Best economy rates
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
H Verity (Eng) 1935-1939 9 3298 802 31 5/70 6/117 25.87 1.45 106.3 1 0
C Gladwin (Eng) 1947-1949 7 1961 504 14 3/21 3/36 36.00 1.54 140.0 0 0
AK Davidson (Aus) 1957-1958 5 1613 425 25 6/34 9/82 17.00 1.58 64.5 2 0
R Tattersall (Eng) 1951-1951 5 1568 439 21 7/52 12/101 20.90 1.67 74.6 2 1
JC Laker (Eng) 1951-1957 8 2191 616 32 6/55 10/119 19.25 1.68 68.4 2 1
JA Young (Eng) 1947-1949 3 1056 307 6 2/34 2/66 51.16 1.74 176.0 0 0
JC White (Eng) 1929-1931 7 1662 495 15 3/21 6/54 33.00 1.78 110.8 0 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1960-1965 6 1876 559 21 5/41 7/140 26.61 1.78 89.3 1 0
JH Wardle (Eng) 1951-1957 9 2687 803 46 7/36 12/89 17.45 1.79 58.4 3 1
TE Bailey (Eng) 1951-1957 12 2386 728 28 5/20 8/53 26.00 1.83 85.2 1 0
CV Grimmett (Aus) 1931-1936 10 3913 1199 77 7/40 14/199 15.57 1.83 50.8 8 4
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 1932-1936 7 2046 634 34 5/20 8/104 18.64 1.85 60.1 2 0
GAR Lock (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1252 391 15 4/39 8/101 26.06 1.87 83.4 0 0
PJ Loader (Eng) 1955-1957 5 1256 410 13 4/52 4/119 31.53 1.95 96.6 0 0
MW Tate (Eng) 1924-1935 14 3601 1185 53 6/42 9/106 22.35 1.97 67.9 1 0
G Geary (Eng) 1924-1929 5 1182 390 19 7/70 12/130 20.52 1.97 62.2 2 1
WA Johnston (Aus) 1949-1953 10 3420 1129 44 6/44 8/65 25.65 1.98 77.7 3 0
AR MacGibbon (NZ) 1953-1954 6 1633 543 23 4/62 7/123 23.60 1.99 71.0 0 0
JR Reid (NZ) 1953-1964 15 2918 991 37 6/60 6/60 26.78 2.03 78.8 1 0
R Benaud (Aus) 1952-1964 13 4136 1413 52 5/49 9/144 27.17 2.04 79.5 5 0
GG Macaulay (Eng) 1923-1924 5 1197 409 18 5/64 7/83 22.72 2.05 66.5 1 0
AE Relf (Eng) 1906-1914 10 1316 451 18 3/31 3/40 25.05 2.05 73.1 0 0
I Meckiff (Aus) 1957-1963 5 1052 361 11 5/125 8/177 32.81 2.05 95.6 1 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1949-1953 8 1835 631 31 5/32 8/112 20.35 2.06 59.1 2 0
AV Bedser (Eng) 1947-1955 13 4221 1457 54 7/58 12/112 26.98 2.07 78.1 3 1
K Farnes (Eng) 1938-1939 5 1491 519 16 4/29 7/109 32.43 2.08 93.1 0 0
KR Miller (Aus) 1949-1953 9 1801 631 30 5/40 7/113 21.03 2.10 60.0 1 0
CEL Ambrose (WI) 1992-1999 5 1113 390 21 6/34 8/79 18.57 2.10 53.0 2 0
D Ramnarine (WI) 2001-2001 5 1743 617 20 5/78 6/164 30.85 2.12 87.1 1 0
FH Tyson (Eng) 1955-1957 4 1010 358 22 6/28 8/78 16.27 2.12 45.9 2 0
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
IWG Johnson (Aus) 1949-1952 6 1434 519 22 5/34 6/72 23.59 2.17 65.1 1 0
JB Statham (Eng) 1951-1965 16 3931 1426 69 7/39 11/97 20.66 2.17 56.9 4 1
CL Hooper (WI) 1998-2001 10 1802 655 13 3/117 4/144 50.38 2.18 138.6 0 0
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1939 24 2811 1041 34 5/36 5/57 30.61 2.22 82.6 1 0
TBA May (Aus) 1993-1994 4 1068 397 6 2/26 4/169 66.16 2.23 178.0 0 0
WS Lees (Eng) 1906-1906 5 1256 467 26 6/78 9/163 17.96 2.23 48.3 2 0
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1931 5 1504 561 23 5/58 8/104 24.39 2.23 65.3 1 0
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1955-1965 10 2951 1111 27 5/66 6/86 41.14 2.25 109.2 1 0
JDP Oram (NZ) 2004-2007 7 1219 459 11 2/44 3/107 41.72 2.25 110.8 0 0
SJ Staples (Eng) 1928-1928 3 1149 435 15 3/50 6/148 29.00 2.27 76.6 0 0
GD McGrath (Aus) 1994-2006 17 4082 1558 57 6/86 8/49 27.33 2.29 71.6 2 0
NI Thomson (Eng) 1964-1965 5 1488 568 9 2/55 3/120 63.11 2.29 165.3 0 0
WE Bowes (Eng) 1935-1935 4 1072 412 14 5/100 5/134 29.42 2.30 76.5 1 0
SF Barnes (Eng) 1912-1914 7 2124 818 83 9/103 17/159 9.85 2.31 25.5 12 6
A Kumble (India) 1992-2008 21 6830 2671 84 6/53 8/113 31.79 2.34 81.3 3 0
M Muralitharan (SL) 1993-2006 15 5908 2311 104 7/84 13/171 22.22 2.34 56.8 11 4
MS Panesar (Eng) 2008-2008 4 1051 412 13 4/74 4/41 31.69 2.35 80.8 0 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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