Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
SF Barnes (Eng) 1913-1914 4 1356 536 49 9/103 17/159 10.93 2.37 27.6 7 3
TE Bailey (Eng) 1956-1957 5 1139 232 19 5/20 8/53 12.21 1.22 59.9 1 0
JH Wardle (Eng) 1956-1957 4 1118 359 26 7/36 12/89 13.80 1.92 43.0 3 1
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1935-1936 5 2077 642 44 7/40 13/173 14.59 1.85 47.2 5 3
MJ Procter (SA) 1967-1970 7 1514 616 41 6/73 9/103 15.02 2.44 36.9 1 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1935-1936 5 1502 460 27 5/20 8/104 17.03 1.83 55.6 2 0
WA Johnston (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1285 392 23 6/44 8/65 17.04 1.83 55.8 1 0
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
SJ Snooke (SA) 1906-1923 13 1470 618 34 8/70 12/127 18.17 2.52 43.2 1 1
GB Lawrence (SA) 1961-1962 5 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 0
J Middleton (SA) 1896-1902 6 1064 442 24 5/51 9/130 18.41 2.49 44.3 2 0
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2014 13 2681 1307 69 5/7 10/102 18.94 2.92 38.8 6 1
AS Kennedy (Eng) 1922-1923 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
NAT Adcock (SA) 1953-1962 17 4039 1356 68 6/43 8/87 19.94 2.01 59.3 3 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1953-1954 5 1369 454 22 4/62 7/123 20.63 1.98 62.2 0 0
PS de Villiers (SA) 1994-1998 9 2501 1068 51 6/23 10/108 20.94 2.56 49.0 4 1
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 59 12353 4955 235 6/30 10/147 21.08 2.40 52.5 9 1
GA Faulkner (SA) 1906-1910 10 1973 907 43 6/87 8/138 21.09 2.75 45.8 2 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2014 40 8551 4578 214 6/8 11/60 21.39 3.21 39.9 14 3
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1896-1902 5 1146 643 30 6/92 10/116 21.43 3.36 38.2 4 1
CP Carter (SA) 1914-1921 5 1169 517 24 6/50 7/77 21.54 2.65 48.7 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 38 7968 3831 177 7/84 12/139 21.64 2.88 45.0 12 2
C Blythe (Eng) 1906-1910 7 1858 716 33 7/46 11/118 21.69 2.31 56.3 3 2
CL Vincent (SA) 1927-1931 10 2350 891 41 6/51 7/115 21.73 2.27 57.3 2 0
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1910 10 1907 984 45 7/94 12/181 21.86 3.09 42.3 4 1
R Benaud (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1937 658 30 5/49 9/144 21.93 2.03 64.5 4 0
AE Hall (SA) 1923-1931 7 2361 886 40 7/63 11/112 22.15 2.25 59.0 3 1
KR Miller (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1080 390 17 5/40 5/66 22.94 2.16 63.5 1 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1994-2002 8 1832 685 29 6/86 8/49 23.62 2.24 63.1 2 0
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 53 11266 5986 249 6/59 10/145 24.04 3.18 45.2 12 2
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1949-1950 5 1098 436 18 5/34 6/72 24.22 2.38 61.0 1 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1994-2006 12 3681 1483 61 6/86 8/166 24.31 2.41 60.3 2 0
MW Tate (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1136 341 14 3/79 4/98 24.35 1.80 81.1 0 0
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
FJ Cameron (NZ) 1961-1962 5 1208 493 20 5/48 6/90 24.65 2.44 60.4 2 0
CR Matthews (SA) 1992-1995 11 2412 846 34 5/42 8/140 24.88 2.10 70.9 2 0
JB Statham (Eng) 1956-1957 4 1041 349 14 3/37 5/93 24.92 2.01 74.3 0 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
JM Blanckenberg (SA) 1913-1923 13 3180 1406 56 6/76 9/135 25.10 2.65 56.7 4 0
J Srinath (India) 1992-2001 8 2232 1087 43 6/76 8/104 25.27 2.92 51.9 3 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2009-2014 8 1964 1037 41 7/68 12/127 25.29 3.16 47.9 2 1
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2004-2005 5 1203 663 26 7/61 12/205 25.50 3.30 46.2 2 1
DG Cork (Eng) 1995-1996 5 1136 485 19 5/84 9/162 25.52 2.56 59.7 1 0
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2003 9 1641 926 36 5/56 7/119 25.72 3.38 45.5 1 0
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 36 1977 593 23 3/19 5/34 25.78 1.79 85.9 0 0
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1949-1958 20 7621 2378 92 9/113 13/192 25.84 1.87 82.8 8 1
PS Heine (SA) 1956-1962 10 2691 961 37 6/58 6/75 25.97 2.14 72.7 2 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1998-2002 6 2119 911 35 6/39 11/161 26.02 2.57 60.5 3 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1997-2002 6 1174 574 22 5/54 8/103 26.09 2.93 53.3 1 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, 3rd Test, Mar 1-5, 2014 [Test # 2122]
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, 2nd Test, Feb 20-23, 2014 [Test # 2121]
South Africa v Australia at Centurion, 1st Test, Feb 12-15, 2014 [Test # 2119]
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