Records / One-Day Internationals / Bowling records / Best career bowling average

Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 98 5330 2752 146 5/31 18.84 3.09 36.5 2 3
RJ Harris (Aus) 2009-2012 21 1031 832 44 5/19 18.90 4.84 23.4 0 3
Imran Tahir (SA) 2011-2014 23 1180 832 44 4/38 18.90 4.23 26.8 3 0
AH Gray (WI) 1985-1991 25 1270 835 44 6/50 18.97 3.94 28.8 2 1
M Hendrick (Eng) 1973-1981 22 1248 681 35 5/31 19.45 3.27 35.6 2 1
LS Pascoe (Aus) 1977-1982 29 1568 1066 53 5/30 20.11 4.07 29.5 4 1
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 76 3672 2745 135 6/13 20.33 4.48 27.2 6 3
AME Roberts (WI) 1975-1983 56 3123 1771 87 5/22 20.35 3.40 35.8 2 1
CEH Croft (WI) 1977-1981 19 1070 620 30 6/15 20.66 3.47 35.6 0 1
DK Lillee (Aus) 1972-1983 63 3593 2145 103 5/34 20.82 3.58 34.8 5 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2002-2010 82 4295 3070 147 6/19 20.88 4.28 29.2 7 4
AIC Dodemaide (Aus) 1988-1993 24 1327 753 36 5/21 20.91 3.40 36.8 1 1
MA Holding (WI) 1976-1987 102 5473 3034 142 5/26 21.36 3.32 38.5 5 1
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 115 6182 3407 158 5/25 21.56 3.30 39.1 1 5
AA Donald (SA) 1991-2003 164 8561 5926 272 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2003 169 8770 6275 288 5/20 21.78 4.29 30.4 11 6
GD McGrath (Aus/ICC) 1993-2007 250 12970 8391 381 7/15 22.02 3.88 34.0 9 7
MA Starc (Aus) 2010-2014 25 1150 970 44 5/20 22.04 5.06 26.1 3 3
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2008-2014 111 5885 4059 183 5/24 22.18 4.13 32.1 6 2
CM Old (Eng) 1973-1981 32 1755 999 45 4/8 22.20 3.41 39.0 2 0
CG Rackemann (Aus) 1983-1991 52 2791 1833 82 5/16 22.35 3.94 34.0 3 1
MJ McClenaghan (NZ) 2013-2014 22 1129 1096 48 5/58 22.83 5.82 23.5 5 1
DL Underwood (Eng) 1973-1982 26 1278 734 32 4/44 22.93 3.44 39.9 1 0
AR Cusack (Ire) 2007-2014 51 1584 1218 53 5/20 22.98 4.61 29.8 0 1
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1993-2011 350 18811 12326 534 7/30 23.08 3.93 35.2 15 10
GI Allott (NZ) 1997-2000 31 1528 1207 52 4/35 23.21 4.73 29.3 4 0
Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak) 1973-1984 45 2412 1463 63 4/27 23.22 3.63 38.2 4 0
BA Williams (Aus) 2002-2004 25 1203 814 35 5/22 23.25 4.05 34.3 1 2
B Lee (Aus) 2000-2012 221 11185 8877 380 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1991 65 3371 2056 88 5/17 23.36 3.65 38.3 1 2
KS Lokuarachchi (SL) 2003-2007 21 1011 725 31 4/44 23.38 4.30 32.6 1 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 356 18186 11812 502 5/15 23.52 3.89 36.2 17 6
SW Tait (Aus) 2007-2011 35 1688 1461 62 4/39 23.56 5.19 27.2 2 0
RD King (WI) 1998-2005 50 2603 1807 76 4/25 23.77 4.16 34.2 2 0
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 262 12698 9919 416 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13
C Pringle (NZ) 1990-1995 64 3314 2459 103 5/45 23.87 4.45 32.1 2 1
DE Bollinger (Aus) 2009-2011 39 1942 1482 62 5/35 23.90 4.57 31.3 3 2
A Mishra (India) 2003-2014 27 1408 1078 45 6/48 23.95 4.59 31.2 2 1
RN ten Doeschate (Neth) 2006-2011 33 1580 1327 55 4/31 24.12 5.03 28.7 3 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 176 9353 5429 225 5/17 24.12 3.48 41.5 6 4
M Morkel (Afr/SA) 2007-2014 81 4077 3317 137 5/38 24.21 4.88 29.7 6 1
NW Bracken (Aus) 2001-2009 116 5759 4240 174 5/47 24.36 4.41 33.0 5 2
CJ McKay (Aus) 2009-2014 59 2965 2364 97 5/28 24.37 4.78 30.5 4 2
A Flintoff (Eng/ICC) 1999-2009 141 5624 4121 169 5/19 24.38 4.39 33.2 6 2
SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA) 1996-2008 303 15712 9631 393 6/35 24.50 3.67 39.9 12 5
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1993 59 3050 2206 90 6/29 24.51 4.33 33.8 1 1
EO Simons (SA) 1994-1995 23 1212 810 33 4/42 24.54 4.00 36.7 1 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1973-1984 64 3595 1968 80 4/11 24.60 3.28 44.9 4 0
M Ntini (ICC/SA) 1998-2009 173 8687 6559 266 6/22 24.65 4.53 32.6 8 4
GB Troup (NZ) 1976-1985 22 1180 791 32 4/19 24.71 4.02 36.8 3 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1985-1996 138 7461 5018 203 5/44 24.71 4.03 36.7 4 1
LL Tsotsobe (SA) 2009-2013 61 2964 2347 94 4/22 24.96 4.75 31.5 7 0
Shoaib Akhtar (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1998-2011 163 7764 6169 247 6/16 24.97 4.76 31.4 6 4
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 1995-2005 43 2225 1674 67 5/45 24.98 4.51 33.2 1 2
CR Matthews (SA) 1991-1997 56 3003 1975 79 4/10 25.00 3.94 38.0 3 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui, 1st ODI, Oct 21, 2014 [ODI # 3536]
India v West Indies at Dharamsala, 4th ODI, Oct 17, 2014 [ODI # 3535]
Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, 3rd ODI, Oct 12, 2014 [ODI # 3534]

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