Top 10 Fast Bowlers of All Time In T20Is

Overall Rating

Our ratings are dynamic, and as new matches are played, the rating of earlier bowlers may change if current bowlers set new benchmarks. It is to be noted that 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. The Overall Rating is divided into three main sections:-

  • Primary Rating: Which gives points for wickets, average, economy rate (ER) and best bowling performaces by wkts and ER.
  • Conditions Rating: Which gives points for performance of a bowler At Home, Away From Home, In Asia and Outside Asia
  • Secondary Rating: Which gives points for Top Form (Home and Away) and performances in World Cup.
Top Teams (TT)

Top Teams play an integral part in our T20I Rating. The Average (Con) and Economy (Eco) sections are divided into overall stats as well as stats against the top teams. Moreover, the best (BBW) and most economic (BBE) performances only include performances against the top teams. Here is how the Top Teams are calculated:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine top teams.
  • The top teams are calculated by decades.
  • To be a top team, the team should be among the top teams of the decade overall.
  • A team is also included in top teams if it is a World Cup winner in that decade.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if he played against that team in that decade.
  • Knock Out matches of ICC World Cup are also included in TT.
  • The Top Teams may be found in the last section of the rating.
The Trend Setter

The Trend Setter (TS) is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated as percentage points of TS. Let’s taken an example to understand it:-

  • Let’s assume that Trent Boult has taken 100 wkts, which is the highest. This makes him the TS.
  • Another player, say Dale Steyn, has taken 50 wkts.
  • If the rating is out of 200, Boult will get the full points (pts), that is 200.
  • The points of Steyn are calculated as His Wkts/Boult’s Wkts*200. This comes out to be 100.
  • Thus the formula is (Wkts Taken/Wkts Taken By TS)*Max Points.
  • All ratings are calculated similarly with Wkts being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
  • Obviously, for average the formula is reverased as lower average is better for a bowler.
  • For Average, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has taken a minimum number of wickets.
  • For Economy, a bowler is eligible to be TS only if he has bowled a minimum number of balls.
  • If a bowler doesn’t fulfill the criteria of TS but has done better, he gets the max points but his stat is not taken as benchmark.
  • Lastly, it is to be noted that it is not necessary for a TS to be part of the rating as he might have topped in a criteria but not done well in others.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings20
Min Innings (TT)20
Min Wickets (TS AVE)25
Min Balls (TS ECO)500

PRIMARY CRITERIA

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANKERA 1NATFPLPMPINNSWKTSRAT
TSTG SoutheeNZ200820212014.590111200.00
1TG SoutheeNZ200820212014.590111200.00
2SL MalingaSL20062020201383107192.79
3Mustafizur RahmanBAN201520222018.56387156.76
4Umar GulPAK200720162011.56085153.15
5JJ BumrahIND2016202220195667120.72
6Bhuvneshwar KumarIND2012202220176364115.32
6DW SteynSA200720202013.54764115.32
8MA StarcAUS2012202220175163113.51
9Mohammad AamerPAK200920202014.55059106.31
10JR HazlewoodAUS201320222017.5304682.88
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.

CONSISTENT


Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Against All Teams

RANKBOWLERINNSRUNSWKTSAVEC AVER AVERAT
TSUmar Gul6014438516.9826.6616.88150.00
1Umar Gul6014438516.9826.6616.88150.00
2JR Hazlewood308294618.0226.7717.84141.91
3DW Steyn4711756418.3626.4418.40137.57
4SL Malinga83222510720.7927.4920.05126.26
5Mustafizur Rahman6317108719.6625.6720.29124.75
6JJ Bumrah5613336719.9025.6120.58122.98
7Mohammad Aamer5012635921.4126.2421.62117.11
8MA Starc5114596323.1626.4323.22109.01
9TG Southee90272911124.5926.6124.48103.38
10Bhuvneshwar Kumar6315456424.1425.9824.62102.81

