Rating Test bowlers

The best Test bowler ever: 1970-2009

Ananth Narayanan

July 21, 2009

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SNo. Cty Bowler          BT Ratio Total Match  Wkt  Bow  Bow  Wkt  Wkt Perf
                                   Pts  Perf   Pts StRt  Acc  Bat  Qty  Idx
                         Max Wt-> 80.0  40.0  10.0 10.0  5.0  5.0  5.0  5.0

1. Slk Muralitharan M ROB 1.28 51.30 23.85 6.49 6.74 3.89 4.02 3.81 2.51 2. Aus Lillee D.K RF 1.20 48.05 21.48 3.87 7.62 3.20 4.92 3.98 2.98 3. Aus Warne S.K RLB 1.20 48.00 22.52 5.57 6.47 3.64 3.69 3.61 2.52 4. Nzl Hadlee R.J RFM 1.20 47.97 21.16 4.37 7.69 3.38 4.73 3.88 2.76 5. Pak Imran Khan RF 1.20 47.90 21.41 3.87 7.37 3.46 5.15 3.92 2.72 6. Saf Steyn D.W RF 1.14 45.55 20.34 2.94 8.01 2.72 4.31 3.68 3.55 7. Win Marshall M.D RF 1.14 45.44 18.89 3.77 7.94 3.38 4.59 4.01 2.85 8. Aus McGrath G.D RFM 1.12 44.86 18.77 4.57 7.03 3.81 3.84 4.05 2.79 9. Ind Kumble A RLB 1.11 44.58 20.13 5.08 5.62 3.58 4.13 3.78 2.26 10. Pak Waqar Younis RFM 1.10 44.18 18.67 3.74 7.89 2.91 4.07 3.90 3.00

