Records / 1950s / Test matches / Best strike rates

Best strike rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
FH Tyson (Eng) 1954-1959 18 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 4 1
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1959 31 6200 2685 128 8/31 9/40 20.97 2.59 48.4 5 0
R Gilchrist (WI) 1957-1959 14 3227 1521 57 6/55 9/73 26.68 2.82 56.6 1 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1950-1955 28 8370 2917 147 7/44 14/99 19.84 2.09 56.9 13 3
Khan Mohammad (Pak) 1952-1958 13 3157 1292 54 6/21 8/41 23.92 2.45 58.4 4 0
Nasim-ul-Ghani (Pak) 1958-1959 10 2014 878 34 6/67 8/120 25.82 2.61 59.2 2 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1950-1959 39 9783 2992 162 10/53 19/90 18.46 1.83 60.3 8 3
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1949-1959 45 9690 3752 157 7/43 8/112 23.89 2.32 61.7 8 0
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1959 26 7815 2765 125 7/42 13/114 22.12 2.12 62.5 12 4
NAT Adcock (SA) 1953-1958 19 4321 1460 69 6/43 8/87 21.15 2.02 62.6 3 0
KR Miller (Aus) 1949-1956 40 7833 2975 125 6/107 10/152 23.80 2.27 62.6 5 1
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1959 50 9995 3737 159 7/39 9/88 23.50 2.24 62.8 5 0
JH Wardle (Eng) 1950-1957 28 6579 2071 102 7/36 12/89 20.30 1.88 64.5 5 1
PS Heine (SA) 1955-1958 13 3674 1332 56 6/58 8/157 23.78 2.17 65.6 4 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1952-1959 32 8117 2554 123 7/35 11/48 20.76 1.88 65.9 8 3
FR Brown (Eng) 1950-1953 14 2140 901 32 5/49 6/81 28.15 2.52 66.8 1 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1959 44 11201 3952 165 7/72 11/105 23.95 2.11 67.8 11 1
AK Davidson (Aus) 1953-1959 28 6273 1886 92 7/93 12/124 20.50 1.80 68.1 4 1
PJ Loader (Eng) 1954-1959 14 2662 878 39 6/36 9/86 22.51 1.97 68.2 1 0
R Tattersall (Eng) 1951-1954 17 4228 1513 58 7/52 12/101 26.08 2.14 72.8 4 1
SP Gupte (India) 1951-1959 34 9822 3903 134 9/102 10/223 29.12 2.38 73.2 11 1
RG Archer (Aus) 1953-1956 20 3576 1318 48 5/53 6/65 27.45 2.21 74.5 1 0
TE Bailey (Eng) 1950-1959 59 8764 3257 116 7/34 11/98 28.07 2.22 75.5 3 1
WA Johnston (Aus) 1949-1955 32 8263 2949 109 6/62 8/114 27.05 2.14 75.8 5 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1951-1958 27 5323+ 2041+ 70 5/64 8/105 29.57* 2.30* 77.1* 1 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1958 31 11875+ 3686+ 154 9/113 13/165 24.09* 1.86* 77.6* 14 2
Mahmood Hussain (Pak) 1952-1959 18 3759 1737 48 6/67 6/88 36.18 2.77 78.3 1 0
I Meckiff (Aus) 1957-1959 13 2608 912 33 6/38 8/65 27.63 2.09 79.0 2 0
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1949-1956 33 5682 2097 70 7/44 8/86 29.95 2.21 81.1 2 0
Ghulam Ahmed (India) 1952-1959 20 4874 1691 60 7/49 10/130 28.18 2.08 81.2 4 1
JA Hayes (NZ) 1951-1958 16 2411+ 1112+ 30 4/36 4/36 39.71* 2.76* 86.1* 0 0
S Ramadhin (WI) 1950-1959 39 12152 3950 138 7/49 11/152 28.62 1.95 88.0 10 1
MH Mankad (India) 1951-1959 33 10820 3570 122 8/52 13/131 29.26 1.97 88.6 7 2
GE Gomez (WI) 1950-1954 19 3637 1105 41 7/55 10/113 26.95 1.82 88.7 1 1
DT Ring (Aus) 1951-1953 12 2528 1141 28 6/72 8/132 40.75 2.70 90.2 2 0
AL Valentine (WI) 1950-1958 30 11157 3568 123 8/104 11/204 29.00 1.91 90.7 8 2
RW Blair (NZ) 1953-1959 14 2361 1031 26 4/90 4/90 39.65 2.62 90.8 0 0
FMM Worrell (WI) 1950-1957 30 4269 1701 47 7/70 7/70 36.19 2.39 90.8 2 0
OG Smith (WI) 1955-1959 27 4431 1625 48 5/90 8/184 33.85 2.20 92.3 1 0
AM Moir (NZ) 1951-1959 17 2650 1418 28 6/155 6/155 50.64 3.21 94.6 2 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1951-1959 33 4270+ 1543+ 47 4/34 6/97 34.28* 2.16* 94.8* 0 0
JC Watkins (SA) 1949-1957 14 2541+ 691+ 26 4/22 6/88 26.57* 1.63* 97.7* 0 0
FM King (WI) 1953-1956 14 2869 1159 29 5/74 6/103 39.96 2.42 98.9 1 0
HB Cave (NZ) 1955-1958 16 2802+ 888+ 30 4/21 8/43 31.71* 1.90* 100.0* 0 0
TL Goddard (SA) 1955-1958 15 5130 1315 47 5/31 7/108 27.97 1.53 109.1 2 0
DS Atkinson (WI) 1951-1958 18 4637 1423 42 7/53 7/86 33.88 1.84 110.4 3 0
GS Ramchand (India) 1952-1959 31 4598 1747 41 6/49 7/76 42.60 2.27 112.1 1 0
DG Phadkar (India) 1951-1959 26 4683 1620 40 5/64 7/88 40.50 2.07 117.0 2 0
KD Mackay (Aus) 1956-1959 22 2406 595 20 6/42 7/58 29.75 1.48 120.3 1 0
PR Umrigar (India) 1951-1959 46 2295 776 18 6/74 6/74 43.11 2.02 127.5 1 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:
India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, Dec 19-24, 1959 [Test # 483]
India v Australia at Delhi, 1st Test, Dec 12-16, 1959 [Test # 482]
Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, 3rd Test, Dec 4-9, 1959 [Test # 481]
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