Rating Test bowlers

The best Test bowler ever: 1920-1969 - Support data

Ananth Narayanan

July 21, 2009

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SNo. Cty Bowler          B/T Inn Rating Wkts Bow   Bow   Wkt  Wkt  B/W
                             Spls  Pts       StRt  RpO  Avge Qual Ratio

1. Aus Grimmett C.V RLB 66 49.87 216 67.2 2.16 21.10 0.74 1.29 2. Aus O'Reilly W.J RLB 48 49.24 144 69.6 1.95 23.08 0.74 1.03 3. Saf Tayfield H.J ROB 61 45.20 170 79.8 1.95 24.67 0.75 0.94 4. Eng Trueman F.S RF 122 44.29 307 49.4 2.62 17.80 0.76 1.65 5. Pak Fazal Mahmood RFM 50 44.08 139 70.7 2.10 21.58 0.82 1.10 6. Eng Laker J.C ROB 81 43.46 193 62.3 2.05 21.67 0.80 1.35 7. Aus McKenzie G.D RF 106 42.84 246 71.9 2.49 21.94 0.81 1.12 8. Eng Bedser A.V RFM 91 42.68 236 67.4 2.21 19.24 0.79 1.30 9. Ind Chandrasekhar B RLB 95 42.23 242 66.0 2.71 22.48 0.78 1.10 10. Win Hall W.W RF 88 41.51 192 54.3 2.92 17.20 0.83 1.55

11. Aus Davidson A.K LFM 80 41.43 186 62.3 1.98 19.92 0.78 1.22 12. Eng Tate M.W RFM 67 41.19 155 80.8 1.94 20.45 0.78 1.09 13. Eng Snow J.A RFM 90 41.17 202 59.5 2.69 18.44 0.79 1.39 14. Ind Bedi B.S LSP 113 40.79 266 80.3 2.14 22.50 0.80 0.89 15. Saf Pollock P.M RF 50 40.75 116 56.2 2.58 18.39 0.79 1.55 16. Eng Underwood D.L LSP 145 40.74 297 73.6 2.11 23.10 0.82 1.07 17. Ind Gupte S.P RLB 56 40.57 149 75.7 2.34 17.94 0.77 1.16 18. Win Gibbs L.R ROB 141 40.54 309 87.8 1.99 20.07 0.73 0.89 19. Aus Lindwall R.R RF 112 40.17 228 59.9 2.31 23.36 0.78 1.34 20. Aus Johnston W.A LSP 75 40.06 160 69.0 2.08 20.49 0.82 1.19 21. Nzl Taylor B.R RFM 52 39.95 111 57.1 2.80 21.39 0.83 1.34 22. Aus Benaud R RLB 111 39.94 248 77.0 2.11 19.84 0.75 1.05 23. Pak Sarfraz Nawaz RFM 86 39.71 177 78.8 2.49 23.69 0.78 0.99 24. Saf Adcock N.A.T RF 43 39.45 104 61.5 2.06 17.94 0.81 1.15 25. Ind Mankad M.H LSP 67 39.14 162 90.7 2.14 23.82 0.83 0.85 26. Ind Prasanna E.A.S ROB 81 39.06 189 75.9 2.40 21.00 0.77 0.87 27. Eng Verity H LSP 69 39.04 144 77.6 1.88 16.04 0.76 1.20 28. Aus Miller K.R RF 91 39.01 170 61.5 2.24 24.09 0.83 1.35 29. Eng Arnold G.G RFM 57 38.97 115 66.5 2.55 21.36 0.81 1.27 30. Eng Statham J.B RFM 122 38.97 252 63.7 2.34 18.52 0.82 1.26 31. Win Valentine A.L LSP 62 38.50 139 93.2 1.95 18.92 0.81 0.91 32. Aus Mallett A.A ROB 64 38.26 132 75.7 2.37 22.61 0.72 1.04 33. Eng Wardle J.H LSP 46 38.13 102 64.7 1.89 18.59 0.71 1.23 34. Win Ramadhin S ROB 75 37.89 158 88.2 1.97 21.29 0.77 0.92 35. Eng Lock G.A.R LSP 85 37.89 174 75.6 2.03 18.40 0.75 1.13 36. Aus Connolly A.N RFM 53 37.85 102 76.6 2.29 24.82 0.79 1.00 37. Nzl Collinge R.O LFM 61 37.05 116 66.3 2.65 22.18 0.86 1.11 38. Eng Allen D.A ROB 62 36.67 122 92.6 2.01 17.86 0.83 0.94 39. Eng Wright D.V.P RLB 57 36.28 108 75.3 3.12 21.67 0.81 1.20 40. Nzl Motz R.C RF 55 35.54 100 70.3 2.69 22.56 0.83 0.98 41. Eng Titmus F.J ROB 88 34.55 153 98.8 1.96 19.54 0.80 0.89 42. Aus Johnson I.W ROB 70 34.41 109 80.6 2.17 23.94 0.77 1.06 43. Pak Intikhab Alam RLB 69 33.87 125 83.8 2.57 20.61 0.83 0.97 44. Win Holder V.A RFM 66 33.80 109 83.4 2.39 25.28 0.79 0.82 45. Win Sobers G.St.A LM 147 33.56 235 91.9 2.22 22.24 0.80 0.87 46. Ind Venkataraghavan ROB 88 33.54 156 95.4 2.27 23.22 0.74 0.79 47. Eng Bailey T.E RFM 82 33.30 132 73.6 2.38 20.82 0.84 1.05 48. Saf Goddard T.L LFM 73 32.95 123 95.4 1.65 19.53 0.79 0.81 49. Eng Illingworth R ROB 89 29.88 122 97.8 1.91 18.30 0.80 0.88

Asian SC: SpinWkts- 1289 SpinRuns- 40345 Avge-31.30 Asian SC: PaceWkts- 316 PaceRuns- 9232 Avge-29.22 Asian SC: Wkts- 1605 Runs- 49577 Avge-30.89

Others : SpinWkts- 3200 SpinRuns- 86882 Avge-27.15 Others : PaceWkts- 3537 PaceRuns- 93012 Avge-26.30 Others : Wkts- 6737 Runs- 179894 Avge-26.70

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