Best averages
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GAR Lock (ENG) 1958-1959 7 1505 367 47 7/35 11/65 7.80 1.46 32.0 5 2
DL Underwood (ENG) 1969-1975 8 2118 586 48 7/32 12/97 12.20 1.66 44.1 6 3
JC Watkins (SA) 1953-1954 5 1205 243 18 4/22 5/51 13.50 1.20 66.9 0 0
Arshad Ayub (INDIA) 1988-1988 3 1180 287 21 5/50 8/104 13.66 1.45 56.1 1 0
S Ramadhin (WI) 1952-1956 6 1708 482 32 6/23 9/81 15.06 1.69 53.3 3 0
Zulfiqar Ahmed (PAK) 1955-1955 3 1087 288 19 6/42 11/79 15.15 1.58 57.2 2 1
DS Atkinson (WI) 1952-1956 5 1046 279 18 7/53 7/86 15.50 1.60 58.1 2 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2012-2016 5 1415 716 45 7/59 13/140 15.91 3.03 31.4 6 3
DW Steyn (SA) 2006-2016 12 2246 1091 68 6/49 10/91 16.04 2.91 33.0 6 2
FJ Titmus (ENG) 1963-1965 6 1812 461 28 5/19 6/103 16.46 1.52 64.7 1 0
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-1995 9 2526 1021 60 7/119 11/179 17.01 2.42 42.1 6 2
HJ Tayfield (SA) 1953-1954 7 2255 539 31 6/13 9/97 17.38 1.43 72.7 3 0
PM Pollock (SA) 1961-1964 6 1553 557 32 6/38 9/99 17.40 2.15 48.5 2 0
GB Lawrence (SA) 1961-1962 5 1334 512 28 8/53 9/98 18.28 2.30 47.6 2 0
GR Dilley (ENG) 1983-1988 6 1196 441 24 6/38 8/70 18.37 2.21 49.8 2 0
RJ Sidebottom (ENG) 2008-2008 6 1626 758 41 7/47 10/139 18.48 2.79 39.6 4 1
RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 14 3018 1132 60 5/32 9/92 18.86 2.25 50.3 3 0
AL Valentine (WI) 1952-1956 6 1892 436 23 5/32 7/80 18.95 1.38 82.2 1 0
FS Trueman (ENG) 1958-1965 11 2167 762 40 7/75 9/91 19.05 2.10 54.1 2 0
BS Bedi (INDIA) 1968-1976 12 3883 1091 57 6/42 9/70 19.14 1.68 68.1 4 0
NAT Adcock (SA) 1953-1962 7 1855 633 33 5/43 8/87 19.18 2.04 56.2 2 0
Asif Iqbal (PAK) 1965-1979 17 1481 505 26 5/48 6/75 19.42 2.04 56.9 2 0
DK Lillee (AUS) 1977-1982 8 1770 740 38 6/53 11/123 19.47 2.50 46.5 4 1
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1990-2002 13 3009 1372 70 7/76 12/130 19.60 2.73 42.9 5 2
SP Gupte (INDIA) 1955-1956 5 2140 669 34 7/128 9/145 19.67 1.87 62.9 4 0
PS de Villiers (SA) 1994-1995 4 1340 521 26 5/61 8/120 20.03 2.33 51.5 2 0
Pervez Sajjad (PAK) 1965-1973 12 2824 902 45 7/74 9/112 20.04 1.91 62.7 3 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK) 1993-2001 6 1545 702 35 7/56 10/143 20.05 2.72 44.1 3 2
EAS Prasanna (INDIA) 1968-1976 10 2946 1107 55 8/76 11/140 20.12 2.25 53.5 4 1
AR Caddick (ENG) 1997-2002 9 2319 963 47 6/63 9/172 20.48 2.49 49.3 3 0
D Gough (ENG) 1994-1997 4 1052 513 25 5/40 9/92 20.52 2.92 42.0 1 0
VD Philander (SA) 2012-2017 9 1521 700 34 6/44 10/114 20.58 2.76 44.7 3 1
J Garner (WI) 1980-1987 9 2013 742 36 6/56 7/73 20.61 2.21 55.9 2 0
RJ Shastri (INDIA) 1981-1988 6 1233 414 20 5/125 7/149 20.70 2.01 61.6 1 0
B Lee (AUS) 2000-2008 8 1662 928 44 5/67 9/171 21.09 3.35 37.7 3 0
AA Donald (SA) 1995-2000 5 1062 443 21 4/69 6/112 21.09 2.50 50.5 0 0
CM Old (ENG) 1973-1978 6 1141 448 21 6/54 7/86 21.33 2.35 54.3 2 0
Mushtaq Mohammad (PAK) 1969-1979 10 1318 513 24 5/49 9/119 21.37 2.33 54.9 2 0
MHN Walker (AUS) 1974-1977 6 1854 599 28 4/39 7/131 21.39 1.93 66.2 0 0
VB John (SL) 1983-1984 5 1046 516 24 5/60 8/159 21.50 2.95 43.5 2 0
MD Marshall (WI) 1985-1987 7 1735 775 36 7/80 11/120 21.52 2.68 48.1 1 1
M Muralitharan (SL) 1992-2009 14 4520 1766 82 6/87 10/118 21.53 2.34 55.1 5 1
SM Pollock (SA) 1999-2006 11 2442 943 43 5/33 7/87 21.93 2.31 56.7 1 0
CA Walsh (WI) 1985-1999 10 2252 943 43 7/37 13/55 21.93 2.51 52.3 3 1
KAJ Roach (WI) 2012-2017 7 1506 738 33 5/60 8/116 22.36 2.94 45.6 1 0
NGB Cook (ENG) 1983-1984 3 1349 471 21 5/35 9/150 22.42 2.09 64.2 2 0
NM Lyon (AUS) 2011-2016 7 1325 681 30 4/69 7/88 22.70 3.08 44.1 0 0
S Venkataraghavan (INDIA) 1965-1976 10 3378 1004 44 8/72 12/152 22.81 1.78 76.7 2 1
M Morkel (SA) 2012-2017 8 1413 650 28 6/23 6/77 23.21 2.76 50.4 1 0
MG Johnson (AUS) 2008-2015 6 1301 771 33 6/73 10/132 23.36 3.55 39.4 2 1
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
Adjust: most recent | past week | past month | past 6 months | past year | 4 years | 10 years | 25 years

Minimum of 1000 balls

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Wellington, 2nd Test, Mar 8-12, 2019 [Test # 2350]
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton, 1st Test, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 [Test # 2349]
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2018 [Test # 2336]