2013 Bowlers Players Rankings Teams

ODI Bowler Rankings 2013 (all teams)

Written by Vineet Kapoor

The ODI Bowler’s Ranking 2013 is out! in the Eighth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (Check out the ODI Bowler Rankings 2012 here)! There were a decent number of new bowlers coming in but the year belonged to the veterans.

Pakistan had the best attack this year with 4 in Top 14. India was next best with 3 in Top 11.

Dale Steyn (SA) found himself at the very top spot! He took 27 wickets in just 13 matches at an average of 15.85 and an astounding rate of 3.65 rpo! Anderson of England also found his way into Top 30 by landing right at No 2. He took 23 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 15.26 and an economy rate of 4.23!!

India ended their last year’s drought in this list by claiming the third spot with ever so reliable Amit Mishra claiming 18 wickets in 6 matches with an average of 15.94 and economy rate of 4.99. Abdur Rehman (Pakistan) was fourth by claiming 9 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 20.55 and an economy rate of 3.96. Saeed Ajmal continued his brilliant form by retaining his place in Top 5 once again! He took 62 wickets in 33 matches at an average of 20.45 and an economy rate of 4.13.

S. No. Player  M R W Ave   Eco VRKPT
1 DW Steyn (SA) 13 428 27 15.85 3.65 44.3
2 JM Anderson (Eng) 10 351 23 15.26 4.23 40.7
3 A Mishra (India) 6 287 18 15.94 4.99 40.1
4 Abdur Rehman (Pak) 5 185 9 20.55 3.96 38.4
5 Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 33 1268 62 20.45 4.13 37.5
6 HMRKB Herath (SL) 17 509 26 19.57 4.07 34.6
7 RM Haq (Scot) 8 287 9 31.88 3.87 32.6
8 M Morkel (SA) 15 610 25 24.4 4.46 32.1
9 BAW Mendis (SL) 7 320 14 22.85 4.81 31.9
10 RA Jadeja (India) 34 1321 52 25.4 4.35 31.8
11 JD Unadkat (India) 7 209 8 26.12 4.01 31.3
12 Mohammad Irfan (Pak) 24 923 38 24.28 4.49 30.9
13 R Rampaul (WI) 8 323 14 23.07 4.68 30.7
14 Junaid Khan (Pak) 28 1116 52 21.46 4.88 29.8
15 MJ McClenaghan (NZ) 15 761 40 19.02 5.7 29.7
16 KJ O’Brien (Ire) 7 237 13 18.23 4.93 29.3
17 MA Starc (Aus) 8 276 15 18.4 5 28.8
18 RAS Lakmal (SL) 5 219 10 21.9 5.17 28.3
19 GH Dockrell (Ire) 7 277 7 39.57 4.19 28.1
20 Imran Tahir (SA) 8 296 12 24.66 4.69 28.1
21 MG Johnson (Aus) 22 812 33 24.6 4.7 28.0
22 SP Narine (WI) 23 899 26 34.57 4.4 27.3
23 I Wardlaw (Scot) 8 409 15 27.26 5.21 26.7
24 JC Tredwell (Eng) 15 559 25 22.36 5.02 26.5
25 NN Odhiambo (Kenya) 6 207 6 34.5 4.4 26.0
26 ST Finn (Eng) 14 601 19 31.63 4.78 25.8
27 R McLaren (SA) 27 1070 45 23.77 5.13 25.4
28 HA Varaiya (Kenya) 6 193 5 38.6 4.3 25.3
29 Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 33 1061 23 46.13 4.17 25.3
30 RML Taylor (Scot) 5 229 7 32.71 4.88 25.2

Where are the 2012 Top Bowlers?

Saeed Ajmal stayed put at no 5 but the top 4 crashed out of Top 20.

1. Sohag Gazi (Ban) 59
2. SP Narine (WI) 22
3. Abdur Razzak (Ban) 53
4. ST Finn (Eng) 26
5. Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 5

Where are the Indians? Well we have the Top 3 as Mishra at No 3! Jadeja t 10 and Unadkat at 11. Indian bowlers did reasonably well in 2013. 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 is back at the top in 2013! being Amit Mishra must be a tough job!!)

S. No. Player  M R W Ave   Eco Final
3 A Mishra (India) 6 287 18 15.94 4.99 40.10
10 RA Jadeja (India) 34 1321 52 25.4 4.35 31.79
11 JD Unadkat (India) 7 209 8 26.12 4.01 31.33
34 B Kumar (India) 25 948 28 33.85 4.66 24.60
47 R Ashwin (India) 29 1353 40 33.82 5.2 21.79
48 Mohammed Shami (India) 20 902 30 30.06 5.39 21.10
55 I Sharma (India) 22 993 35 28.37 5.63 19.61
74 SK Raina (India) 34 371 8 46.37 4.81 14.25
76 UT Yadav (India) 11 467 12 38.91 5.76 13.31
86 R Vinay Kumar (India) 9 498 10 49.8 6.68 4.31

*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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