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 Test Cricket - Bowling Records and Statistics - Career Averages and Ratings
Bowlers with Best Career Strike Rate (Min 2000 balls bowled)
  Player Country Career Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Avg E/R S/R 5w 10w
1 Lohmann, G A England 1886-1896 18 3821 1205 112 9/28 15/45 10.76 1.89 34.12 9 5
2 Ferris, J J England 1887-1892 9 2302 775 61 7/37 13/91 12.70 2.02 37.74 6 1
3 Bond, S E New Zealand 2001-2009 18 3372 1922 87 6/51 10/99 22.09 3.42 38.76 5 1
4 Rabada, K* South Africa 2015- 22 4063 2317 102 7/112 13/144 22.72 3.42 39.83 7 3
5 Steyn, D W* South Africa 2004- 85 17286 9303 417 7/51 11/60 22.31 3.23 41.45 26 5
6 Barnes, S F England 1901-1914 27 7873 3106 189 9/103 17/159 16.43 2.37 41.66 24 7
7 Vogler, A E E South Africa 1906-1911 15 2764 1455 64 7/94 12/181 22.73 3.16 43.19 5 1
8 Waqar Younis Pakistan 1989-2003 87 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.50 22 5
9 Spofforth, F R Australia 1877-1887 18 4185 1731 94 7/44 14/90 18.41 2.48 44.52 7 4
10 Barnes, W England 1880-1890 21 2289 793 51 6/28 9/81 15.55 2.08 44.88 3 0
11 Cowie, J New Zealand 1937-1949 9 2028 969 45 6/40 10/140 21.53 2.87 45.07 4 1
12 Saunders, J V Australia 1902-1908 14 3565 1796 79 7/34 9/66 22.73 3.02 45.13 6 0
13 Briggs, J England 1884-1899 33 5332 2094 118 8/11 15/28 17.75 2.36 45.19 9 4
14 Tyson, F H England 1954-1959 17 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.57 2.45 45.42 4 1
15 Blythe, C England 1901-1910 19 4546 1863 100 8/59 15/99 18.63 2.46 45.46 9 4
16 Shoaib Akhtar Pakistan 1997-2007 46 8143 4574 178 6/11 11/78 25.70 3.37 45.75 12 2
17 Lawson, J J C West Indies 2002-2005 13 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.65 3.84 46.35 2 0
18 Hordern, H V Australia 1911-1912 7 2148 1075 46 7/90 12/175 23.37 3.00 46.70 5 2
19 Marshall, M D West Indies 1978-1991 81 17584 7876 376 7/22 11/89 20.95 2.69 46.77 22 4
20 Pattinson, J L* Australia 2011- 17 3279 1831 70 5/27 8/105 26.16 3.35 46.84 4 0
21 Donald, A A South Africa 1992-2002 72 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.84 47.03 20 3
22 Bates, W England 1881-1887 15 2364 821 50 7/28 14/102 16.42 2.08 47.28 4 1
23 Llewellyn, C B South Africa 1896-1912 15 2292 1421 48 6/92 10/116 29.60 3.72 47.75 4 1
24 Jones, S P England 2002-2005 18 2821 1666 59 6/53 7/110 28.24 3.54 47.81 3 0
25 Schwarz, R O South Africa 1906-1912 20 2639 1417 55 6/47 7/89 25.76 3.22 47.98 2 0
26 Bollinger, D E Australia 2009-2010 12 2401 1296 50 5/28 8/141 25.92 3.24 48.02 2 0
27 Mohammad Asif Pakistan 2005-2010 23 5176 2592 106 6/41 11/71 24.45 3.00 48.83 7 1
28 Gilmour, G J Australia 1973-1977 15 2661 1406 54 6/85 9/157 26.04 3.17 49.28 3 0
29 Croft, C E H West Indies 1977-1982 27 6165 2913 125 8/29 9/95 23.30 2.84 49.32 3 0
30 Philander, V D* South Africa 2011- 46 8450 3840 171 6/44 10/102 22.46 2.73 49.42 11 2
31 Trueman, F S England 1952-1965 67 15178 6625 307 8/31 12/119 21.58 2.62 49.44 17 3
32 Starc, M A* Australia 2011- 37 7472 4242 149 6/50 11/94 28.47 3.41 50.15 7 1
33 Headley, D W England 1997-1999 15 3026 1671 60 6/60 8/102 27.85 3.31 50.43 1 0
34 Shabbir Ahmed Pakistan 2003-2005 10 2576 1175 51 5/48 8/109 23.04 2.74 50.51 2 0
35 Harris, R J Australia 2010-2015 27 5736 2658 113 7/117 9/106 23.52 2.78 50.76 5 0
36 Garner, J West Indies 1977-1987 58 13169 5433 259 6/56 9/108 20.98 2.48 50.85 7 0
37 Hadlee, R J New Zealand 1973-1990 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.30 2.63 50.85 36 9
38 Holding, M A West Indies 1975-1987 60 12680 5898 249 8/92 14/149 23.69 2.79 50.92 13 2
39 Richardson, T England 1893-1898 14 4497 2220 88 8/94 13/244 25.23 2.96 51.10 11 4
40 Johnson, M G Australia 2007-2015 73 16001 8892 313 8/61 12/127 28.41 3.33 51.12 12 3

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