Top 10 Sri Lankan Fast Bowlers In ODIs

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Nations Rating

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

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

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 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 221 253 150.00
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS Wasim Akram PAK 1984 2003 1993.5 351 502 200.00
1 WPUJC Vaas SL 1994 2008 2001 320 400 159.36
2 SL Malinga SL 2004 2019 2011.5 220 338 134.66
3 KMDN Kulasekara SL 2003 2017 2010 181 199 79.28
4 CRD Fernando SL 2001 2012 2006.5 141 187 74.50
5 MF Maharoof SL 2004 2016 2010 105 135 53.78
6 DNT Zoysa SL 1997 2005 2001 93 108 43.03
7 CPH Ramanayake SL 1986 1995 1990.5 62 68 27.09
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS MA Starc AUS 2010 2023 2016.5 121 236 150.00
1 NLTC Perera SL 2009 2021 2015 157 175 111.23
2 AD Mathews SL 2008 2023 2015.5 163 126 80.08
3 RAS Lakmal SL 2009 2021 2015 84 109 69.28

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 J Garner 98 2752 146 18.85 20.69 150.00
1 WPUJC Vaas 320 11014 400 27.54 27.31 113.68
2 MF Maharoof 105 3789 135 28.07 28.23 109.98
3 SL Malinga 220 9760 338 28.88 28.37 109.42
4 DNT Zoysa 93 3213 108 29.75 29.73 104.40
5 CPH Ramanayake 62 2049 68 30.13 29.76 104.30
6 CRD Fernando 141 5649 187 30.21 30.70 101.10
7 AD Mathews 163 4110 126 32.62 31.50 98.56
8 NLTC Perera 157 5740 175 32.80 31.71 97.90
9 RAS Lakmal 84 3536 109 32.44 31.72 97.85
10 KMDN Kulasekara 181 6751 199 33.92 33.08 93.84

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 92 2657 140 18.98 20.84 150.00
1 CPH Ramanayake 50 1622 56 28.96 28.61 109.25
2 WPUJC Vaas 224 8057 271 29.73 29.48 106.01
3 DNT Zoysa 64 2286 75 30.48 30.46 102.60
4 SL Malinga 167 7782 239 32.56 31.99 97.70
5 NLTC Perera 123 4504 129 34.91 33.75 92.60
6 AD Mathews 132 3313 94 35.24 34.03 91.84
7 RAS Lakmal 56 2447 63 38.84 37.98 82.29
8 KMDN Kulasekara 137 5452 139 39.22 38.25 81.72
9 MF Maharoof 67 2613 65 40.20 40.43 77.31
10 CRD Fernando 90 3833 95 40.35 41.01 76.21

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 J Garner 98 5330 2752 3.10 3.51 150.00
1 AD Mathews 163 5324 4110 4.63 3.85 136.76
2 WPUJC Vaas 320 15775 11014 4.19 4.02 131.05
3 KMDN Kulasekara 181 8263 6751 4.90 4.21 125.10
4 DNT Zoysa 93 4259 3213 4.53 4.28 123.06
5 CPH Ramanayake 62 2864 2049 4.29 4.41 119.45
6 MF Maharoof 105 4640 3789 4.90 4.47 117.63
7 RAS Lakmal 84 3881 3536 5.47 4.56 115.55
8 SL Malinga 220 10936 9760 5.35 4.58 114.93
9 CRD Fernando 141 6507 5649 5.21 4.81 109.46
10 NLTC Perera 157 5900 5740 5.84 4.82 109.16

