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Worst career economy rate
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2005-2013 35 5180 3633 70 6/27 9/97 51.90 4.20 74.0 4 0
RP Singh (India) 2006-2011 14 2534 1682 40 5/59 7/117 42.05 3.98 63.3 1 0
KTGD Prasad (SL) 2008-2014 15 2408 1596 33 5/50 6/125 48.36 3.97 72.9 1 0
Rubel Hossain (Ban) 2009-2014 20 3366 2222 27 5/166 5/210 82.29 3.96 124.6 1 0
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2012 55 9602 6249 165 7/87 8/132 37.87 3.90 58.1 12 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 30 5209 3349 101 5/50 9/210 33.15 3.85 51.5 3 0
JJC Lawson (WI) 2002-2005 13 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.64 3.83 46.3 2 0
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2005 21 3376 2137 36 4/72 6/117 59.36 3.79 93.7 0 0
C Sharma (India) 1984-1989 23 3470 2163 61 6/58 10/188 35.45 3.74 56.8 4 1
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1896-1912 15 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.71 47.7 4 1
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 17 3518 2180 59 6/109 7/201 36.94 3.71 59.6 3 0
AM Blignaut (Zim) 2001-2005 19 3173 1964 53 5/73 8/110 37.05 3.71 59.8 3 0
IDK Salisbury (Eng) 1992-2000 15 2492 1539 20 4/163 5/122 76.95 3.70 124.6 0 0
TL Best (WI) 2003-2013 25 3716 2291 57 6/40 6/71 40.19 3.69 65.1 2 0
Q McMillan (SA) 1929-1932 13 2021 1243 36 5/66 9/127 34.52 3.69 56.1 2 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2000-2012 40 6181 3784 100 5/42 7/95 37.84 3.67 61.8 3 0
ST Finn (Eng) 2010-2013 23 4348 2646 90 6/125 9/187 29.40 3.65 48.3 4 0
S Sreesanth (India) 2006-2011 27 5419 3271 87 5/40 8/99 37.59 3.62 62.2 3 0
UWMBCA Welegedara (SL) 2007-2014 21 3799 2273 55 5/52 6/106 41.32 3.58 69.0 2 0
Mohammad Sami (Pak) 2001-2012 36 7499 4483 85 5/36 8/106 52.74 3.58 88.2 2 0
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1992 28 4829 2874 93 5/24 9/88 30.90 3.57 51.9 5 0
JP Duminy (SA) 2008-2014 27 2118 1259 32 4/73 4/149 39.34 3.56 66.1 0 0
A Sanford (WI) 2002-2004 11 2217 1316 30 4/132 5/157 43.86 3.56 73.9 0 0
KR Pushpakumara (SL) 1994-2001 23 3792 2242 58 7/116 7/116 38.65 3.54 65.3 4 0
SP Jones (Eng) 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.23 3.54 47.8 3 0
Imran Tahir (SA) 2011-2014 15 3199 1887 40 5/32 8/130 47.17 3.53 79.9 1 0
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2013 200 4240 2492 46 3/10 3/14 54.17 3.52 92.1 0 0
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2013 31 4767 2786 82 6/119 7/117 33.97 3.50 58.1 3 0
HK Olonga (Zim) 1995-2002 30 4502 2620 68 5/70 6/89 38.52 3.49 66.2 2 0
NG Cowans (Eng) 1982-1985 19 3452 2003 51 6/77 8/146 39.27 3.48 67.6 2 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2013 47 9599 5553 163 6/135 9/164 34.06 3.47 58.8 4 0
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
LE Plunkett (Eng) 2005-2014 13 2659 1536 41 5/64 9/176 37.46 3.46 64.8 1 0
RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2011 87 2022 1163 23 4/37 7/96 50.56 3.45 87.9 0 0
Shoaib Malik (Pak) 2001-2010 32 2245 1291 21 4/42 4/94 61.47 3.45 106.9 0 0
DBL Powell (WI) 2002-2009 37 7077 4068 85 5/25 7/114 47.85 3.44 83.2 1 0
UDU Chandana (SL) 1999-2005 16 2685 1535 37 6/179 10/210 41.48 3.43 72.5 3 1
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2004 16 2821 1609 54 5/56 7/119 29.79 3.42 52.2 1 0
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 5 1
DAJ Bracewell (NZ) 2011-2013 18 3184 1813 50 6/40 9/60 36.26 3.41 63.6 2 0
