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Travis Basevi

November 28, 2006

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Most economical economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - Tests (qualification: 90 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) 19.0 4/26 1.36 v WI 212/10 4.02 1997/98 -2.65 Test 1391
SD Anurasiri (SL) 15.0 0/9 0.60 v Pak 318/10 3.13 1985/86 -2.53 Test 1043
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 16.2 0/46 2.81 v India 410/1 5.30 2005/06 -2.48 Test 1781
FS Trueman (Eng) 15.0 1/23 1.53 v WI 212/4 3.85 1953/54 -2.32 Test 385
JN Gillespie (Aus) 16.0 4/24 1.50 v India 200/10 3.73 2004/05 -2.23 Test 1718
WW Armstrong (Aus) 18.0 1/9 0.50 v Eng 187/10 2.73 1921 -2.23 Test 141
AF Giles (Eng) 28.0 1/73 2.60 v NZ 451/10 4.82 2001/02 -2.21 Test 1594
IK Pathan (India) 15.0 1/35 2.33 v Pak 245/10 4.53 2003/04 -2.20 Test 1697
MD Marshall (WI) 15.0 4/19 1.26 v India 207/10 3.46 1983/84 -2.20 Test 964
WW Armstrong (Aus) 23.0 1/29 1.26 v Eng 447/10 3.38 1920/21 -2.12 Test 137
J Cowie (NZ) 15.0 2/49 3.26 v Eng 226/4 5.38 1937 -2.11 Test 260
JH Kallis (SA) 15.0 2/25 1.66 v Aus 359/10 3.77 2005/06 -2.10 Test 1780
RGD Willis (Eng) 15.0 0/48 3.20 v WI 344/1 5.19 1984 -1.99 Test 990
HL Collins (Aus) 15.0 0/7 0.46 v SA 472/8 2.42 1921/22 -1.95 Test 146
RGD Willis (Eng) 22.1 4/51 2.30 v NZ 307/10 4.25 1983/84 -1.95 Test 976
MN Samuels (WI) 21.0 0/49 2.33 v Aus 489/10 4.24 2002/03 -1.91 Test 1638
Waqar Younis (Pak) 15.0 1/26 1.73 v NZ 311/10 3.64 1996/97 -1.91 Test 1339
GR Dilley (Eng) 28.0 3/47 1.67 v WI 260/10 3.58 1980 -1.90 Test 882
M Muralitharan (SL) 15.4 1/48 3.06 v WI 212/3 4.96 2003 -1.90 Test 1649
GA Faulkner (SA) 17.2 3/40 2.30 v Eng 224/10 4.20 1909/10 -1.89 Test 106

Most expensive economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - Tests (qualification: 90 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
JG Thomas (Eng) 15.0 0/101 6.73 v WI 312/10 3.46 1985/86 3.27 Test 1044
JN Gillespie (Aus) 15.2 5/88 5.73 v Eng 191/10 2.71 1998/99 3.02 Test 1431
RGD Willis (Eng) 18.0 2/123 6.83 v WI 302/10 4.09 1984 2.74 Test 991
MG Hughes (Aus) 15.0 0/86 5.73 v WI 369/10 3.03 1988/89 2.70 Test 1114
AM Blignaut (Zim) 16.0 2/92 5.75 v WI 347/10 3.11 2001 2.63 Test 1553
Asif Masood (Pak) 12.0x8 2/100 6.25 v Aus 425/10 3.63 1972/73 2.61 Test 705
CRD Fernando (SL) 16.0 1/107 6.68 v SA 378/10 4.13 2000/01 2.55 Test 1529
JB Stollmeyer (WI) 15.0 2/80 5.33 v India 454/10 2.86 1948/49 2.47 Test 304
JE Emburey (Eng) 16.0 2/95 5.93 v WI 448/9 3.46 1988 2.46 Test 1098
CK Langeveldt (SA) 17.0 1/100 5.88 v Aus 258/10 3.42 2005/06 2.45 Test 1777
RKJ Dawson (Eng) 15.0 0/73 4.86 v India 291/10 2.41 2001/02 2.45 Test 1575
SL Malinga (SL) 16.2 1/85 5.20 v SA 434/10 2.75 2006 2.44 Test 1810
M Kartik (India) 19.0 0/122 6.42 v Aus 474/10 4.02 2003/04 2.39 Test 1680
JEC Franklin (NZ) 17.0 0/102 6.00 v Aus 575/8 3.70 2004/05 2.29 Test 1723
A Sanford (WI) 15.0 1/78 5.20 v India 296/10 2.92 2001/02 2.27 Test 1601
RWV Robins (Eng) 17.2 3/81 4.67 v Aus 335/10 2.40 1930 2.26 Test 194
EL McCormick (Aus) 15.0 0/64 4.26 v SA 227/10 2.00 1935/36 2.26 Test 251
AS Wassan (India) 16.4 4/108 6.48 v NZ 391/10 4.23 1989/90 2.24 Test 1139
S Sreesanth (India) 16.0 0/96 6.00 v WI 371/10 3.76 2006 2.23 Test 1805
LS Pascoe (Aus) 15.3 1/90 5.80 v WI 328/10 3.58 1979/80 2.22 Test 870

