Top 10 Fast Bowlers of All Time In T20Is

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THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Economy, BBI (Wkts), BBI (Eco)
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary World Cup, Top Form, Impact Inns
The Trend Setter (TS)

TS is the player which does the best in a criteria. The rating of all other players are calculated taking the TS as the benchmark. Know All About TS. Here is an example:-

  • TS Ave: 25.00; Player X Ave: 30.00; Section Points: 300.00
  • TS Points: 300.00(Max); Player X Points: TS Ave/Ave X 300 = 25.00/30.00 X 300 = 250.00
  • Ratings of all sections are calculated similarly with Ave being replaced by the Criteria Stat.
Top Teams (TT)

Some sections consider performances only against the top teams. Here is some information about the Top Teams:-

  • Win/Loss Ratio is used to determine Top Teams.
  • The Top Teams are calculated by decades.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes against the team in the specific decade.
  • Knock Out matches of T20 World Cup are also counted in TT.
Non Weak Teams (NWT)

Some sections consider performances only against Non Weak Teams. Here is some information about the Non Weak Teams:-

  • Non Weak Teams are calculated in the same way as TT.
  • However, they are more in number.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings (TT) 15

PRIMARY CRITERIA

The OVERALL Rating is divided into 5 main sections:-

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 200.00
Economic Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Inns (Wkts) 100.00
Economic Bowling Top Inns (Eco) 200.00

PROLIFIC


Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 123 164 200.00
1 TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 123 164 200.00
2 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 2015 2024 2019.5 102 128 156.10
3 SL Malinga SL 2006 2020 2013 83 107 130.49
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK 2018 2024 2021 70 96 117.07
5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 2012 2022 2017 86 90 109.76
6 JJ Bumrah IND 2016 2024 2020 69 89 108.54
7 Umar Gul PAK 2007 2016 2011.5 60 85 103.66
8 TA Boult NZ 2013 2024 2018.5 61 83 101.22
9 DW Steyn SA 2007 2020 2013.5 47 64 78.05
10 AA Nortje SA 2019 2024 2021.5 41 53 64.63

CONSISTENT


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Venues at which a bowler has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 50
Min Wickets (TT) 25

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS Umar Gul 60 1443 85 16.98 17.76 100.00
1 Umar Gul 60 1443 85 16.98 17.76 100.00
2 JJ Bumrah 69 1579 89 17.74 18.12 98.00
3 AA Nortje 41 1016 53 19.17 18.38 96.60
4 DW Steyn 47 1175 64 18.36 19.15 92.73
5 SL Malinga 83 2225 107 20.79 20.52 86.53
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 70 1958 96 20.40 20.75 85.58
7 TA Boult 61 1779 83 21.43 21.50 82.58
8 TG Southee 123 3671 164 22.38 22.66 78.35
9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 86 2079 90 23.10 22.82 77.83
10 Mustafizur Rahman 102 2730 128 21.33 23.19 76.58

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JP Faulkner 21 603 33 18.27 17.47 100.00
1 Umar Gul 46 1147 68 16.87 17.64 99.02
2 DW Steyn 37 973 50 19.46 20.30 86.07
3 JJ Bumrah 44 1067 53 20.13 20.56 84.97
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi 54 1554 74 21.00 21.36 81.77
5 SL Malinga 66 1861 78 23.86 23.55 74.20
6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 56 1413 58 24.36 24.06 72.61
7 AA Nortje 29 807 30 26.90 25.80 67.73
8 TA Boult 45 1392 54 25.78 25.86 67.55
9 TG Southee 91 2862 109 26.26 26.58 65.72
10 Mustafizur Rahman 54 1455 52 27.98 30.42 57.43

ECONOMIC


R ER

Relative Economy Rate (R ER) for bowlers is calculated using the same method as R Ave with average being replaced with ER.

Criteria: Points For R ER

Min Qualification For TS
Min Balls 500

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 1509 1579 6.28 6.39 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 69 1509 1579 6.28 6.39 150.00
2 AA Nortje 41 869 1016 7.01 6.90 138.95
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 86 1791 2079 6.96 6.95 137.84
4 DW Steyn 47 1015 1175 6.95 7.15 134.06
5 Umar Gul 60 1203 1443 7.20 7.52 127.49
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 70 1534 1958 7.66 7.55 126.99
7 TA Boult 61 1389 1779 7.68 7.57 126.65
8 SL Malinga 83 1799 2225 7.42 7.59 126.34
9 Mustafizur Rahman 102 2212 2730 7.41 7.76 123.56
10 TG Southee 123 2753 3671 8.00 7.93 120.86

