Worst career economy rate
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
Shahadat Hossain (BDESH) 2005-2015 38 5380 3731 72 6/27 9/97 51.81 4.16 74.7 4 0
RP Singh (INDIA) 2006-2011 14 2534 1682 40 5/59 7/117 42.05 3.98 63.3 1 0
AG Cremer (ZIM) 2005-2016 15 2922 1924 37 4/4 7/227 52.00 3.95 78.9 0 0
Rubel Hossain (BDESH) 2009-2015 23 3732 2429 32 5/166 5/210 75.90 3.90 116.6 1 0
FH Edwards (WI) 2003-2012 55 9602 6249 165 7/87 8/132 37.87 3.90 58.1 12 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 30 5209 3349 101 5/50 9/210 33.15 3.85 51.5 3 0
JJC Lawson (WI) 2002-2005 13 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.64 3.83 46.3 2 0
Tapash Baisya (BDESH) 2002-2005 21 3370 2137 36 4/72 6/117 59.36 3.80 93.6 0 0
MD Craig (NZ) 2014-2016 15 3669 2326 50 7/94 10/203 46.52 3.80 73.3 1 1
AU Rashid (ENG) 2015-2016 8 2033 1281 33 5/64 7/178 38.81 3.78 61.6 1 0
UT Yadav (INDIA) 2011-2016 24 3965 2491 65 5/93 7/103 38.32 3.76 61.0 1 0
IS Sodhi (NZ) 2013-2016 14 2826 1774 38 4/60 7/79 46.68 3.76 74.3 0 0
KTGD Prasad (SL) 2008-2015 25 4327 2698 75 5/50 8/169 35.97 3.74 57.6 1 0
C Sharma (INDIA) 1984-1989 23 3470 2163 61 6/58 10/188 35.45 3.74 56.8 4 1
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1896-1912 15 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.71 47.7 4 1
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1986 17 3518 2180 59 6/109 7/201 36.94 3.71 59.6 3 0
AM Blignaut (ZIM) 2001-2005 19 3173 1964 53 5/73 8/110 37.05 3.71 59.8 3 0
MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2016 35 6102 3774 95 6/67 8/129 39.72 3.71 64.2 2 0
IDK Salisbury (ENG) 1992-2000 15 2492 1539 20 4/163 5/122 76.95 3.70 124.6 0 0
TL Best (WI) 2003-2013 25 3716 2291 57 6/40 6/71 40.19 3.69 65.1 2 0
Q McMillan (SA) 1929-1932 13 2021 1243 36 5/66 9/127 34.52 3.69 56.1 2 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2000-2012 40 6181 3784 100 5/42 7/95 37.84 3.67 61.8 3 0
S Sreesanth (INDIA) 2006-2011 27 5419 3271 87 5/40 8/99 37.59 3.62 62.2 3 0
UWMBCA Welegedara (SL) 2007-2014 21 3799 2273 55 5/52 6/106 41.32 3.58 69.0 2 0
Mohammad Sami (PAK) 2001-2012 36 7499 4483 85 5/36 8/106 52.74 3.58 88.2 2 0
N Pradeep (SL) 2011-2016 21 3891 2321 54 4/62 7/180 42.98 3.57 72.0 0 0
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1992 28 4829 2874 93 5/24 9/88 30.90 3.57 51.9 5 0
A Sanford (WI) 2002-2004 11 2217 1316 30 4/132 5/157 43.86 3.56 73.9 0 0
ST Finn (ENG) 2010-2016 36 6412 3800 125 6/79 9/187 30.40 3.55 51.2 5 0
JP Duminy (SA) 2008-2016 39 2472 1464 38 4/73 4/149 38.52 3.55 65.0 0 0
KR Pushpakumara (SL) 1994-2001 23 3792 2242 58 7/116 7/116 38.65 3.54 65.3 4 0
SP Jones (ENG) 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.23 3.54 47.8 3 0
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 4240 2492 46 3/10 3/14 54.17 3.52 92.1 0 0
Imran Tahir (SA) 2011-2015 20 3925 2294 57 5/32 8/130 40.24 3.50 68.8 2 0
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2013 31 4767 2786 82 6/119 7/117 33.97 3.50 58.1 3 0
HK Olonga (ZIM) 1995-2002 30 4502 2620 68 5/70 6/89 38.52 3.49 66.2 2 0
NG Cowans (ENG) 1982-1985 19 3452 2003 51 6/77 8/146 39.27 3.48 67.6 2 0
Umar Gul (PAK) 2003-2013 47 9599 5553 163 6/135 9/164 34.06 3.47 58.8 4 0
B Lee (AUS) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
LE Plunkett (ENG) 2005-2014 13 2659 1536 41 5/64 9/176 37.46 3.46 64.8 1 0
JE Taylor (WI) 2003-2016 46 7757 4480 130 6/47 9/95 34.46 3.46 59.6 4 0
ST Gabriel (WI) 2012-2016 23 3244 1868 49 5/96 6/132 38.12 3.45 66.2 1 0
Mohammed Shami (INDIA) 2013-2016 22 4306 2478 76 5/47 9/118 32.60 3.45 56.6 2 0
RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2011 87 2022 1163 23 4/37 7/96 50.56 3.45 87.9 0 0
DBL Powell (WI) 2002-2009 37 7077 4068 85 5/25 7/114 47.85 3.44 83.2 1 0
Mahmudullah (BDESH) 2009-2016 29 2967 1703 37 5/51 8/110 46.02 3.44 80.1 1 0
MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2016 31 6231 3569 129 6/50 11/94 27.66 3.43 48.3 7 1
