Top 10 T20I Spin 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 2022-06-21

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 Spinners With Best Economy Rates


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSER
1DL VettoriNZ20072014347487875.70
2SP NarineWI2012201949110511026.02
3Rashid KhanAFG2015202261141813886.13
4S BadreeWI2012201852118011466.18
5Harbhajan SinghIND20062016276326126.20
6Imad WasimPAK2015202157129212246.33
7Saeed AjmalPAK2009201563151614306.36
8GP SwannENG20082012388598106.36
9J BothaSA20062012398237746.38
10BAW MendisSL20082014399528856.45
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 Spinners With Best R ER


RANKBOWLERNATFPLPINNSRUNSBALLSERR ER
1DL VettoriNZ20072014347487875.705.58
2SP NarineWI2012201949110511026.025.82
3S BadreeWI2012201852118011466.186.01
4Harbhajan SinghIND20062016276326126.206.02
5J BothaSA20062012398237746.386.12
6GP SwannENG20082012388598106.366.15
7Imad WasimPAK2015202157129212246.336.18
8Saeed AjmalPAK2009201563151614306.366.25
9BAW MendisSL20082014399528856.456.31
10AC AgarAUS201620224610489706.486.33

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