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 Test Cricket - Bowling - Averages and Ratings
Worst Bowling Averages (minimum 500 Overs)  
  Player Country Career Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Avg   Best 5w 10w
1 Rubel Hossain* Bangladesh 2009- 27 703.5 73 2764 36 76.78 5/166 1 0
2 G W Flower Zimbabwe 1992-2004 67 563.0 122 1537 25 61.48 4/41 0 0
3 I V A Richards West Indies 1974-1991 121 856.0 203 1964 32 61.38 2/17 0 0
4 Abdur Razzak Bangladesh 2006-2018 13 502.3 69 1673 28 59.75 4/63 0 0
5 M N Samuels* West Indies 2000-2016 71 732.0 79 2445 41 59.63 4/13 0 0
6 Tapash Baisya Bangladesh 2002-2005 21 562.4 93 2137 36 59.36 4/72 0 0
7 G A Hick England 1991-2001 65 509.3 128 1306 23 56.78 4/126 0 0
8 M Amarnath India 1969-1988 69 572.4 101 1782 32 55.69 4/63 0 0
9 S R Tendulkar India 1989-2013 200 706.4 83 2492 46 54.17 3/10 0 0
10 Majid Khan Pakistan 1964-1983 63 556.0 124 1456 27 53.93 4/45 0 0
11 A D Mathews* Sri Lanka 2009- 90 655.0 159 1766 33 53.52 4/44 0 0
12 Mohammad Sami Pakistan 2001-2012 36 1249.5 193 4483 85 52.74 5/36 2 0
13 S C Ganguly India 1996-2008 113 519.3 110 1681 32 52.53 3/28 0 0
14 Shahadat Hossain Bangladesh 2005-2015 38 896.4 92 3731 72 51.82 6/27 4 0
15 M N Hart New Zealand 1994-1995 14 514.2 127 1438 29 49.59 5/77 1 0
16 C L Hooper West Indies 1987-2002 102 2299.0 531 5635 114 49.43 5/26 4 0
17 I S Sodhi* New Zealand 2013- 17 531.0 73 1992 41 48.59 4/60 0 0
18 G R J Matthews Australia 1983-1993 33 1045.1 257 2942 61 48.23 5/103 2 1
19 D B Powell West Indies 2002-2009 37 1179.3 218 4068 85 47.86 5/25 1 0
20 I Ali West Indies 1971-1977 12 610.4 137 1621 34 47.68 5/59 1 0
21 P J Wiseman New Zealand 1998-2005 25 943.2 209 2903 61 47.59 5/82 2 0
22 J S Patel New Zealand 2006-2017 24 972.1 202 3078 65 47.35 5/110 1 0
23 V Sehwag India 2001-2013 104 621.5 78 1894 40 47.35 5/104 1 0
24 A B Agarkar India 1998-2006 26 809.3 168 2745 58 47.33 6/41 1 0
25 R F Surti India 1960-1969 26 605.4 115 1962 42 46.71 5/74 1 0
26 M D Craig New Zealand 2014-2016 15 611.3 100 2326 50 46.52 7/94 1 1
27 C G Borde India 1958-1969 55 949.1 236 2417 52 46.48 5/88 1 0
28 V Pollard New Zealand 1965-1973 32 711.1 207 1853 40 46.33 3/3 0 0
29 G S Ramchand India 1952-1960 33 829.2 256 1899 41 46.32 6/49 1 0
30 M J Henry* New Zealand 2015- 14 530.1 95 1712 37 46.27 4/93 0 0
31 A B C Langton South Africa 1935-1939 15 626.3 104 1827 40 45.68 5/58 1 0
32 A G Cremer Zimbabwe 2005-2017 19 702.2 71 2604 57 45.68 5/125 1 0
33 M J Santner* New Zealand 2015- 24 672.5 140 1871 41 45.63 3/53 0 0
34 Mahmudullah* Bangladesh 2009- 50 570.3 56 1958 43 45.53 5/51 1 0
35 J E Root* England 2012- 109 562.5 109 1743 39 44.69 5/8 1 0
36 P I Pocock England 1968-1985 25 1108.2 281 2976 67 44.42 6/79 3 0
37 R L Chase* West Indies 2016- 41 904.2 108 3120 71 43.94 8/60 3 0
38 T M Dilshan Sri Lanka 1999-2013 87 564.1 83 1711 39 43.87 4/10 0 0
39 P L Symcox South Africa 1993-1998 20 593.3 137 1603 37 43.32 4/69 0 0
40 H B Cave New Zealand 1949-1958 19 679.0 242 1467 34 43.15 4/21 0 0
41 R W Barber England 1960-1968 28 552.4 101 1806 42 43.00 4/132 0 0
42 N Pradeep* Sri Lanka 2011-2017 28 846.1 130 3003 70 42.90 6/132 1 0
43 S J McCabe Australia 1930-1938 39 610.2 127 1543 36 42.86 4/13 0 0
44 C H Gayle West Indies 2000-2014 103 1184.5 227 3120 73 42.74 5/34 2 0
45 C P H Ramanayake Sri Lanka 1988-1993 18 609.0 109 1880 44 42.73 5/82 1 0
46 N Boje South Africa 2000-2006 43 1436.4 292 4265 100 42.65 5/62 3 0
47 N A M McLean West Indies 1998-2001 19 549.5 85 1873 44 42.57 3/53 0 0
48 E E Hemmings England 1982-1991 16 739.3 207 1825 43 42.44 6/58 1 0
49 A Nehra India 1999-2004 17 574.3 122 1866 44 42.41 4/72 0 0
50 H D P K Dharmasena Sri Lanka 1993-2004 31 1156.3 265 2920 69 42.32 6/72 3 0

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