Against Top Teams

RANKBOWLERINNSRUNSWKTSAVEC AVER AVERAT
TSUmar Gul5213167517.5526.6617.44150.00
1Umar Gul5213167517.5526.6617.44150.00
2JR Hazlewood308294618.0226.7717.84146.68
3DW Steyn4311085719.4426.4419.48134.29
4SL Malinga7621289522.4027.4921.60121.15
5Mohammad Aamer4511525321.7426.2421.95119.21
6JJ Bumrah4811795421.8325.6122.59115.83
7Mustafizur Rahman4813416022.3525.6723.07113.39
8MA Starc5014396123.5926.4323.65110.61
9TG Southee85261310524.8926.6124.78105.57
10Bhuvneshwar Kumar5914736024.5525.9825.04104.49
C ER And R ER

The Comparative Economy Rate (C ER) and Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as in C Ave and R Ave with average replaced with ER.

ECONOMIC


Criteria: Points For R ER

Against All Teams

RANKBOWLERINNSBLSRUNSERC ERR ERRAT
TSJJ Bumrah56122913336.518.116.62150.00
1JJ Bumrah56122913336.518.116.62150.00
2DW Steyn47101511756.958.147.04141.04
3Mohammad Aamer50107912637.028.187.08140.24
4Bhuvneshwar Kumar63133715456.938.087.08140.24
5JR Hazlewood306888297.238.267.22137.46
6Umar Gul60120314437.208.117.32135.69
7SL Malinga83179922257.428.167.50132.32
8MA Starc51115814597.568.267.55131.44
9Mustafizur Rahman63135417107.588.007.81127.12
10TG Southee90199727298.208.288.17121.59

Against Top Teams

RANKBOWLERINNSBLSRUNSERC ERR ERRAT
TSJJ Bumrah48103911796.818.116.93150.00
1JJ Bumrah48103911796.818.116.93150.00
2Mohammad Aamer4597111527.128.187.18144.76
3JR Hazlewood306888297.238.267.22143.81
4DW Steyn4393111087.148.147.24143.53
5Bhuvneshwar Kumar59124114737.128.087.27142.84
6MA Starc50113414397.618.267.61136.54
7SL Malinga76168821287.568.167.65135.81
8Umar Gul52103413167.648.117.76133.79
9Mustafizur Rahman48101013417.978.008.21126.50
10TG Southee85188926138.308.288.27125.67
BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler against top teams. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 5 innings divided by 5.

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANKBOWLER12345BBWRAT
TSUmar Gul5/65/64/84/134/374.40100.00
1Umar Gul5/65/64/84/134/374.40100.00
2Bhuvneshwar Kumar5/244/134/223/93/353.8086.36
2JR Hazlewood4/124/164/304/393/123.8086.36
2SL Malinga5/65/313/123/173/203.8086.36
2Mustafizur Rahman5/224/124/213/133/233.8086.36
6TG Southee5/184/213/133/153/163.6081.82
7DW Steyn4/94/173/153/223/383.4077.27
8Mohammad Aamer4/133/183/223/233/273.2072.73
9MA Starc3/113/203/233/263/263.0068.18
10JJ Bumrah3/123/143/163/232/92.8063.64
BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against top 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.

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANKBOWLER12345BBERAT
TSBhuvneshwar Kumar3.0/34.0/93.0/73.0/94.0/122.40100.00
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar3.0/34.0/93.0/73.0/94.0/122.40100.00
2Umar Gul3.0/64.0/82.2/62.0/74.0/142.7288.38
3SL Malinga4.0/62.0/54.0/114.0/153.4/142.9282.31
4JJ Bumrah2.0/53.0/84.0/123.0/104.0/153.1875.59
5Mustafizur Rahman4.0/94.0/93.3/124.0/162.5/133.3272.43
6DW Steyn3.0/63.0/94.0/134.0/154.0/173.3871.12
7Mohammad Aamer2.0/34.0/133.0/114.0/163.0/133.5368.10
8JR Hazlewood4.0/124.0/122.0/84.0/164.0/163.5567.64
9TG Southee4.0/133.0/103.0/104.0/164.0/163.6066.81
10MA Starc2.2/83.1/114.0/154.0/164.0/173.8362.80