Shahid Nazir (Pak) 1996-2007 15 2234 1272 36 5/53 7/98 35.33 3.41 62.0 1 0
OAC Banks (WI) 2003-2005 10 2401 1367 28 4/87 6/127 48.82 3.41 85.7 0 0
N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2014 15 3274 1864 55 5/64 8/126 33.89 3.41 59.5 1 0
NAM McLean (WI) 1998-2001 19 3299 1873 44 3/53 6/140 42.56 3.40 74.9 0 0
JE Taylor (WI) 2003-2014 34* 5916 3355 97 5/11 9/95 34.58 3.40 60.9 3 0
AB Agarkar (India) 1998-2006 26 4857 2745 58 6/41 8/160 47.32 3.39 83.7 1 0
RJ Peterson (SA) 2003-2014 15 2515 1416 38 5/33 6/94 37.26 3.37 66.1 1 0
Mahmudullah (Ban) 2009-2014 20* 2786 1568 34 5/51 8/110 46.11 3.37 81.9 1 0
MA Starc (Aus) 2011-2013 12 2450 1378 41 6/154 8/209 33.60 3.37 59.7 2 0
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.69 3.37 45.7 12 2
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 14026 7878 233 6/26 11/180 33.81 3.37 60.1 10 1
C White (Eng) 1994-2002 30 3959 2220 59 5/32 5/57 37.62 3.36 67.1 3 0
AJ Bichel (Aus) 1997-2003 19 3337 1870 58 5/60 6/125 32.24 3.36 57.5 1 0
DE Malcolm (Eng) 1989-1997 40 8480 4748 128 9/57 10/137 37.09 3.35 66.2 5 2
MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2014 52 3309 1850 34 4/13 6/50 54.41 3.35 97.3 0 0
I Sharma (India) 2007-2014 58 11715 6542 178 7/74 10/108 36.75 3.35 65.8 6 1
RAS Lakmal (SL) 2010-2014 21 3783 2100 43 4/78 6/105 48.83 3.33 87.9 0 0
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2011 22 2940 1631 25 4/52 5/122 65.24 3.32 117.6 0 0
JH Sinclair (SA) 1896-1911 25 3598 1996 63 6/26 9/89 31.68 3.32 57.1 1 0
GF Labrooy (SL) 1986-1991 9 2158 1194 27 5/133 7/90 44.22 3.31 79.9 1 0
IE O'Brien (NZ) 2005-2009 22 4394 2429 73 6/75 7/165 33.27 3.31 60.1 1 0
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1997 48 10064 5549 160 7/89 8/83 34.68 3.30 62.9 10 0
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2006-2014 12 2817 1550 23 3/93 4/144 67.39 3.30 122.4 0 0
A Cotter (Aus) 1904-1912 21 4633 2549 89 7/148 9/221 28.64 3.30 52.0 7 0
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
GI Allott (NZ) 1996-1999 10 2023 1111 19 4/74 4/106 58.47 3.29 106.4 0 0
AA Mailey (Aus) 1920-1926 21 6119 3358 99 9/121 13/236 33.91 3.29 61.8 6 2
IK Pathan (India) 2003-2008 29 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 7 2
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 13 1
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 59 13227 7240 264 8/61 12/127 27.42 3.28 50.1 12 3
B Mitchell (SA) 1929-1949 42 2525 1380 27 5/87 5/87 51.11 3.27 93.5 1 0
Z Khan (India) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
TJ Friend (Zim) 2001-2004 13 2000 1090 25 5/31 7/57 43.60 3.27 80.0 1 0
PGH Fender (Eng) 1921-1929 13 2178 1185 29 5/90 5/81 40.86 3.26 75.1 2 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2000-2008 67 13909 7564 248 7/61 12/205 30.50 3.26 56.0 7 1
KCG Benjamin (WI) 1992-1998 26 5132 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 1
GOB Allen (Eng) 1930-1948 25 4386 2379 81 7/80 10/78 29.37 3.25 54.1 5 1
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5

Minimum of 2000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, 2nd Test, Sep 13-17, 2014 [Test # 2139 - Live]
    » West Indies 208/4 (67.0 ov, J Blackwood 43*, S Chanderpaul 63*, Shafiul Islam 1/21) - Stumps
West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, 1st Test, Sep 5-9, 2014 [Test # 2138]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]

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