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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
Ahsan Malik (Neth) 2012-2016 26 85.5 1 632 43 5/19 14.69 7.36 11.9 1 1
S Badree (WI) 2012-2014 22 86.0 2 464 31 4/15 14.96 5.39 16.6 1 0
GH Dockrell (Ire) 2010-2016 35 104.4 1 653 42 4/20 15.54 6.23 14.9 1 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2007-2014 38 136.1 2 879 55 4/9 15.98 6.45 14.8 2 0
KJ O'Brien (Ire) 2008-2016 46 101.3 0 655 39 3/8 16.79 6.45 15.6 0 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2008-2012 39 135.0 4 859 51 3/13 16.84 6.36 15.8 0 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2007-2016 60 200.3 2 1443 85 5/6 16.97 7.19 14.1 4 2
Mudassar Bukhari (Neth) 2008-2016 35 112.2 4 744 43 4/7 17.30 6.62 15.6 3 0
SP Narine (WI) 2012-2015 34 124.4 1 710 40 4/12 17.75 5.69 18.7 1 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2009-2015 64 238.2 2 1516 85 4/19 17.83 6.36 16.8 4 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
AR Cusack (Ire) 2008-2015 37 101.0 3 714 35 4/11 20.40 7.06 17.3 3 0
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 2006-2016 42 156.1 1 1048 50 4/21 20.96 6.71 18.7 2 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 61 213.5 0 1556 74 5/31 21.02 7.27 17.3 0 1
J Botha (SA) 2006-2012 40 129.0 1 823 37 3/16 22.24 6.37 20.9 0 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
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2008-2016 44 155.1 5 1125 48 4/32 23.43 7.25 19.3 1 0
WD Parnell (SA) 2009-2015 35 110.5 3 891 38 4/13 23.44 8.03 17.5 1 0
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2006-2016 90 329.2 4 2175 91 4/11 23.90 6.60 21.7 3 0
DJG Sammy (WI) 2007-2015 60 143.4 0 1037 43 5/26 24.11 7.21 20.0 1 1
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 2006-2016 71 167.2 1 1120 46 4/10 24.34 6.69 21.8 1 0
SR Watson (Aus) 2006-2016 52 139.0 2 1062 42 4/15 25.28 7.64 19.8 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
MJ McClenaghan (NZ) 2012-2016 24 87.2 2 671 26 2/23 25.80 7.68 20.1 0 0
Harbhajan Singh (India) 2006-2015 27 98.0 4 622 24 4/12 25.91 6.34 24.5 1 0
JW Dernbach (Eng) 2011-2014 34 117.0 1 1020 39 4/22 26.15 8.71 18.0 1 0
R Ashwin (India) 2010-2016 31 120.0 1 873 33 4/11 26.45 7.27 21.8 1 0
NLTC Perera (SL) 2010-2016 42 84.4 0 726 27 2/19 26.88 8.57 18.8 0 0
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2016 59 127.3 4 863 32 3/16 26.96 6.76 23.9 0 0
Sohail Tanvir (Pak) 2007-2015 50 175.3 3 1268 47 3/12 26.97 7.22 22.4 0 0
Mohammad Nabi (Afg) 2010-2016 35 124.0 4 879 31 3/23 28.35 7.08 24.0 0 0
KD Mills (NZ) 2005-2014 42 149.3 1 1228 43 3/26 28.55 8.21 20.8 0 0
DJ Bravo (WI) 2006-2015 55 135.4 0 1158 40 4/28 28.95 8.53 20.3 2 0
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, 2nd T20I, Feb 7, 2016 [T20I # 494]
Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, 1st T20I, Feb 6, 2016 [T20I # 493]
Netherlands v Scotland at ICCA Dubai, Only Match, Feb 5, 2016 [T20I # 492]

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