Highest Bowling Economy in Tests
Bold = appeared less than 3 years ago.
RPO = Runs per 6-ball over.
Qualification: 3000 balls
  Name Mat Balls Wkts R/100b RPO
1 Shahadat Hossain (BD) 38 5380 72 69.35 4.16
2 Rubel Hossain (BD) 25 3966 33 65.73 3.94
3 FH Edwards (WI) 55 9602 165 65.08 3.90
4 SL Malinga (SL) 30 5209 101 64.29 3.86
5 AG Cremer (Zim) 16 3447 46 63.79 3.83
6 MD Craig (NZ) 15 3669 50 63.40 3.80
7 Tapash Baisya (BD) 21 3376 36 63.30 3.80
8 KTGD Prasad (SL) 25 4327 75 62.35 3.74
9 C Sharma (Ind) 23 3470 61 62.33 3.74
10 ALF de Mel (SL) 17 3518 59 61.97 3.72
11 AM Blignaut (Zim) 19 3173 53 61.90 3.71
12 TL Best (WI) 25 3716 57 61.65 3.70
13 CRD Fernando (SL) 40 6181 100 61.22 3.67
14 MM Ali (Eng) 44 7818 128 61.10 3.67
15 S Sreesanth (Ind) 27 5419 87 60.36 3.62
16 UT Yadav (Ind) 34 5598 94 60.34 3.62
17 UWMBCA Welegedara (SL) 21 3799 55 59.83 3.59
18 Mohammad Sami (Pak) 36 7499 85 59.78 3.59
19 BP Patterson (WI) 28 4829 93 59.52 3.57
20 ST Finn (Eng) 36 6412 125 59.26 3.56
21 N Pradeep (SL) 28 5077 70 59.15 3.55
22 KR Pushpakumara (SL) 23 3792 58 59.12 3.55
23 SR Tendulkar (Ind) 200 4240 46 58.77 3.53
24 Imran Tahir (SAf) 20 3925 57 58.45 3.51
= JEC Franklin (NZ) 31 4767 82 58.44 3.51
26 HK Olonga (Zim) 30 4502 68 58.20 3.49
27 Mahmudullah (BD) 35 3135 39 58.18 3.49
28 NG Cowans (Eng) 19 3452 51 58.02 3.48
29 Umar Gul (Pak) 47 9599 163 57.85 3.47
30 B Lee (Aus) 76 16531 310 57.79 3.47
31 JE Taylor (WI) 46 7757 130 57.75 3.47
32 DBL Powell (WI) 37 7077 85 57.48 3.45
33 Wahab Riaz (Pak) 26 4856 83 57.31 3.44
34 MA Starc (Aus) 36 7355 148 57.06 3.42
35 K Rabada (SAf) 22 4063 102 57.03 3.42
36 SE Bond (NZ) 18 3372 87 57.00 3.42
37 Mohammed Shami (Ind) 25 4671 86 56.84 3.41
38 NAM McLean (WI) 19 3299 44 56.77 3.41
39 AB Agarkar (Ind) 26 4857 58 56.52 3.39
40 BA Stokes (Eng) 39 5734 95 56.23 3.37
41 Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 46 8143 178 56.17 3.37
42 CS Martin (NZ) 71 14026 233 56.17 3.37
43 DAJ Bracewell (NZ) 27 4984 72 56.10 3.37
44 C White (Eng) 30 3959 59 56.07 3.36
45 AJ Bichel (Aus) 19 3337 58 56.04 3.36
46 DE Malcolm (Eng) 40 8480 128 55.99 3.36
47 JL Pattinson (Aus) 17 3279 70 55.84 3.35
48 ST Gabriel (WI) 28 4324 71 55.78 3.35
49 MN Samuels (WI) 71 4392 41 55.67 3.34
50 MG Johnson (Aus) 73 16001 313 55.57 3.33


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