Best economy rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
BL D'Oliveira (ENG) 1970-1972 19 2376 713 22 3/46 5/62 32.40 1.80 108.0 0 0
PH Edmonds (ENG) 1975-1979 18 4083 1251 49 7/66 7/66 25.53 1.83 83.3 2 0
GS Sobers (WI) 1971-1974 17 4233 1323 42 4/64 5/91 31.50 1.87 100.7 0 0
G Miller (ENG) 1976-1979 25 3693 1200 42 5/44 6/57 28.57 1.94 87.9 1 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1971-1976 30 9886 3232 100 7/98 9/143 32.32 1.96 98.8 5 0
R Illingworth (ENG) 1970-1973 25 4325 1462 36 5/70 5/110 40.61 2.02 120.1 1 0
DR Doshi (INDIA) 1979-1979 10 2819 960 40 6/103 8/103 24.00 2.04 70.4 2 0
N Gifford (ENG) 1971-1973 13 2586 886 28 5/55 8/127 31.64 2.05 92.3 1 0
M Hendrick (ENG) 1974-1979 26 5072 1766 78 4/28 8/95 22.64 2.08 65.0 0 0
DL Underwood (ENG) 1970-1979 60 15380 5587 202 8/51 13/71 27.65 2.17 76.1 10 4
RR Jumadeen (WI) 1972-1979 12 3140 1141 29 4/72 6/162 39.34 2.18 108.2 0 0
Iqbal Qasim (PAK) 1976-1979 18 4209 1533 40 6/40 10/175 38.32 2.18 105.2 1 1
GS Chappell (AUS) 1970-1980 56 3868+ 1416+ 34 5/61 5/61 41.64* 2.19* 113.7* 1 0
BS Bedi (INDIA) 1971-1979 52 15516+ 5719+ 196 6/71 10/194 29.78* 2.21* 80.8* 10 1
HJ Howarth (NZ) 1971-1977 21 6212 2324 50 4/46 7/186 46.48 2.24 124.2 0 0
MHN Walker (AUS) 1972-1977 35 10094 3792 138 8/143 8/143 27.47 2.25 73.1 6 0
BE Congdon (NZ) 1971-1978 33 4714 1780 48 5/65 5/65 37.08 2.26 98.2 1 0
G Dymock (AUS) 1974-1980 16 4094+ 1555+ 62 7/67 12/166 26.35* 2.27* 69.3* 4 1
BL Cairns (NZ) 1974-1979 14 3296 1255 29 5/55 5/104 43.27 2.28 113.6 1 0
KJ O'Keeffe (AUS) 1971-1977 26 5034+ 1927+ 53 5/101 6/106 37.78* 2.29* 98.7* 1 0
S Venkataraghavan (INDIA) 1971-1979 37 9785 3761 98 5/95 7/103 38.37 2.30 99.8 1 0
AG Hurst (AUS) 1974-1979 13 2870+ 1137+ 43 5/28 9/155 27.07* 2.37* 68.3* 2 0
EAS Prasanna (INDIA) 1971-1978 30 6581+ 2622+ 76 8/76 11/140 34.50* 2.39* 86.5* 2 1
AA Mallett (AUS) 1970-1976 30 6507+ 2600+ 91 8/59 9/111 29.21* 2.39* 73.1* 3 0
JW Gleeson (AUS) 1970-1972 12 3758 1502 36 5/125 8/186 41.72 2.39 104.3 1 0
VA Holder (WI) 1971-1979 39 7956+ 3185+ 100 6/28 8/223 31.85* 2.40* 79.5* 3 0
S Madan Lal (INDIA) 1974-1977 17 2324+ 932+ 29 5/72 6/99 33.28* 2.40* 83.0* 2 0
B Yardley (AUS) 1978-1979 14 3531 1437 37 4/35 5/88 38.83 2.44 95.4 0 0
BD Julien (WI) 1973-1977 25 4542 1868 50 5/57 5/66 37.36 2.46 90.8 1 0
RM Hogg (AUS) 1978-1980 17 3450+ 1434+ 64 6/74 10/122 24.30* 2.49* 58.4* 4 1
JK Lever (ENG) 1976-1979 15 2886 1204 51 7/46 10/70 23.60 2.50 56.5 2 1
Sarfraz Nawaz (PAK) 1972-1979 34 8582 3591 120 9/86 11/125 29.92 2.51 71.5 4 1
P Lever (ENG) 1970-1975 17 3571 1509 41 6/38 9/103 36.80 2.53 87.0 2 0
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1979 23 5381 2274 118 8/34 11/140 19.27 2.53 45.6 12 2
KD Walters (AUS) 1970-1977 48 2201 946 38 5/66 7/89 24.89 2.57 57.9 1 0
Intikhab Alam (PAK) 1971-1977 22 5310 2289 76 7/52 11/130 30.11 2.58 69.8 3 1
GG Arnold (ENG) 1972-1975 31 7134 3077 107 6/45 9/91 28.75 2.58 66.6 5 0
RO Collinge (NZ) 1971-1978 22 5169 2249 79 6/63 9/166 28.46 2.61 65.4 3 0
Inshan Ali (WI) 1971-1977 12 3718 1621 34 5/59 7/158 47.67 2.61 109.3 1 0
JD Higgs (AUS) 1978-1980 17 3703+ 1615+ 51 7/143 8/190 32.30* 2.61* 74.0* 2 0
JA Snow (ENG) 1970-1976 24 6044 2663 103 7/40 8/63 25.85 2.64 58.6 4 0
Mushtaq Mohammad (PAK) 1971-1979 36 4285 1893 65 5/28 9/119 29.12 2.65 65.9 3 0
PI Pocock (ENG) 1972-1976 14 3402 1510 35 5/110 8/142 43.14 2.66 97.2 2 0
Saleem Altaf (PAK) 1971-1978 18 3239 1440 37 4/11 7/131 38.91 2.66 87.5 0 0
DR O'Sullivan (NZ) 1973-1976 12 2744 1224 18 5/148 5/148 68.00 2.67 152.4 1 0
RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1979 52 9916 4511 182 7/78 9/118 24.78 2.72 54.4 11 0
WM Clark (AUS) 1977-1979 11 2407+ 1096+ 44 4/46 8/147 27.40* 2.73* 60.1* 0 0
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1979 25 6830 3125 98 6/63 12/165 31.88 2.74 69.6 5 1
DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1980 36 9492 4367 184 6/26 11/123 23.73 2.76 51.5 12 4
AW Greig (ENG) 1972-1977 59 9802 4541 141 8/86 13/156 32.20 2.77 69.5 6 2

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:
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 29, 1979 - Jan 1, 1980 [Test # 867]
India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 4th Test, Dec 25-30, 1979 [Test # 866]
India v Pakistan at Mumbai, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 1979 [Test # 865]