Top 10 Spin Bowlers With Best Averages In T20Is

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 Averages

The first list simply gives you the bowlers with best averages in T20I Cricket. The second list gives you the bowlers with best Relative Averages (R Ave). How it is calculated is explained in the highlighted sections. Only bowlers with more than 25 wickets are considered for both lists.

TOP 10 T20I Spinners With Best Averages


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS AVE
1 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017 2022 24 617 44 14.02
2 Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2022 74 1754 122 14.38
3 Ajantha Mendis SL 2008 2014 39 952 66 14.42
4 W Hasaranga SL 2019 2022 50 1246 86 14.49
5 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 38 948 63 15.05
6 GP Swann ENG 2008 2012 38 859 51 16.84
7 Yuvraj Singh IND 2007 2016 31 499 28 17.82
8 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 63 1516 85 17.84
9 AG Cremer ZIM 2008 2018 28 660 35 18.86
10 Abdur Razzak BAN 2006 2014 33 838 44 19.05
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for bowlers is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

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

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

TOP 10 T20I Spinners With Best R Ave


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE
1 W Hasaranga SL 2019 2022 50 1246 86 14.49 14.20
2 Ajantha Mendis SL 2008 2014 39 952 66 14.42 14.24
3 Imran Tahir SA 2013 2019 38 948 63 15.05 14.27
4 Kuldeep Yadav IND 2017 2022 24 617 44 14.02 14.42
5 Rashid Khan AFG 2015 2022 74 1754 122 14.38 16.08
6 GP Swann ENG 2008 2012 38 859 51 16.84 16.25
7 AG Cremer ZIM 2008 2018 28 660 35 18.86 17.29
8 Yuvraj Singh IND 2007 2016 31 499 28 17.82 17.54
9 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2015 63 1516 85 17.84 17.59
10 S Badree WI 2012 2018 52 1180 56 21.07 20.05

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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