Records / 1980s / One-Day Internationals / Best averages

Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
J Garner (WI) 1980-1987 87 774.2 131 2354 126 5/31 18.68 3.04 36.8 2 2
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1980-1989 92 805.2 145 2632 133 5/25 19.78 3.26 36.3 1 5
DK Lillee (Aus) 1980-1983 48 447.2 65 1523 76 4/12 20.03 3.40 35.3 3 0
MA Holding (WI) 1980-1987 90 798.0 86 2649 126 5/26 21.02 3.31 38.0 4 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1980-1989 124 850.3 94 3305 144 6/14 22.95 3.88 35.4 3 1
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-1989 86 703.1 59 2701 117 5/21 23.08 3.84 36.0 3 2
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1989 42 370.0 51 1344 56 5/17 24.00 3.63 39.6 1 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1989 109 974.5 103 3311 135 4/23 24.52 3.39 43.3 5 0
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1983-1989 99 813.4 54 3285 131 5/44 25.07 4.03 37.2 4 2
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1980-1989 113 999.5 155 3573 139 5/34 25.70 3.57 43.1 3 1
SP Davis (Aus) 1986-1988 39 336.0 46 1133 44 3/10 25.75 3.37 45.8 0 0
N Kapil Dev (India) 1980-1989 143 1195.2 156 4410 168 5/43 26.25 3.68 42.6 1 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1980-1984 42 388.2 59 1354 50 4/23 27.08 3.48 46.6 2 0
RM Hogg (Aus) 1980-1985 63 543.5 49 2129 76 4/29 28.01 3.91 42.9 4 0
PAJ DeFreitas (Eng) 1987-1989 45 422.2 57 1583 56 4/35 28.26 3.74 45.2 1 0
S Madan Lal (India) 1981-1987 60 459.4 38 1871 66 4/20 28.34 4.07 41.7 2 0
GS Chappell (Aus) 1980-1983 52 399.5 32 1600 56 5/15 28.57 4.00 42.8 0 1
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1985-1989 64 583.3 35 2585 90 5/44 28.72 4.43 38.9 2 1
MC Snedden (NZ) 1980-1989 85 695.1 63 3020 105 4/34 28.76 4.34 39.7 1 0
RMH Binny (India) 1980-1987 72 492.5 37 2260 77 4/29 29.35 4.58 38.4 3 0
GF Lawson (Aus) 1980-1989 79 709.5 94 2592 88 4/26 29.45 3.65 48.3 1 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1985-1989 83 751.3 60 2858 97 5/1 29.46 3.80 46.4 4 1
JE Emburey (Eng) 1980-1989 58 546.5 38 2226 75 4/37 29.68 4.07 43.7 2 0
Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 1980-1989 112 744.5 37 3183 106 5/28 30.02 4.27 42.1 1 1
Maninder Singh (India) 1983-1989 57 504.1 33 1958 65 4/22 30.12 3.88 46.5 1 0
SP O'Donnell (Aus) 1985-1989 58 483.5 29 2109 70 4/19 30.12 4.35 41.4 4 0
SR Waugh (Aus) 1986-1989 80 571.1 21 2574 84 4/33 30.64 4.50 40.7 2 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1980-1989 75 685.2 71 2800 91 4/56 30.76 4.08 45.1 1 0
NA Foster (Eng) 1984-1989 48 437.5 25 1836 59 3/20 31.11 4.19 44.5 0 0
BL Cairns (NZ) 1980-1985 66 550.0 66 2221 71 4/16 31.28 4.03 46.4 2 0
BA Reid (Aus) 1986-1987 41 365.0 32 1559 48 5/53 32.47 4.27 45.6 0 1
WKM Benjamin (WI) 1986-1989 47 415.1 32 1763 53 3/21 33.26 4.24 47.0 0 0
C Sharma (India) 1983-1989 60 442.3 18 2191 65 3/22 33.70 4.95 40.8 0 0
JR Ratnayeke (SL) 1982-1989 74 557.3 24 2676 77 4/23 34.75 4.80 43.4 1 0
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1989 119 917.2 50 3867 109 4/38 35.47 4.21 50.4 2 0
IVA Richards (WI) 1980-1989 156 854.0 26 3834 108 6/41 35.50 4.48 47.4 1 2
GRJ Matthews (Aus) 1984-1989 46 364.1 19 1555 43 3/27 36.16 4.27 50.8 0 0
JV Coney (NZ) 1980-1987 84 457.3 24 1919 51 4/46 37.62 4.19 53.8 1 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1987 57 455.5 47 2237 59 5/32 37.91 4.90 46.3 1 2
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 1982-1989 48 408.3 19 1922 49 4/37 39.22 4.70 50.0 1 0
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1989 66 550.0 30 2185 55 3/34 39.72 3.97 60.0 0 0
Tauseef Ahmed (Pak) 1982-1989 66 502.5 32 2064 51 4/38 40.47 4.10 59.1 1 0
EAE Baptiste (WI) 1983-1989 41 351.0 26 1459 36 2/10 40.52 4.15 58.5 0 0
A Ranatunga (SL) 1982-1989 80 453.0 13 2211 54 4/14 40.94 4.88 50.3 1 0
M Amarnath (India) 1982-1989 74 356.5 10 1545 33 3/12 46.81 4.32 64.8 0 0
VB John (SL) 1982-1987 45 385.1 44 1655 34 3/28 48.67 4.29 67.9 0 0
JG Bracewell (NZ) 1983-1988 48 374.5 20 1743 31 2/3 56.22 4.65 72.5 0 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:
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Perth, Benson & Hedges World Series 3rd match, Dec 31, 1989 [ODI # 598]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Benson & Hedges World Series 2nd match, Dec 30, 1989 [ODI # 597]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Benson & Hedges World Series 1st match, Dec 26, 1989 [ODI # 596]
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