Most economical economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - ODIs (qualification: 30 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
SM Pollock (SA) 5.5 0/8 1.37 v NZ 254/5 6.68 2003/04 -5.31 ODI 2101
KG Duers (Zim) 6.0 1/17 2.83 v NZ 162/3 7.77 1991/92 -4.94 ODI 728
A Flintoff (Eng) 7.0 2/18 2.57 v SL 240/7 7.50 2002 -4.92 ODI 1850
AY Karim (Kenya) 8.2 3/7 0.84 v Aus 178/5 5.68 2002/03 -4.84 ODI 1990
Harbhajan Singh (India) 10.0 2/14 1.40 v Eng 307/5 6.14 2004 -4.73 ODI 2165
Imran Khan (Pak) 7.0 2/10 1.42 v SL 218/10 5.66 1981/82 -4.23 ODI 151
FH Edwards (WI) 10.0 0/23 2.30 v NZ 324/6 6.48 2005/06 -4.17 ODI 2342
CEL Ambrose (WI) 6.0 1/11 1.83 v SA 160/8 5.92 1998/99 -4.09 ODI 1390
WM Clark (Aus) 10.0 1/22 2.20 v WI 313/9 6.26 1977/78 -4.05 ODI 48
MA Suji (Kenya) 10.0 1/26 2.60 v India 329/2 6.58 1999 -3.97 ODI 1457
Imran Khan (Pak) 8.0 0/14 1.75 v India 226/7 5.65 1982/83 -3.89 ODI 163
Sikander Bakht (Pak) 5.0 1/15 3.00 v SL 227/4 6.87 1981/82 -3.87 ODI 150
CG Rackemann (Aus) 8.0 3/7 0.87 v India 175/10 4.72 1984/85 -3.85 ODI 268
JWM Dalrymple (Eng) 10.0 1/48 4.80 v SL 324/2 8.64 2006 -3.83 ODI 2389
DR Tuffey (NZ) 5.0 0/10 2.00 v WI 122/4 5.80 2004 -3.80 ODI 2134
MA Suji (Kenya) 10.0 1/17 1.70 v Zim 273/4 5.46 2002/03 -3.75 ODI 1915
Wasim Akram (Pak) 7.0 0/15 2.14 v Aus 156/1 5.88 2001 -3.74 ODI 1728
BC Strang (Zim) 10.0 0/29 2.90 v India 166/1 6.64 2000/01 -3.73 ODI 1659
TR Gripper (Zim) 7.0 0/6 0.85 v WI 155/2 4.55 2001/02 -3.70 ODI 1781
AME Roberts (WI) 5.0 0/9 1.80 v Eng 173/10 5.46 1976 -3.66 ODI 39

