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Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
AV Bedser (Eng) 1946-1952 7 1849 577 44 7/49 11/93 13.11 1.87 42.0 4 2
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1959 9 1784 787 53 8/31 9/40 14.84 2.64 33.6 2 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1956-1960 6 1607 473 30 7/93 12/124 15.76 1.76 53.5 2 1
R Gilchrist (WI) 1958-1959 4 1189 419 26 6/55 9/73 16.11 2.11 45.7 1 0
H Verity (Eng) 1933-1936 6 1632 615 38 7/49 11/153 16.18 2.26 42.9 1 1
M Hendrick (Eng) 1974-1979 7 1286 433 26 4/28 7/71 16.65 2.02 49.4 0 0
Khan Mohammad (Pak) 1952-1955 5 1133 402 24 5/73 7/124 16.75 2.12 47.2 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2000 11 2494 987 57 7/84 12/139 17.31 2.37 43.7 3 1
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1947-1956 6 1044 339 19 4/35 8/94 17.84 1.94 54.9 0 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1956-1960 8 2953 956 52 7/72 11/105 18.38 1.94 56.7 5 1
GD McGrath (Aus) 1996-2004 11 2558 951 51 5/48 10/103 18.64 2.23 50.1 2 1
GG Arnold (Eng) 1972-1974 6 1220 504 27 6/45 9/91 18.66 2.47 45.1 1 0
WW Hall (WI) 1958-1967 13 2774 1221 65 6/49 11/126 18.78 2.64 42.6 4 1
CM Old (Eng) 1972-1977 11 1879 821 43 5/21 9/88 19.09 2.62 43.6 1 0
R Illingworth (Eng) 1959-1971 8 2148 592 31 6/29 7/29 19.09 1.65 69.2 2 0
AA Mallett (Aus) 1969-1969 5 1792 535 28 6/64 10/144 19.10 1.79 64.0 3 1
SM Pollock (SA) 1996-2007 12 2710 1021 52 6/56 10/147 19.63 2.26 52.1 2 1
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1947-1960 10 2085 725 36 7/38 8/99 20.13 2.08 57.9 2 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1987-1997 15 3124 1316 65 6/62 10/101 20.24 2.52 48.0 4 1
BL Cairns (NZ) 1976-1981 6 1505 450 22 5/33 7/63 20.45 1.79 68.4 2 0
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1964-1969 10 2563 967 47 7/66 10/91 20.57 2.26 54.5 4 2
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1959 8 1430 516 25 5/31 7/77 20.64 2.16 57.2 1 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2006-2013 12 2550 1319 63 7/51 10/108 20.93 3.10 40.4 5 1
DR Hadlee (NZ) 1969-1976 6 1094 465 22 4/30 7/61 21.13 2.55 49.7 0 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 14 3030 1454 67 7/64 12/121 21.70 2.87 45.2 4 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1989 17 3507 1671 76 6/37 11/89 21.98 2.85 46.1 6 1
BW Hilfenhaus (Aus) 2010-2012 6 1500 726 33 5/75 8/97 22.00 2.90 45.4 2 0
JK Lever (Eng) 1976-1986 10 2116 995 45 7/46 10/70 22.11 2.82 47.0 3 1
HJ Howarth (NZ) 1969-1976 5 1206 378 17 5/34 9/100 22.23 1.88 70.9 1 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1989-1997 8 1492 632 28 6/87 7/92 22.57 2.54 53.2 1 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 11 1045 316 14 3/23 5/49 22.57 1.81 74.6 0 0
BR Taylor (NZ) 1965-1969 8 1439 666 29 5/26 8/102 22.96 2.77 49.6 2 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1976-1990 14 3106 1493 65 7/23 11/58 22.96 2.88 47.7 4 2
RGD Willis (Eng) 1974-1982 17 2941 1441 62 6/53 9/142 23.24 2.93 47.4 3 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1975 15 4793 1467 63 8/38 9/63 23.28 1.83 76.0 4 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2008-2014 12 2419 1074 46 6/25 8/76 23.34 2.66 52.5 2 0
JR Thomson (Aus) 1977-1978 5 1167 516 22 4/76 7/130 23.45 2.65 53.0 0 0
Imran Khan (Pak) 1978-1989 23 5078 2260 94 8/60 11/79 24.04 2.67 54.0 6 2
G Dymock (Aus) 1979-1979 5 1276 580 24 7/67 12/166 24.16 2.72 53.1 2 1
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1961 14 3635 1080 44 7/42 12/94 24.54 1.78 82.6 4 1
AN Connolly (Aus) 1964-1969 10 2169 765 31 4/31 6/90 24.67 2.11 69.9 0 0
WM Clark (Aus) 1977-1978 5 1585 701 28 4/46 8/147 25.03 2.65 56.6 0 0
PM Siddle (Aus) 2008-2013 9 1666 910 36 5/49 6/85 25.27 3.27 46.2 2 0
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1983 15 3142 1543 61 6/65 7/117 25.29 2.94 51.5 2 0
JN Gillespie (Aus) 2001-2004 10 2391 1094 43 5/56 9/80 25.44 2.74 55.6 1 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1952-1962 7 1932 665 26 6/65 7/171 25.57 2.06 74.3 1 0
GS Sobers (WI) 1958-1971 18 4301 1516 59 5/63 7/98 25.69 2.11 72.8 1 0
DR Pringle (Eng) 1982-1986 6 1251 521 20 4/73 7/120 26.05 2.49 62.5 0 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1979-1982 14 3371 1558 59 7/48 13/106 26.40 2.77 57.1 6 1
JSE Price (Eng) 1964-1971 7 1231 590 22 5/73 5/104 26.81 2.87 55.9 1 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at The Oval, 5th Test, Aug 15-17, 2014 [Test # 2137]
England v India at Manchester, 4th Test, Aug 7-9, 2014 [Test # 2134]
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
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