Top 10 T20I Fast Bowlers With Best Economy

Our T20 International (T20I) ratings take into account all matches from the first T20I match on February 17, 2005 till the below mentioned last update date. To qualify for the rating, a player must have played at least 20 innings against the Top Teams (TT). TT may be found in the last section of the rating.

*Note: All T20I Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

Best Economy Rates

The first list simply gives you the bowlers with best Economy Rates in T20I Cricket. The second list gives you the bowlers with best Relative Economy Rates (R ER). How it is calculated is explained in the highlighted sections. Only bowlers who have bowled more than 500 balls are considered for both lists.

TOP 10 T20I Pacers With Best Economy Rates


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS BALLS ER
1 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 59 1416 1283 6.62
2 WB Rankin IRE 2009 2020 49 1219 1068 6.85
3 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 47 1175 1015 6.95
4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 84 2032 1749 6.97
5 AD Mathews SL 2009 2021 61 1200 1029 7.00
6 Mohammad Aamer PAK 2009 2020 50 1263 1079 7.02
7 AA Nortje SA 2019 2022 28 689 581 7.12
8 Al-Amin Hossain BAN 2013 2020 29 730 614 7.13
9 Sikandar Raza ZIM 2014 2022 55 1013 846 7.18
10 Sohail Tanvir PAK 2007 2017 57 1454 1214 7.19
C ER

The Comparative Economy Rate (C ER) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

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

The Relative Economy Rate (R ER) is calculated using the C ER. Its formula is (Bowler ER/C ER)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C ER is comparatively high, your R ER 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 more against top opposition than weaker teams.

TOP 10 T20I Pacers With Best R ER


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS BALLS ER R ER
1 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2022 59 1416 1283 6.62 6.71
2 AA Nortje SA 2019 2022 28 689 581 7.12 6.92
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 84 2032 1749 6.97 7.01
4 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 47 1175 1015 6.95 7.05
5 AD Mathews SL 2009 2021 61 1200 1029 7.00 7.07
6 Mohammad Aamer PAK 2009 2020 50 1263 1079 7.02 7.08
7 Umar Gul PAK 2007 2016 60 1443 1203 7.20 7.32
8 PJ Cummins AUS 2011 2022 50 1349 1098 7.37 7.36
9 Sohail Tanvir PAK 2007 2017 57 1454 1214 7.19 7.40
10 DJG Sammy WI 2007 2017 59 1116 916 7.31 7.42

TOP TEAMS


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


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