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Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
AK Davidson (Aus) 1956-1960 6 267.5 95 473 30 7/93 12/124 15.76 1.76 53.5 2 1
R Gilchrist (WI) 1958-1959 4 198.1 73 419 26 6/55 9/73 16.11 2.11 45.7 1 0
ND Hirwani (India) 1988-1996 8 292.5 78 748 45 8/61 16/136 16.62 2.55 39.0 4 1
R Benaud (Aus) 1956-1960 8 492.1 198 956 52 7/72 11/105 18.38 1.94 56.7 5 1
CA Walsh (WI) 1987-1994 7 278.0 55 798 43 6/79 9/94 18.55 2.87 38.7 3 0
AA Mallett (Aus) 1969-1969 5 298.4 129 535 28 6/64 10/144 19.10 1.79 64.0 3 1
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1964-1969 8 330.3 99 655 34 6/58 10/91 19.26 1.98 58.3 3 1
JK Lever (Eng) 1976-1981 8 265.5 50 731 37 7/46 10/70 19.75 2.74 43.1 3 1
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1983 7 264.1 65 733 37 7/64 12/121 19.81 2.77 42.8 3 1
RA Jadeja (India) 2012-2013 5 263.2 87 536 27 5/58 7/98 19.85 2.03 58.5 1 0
WW Hall (WI) 1958-1967 8 294.4 75 796 38 6/50 11/126 20.94 2.70 46.5 2 1
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 1999-1999 3 187.5 47 503 24 5/93 10/187 20.95 2.67 46.9 4 2
GD McGrath (Aus) 1996-2004 8 313.2 123 703 33 4/18 7/121 21.30 2.24 56.9 0 0
JN Gillespie (Aus) 2001-2004 7 259.2 64 717 33 5/56 9/80 21.72 2.76 47.1 1 0
JM Patel (India) 1956-1960 6 247.3 81 565 26 9/69 14/124 21.73 2.28 57.1 2 1
MA Holding (WI) 1983-1983 6 223.4 43 663 30 5/102 6/88 22.10 2.96 44.7 1 0
RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1976-1988 6 227.5 46 689 31 6/49 10/88 22.22 3.02 44.0 2 1
RGD Willis (Eng) 1976-1982 10 264.1 54 716 32 6/53 8/100 22.37 2.71 49.5 2 0
AN Connolly (Aus) 1964-1969 7 263.4 84 515 23 4/31 6/90 22.39 1.95 68.7 0 0
CM Old (Eng) 1972-1977 8 224.1 51 572 25 4/43 6/115 22.88 2.55 53.8 0 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2001-2006 6 208.4 69 513 22 6/57 7/86 23.31 2.45 56.9 1 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1958-1975 9 494.0 174 912 39 7/98 9/143 23.38 1.84 76.0 3 0
RR Lindwall (Aus) 1956-1960 5 196.1 68 421 18 7/43 7/58 23.38 2.14 65.3 1 0
BS Bedi (India) 1966-1979 30 1731.5 649 3287 137 7/98 9/70 23.99 1.89 75.8 8 0
SLV Raju (India) 1990-2001 16 740.0 211 1704 71 6/12 11/125 24.00 2.30 62.5 5 1
R Ashwin (India) 2011-2013 15 809.3 181 2292 95 7/103 12/85 24.12 2.83 51.1 9 2
G Dymock (Aus) 1979-1979 5 212.4 46 580 24 7/67 12/166 24.16 2.72 53.1 2 1
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1983 9 299.0 70 886 36 6/37 9/102 24.61 2.96 49.8 2 0
A Kumble (India) 1993-2008 63 3465.2 895 8710 350 10/74 14/149 24.88 2.51 59.4 25 7
DR Doshi (India) 1979-1983 21 941.4 292 1955 77 6/103 8/103 25.38 2.07 73.3 4 0
Arshad Ayub (India) 1987-1988 7 352.4 109 687 27 5/50 8/104 25.44 1.94 78.3 1 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1980-1982 7 289.2 66 766 30 7/48 13/106 25.53 2.64 57.8 3 1
M Kartik (India) 2000-2004 6 251.3 59 567 22 4/44 7/76 25.77 2.25 68.5 0 0
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) 1952-1961 10 389.3 134 751 29 7/42 12/94 25.89 1.92 80.5 3 1
N Kapil Dev (India) 1978-1994 65 2035.1 467 5803 219 9/83 11/146 26.49 2.85 55.7 11 2
DL Underwood (Eng) 1972-1982 16 702.3 277 1432 54 5/84 9/173 26.51 2.03 78.0 1 0
MH Mankad (India) 1948-1959 23 1294.3 416 2733 103 8/52 13/131 26.53 2.11 75.4 4 2
J Srinath (India) 1994-2002 32 1005.0 248 2874 108 8/86 13/132 26.61 2.85 55.8 5 1
Sikander Bakht (Pak) 1979-1980 5 211.3 47 641 24 8/69 11/190 26.70 3.03 52.8 3 1
GS Sobers (WI) 1958-1967 8 274.2 84 642 24 4/26 7/98 26.75 2.34 68.5 0 0
EAS Prasanna (India) 1962-1977 22 1115.3 345 2560 95 6/74 10/174 26.94 2.29 70.4 5 1
DJ Nash (NZ) 1995-1999 6 177.0 47 439 16 6/27 6/106 27.43 2.48 66.3 1 0
PP Ojha (India) 2009-2013 20 1070.1 262 2779 101 6/47 10/89 27.51 2.59 63.5 7 1
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1964-1964 5 398.5 156 747 27 6/73 9/162 27.66 1.87 88.6 2 0
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1964-1979 32 1530.5 408 3933 142 8/79 11/235 27.69 2.56 64.6 8 1
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1987-1999 8 283.2 54 748 27 5/96 5/129 27.70 2.64 62.9 1 0
DA Allen (Eng) 1961-1962 5 301.5 121 583 21 5/67 9/162 27.76 1.93 86.2 1 0
AW Greig (Eng) 1972-1977 10 274.5 80 583 21 5/24 6/37 27.76 2.12 78.5 1 0
RG Nadkarni (India) 1955-1966 25 928.5 437 1477 53 6/91 11/122 27.86 1.59 105.1 3 1
Imran Khan (Pak) 1979-1987 10 275.3 59 757 27 5/63 9/130 28.03 2.74 61.2 2 0

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v West Indies at Mumbai, 2nd Test, Nov 14-16, 2013 [Test # 2102]
India v West Indies at Kolkata, 1st Test, Nov 6-8, 2013 [Test # 2101]
India v Australia at Delhi, 4th Test, Mar 22-24, 2013 [Test # 2085]
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