Best strike rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GA Lohmann (Eng) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.88 34.1 9 5
JJ Ferris (Aus/Eng) 1887-1892 9 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.01 37.7 6 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 5 1
SF Barnes (Eng) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 72 15261 8333 362 7/51 11/60 23.01 3.27 42.1 22 5
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2014 23 4747 2253 112 6/44 10/102 20.11 2.84 42.3 9 2
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1911 15 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.15 43.1 5 1
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
FR Spofforth (Aus) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 14/90 18.41 2.48 44.5 7 4
W Barnes (Eng) 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 3 0
J Cowie (NZ) 1937-1949 9 2028 969 45 6/40 10/140 21.53 2.86 45.0 4 1
JV Saunders (Aus) 1902-1908 14 3565 1796 79 7/34 9/66 22.73 3.02 45.1 6 0
J Briggs (Eng) 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 15/28 17.75 2.35 45.1 9 4
FH Tyson (Eng) 1954-1959 17 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 4 1
C Blythe (Eng) 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.45 45.4 9 4
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.69 3.37 45.7 12 2
JJC Lawson (WI) 2002-2005 13 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.64 3.83 46.3 2 0
HV Hordern (Aus) 1911-1912 7 2148 1075 46 7/90 12/175 23.36 3.00 46.6 5 2
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
W Bates (Eng) 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.2 4 1
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1896-1912 15 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.71 47.7 4 1
SP Jones (Eng) 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.23 3.54 47.8 3 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1906-1912 20 2639 1417 55 6/47 7/89 25.76 3.22 47.9 2 0
DE Bollinger (Aus) 2009-2010 12 2401 1296 50 5/28 8/141 25.92 3.23 48.0 2 0
ST Finn (Eng) 2010-2013 23 4348 2646 90 6/125 9/187 29.40 3.65 48.3 4 0
RJ Harris (Aus) 2010-2014 24 4980 2324 103 7/117 9/106 22.56 2.80 48.3 5 0
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2005-2010 23 5171 2583 106 6/41 11/71 24.36 2.99 48.7 7 1
GJ Gilmour (Aus) 1973-1977 15 2661 1406 54 6/85 9/157 26.03 3.17 49.2 3 0
CEH Croft (WI) 1977-1982 27 6165 2913 125 8/29 9/95 23.30 2.83 49.3 3 0
FS Trueman (Eng) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
JL Pattinson (Aus) 2011-2014 13 2550 1381 51 5/27 8/105 27.07 3.24 50.0 3 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2014 59 13227 7240 264 8/61 12/127 27.42 3.28 50.1 12 3
DW Headley (Eng) 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) 2003-2005 10 2576 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.03 2.73 50.5 2 0
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
T Richardson (Eng) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 13/244 25.22 2.96 51.1 11 4
KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2014 26 5120 2704 100 6/48 10/146 27.04 3.16 51.2 5 1
CTB Turner (Aus) 1887-1895 17 5179 1670 101 7/43 12/87 16.53 1.93 51.2 11 2
GA Faulkner (SA) 1906-1924 25 4227 2180 82 7/84 9/75 26.58 3.09 51.5 4 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 30 5209 3349 101 5/50 9/210 33.15 3.85 51.5 3 0
D Gough (Eng) 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
R Peel (Eng) 1884-1896 20 5216 1715 101 7/31 11/68 16.98 1.97 51.6 5 1
WJ Whitty (Aus) 1909-1912 14 3357 1373 65 6/17 9/98 21.12 2.45 51.6 3 0
