Top 10 West Indian Fast Bowlers In Tests Since 1950

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Nations Rating

The Nations Rating filters the OVERALL Rating to show players only from West Indies.

  • The Rating of the players from West Indies remains the same as in the original OVERALL Rating.
  • Thus the Trend Setter can be from any nation and is not necessarily from West Indies.

THE CRITERIA


CRITERIA CONSTITUENTS
Primary Wickets, Average, Strike Rate, Top Inns
Conditions Home, Away, In Asia, Outside Asia
Secondary Top Form Home, Top Form Away, Wkts/Inn, 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.
  • Further, they are divided into In Asia and Outside Asia.
  • A bowler’s performace is counted in TT if it comes in the specific condition and in the specific decade.

QUALIFICATION


Min Innings 50

PRIMARY CRITERIA

CRITERIA STAT POINTS
Prolific Wickets Taken 200.00
Consistent Average 400.00
Attacking Strike Rate 300.00
Best Bowling Top Bowling Performances 100.00

PROLIFIC


The Eras

The time period from 1950 to present is divided into eras for this section. This is because less cricket was played earlier. To make it fair for earlier players they are compared with players of the same period with a slight reduction in points. Know More About Eras.

Era 1 MP before 1991
Era 2 MP between 1990 And 2016
Era 3 MP greater than 2015

Criteria: Points For Wickets Taken

RANK ERA 1 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 1986 227 434 160.00
1 MD Marshall WI 1978 1991 1984.5 151 376 138.62
2 J Garner WI 1977 1987 1982 111 259 95.48
3 MA Holding WI 1975 1987 1981 113 249 91.80
4 AME Roberts WI 1974 1983 1978.5 90 202 74.47
5 WW Hall WI 1958 1969 1963.5 92 192 70.78
6 CEH Croft WI 1977 1982 1979.5 52 125 46.08
7 CC Griffith WI 1960 1969 1964.5 50 94 34.65
RANK ERA 2 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS JM Anderson ENG 2003 2024 2013.5 348 700 200.00
1 CA Walsh WI 1984 2001 1992.5 242 519 148.29
2 CEL Ambrose WI 1988 2000 1994 179 405 115.71
3 IR Bishop WI 1989 1998 1993.5 76 161 46.00
RANK ERA 3 NAT FP LP MP INNS WKTS RAT
TS TG Southee NZ 2008 2024 2016 190 380 150.00

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 player has played.
  • Time Period in which a bowler has been active

Criteria: Points For Relative Average

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100

Against All Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS JJ Bumrah 69 3291 159 20.70 20.25 200.00
1 CEL Ambrose 179 8501 405 20.99 21.20 190.96
2 MD Marshall 151 7876 376 20.95 21.41 189.14
3 J Garner 111 5433 259 20.98 21.61 187.42
4 CEH Croft 52 2913 125 23.30 23.30 173.78
5 CA Walsh 242 12688 519 24.45 23.89 169.46
6 MA Holding 113 5898 249 23.69 24.38 166.06
7 IR Bishop 76 3909 161 24.28 24.73 163.76
8 WW Hall 92 5066 192 26.39 25.20 160.68
9 AME Roberts 90 5174 202 25.61 25.44 159.16
10 CC Griffith 50 2683 94 28.54 27.15 149.14

Against Top Teams

RANK BOWLER INNS RUNS WKTS AVE R AVE RAT
TS J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
1 J Garner 94 4444 227 19.58 20.16 200.00
2 CEL Ambrose 142 7141 344 20.76 20.97 192.30
3 MD Marshall 125 6470 303 21.35 21.82 184.78
4 MA Holding 94 4733 207 22.86 23.54 171.33
5 AME Roberts 68 3718 154 24.14 23.98 168.17
6 IR Bishop 56 2874 121 23.75 24.19 166.71
7 CEH Croft 42 2237 92 24.32 24.31 165.88
8 CA Walsh 197 10467 413 25.34 24.77 162.80
9 WW Hall 82 4641 165 28.13 26.86 150.12
10 CC Griffith 50 2683 94 28.54 27.15 148.53