Most economical economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - ODIs (qualification: 60 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
Harbhajan Singh (India) 10.0 2/14 1.40 v Eng 307/5 6.14 2004 -4.73 ODI 2165
FH Edwards (WI) 10.0 0/23 2.30 v NZ 324/6 6.48 2005/06 -4.17 ODI 2342
WM Clark (Aus) 10.0 1/22 2.20 v WI 313/9 6.26 1977/78 -4.05 ODI 48
MA Suji (Kenya) 10.0 1/26 2.60 v India 329/2 6.58 1999 -3.97 ODI 1457
JWM Dalrymple (Eng) 10.0 1/48 4.80 v SL 324/2 8.64 2006 -3.83 ODI 2389
MA Suji (Kenya) 10.0 1/17 1.70 v Zim 273/4 5.46 2002/03 -3.75 ODI 1915
BC Strang (Zim) 10.0 0/29 2.90 v India 166/1 6.64 2000/01 -3.73 ODI 1659
SM Pollock (SA) 10.0 0/20 2.00 v Aus 281/7 5.62 2005/06 -3.61 ODI 2322
Wasim Akram (Pak) 10.0 3/19 1.90 v SA 272/7 5.44 2002/03 -3.53 ODI 1914
A Flintoff (Eng) 10.0 2/15 1.50 v India 250/9 5.00 2002/03 -3.49 ODI 1969
Harbhajan Singh (India) 10.0 1/30 3.00 v WI 324/4 6.48 2002/03 -3.47 ODI 1896
M Muralitharan (SL) 10.0 5/9 0.90 v NZ 218/8 4.36 2001/02 -3.45 ODI 1826
MAWR Madurasinghe (SL) 10.0 1/32 3.20 v Aus 332/3 6.64 1989/90 -3.43 ODI 630
DL Vettori (NZ) 10.0 1/25 2.50 v Aus 296/7 5.92 2002/03 -3.41 ODI 1877
RC Irani (Eng) 10.0 0/23 2.30 v India 285/4 5.70 2002 -3.39 ODI 1851
MA Suji (Kenya) 10.0 2/31 3.10 v Zim 325/6 6.50 1998/99 -3.39 ODI 1424
MF Maharoof (SL) 10.0 3/9 0.90 v WI 191/10 4.22 2005 -3.32 ODI 2264
JDP Oram (NZ) 10.0 2/28 2.80 v Pak 303/10 6.12 2003/04 -3.32 ODI 2083
Manjural Islam (Bang) 10.0 1/20 2.00 v WI 266/4 5.32 2002/03 -3.31 ODI 1909
SD Anurasiri (SL) 10.0 0/39 3.90 v WI 360/4 7.20 1987/88 -3.29 ODI 457

Most expensive economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - ODIs (qualification: 30 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
SR Clark (Aus) 7.0 0/87 12.42 v WI 273/7 5.76 2006/07 6.66 ODI 2417
DW Steyn (SA) 5.0 1/58 11.60 v Aus 245/10 4.96 2005/06 6.63 ODI 2316
SC Ganguly (India) 5.0 0/62 12.40 v Pak 316/6 6.32 1998 6.08 ODI 1352
AB Agarkar (India) 5.0 0/52 10.40 v Pak 129/2 4.60 1998/99 5.79 ODI 1437
AR Adams (NZ) 5.0 1/54 10.80 v Zim 252/7 5.04 2002/03 5.76 ODI 1984
HT Davis (NZ) 5.0 0/54 10.80 v India 221/2 5.20 1997 5.60 ODI 1206
JH Kallis (SA) 5.0 0/52 10.40 v NZ 256/9 5.12 2000/01 5.28 ODI 1655
GRJ Matthews (Aus) 5.0 0/54 10.80 v India 242/7 5.56 1986/87 5.23 ODI 393
JH Kallis (SA) 5.0 0/50 10.00 v Pak 228/10 4.78 1997/98 5.21 ODI 1303
SI Mahmood (Eng) 7.0 2/80 11.42 v SL 319/8 6.38 2006 5.04 ODI 2385
E Chigumbura (Zim) 6.0 0/64 10.66 v Pak 292/7 5.84 2004/05 4.82 ODI 2183
Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) 5.0 0/45 9.00 v Bang 209/8 4.18 2001/02 4.82 ODI 1793
AJ Bichel (Aus) 6.0 0/57 9.50 v NZ 242/5 4.84 2001/02 4.66 ODI 1796
JR Hopes (Aus) 6.0 0/65 10.83 v SL 309/7 6.18 2005/06 4.65 ODI 2317
IR Bishop (WI) 5.0 1/49 9.80 v SL 251/10 5.17 1995/96 4.62 ODI 1096
Tapash Baisya (Bang) 7.0 0/87 12.42 v Eng 391/4 7.82 2005 4.60 ODI 2252
MA Suji (Kenya) 7.0 0/81 11.57 v India 351/3 7.02 2001/02 4.55 ODI 1764
AV Mankad (India) 5.5 1/47 8.05 v Eng 172/4 3.52 1974 4.53 ODI 13
VRV Singh (India) 7.0 0/72 10.28 v Eng 288/10 5.76 2005/06 4.52 ODI 2362
GJ Whittall (Zim) 5.0 1/52 10.40 v Aus 294/3 5.88 1997/98 4.52 ODI 1313

