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ODI Bowler Rankings 2007 (all teams)

The ODI Bowler’s Ranking 2007 is out! in the second edition of Vineets Cricket Rankings (Check out the ODI Bowler Rankings 2006 here)! And there are lots of surprises here, but then there are some faces we discovered last year and they still maintain their ranking, proving that they were no flukes, and that includes Varaiya of Kenya! The biggest setback was that the bangladesh bowlers who did exceedingly well in 2006 are now languishing with only Syed Rasel remaining near his last year ranking. Instead Sri Lanka has 5 bowlers in Top 30 this time.

At the top of the heap is Fidel Edwards, who captures 14 wickets in the 6 matches he played at 11.28 apiece. And he spent a miserly 3.56 runs per over to land right on top. He emerged out of nowhere in 2006 to be at the top in 2007. That’s really an awesome talent to watch out for.

Even Ryan Sidebottom of England took 14 wickets in 6 matches at 15.85 apiece. And he spent a miserly 3.88 runs per over to land right on top at the second place.

No one can keep Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) out of the Top Bowlers List for long, and after being at 29th position last year, he is now at No.3 claiming 26 wickets in 13 matches at 14.46 apiece at a economy rate of 3.90. He is followed by Shane Bond (New Zealand) at number 4 (improved from number 9 last year) and Ongondo (Kenya) at number 5 (improved from number 20 last year). RN ten Doeschate (Netherlands) is back in the bowlers List as well at No. 12. He captured 23 wickets in 11 matches at 17.69 apiece at an economy rate of 4.87. Way to go!

S. No. Player
1 FH Edwards (WI)
2 RJ Sidebottom (Eng)
3 M Muralitharan (SL)
4 SE Bond (NZ)
5 PJ Ongondo (Afr/Kenya)
6 KD Mills (NZ)
7 Shoaib Akhtar (Pak)
8 GD McGrath (Aus)
9 AJ Ireland (Zim)
10 M Morkel (Afr/SA)
11 RN ten Doeschate (Neth)
12 R Rampaul (WI)
13 A Flintoff (Eng)
14 WPUJC Vaas (SL)
15 HA Varaiya (Kenya)
16 WF Stelling (Neth)
17 Syed Rasel (Ban)
18 DL Vettori (NZ)
19 AJ Hall (SA)
20 CRD Fernando (Asia/SL)
21 AC Botha (Ire)
22 DBL Powell (WI)
23 MF Maharoof (SL)
24 SM Pollock (Afr/SA)
25 Iftikhar Anjum (Pak)
26 LN Onyango (Kenya)
27 E Schiferli (Neth)
28 SL Malinga (SL)
29 MG Johnson (Aus)
30 U Bhatti (Can)

Where are the 2006 Top Bowlers?

15 HA Varaiya KENYA (1)
25 SM Pollock RSA (2)
52 Abdur Razzak BDESH (3)
80 DM Leverock BMDA (4)
47 S Dhaniram CAN (5)

*These rankings are based on Players whos played 5 matches or more. These rankings are prepared solely by myself based on owned algorithms.

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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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