ATTACKING


R SR

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

Criteria: Points For R SR or Balls/Wkt

Min Qualification For TS
Min Wickets 100
RANK BOWLER INNS BALLS WKTS SR R SR RAT
TS Waqar Younis 154 16224 373 43.50 43.78 300.00
1 WW Hall 92 10421 192 54.28 45.15 290.85
2 MD Marshall 151 17584 376 46.77 47.13 278.66
3 CEH Croft 52 6165 125 49.32 47.17 278.43
4 CC Griffith 50 5631 94 59.90 49.75 263.96
5 MA Holding 113 12680 249 50.92 50.30 261.09
6 J Garner 111 13175 259 50.87 50.41 260.52
7 AME Roberts 90 11135 202 55.12 51.86 253.26
8 IR Bishop 76 8413 161 52.25 52.59 249.72
9 CEL Ambrose 179 22103 405 54.58 54.61 240.48
10 CA Walsh 242 30019 519 57.84 56.54 232.26

BEST BOWLING (WKTS)


BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

Criteria: Points For Wkts Taken In Top 7 Inns

RANK BOWLER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE WT RAT
TS N Kapil Dev 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29 100.00
1 CEL Ambrose 8/45 7/25 6/24 6/34 6/51 6/52 6/74 6.43 88.24
1 MD Marshall 7/22 7/53 7/80 6/32 6/37 6/55 6/69 6.43 88.24
3 MA Holding 8/92 6/21 6/57 6/62 6/65 6/67 5/17 6.14 84.31
3 CA Walsh 7/37 6/18 6/54 6/61 6/62 6/74 6/79 6.14 84.31
5 WW Hall 7/69 6/49 6/50 6/90 5/20 5/60 5/63 5.71 78.43
5 AME Roberts 7/54 7/64 6/37 5/39 5/50 5/56 5/57 5.71 78.43
7 J Garner 6/56 6/60 6/75 5/51 5/55 5/56 5/63 5.43 74.51
8 IR Bishop 6/40 6/87 5/32 5/41 5/43 5/84 4/22 5.14 70.59
8 CC Griffith 6/36 6/46 6/71 5/69 5/91 4/34 4/61 5.14 70.59
10 CEH Croft 8/29 6/74 5/40 4/15 4/39 4/47 4/47 5.00 68.63

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 bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is half of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 500 pts.

RANK BOWLER PRO CON ATT BBW RAT PRI PTS
1 MD Marshall 138.62 373.92 278.66 88.24 879.43 439.71
2 CEL Ambrose 115.71 383.26 240.48 88.24 827.69 413.84
3 J Garner 95.48 387.42 260.52 74.51 817.93 408.97
4 CA Walsh 148.29 332.26 232.26 84.31 797.13 398.56
5 MA Holding 91.80 337.39 261.09 84.31 774.59 387.29
6 WW Hall 70.78 310.80 290.85 78.43 750.86 375.43
7 AME Roberts 74.47 327.33 253.26 78.43 733.49 366.75
8 CEH Croft 46.08 339.66 278.43 68.63 732.80 366.40
9 IR Bishop 46.00 330.47 249.72 70.59 696.78 348.39
10 CC Griffith 34.65 297.67 263.96 70.59 666.87 333.44

CONDITIONS CRITERIA

The Conditions

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

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

CRITERIA POINTS
Home 250.00
Away 1,000.00
Favourable Conditions 250.00
Unfavourable Conditions 1,000.00

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: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 58 157 20.06 42.50 784.64 196.16
2 CEL Ambrose 93 203 21.19 55.79 717.84 179.46
3 J Garner 56 123 22.34 51.14 713.20 178.30
4 CA Walsh 105 229 23.70 58.95 680.05 170.01
5 WW Hall 35 74 25.82 54.49 660.75 165.19
6 MA Holding 42 86 23.76 50.15 655.36 163.84
7 IR Bishop 36 71 24.56 51.82 607.08 151.77
8 AME Roberts 34 72 28.75 57.97 580.54 145.13
9 CEH Croft 22 66 19.71 39.17 500.00 125.00
9 CC Griffith 16 26 31.31 62.81 500.00 125.00

Away From Home

Min Innings: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 93 219 21.58 49.83 865.46 865.46
2 CEL Ambrose 86 202 20.79 53.36 836.40 836.40
3 CA Walsh 137 290 25.03 56.96 831.11 831.11
4 J Garner 55 136 19.74 50.63 808.96 808.96
5 MA Holding 71 163 23.65 51.33 786.35 786.35
6 AME Roberts 56 130 23.88 53.55 763.89 763.89
7 WW Hall 57 118 26.74 54.14 735.49 735.49
8 IR Bishop 40 90 24.06 52.60 694.28 694.28
9 CC Griffith 34 68 27.49 58.79 659.08 659.08
10 CEH Croft 30 59 27.32 60.68 589.88 589.88

