Best strike rates
Player Span Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
GA Lohmann (ENG) 1886-1896 18 3830 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.75 1.88 34.1 9 5
JJ Ferris (AUS/ENG) 1887-1892 9 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.01 37.7 6 1
SE Bond (NZ) 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.41 38.7 5 1
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2016 85 17286 9303 417 7/51 11/60 22.30 3.22 41.4 26 5
SF Barnes (ENG) 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.36 41.6 24 7
AEE Vogler (SA) 1906-1911 15 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.15 43.1 5 1
Waqar Younis (PAK) 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 22 5
FR Spofforth (AUS) 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 14/90 18.41 2.48 44.5 7 4
W Barnes (ENG) 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.54 2.07 44.8 3 0
J Cowie (NZ) 1937-1949 9 2028 969 45 6/40 10/140 21.53 2.86 45.0 4 1
JV Saunders (AUS) 1902-1908 14 3565 1796 79 7/34 9/66 22.73 3.02 45.1 6 0
J Briggs (ENG) 1884-1899 33 5332 2095 118 8/11 15/28 17.75 2.35 45.1 9 4
FH Tyson (ENG) 1954-1959 17 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 4 1
C Blythe (ENG) 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.45 45.4 9 4
Shoaib Akhtar (PAK) 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.69 3.37 45.7 12 2
JJC Lawson (WI) 2002-2005 13 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.64 3.83 46.3 2 0
HV Hordern (AUS) 1911-1912 7 2148 1075 46 7/90 12/175 23.36 3.00 46.6 5 2
MD Marshall (WI) 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.94 2.68 46.7 22 4
JL Pattinson (AUS) 2011-2016 17 3279 1831 70 5/27 8/105 26.15 3.35 46.8 4 0
AA Donald (SA) 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 20 3
W Bates (ENG) 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.2 4 1
CB Llewellyn (SA) 1896-1912 15 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.71 47.7 4 1
SP Jones (ENG) 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.23 3.54 47.8 3 0
RO Schwarz (SA) 1906-1912 20 2639 1417 55 6/47 7/89 25.76 3.22 47.9 2 0
DE Bollinger (AUS) 2009-2010 12 2401 1296 50 5/28 8/141 25.92 3.23 48.0 2 0
MA Starc (AUS) 2011-2016 31 6231 3569 129 6/50 11/94 27.66 3.43 48.3 7 1
VD Philander (SA) 2011-2016 37 6896 3155 142 6/44 10/102 22.21 2.74 48.5 10 2
Mohammad Asif (PAK) 2005-2010 23 5171 2583 106 6/41 11/71 24.36 2.99 48.7 7 1
GJ Gilmour (AUS) 1973-1977 15 2661 1406 54 6/85 9/157 26.03 3.17 49.2 3 0
CEH Croft (WI) 1977-1982 27 6165 2913 125 8/29 9/95 23.30 2.83 49.3 3 0
FS Trueman (ENG) 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.57 2.61 49.4 17 3
DW Headley (ENG) 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.4 1 0
Shabbir Ahmed (PAK) 2003-2005 10 2576 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.03 2.73 50.5 2 0
R Ashwin (INDIA) 2011-2016 43* 12195 5929 241 7/59 13/140 24.60 2.91 50.6 23 6
RJ Harris (AUS) 2010-2015 27 5736 2658 113 7/117 9/106 23.52 2.78 50.7 5 0
J Garner (WI) 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.97 2.47 50.8 7 0
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 2.63 50.8 36 9
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.68 2.79 50.9 13 2
T Richardson (ENG) 1893-1898 14 4498 2220 88 8/94 13/244 25.22 2.96 51.1 11 4
MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 16001 8891 313 8/61 12/127 28.40 3.33 51.1 12 3
CTB Turner (AUS) 1887-1895 17 5179 1670 101 7/43 12/87 16.53 1.93 51.2 11 2
ST Finn (ENG) 2010-2016 36 6412 3800 125 6/79 9/187 30.40 3.55 51.2 5 0
JR Hazlewood (AUS) 2014-2016 23 4844 2408 94 6/70 9/136 25.61 2.98 51.5 4 0
GA Faulkner (SA) 1906-1924 25 4227 2180 82 7/84 9/75 26.58 3.09 51.5 4 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2004-2010 30 5209 3349 101 5/50 9/210 33.15 3.85 51.5 3 0
D Gough (ENG) 1994-2003 58 11821 6503 229 6/42 9/92 28.39 3.30 51.6 9 0
R Peel (ENG) 1884-1896 20 5216 1715 101 7/31 11/68 16.98 1.97 51.6 5 1
WJ Whitty (AUS) 1909-1912 14 3357 1373 65 6/17 9/98 21.12 2.45 51.6 3 0
RWV Robins (ENG) 1929-1937 19 3318 1758 64 6/32 7/68 27.46 3.17 51.8 1 0
BP Patterson (WI) 1986-1992 28 4829 2874 93 5/24 9/88 30.90 3.57 51.9 5 0
GD McGrath (AUS) 1993-2007 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 2.49 51.9 29 3
DK Lillee (AUS) 1971-1984 70 18467 8493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 2.75 52.0 23 7
A Cotter (AUS) 1904-1912 21 4633 2549 89 7/148 9/221 28.64 3.30 52.0 7 0
IR Bishop (WI) 1989-1998 43 8407 3909 161 6/40 8/57 24.27 2.78 52.2 6 0
M Hayward (SA) 1999-2004 16 2821 1609 54 5/56 7/119 29.79 3.42 52.2 1 0
G Ulyett (ENG) 1877-1890 25 2627 1020 50 7/36 7/57 20.40 2.32 52.5 1 0
JR Thomson (AUS) 1972-1985 51 10535 5601 200 6/46 9/105 28.00 3.18 52.6 8 0
LS Pascoe (AUS) 1977-1982 14 3403 1668 64 5/59 6/96 26.06 2.94 53.1 1 0
B Lee (AUS) 1999-2008 76 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 10 0
RGD Willis (ENG) 1971-1984 90 17357 8190 325 8/43 9/92 25.20 2.83 53.4 16 0
M Ntini (SA) 1998-2009 101 20834 11242 390 7/37 13/132 28.82 3.23 53.4 18 4
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 11698 6410 218 7/27 10/100 29.40 3.28 53.6 13 1
N Wagner (NZ) 2012-2016 27 5801 3097 108 6/41 8/103 28.67 3.20 53.7 4 0
WE Bowes (ENG) 1932-1946 15 3655 1519 68 6/33 9/219 22.33 2.49 53.7 6 0
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 19458 8258 362 8/58 14/116 22.81 2.54 53.7 23 6
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 Mumbai, 4th Test, Dec 8-12, 2016 [Test # 2239 - Live]
    » India 451/7 (142.0 ov, V Kohli 147*, J Yadav 30*, JE Root 2/18) - Stumps
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]

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