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 2022-06-21

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


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSWKTSAVE
1Rashid KhanAFG2015202261141810913.01
2PWH de SilvaSL20192022368776214.15
3BAW MendisSL20082014399526614.42
4K YadavIND20172022236054114.76
5Imran TahirSA20132019389486315.05
6GP SwannENG20082012388595116.84
7Yuvraj SinghIND20072016314992817.82
8Saeed AjmalPAK200920156315168517.84
9AG CremerZIM20082018286603518.86
10Abdur RazzakBAN20062014338384419.05
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


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSWKTSAVER AVE
1BAW MendisSL20082014399526614.4214.24
2Imran TahirSA20132019389486315.0514.27
3PWH de SilvaSL20192022368776214.1514.41
4Rashid KhanAFG2015202261141810913.0114.73
5K YadavIND20172022236054114.7615.22
6GP SwannENG20082012388595116.8416.25
7AG CremerZIM20082018286603518.8617.29
8Yuvraj SinghIND20072016314992817.8217.54
9Saeed AjmalPAK200920156315168517.8417.59
10S BadreeWI201220185211805621.0720.05

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