Lowest Bowling Average in Tests
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
Qualification: 50 wickets
  Name Mat Balls Wkts Avg
1 GA Lohmann (Eng) 18 3830 112 10.75
2 JJ Ferris (Eng) 9 2302 61 12.70
3 W Barnes (Eng) 21 2289 51 15.54
4 W Bates (Eng) 15 2364 50 16.42
5 SF Barnes (Eng) 27 7873 189 16.43
6 CTB Turner (Aus) 17 5179 101 16.53
7 R Peel (Eng) 20 5216 101 16.98
8 J Briggs (Eng) 33 5332 118 17.75
9 H Ironmonger (Aus) 14 4695 74 17.97
10 FR Spofforth (Aus) 18 4185 94 18.41
11 FH Tyson (Eng) 17 3452 76 18.56
12 C Blythe (Eng) 19 4546 100 18.63
13 JH Wardle (Eng) 28 6597 102 20.39
14 G Ulyett (Eng) 25 2627 50 20.40
15 AK Davidson (Aus) 44 11587 186 20.53
16 K Higgs (Eng) 15 4112 71 20.74
17 MD Marshall (WI) 81 17584 376 20.94
18 J Garner (WI) 58 13169 259 20.97
19 CEL Ambrose (WI) 98 22103 405 20.99
20 NAT Adcock (SAf) 26 6391 104 21.10
21 WJ Whitty (Aus) 14 3357 65 21.12
22 JC Laker (Eng) 46 12027 193 21.24
23 GE Palmer (Aus) 17 4517 78 21.51
24 FS Trueman (Eng) 67 15178 307 21.57
25 GD McGrath (Aus) 124 29248 563 21.64
26 H Trumble (Aus) 32 8099 141 21.78
27 SE Bond (NZ) 18 3372 87 22.09
28 AA Donald (SAf) 72 15519 330 22.25
29 RJ Hadlee (NZ) 86 21918 431 22.29
30 DW Steyn (SAf) 85 17286 417 22.30
31 WE Bowes (Eng) 15 3655 68 22.33
32 VD Philander (SAf) 46 8450 171 22.45
33 WJ O'Reilly (Aus) 27 10024 144 22.59
34 K Rabada (SAf) 22 4063 102 22.71
35 M Muralitharan (SL) 133 44039 800 22.72
36 JV Saunders (Aus) 14 3565 79 22.73
= AEE Vogler (SAf) 15 2764 64 22.73
38 Imran Khan (Pak) 88 19458 362 22.81
39 KR Miller (Aus) 55 10461 170 22.97
40 Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) 10 2576 51 23.03
= RR Lindwall (Aus) 61 13650 228 23.03
42 SM Pollock (SAf) 108 24353 421 23.11
43 CEH Croft (WI) 27 6165 125 23.30
44 RJ Harris (Aus) 27 5736 113 23.52
45 Waqar Younis (Pak) 87 16224 373 23.56
46 RA Jadeja (Ind) 32 9400 155 23.60
47 Wasim Akram (Pak) 104 22627 414 23.62
48 MA Holding (WI) 60 12680 249 23.68
49 SR Clark (Aus) 24 5146 94 23.86
50 Pervez Sajjad (Pak) 19 4145 59 23.89


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