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS BLS RUNS ER R ER RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 44 941 1067 6.80 6.92 150.00
1 JJ Bumrah 44 941 1067 6.80 6.92 150.00
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 56 1158 1413 7.32 7.31 142.10
3 DW Steyn 37 793 973 7.36 7.58 137.06
4 Umar Gul 46 932 1147 7.38 7.71 134.65
5 AA Nortje 29 612 807 7.91 7.78 133.50
6 SL Malinga 66 1455 1861 7.67 7.85 132.38
7 Mustafizur Rahman 54 1159 1455 7.53 7.89 131.63
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 54 1150 1554 8.11 7.99 129.99
9 TA Boult 45 1011 1392 8.26 8.14 127.67
10 TG Southee 91 2032 2862 8.45 8.38 124.00

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

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

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBW RAT
TS Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/8 4/13 4/37 4.40 100.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5/4 5/24 4/13 4/22 4/26 4.40 100.00
1 Umar Gul 5/6 5/6 4/8 4/13 4/37 4.40 100.00
3 SL Malinga 5/6 5/31 3/12 3/17 3/20 3.80 86.36
3 Mustafizur Rahman 5/22 4/12 4/21 3/13 3/17 3.80 86.36
3 TG Southee 5/18 4/21 4/25 3/6 3/13 3.80 86.36
6 DW Steyn 4/9 4/17 3/15 3/22 3/38 3.40 77.27
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 4/22 4/30 3/13 3/14 3/20 3.40 77.27
6 TA Boult 4/13 4/34 3/16 3/17 3/20 3.40 77.27
6 AA Nortje 4/7 4/10 4/41 3/8 2/7 3.40 77.27
10 JJ Bumrah 3/7 3/12 3/14 3/14 3/16 3.00 68.18

BEST BOWLING (ECO)


BBE

In this criteria, we have taken the top 5 bowling performances by Economy of a bowler against Non Weak Teams. Best Bowling By Economy (BBE) is the Relative Economy of the bowler in the 5 Inns. Only 12+ Balls performaces are counted in this criteria.

Criteria: Points For Economy In Top 5 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 BBE RAT
TS Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 4.0/4 4.0/9 3.0/7 3.0/9 1.88 200.00
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3.0/3 4.0/4 4.0/9 3.0/7 3.0/9 1.88 200.00
2 AA Nortje 4.0/7 3.0/7 3.2/8 3.3/10 4.0/14 2.54 148.18
3 JJ Bumrah 4.0/7 2.0/5 3.0/8 4.0/12 4.0/13 2.69 139.51
4 Umar Gul 3.0/6 4.0/8 2.2/6 2.0/7 4.0/14 2.79 134.56
5 SL Malinga 4.0/6 2.0/5 4.0/11 4.0/15 3.4/14 2.95 127.35
6 TG Southee 2.1/6 4.0/12 4.0/13 3.0/10 3.0/10 3.13 120.20
7 Mustafizur Rahman 4.0/9 4.0/9 3.3/12 4.0/14 4.0/15 3.17 118.58
8 TA Boult 4.0/8 4.0/13 4.0/16 4.0/17 4.0/18 3.55 106.02
9 DW Steyn 3.0/9 4.0/13 4.0/15 4.0/17 4.0/17 3.85 97.72
10 Shaheen Shah Afridi 4.0/15 3.1/13 3.0/14 4.0/19 2.0/10 4.33 86.84

PRIMARY RATING


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

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ECO BBW BBE RAT PRI PTS
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 109.76 150.44 279.94 100.00 200.00 840.14 420.07
2 Umar Gul 103.66 199.02 262.13 100.00 134.56 799.36 399.68
3 JJ Bumrah 108.54 182.97 300.00 68.18 139.51 799.20 399.60
4 TG Southee 200.00 144.07 244.86 86.36 120.20 795.50 397.75
5 SL Malinga 130.49 160.72 258.72 86.36 127.35 763.65 381.83
6 Mustafizur Rahman 156.10 134.01 255.19 86.36 118.58 750.24 375.12
7 AA Nortje 64.63 164.33 272.44 77.27 148.18 726.86 363.43
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 117.07 167.35 256.98 77.27 86.84 705.52 352.76
9 DW Steyn 78.05 178.80 271.13 77.27 97.72 702.97 351.48
10 TA Boult 101.22 150.13 254.32 77.27 106.02 688.95 344.48

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions Rating is calculated by applying the five criteria of Primary Rating to various conditions. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The four conditions criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 200.00
Away 800.00
Favourable Conditions 200.00
Unfavourable Conditions 800.00

HOME/AWAY


HOME/AWAY RATING

Points to note:-

  • 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.

At Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TG Southee 66 91 22.81 8.37 795.69 159.14
2 Mustafizur Rahman 46 57 19.70 6.81 744.61 148.92
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 33 34 26.03 7.59 707.34 141.47
4 JJ Bumrah 28 28 23.11 6.76 673.41 134.68
5 SL Malinga 30 40 22.35 7.85 672.20 134.44
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 28 38 19.74 7.36 670.03 134.01
7 Umar Gul 16 20 20.20 6.97 608.64 121.73
8 DW Steyn 16 22 20.00 7.59 607.81 121.56
9 TA Boult 32 33 31.48 8.74 566.47 113.29
10 AA Nortje 6 6 30.17 7.87 500.00 100.00

Away From Home

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 53 56 21.32 6.57 847.44 677.96
2 JJ Bumrah 41 61 15.28 5.98 838.42 670.73
3 Umar Gul 44 65 15.98 7.29 808.04 646.43
4 AA Nortje 35 47 17.77 6.85 804.05 643.24
5 TA Boult 29 50 14.80 6.57 783.81 627.04
6 SL Malinga 53 67 19.87 7.16 756.22 604.98
7 TG Southee 57 73 21.85 7.57 734.67 587.74
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 42 58 20.83 7.85 694.07 555.25
9 DW Steyn 31 42 17.50 6.61 692.44 553.95
10 Mustafizur Rahman 56 71 22.63 7.88 691.04 552.83

FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS


FAVOURABLE/UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS RATING

Points to note:-

  • Unfavourable Conditions (UC) is Outside Asia for Spinners and In Asia for Pacers.
  • Favourable Conditions (FC) are the opposite.

Favourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TG Southee 93 122 23.14 8.22 884.67 176.93
2 AA Nortje 27 37 17.81 6.76 823.81 164.76
3 DW Steyn 33 43 19.47 7.03 734.74 146.95
4 TA Boult 46 57 23.98 7.86 730.31 146.06

Asians Outside Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Umar Gul 29 47 13.13 6.36 918.10 183.62
2 JJ Bumrah 30 47 15.00 6.12 908.95 181.79
3 SL Malinga 37 48 19.06 7.00 802.27 160.45
4 Shaheen Shah Afridi 41 56 21.30 7.96 770.96 154.19
5 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 36 33 25.91 6.93 700.53 140.11
6 Mustafizur Rahman 31 39 21.10 7.21 680.51 136.10

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 TG Southee 30 42 20.19 7.34 899.21 719.37
2 TA Boult 15 26 15.85 7.14 874.96 699.96
3 DW Steyn 14 21 16.10 6.74 804.58 643.67
4 AA Nortje 14 16 22.31 7.54 773.11 618.49

Asians In Asia

Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 50 57 21.47 6.99 886.19 708.96
2 Mustafizur Rahman 71 89 21.43 7.49 806.56 645.25
3 SL Malinga 46 59 22.20 7.74 746.66 597.33
4 JJ Bumrah 39 42 20.81 6.41 728.43 582.74
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 29 40 19.13 7.23 710.67 568.53
6 Umar Gul 31 38 21.74 7.98 658.87 527.10

CONDITIONS RATING


The total of the above four criteria comes out to be 2,000.00 points. The Conditions Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 200 pts.

RANK BOWLER AW HM UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 677.96 141.47 708.96 140.11 1,668.48 166.85
2 TG Southee 587.74 159.14 719.37 176.93 1,643.18 164.32
3 TA Boult 627.04 113.29 699.96 146.06 1,586.36 158.64
4 JJ Bumrah 670.73 134.68 582.74 181.79 1,569.94 156.99
5 AA Nortje 643.24 100.00 618.49 164.76 1,526.49 152.65
6 SL Malinga 604.98 134.44 597.33 160.45 1,497.20 149.72
7 Mustafizur Rahman 552.83 148.92 645.25 136.10 1,483.10 148.31
8 Umar Gul 646.43 121.73 527.10 183.62 1,478.88 147.89
9 DW Steyn 553.95 121.56 643.67 146.95 1,466.13 146.61
10 Shaheen Shah Afridi 555.25 134.01 568.53 154.19 1,411.99 141.20

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of three parts. If Innings are less than the Qualification than the Player gets 50% of the Points. Click on the Rating Titles to see how they were calculated.

The three secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
World Cup 1,000.00
Top Form 1,000.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
WORLD CUP RATING

Points to note:-

  • Qualifying round is the round in some editions of World Cup in which the main teams don’t play.
  • Matches in qualifying round are not considered in our rating.