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: 25

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 117 305 20.46 46.30 829.50 207.38
2 CEL Ambrose 169 387 20.92 54.49 797.56 199.39
3 J Garner 106 249 21.05 50.73 782.04 195.51
4 CA Walsh 211 442 25.13 60.03 732.50 183.13
5 MA Holding 102 219 23.90 51.77 726.52 181.63
6 CEH Croft 45 108 24.18 49.86 667.01 166.75
7 IR Bishop 67 141 23.99 52.26 661.79 165.45
8 WW Hall 70 138 28.86 58.32 650.85 162.71
9 AME Roberts 73 153 26.92 57.71 644.43 161.11
10 CC Griffith 44 85 28.14 60.60 633.79 158.45

Unfavourable Conditions Rating

Non Asians In Asia

Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 CA Walsh 31 77 20.53 45.26 887.25 887.25
2 MD Marshall 34 71 23.06 48.75 845.70 845.70
3 WW Hall 22 54 20.06 43.94 838.68 838.68
4 AME Roberts 17 49 21.53 47.04 819.70 819.70
5 MA Holding 11 30 22.10 44.73 673.58 673.58
6 CEL Ambrose 10 18 22.50 56.33 524.14 524.14
7 J Garner 5 10 19.20 54.30 500.00 500.00
7 CEH Croft 7 17 17.76 45.88 500.00 500.00
7 CC Griffith 6 9 32.33 53.33 500.00 500.00
7 IR Bishop 9 20 26.30 52.20 500.00 500.00

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 bowler scored in the four criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER AWAY HOME UC FC TOT CON PTS
1 MD Marshall 865.46 196.16 845.70 207.38 2,114.70 211.47
2 CA Walsh 831.11 170.01 887.25 183.13 2,071.50 207.15
3 WW Hall 735.49 165.19 838.68 162.71 1,902.07 190.21
4 AME Roberts 763.89 145.13 819.70 161.11 1,889.83 188.98
5 MA Holding 786.35 163.84 673.58 181.63 1,805.41 180.54
6 CEL Ambrose 836.40 179.46 524.14 199.39 1,739.40 173.94
7 J Garner 808.96 178.30 500.00 195.51 1,682.77 168.28
8 IR Bishop 694.28 151.77 500.00 165.45 1,511.50 151.15
9 CC Griffith 659.08 125.00 500.00 158.45 1,442.53 144.25
10 CEH Croft 589.88 125.00 500.00 166.75 1,381.63 138.16

SECONDARY CRITERIA

The Secondary Rating consists of four 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 four secondary criteria and thier weightage is as follows:-

CRITERIA POINTS
Top Form Home 200.00
Top Form Away 800.00
Wkts Per Inn 500.00
Impact Innings 1,000.00
TOP FORM RATING

Points to note about Top Form Rating:-

  • Top Form is calculated by taking the best 30 consecutive innings of a bowler.
  • There are two TF Ratings used in our OVERALL Rating: Home and Away.

TOP FORM AT HOME


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 30 103 16.58 35.42 833.06 166.61
2 CEL Ambrose 30 80 18.59 49.70 709.11 141.82
3 CEH Croft 22 66 19.71 39.17 696.93 139.39
4 WW Hall 30 69 23.32 48.87 686.69 137.34
5 J Garner 30 72 19.54 45.47 667.28 133.46
6 CA Walsh 30 80 20.41 55.84 659.77 131.95
7 IR Bishop 30 67 21.93 48.55 612.29 122.46
8 MA Holding 30 65 23.37 51.98 583.70 116.74
9 AME Roberts 30 67 26.72 53.88 575.29 115.06
10 CC Griffith 16 26 31.31 62.81 439.73 87.95

TOP FORM AWAY


Min Innings: 10

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS AVE SR RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 30 95 16.29 41.11 877.97 702.38
2 AME Roberts 30 87 20.02 44.56 801.02 640.82
3 MA Holding 30 85 18.98 41.35 789.58 631.66
4 CEL Ambrose 30 85 18.38 49.88 784.80 627.84
5 CA Walsh 30 87 20.51 49.66 763.73 610.98
6 J Garner 30 74 17.07 49.84 735.96 588.77
7 WW Hall 30 75 22.41 48.36 724.98 579.98
8 IR Bishop 30 74 21.51 48.74 693.12 554.50
9 CC Griffith 30 66 26.26 54.61 647.22 517.78
10 CEH Croft 30 59 27.32 60.68 539.91 431.93

