.71
3 Saeed Ajmal 5/24 5/43 4/30 4/32 4/33 4.40 78.57
3 Abdul Qadir 5/44 5/53 4/9 4/17 4/21 4.40 78.57
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 5/36 4/22 4/47 3/14 3/31 3.80 67.86
6 Mohammad Hafeez 4/41 3/17 3/27 3/31 3/37 3.20 57.14
6 Arshad Khan 4/33 3/22 3/33 3/45 3/51 3.20 57.14

BEST BOWLING BY ECO (NWT)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak 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.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS M Muralitharan 10.0/9 10.0/9 6.0/6 9.0/11 8.0/12 1.08 100.00
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 7.0/9 9.0/13 8.0/12 8.0/13 9.0/17 1.55 69.68
2 Mohammad Hafeez 5.0/7 10.0/15 10.0/16 8.0/16 10.0/20 1.62 66.73
3 Saeed Ajmal 7.0/6 8.0/15 10.0/19 10.0/20 10.0/20 1.68 64.08
4 Abdul Qadir 10.0/9 12.0/21 7.2/13 10.0/19 6.0/13 1.73 62.43
5 Shahid Afridi 9.0/12 7.0/11 7.2/15 10.0/21 8.0/19 1.82 59.17
6 Arshad Khan 8.0/5 10.0/21 10.0/21 8.0/19 10.0/24 1.93 55.96
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 10.0/18 10.0/22 10.0/23 6.0/14 8.0/20 2.23 48.37

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above five criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the five criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 107.87 293.27 263.53 85.71 69.68 820.06 410.03
2 Saeed Ajmal 68.91 292.54 283.52 78.57 64.08 787.62 393.81
3 Abdul Qadir 120.00 232.56 266.83 78.57 62.43 760.39 380.20
4 Shahid Afridi 147.94 176.44 249.54 100.00 59.17 733.10 366.55
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 60.30 191.68 252.79 67.86 48.37 620.99 310.50
6 Mohammad Hafeez 52.06 158.21 280.57 57.14 66.73 614.70 307.35
7 Arshad Khan 20.97 196.05 272.45 57.14 55.96 602.57 301.29

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. 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 conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

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 Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 63 115 21.27 4.31 827.94 165.59
2 Saeed Ajmal 39 67 21.97 4.06 787.48 157.50
3 Shahid Afridi 143 167 32.18 4.56 763.40 152.68
4 Abdul Qadir 49 58 27.59 3.84 739.64 147.93
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 64 75 32.76 4.33 624.36 124.87
6 Mohammad Hafeez 58 44 38.98 4.10 584.18 116.84
7 Arshad Khan 21 19 36.11 4.02 583.10 116.62

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 102 173 22.13 4.28 783.90 627.12
2 Saeed Ajmal 73 117 23.16 4.25 748.97 599.18
3 Abdul Qadir 51 74 24.89 4.25 723.36 578.69
4 Shahid Afridi 229 228 36.22 4.67 697.36 557.89
5 Mohammad Hafeez 119 95 38.79 4.23 635.68 508.55
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 78 86 33.77 4.21 606.89 485.51
7 Arshad Khan 35 37 34.11 4.21 578.99 463.19

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

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 87 167 20.58 4.36 803.36 160.67
2 Saeed Ajmal 69 116 21.94 4.07 796.87 159.37
3 Abdul Qadir 70 98 24.30 4.04 768.95 153.79
4 Shahid Afridi 226 249 34.01 4.64 730.15 146.03
5 Mohammad Hafeez 98 91 32.48 3.93 677.63 135.53
6 Arshad Khan 45 45 34.36 4.21 621.14 124.23
7 Mushtaq Ahmed 80 90 34.12 4.34 589.70 117.94

