Top 5 South African Spin Bowlers In ODIs

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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 & 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
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS M Muralitharan SL 1993 2011 2002 341 534 200.00
1 N Boje SA 1995 2005 2000 108 96 35.96
2 RJ Peterson SA 2002 2014 2008 74 75 28.09
3 PL Symcox SA 1993 1999 1996 80 72 26.97
3 J Botha SA 2005 2012 2008.5 75 72 26.97
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2006 2023 2014.5 241 317 160.00
1 Imran Tahir SA 2011 2019 2015 104 173 87.32

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 Imran Tahir 104 4297 173 24.84 22.87 146.88
2 RJ Peterson 74 2680 75 35.73 34.53 97.27
3 N Boje 108 3416 96 35.58 35.47 94.69
4 J Botha 75 2916 72 40.50 37.09 90.55
5 PL Symcox 80 2762 72 38.36 38.42 87.42

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 Imran Tahir 63 2780 80 34.75 31.99 112.81
2 N Boje 79 2451 75 32.68 32.58 110.79
3 RJ Peterson 50 1870 49 38.16 36.88 97.87
4 PL Symcox 57 1963 53 37.04 37.09 97.30
5 J Botha 47 1865 37 50.41 46.17 78.18

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 Imran Tahir 104 5541 4297 4.65 4.15 135.16
2 PL Symcox 80 3991 2762 4.15 4.16 134.72
3 J Botha 75 3823 2916 4.58 4.25 131.89
4 N Boje 108 4541 3416 4.51 4.39 127.74
5 RJ Peterson 74 3278 2680 4.91 4.51 124.30

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 PL Symcox 57 2832 1963 4.16 4.17 138.24
2 Imran Tahir 63 3388 2780 4.92 4.39 131.28
3 J Botha 47 2360 1865 4.74 4.40 130.83
4 N Boje 79 3216 2451 4.57 4.45 129.58
5 RJ Peterson 50 2270 1870 4.94 4.54 126.78

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 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 Shahid Afridi 7/12 6/38 5/23 5/35 5/40 5.60 100.00
1 Imran Tahir 7/45 5/45 4/26 4/27 4/28 4.80 85.71
2 N Boje 5/21 4/25 4/31 3/23 3/29 3.80 67.86
3 RJ Peterson 4/12 4/32 3/22 3/37 3/42 3.40 60.71
4 PL Symcox 4/28 3/20 3/27 2/18 2/20 2.80 50.00
5 J Botha 3/27 3/32 3/34 2/22 2/28 2.60 46.43

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 PL Symcox 10.0/18 10.0/20 10.0/20 10.0/21 10.0/23 2.04 52.76
2 Imran Tahir 10.0/14 9.2/21 10.0/26 10.0/26 10.0/28 2.08 51.90
3 N Boje 7.0/13 8.0/19 5.0/12 10.0/25 8.0/21 2.30 46.83
4 J Botha 10.0/21 10.0/27 8.0/22 10.0/28 10.0/32 2.52 42.88
5 RJ Peterson 7.0/12 8.0/22 9.0/28 7.0/22 5.0/16 2.55 42.23

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 Imran Tahir 87.32 259.69 266.44 85.71 51.90 751.07 375.54
2 N Boje 35.96 205.48 257.32 67.86 46.83 613.44 306.72
3 PL Symcox 26.97 184.72 272.96 50.00 52.76 587.40 293.70
4 RJ Peterson 28.09 195.14 251.07 60.71 42.23 577.24 288.62
5 J Botha 26.97 168.72 262.72 46.43 42.88 547.71 273.85

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 Imran Tahir 40 68 24.44 4.65 748.70 149.74
2 N Boje 46 42 33.52 4.63 596.01 119.20
3 J Botha 29 30 36.00 4.25 581.65 116.33
4 RJ Peterson 32 23 50.35 4.97 488.37 97.67
5 PL Symcox 19 16 43.50 4.80 486.85 97.37

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Imran Tahir 64 105 25.10 4.65 780.38 624.30
2 RJ Peterson 42 52 29.27 4.86 599.24 479.39
3 PL Symcox 61 56 36.89 3.97 595.54 476.43
4 N Boje 62 54 37.19 4.43 569.24 455.39
5 J Botha 46 42 43.71 4.79 530.66 424.53

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 In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Imran Tahir 20 38 21.58 4.73 737.00 147.40
2 PL Symcox 30 28 35.57 3.97 612.09 122.42
3 RJ Peterson 24 29 29.66 4.87 595.16 119.03
4 N Boje 28 26 36.42 4.31 563.46 112.69
5 J Botha 26 20 52.85 4.89 501.40 100.28

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Imran Tahir 84 135 25.76 4.63 880.12 704.09
2 N Boje 80 70 35.27 4.59 656.41 525.13
3 J Botha 49 52 35.75 4.42 626.48 501.18
4 PL Symcox 50 44 40.14 4.26 596.28 477.03
5 RJ Peterson 50 46 39.57 4.92 585.10 468.08

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 Imran Tahir 624.30 149.74 704.09 147.40 1,625.54 162.55
2 N Boje 455.39 119.20 525.13 112.69 1,212.41 121.24
3 PL Symcox 476.43 97.37 477.03 122.42 1,173.24 117.32
4 RJ Peterson 479.39 97.67 468.08 119.03 1,164.17 116.42
5 J Botha 424.53 116.33 501.18 100.28 1,142.32 114.23

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 Imran Tahir 21 40 21.18 4.42 856.72 856.72
2 RJ Peterson 10 16 20.00 4.32 585.89 585.89
3 J Botha 5 4 42.75 4.07 500.00 500.00
3 PL Symcox 4 6 24.83 3.73 500.00 500.00
3 N Boje 5 1 144.00 6.55 500.00 500.00
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 Imran Tahir 50 92 23.28 4.78 778.68 778.68
2 N Boje 50 51 27.90 4.41 591.38 591.38
3 RJ Peterson 50 57 32.95 4.92 573.68 573.68
4 PL Symcox 50 49 35.14 4.06 550.67 550.67
5 J Botha 50 53 37.11 4.55 544.94 544.94
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 Imran Tahir 104 42 40.38 673.98 673.98
2 PL Symcox 80 21 26.25 479.09 479.09
3 N Boje 108 23 21.30 374.78 374.78
4 J Botha 75 14 18.67 313.87 313.87
5 RJ Peterson 74 10 13.51 224.24 224.24

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 Imran Tahir 856.72 778.68 673.98 2,309.38 230.94
2 PL Symcox 500.00 550.67 479.09 1,529.77 152.98
3 N Boje 500.00 591.38 374.78 1,466.16 146.62
4 RJ Peterson 585.89 573.68 224.24 1,383.81 138.38
5 J Botha 500.00 544.94 313.87 1,358.81 135.88

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 5 Imran Tahir SA 375.54 162.55 230.94 769.03
2 34 N Boje SA 306.72 121.24 146.62 574.58
3 38 PL Symcox SA 293.70 117.32 152.98 564.00
4 44 RJ Peterson SA 288.62 116.42 138.38 543.42
5 50 J Botha SA 273.85 114.23 135.88 523.97

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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