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS J Garner 92 5042 2657 3.16 3.58 150.00
1 AD Mathews 132 4340 3313 4.58 3.81 141.15
2 WPUJC Vaas 224 11023 8057 4.39 4.20 127.77
3 DNT Zoysa 64 2967 2286 4.62 4.37 122.98
4 KMDN Kulasekara 137 6395 5452 5.12 4.39 122.36
5 CPH Ramanayake 50 2268 1622 4.29 4.40 121.96
6 SL Malinga 167 8343 7782 5.60 4.79 112.23
7 RAS Lakmal 56 2531 2447 5.80 4.83 111.14
8 NLTC Perera 123 4494 4504 6.01 4.97 108.15
9 MF Maharoof 67 2860 2613 5.48 5.01 107.30
10 CRD Fernando 90 4113 3833 5.59 5.16 104.07

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 Sri Lanka. 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 Waqar Younis 7/36 6/26 6/30 6/44 6/59 6.20 100.00
1 SL Malinga 5/28 5/34 5/44 5/52 5/54 5.00 80.65
2 WPUJC Vaas 6/25 5/14 5/39 4/22 4/22 4.80 77.42
2 NLTC Perera 6/44 5/28 5/46 4/34 4/37 4.80 77.42
4 MF Maharoof 6/14 5/42 4/20 4/31 3/9 4.40 70.97
5 KMDN Kulasekara 5/22 4/34 4/37 4/40 4/48 4.20 67.74
6 AD Mathews 6/20 4/29 4/59 3/14 3/21 4.00 64.52
6 CRD Fernando 6/27 4/24 4/48 3/19 3/20 4.00 64.52
8 DNT Zoysa 5/26 4/28 4/34 3/27 3/29 3.80 61.29
9 RAS Lakmal 4/13 4/30 3/15 3/21 3/24 3.40 54.84
10 CPH Ramanayake 4/17 3/15 3/25 3/25 3/29 3.20 51.61

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 CEL Ambrose 10.0/5 5.0/4 8.4/9 6.0/8 8.5/13 1.05 100.00
1 WPUJC Vaas 6.0/6 7.0/8 8.0/10 10.0/13 8.0/11 1.18 88.87
2 MF Maharoof 10.0/9 8.0/11 9.0/14 10.0/19 10.0/20 1.42 73.93
3 AD Mathews 5.0/5 5.0/8 7.0/14 7.0/15 5.0/11 1.52 69.06
4 KMDN Kulasekara 8.0/13 9.0/19 8.0/17 10.0/22 8.0/19 1.80 58.38
5 SL Malinga 8.0/14 7.0/14 10.0/23 9.0/21 9.2/22 1.86 56.52
6 RAS Lakmal 10.0/13 10.0/24 5.0/15 7.0/21 8.0/25 2.04 51.37
7 DNT Zoysa 7.0/13 7.0/14 7.0/14 8.0/18 7.0/19 2.05 51.22
8 CPH Ramanayake 8.0/15 8.1/17 9.0/19 7.0/15 9.0/20 2.14 48.90
9 CRD Fernando 10.0/22 8.0/19 10.0/26 8.0/21 9.0/24 2.30 45.64
10 NLTC Perera 8.0/19 5.0/16 10.0/32 9.0/30 5.0/17 2.55 41.20

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 WPUJC Vaas 159.36 219.69 258.82 77.42 88.87 804.16 402.08
2 SL Malinga 134.66 207.12 227.16 80.65 56.52 706.11 353.05
3 AD Mathews 80.08 190.40 277.91 64.52 69.06 681.97 340.98
4 NLTC Perera 111.23 190.51 217.30 77.42 41.20 637.66 318.83
5 KMDN Kulasekara 79.28 175.56 247.46 67.74 58.38 628.42 314.21
6 MF Maharoof 53.78 187.29 224.93 70.97 73.93 610.90 305.45
7 DNT Zoysa 43.03 207.00 246.04 61.29 51.22 608.58 304.29
8 CPH Ramanayake 27.09 213.55 241.42 51.61 48.90 582.57 291.29
9 RAS Lakmal 69.28 180.14 226.68 54.84 51.37 582.31 291.16
10 CRD Fernando 74.50 177.31 213.53 64.52 45.64 575.51 287.75