RWV Robins (Eng) 1929-1937 19 3318 1758 64 6/32 7/68 27.46 3.17 51.8 1 0
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1992 28 4829 2874 93 5/24 9/88 30.90 3.57 51.9 5 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52.0 23 7
A Cotter (Aus) 1904-1912 21 4633 2549 89 7/148 9/221 28.64 3.30 52.0 7 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1989-1998 43 8407 3909 161 6/40 8/57 24.27 2.78 52.2 6 0
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2004 16 2821 1609 54 5/56 7/119 29.79 3.42 52.2 1 0
G Ulyett (Eng) 1877-1890 25 2627 1020 50 7/36 7/57 20.40 2.32 52.5 1 0
JR Thomson (Aus) 1972-1985 51 10535 5601 200 6/46 9/105 28.00 3.18 52.6 8 0
LS Pascoe (Aus) 1977-1982 14 3403 1668 64 5/59 6/96 26.06 2.94 53.1 1 0
B Lee (Aus) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.20 2.83 53.4 16 0
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 13 1
WE Bowes (Eng) 1932-1946 15 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 6 0
Imran Khan (Pak) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
SCG MacGill (Aus) 1998-2008 44 11237 6038 208 8/108 12/107 29.02 3.22 54.0 12 2
GOB Allen (Eng) 1930-1948 25 4386 2379 81 7/80 10/78 29.37 3.25 54.1 5 1
WW Hall (WI) 1958-1969 48 10421 5066 192 7/69 11/126 26.38 2.91 54.2 9 1
FR Foster (Eng) 1911-1912 11 2447 926 45 6/91 8/70 20.57 2.27 54.3 4 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1988-2000 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 2.30 54.5 22 3
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2002 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 2.59 54.6 25 5
SR Clark (Aus) 2006-2009 24 5146 2243 94 5/32 9/89 23.86 2.61 54.7 2 0
CT Tremlett (Eng) 2007-2013 12 2902 1431 53 6/48 8/150 27.00 2.95 54.7 2 0
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1996-2006 71 14234 6770 259 7/37 9/80 26.13 2.85 54.9 8 0
M Muralitharan (ICC/SL) 1992-2010 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 2.47 55.0 67 22
DW Fleming (Aus) 1994-2001 20 4129 1942 75 5/30 9/91 25.89 2.82 55.0 3 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 47 11135 5174 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 11 2
BA Reid (Aus) 1985-1992 27 6244 2784 113 7/51 13/148 24.63 2.67 55.2 5 2
TA Boult (NZ) 2011-2014 25 5074 2498 91 6/40 10/80 27.45 2.95 55.7 3 1
KCG Benjamin (WI) 1992-1998 26 5132 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 1
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2000-2008 67 13909 7564 248 7/61 12/205 30.50 3.26 56.0 7 1
Q McMillan (SA) 1929-1932 13 2021 1243 36 5/66 9/127 34.52 3.69 56.1 2 0
Mohammad Amir (Pak) 2009-2010 14 2867 1484 51 6/84 7/106 29.09 3.10 56.2 3 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1961-1970 28 6522 2806 116 6/38 10/87 24.18 2.58 56.2 9 1
JN Crawford (Eng) 1906-1908 12 2203 1150 39 5/48 8/120 29.48 3.13 56.4 3 0
PS de Villiers (SA) 1993-1998 18 4805 2063 85 6/23 10/108 24.27 2.57 56.5 5 2
AP Freeman (Eng) 1924-1929 12 3732 1707 66 7/71 12/171 25.86 2.74 56.5 5 3
R Gilchrist (WI) 1957-1959 13 3227 1521 57 6/55 9/73 26.68 2.82 56.6 1 0
C Sharma (India) 1984-1989 23 3470 2163 61 6/58 10/188 35.45 3.74 56.8 4 1
IT Botham (Eng) 1977-1992 102 21815 10878 383 8/34 13/106 28.40 2.99 56.9 27 4
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1984-1996 71 16586 8332 291 8/97 11/157 28.63 3.01 56.9 14 2
BR Taylor (NZ) 1965-1973 30 6334 2953 111 7/74 9/182 26.60 2.79 57.0 4 0
JH Sinclair (SA) 1896-1911 25 3598 1996 63 6/26 9/89 31.68 3.32 57.1 1 0
H Trumble (Aus) 1890-1904 32 8099 3072 141 8/65 12/89 21.78 2.27 57.4 9 3
