Best/worst bowling averages and economy rates in test, ODI and T20 cricket

by on January 22, 2013
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new zealand bowler Chris Harris

A bowler’s job is not only to claim wickets but also contain runs. Not every bowler has the capability to control score along with taking wickets. Not every bowler has been successful in retaining a good bowling average through the career. Similarly, economy rate is also an indicator for a successful bowler. Below is the detailed description of some of the bowlers who have best/worst bowling averages and economy rates in test, ODI and T20 cricket.

Best bowling average of bowlers in test career

  • GA Lohmann (10.75) span of 1886-1896
  • JJ Ferris (12.70) span of 1887-1892
  • W Barnes (15.54) span of 1880-1890
  • W Bates (16.42) span of 1881-1887
  • SF Barnes (16.43) span of 1901-1914

Worst career bowling average in test cricket

  • EAR de Silva (129) span of 1985-1991
  • ML Jaisimha (92.11) span of 1959-1971
  • Rubel Hossain (78.90) span of 2009-2012
  • IDK Salisbury (76.95) span of 992-2000
  • Chris Harris (73.12) span of 1992-2002

Best economy rate of bowlers in test career

  • W Attewell (1.31)
  • C Gladwin (1.60)
  • TL Goddard (1.64)
  • RG Nadkarni (1.67)
  • H Ironmonger (1.69)

Worst economy rate of bowlers in test career

  • Shahadat Hossain (4.20)
  • Rubel Hossain (4.07)
  • RP Singh (3.98)
  • FH Edwards (3.90)
  • SL Malinga (3.85)

Best career bowling average in ODI

  • Joel Garner (18.84)
  • RJ Harris (18.90)
  • AH Gray (18.97)
  • M Hendrick (19.45)
  • SP Narine (19.48)

Best career economy rate in ODI

  • Joel Garner (3.09)
  • MHN Walker (3.25)
  • M Hendrick (3.27)
  • RGD Willis (3.28)
  • RJ Hadlee (3.30)

Worst career bowling average in ODI

  • M Mbangwa (103.63)
  • Naimur Rahman (90.40)
  • ML Nkala (71.36)
  • Ijaz Faqih (63)
  • AK Sharma (58.33)

Worst career economy rate in ODI

  • S Sreesanth (6.07)
  • ML Nkala (5.95)
  • E Chigumbura (5.94)
  • SI Mahmood (5.85)
  • Nasibul Hossain (5.83)

Best career bowling average in T20

  • GH O’Brien (8.20)
  • AC Botha (8.70)
  • LMP Simmons (9.16)
  • AA Noffke (10.25)
  • BAW Mendis (10.76)

Best career economy rate in T20

  • BRM Taylor (3.40)
  • GH O’Brien (3.72)
  • TM Odoyo (4.88)
  • Zahid Hussain (4.94)
  • TGJ Gruijters (5)

Worst career bowling average in T20

  • Andy Russell (178)
  • AF Milne (142)
  • Mirwais Ashraf (138)
  • RG Sharma (113)
  • Khurram Chohan (106)

Worst career economy rate in T20

  • AF Milne (11.83)
  • P Awana (11.83)
  • G Goudie (11.57)
  • JH Stander (11.55)
  • CS MacLeod (11.20)

 

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