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Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
DL Underwood (Eng) 1966-1969 16 3923 1128 67 7/32 12/101 16.83 1.72 58.5 6 2
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 1964-1969 11 2892 923 48 7/74 9/112 19.22 1.91 60.2 3 0
K Higgs (Eng) 1965-1968 15 4112 1473 71 6/91 8/119 20.74 2.14 57.9 2 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1960-1963 19 5014+ 1829+ 94 6/87 11/222 20.78* 2.18* 56.9* 8 1
NAT Adcock (SA) 1960-1962 7 2070 735 35 6/65 8/119 21.00 2.13 59.1 2 0
FS Trueman (Eng) 1960-1965 37 8978 3940 179 7/44 12/119 22.01 2.63 50.1 12 3
AA Mallett (Aus) 1968-1969 7 2302 785 34 6/64 10/144 23.08 2.04 67.7 3 1
TL Goddard (SA) 1960-1967 24 5420+ 1562+ 67 6/53 8/92 23.66* 1.72* 82.1* 3 0
HJ Howarth (NZ) 1969-1969 9 2621 854 36 5/34 9/100 23.72 1.95 72.8 2 0
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1964-1969 17 2612 962 40 5/48 6/75 24.05 2.20 65.3 2 0
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1965-1969 15 3573+ 1140+ 47 8/72 12/152 24.25* 1.91* 76.0* 2 1
PM Pollock (SA) 1961-1967 25 5628+ 2422+ 101 6/38 10/87 24.46* 2.58* 56.8* 8 1
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1969 20 5324+ 1706+ 70 7/98 9/108 25.08* 1.92* 78.2* 4 0
JDF Larter (Eng) 1962-1965 10 2172 941 37 5/57 9/145 25.43 2.59 58.7 2 0
RG Nadkarni (India) 1960-1968 34 7675 1975 76 6/43 11/122 25.98 1.54 100.9 4 1
BR Taylor (NZ) 1965-1969 20 3616 1664 62 5/26 8/102 26.83 2.76 58.3 2 0
EAS Prasanna (India) 1962-1969 23 7556 3057 113 6/74 10/174 27.05 2.42 66.8 8 1
JB Statham (Eng) 1960-1965 24 6061 2524 93 6/63 11/97 27.13 2.49 65.1 4 1
R Illingworth (Eng) 1960-1969 33 6829 2162 79 6/29 7/29 27.36 1.89 86.4 2 0
JA Snow (Eng) 1965-1969 25 5977 2724 99 7/49 10/142 27.51 2.73 60.3 4 1
LR Gibbs (WI) 1961-1969 43 15483 5124 184 8/38 11/157 27.84 1.98 84.1 12 2
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1961-1969 58 16132 6644 238 8/71 10/91 27.91 2.47 67.7 15 2
DJ Brown (Eng) 1965-1969 26 5098 2237 79 5/42 7/98 28.31 2.63 64.5 2 0
CC Griffith (WI) 1960-1969 29 5631 2683 94 6/36 9/81 28.54 2.85 59.9 5 0
WW Hall (WI) 1960-1969 42 8486 4249 146 7/69 9/105 29.10 3.00 58.1 6 0
AN Connolly (Aus) 1963-1969 26 6316 2378 81 5/72 7/140 29.35 2.25 77.9 2 0
NJN Hawke (Aus) 1963-1968 27 6974 2677 91 7/105 10/115 29.41 2.30 76.6 6 1
FJ Cameron (NZ) 1961-1965 19 4570 1849 62 5/34 9/70 29.82 2.42 73.7 3 0
AH McKinnon (SA) 1960-1967 9 2186+ 770+ 26 4/128 7/172 30.80* 2.11* 87.4* 0 0
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1962-1968 49 13941 4470 145 7/79 9/162 30.82 1.92 96.1 7 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1961-1965 24 3077 1172 38 6/60 6/60 30.84 2.28 80.9 1 0
RS Cunis (NZ) 1964-1969 13 2617 1081 35 4/21 6/24 30.88 2.47 74.7 0 0
RO Collinge (NZ) 1965-1969 13 2520 1144 37 4/85 5/73 30.91 2.72 68.1 0 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1960-1966 41 11297 3779 122 5/30 7/124 30.97 2.00 92.5 4 0
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1968 18 4475+ 1835+ 62 7/157 11/235 31.10* 2.46* 75.8* 2 1
JT Partridge (SA) 1963-1965 11 3684 1373 44 7/91 9/176 31.20 2.23 83.7 3 0
RC Motz (NZ) 1961-1969 32 7034 3148 100 6/63 8/113 31.48 2.68 70.3 5 0
JC Alabaster (NZ) 1961-1968 11 2676 1233 39 4/59 8/180 31.61 2.76 68.6 0 0
RM Cowper (Aus) 1964-1968 30 3005 1139 36 4/48 7/135 31.63 2.27 83.4 0 0
BR Knight (Eng) 1961-1969 31 5377 2223 70 4/38 6/110 31.75 2.48 76.8 0 0
GS Sobers (WI) 1960-1969 51 13399 5232 162 6/73 8/80 32.29 2.34 82.7 6 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1960-1964 23 7529+ 2645+ 83 6/70 8/86 32.65* 2.10* 92.9* 5 0
JW Gleeson (Aus) 1967-1969 18 5099 1865 57 5/61 7/108 32.71 2.19 89.4 2 0
RB Desai (India) 1960-1968 24 3958 1867 57 6/56 8/190 32.75 2.83 69.4 1 0
SA Durani (India) 1960-1966 24 5942 2437 71 6/73 10/177 34.32 2.46 83.6 2 1
BW Yuile (NZ) 1963-1969 17 2897 1213 34 4/43 6/112 35.67 2.51 85.2 0 0
ER Dexter (Eng) 1960-1968 57 4939 2186 60 4/10 6/77 36.43 2.65 82.3 0 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1961-1968 19 5030 1897 51 6/65 8/225 37.19 2.26 98.6 1 0
KD Mackay (Aus) 1960-1963 18 3386 1126 30 5/121 7/196 37.53 1.99 112.8 1 0
PR Umrigar (India) 1960-1962 17 2340 646 17 5/107 5/124 38.00 1.65 137.6 1 0

Minimum of 2000 balls
Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v Australia at Chennai, 5th Test, Dec 24-28, 1969 [Test # 669]
India v Australia at Kolkata, 4th Test, Dec 12-16, 1969 [Test # 668]
India v Australia at Delhi, 3rd Test, Nov 28-Dec 2, 1969 [Test # 667]
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