11. Saf Donald A.A RF 1.10 44.13 18.52 3.61 7.49 3.35 4.01 4.02 3.12 12. Win Ambrose C.E.L RF 1.09 43.55 18.76 3.81 6.90 3.83 4.01 3.96 2.27 13. Win Holding M.A RF 1.08 43.40 17.80 2.94 7.70 3.22 5.06 3.96 2.71 14. Pak Wasim Akram LFM 1.08 43.22 18.90 3.84 6.90 3.57 3.91 3.69 2.41 15. Pak Shoaib Akhtar RF 1.08 43.21 19.12 2.60 7.53 2.93 4.19 3.93 2.91 16. Aus Lawson G.F RF 1.08 43.20 19.26 2.70 6.40 3.12 5.18 4.17 2.37 17. Aus Reid B.A LFM 1.08 43.03 18.55 2.68 6.92 3.42 4.35 4.10 3.00 18. Win Croft C.E.H RF 1.07 42.97 18.20 2.43 7.86 3.15 4.61 4.10 2.61 19. Aus Thomson J.R RF 1.07 42.82 17.32 2.72 7.57 2.79 5.43 4.19 2.78 20. Ind Harbhajan Singh ROB 1.06 42.51 20.26 3.46 5.63 3.59 3.81 3.61 2.14 21. Aus McDermott C.J RF 1.06 42.50 18.23 3.30 6.79 3.07 4.35 4.09 2.67 22. Aus Alderman T.M RFM 1.06 42.49 18.77 2.67 6.56 3.37 4.71 4.03 2.37 23. Win Garner J RF 1.06 42.43 17.31 3.06 7.64 3.56 4.44 3.74 2.68 24. Eng Botham I.T RFM 1.06 42.29 17.84 3.72 6.95 3.06 4.51 3.84 2.36 25. Pak Saqlain Mushtaq ROB 1.05 42.13 20.42 2.94 5.51 3.64 3.96 3.70 1.95 26. Win Roberts A.M.E RF 1.05 42.02 17.48 2.73 7.29 3.18 5.04 3.79 2.50 27. Eng Gough D RF 1.05 41.97 18.88 2.95 7.07 2.90 3.75 3.94 2.48 28. Saf Pollock S.M RFM 1.05 41.96 17.32 3.75 6.43 3.97 4.05 3.90 2.56 29. Aus Walker M.H.N RFM 1.05 41.85 19.98 2.47 5.56 3.61 4.20 3.94 2.08 30. Win Walsh C.A RF 1.04 41.60 17.02 4.26 6.64 3.61 4.13 3.82 2.12 31. Eng Caddick A.R RFM 1.03 41.32 18.68 2.86 6.50 3.11 3.80 4.10 2.27 32. Ind Kapil Dev N RFM 1.03 41.05 16.86 3.71 6.20 3.28 4.76 3.94 2.29 33. Eng Willis R.G.D RF 1.03 41.04 15.92 3.20 7.52 3.13 4.51 4.05 2.72 34. Aus MacGill S.C.G RLB 1.03 41.01 18.13 2.90 6.66 3.12 3.66 3.54 3.01 35. Saf Ntini M RF 1.02 40.99 16.63 3.54 6.84 3.11 3.90 4.12 2.85 36. Eng Fraser A.R.C RFM 1.02 40.87 18.73 2.61 6.23 3.43 3.69 3.88 2.31 37. Aus Yardley B ROB 1.02 40.85 18.46 2.35 5.63 3.34 5.22 3.90 1.95 38. Eng Hoggard M.J RFM 1.02 40.73 17.46 2.79 6.42 3.13 4.45 4.06 2.42 39. Win Bishop I.R RF 1.02 40.62 17.56 2.53 7.11 3.30 3.89 3.93 2.30 40. Aus Hughes M.G RF 1.00 40.14 16.53 2.73 6.70 3.15 4.42 3.78 2.83 41. Ind Pathan I.K LFM 1.00 40.04 17.38 2.03 6.24 3.10 4.43 4.29 2.58 42. Pak Mushtaq Ahmed RLB 1.00 39.81 18.44 2.62 5.56 3.27 3.85 4.11 1.96 43. Aus Gillespie J.N RFM 0.99 39.78 16.38 2.79 6.71 3.47 3.76 4.10 2.56 44. Pak Danish Kaneria RLB 0.99 39.66 17.59 2.90 5.21 3.41 4.51 3.93 2.10 45. Aus Lee B RF 0.99 39.65 16.32 3.10 6.73 2.87 3.86 4.00 2.77 46. Eng Cork D.G RFM 0.99 39.64 17.26 2.35 6.40 3.16 3.88 4.14 2.45 47. Slk Vaas WPUJC LFM 0.99 39.61 16.47 3.24 5.68 3.64 4.33 4.14 2.12 48. Pak Abdul Qadir RLB 0.98 39.23 17.11 2.90 5.37 3.34 4.55 3.76 2.21 49. Ind Srinath J RFM 0.98 39.21 17.06 2.73 5.96 3.32 3.88 4.09 2.16 50. Eng Dilley G.R RF 0.98 39.18 16.82 2.36 6.64 3.06 4.21 4.02 2.07 51. Aus