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Best averages
Player Span Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
BAW Mendis (SL) 2008-2014 39 147.3 5 952 66 6/8 14.42 6.45 13.4 3 2
S Badree (WI) 2012-2014 22 86.0 2 464 31 4/15 14.96 5.39 16.6 1 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2007-2014 38 136.1 2 879 55 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0
GH Dockrell (Ire) 2010-2015 33 99.4 1 625 38 4/20 16.44 6.27 15.7 1 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2007-2015 58 194.3 2 1387 83 5/6 16.71 7.13 14.0 4 2
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2012 39 135.0 4 859 51 3/13 16.84 6.36 15.8 0 0
KJ O'Brien (Ire) 2008-2015 45 97.3 0 645 37 3/8 17.43 6.61 15.8 0 0
SP Narine (WI) 2012-2014 32 116.4 1 666 38 4/12 17.52 5.70 18.4 1 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2009-2015 64 238.2 2 1516 85 4/19 17.83 6.36 16.8 4 0
Mudassar Bukhari (Neth) 2008-2015 34 108.2 2 737 39 4/28 18.89 6.80 16.6 2 0
Abdur Razzak (Ban) 2006-2014 34 121.4 4 838 44 4/16 19.04 6.88 16.5 1 0
DL Vettori (NZ) 2007-2014 34 131.1 1 748 38 4/20 19.68 5.70 20.7 1 0
DT Johnston (Ire) 2008-2013 30 99.0 5 636 32 4/22 19.87 6.42 18.5 1 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2006-2015 38 140.1 1 910 45 4/21 20.22 6.49 18.6 2 0
AR Cusack (Ire) 2008-2015 37 101.0 3 714 35 4/11 20.40 7.06 17.3 3 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2007-2013 30 109.2 2 797 38 3/15 20.97 7.28 17.2 0 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2006-2015 59 205.5 0 1521 70 5/31 21.72 7.38 17.6 0 1
J Botha (SA) 2006-2012 40 129.0 1 823 37 3/16 22.24 6.37 20.9 0 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2008-2014 41 143.1 5 1040 46 4/32 22.60 7.26 18.6 1 0
M Morkel (SA) 2007-2015 39 138.4 3 1022 45 4/17 22.71 7.37 18.4 2 0
NL McCullum (NZ) 2007-2015 61 182.1 0 1257 55 4/16 22.85 6.90 19.8 2 0
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2006-2014 56 195.3 2 1491 65 4/24 22.93 7.62 18.0 1 0
DJG Sammy (WI) 2007-2015 58 139.4 0 994 43 5/26 23.11 7.11 19.4 1 1
WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2015 35 110.5 3 891 38 4/13 23.44 8.03 17.5 1 0
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2006-2015 82 298.2 3 1968 83 4/11 23.71 6.59 21.5 3 0
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 2006-2015 64 167.2 1 1120 46 4/10 24.34 6.69 21.8 1 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2006-2015 26 94.0 4 602 24 4/12 25.08 6.40 23.5 1 0
SR Watson (Aus) 2006-2015 49 128.0 2 991 39 4/15 25.41 7.74 19.6 1 0
B Lee (Aus) 2005-2012 25 90.5 0 714 28 3/23 25.50 7.86 19.4 0 0
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2015 38 137.0 2 1182 46 5/18 25.69 8.62 17.8 0 1
JW Dernbach (Eng) 2011-2014 34 117.0 1 1020 39 4/22 26.15 8.71 18.0 1 0
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2015 55 127.3 4 863 32 3/16 26.96 6.76 23.9 0 0
Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 2010-2015 31 111.0 3 769 28 3/23 27.46 6.92 23.7 0 0
Sohail Tanvir (Pak) 2007-2015 45 155.3 2 1116 40 3/12 27.90 7.17 23.3 0 0
KD Mills (NZ) 2005-2014 42 149.3 1 1228 43 3/26 28.55 8.21 20.8 0 0
R Ashwin (India) 2010-2014 26 100.0 1 732 25 4/11 29.28 7.32 24.0 1 0
DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2015 53 127.4 0 1077 36 4/38 29.91 8.43 21.2 1 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 500 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v Australia at Cardiff, Only T20I, Aug 31, 2015 [T20I # 453 - Live]
    » Australia 177/8 (20.0 ov, MP Stoinis 10*, MA Starc 0*, BA Stokes 1/29) - Match over
South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, 2nd T20I, Aug 16, 2015 [T20I # 452]
South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, 1st T20I, Aug 14, 2015 [T20I # 451]
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