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Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
R Ashwin 2011-2013 19 6117 2965 104 7/103 12/85 28.50 2.90 58.8 9 2
BS Bedi 1966-1979 67 21364 7637 266 7/98 10/194 28.71 2.14 80.3 14 1
RG Nadkarni 1955-1968 41 9165 2559 88 6/43 11/122 29.07 1.67 104.1 4 1
SP Gupte 1951-1961 36 11284 4403 149 9/102 10/223 29.55 2.34 75.7 12 1
N Kapil Dev 1978-1994 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 2.78 63.9 23 2
A Kumble 1990-2008 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 2.69 65.9 35 8
BS Chandrasekhar 1964-1979 58 15963 7199 242 8/79 12/104 29.74 2.70 65.9 16 2
ND Hirwani 1988-1996 17 4298 1987 66 8/61 16/136 30.10 2.77 65.1 4 1
Ghulam Ahmed 1948-1959 22 5650 2052 68 7/49 10/130 30.17 2.17 83.0 4 1
RA Jadeja 2012-2014 11* 3343 1331 44 6/138 7/98 30.25 2.38 75.9 2 0
PP Ojha 2009-2013 24 7633 3420 113 6/47 10/89 30.26 2.68 67.5 7 1
EAS Prasanna 1962-1978 49 14353 5742 189 8/76 11/140 30.38 2.40 75.9 10 2
J Srinath 1991-2002 67 15104 7196 236 8/86 13/132 30.49 2.85 64.0 10 1
L Amar Singh 1932-1936 7 2182 858 28 7/86 8/141 30.64 2.35 77.9 2 0
DR Doshi 1979-1983 33 9322 3502 114 6/102 8/103 30.71 2.25 81.7 6 0
SLV Raju 1990-2001 28 7602 2857 93 6/12 11/125 30.72 2.25 81.7 5 1
IK Pathan 2003-2008 29 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 7 2
MH Mankad 1946-1959 44 14686 5236 162 8/52 13/131 32.32 2.13 90.6 8 2
Harbhajan Singh 1998-2013 101 28293 13372 413 8/84 15/217 32.37 2.83 68.5 25 5
RMH Binny 1979-1987 27 2870 1534 47 6/56 8/101 32.63 3.20 61.0 2 0
L Amarnath 1933-1952 24 4241 1481 45 5/96 8/167 32.91 2.09 94.2 2 0
Z Khan 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
KD Ghavri 1974-1981 39 7036 3656 109 5/33 7/120 33.54 3.11 64.5 4 0
BKV Prasad 1996-2001 33 7041 3360 96 6/33 10/153 35.00 2.86 73.3 7 1
Arshad Ayub 1987-1989 13 3663 1438 41 5/50 8/104 35.07 2.35 89.3 3 0
NS Yadav 1979-1987 35 8360 3580 102 5/76 8/118 35.09 2.56 81.9 3 0
SA Durani 1960-1973 29 6446 2657 75 6/73 10/177 35.42 2.47 85.9 3 1
C Sharma 1984-1989 23 3470 2163 61 6/58 10/188 35.45 3.74 56.8 4 1
SB Joshi 1996-2000 15 3451 1470 41 5/142 8/169 35.85 2.55 84.1 1 0
S Venkataraghavan 1965-1983 57 14877 5634 156 8/72 12/152 36.11 2.27 95.3 3 1
DG Phadkar 1947-1959 31 5994 2285 62 7/159 7/88 36.85 2.28 96.6 3 0
I Sharma 2007-2014 57 11535 6446 174 7/74 10/108 37.04 3.35 66.2 6 1
M Prabhakar 1984-1995 39 7475 3581 96 6/132 6/92 37.30 2.87 77.8 3 0
RB Desai 1959-1968 28 5597 2761 74 6/56 8/190 37.31 2.95 75.6 2 0
Maninder Singh 1982-1993 35 8218 3288 88 7/27 10/107 37.36 2.40 93.3 3 2
S Sreesanth 2006-2011 27 5419 3271 87 5/40 8/99 37.59 3.62 62.2 3 0
MM Patel 2006-2011 13 2658 1349 35 4/25 7/97 38.54 3.04 75.9 0 0
RK Chauhan 1993-1998 21 4749 1857 47 4/48 7/107 39.51 2.34 101.0 0 0
S Madan Lal 1974-1986 39 5997 2846 71 5/23 6/47 40.08 2.84 84.4 4 0
Surendranath 1958-1961 11 2602 1053 26 5/75 5/75 40.50 2.42 100.0 2 0
RJ Shastri 1981-1992 80 15751 6185 151 5/75 8/179 40.96 2.35 104.3 2 0
RP Singh 2006-2011 14 2534 1682 40 5/59 7/117 42.05 3.98 63.3 1 0
PR Umrigar 1948-1962 59 4725 1473 35 6/74 6/74 42.08 1.87 135.0 2 0
S Abid Ali 1967-1974 29 4164 1980 47 6/55 7/116 42.12 2.85 88.5 1 0
A Nehra 1999-2004 17 3447 1866 44 4/72 6/117 42.40 3.24 78.3 0 0
A Mishra 2008-2011 13 3497 1862 43 5/71 7/106 43.30 3.19 81.3 1 0
L Sivaramakrishnan 1983-1986 9 2367 1145 26 6/64 12/181 44.03 2.90 91.0 3 1
GS Ramchand 1952-1960 33 4976 1899 41 6/49 7/76 46.31 2.28 121.3 1 0
CG Borde 1958-1969 55 5695 2417 52 5/88 6/132 46.48 2.54 109.5 1 0
RF Surti 1960-1969 26 3870 1962 42 5/74 6/161 46.71 3.04 92.1 1 0

Minimum of 2000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Southampton, 3rd Investec Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132 - Live]
    » India 165/9 (65.2 ov, Pankaj Singh 0*, AM Rahane 48*, CR Woakes 0/18)
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]
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