PRIMARY RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 1,000.00 points. The Primary Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the Overall Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANKBOWLERPROCONSC TTECOE TTBBWBBERATPRI PTS
1Umar Gul153.15150.00150.00135.69133.79100.0088.38911.02455.51
2SL Malinga192.79126.26121.15132.32135.8186.3682.31877.00438.50
3DW Steyn115.32137.57134.29141.04143.5377.2771.12820.13410.07
4Mustafizur Rahman156.76124.75113.39127.12126.5086.3672.43807.31403.66
5JR Hazlewood82.88141.91146.68137.46143.8186.3667.64806.74403.37
6TG Southee200.00103.38105.57121.59125.6781.8266.81804.84402.42
7JJ Bumrah120.72122.98115.83150.00150.0063.6475.59798.75399.38
8Bhuvneshwar Kumar115.32102.81104.49140.24142.8486.36100.00792.05396.03
9Mohammad Aamer106.31117.11119.21140.24144.7672.7368.10768.45384.23
10MA Starc113.51109.01110.61131.44136.5468.1862.80732.09366.05

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

The Conditions Ratings are calculated by applying the four criteria of the Primary Rating to diffirent conditions. Here are those conditions and their weightage. Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for spin bowlers and In Asia for pacers. Favourable Conditions (FC) is the opposite. Click on the Ratings to see how they were calculated.

  • HOME – 250 PTS
  • AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • FC – 250 PTS
  • UC – 1,000 PTS

HOME/AWAY


At Home

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Mustafizur Rahman344617.176.48771.00192.75
2TG Southee516524.988.57749.13187.28
3SL Malinga304022.357.85696.51174.13
4Bhuvneshwar Kumar313324.067.24681.34170.33
5JJ Bumrah262721.266.40680.24170.06
6Umar Gul162020.206.97657.47164.37
7DW Steyn162220.007.59616.56154.14
8MA Starc131424.146.85581.69145.42
9Mohammad Aamer91414.576.18500.00125.00
9JR Hazlewood71316.627.71500.00125.00

Away From Home

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Umar Gul446515.987.29952.32952.32
2SL Malinga536719.877.16880.43880.43
3DW Steyn314217.506.61851.73851.73
4JR Hazlewood233318.587.07815.17815.17
5JJ Bumrah304018.986.59779.43779.43
6MA Starc384922.887.80767.62767.62
7Mohammad Aamer414523.537.21753.83753.83
8Bhuvneshwar Kumar323124.236.64742.22742.22
9TG Southee394624.027.71737.50737.50
10Mustafizur Rahman294122.448.86694.11694.11

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1TG Southee637526.168.57829.78207.44
2DW Steyn334319.477.03815.29203.82
3MA Starc262429.587.41664.31166.08
4JR Hazlewood142022.408.15500.00125.00

Asians Outside Asia

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Umar Gul294713.136.36990.54247.64
2SL Malinga374819.067.00856.25214.06
3Mohammad Aamer323424.657.43716.81179.20
4JJ Bumrah192620.467.14694.89173.72
5Bhuvneshwar Kumar201927.747.15619.27154.82
6Mustafizur Rahman71219.089.10500.00125.00

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1JR Hazlewood162614.656.39931.28931.28
2MA Starc253919.217.71854.90854.90
3TG Southee273621.317.39840.11840.11
4DW Steyn142116.106.74824.73824.73

Asians In Asia

RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Mustafizur Rahman567519.757.39868.33868.33
2SL Malinga465922.207.74816.30816.30
3Bhuvneshwar Kumar434522.626.82811.93811.93
4JJ Bumrah374119.546.15794.81794.81
5Mohammad Aamer182517.006.34793.82793.82
6Umar Gul313821.747.98745.02745.02

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANKBATSMANAWAYHOMEUCFCTOTCON PTS
1Umar Gul952.32164.37745.02247.642,109.35210.93
2SL Malinga880.43174.13816.30214.062,084.92208.49
3DW Steyn851.73154.14824.73203.822,034.42203.44
4JR Hazlewood815.17125.00931.28125.001,996.45199.65
5TG Southee737.50187.28840.11207.441,972.34197.23
6MA Starc767.62145.42854.90166.081,934.02193.40
7JJ Bumrah779.43170.06794.81173.721,918.02191.80
8Mustafizur Rahman694.11192.75868.33125.001,880.19188.02
9Bhuvneshwar Kumar742.22170.33811.93154.821,879.30187.93
10Mohammad Aamer753.83125.00793.82179.201,851.85185.19