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2007 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 2.65 57.4 37 10
AJ Bichel (Aus) 1997-2003 19 3337 1870 58 5/60 6/125 32.24 3.36 57.5 1 0
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2014 34 7105 3670 123 7/64 10/108 29.83 3.09 57.7 4 1
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 2.53 57.8 22 3
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 2.39 57.8 16 1
GE Palmer (Aus) 1880-1886 17 4517 1678 78 7/65 11/165 21.51 2.22 57.9 6 2
K Higgs (Eng) 1965-1968 15 4112 1473 71 6/91 8/119 20.74 2.14 57.9 2 0
AR Caddick (Eng) 1993-2003 62 13558 6999 234 7/46 10/215 29.91 3.09 57.9 13 1
MG Hughes (Aus) 1985-1994 53 12285 6017 212 8/87 13/217 28.38 2.93 57.9 7 1
M Morkel (SA) 2006-2014 56 10968 5855 189 6/23 8/196 30.97 3.20 58.0 6 0
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2013 31 4767 2786 82 6/119 7/117 33.97 3.50 58.1 3 0
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2012 55 9602 6249 165 7/87 8/132 37.87 3.90 58.1 12 0
KD Boyce (WI) 1971-1976 21 3501 1801 60 6/77 11/147 30.01 3.08 58.3 2 1
Khan Mohammad (Pak) 1952-1958 13 3157 1292 54 6/21 8/41 23.92 2.45 58.4 4 0
EL McCormick (Aus) 1935-1938 12 2107 1079 36 4/101 7/173 29.97 3.07 58.5 0 0
DG Cork (Eng) 1995-2002 37 7678 3906 131 7/43 9/162 29.81 3.05 58.6 5 0
E Jones (Aus) 1894-1902 19 3754 1857 64 7/88 10/164 29.01 2.96 58.6 3 1
JDF Larter (Eng) 1962-1965 10 2172 941 37 5/57 9/145 25.43 2.59 58.7 2 0
R Ashwin (India) 2011-2013 19 6117 2965 104 7/103 12/85 28.50 2.90 58.8 9 2
IK Pathan (India) 2003-2008 29 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 7 2
Umar Gul (Pak) 2003-2013 47 9599 5553 163 6/135 9/164 34.06 3.47 58.8 4 0
FA Rose (WI) 1997-2000 19 3124 1637 53 7/84 7/96 30.88 3.14 58.9 2 0
ST Clarke (WI) 1978-1982 11 2477 1170 42 5/126 6/41 27.85 2.83 58.9 1 0
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
RMS Eranga (SL) 2011-2014 13 2897 1558 49 4/49 6/226 31.79 3.22 59.1 0 0
MA Noble (Aus) 1898-1909 42 7159 3025 121 7/17 13/77 25.00 2.53 59.1 9 2
SJ Harmison (Eng/ICC) 2002-2009 63 13375 7192 226 7/12 11/76 31.82 3.22 59.1 8 1
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 95 21273 10950 359 7/43 11/71 30.50 3.08 59.2 15 2
CR Miller (Aus) 1998-2001 18 4091 1805 69 5/32 10/113 26.15 2.64 59.2 3 1
GR Dilley (Eng) 1979-1989 41 8192 4107 138 6/38 9/128 29.76 3.00 59.3 6 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 70 14784 7560 249 7/44 11/121 30.36 3.06 59.3 11 2
JA Snow (Eng) 1965-1976 49 12021 5387 202 7/40 10/142 26.66 2.68 59.5 8 1
N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2014 15 3274 1864 55 5/64 8/126 33.89 3.41 59.5 1 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 17 3518 2180 59 6/109 7/201 36.94 3.71 59.6 3 0
PM Siddle (Aus) 2008-2014 53 11223 5522 188 6/54 9/104 29.37 2.95 59.6 8 0
MA Starc (Aus) 2011-2013 12 2450 1378 41 6/154 8/209 33.60 3.37 59.7 2 0
AM Blignaut (Zim) 2001-2005 19 3173 1964 53 5/73 8/110 37.05 3.71 59.8 3 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1946-1960 61 13650 5251 228 7/38 9/70 23.03 2.30 59.8 12 0
TM Alderman (Aus) 1981-1991 41 10181 4616 170 6/47 10/151 27.15 2.72 59.8 14 1
CC Griffith (WI) 1960-1969 28 5631 2683 94 6/36 9/81 28.54 2.85 59.9 5 0

Minimum of 2000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v India at Nottingham, 1st Test, Jul 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2128]
West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, 3rd Test, Jun 26-30, 2014 [Test # 2127]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]

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