Top 5 South African Fast Bowlers in T20Is

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Nations Rating

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

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

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts), BBI (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) 15

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The OVERALL Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

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

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 123 164 200.00
1 K Rabada SA 2014 2024 2019 65 71 86.59
2 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 2013.5 47 64 78.05
3 WD Parnell SA 2009 2023 2016 55 59 71.95
4 AA Nortje SA 2019 2024 2021.5 41 53 64.63
5 D Pretorius SA 2017 2022 2019.5 27 35 42.68

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 50
Min Wickets (TT) 25

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Umar Gul 60 1443 85 16.98 17.76 100.00
1 AA Nortje 41 1016 53 19.17 18.38 96.60
2 D Pretorius 27 696 35 19.89 18.88 94.04
3 DW Steyn 47 1175 64 18.36 19.15 92.73
4 WD Parnell 55 1513 59 25.64 24.58 72.23
5 K Rabada 65 1928 71 27.15 26.20 67.77

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JP Faulkner 21 603 33 18.27 17.47 100.00
1 D Pretorius 20 524 25 20.96 19.90 87.78
2 DW Steyn 37 973 50 19.46 20.30 86.07
3 AA Nortje 29 807 30 26.90 25.80 67.73
4 K Rabada 47 1451 52 27.90 26.93 64.88
5 WD Parnell 42 1188 39 30.46 29.20 59.83

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 500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 1509 1579 6.28 6.39 150.00
1 AA Nortje 41 869 1016 7.01 6.90 138.95
2 DW Steyn 47 1015 1175 6.95 7.15 134.06
3 D Pretorius 27 504 696 8.29 7.94 120.74
4 WD Parnell 55 1094 1513 8.30 8.13 117.87
5 K Rabada 65 1393 1928 8.30 8.13 117.85

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 44 941 1067 6.80 6.92 150.00
1 DW Steyn 37 793 973 7.36 7.58 137.06
2 AA Nortje 29 612 807 7.91 7.78 133.50
3 D Pretorius 20 373 524 8.43 8.08 128.61
4 K Rabada 47 1035 1451 8.41 8.24 126.07
5 WD Parnell 42 838 1188 8.51 8.34 124.60

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against Non Weak Teams from South Africa. 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 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/8 4/13 4/37 4.40 100.00
1 DW Steyn 4/9 4/17 3/15 3/22 3/38 3.40 77.27
1 AA Nortje 4/7 4/10 4/41 3/8 2/7 3.40 77.27
3 WD Parnell 4/13 3/14 3/15 3/25 3/31 3.20 72.73
3 D Pretorius 5/17 3/17 3/17 3/26 2/29 3.20 72.73
5 K Rabada 3/20 3/30 3/37 3/39 3/48 3.00 68.18

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


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 12+ 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 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 4.0/4 4.0/9 3.0/7 3.0/9 1.88 200.00
1 AA Nortje 4.0/7 3.0/7 3.2/8 3.3/10 4.0/14 2.54 148.18
2 WD Parnell 3.0/8 4.0/13 4.0/14 3.5/14 4.0/15 3.33 112.87
3 DW Steyn 3.0/9 4.0/13 4.0/15 4.0/17 4.0/17 3.85 97.72
4 K Rabada 4.0/15 4.0/16 4.0/18 3.0/14 4.0/19 4.23 88.92
5 D Pretorius 3.0/11 4.0/17 4.0/22 3.0/17 3.0/17 4.73 79.39

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 AA Nortje 64.63 164.33 272.44 77.27 148.18 726.86 363.43
2 DW Steyn 78.05 178.80 271.13 77.27 97.72 702.97 351.48
3 WD Parnell 71.95 132.06 242.47 72.73 112.87 632.08 316.04
4 D Pretorius 42.68 181.82 249.35 72.73 79.39 625.97 312.99
5 K Rabada 86.59 132.65 243.92 68.18 88.92 620.25 310.13