SECONDARY CRITERIA

Top Form And World Cup

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. Top Form is calculated by taking the best 15 consecutive innings of a bowlers such that his overall points are maximum. Top Form is calculated seperately for Home and Away innings. World Cup Rating gives points for performances in World Cups. To see how the ratings were calculated, click on the Rating. The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

  • TOP FORM AT HOME – 500 PTS
  • TOP FORM AWAY – 1,000 PTS
  • WORLD CUP – 1,000 PTS

TOP FORM AT HOME


RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Mustafizur Rahman152311.965.34932.86466.43
2SL Malinga152517.567.32752.40376.20
3JJ Bumrah151916.116.18738.42369.21
4TG Southee152420.508.41698.20349.10
5Umar Gul152019.257.00694.09347.05
6Bhuvneshwar Kumar151820.286.76663.78331.89
7DW Steyn152120.147.83644.42322.21
8MA Starc131424.146.85596.22298.11
9Mohammad Aamer91414.576.18500.00250.00
9JR Hazlewood71316.627.71500.00250.00

TOP FORM AWAY


RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Umar Gul15319.585.59965.38965.38
2DW Steyn152312.175.19844.30844.30
3JR Hazlewood152513.966.27806.79806.79
4SL Malinga152613.086.32772.24772.24
5Mustafizur Rahman152915.798.30709.12709.12
6Mohammad Aamer152316.436.63699.95699.95
7MA Starc152217.956.91688.94688.94
8JJ Bumrah152218.096.92635.82635.82
9TG Southee152121.818.11606.65606.65
10Bhuvneshwar Kumar151722.947.13591.18591.18

WORLD CUP


RANKBOWLERINNSWKTSAVEECORATWTG
1Umar Gul243517.267.31781.61781.61
2SL Malinga313820.087.43767.44767.44
3DW Steyn233019.306.96725.98725.98
4JR Hazlewood91219.927.47605.16605.16
5MA Starc172423.298.34601.99601.99
6TG Southee172222.507.88600.97600.97
7Mohammad Aamer171726.187.18578.62578.62
8Mustafizur Rahman71118.738.58541.96541.96
9JJ Bumrah101122.556.41515.25515.25
10Bhuvneshwar Kumar7432.005.82503.95503.95

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 2,500.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a batsman scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the Overall Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANKBATSMANTF HMTF AWWCTOTSEC RAT
1Umar Gul347.05965.38781.612,094.04209.40
2SL Malinga376.20772.24767.441,915.89191.59
3DW Steyn322.21844.30725.981,892.49189.25
4Mustafizur Rahman466.43709.12541.961,717.52171.75
5JR Hazlewood250.00806.79605.161,661.95166.20
6MA Starc298.11688.94601.991,589.05158.90
7TG Southee349.10606.65600.971,556.72155.67
8Mohammad Aamer250.00699.95578.621,528.57152.86
9JJ Bumrah369.21635.82515.251,520.28152.03
10Bhuvneshwar Kumar331.89591.18503.951,427.02142.70

FINAL RATING

Final Rating

The Final Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts. Half the points are for Primary Criteria; one-fourth for Conditions; and one-fourth for Secondary Criteria.

RANKBATSMANNATPRI RATCON RATSEC RATFIN RAT
1Umar GulPAK455.51210.93209.40875.85
2SL MalingaSL438.50208.49191.59838.58
3DW SteynSA410.07203.44189.25802.76
4JR HazlewoodAUS403.37199.65166.20769.21
5Mustafizur RahmanBAN403.66188.02171.75763.43
6TG SoutheeNZ402.42197.23155.67755.33
7JJ BumrahIND399.38191.80152.03743.21
8Bhuvneshwar KumarIND396.03187.93142.70726.66
9Mohammad AamerPAK384.23185.19152.86722.27
10MA StarcAUS366.05193.40158.90718.35

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