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 SL Malinga 88 127 28.25 5.23 674.11 134.82
2 WPUJC Vaas 77 81 27.52 3.88 662.33 132.47
3 NLTC Perera 57 76 25.45 5.66 647.69 129.54
4 AD Mathews 76 60 33.23 4.57 623.47 124.69
5 CRD Fernando 35 54 21.76 4.31 619.06 123.81
6 MF Maharoof 32 46 23.91 4.36 610.70 122.14
7 KMDN Kulasekara 59 69 29.70 4.68 603.11 120.62
8 RAS Lakmal 18 27 23.93 5.39 574.45 114.89
9 CPH Ramanayake 13 17 24.18 4.36 556.25 111.25
10 DNT Zoysa 30 32 30.41 4.28 549.05 109.81

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 WPUJC Vaas 243 319 27.54 4.27 850.86 680.69
2 SL Malinga 132 211 29.25 5.43 707.33 565.87
3 AD Mathews 87 66 32.06 4.70 656.66 525.33
4 KMDN Kulasekara 122 130 36.17 5.00 615.27 492.22
5 MF Maharoof 73 89 30.21 5.16 592.10 473.68
6 RAS Lakmal 66 82 35.24 5.48 586.08 468.86
7 DNT Zoysa 63 76 29.47 4.64 585.90 468.72
8 NLTC Perera 100 99 38.44 5.93 574.11 459.29
9 CRD Fernando 106 133 33.64 5.51 562.92 450.33
10 CPH Ramanayake 49 51 32.12 4.28 554.14 443.31

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 Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 WPUJC Vaas 147 201 27.43 4.34 818.80 163.76
2 SL Malinga 98 163 28.33 5.49 733.63 146.73
3 AD Mathews 57 44 31.30 4.65 630.38 126.08
4 KMDN Kulasekara 92 96 36.05 4.93 616.47 123.29
5 NLTC Perera 59 49 44.57 6.25 532.92 106.58
6 DNT Zoysa 26 35 27.34 4.71 529.15 105.83
7 RAS Lakmal 37 46 34.89 5.77 520.37 104.07
8 CRD Fernando 71 82 35.78 5.61 516.42 103.28
9 MF Maharoof 42 49 31.63 4.95 489.15 97.83
10 CPH Ramanayake 20 21 34.10 4.37 459.50 91.90

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 WPUJC Vaas 173 199 27.64 4.05 846.53 677.22
2 SL Malinga 122 175 29.39 5.24 754.86 603.89
3 NLTC Perera 98 126 28.22 5.61 741.94 593.55
4 AD Mathews 106 82 33.33 4.62 723.39 578.71
5 MF Maharoof 63 86 26.03 4.86 713.91 571.13
6 CRD Fernando 70 105 25.86 4.83 687.33 549.86
7 KMDN Kulasekara 89 103 31.94 4.87 673.92 539.14
8 RAS Lakmal 47 63 30.65 5.24 663.24 530.59
9 DNT Zoysa 67 73 30.90 4.45 638.37 510.70
10 CPH Ramanayake 42 47 28.36 4.25 636.72 509.38

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 WPUJC Vaas 680.69 132.47 677.22 163.76 1,654.14 165.41
2 SL Malinga 565.87 134.82 603.89 146.73 1,451.31 145.13
3 AD Mathews 525.33 124.69 578.71 126.08 1,354.81 135.48
4 NLTC Perera 459.29 129.54 593.55 106.58 1,288.96 128.90
5 KMDN Kulasekara 492.22 120.62 539.14 123.29 1,275.27 127.53
6 MF Maharoof 473.68 122.14 571.13 97.83 1,264.77 126.48
7 CRD Fernando 450.33 123.81 549.86 103.28 1,227.29 122.73
8 RAS Lakmal 468.86 114.89 530.59 104.07 1,218.42 121.84
9 DNT Zoysa 468.72 109.81 510.70 105.83 1,195.05 119.51
10 CPH Ramanayake 443.31 111.25 509.38 91.90 1,155.84 115.58