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 78 121 23.45 4.21 808.49 646.80
2 Shahid Afridi 146 146 35.37 4.61 742.47 593.98
3 Abdul Qadir 30 34 31.21 4.07 721.46 577.17
4 Saeed Ajmal 43 68 24.07 4.37 652.27 521.82
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 62 71 32.25 4.17 619.04 495.23
6 Arshad Khan 11 11 36.55 3.90 500.00 400.00
7 Mohammad Hafeez 79 48 50.92 4.55 494.30 395.44

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 627.12 165.59 646.80 160.67 1,600.18 160.02
2 Abdul Qadir 578.69 147.93 577.17 153.79 1,457.57 145.76
3 Shahid Afridi 557.89 152.68 593.98 146.03 1,450.58 145.06
4 Saeed Ajmal 599.18 157.50 521.82 159.37 1,437.86 143.79
5 Mushtaq Ahmed 485.51 124.87 495.23 117.94 1,223.55 122.36
6 Mohammad Hafeez 508.55 116.84 395.44 135.53 1,156.34 115.63
7 Arshad Khan 463.19 116.62 400.00 124.23 1,104.04 110.40

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three 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 three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 13 24 21.08 3.73 863.66 863.66
2 Mushtaq Ahmed 14 26 21.12 4.07 658.15 658.15
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 14 23 21.48 4.40 596.76 596.76
4 Shahid Afridi 24 30 27.70 4.52 594.91 594.91
5 Mohammad Hafeez 17 13 33.54 4.36 540.69 540.69
6 Saeed Ajmal 3 5 18.60 3.58 500.00 500.00
6 Arshad Khan 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 50 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Saqlain Mushtaq 50 105 18.32 4.16 863.92 863.92
2 Saeed Ajmal 50 97 19.42 4.05 834.20 834.20
3 Abdul Qadir 50 76 22.92 3.86 793.61 793.61
4 Shahid Afridi 50 63 30.19 4.52 649.73 649.73
5 Mohammad Hafeez 50 53 29.36 3.67 612.25 612.25
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 50 66 29.56 4.56 596.62 596.62
7 Arshad Khan 50 51 34.61 4.19 575.10 575.10
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy 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 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 30 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be less than 80% of the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 40

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 Abdul Qadir 100 42 42.00 800.25 800.25
2 Saeed Ajmal 112 49 43.75 787.28 787.28
3 Saqlain Mushtaq 165 69 41.82 755.43 755.43
4 Arshad Khan 56 21 37.50 627.99 627.99
5 Mohammad Hafeez 177 51 28.81 489.85 489.85
6 Mushtaq Ahmed 142 39 27.46 457.77 457.77
7 Shahid Afridi 372 81 21.77 433.95 433.95

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 Abdul Qadir 863.66 793.61 800.25 2,457.52 245.75
2 Saqlain Mushtaq 596.76 863.92 755.43 2,216.11 221.61
3 Saeed Ajmal 500.00 834.20 787.28 2,121.48 212.15
4 Mushtaq Ahmed 658.15 596.62 457.77 1,712.54 171.25
5 Arshad Khan 500.00 575.10 627.99 1,703.09 170.31
6 Shahid Afridi 594.91 649.73 433.95 1,678.59 167.86
7 Mohammad Hafeez 540.69 612.25 489.85 1,642.78 164.28

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK OV RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 2 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 410.03 160.02 221.61 791.66
2 3 Abdul Qadir PAK 380.20 145.76 245.75 771.71
3 6 Saeed Ajmal PAK 393.81 143.79 212.15 749.75
4 15 Shahid Afridi PAK 366.55 145.06 167.86 679.46
5 31 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 310.50 122.36 171.25 604.11
6 32 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 307.35 115.63 164.28 587.26
7 33 Arshad Khan PAK 301.29 110.40 170.31 582.00

NON WEAK TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1970s WI ENG AUS NZ PAK IND
1980s WI ENG AUS PAK IND NZ SL
1990s SA AUS PAK WI IND SL ENG NZ
2000s AUS SA SL PAK IND NZ ENG WI BAN
2010s IND SA AUS ENG NZ PAK SL BAN WI
2020s IND AUS PAK SA NZ BAN SL ENG WI AFG

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
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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