Top 25 Test Spin Bowlers With Best Strike Rates

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All Test Stats on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards (Know Why). The first list simply gives you the bowlers with best strike rates in Test Cricket since 1950. The second list gives you the bowlers with best Relative Strike Rates (R SR). Only bowlers with more than 100 wickets are considered for both lists.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

TOP 25 SPINNERS WITH BEST STRIKE RATES IN TEST CRICKET


RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS SR
1 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 189 12255 516 50.70
2 SCG MacGill AUS 1998 2008 85 6038 208 54.02
3 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 230 18180 800 55.05
4 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 273 17995 708 57.49
5 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 89 7657 244 58.42
6 RA Jadeja IND 2012 2024 136 7096 294 58.62
7 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 170 12157 433 60.03
8 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 109 7642 255 60.19
9 KA Maharaj SA 2016 2023 83 5055 158 60.60
10 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 242 16052 530 61.81
11 MM Ali ENG 2014 2023 119 7612 204 61.81
12 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2007 2024 113 7387 237 63.53
13 Taijul Islam BAN 2014 2024 82 6225 195 63.78
14 Mehedi Hasan Miraz BAN 2016 2024 74 5508 164 64.68
15 Saeed Ajmal PAK 2009 2014 67 5003 178 65.12
16 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 97 7199 242 65.96
17 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 236 18355 619 66.00
18 PR Adams SA 1995 2004 76 4405 134 66.04
19 MDK Perera SL 2014 2021 78 5780 161 67.11
20 Saqlain Mushtaq PAK 1995 2004 86 6206 208 67.64
21 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1990 2003 89 6100 185 67.74
22 Danish Kaneria PAK 2000 2010 112 9082 261 67.80
23 MJ Leach ENG 2018 2024 61 4335 126 68.17
24 Harbhajan Singh IND 1998 2015 190 13537 417 68.54
25 D Bishoo WI 2011 2018 59 4350 117 68.95

TOP 25 SPINNERS WITH BEST R SR IN TEST CRICKET


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is a more accurate type of SR. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Venues at which a player has played.
  • Time Period in which a bowler has been active
RANK BOWLER NAT FP LP INNS RUNS WKTS SR R SR
1 SCG MacGill AUS 1998 2008 85 6038 208 54.02 57.20
2 SK Warne AUS 1992 2007 273 17995 708 57.49 58.27
3 B Yardley AUS 1978 1983 58 3986 126 70.71 58.64
4 BS Chandrasekhar IND 1964 1979 97 7199 242 65.96 59.35
5 M Muralitharan SL 1992 2010 230 18180 800 55.05 60.17
6 KA Maharaj SA 2016 2023 83 5055 158 60.60 60.93
7 R Ashwin IND 2011 2024 189 12255 516 50.70 61.41
8 DL Underwood ENG 1966 1982 151 7674 297 73.61 64.36
9 GP Swann ENG 2008 2013 109 7642 255 60.19 64.68
10 AA Mallett AUS 1968 1980 71 3940 132 75.68 65.26
11 PR Adams SA 1995 2004 76 4405 134 66.04 65.28
12 Yasir Shah PAK 2014 2022 89 7657 244 58.42 65.81
13 Abdul Qadir PAK 1977 1990 111 7742 236 72.57 66.16
14 Mushtaq Ahmed PAK 1990 2003 89 6100 185 67.74 66.55
15 NM Lyon AUS 2011 2024 242 16052 530 61.81 67.39
16 A Kumble IND 1990 2008 236 18355 619 66.00 68.09
17 R Benaud AUS 1952 1964 116 6704 248 77.05 68.26
18 JG Bracewell NZ 1980 1990 67 3653 102 82.38 68.35
19 SP Gupte IND 1951 1961 61 4403 149 75.73 68.42
20 GAR Lock ENG 1952 1968 88 4451 174 75.56 68.75
21 MM Ali ENG 2014 2023 119 7612 204 61.81 69.39
22 HMRKB Herath SL 1999 2018 170 12157 433 60.03 70.00
23 Iqbal Qasim PAK 1976 1988 86 4807 171 76.13 70.23
24 EAS Prasanna IND 1962 1978 86 5742 189 75.94 70.35
25 Danish Kaneria PAK 2000 2010 112 9082 261 67.80 71.62


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