Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
H Ironmonger (Aus) 1931-1932 4 1331 296 31 6/18 11/24 9.54 1.33 42.9 3 1
SF Barnes (Eng) 1912-1914 7 2124 818 83 9/103 17/159 9.85 2.31 25.5 12 6
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1931-1936 10 3913 1199 77 7/40 14/199 15.57 1.83 50.8 8 4
FH Tyson (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1010 358 22 6/28 8/78 16.27 2.12 45.9 2 0
C Blythe (Eng) 1906-1910 10 2461 986 59 8/59 15/99 16.71 2.40 41.7 6 3
AK Davidson (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
JH Wardle (Eng) 1951-1957 9 2687 803 46 7/36 12/89 17.45 1.79 58.4 3 1
WJ Whitty (Aus) 1910-1912 8 2055 875 50 6/17 9/98 17.50 2.55 41.1 3 0
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1992-1999 5 1113 390 21 6/34 8/79 18.57 2.10 53.0 2 0
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1936 7 2046 634 34 5/20 8/104 18.64 1.85 60.1 2 0
JC Laker (Eng) 1951-1957 8 2191 616 32 6/55 10/119 19.25 1.68 68.4 2 1
AS Kennedy (Eng) 1922-1923 5 1683 599 31 5/76 8/169 19.32 2.13 54.2 2 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1992-2001 10 2829 1010 51 6/61 8/108 19.80 2.14 55.4 2 0
AER Gilligan (Eng) 1922-1924 6 1317 527 26 6/7 11/90 20.26 2.40 50.6 2 1
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1949-1953 8 1835 631 31 5/32 8/112 20.35 2.06 59.1 2 0
G Geary (Eng) 1924-1929 5 1182 390 19 7/70 12/130 20.52 1.97 62.2 2 1
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 16 3931 1426 69 7/39 11/97 20.66 2.17 56.9 4 1
R Tattersall (Eng) 1951-1951 5 1568 439 21 7/52 12/101 20.90 1.67 74.6 2 1
KR Miller (Aus) 1949-1953 9 1801 631 30 5/40 7/113 21.03 2.10 60.0 1 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1993-2006 15 5908 2311 104 7/84 13/171 22.22 2.34 56.8 11 4
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1935 14 3601 1185 53 6/42 9/106 22.35 1.97 67.9 1 0
GG Macaulay (Eng) 1923-1924 5 1197 409 18 5/64 7/83 22.72 2.05 66.5 1 0
FS Trueman (Eng) 1955-1960 6 1293 620 27 5/27 9/104 22.96 2.87 47.8 1 0
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1949-1952 6 1434 519 22 5/34 6/72 23.59 2.17 65.1 1 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1953-1954 6 1633 543 23 4/62 7/123 23.60 1.99 71.0 0 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1993-2006 24 7928 3142 130 7/56 12/128 24.16 2.37 60.9 7 2
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
J Srinath (India) 1992-2001 13 3315 1567 64 6/21 8/68 24.48 2.83 51.7 4 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2004-2005 5 1203 663 26 7/61 12/205 25.50 3.30 46.2 2 1
MG Johnson (Aus) 2008-2014 12 3174 1641 64 8/61 12/127 25.64 3.10 49.5 3 2
WA Johnston (Aus) 1949-1953 10 3420 1129 44 6/44 8/65 25.65 1.98 77.7 3 0
H Verity (Eng) 1935-1939 9 3298 802 31 5/70 6/117 25.87 1.45 106.3 1 0
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 2007-2007 5 1175 545 21 5/76 7/110 25.95 2.78 55.9 2 0
TE Bailey (Eng) 1951-1957 12 2386 728 28 5/20 8/53 26.00 1.83 85.2 1 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1252 391 15 4/39 8/101 26.06 1.87 83.4 0 0
AP Freeman (Eng) 1927-1929 7 1924 946 36 7/71 12/171 26.27 2.95 53.4 3 2
ARC Fraser (Eng) 1994-1998 10 2132 924 35 5/42 10/122 26.40 2.60 60.9 3 1
DA Allen (Eng) 1960-1965 6 1876 559 21 5/41 7/140 26.61 1.78 89.3 1 0
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 14 2730 1470 55 6/76 11/180 26.72 3.23 49.6 4 1
JR Reid (NZ) 1953-1964 15 2918 991 37 6/60 6/60 26.78 2.03 78.8 1 0
GJ Thompson (Eng) 1910-1910 5 1343 619 23 4/50 7/112 26.91 2.76 58.3 0 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1947-1955 13 4221 1457 54 7/58 12/112 26.98 2.07 78.1 3 1
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 13 4136 1413 52 5/49 9/144 27.17 2.04 79.5 5 0
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1997-2002 7 1378 654 24 5/54 8/103 27.25 2.84 57.4 1 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1994-2006 17 4082 1558 57 6/86 8/49 27.33 2.29 71.6 2 0
BKV Prasad (India) 1996-1997 6 1278 684 25 6/104 10/153 27.36 3.21 51.1 3 1
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2004-2014 6 1923 693 25 5/40 9/111 27.72 2.16 76.9 2 0
JC Alabaster (NZ) 1961-1962 5 1347 617 22 4/59 8/180 28.04 2.74 61.2 0 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Only Test, Aug 9-12, 2014 [Test # 2135]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
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