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 DW Steyn 16 22 20.00 7.59 607.81 121.56
2 K Rabada 16 19 28.68 8.72 524.90 104.98
3 D Pretorius 7 7 27.00 8.22 500.00 100.00
3 AA Nortje 6 6 30.17 7.87 500.00 100.00
5 WD Parnell 17 17 30.29 9.36 471.28 94.26

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AA Nortje 35 47 17.77 6.85 804.05 643.24
2 DW Steyn 31 42 17.50 6.61 692.44 553.95
3 WD Parnell 38 42 23.76 7.84 671.04 536.83
4 K Rabada 49 52 26.60 8.15 642.80 514.24
5 D Pretorius 20 28 18.11 8.31 641.76 513.41

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

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AA Nortje 27 37 17.81 6.76 823.81 164.76
2 DW Steyn 33 43 19.47 7.03 734.74 146.95
3 WD Parnell 39 42 25.38 8.49 663.16 132.63
4 K Rabada 41 44 27.89 8.38 620.07 124.01
5 D Pretorius 10 11 26.00 8.71 500.00 100.00

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 D Pretorius 17 24 17.08 8.01 827.80 662.24
2 DW Steyn 14 21 16.10 6.74 804.58 643.67
3 K Rabada 24 27 25.96 8.18 782.08 625.67
4 AA Nortje 14 16 22.31 7.54 773.11 618.49
5 WD Parnell 16 17 26.29 7.87 729.24 583.40

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 AA Nortje 643.24 100.00 618.49 164.76 1,526.49 152.65
2 DW Steyn 553.95 121.56 643.67 146.95 1,466.13 146.61
3 D Pretorius 513.41 100.00 662.24 100.00 1,375.65 137.57
4 K Rabada 514.24 104.98 625.67 124.01 1,368.90 136.89
5 WD Parnell 536.83 94.26 583.40 132.63 1,347.12 134.71

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 RATING

Points to note:-

  • Qualifying round is the round in some editions of World Cup in which the main teams don’t play.
  • Matches in qualifying round are not considered in our rating.

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AA Nortje 19 35 11.40 5.55 973.54 973.54
2 DW Steyn 23 30 19.30 6.96 686.26 686.26
3 WD Parnell 14 18 17.17 6.74 671.62 671.62
4 K Rabada 22 28 22.36 8.06 629.85 629.85
5 D Pretorius 5 9 11.22 6.89 622.65 622.65
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 25 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: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AA Nortje 25 38 16.39 7.09 907.32 907.32
2 DW Steyn 25 35 16.49 6.41 801.15 801.15
3 WD Parnell 25 29 21.21 7.69 719.34 719.34
4 D Pretorius 25 31 19.97 8.13 718.56 718.56
5 K Rabada 25 28 25.21 7.84 663.95 663.95
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 12 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be lower than the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 DW Steyn 47 35 74.47 917.60 917.60
2 AA Nortje 41 27 65.85 797.65 797.65
3 K Rabada 65 27 41.54 604.56 604.56
4 WD Parnell 55 24 43.64 545.55 545.55
5 D Pretorius 27 11 40.74 483.22 483.22

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 AA Nortje 97.35 90.73 79.76 2,678.50 267.85
2 DW Steyn 68.63 80.11 91.76 2,405.00 240.50
3 WD Parnell 67.16 71.93 54.55 1,936.51 193.65
4 K Rabada 62.99 66.39 60.46 1,898.36 189.84
5 D Pretorius 62.26 71.86 48.32 1,824.43 182.44

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 3 AA Nortje SA 363.43 152.65 267.85 783.93
2 7 DW Steyn SA 351.48 146.61 240.50 738.60
3 21 WD Parnell SA 316.04 134.71 193.65 644.40
4 24 K Rabada SA 310.13 136.89 189.84 636.85
5 26 D Pretorius SA 312.99 137.57 182.44 633.00

NON WEAK TEAMS


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

TOP TEAMS


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


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