The ODI Bowler’s Ranking 2015 is out! in the Tenth edition of Vineet’s Cricket Rankings (Check out the ODI Bowler Rankings 2014 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, 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! Mustafizur Rehman replaced Shakib Al Hasan at the top spot with 26 wickets in just 9 matches at an average of 12.34 and an astounding rate of 4.26 rpo! This was way better than Shakib’s performance last year to top the charts. This shows that Bangladesh has become a bowling factory. Amir Hamza of Afghanistan came in second with 13 wickets in just 7 matches with an average of 19.23 and an economy rate of 3.97 rpo! Trevor Boult (NZ) came in 3rd with 36 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 19.77 and an economy rate of 4.44!
Michael Starc (Aus) took 41 wickets in 18 matches to come fourth with an average of 16.26 and a Eco Rate of 4.61. Ashwin (Ind) came back in Top5 by taking 21 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 24.57 at an economy rate of 4.27.
Hazelwood (Aus) took 9 wickets in 7 matches to come 6th with an average of 23.77 at an economy rate of 3.96rpo
Where are the 2014 Top Bowlers?
All of the Top 5 crashed out.
|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|
Which was the best bowling team of 2015? Well South Africa had 5 bowlers in Top 30. And they were the only one with 5 bowlers and 5 batsmen in Top 30. So easily they are the best team of 2015!
Where are the Indians? Well we have the Top 3 as Ashwin at No 5! Shami at 14 and Harbhajan at 17. 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!)
*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.