Most expensive economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - ODIs (qualification: 60 balls)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
DR Pringle (Eng) 10.0 0/83 8.30 v WI 243/7 4.86 1987/88 3.44 ODI 452
MC Snedden (NZ) 12.0 2/105 8.75 v Eng 322/6 5.36 1983 3.38 ODI 197
B Lee (Aus) 10.0 1/85 8.50 v Pak 257/10 5.15 2001 3.34 ODI 1720
RJ van Vuuren (Namib) 10.0 0/92 9.20 v Aus 301/6 6.02 2002/03 3.18 ODI 1970
Naved-ul-Hasan (Pak) 10.0 2/82 8.20 v Zim 252/4 5.04 2004/05 3.16 ODI 2184
IR Bishop (WI) 10.0 1/78 7.80 v Pak 242/4 4.84 1995/96 2.96 ODI 1008
WF Stelling (Neth) 10.0 2/91 9.10 v SL 313/8 6.26 2006 2.84 ODI 2391
JV Coney (NZ) 10.0 0/70 7.00 v India 204/10 4.17 1980/81 2.82 ODI 102
Waqar Younis (Pak) 10.0 2/86 8.60 v SL 288/10 5.79 1997/98 2.80 ODI 1317
CK Langeveldt (SA) 10.0 1/76 7.60 v NZ 243/9 4.86 2005/06 2.74 ODI 2289
C Sharma (India) 10.0 2/78 7.80 v Eng 255/7 5.10 1989/90 2.70 ODI 583
T Kumaran (India) 10.0 0/86 8.60 v Pak 295/7 5.90 2000 2.70 ODI 1600
Waqar Younis (Pak) 10.0 1/77 7.70 v SL 251/8 5.02 2002 2.68 ODI 1861
Waqar Younis (Pak) 10.0 2/73 7.30 v SL 233/9 4.66 1994/95 2.64 ODI 954
T Panyangara (Zim) 10.0 1/86 8.60 v Eng 299/7 5.98 2004 2.62 ODI 2168
BL Cairns (NZ) 11.0 0/84 7.63 v Eng 278/5 5.05 1978 2.58 ODI 53
JJ van der Wath (SA) 10.0 2/82 8.20 v Aus 281/7 5.62 2005/06 2.58 ODI 2322
M Muralitharan (SL) 10.0 0/99 9.90 v Aus 368/5 7.36 2005/06 2.54 ODI 2328
ML Lewis (Aus) 10.0 0/113 11.30 v SA 438/9 8.78 2005/06 2.51 ODI 2349
MP Bicknell (Eng) 10.0 2/65 6.50 v NZ 196/8 4.00 1990/91 2.50 ODI 669

