Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1983-1987 6 234.1 85 473 37 5/29 10/102 12.78 2.01 37.9 2 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1982-1992 10 298.0 76 673 46 8/58 14/116 14.63 2.25 38.8 3 1
SLV Raju (India) 1990-1994 5 212.1 81 386 26 6/12 11/125 14.84 1.81 48.9 3 1
Tauseef Ahmed (Pak) 1982-1986 6 181.0 53 485 26 6/45 9/77 18.65 2.67 41.7 2 0
AA Donald (SA) 1993-2001 6 206.0 58 556 29 5/54 8/127 19.17 2.69 42.6 2 0
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1983-1987 5 188.4 53 448 22 5/63 7/81 20.36 2.37 51.4 1 0
Maninder Singh (India) 1985-1987 5 190.2 60 491 24 7/51 10/107 20.45 2.57 47.5 1 1
M Prabhakar (India) 1990-1994 7 181.3 51 492 24 4/82 6/92 20.50 2.71 45.3 0 0
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1985-2000 19 545.4 152 1340 63 5/43 8/73 21.26 2.45 51.9 3 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1995-2004 8 304.4 84 823 37 5/37 7/61 22.24 2.70 49.4 2 0
SM Pollock (SA) 1998-2006 13 413.3 120 1072 48 6/30 7/59 22.33 2.59 51.6 1 0
Waqar Younis (Pak) 1991-2002 13 360.3 53 1273 56 6/34 11/119 22.73 3.53 38.6 4 1
GP Swann (Eng) 2011-2012 5 224.3 29 638 28 6/82 10/181 22.78 2.84 48.1 2 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2006-2014 7 240.3 43 821 35 5/54 9/99 23.45 3.41 41.2 3 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 1997-2009 11 460.0 120 1205 51 7/130 10/183 23.62 2.61 54.1 3 1
Arshad Khan (Pak) 1999-2000 5 236.0 61 547 22 5/38 7/92 24.86 2.31 64.3 1 0
MS Kasprowicz (Aus) 2004-2004 5 175.3 33 503 20 7/39 7/54 25.15 2.86 52.6 1 0
SK Warne (Aus) 1992-2004 13 527.5 132 1507 59 5/43 10/155 25.54 2.85 53.6 5 2
Junaid Khan (Pak) 2011-2014 11 432.3 80 1272 49 5/38 8/151 25.95 2.94 52.9 5 0
HH Streak (Zim) 1994-2002 9 339.4 92 873 33 4/79 6/112 26.45 2.57 61.7 0 0
N Kapil Dev (India) 1982-1994 14 452.3 128 1195 45 5/110 8/207 26.55 2.64 60.3 1 0
CJ McDermott (Aus) 1988-1996 7 255.4 60 735 27 4/53 6/85 27.22 2.87 56.8 0 0
PA Strang (Zim) 1994-1998 5 179.5 36 525 19 5/106 5/106 27.63 2.91 56.7 1 0
LE Plunkett (Eng) 2006-2014 5 187.3 31 629 22 5/64 9/176 28.59 3.35 51.1 1 0
DK Morrison (NZ) 1991-1995 4 180.3 33 577 20 5/153 7/101 28.85 3.19 54.1 1 0
CS Martin (NZ) 2005-2009 6 200.4 36 677 23 6/54 7/104 29.43 3.37 52.3 1 0
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2006 12 333.1 69 1043 35 4/39 8/138 29.80 3.13 57.1 0 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2002-2007 9 362.0 74 1105 37 5/92 7/147 29.86 3.05 58.7 1 0
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 8 311.3 81 909 30 5/72 7/118 30.30 2.91 62.3 1 0
A Kumble (India) 1993-2008 18 862.1 193 2309 74 7/59 11/128 31.20 2.67 69.9 4 2
AR Caddick (Eng) 2001-2002 6 180.1 42 501 16 4/55 6/114 31.31 2.78 67.5 0 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2013 7 233.4 38 725 23 4/63 6/79 31.52 3.10 60.9 0 0
Abdul Qadir (Pak) 1985-1986 5 167.5 38 453 14 5/44 6/146 32.35 2.69 71.9 1 0
A Flintoff (Eng) 2002-2006 9 332.5 63 887 27 3/42 4/74 32.85 2.66 73.9 0 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2009-2014 14 844.4 161 2170 66 5/68 8/113 32.87 2.56 76.7 3 0
JH Kallis (SA) 1998-2012 15 301.4 83 856 26 4/39 7/110 32.92 2.83 69.6 0 0
Danish Kaneria (Pak) 2004-2009 7 375.2 61 1159 35 7/118 10/190 33.11 3.08 64.3 2 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 1999-2004 6 203.4 45 569 17 4/76 5/101 33.47 2.79 71.8 0 0
AF Giles (Eng) 2001-2003 8 396.1 90 1038 31 5/116 8/132 33.48 2.62 76.6 1 0
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1995-2000 7 466.1 119 1186 34 5/89 9/226 34.88 2.54 82.2 1 0
Abdul Razzaq (Pak) 2000-2006 10 342.5 87 915 26 5/35 6/155 35.19 2.66 79.1 1 0
RK Chauhan (India) 1993-1997 10 358.0 108 818 23 4/48 7/107 35.56 2.28 93.3 0 0
MS Panesar (Eng) 2006-2012 7 281.1 68 716 20 5/78 6/178 35.80 2.54 84.3 1 0
N Boje (SA) 2000-2006 10 411.1 77 1242 34 5/62 7/236 36.52 3.02 72.5 2 0
Z Khan (India) 2001-2009 9 294.5 44 1084 28 5/72 7/138 38.71 3.67 63.1 1 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1999-2010 15 639.2 95 2018 52 7/62 10/141 38.80 3.15 73.7 2 2
DN Patel (NZ) 1991-1997 5 215.0 62 558 14 4/96 7/158 39.85 2.59 92.1 0 0
NM Lyon (Aus) 2011-2013 6 193.3 36 602 15 5/34 6/107 40.13 3.11 77.4 1 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1994-2000 6 206.4 28 689 17 3/34 6/217 40.52 3.33 72.9 0 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2006-2012 12 374.3 50 1346 33 6/135 6/101 40.78 3.59 68.0 1 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Galle, 1st Test, Aug 6-10, 2014 [Test # 2133]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
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