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Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
DL Underwood (Eng) 1971-1975 4 1110 325 24 6/12 12/97 13.54 1.75 46.2 3 1
S Ramadhin (WI) 1952-1956 6 1708 482 32 6/23 9/81 15.06 1.69 53.3 3 0
DS Atkinson (WI) 1952-1956 5 1046 279 18 7/53 7/86 15.50 1.60 58.1 2 0
J Garner (WI) 1980-1987 5 1195 440 26 6/56 7/73 16.92 2.20 45.9 2 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-1995 7 2053 859 50 7/119 11/179 17.18 2.51 41.0 6 2
RG Nadkarni (India) 1968-1968 4 1113 251 14 6/43 7/65 17.92 1.35 79.5 1 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 2000-2005 6 1450 552 30 6/115 7/89 18.40 2.28 48.3 1 0
JDP Oram (NZ) 2002-2008 13 2138 769 41 4/41 6/63 18.75 2.15 52.1 0 0
AL Valentine (WI) 1952-1956 6 1892 436 23 5/32 7/80 18.95 1.38 82.2 1 0
EAS Prasanna (India) 1968-1976 7 1755 674 35 8/76 11/140 19.25 2.30 50.1 3 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 9 1757 970 49 5/69 8/153 19.79 3.31 35.8 2 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1995-2006 6 1568 599 30 6/87 10/118 19.96 2.29 52.2 2 1
MHN Walker (Aus) 1974-1977 5 1678 528 26 4/39 7/131 20.30 1.88 64.5 0 0
AR Caddick (Eng) 1997-2002 5 1274 551 27 6/63 9/172 20.40 2.59 47.1 2 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1987-1999 7 1610 664 32 7/37 13/55 20.75 2.47 50.3 3 1
SK Warne (Aus) 1993-2005 9 2519 1044 49 5/39 7/86 21.30 2.48 51.4 1 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 7 1681 630 28 5/32 7/97 22.50 2.24 60.0 1 0
DK Lillee (Aus) 1977-1982 5 1134 495 22 6/72 11/123 22.50 2.61 51.5 2 1
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 1995-2006 8 1742 812 36 6/87 10/90 22.55 2.79 48.3 4 1
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 43 10663 4615 201 7/23 11/58 22.96 2.59 53.0 15 3
SM Pollock (SA) 1999-2004 6 1482 598 26 5/33 7/87 23.00 2.42 57.0 1 0
GR Larsen (NZ) 1995-1996 5 1243 401 17 3/57 5/88 23.58 1.93 73.1 0 0
RO Collinge (NZ) 1965-1978 20 4574 1909 80 6/63 9/166 23.86 2.50 57.1 2 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2009 6 1282 508 21 6/63 7/102 24.19 2.37 61.0 1 0
TA Boult (NZ) 2012-2014 10 2312 1089 45 6/40 10/80 24.20 2.82 51.3 2 1
BS Bedi (India) 1968-1976 6 1537 493 20 6/127 8/148 24.65 1.92 76.8 1 0
DR Tuffey (NZ) 2000-2010 15 3016 1430 57 6/54 9/116 25.08 2.84 52.9 2 0
Intikhab Alam (Pak) 1965-1973 6 1248 511 20 7/52 11/130 25.55 2.45 62.4 2 1
PCR Tufnell (Eng) 1992-1997 6 1909 609 23 7/47 11/147 26.47 1.91 83.0 1 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1979-1989 4 1283 453 17 5/106 6/109 26.64 2.11 75.4 1 0
DK Morrison (NZ) 1988-1997 27 5946 3119 115 7/89 8/83 27.12 3.14 51.7 9 0
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1993-2001 8 1847 924 34 6/78 9/81 27.17 3.00 54.3 2 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1978-1992 7 1598 741 27 5/59 8/111 27.44 2.78 59.1 3 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1966-1966 3 1146 359 13 5/123 6/114 27.61 1.87 88.1 1 0
FJ Cameron (NZ) 1963-1965 9 2150 830 30 5/34 9/70 27.66 2.31 71.6 1 0
W Watson (NZ) 1991-1993 6 1606 615 22 4/121 6/90 27.95 2.29 73.0 0 0
Z Khan (India) 2002-2014 7 1661 933 33 5/29 7/122 28.27 3.37 50.3 4 0
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 1965-1973 6 1138 396 14 5/42 6/77 28.28 2.08 81.2 1 0
CL Cairns (NZ) 1991-2004 31 5758 3091 109 7/27 10/100 28.35 3.22 52.8 5 1
BL Cairns (NZ) 1975-1985 24 5807 2168 75 7/143 8/96 28.90 2.24 77.4 3 0
HH Streak (Zim) 1996-2000 5 1176 552 19 4/52 7/160 29.05 2.81 61.8 0 0
SB Doull (NZ) 1994-2000 19 3674 1773 61 7/65 9/114 29.06 2.89 60.2 4 0
GA Bartlett (NZ) 1965-1968 5 1084 466 16 6/38 6/90 29.12 2.57 67.7 1 0
JG Bracewell (NZ) 1981-1990 14 2882 1117 38 6/32 10/106 29.39 2.32 75.8 3 1
RC Motz (NZ) 1963-1969 17 3565 1598 54 6/63 8/113 29.59 2.68 66.0 4 0
KD Mills (NZ) 2005-2009 10 1675 830 28 4/16 6/77 29.64 2.97 59.8 0 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1986-1993 5 1089 482 16 3/54 6/120 30.12 2.65 68.0 0 0
DJ Nash (NZ) 1994-1999 14 2646 1100 36 4/38 5/54 30.55 2.49 73.5 0 0
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2003-2009 4 1032 491 16 7/168 7/189 30.68 2.85 64.5 1 0
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1975-1989 24 5732 2029 66 4/30 8/123 30.74 2.12 86.8 0 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
New Zealand v India at Auckland, 1st Test, Feb 6-9, 2014 [Test # 2118]
New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton, 3rd Test, Dec 19-22, 2013 [Test # 2109]
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