Most economical economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - Twenty20 Internationals (qualification: No qualification)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
B Lee (Aus) 3.0 0/15 5.00 v SA 201/4 10.05 2005/06 -5.04 T20I 6
AJ Hall (SA) 4.0 3/22 5.50 v Aus 199/7 9.95 2005/06 -4.44 T20I 6
A Symonds (Aus) 3.0 2/14 4.66 v Eng 179/8 8.95 2005 -4.28 T20I 2
SR Clark (Aus) 4.0 0/25 6.25 v SA 201/4 10.05 2005/06 -3.79 T20I 6
CL Cairns (NZ) 4.0 1/28 7.00 v Aus 214/5 10.70 2004/05 -3.69 T20I 1
DR Smith (WI) 3.2 2/9 2.70 v NZ 126/8 6.30 2005/06 -3.59 T20I 5
JWM Dalrymple (Eng) 2.0 1/10 5.00 v Pak 148/5 8.29 2006 -3.29 T20I 8
GJP Kruger (SA) 4.0 0/29 7.25 v Aus 209/3 10.45 2005/06 -3.19 T20I 4
NW Bracken (Aus) 3.0 2/9 3.00 v SA 114/10 6.16 2005/06 -3.16 T20I 4
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2.0 0/11 5.50 v NZ 170/10 8.50 2004/05 -2.99 T20I 1
A Nel (SA) 4.0 2/19 4.75 v NZ 134/5 7.44 2005/06 -2.69 T20I 3
PD Collingwood (Eng) 4.0 4/22 5.50 v SL 163/10 8.15 2006 -2.64 T20I 7
SE Bond (NZ) 4.0 2/15 3.75 v WI 126/7 6.30 2005/06 -2.54 T20I 5
CRD Fernando (SL) 4.0 1/22 5.50 v Eng 161/5 8.05 2006 -2.54 T20I 7
ML Lewis (Aus) 4.0 2/31 7.75 v SA 201/4 10.05 2005/06 -2.29 T20I 6
SM Pollock (SA) 3.0 0/16 5.33 v NZ 134/5 7.44 2005/06 -2.11 T20I 3
B Lee (Aus) 4.0 1/26 6.50 v NZ 170/10 8.50 2004/05 -1.99 T20I 1
SM Pollock (SA) 4.0 1/34 8.50 v Aus 209/3 10.45 2005/06 -1.94 T20I 4
Mohammad Asif (Pak) 4.0 2/21 5.25 v Eng 144/7 7.20 2006 -1.94 T20I 8
JS Patel (NZ) 4.0 3/20 5.00 v SA 133/10 6.82 2005/06 -1.82 T20I 3

Most expensive economy rates in comparison to the overall run rate - Twenty20 Internationals (qualification: No qualification)
Player Ov W/R Econ Opposition RR Season Diff Scorecard
GC Smith (SA) 1.0 0/20 20.00 v NZ 134/5 7.44 2005/06 12.55 T20I 3
GB Hogg (Aus) 2.0 0/38 19.00 v SA 201/4 10.05 2005/06 8.95 T20I 6
JH Kallis (SA) 1.0 0/17 17.00 v Aus 209/3 10.45 2005/06 6.55 T20I 4
M Ntini (SA) 3.0 0/44 14.66 v Aus 199/7 9.95 2005/06 4.71 T20I 6
JE Taylor (WI) 3.0 2/30 10.00 v NZ 126/8 6.30 2005/06 3.70 T20I 5
GD McGrath (Aus) 4.0 2/48 12.00 v NZ 170/10 8.50 2004/05 3.50 T20I 1
JN Gillespie (Aus) 4.0 1/49 12.25 v Eng 179/8 8.95 2005 3.30 T20I 2
M Zondeki (SA) 3.0 1/41 13.66 v Aus 209/3 10.45 2005/06 3.21 T20I 4
M Ntini (SA) 2.0 0/21 10.50 v NZ 134/5 7.44 2005/06 3.05 T20I 3
KD Mills (NZ) 4.0 0/38 9.50 v SA 133/10 6.82 2005/06 2.67 T20I 3
SR Clark (Aus) 4.0 1/35 8.75 v SA 114/10 6.16 2005/06 2.58 T20I 4
A Symonds (Aus) 3.0 1/33 11.00 v NZ 170/10 8.50 2004/05 2.50 T20I 1
SB Styris (NZ) 4.0 2/33 8.25 v WI 126/7 6.30 2005/06 1.95 T20I 5
TT Bresnan (Eng) 2.0 0/20 10.00 v SL 163/10 8.15 2006 1.85 T20I 7
DR Tuffey (NZ) 4.0 1/50 12.50 v Aus 214/5 10.70 2004/05 1.80 T20I 1
SR Watson (Aus) 3.0 1/35 11.66 v SA 201/4 10.05 2005/06 1.61 T20I 6
B Lee (Aus) 3.0 0/31 10.33 v Eng 179/8 8.95 2005 1.38 T20I 2
SI Mahmood (Eng) 3.0 0/29 9.66 v Pak 148/5 8.29 2006 1.36 T20I 8
PDRL Perera (SL) 3.0 0/28 9.33 v Eng 161/5 8.05 2006 1.28 T20I 7
PD Collingwood (Eng) 2.0 0/19 9.50 v Pak 148/5 8.29 2006 1.20 T20I 8

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 1817: Australia v England at Brisbane, The Ashes 1st Test, Nov 23-27, 2006
• ODI # 2449: South Africa v India at Cape Town, 3rd ODI, Nov 26, 2006


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