Hogg R.M RF 0.98 39.15 15.33 2.13 6.42 3.28 5.80 4.02 2.15 52. Win Dillon M RFM 0.98 39.06 17.58 2.32 5.58 3.26 4.57 4.00 1.75 53. Ind Zaheer Khan LFM 0.97 39.00 16.61 2.46 5.96 3.10 4.22 4.34 2.32 54. Eng Harmison S.J RFM 0.97 38.95 16.57 2.65 6.14 3.19 4.32 3.81 2.26 55. Eng Panesar M.S LSP 0.97 38.92 18.47 2.26 5.03 3.57 3.95 3.78 1.87 56. Pak Iqbal Qasim LSP 0.97 38.91 16.58 2.48 5.00 3.82 5.03 4.10 1.89 57. Ind Doshi D.R LSP 0.97 38.66 17.64 2.18 4.46 3.81 4.77 4.05 1.76 58. Eng Old C.M RF 0.96 38.51 14.65 2.14 6.74 3.21 5.23 4.00 2.54 59. Nzl Cairns C.L RFM 0.96 38.35 15.63 2.72 6.91 2.89 3.82 3.83 2.54 60. Zim Streak H.H RFM 0.96 38.34 15.71 2.68 6.00 3.58 4.21 4.08 2.07 61. Nzl Morrison D.K RFM 0.95 37.89 16.04 2.47 6.17 2.77 4.54 3.73 2.18 62. Nzl Vettori D.L LSP 0.94 37.77 17.12 3.00 4.61 3.76 3.84 3.73 1.70 63. Eng Anderson J.M RFM 0.94 37.68 16.12 2.20 6.14 2.89 3.97 4.00 2.36 64. Saf Nel A RFM 0.93 37.38 16.11 2.10 5.87 3.34 3.77 3.84 2.34 65. Nzl Martin C.S RFM 0.93 37.12 15.81 2.32 6.24 2.95 3.62 4.16 2.03 66. Eng Flintoff A RFM 0.93 37.09 15.51 2.44 5.63 3.41 3.97 4.11 2.04 67. Eng Giles A.F LSP 0.92 36.74 17.33 2.06 3.76 3.51 4.45 3.98 1.66 68. Ind Ghavri K.D LFM 0.89 35.66 13.30 1.80 6.40 2.83 4.71 4.35 2.26 69. Nzl Cairns B.L RFM 0.89 35.53 14.96 2.11 4.55 3.57 4.74 3.96 1.64 70. Eng Malcolm D.E RF 0.89 35.47 15.35 2.03 5.75 2.72 3.68 4.03 1.91 71. Saf Adams P.R LSP 0.88 35.26 14.55 2.11 5.61 3.27 3.82 3.57 2.34 72. Eng DeFreitas P.A.J RFM 0.87 34.99 14.61 2.10 5.40 3.22 3.75 4.06 1.84 73. Bng Mohammad Rafiqu LSP 0.87 34.84 16.73 2.13 3.54 3.66 3.65 4.06 1.06 74. Eng Greig A.W RFM 0.87 34.81 13.44 1.93 5.99 3.10 4.14 3.96 2.25 75. Nzl Bracewell J.G ROB 0.87 34.67 14.87 1.81 4.29 3.49 4.53 3.90 1.79 76. Ind Yadav N.S ROB 0.86 34.36 14.16 1.88 4.43 3.50 4.46 3.93 2.00 77. Eng Edmonds P.H LSP 0.86 34.28 14.98 1.84 2.98 3.88 4.88 4.04 1.68 78. Aus Kasprowicz M.S RFM 0.86 34.25 13.59 1.79 5.86 3.17 3.76 3.94 2.13 79. Nzl Chatfield E.J RFM 0.86 34.22 14.15 1.91 4.19 3.73 4.64 3.84 1.74 80. Saf Boje N LSP 0.85 34.19 15.38 1.71 3.63 3.47 4.16 4.21 1.64 81. Eng Tufnell P.C.R LSP 0.85 34.14 16.45 1.92 3.08 3.75 3.50 3.92 1.52 82. Aus Reiffel P.R RFM 0.85 33.94 12.37 1.78 6.21 3.47 3.62 4.13 2.35 83. Win Edwards F.H RF 0.85 33.84 13.74 1.96 6.14 2.31 3.62 4.04 2.02 84. Win Collins P.T LFM 0.84 33.66 13.85 1.92 5.62 3.20 3.19 3.94 1.94 85. Pak Abdul Razzaq RFM 0.82 32.61 12.47 1.59 5.15 3.20 4.60 3.69 1.91 86. Eng Emburey J.E ROB 0.81 32.32 14.91 1.91 2.10 3.88 4.37 3.90 1.25 87. Saf Kallis J.H RFM 0.80 31.99 10.60 2.28 5.57 3.51 3.86 3.97 2.20 88. Ind Shastri R.J LSP 0.71 28.54 11.30 1.74 2.08 3.75 4.23 4.01 1.43 89. Win Hooper C.L ROB 0.60 24.08 9.09 1.28 0.48 3.73 4.42 4.08 1.00

Avge Rating points: 39.47

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