Originally Posted by Spark
I'd like to see an analysis of Steyn against the top batsmen, though. My initial suspicion is that he'll have done very well against most of them. Just for kicks - though I guess such a picky statistical thing will be very, very sketchy because of samplesizelol.
FWIW, I redid this calculation
Then, he had a bowling average of 23.13, average value of wicket of 29.29, and discount factor of 79.0%. He was ranked #20
Now, he has a bowling average of 22.67, average value of wicket of 30.57, and discount factor of 74.2%. This will put him at #10 (without recalculating for others). Among those with 200+ wickets, he is behind only Marshall, Ambrose and McGrath (the margin is fair bit between these three and Steyn though).