WORLD CUP


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 5

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 AA Nortje 19 35 11.40 5.55 973.54 973.54
2 TA Boult 18 34 12.50 5.93 854.15 854.15
3 JJ Bumrah 18 26 14.31 5.44 812.70 812.70
4 Umar Gul 24 35 17.26 7.31 764.92 764.92
5 SL Malinga 31 38 20.08 7.43 741.80 741.80
6 TG Southee 25 36 17.92 7.00 739.32 739.32
7 DW Steyn 23 30 19.30 6.96 686.26 686.26
8 Shaheen Shah Afridi 17 23 18.65 6.58 682.32 682.32
9 Mustafizur Rahman 19 22 20.91 6.57 634.99 634.99
10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13 8 30.38 5.98 528.52 528.52
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 25 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • Only Inns against Non Weak Teams are considered in the rating.
  • Non Weak Teams may be found in the last section.

TOP FORM


Min Innings Vs Non Weak Teams: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE ECO RAT WTG
1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 25 36 15.17 6.54 914.12 914.12
2 AA Nortje 25 38 16.39 7.09 907.32 907.32
3 SL Malinga 25 41 16.37 7.00 860.55 860.55
4 JJ Bumrah 25 32 17.34 6.05 859.72 859.72
5 Umar Gul 25 37 15.62 6.80 857.03 857.03
6 Shaheen Shah Afridi 25 45 15.22 7.67 833.34 833.34
7 DW Steyn 25 35 16.49 6.41 801.15 801.15
8 TG Southee 25 40 18.63 7.90 771.65 771.65
9 TA Boult 25 34 20.26 7.05 760.53 760.53
10 Mustafizur Rahman 25 35 20.00 8.12 739.47 739.47
IMPACT INNINGS (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or economy rate. Know All About II. These are the criteria for an inning to be included in II:-

  • A Bowler takes equal to or more wickets than 3.
  • A Bowler bowls more than 12 balls and has a low ER.
  • The ER should be lower than the ER of the better team.

IMPACT INNINGS


Min Innings Vs Top Teams: 15

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 JJ Bumrah 69 51 73.91 969.90 969.90
2 DW Steyn 47 35 74.47 917.60 917.60
3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 86 57 66.28 893.93 893.93
4 AA Nortje 41 27 65.85 797.65 797.65
5 Shaheen Shah Afridi 70 42 60.00 790.58 790.58
6 SL Malinga 83 44 53.01 717.77 717.77
7 TG Southee 123 59 47.97 700.97 700.97
8 TA Boult 61 34 55.74 692.21 692.21
9 Mustafizur Rahman 102 51 50.00 672.76 672.76
10 Umar Gul 60 30 50.00 641.80 641.80

SECONDARY RATING


The total of the above three criteria comes out to be 3,000.00 points. Secondary Rating is the addition of the points a bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is 300 pts.

RANK BOWLER WC TF II TOT SEC RAT
1 AA Nortje 97.35 90.73 79.76 2,678.50 267.85
2 JJ Bumrah 81.27 85.97 96.99 2,642.32 264.23
3 DW Steyn 68.63 80.11 91.76 2,405.00 240.50
4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 52.85 91.41 89.39 2,336.58 233.66
5 SL Malinga 74.18 86.06 71.78 2,320.13 232.01
6 TA Boult 85.42 76.05 69.22 2,306.89 230.69
7 Shaheen Shah Afridi 68.23 83.33 79.06 2,306.25 230.62
8 Umar Gul 76.49 85.70 64.18 2,263.74 226.37
9 TG Southee 73.93 77.16 70.10 2,211.94 221.19
10 Mustafizur Rahman 63.50 73.95 67.28 2,047.21 204.72

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL Rating is the addition of the points of all the above criteria. The rating is out of 1,000 Pts.

RANK BOWLER NAT PRI PTS CON PTS SEC PTS FIN RAT
1 JJ Bumrah IND 399.60 156.99 264.23 820.83
2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar IND 420.07 166.85 233.66 820.57
3 AA Nortje SA 363.43 152.65 267.85 783.93
4 TG Southee NZ 397.75 164.32 221.19 783.26
5 Umar Gul PAK 399.68 147.89 226.37 773.94
6 SL Malinga SL 381.83 149.72 232.01 763.56
7 DW Steyn SA 351.48 146.61 240.50 738.60
8 TA Boult NZ 344.48 158.64 230.69 733.80
9 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 375.12 148.31 204.72 728.15
10 Shaheen Shah Afridi PAK 352.76 141.20 230.62 724.58

NON WEAK TEAMS


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

TOP TEAMS


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2000s PAK SA SL IND WI AUS NZ
2010s IND SA PAK AUS ENG NZ SL
2020s IND ENG PAK AUS NZ SA WI


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