Best strike rates in an innings
Player Overs Mdns Runs Wkts SR Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
CM Old 8.0 3 21 5 9.6 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
GG Arnold 8.0 1 19 4 12.0 England v India Lord's 20 Jun 1974 Test # 740
PH Edmonds 8.0 6 6 4 12.0 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
IT Botham 11.0 3 21 5 13.2 England v Australia Leeds 11 Aug 1977 Test # 807
RGD Willis 13.0 1 47 5 15.6 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
IT Botham 20.5 8 34 8 15.6 England v Pakistan Lord's 15 Jun 1978 Test # 826
AW Greig 10.4 0 33 4 16.0 England v New Zealand Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
KD Walters 10.5 3 34 4 16.2 Australia v England The Oval 28 Aug 1975 Test # 763
JA Snow 11.0 2 53 4 16.5 England v West Indies Nottingham 3 Jun 1976 Test # 777
DL Underwood 14.0 8 20 5 16.8 England v Pakistan Lord's 8 Aug 1974 Test # 743
MA Holding 14.5 7 17 5 17.8 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
DK Lillee 15.0 8 15 5 18.0 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
BS Chandrasekhar 18.1 3 38 6 18.1 India v England The Oval 19 Aug 1971 Test # 692
RGD Willis 15.3 6 42 5 18.6 England v West Indies Leeds 22 Jul 1976 Test # 780
CM Old 22.4 6 50 7 19.4 England v Pakistan Birmingham 1 Jun 1978 Test # 825
RAL Massie 27.2 9 53 8 20.5 Australia v England Lord's 22 Jun 1972 Test # 699
MA Holding 20.4 6 57 6 20.6 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
AME Roberts 20.5 8 37 6 20.8 West Indies v England Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
DL Underwood 21.0 6 45 6 21.0 England v Australia Leeds 27 Jul 1972 Test # 701
IT Botham 21.0 9 34 6 21.0 England v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 Test # 829
MHN Walker 17.3 5 48 5 21.0 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
KD Boyce 21.1 4 77 6 21.1 West Indies v England The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
M Hendrick 14.2 1 28 4 21.5 England v India Birmingham 4 Jul 1974 Test # 741
JR Thomson 18.0 8 38 5 21.6 Australia v England Birmingham 10 Jul 1975 Test # 760
Saleem Altaf 14.3 9 11 4 21.7 Pakistan v England Leeds 8 Jul 1971 Test # 689
IT Botham 18.1 4 39 5 21.8 England v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
DL Underwood 18.4 7 39 5 22.4 England v West Indies Lord's 17 Jun 1976 Test # 778
VA Holder 15.0 3 56 4 22.5 West Indies v England Lord's 23 Aug 1973 Test # 727
IT Botham 19.0 9 35 5 22.8 England v India Lord's 2 Aug 1979 Test # 852
M Hendrick 15.3 2 41 4 23.2 England v Australia Leeds 11 Aug 1977 Test # 807
PH Edmonds 20.0 7 28 5 24.0 England v Australia Leeds 14 Aug 1975 Test # 762
IT Botham 20.0 5 74 5 24.0 England v Australia Nottingham 28 Jul 1977 Test # 806
Sarfraz Nawaz 20.0 6 39 5 24.0 Pakistan v England Leeds 29 Jun 1978 Test # 827
KD Boyce 16.0 5 49 4 24.0 West Indies v England Lord's 23 Aug 1973 Test # 727
CM Old 16.0 7 20 4 24.0 England v India Manchester 6 Jun 1974 Test # 739
RGD Willis 16.0 8 16 4 24.0 England v New Zealand Lord's 24 Aug 1978 Test # 830
RGD Willis 20.2 9 42 5 24.4 England v New Zealand The Oval 27 Jul 1978 Test # 828
RAL Massie 32.5 7 84 8 24.6 Australia v England Lord's 22 Jun 1972 Test # 699
MA Holding 33.0 9 92 8 24.7 West Indies v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 Test # 781
MWW Selvey 17.0 4 41 4 25.5 England v West Indies Manchester 8 Jul 1976 Test # 779
RGD Willis 30.1 7 78 7 25.8 England v Australia Lord's 16 Jun 1977 Test # 804
DL Underwood 34.5 17 51 8 26.1 England v Pakistan Lord's 8 Aug 1974 Test # 743
GG Arnold 22.0 11 27 5 26.4 England v New Zealand Leeds 5 Jul 1973 Test # 724
KD Boyce 22.0 4 70 5 26.4 West Indies v England The Oval 26 Jul 1973 Test # 725
IT Botham 18.0 2 59 4 27.0 England v Pakistan Leeds 29 Jun 1978 Test # 827
AME Roberts 23.0 6 60 5 27.6 West Indies v England Lord's 17 Jun 1976 Test # 778
JA Snow 18.4 3 77 4 28.0 England v West Indies Leeds 22 Jul 1976 Test # 780
N Gifford 19.0 4 43 4 28.5 England v India Lord's 22 Jul 1971 Test # 690
DR Hadlee 19.0 6 42 4 28.5 New Zealand v England Nottingham 7 Jun 1973 Test # 722
JA Snow 19.0 3 68 4 28.5 England v West Indies Lord's 17 Jun 1976 Test # 778

Minimum of 4 wickets
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:
England v India at The Oval, 4th Test, Aug 30-Sep 4, 1979 [Test # 854]
England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 16-21, 1979 [Test # 853]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 2-7, 1979 [Test # 852]