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Stats: TOP 10 bowlers who have astonishing bowling strike rate  


  • With Dale Steyn enters the elite club of 400, floods of astonishing facts starts coming out in public domain. He is the ninth fast bowlers to enter the 400 club.

    One of the superb facts about this bowler is strike rate. So far he bowls 16685 and took wicket in every 41 balls. The best among the 400 club members, and best among the bowlers who played at least 50 Test as a bowler.

     Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh opener was caught at the slip cordon by South Africa captain Hasim Amla off the ball of Dale Steyn, and eventually becomes Steyn’s 400th victim.

    But, in general, Steyn is not the first bowler who have best strike rate. Before him only one bowler has bowled with better strike rate is Shane Bond in the 21 century; and before Bond, two  19th century bowlers bowled minimum 2000 balls with superior strike rate.  

    Point be noted, Dale Steyn is the only bowler who played 80 matches, among the top five bowlers who have better strike rate.

    None of the top three have played even 30 matches.  But, in a short span of time they won the heart of cricket fans across the world. They left cricket breaking the heart of fans.  When fans were looking for beautiful spells from them, injury forced them to think about the early retirement.

    Among the TOP 10 bowlers whose sojourn in cricket was whacking, Waqar Younis is one of the bowlers who played 87 Tests and make people love his bowling.

    Leave aside two bowlers- Dale Steyn and Waqar Younis- the remaining eight had to leave the game they loved most due to injury among others.

    Here is the list TOP 10 bowlers who cherished bowling career with better strike rate:  

    #1George Lohmann, England

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    18

    1886-1896

    3830

    1205

    112

    10.75

    1.88

    34.1

    9

    5

     

    #2 John James Ferris, Australia/England

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    9

    1887-1892

    2302

    775

    61

    12.70

    2.01

    37.7

    6

    1

     

    #3 Shane Bond, New Zealand

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    18

    2001-2009

    3372

    1922

    87

    22.09

    3.41

    38.7

    5

    1

     

    #4 Sydney Barnes , England

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    27

    1901-1914

    7873

    3106

    189

    16.43

    2.36

    41.6

    24

    7

     

    #5 Dale Steyn, South Africa

     

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    80

    2004-2015

    9034

    3106

    400

    22.58

    3.24

    41.7

    25

    5

     

    #6 Bert Volger, South Africa

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    15

    1906-1911

    2764

    1455

    64

    22.73

    3.15

    43.1

    5

    1

    #7 Waqar Younis, Pakistan

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    87

    1989-2003

    16224

    8788

    373

    23.56

    3.25

    43.4

    22

    5

     

    # 8 Frederick Spofforth, Australia

     

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    18

    1877-1887

    4185

    1731

    94

    18.41

    2.48

    44.5

    7

    4

     

    #9 Billy Barnes, England

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    21

    1880-1890

    2289

    793

    51

    15.54

    2.07

    44.8

    3

    0

     

    #10 Jack Cowie, New Zealand

     

    Matches

    Span

    Balls

    Runs

    Wickets

    Average

    Economy

    Strike Rate

    5W/Innings

    10W/Test

    9

    1937-1949

    2028

    969

    45

    21.53

    2.86

    45.0

    4

    1

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