Records / 1990s / Test matches / Best averages

Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
BA Reid (Aus) 1990-1992 9 365.3 86 948 51 7/51 13/148 18.58 2.59 43.0 5 2
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1990-1999 71 2691.2 728 6224 309 8/45 11/84 20.14 2.31 52.2 21 3
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-1999 38 1411.4 407 3294 161 7/87 9/103 20.45 2.33 52.6 10 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1990-1999 62 2355.4 529 6200 289 7/119 11/160 21.45 2.63 48.9 17 3
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1990-1999 56 1863.1 375 5927 273 7/76 13/135 21.71 3.18 40.9 21 5
AA Donald (SA) 1992-1999 59 2166.0 544 6200 284 8/71 12/139 21.83 2.86 45.7 19 3
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-1999 14 371.0 106 1108 50 7/37 9/102 22.16 2.98 44.5 3 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-1999 58 2326.0 642 6086 266 8/38 10/78 22.87 2.61 52.4 15 1
SCG MacGill (Aus) 1998-1999 12 468.3 94 1376 59 7/50 12/107 23.32 2.93 47.6 3 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1990-1991 15 452.5 91 1177 50 4/24 6/86 23.54 2.59 54.3 0 0
PS de Villiers (SA) 1993-1998 18 800.5 221 2063 85 6/23 10/108 24.27 2.57 56.5 5 2
DW Fleming (Aus) 1994-1999 18 632.1 140 1772 73 5/30 9/91 24.27 2.80 51.9 3 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1990-1998 39 1264.1 250 3539 145 6/40 8/57 24.40 2.79 52.3 5 0
HH Streak (Zim) 1993-1999 27 1027.3 255 2726 111 6/90 9/105 24.55 2.65 55.5 4 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-1999 80 3762.4 1157 9009 351 8/71 12/128 25.66 2.39 64.3 16 4
CA Walsh (WI) 1990-1999 78 3013.1 624 7895 304 7/37 13/55 25.97 2.62 59.4 13 1
MG Hughes (Aus) 1990-1994 33 1298.1 327 3685 140 5/64 8/151 26.32 2.83 55.6 3 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1991-1996 47 1926.3 446 5597 211 8/97 11/157 26.52 2.90 54.7 11 2
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1990-1998 43 1668.2 409 4513 168 8/53 11/110 26.86 2.70 59.5 13 2
PR Reiffel (Aus) 1992-1998 35 1067.1 279 2804 104 6/71 8/152 26.96 2.62 61.5 5 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1992-1999 48 2480.2 626 6140 227 9/65 16/220 27.04 2.47 65.5 17 2
DJ Nash (NZ) 1992-1999 30 968.1 287 2503 92 6/27 11/169 27.20 2.58 63.1 3 1
A Kumble (India) 1990-1999 58 3033.5 786 7341 264 10/74 14/149 27.80 2.41 68.9 15 3
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1999 15 504.2 82 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
SB Doull (NZ) 1992-1999 30 960.5 239 2730 97 7/65 9/114 28.14 2.84 59.4 6 0
JH Kallis (SA) 1995-1999 32 633.0 202 1508 53 5/90 7/112 28.45 2.38 71.6 1 0
CR Matthews (SA) 1992-1995 18 663.2 231 1502 52 5/42 8/140 28.88 2.26 76.5 2 0
CL Cairns (NZ) 1991-1999 43 1364.4 307 4335 150 7/27 10/100 28.90 3.17 54.5 9 1
D Gough (Eng) 1994-1999 34 1230.0 242 3925 135 6/42 9/92 29.07 3.19 54.6 6 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-1999 24 1159.4 281 3119 107 6/46 10/187 29.14 2.68 65.0 9 2
SR Waugh (Aus) 1990-1999 89 585.3 170 1374 47 5/28 5/48 29.23 2.34 74.7 1 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1994-1999 34 1225.1 269 3166 108 6/87 10/90 29.31 2.58 68.0 4 1
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-1999 28 1077.3 251 3132 106 7/46 8/89 29.54 2.90 60.9 7 0
FA Rose (WI) 1997-1999 13 347.4 60 1097 37 7/84 7/96 29.64 3.15 56.3 2 0
PR Adams (SA) 1995-1999 28 949.4 249 2560 86 6/55 8/139 29.76 2.69 66.2 1 0
SLV Raju (India) 1990-1998 27 1232.0 357 2741 92 6/12 11/125 29.79 2.22 80.3 5 1
W Watson (NZ) 1990-1993 12 471.1 157 1073 36 6/78 6/90 29.80 2.27 78.5 1 0
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 1990-1995 31 1186.3 270 3404 114 7/70 9/165 29.85 2.86 62.4 3 0
CR Miller (Aus) 1998-1999 11 371.3 90 928 31 4/62 7/110 29.93 2.49 71.9 0 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1990-1999 43 1798.4 362 5152 172 7/56 10/106 29.95 2.86 62.7 10 3
J Srinath (India) 1991-1999 43 1696.2 382 4892 162 8/86 13/132 30.19 2.88 62.8 6 1
KCG Benjamin (WI) 1992-1998 26 855.2 158 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 1
AD Mullally (Eng) 1996-1999 17 699.4 193 1671 54 5/105 5/84 30.94 2.38 77.7 1 0
WKM Benjamin (WI) 1993-1995 13 407.4 98 1084 35 4/46 5/51 30.97 2.65 69.8 0 0
Aaqib Javed (Pak) 1990-1998 21 606.0 130 1714 54 5/84 8/118 31.74 2.82 67.3 1 0
HK Olonga (Zim) 1995-1999 16 399.3 72 1302 41 5/70 6/89 31.75 3.25 58.4 1 0
DG Cork (Eng) 1995-1998 27 993.5 193 3118 98 7/43 9/162 31.81 3.13 60.8 5 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-1999 64 591.2 226 1185 37 3/14 5/34 32.02 2.00 95.8 0 0
KPJ Warnaweera (SL) 1990-1994 9 380.2 88 995 31 4/25 8/188 32.09 2.61 73.6 0 0
N Kapil Dev (India) 1990-1994 28 1014.4 275 2418 75 5/97 8/163 32.24 2.38 81.1 2 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:
South Africa v England at Durban, 3rd Test, Dec 26-30, 1999 [Test # 1480]
Australia v India at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 1999 [Test # 1479]
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, 2nd Test, Dec 26-29, 1999 [Test # 1478]
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