Best Bowling Average in Test Cricket

Record holder : George Lohmann of England holds the record (10.75) for best bowling average in test cricket.

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1. England George Lohmann - 10.75

The player at #1 in the list is George Lohmann of England. He has average of 34.1 while taking 112 wickets in 36 innings of 18 matches at 1.88 economy and 34.1 strike rate between 1886 and 1896.

2. India Axar Patel - 12.43

At no. 2 position is Axar Patel of India. He has average of 33.5 while taking 39 wickets in 12 innings of 6 matches at 2.22 economy and 33.5 strike rate between 2021 and 2022.

3. England J.J. Ferris - 12.7

Next in the list is J.J. Ferris of England. He has average of 37.7 while taking 61 wickets in 16 innings of 9 matches at 2.01 economy and 37.7 strike rate between 1887 and 1892.

4. South Africa Mike Procter - 15.02

Then comes our Mike Procter of South Africa. He has average of 36.9 while taking 41 wickets in 14 innings of 7 matches at 2.44 economy and 36.9 strike rate between 1967 and 1970.

5. Australia Jack Iverson - 15.23

At position no. 5 is Jack Iverson of Australia. He has average of 52.7 while taking 21 wickets in 8 innings of 5 matches at 1.73 economy and 52.7 strike rate between 1950 and 1951.

6. England Billy Barnes - 15.54

At no. 6 position is Billy Barnes of England. He has average of 44.8 while taking 51 wickets in 28 innings of 21 matches at 2.07 economy and 44.8 strike rate between 1880 and 1890.

7. England Billy Bates - 16.42

Next in the list is Billy Bates of England. He has average of 47.2 while taking 50 wickets in 23 innings of 15 matches at 2.08 economy and 47.2 strike rate between 1881 and 1887.

8. England Sydney Barnes - 16.43

At position no. 8 is Sydney Barnes of England. He has average of 41.6 while taking 189 wickets in 50 innings of 27 matches at 2.36 economy and 41.6 strike rate between 1901 and 1914.

9. Australia Charlie Turner - 16.53

At no. 9 position is Charlie Turner of Australia. He has average of 51.2 while taking 101 wickets in 30 innings of 17 matches at 1.93 economy and 51.2 strike rate between 1887 and 1895.

10. England Bobby Peel - 16.98

Then comes our Bobby Peel of England. He has average of 51.6 while taking 101 wickets in 35 innings of 20 matches at 1.97 economy and 51.6 strike rate between 1884 and 1896.