Top 25 Test Fast Bowlers With Best BBI By Wkts

All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards. Our ratings are based on conditions and diverse oppositions. Before the above mentioned date, there were primarily only two teams which dominated cricket. Moreover, matches were of unequal length with some ending in 4 days and some being timeless. Post 1950, West Indies and South Africa grew as test teams. Moreover, Asian teams India and Pakistan started improving after 1950 and became compenent at home at least. Performance in Asia and outside Asia are integral to our overall rating.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2022-11-13

BBW

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 bowling performances by Wkts of a bowler. Best Bowling By Wickets (BBW) is simply the total wickets taken in the 7 innings divided by 7.

TOP 25 Pacers WITH BEST BBW IN TEST CRICKET


RANK BATSMAN NAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE WT
1 N Kapil Dev IND 9/83 8/85 8/106 7/56 7/220 6/63 6/77 7.29
2 Imran Khan PAK 8/58 8/60 7/40 7/52 7/80 6/35 6/46 7.00
3 GD McGrath AUS 8/24 8/38 7/76 7/76 6/17 6/47 6/50 6.86
4 RJ Hadlee NZ 9/52 7/23 7/116 6/26 6/49 6/50 6/51 6.71
4 IT Botham ENG 8/34 8/103 7/48 6/34 6/58 6/78 6/90 6.71
6 GD McKenzie AUS 8/71 7/66 7/153 6/48 6/58 6/67 6/69 6.57
6 SCJ Broad ENG 8/15 7/44 7/72 6/17 6/25 6/31 6/46 6.57
8 MD Marshall WI 7/22 7/53 7/80 6/32 6/37 6/55 6/69 6.43
8 Waqar Younis PAK 7/76 7/86 7/91 6/34 6/44 6/55 6/78 6.43
8 CEL Ambrose WI 8/45 7/25 6/24 6/34 6/51 6/52 6/74 6.43
8 FS Trueman ENG 8/31 7/44 7/75 6/30 6/31 6/100 5/27 6.43
12 WPUJC Vaas SL 7/71 7/120 6/22 6/29 6/73 6/87 6/108 6.29
12 CJ McDermott AUS 8/97 8/141 6/38 6/53 6/70 5/42 5/49 6.29
12 Fazal Mahmood PAK 7/42 7/80 6/34 6/34 6/46 6/53 6/66 6.29
12 MG Johnson AUS 8/61 7/40 7/68 6/38 6/73 5/39 5/42 6.29
12 DK Lillee AUS 7/83 7/89 6/26 6/53 6/60 6/66 6/72 6.29
17 AA Donald SA 8/71 7/84 6/53 6/59 6/88 5/32 5/36 6.14
17 DW Steyn SA 7/51 6/8 6/34 6/49 6/50 6/72 6/100 6.14
17 CA Walsh WI 7/37 6/18 6/54 6/61 6/62 6/74 6/79 6.14
17 MA Holding WI 8/92 6/21 6/57 6/62 6/65 6/67 5/17 6.14
17 Wasim Akram PAK 7/119 6/43 6/48 6/61 6/62 6/67 6/91 6.14
17 JM Anderson ENG 7/42 7/43 6/17 6/40 6/42 6/47 5/16 6.14
23 RGD Willis ENG 8/43 7/78 6/53 6/101 5/27 5/32 5/35 6.00
23 AR Caddick ENG 7/46 7/94 6/63 6/65 6/122 5/14 5/16 6.00
23 MJ Hoggard ENG 7/61 7/63 7/109 6/57 5/73 5/92 5/144 6.00
23 ARC Fraser ENG 8/53 8/75 6/82 5/28 5/40 5/42 5/60 6.00
23 AK Davidson AUS 7/93 6/34 6/53 6/64 6/75 6/87 5/25 6.00
23 SM Pollock SA 7/87 6/30 6/39 6/50 6/56 6/78 5/28 6.00
23 TG Southee NZ 7/64 6/43 6/50 6/62 6/68 6/80 5/32 6.00
23 GF Lawson AUS 8/112 7/81 6/47 6/72 5/49 5/59 5/66 6.00


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