UDU Chandana (SL) 1999-2005 16 2685 1535 37 6/179 10/210 41.48 3.43 72.5 3 1
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2004 16 2821 1609 54 5/56 7/119 29.79 3.42 52.2 1 0
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 5 1
Shahid Nazir (PAK) 1996-2007 15 2234 1272 36 5/53 7/98 35.33 3.41 62.0 1 0
OAC Banks (WI) 2003-2005 10 2401 1367 28 4/87 6/127 48.82 3.41 85.7 0 0
NAM McLean (WI) 1998-2001 19 3299 1873 44 3/53 6/140 42.56 3.40 74.9 0 0
BA Stokes (ENG) 2013-2016 30 4615 2615 78 6/36 8/161 33.52 3.39 59.1 3 0
AB Agarkar (INDIA) 1998-2006 26 4857 2745 58 6/41 8/160 47.32 3.39 83.7 1 0
Wahab Riaz (PAK) 2010-2016 21 3872 2185 65 5/63 7/134 33.61 3.38 59.5 2 0
RJ Peterson (SA) 2003-2014 15 2515 1416 38 5/33 6/94 37.26 3.37 66.1 1 0
Shoaib Akhtar (PAK) 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.69 3.37 45.7 12 2
CS Martin (NZ) 2000-2013 71 14026 7878 233 6/26 11/180 33.81 3.37 60.1 10 1
DAJ Bracewell (NZ) 2011-2016 27 4984 2796 72 6/40 9/60 38.83 3.36 69.2 2 0
C White (ENG) 1994-2002 30 3959 2220 59 5/32 5/57 37.62 3.36 67.1 3 0
AJ Bichel (AUS) 1997-2003 19 3337 1870 58 5/60 6/125 32.24 3.36 57.5 1 0
Shoaib Malik (PAK) 2001-2015 35 2712 1519 32 4/33 7/59 47.46 3.36 84.7 0 0
DE Malcolm (ENG) 1989-1997 40 8480 4748 128 9/57 10/137 37.09 3.35 66.2 5 2
JL Pattinson (AUS) 2011-2016 17 3279 1831 70 5/27 8/105 26.15 3.35 46.8 4 0
MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2016 71 4392 2445 41 4/13 6/50 59.63 3.34 107.1 0 0
MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 16001 8891 313 8/61 12/127 28.40 3.33 51.1 12 3
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2011 22 2940 1631 25 4/52 5/122 65.24 3.32 117.6 0 0
JH Sinclair (SA) 1896-1911 25 3598 1996 63 6/26 9/89 31.68 3.32 57.1 1 0
GF Labrooy (SL) 1986-1991 9 2158 1194 27 5/133 7/90 44.22 3.31 79.9 1 0
RAS Lakmal (SL) 2010-2016 31 5774 3193 67 4/78 6/105 47.65 3.31 86.1 0 0
IE O'Brien (NZ) 2005-2009 22 4394 2429 73 6/75 7/165 33.27 3.31 60.1 1 0
KS Williamson (NZ) 2010-2016 56 2007 1109 29 4/44 4/44 38.24 3.31 69.2 0 0
DW Headley (ENG) 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
DK Morrison (NZ) 1987-1997 48 10064 5549 160 7/89 8/83 34.68 3.30 62.9 10 0
I Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2016 72 13923 7674 209 7/74 10/108 36.71 3.30 66.6 7 1
Abdur Razzak (BDESH) 2006-2014 12 2817 1550 23 3/93 4/144 67.39 3.30 122.4 0 0
A Cotter (AUS) 1904-1912 21 4633 2549 89 7/148 9/221 28.64 3.30 52.0 7 0
D Gough (ENG) 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
RMS Eranga (SL) 2011-2016 19 3891 2138 57 4/49 6/226 37.50 3.29 68.2 0 0
GI Allott (NZ) 1996-1999 10 2023 1111 19 4/74 4/106 58.47 3.29 106.4 0 0
AA Mailey (AUS) 1920-1926 21 6119 3358 99 9/121 13/236 33.91 3.29 61.8 6 2
IK Pathan (INDIA) 2003-2008 29 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 7 2
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 13 1
B Mitchell (SA) 1929-1949 42 2525 1380 27 5/87 5/87 51.11 3.27 93.5 1 0
Z Khan (INDIA) 2000-2014 92 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 11 1
TJ Friend (ZIM) 2001-2004 13 2000 1090 25 5/31 7/57 43.60 3.27 80.0 1 0
KAJ Roach (WI) 2009-2016 37 6779 3689 122 6/48 10/146 30.23 3.26 55.5 6 1
PGH Fender (ENG) 1921-1929 13 2178 1185 29 5/90 5/81 40.86 3.26 75.1 2 0
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2000-2008 67 13909 7564 248 7/61 12/205 30.50 3.26 56.0 7 1
KCG Benjamin (WI) 1992-1998 26 5132 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 1
GOB Allen (ENG) 1930-1948 25 4386 2379 81 7/80 10/78 29.37 3.25 54.1 5 1
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 2000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v England at Mohali, 3rd Test, Nov 26-29, 2016 [Test # 2238]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2016 [Test # 2237]
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, 3rd Test, Nov 24-27, 2016 [Test # 2236]

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