Records / 1980s / Test matches / Best strike rates

Best strike rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
MD Marshall (WI) 1980-1989 65 14399 6434 323 7/22 11/89 19.91 2.68 44.5 22 4
Imran Khan (Pak) 1980-1989 55 12040 4896 256 8/58 14/116 19.12 2.43 47.0 18 5
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1980-1989 53 13856 5574 289 9/52 15/123 19.28 2.41 47.9 28 7
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1989 17 2846 1759 59 5/24 9/88 29.81 3.70 48.2 3 0
MA Holding (WI) 1979-1987 47 9308 4317 185 6/21 11/107 23.33 2.78 50.3 9 1
LS Pascoe (Aus) 1980-1982 11 2577 1305 51 5/59 6/96 25.58 3.03 50.5 1 0
J Garner (WI) 1979-1987 52 10933 4351 212 6/56 9/108 20.52 2.38 51.5 7 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1980-1984 39 7441 3679 143 8/43 9/92 25.72 2.96 52.0 5 0
DK Lillee (Aus) 1979-1984 36 8975 4126 171 7/83 11/138 24.12 2.75 52.4 11 3
CEH Croft (WI) 1979-1982 20 4062 1824 75 6/74 8/113 24.32 2.69 54.1 2 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-1989 35 6617 2958 122 6/62 10/101 24.24 2.68 54.2 4 1
C Sharma (India) 1984-1989 24 3470 2163 61 6/58 10/188 35.45 3.74 56.8 4 1
GR Dilley (Eng) 1980-1989 40 7976 4010 135 6/38 9/128 29.70 3.01 59.0 6 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 17 3518 2180 59 6/109 7/201 36.94 3.71 59.6 3 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1979-1983 19 3850 1672 64 5/39 9/100 26.12 2.60 60.1 2 0
B Yardley (Aus) 1981-1983 19 5378 2549 89 7/98 10/185 28.64 2.84 60.4 6 1
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1989 33 8374 3810 136 6/128 10/151 28.01 2.72 61.5 11 1
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-1989 17 3695 1641 60 5/72 8/138 27.35 2.66 61.5 1 0
WW Davis (WI) 1983-1988 15 2773 1472 45 4/19 6/94 32.71 3.18 61.6 0 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1980-1989 75 15900 8359 258 8/103 13/106 32.39 3.15 61.6 15 2
GF Lawson (Aus) 1980-1989 47 11118 5501 180 8/112 11/134 30.56 2.96 61.7 11 2
N Kapil Dev (India) 1980-1989 80 16895 8036 272 9/83 11/146 29.54 2.85 62.1 16 2
MG Hughes (Aus) 1985-1989 20 4496 2332 72 8/87 13/217 32.38 3.11 62.4 4 1
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1988 25 5027 2735 80 8/141 8/141 34.18 3.26 62.8 3 0
JR Thomson (Aus) 1981-1985 17 3023 1709 48 5/50 7/80 35.60 3.39 62.9 2 0
RMH Binny (India) 1980-1987 23 2433 1265 38 6/56 8/101 33.28 3.11 64.0 2 0
RJ Ratnayake (SL) 1983-1989 15 3153 1701 49 6/66 9/125 34.71 3.23 64.3 3 0
BA Reid (Aus) 1985-1988 18 4051 1836 62 4/53 7/173 29.61 2.71 65.3 0 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-1989 29 6203 2649 94 6/91 10/128 28.18 2.56 65.9 5 1
RM Hogg (Aus) 1979-1984 23 3911 2003 59 6/77 7/133 33.94 3.07 66.2 1 0
NG Cowans (Eng) 1982-1985 20 3182+ 1894+ 51 6/77 8/146 39.45* 3.57* 66.2* 2 0
Iqbal Qasim (Pak) 1980-1988 33 8810 3274 131 7/49 11/118 24.99 2.22 67.2 7 1
JR Ratnayeke (SL) 1982-1989 22 3833 1972 56 8/83 8/108 35.21 3.08 68.4 4 0
Azeem Hafeez (Pak) 1983-1985 18 4351 2204 63 6/46 7/160 34.98 3.03 69.0 4 0
NA Foster (Eng) 1983-1989 28 6081 2797 88 8/107 11/163 31.78 2.75 69.1 5 1
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1980-1989 57 15176 6980 216 9/56 13/101 32.31 2.75 70.2 14 5
GB Troup (NZ) 1980-1986 12 2518 1157 35 6/95 10/166 33.05 2.75 71.9 1 1
BL Cairns (NZ) 1980-1985 29 7332 3025 101 7/74 10/144 29.95 2.47 72.5 5 1
MC Snedden (NZ) 1981-1989 18 3222 1534 44 5/68 5/77 34.86 2.85 73.2 1 0
RA Harper (WI) 1983-1989 24 3465 1252 45 6/57 6/90 27.82 2.16 77.0 1 0
DR Pringle (Eng) 1982-1989 21 3750 1807 48 5/95 7/120 37.64 2.89 78.1 2 0
Tauseef Ahmed (Pak) 1980-1989 28 6974 2573 87 6/45 9/77 29.57 2.21 80.1 3 0
NGB Cook (Eng) 1983-1989 15 4174 1689 52 6/65 11/83 32.48 2.42 80.2 4 1
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1982-1989 39 9306 3473 115 6/73 10/124 30.20 2.23 80.9 3 1
DS de Silva (SL) 1982-1984 12 3031 1347 37 5/59 9/162 36.40 2.66 81.9 1 0
Tahir Naqqash (Pak) 1982-1985 15 2800 1398 34 5/40 6/86 41.11 2.99 82.3 2 0
SL Boock (NZ) 1980-1989 21 4791 2008 57 7/87 8/156 35.22 2.51 84.0 3 0
S Madan Lal (India) 1981-1986 23 3540 1869 42 5/23 6/47 44.50 3.16 84.2 2 0
RG Holland (Aus) 1984-1986 12 2889 1352 34 6/54 10/144 39.76 2.80 84.9 3 2
PJW Allott (Eng) 1981-1985 13 2225 1084 26 6/61 6/85 41.69 2.92 85.5 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:
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart, 2nd Test, Dec 16-20, 1989 [Test # 1133]
Pakistan v India at Sialkot, 4th Test, Dec 9-14, 1989 [Test # 1132]
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane, 1st Test, Dec 8-12, 1989 [Test # 1131]
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