WKTS/INN


WKTS/INN RATING

Points to note:-

  • This rating gives points for wkts taken per inn.
  • All Teams, Top Teams and Top 7 Batsmen are the criteria used.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS WKTS WKTS/INN RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 151 376 2.49 877.51 438.76
2 CEH Croft 52 125 2.40 837.05 418.53
3 CEL Ambrose 179 405 2.26 830.16 415.08
4 J Garner 111 259 2.33 804.40 402.20
5 AME Roberts 90 202 2.24 779.20 389.60
6 MA Holding 113 249 2.20 774.60 387.30
7 WW Hall 92 192 2.09 749.07 374.54
8 IR Bishop 76 161 2.12 747.08 373.54
9 CA Walsh 242 519 2.14 730.02 365.01
10 CC Griffith 50 94 1.88 665.40 332.70

IMPACT INNINGS


Impact Innings (II)

Impact Innings are those innings which have an impact either in terms of wickets or strike 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 5.
  • A Bowler equal to or more wickets than 3 at a good AVE or SR.
  • 1st and 2nd; and 3rd and 4th inns are clubbed together.
  • The AVE should be less than 80% of the AVE of the better innings or
  • The SR should be less than 80% of the SR of the better innings.

Min Innings: 50

RANK BOWLER INNS II II Perc RAT WTG
1 MD Marshall 151 55 36.42 851.92 851.92
2 MA Holding 113 36 31.86 766.15 766.15
3 CEL Ambrose 179 57 31.84 761.96 761.96
4 J Garner 111 35 31.53 749.56 749.56
5 AME Roberts 90 27 30.00 693.51 693.51
6 IR Bishop 76 21 27.63 589.42 589.42
7 CA Walsh 242 59 24.38 584.07 584.07
8 CEH Croft 52 16 30.77 529.91 529.91
9 WW Hall 92 23 25.00 527.01 527.01
10 CC Griffith 50 11 22.00 458.57 458.57

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 bowler scored in the three criteria. The Weightage of the Rating is one-fourth of the OVERALL Rating, i.e. 250 pts.

RANK BOWLER TF HM TF AW WPI II TOT SEC RAT
1 MD Marshall 166.61 702.38 438.76 851.92 2,159.67 215.97
2 CEL Ambrose 141.82 627.84 415.08 761.96 1,946.71 194.67
3 MA Holding 116.74 631.66 387.30 766.15 1,901.85 190.19
4 J Garner 133.46 588.77 402.20 749.56 1,873.99 187.40
5 AME Roberts 115.06 640.82 389.60 693.51 1,838.98 183.90
6 CA Walsh 131.95 610.98 365.01 584.07 1,692.01 169.20
7 IR Bishop 122.46 554.50 373.54 589.42 1,639.92 163.99
8 WW Hall 137.34 579.98 374.54 527.01 1,618.87 161.89
9 CEH Croft 139.39 431.93 418.53 529.91 1,519.75 151.97
10 CC Griffith 87.95 517.78 332.70 458.57 1,396.99 139.70

OVERALL RATING

OVERALL 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.

RANK OV RANK BOWLER NAT PRI RAT CON RAT SEC RAT FIN RAT
1 3 MD Marshall WI 439.71 211.47 215.97 867.15
2 8 CEL Ambrose WI 413.84 173.94 194.67 782.46
3 10 CA Walsh WI 398.56 207.15 169.20 774.91
4 14 J Garner WI 408.97 168.28 187.40 764.64
5 16 MA Holding WI 387.29 180.54 190.19 758.02
6 22 AME Roberts WI 366.75 188.98 183.90 739.63
7 24 WW Hall WI 375.43 190.21 161.89 727.53
8 44 IR Bishop WI 348.39 151.15 163.99 663.53
9 48 CEH Croft WI 366.40 138.16 151.97 656.54
10 63 CC Griffith WI 333.44 144.25 139.70 617.39

TOP TEAMS

Top Teams In Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5 6
1950s AUS WI PAK IND ENG
1960s WI AUS PAK IND ENG SA
1970s PAK ENG IND WI SA AUS
1980s PAK WI ENG NZ AUS
1990s IND PAK SA AUS WI
2000s AUS SL IND PAK SA ENG
2010s IND PAK SL ENG SA AUS
2020s IND PAK AUS ENG NZ

Top Teams Outside Asia


DECADE OF MAT 1 2 3 4 5
1950s AUS ENG WI SA PAK
1960s ENG AUS WI SA NZ
1970s SA ENG WI AUS IND
1980s WI NZ AUS ENG PAK
1990s AUS SA WI PAK ENG
2000s AUS SA ENG IND NZ
2010s SA AUS ENG NZ IND
2020s AUS NZ ENG SA IND
FULL RATING WITH ALL NATIONS


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