George Lohmann of England tops the list of the best bowling average in test cricket. He had an average of 10.75 in the 18 matches that he played and took 112 wickets at an economy of 1.88. He is followed by John James Ferris who was one of the few players who played for both England and Australia. He had an average of 12.7 in the 9 matches that he played and took 61 wickets at an economy of 2.01. William Barnes of England is ranked third on the list of the best bowling average in test cricket. He had an average of 15.54 in the 21 matches that he played and took 51 wickets at an economy of 2.07.
|2||John James Ferris||England/Australia||9||–||251||2302||775||61||7/37||12.7||2.01|
|14||Kyle Jamieson||New Zealand||16||527||168||3162||1401||72||6/48||19.45||2.65|
|20||Malcolm Marshall||West Indies||81||2930.4||614||17584||7876||376||7/22||20.94||2.68|
|21||Joel Garner||West Indies||58||2194.5||576||13169||5433||259||6/56||20.97||2.47|
|22||Curtly Ambrose||West Indies||98||3683.5||1001||22103||8501||405||8/45||20.99||2.3|
|24||Nathan Adcock||South Africa||26||–||218||6391||2195||104||6/43||21.1||2.06|
|29||Jack Cowie||New Zealand||9||338||65||2028||969||45||6/40||21.53||2.86|
1. Which player has the best bowling average in test cricket?
George Lohmann of England has the best bowling average in test cricket – 10.75.
2. Which is the only South African player to feature on the list?
Nathan Adcock is the only South African player to feature on the list of best bowling averages in test cricket. He had a bowling average of 21.1.
3. Which player from the list has played the most no. of test matches?
Curtly Ambrose of West Indies has played the most no. of test matches – 98 from the list. He had taken 405 test wickets at an economy of 2.3.
4. Which player from the list has the best bowling figures in test cricket?
Jim Laker of England has the best bowling figures in test cricket from the list – 10/53.
5. Which is the only player from the list who played for 2 nations?
John James Ferris is the only player from the list who played for 2 nations – England Australia.