The ODI Bowler’s Ranking 2010 is out! in the Fifth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (Check out the ODI Bowler Rankings 2009 here)! 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. The small teams are leading possibly because of low scores in their matches. However, not to take away credit from their bowlers, we saw Kenya dominate the bowling attack for the first time in 4 years!! New Zealand bowlers also bowled quite well to take 3 positions in Top 14.
At the top of the heap is Ngoche of Kenya, who captured 13 wickets in the just 9 matches he played at 18.23 apiece. And he spent a miserly 3.08 runs per over to land right on top. He emerged out of nowhere in 2009 to be at the top in 2010. That seemsa to be a nice talent to watch for. He was followed by Mirwais Ashraf of Afghanistan who captured 9 wickets in the just 6 matches he played at 17 apiece. And he spent a miserly 3.32 runs
Odoyo of Kenya came third takung 14 wickets in 9 matches at 17.85 apiece. And he spent only 3.6 runs per over.
Ryan Harris of Australia was 4th claiming 40 wickets in 16 matches at 15.17 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 4.63 rpo. Now this puts him right at the top of heap of serious cricket playing nations. He was nowhere in the picture last year. So this seems to be a good year for new Australian talent, with Hadin just having topped the Fielding charts!
Graeme Swann established himself as a spinner to watch finishing 5th claiming 28 wickets in 14 matches at 18.67 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 4.25 rpo. After a long time an Indian made it to Top 20, and it was Munaf Patel, who bowled a few match winning economical spells this year. He took 7 wickets in 6 matches at 24.85 runs per wicket and at a very economical 3.86 per over.
|1||JO Ngoche (Kenya)||9||13||18.23||3.08||43.64|
|2||Mirwais Ashraf (Afgh)||6||9||17||3.32||41.80|
|3||TM Odoyo (Kenya)||9||14||17.85||3.6||39.56|
|4||RJ Harris (Aus)||16||40||15.17||4.63||38.70|
|5||GP Swann (Eng)||14||28||18.67||4.25||37.50|
|6||DT Johnston (Ire)||16||20||21.8||3.52||37.30|
|7||HS Baidwan (Can)||8||16||19.81||4.28||37.20|
|8||Hamid Hassan (Afgh)||9||16||20||4.08||36.98|
|9||JDP Oram (NZ)||6||6||25||3.4||36.00|
|10||DL Vettori (NZ)||15||21||25.66||3.85||35.50|
|11||Samiullah Shenwari (Afgh)||13||20||24.4||4.01||35.28|
|12||KAJ Roach (WI)||6||10||21.4||4.18||34.87|
|13||GD Drummond (Scot)||10||10||27.9||3.57||34.30|
|14||SE Bond (NZ)||5||9||21||4.37||34.30|
|15||SJ Benn (WI)||7||7||31.28||3.59||34.10|
|16||SO Ngoche (Kenya)||5||4||35.75||3.4||34.00|
|17||SL Malinga (SL)||11||18||20.5||4.24||33.96|
|18||MM Patel (India)||6||7||24.85||3.86||33.07|
|19||NG Jones (Ire)||11||8||20.75||3.43||32.97|
|20||CJ McKay (Aus)||13||27||19.59||4.8||32.77|
|21||AR Cusack (Ire)||11||13||18.92||3.96||32.22|
|22||KJ O’Brien (Ire)||17||25||21.68||4.27||32.01|
|23||HA Varaiya (Kenya)||5||6||29.83||4||32.00|
|24||GH Dockrell (Ire)||16||20||26.6||4.12||31.30|
|25||DJ Bravo (WI)||8||15||22.6||4.75||31.25|
|26||DE Bollinger (Aus)||19||28||23.39||4.36||31.14|
|27||R Ashwin (India)||7||14||23.21||4.92||30.80|
|28||Mudassar Bukhari (Neth)||11||14||25.28||4.21||30.63|
|29||Khurram Chohan (Can)||7||13||24.76||4.9||29.57|
|30||G Goudie (Scot)||6||9||22.77||4.57||29.30|
Where are the 2009 Top Bowlers?
Only Johnston of Ireland was in the Top 10. All others crashed out of the list, especially Mashrafe Mortaza who took just 11 wickets in 15 matches at an average of 45.0 and at 4.9 rpo!
1 Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban) 94
2 DT Johnston (Ire) 6
3 E Schiferli (Neth) DNP
4 Abdur Razzak (Ban) 34
5 Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 37
Where are the Indians? Well after Munaf at 18, Ashwin is at 27. He claiming 14 wickets in 7 matches at 23.21 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 4.92. Want to know who are performing for India? Well here are the stats, and you can even share these with the BCCI:
|1||MM Patel (India)||6||7||24.85||3.86||33.1|
|2||R Ashwin (India)||7||14||23.21||4.92||30.8|
|3||Harbhajan Singh (India)||6||9||28.11||4.77||27.3|
|4||PP Ojha (India)||7||8||33.12||4.47||26.7|
|5||P Kumar (India)||14||19||29.1||4.98||23.8|
|6||Yuvraj Singh (India)||15||11||33.54||4.39||23.4|
|7||RA Jadeja (India)||21||19||38.89||4.67||22.3|
|8||Z Khan (India)||10||11||37.09||5.06||20.4|
|9||A Mishra (India)||5||4||59.25||4.92||18.8|
|10||A Nehra (India)||20||28||31.96||5.76||16.4|
|11||YK Pathan (India)||12||12||29||5.52||14.8|
*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.