Best career bowling average (without qualification)
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/Pak) 1998-2010 288 2 1 1 1/0 1.00 3.00 2.0 0 0
TN de Grooth (Neth) 2006-2013 34 6 2 1 1/2 2.00 2.00 6.0 0 0
DW Randall (Eng) 1976-1985 49 2 2 1 1/2 2.00 6.00 2.0 0 0
Taijul Islam (Ban) 2014-2014 1 42 11 4 4/11 2.75 1.57 10.5 1 0
D Lloyd (Eng) 1973-1980 8 12 3 1 1/3 3.00 1.50 12.0 0 0
RC Fredericks (WI) 1973-1977 12 10 10 2 2/10 5.00 6.00 5.0 0 0
GN Edwards (NZ) 1976-1981 6 6 5 1 1/5 5.00 5.00 6.0 0 0
Mohsin Khan (Pak) 1977-1986 75 12 5 1 1/2 5.00 2.50 12.0 0 0
MA Vermeulen (Zim) 2000-2009 43 5 5 1 1/5 5.00 6.00 5.0 0 0
DC Thomas (WI) 2009-2013 21 7 11 2 2/11 5.50 9.42 3.5 0 0
Mujahid Jamshed (Pak) 1997-1997 4 24 6 1 1/6 6.00 1.50 24.0 0 0
KADM Fernando (SL) 2003-2003 1 42 13 2 2/13 6.50 1.85 21.0 0 0
VG Kambli (India) 1991-2000 104 4 7 1 1/7 7.00 10.50 4.0 0 0
M Shezi (SA) 2014-2014 1 36 8 1 1/8 8.00 1.33 36.0 0 0
M van Jaarsveld (SA) 2002-2004 11 31 18 2 1/0 9.00 3.48 15.5 0 0
SV Manjrekar (India) 1988-1996 74 8 10 1 1/2 10.00 7.50 8.0 0 0
JM Parker (NZ) 1974-1981 24 16 10 1 1/10 10.00 3.75 16.0 0 0
GJ Gilmour (Aus) 1974-1975 5 320 165 16 6/14 10.31 3.09 20.0 0 2
RG Nijman (Neth) 2009-2009 1 49 31 3 3/31 10.33 3.79 16.3 0 0
T van der Gugten (Neth) 2012-2013 4 126 85 8 5/24 10.62 4.04 15.7 0 1
DM Benkenstein (SA) 1998-2002 23 65 44 4 3/5 11.00 4.06 16.2 0 0
GD Porter (Aus) 1979-1979 2 108 33 3 2/13 11.00 1.83 36.0 0 0
MLC Foster (WI) 1973-1973 2 30 22 2 2/22 11.00 4.40 15.0 0 0
Irfan Bhatti (Pak) 1993-1993 1 48 22 2 2/22 11.00 2.75 24.0 0 0
GD McKenzie (Aus) 1971-1971 1 60 22 2 2/22 11.00 2.20 30.0 0 0
IM Chappell (Aus) 1971-1980 16 42 23 2 2/14 11.50 3.28 21.0 0 0
K Kamyuka (Can) 2013-2013 2 47 47 4 4/38 11.75 6.00 11.7 1 0
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1976-1976 1 56 36 3 3/36 12.00 3.85 18.6 0 0
T Mishra (Kenya) 2006-2013 42 9 12 1 1/6 12.00 8.00 9.0 0 0
N Gifford (Eng) 1985-1985 2 120 50 4 4/23 12.50 2.50 30.0 1 0
Sadiq Mohammad (Pak) 1973-1980 19 38 26 2 2/20 13.00 4.10 19.0 0 0
MJ Cosgrove (Aus) 2006-2006 3 30 13 1 1/1 13.00 2.60 30.0 0 0
RB Reid (NZ) 1988-1991 9 7 13 1 1/13 13.00 11.14 7.0 0 0
AM Stuart (Aus) 1997-1997 3 180 109 8 5/26 13.62 3.63 22.5 0 1
M de Lange (SA) 2012-2015 3 149 111 8 4/46 13.87 4.46 18.6 1 0
CL Smith (Eng) 1984-1984 4 36 28 2 2/8 14.00 4.66 18.0 0 0
GD Watson (Aus) 1972-1972 2 48 28 2 2/28 14.00 3.50 24.0 0 0
DS Wesonga (Kenya) 2010-2011 4 42 28 2 2/28 14.00 4.00 21.0 0 0
CA Young (Ire) 2014-2015 6 328 225 16 5/46 14.06 4.11 20.5 0 1
STR Binny (India) 2014-2015 9 244 184 13 6/4 14.15 4.52 18.7 0 1