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 WPUJC Vaas 31 49 21.22 3.97 710.59 710.59
2 SL Malinga 28 56 22.88 5.51 641.94 641.94
3 DNT Zoysa 0 0 NA NA 500.00 500.00
3 MF Maharoof 6 9 22.00 4.50 500.00 500.00
5 AD Mathews 17 19 25.84 5.12 454.76 454.76
6 CPH Ramanayake 8 5 53.00 4.10 342.05 342.05
7 CRD Fernando 16 13 42.00 5.67 340.86 340.86
8 NLTC Perera 16 14 47.21 5.86 340.28 340.28
9 KMDN Kulasekara 11 9 39.44 4.71 270.34 270.34
10 RAS Lakmal 7 7 45.71 6.19 268.33 268.33
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 WPUJC Vaas 50 71 24.25 4.15 731.30 731.30
2 SL Malinga 50 87 25.17 5.08 728.95 728.95
3 MF Maharoof 50 70 24.94 4.76 703.23 703.23
4 NLTC Perera 50 74 25.51 5.41 688.94 688.94
5 KMDN Kulasekara 50 74 26.23 4.79 681.35 681.35
6 RAS Lakmal 50 69 30.78 5.38 627.77 627.77
7 DNT Zoysa 50 63 29.49 4.84 623.07 623.07
8 CRD Fernando 50 70 27.90 5.20 609.36 609.36
9 CPH Ramanayake 50 58 29.05 4.32 599.07 599.07
10 AD Mathews 50 38 35.32 4.40 557.60 557.60
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 WPUJC Vaas 320 121 37.81 633.11 633.11
2 CPH Ramanayake 62 23 37.10 521.95 521.95
3 SL Malinga 220 67 30.45 457.35 457.35
4 AD Mathews 163 39 23.93 421.11 421.11
5 DNT Zoysa 93 24 25.81 374.14 374.14
6 MF Maharoof 105 32 30.48 356.45 356.45
7 KMDN Kulasekara 181 40 22.10 315.07 315.07
8 NLTC Perera 157 29 18.47 309.45 309.45
9 RAS Lakmal 84 18 21.43 296.11 296.11
10 CRD Fernando 141 23 16.31 201.03 201.03

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 WPUJC Vaas 710.59 731.30 633.11 2,075.00 207.50
2 SL Malinga 641.94 728.95 457.35 1,828.23 182.82
3 MF Maharoof 500.00 703.23 356.45 1,559.68 155.97
4 DNT Zoysa 500.00 623.07 374.14 1,497.21 149.72
5 CPH Ramanayake 342.05 599.07 521.95 1,463.07 146.31
6 AD Mathews 454.76 557.60 421.11 1,433.47 143.35
7 NLTC Perera 340.28 688.94 309.45 1,338.68 133.87
8 KMDN Kulasekara 270.34 681.35 315.07 1,266.76 126.68
9 RAS Lakmal 268.33 627.77 296.11 1,192.21 119.22
10 CRD Fernando 340.86 609.36 201.03 1,151.25 115.13

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 6 WPUJC Vaas SL 402.08 165.41 207.50 774.99
2 29 SL Malinga SL 353.05 145.13 182.82 681.01
3 59 AD Mathews SL 340.98 135.48 143.35 619.81
4 71 MF Maharoof SL 305.45 126.48 155.97 587.89
5 79 NLTC Perera SL 318.83 128.90 133.87 581.59
6 81 DNT Zoysa SL 304.29 119.51 149.72 573.52
7 86 KMDN Kulasekara SL 314.21 127.53 126.68 568.41
8 100 CPH Ramanayake SL 291.29 115.58 146.31 553.18
9 126 RAS Lakmal SL 291.16 121.84 119.22 532.22
10 132 CRD Fernando SL 287.75 122.73 115.13 525.61

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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