2014 Bowlers Players Rankings Teams

ODI Bowler Rankings 2014 (all teams)

Written by Vineet Kapoor

The ODI Bowler’s Ranking 2014 is out! in the Ninth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (Check out the ODI Bowler Rankings 2013 here)! There were a decent number of new bowlers coming in but the year belonged to the veterans.

And there are lots of surprises here, in fact, the bowling Top 30 almost got entirely revamped with a lot of new bowlers coming in. Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka did quite well to claim 3 spots in top 30. However, South Africa and Australia with 4 in Top 30 stood heads over shoulders above others. However, Bangaldesh with 3 bowlers in Top 15 stands out as the best bowling attack.

A Bangladeshi is back at the top! Shakib Al Hasan found himself at the top spot with 21 wickets in just 12 matches at an average of 16.8 and an astounding rate of 3.72 rpo! Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) once again came in Top 5 for the umpteenth time. He took 12 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 17.66 and an economy rate of 4!

Henry (NZ) took 19 wickets in 6 matches to come third with an average of 15.26 and a Eco Rate of 5.17. Sunny Arafat brought Bangladesh’s tally to 2 in Top5 by taking 16 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 17.81 at an economy rate of 4.14 to come fourth. Fifth was Lakmal (Sri Lanka) who played a pivotal role in his team’s fortunes by taking 17 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 18.23 and an economy rate of 4.07

S. No. Player  M R W Ave   Eco VRKPT
1 Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 12 353 21 16.8 3.72 40.3
2 Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 6 212 12 17.66 4 40.0
3 MJ Henry (NZ) 6 290 19 15.26 5.17 40.0
4 Arafat Sunny (Ban) 8 285 16 17.81 4.14 38.6
5 RAS Lakmal (SL) 9 310 17 18.23 4.07 38.2
6 AM Phangiso (SA) 7 236 10 23.6 3.81 36.2
7 NM Lyon (Aus) 6 253 10 25.3 4.43 32.4
8 Imran Tahir (SA) 14 549 21 26.14 4.31 31.9
9 SM Sharif (Scot) 5 209 9 23.22 4.61 31.9
10 NO Miller (WI) 6 242 10 24.2 4.48 31.9
11 SMSM Senanayake (SL) 18 673 27 24.92 4.38 31.2
12 AR Patel (India) 9 284 14 20.28 4.49 30.7
13 SP Narine (WI) 9 314 10 31.4 4.08 30.3
14 A Mishra (India) 6 216 8 27 4.32 30.1
15 Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban) 13 459 18 25.5 4.45 29.3
16 P Utseya (Zim) 9 355 11 32.27 4.32 29.0
17 JM Anderson (Eng) 10 348 12 29 4.4 28.0
18 VD Philander (SA) 8 285 13 21.92 4.84 27.9
19 SC Williams (Zim) 11 391 10 39.1 4.13 27.8
20 Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 14 534 15 35.6 4.32 27.5
21 Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 12 261 9 29 4.05 27.0
22 Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afg) 5 192 6 32 4.53 26.7
23 JC Tredwell (Eng) 20 745 23 32.39 4.53 26.2
24 R Ashwin (India) 17 768 23 33.39 4.74 26.1
25 MG Johnson (Aus) 10 432 14 30.85 4.8 26.0
26 XJ Doherty (Aus) 6 226 5 45.2 4.26 25.7
27 DW Steyn (SA) 14 584 22 26.54 5.07 25.0
28 DL Vettori (NZ) 5 225 5 45 4.5 25.0
29 NM Coulter-Nile (Aus) 8 367 15 24.46 5.39 24.9
30 BAW Mendis (SL) 17 822 38 21.63 5.76 24.8

Where are the 2013 Top Bowlers?

Saeed Ajmal stayed put at no 5 but the top 4 crashed out of Top 10.

1. DW Steyn (SA) 27
2. JM Anderson (Eng) 17
3. A Mishra (India) 14
4. Abdur Rehman (Pak) 98
5. Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 5

Where are the Indians? Well we have the Top 3 as Axar Patel at No 12! Amit Mishra still there at 14 and Ashwin at 24. Indian bowlers did reasonably well in 2014. Well here are the stats, and you can even share these with the BCCI (assuming they don’t look at stats very often): (Amit Mishra had also topped the list in 2011 but was not played in 2012 and was back at the top in 2013! and still is there at 14!)

S. No. Player  M R W Ave   Eco Final
12 AR Patel (India) 9 284 14 20.28 4.49 30.66
14 A Mishra (India) 6 216 8 27 4.32 30.13
24 R Ashwin (India) 17 768 23 33.39 4.74 26.13
35 RA Jadeja (India) 17 817 25 32.68 5.1 23.71
36 UT Yadav (India) 10 381 17 22.41 5.34 23.60
38 B Kumar (India) 16 635 14 45.35 4.62 22.55
39 Mohammed Shami (India) 16 872 38 22.94 6.16 22.15
74 SK Raina (India) 17 241 7 34.42 4.91 15.02

*These rankings are based on Players who’ve played 5 matches or more. These rankings are prepared solely by myself based on owned algorithms. These have no relation with ICC or any other rankings calculated elsewhere in the world.

About the author

Vineet Kapoor

Born in 1966, BE (Mechanical), MBA (Marketing & Finance). Worked previously in Tata Sons, Essar Cellphone etc. before venturing out.

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