J Theron (SA) 2010-2010 4 194 173 12 5/44 14.41 5.35 16.1 0 1
SR Thompson (Ire) 2013-2015 7 147 87 6 2/17 14.50 3.55 24.5 0 0
Saadat Ali (Pak) 1984-1984 8 27 29 2 2/24 14.50 6.44 13.5 0 0
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2015 159 88 88 6 3/9 14.66 6.00 14.6 0 0
N Vanua (PNG) 2014-2014 1 57 60 4 4/60 15.00 6.31 14.2 1 0
Jalal-ud-Din (Pak) 1982-1983 8 306 211 14 4/32 15.07 4.13 21.8 1 0
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2007 299 49 61 4 2/5 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0
MJ Henry (NZ) 2014-2015 8 394 324 21 5/30 15.42 4.93 18.7 2 1
BR Taylor (NZ) 1973-1973 2 114 62 4 3/25 15.50 3.26 28.5 0 0
LN Oluoch (Kenya) 2011-2011 2 96 79 5 3/41 15.80 4.93 19.2 0 0
LW Stott (NZ) 1979-1979 1 72 48 3 3/48 16.00 4.00 24.0 0 0
P Raho (PNG) 2014-2014 1 45 32 2 2/32 16.00 4.26 22.5 0 0
TL Fernando (SL) 1989-1989 1 18 16 1 1/16 16.00 5.33 18.0 0 0
Zahid Shah (UAE) 2008-2008 2 120 98 6 3/49 16.33 4.90 20.0 0 0
Gazi Ashraf (Ban) 1986-1990 7 51 33 2 1/7 16.50 3.88 25.5 0 0
JA Snow (Eng) 1971-1975 9 538 232 14 4/11 16.57 2.58 38.4 2 0
Khaliq Dad (Afg) 2009-2010 6 252 150 9 3/30 16.66 3.57 28.0 0 0
DV Lawrence (Eng) 1991-1991 1 66 67 4 4/67 16.75 6.09 16.5 1 0
AG Hurst (Aus) 1975-1979 8 402 203 12 5/21 16.91 3.02 33.5 0 1
R Dhanraj (WI) 1994-1995 6 264 170 10 4/26 17.00 3.86 26.4 1 0
TJ Heggelman (Neth) 2010-2011 5 102 86 5 3/29 17.20 5.05 20.4 0 0
SCG MacGill (Aus) 2000-2000 3 180 105 6 4/19 17.50 3.50 30.0 1 0
GR Beard (Aus) 1981-1981 2 112 70 4 2/20 17.50 3.75 28.0 0 0
GA Cope (Eng) 1977-1978 2 112 35 2 1/16 17.50 1.87 56.0 0 0
MZ Zahir (Can) 2009-2009 1 30 35 2 2/35 17.50 7.00 15.0 0 0
FJ Titmus (Eng) 1975-1975 2 56 53 3 3/53 17.66 5.67 18.6 0 0
GJ Cosier (Aus) 1975-1979 9 409 248 14 5/18 17.71 3.63 29.2 0 1
Arafat Sunny (Ban) 2014-2014 8 413 285 16 4/27 17.81 4.14 25.8 2 0
GG Arnold (Eng) 1972-1975 14 714 339 19 4/27 17.84 2.84 37.5 1 0
GB Stevenson (Eng) 1980-1981 4 192 125 7 4/33 17.85 3.90 27.4 1 0
KR Stackpole (Aus) 1971-1974 6 77 54 3 3/40 18.00 4.20 25.6 0 0
M Venkataramana (India) 1988-1988 1 60 36 2 2/36 18.00 3.60 30.0 0 0
Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v West Indies at Perth, ICC Cricket World Cup 28th match, Mar 6, 2015 [ODI # 3625]
Bangladesh v Scotland at Nelson, ICC Cricket World Cup 27th match, Mar 5, 2015 [ODI # 3624]
Australia v Afghanistan at Perth, ICC Cricket World Cup 26th match, Mar 4, 2015 [ODI # 3623]
Pakistan v United Arab Emirates at Napier, ICC Cricket World Cup 25th match, Mar 4, 2015 [ODI # 3622]

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