Best strike rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
MJ Procter (SA) 1967-1970 7 1514 616 41 6/73 9/103 15.02 2.44 36.9 1 0
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1956-1959 3 1028 327 24 7/80 13/114 13.62 1.90 42.8 4 1
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 15 3310 1002 77 8/35 12/104 13.01 1.81 42.9 5 3
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1999 6 1517 867 35 6/60 8/102 24.77 3.42 43.3 1 0
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1902-1912 10 1828 1138 42 6/92 10/116 27.09 3.73 43.5 4 1
W Barnes (Eng) 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 3 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1910-1912 7 1264 837 28 6/47 7/89 29.89 3.97 45.1 2 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2008-2014 14 3164 1872 69 5/67 10/154 27.13 3.54 45.8 2 1
WH Lockwood (Eng) 1893-1902 12 1973 883 43 7/71 11/76 20.53 2.68 45.8 5 1
AG Steel (Eng) 1880-1888 13 1360 605 29 3/27 6/83 20.86 2.66 46.8 0 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 23 6099 2674 130 9/52 15/123 20.56 2.63 46.9 14 3
J Garner (WI) 1978-1985 18 4190 1860 89 6/60 9/142 20.89 2.66 47.0 4 0
W Bates (Eng) 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.2 4 1
JN Crawford (Eng) 1907-1908 5 1426 742 30 5/48 8/120 24.73 3.12 47.5 3 0
RA Jadeja (India) 2013-2013 4 1160 419 24 5/58 7/98 17.45 2.16 48.3 1 0
WE Bowes (Eng) 1932-1938 6 1459 741 30 6/142 9/219 24.70 3.04 48.6 3 0
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1985 17 3774 1771 76 6/21 11/107 23.30 2.81 49.6 5 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1984-1991 19 4335 1959 87 5/29 10/107 22.51 2.71 49.8 7 1
KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2012 6 1297 732 26 5/41 10/146 28.15 3.38 49.8 2 1
JM Patel (India) 1956-1960 5 1107 474 22 9/69 14/124 21.54 2.56 50.3 2 1
JC Laker (Eng) 1948-1959 15 4010 1444 79 10/53 19/90 18.27 2.16 50.7 5 2
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1909 9 2085 877 41 6/44 11/102 21.39 2.52 50.8 3 1
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 31 4941 1994 97 6/45 12/136 20.55 2.42 50.9 7 3
T Richardson (Eng) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 13/244 25.22 2.96 51.1 11 4
R Peel (Eng) 1884-1896 20 5216 1715 101 7/31 11/68 16.98 1.97 51.6 5 1
EJ Barlow (SA) 1963-1970 14 1707 811 33 5/85 6/87 24.57 2.85 51.7 1 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1975-1982 12 2648 1265 51 7/54 9/119 24.80 2.86 51.9 2 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1992-1997 10 2235 990 43 6/40 8/57 23.02 2.65 51.9 1 0
BP Patterson (WI) 1988-1992 10 1615 941 31 5/39 9/88 30.35 3.49 52.0 2 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-1999 27 6696 2718 128 7/25 10/120 21.23 2.43 52.3 8 1
G Ulyett (Eng) 1877-1890 23 2527 992 48 7/36 7/57 20.66 2.35 52.6 1 0
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2001 17 3909 2280 74 6/49 7/119 30.81 3.49 52.8 4 0
W Rhodes (Eng) 1899-1926 41 5790 2616 109 8/68 15/124 24.00 2.71 53.1 6 1
Mohammad Amir (Pak) 2009-2010 4 1019 568 19 5/79 7/106 29.89 3.34 53.6 1 0
FR Brown (Eng) 1950-1953 6 1184 524 22 5/49 6/81 23.81 2.65 53.8 1 0
FH Tyson (Eng) 1954-1959 8 1724 810 32 7/27 10/130 25.31 2.81 53.8 2 1
AJ Bell (SA) 1931-1932 5 1242 624 23 5/69 6/170 27.13 3.01 54.0 3 0
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1912 20 5749 2288 106 7/60 13/163 21.58 2.38 54.2 12 1
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2009-2014 17 3430 1887 63 6/50 11/121 29.95 3.30 54.4 5 1
TT Bresnan (Eng) 2010-2013 7 1417 717 26 4/50 6/75 27.57 3.03 54.5 0 0
EG Arnold (Eng) 1903-1905 8 1365 689 25 4/28 6/70 27.56 3.02 54.6 0 0
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2014 7 1366 756 25 5/15 8/78 30.24 3.32 54.6 2 0
FS Trueman (Eng) 1953-1964 19 4361 1999 79 6/30 11/88 25.30 2.75 55.2 5 1
DJ Bravo (WI) 2005-2009 8 1608 891 29 6/84 6/84 30.72 3.32 55.4 1 0
FR Foster (Eng) 1911-1912 8 1894 742 34 6/91 7/115 21.82 2.35 55.7 3 0
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1998-2005 10 1751 1105 31 5/21 8/72 35.64 3.78 56.4 3 0
K Farnes (Eng) 1934-1938 8 2153 1065 38 6/96 10/179 28.02 2.96 56.6 3 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1983 35 7294 3346 128 8/43 9/118 26.14 2.75 56.9 7 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 14 2968 1438 52 6/95 7/212 27.65 2.90 57.0 3 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1989 36 8479 4093 148 6/78 11/176 27.65 2.89 57.2 9 2

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
South Africa v Australia at Centurion, 1st Test, Feb 12-15, 2014 [Test # 2119]
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