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Worst bowling average in final innings of a career

Travis Basevi

February 29, 2012

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Worst bowling average in the last 5 innings of a career - Tests (qualification: career minimum of 90 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts Ave List
RP Singh (India) 2006-2011 14 40 5/59 42.05 1 546 367 0 - 0/14, 0/111, 0/43, 0/81, 0/118
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2011 22 25 4/52 65.24 0 654 362 1 362.00 0/107, 0/82, 1/92, 0/57, 0/24
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2005-2011 33 68 6/27 49.79 4 444 354 1 354.00 0/76, 0/57, 1/113, 0/82, 0/26
RGCE Wijesuriya (SL) 1982-1985 4 1 1/68 294.00 0 586 294 1 294.00 0/105, 0/102, 0/10, 1/68, 0/9
AH Kardar (India/Pak) 1946-1958 26 21 3/35 45.42 0 516 265 1 265.00 1/71, 0/19, 0/141, 0/24, 0/10
Rubel Hossain (Ban) 2009-2011 12 17 5/166 83.23 1 468 259 1 259.00 0/52, 0/3, 1/71, 0/36, 0/97
AL Mann (Aus) 1977-1978 4 4 3/12 79.00 0 384 252 1 252.00 0/63, 0/49, 0/15, 1/24, 0/101
AR Whittall (Zim) 1996-1999 10 7 3/73 105.14 0 396 229 1 229.00 0/37, 0/29, 0/28, 0/30, 1/105
CN McCarthy (SA) 1948-1951 15 36 6/43 41.94 2 588 225 1 225.00 0/36, 0/46, 0/81, 1/45, 0/17
Arshad Ayub (India) 1987-1989 13 41 5/50 35.07 3 863 449 2 224.50 0/50, 2/99, 0/81, 0/37, 0/182
TE Bailey (Eng) 1949-1959 61 132 7/34 29.21 5 496 224 1 224.00 0/21, 0/50, 0/19, 1/91, 0/43
GJ Whittall (Zim) 1993-2002 46 51 4/18 40.94 0 472 222 1 222.00 0/2, 0/34, 0/80, 1/44, 0/62
W Voce (Eng) 1930-1947 27 98 7/70 27.88 3 508 207 1 207.00 1/44, 0/2, 0/92, 0/40, 0/29
TR Veivers (Aus) 1963-1967 21 33 4/68 41.66 0 373 203 1 203.00 0/78, 0/13, 0/59, 1/32, 0/21
BE Congdon (NZ) 1965-1978 61 59 5/65 36.50 1 610 194 0 - 0/68, 0/38, 0/5, 0/71, 0/12
SP O'Donnell (Aus) 1985-1985 6 6 3/37 84.00 0 348 194 0 - 0/26, 0/82, 0/69, 0/13, 0/4
BM McMillan (SA) 1992-1998 38 75 4/65 33.82 0 444 194 1 194.00 1/55, 0/60, 0/33, 0/24, 0/22
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2011 27 80 6/119 33.10 3 390 194 1 194.00 0/48, 1/38, 0/72, 0/30, 0/6
IDK Salisbury (Eng) 1992-2000 15 20 4/163 76.95 0 414 193 1 193.00 0/71, 0/29, 1/32, 0/49, 0/12
SB Doull (NZ) 1992-2000 32 98 7/65 29.30 6 330 190 1 190.00 0/48, 0/21, 0/8, 1/78, 0/35

Worst bowling average in the last 10 innings of a career - Tests (qualification: career minimum of 90 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5
IDK Salisbury (Eng) 1992-2000 15 20 4/163 76.95 0 719 385 2 1/32 192.50 0
BM McMillan (SA) 1992-1998 38 75 4/65 33.82 0 708 299 2 1/19 149.50 0
SB Doull (NZ) 1992-2000 32 98 7/65 29.30 0 923 439 3 1/17 146.33 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1990-2003 52 185 7/56 32.97 0 966 557 4 1/18 139.25 0
L Sivaramakrishnan (India) 1983-1986 9 26 6/64 44.03 0 1242 639 5 2/51 127.80 0
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2011 27 80 6/119 33.10 0 906 505 4 2/61 126.25 0
BE Congdon (NZ) 1965-1978 61 59 5/65 36.50 0 958 249 2 2/14 124.50 0
KBJ Azad (India) 1981-1983 7 3 2/84 124.33 0 750 373 3 2/84 124.33 0
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2011 22 25 4/52 65.24 0 912 492 4 1/10 123.00 0
EAR de Silva (SL) 1985-1991 10 8 2/67 129.00 0 1590 733 6 2/67 122.16 0
VI Smith (SA) 1947-1957 9 12 4/143 64.08 0 1186 580 5 1/25 116.00 0
L Tuckett (SA) 1947-1949 9 19 5/68 51.57 0 862 444 4 3/109 111.00 0
DPB Morkel (SA) 1927-1932 16 18 4/93 45.61 0 582 323 3 1/33 107.66 0
ML Nkala (Zim) 2000-2005 10 11 3/82 66.09 0 972 518 5 2/50 103.60 0
RS Cunis (NZ) 1964-1972 20 51 6/76 37.00 0 1098 617 6 1/21 102.83 0
BD Julien (WI) 1973-1977 24 50 5/57 37.36 0 1050 409 4 2/75 102.25 0
Mohammad Sami (Pak) 2001-2010 35 84 5/36 52.27 0 1097 705 7 3/27 100.71 0
Manjural Islam (Ban) 2001-2004 17 28 6/81 57.32 0 1146 561 6 2/64 93.50 0
Rubel Hossain (Ban) 2009-2011 12 17 5/166 83.23 0 912 561 6 3/84 93.50 0
LC Braund (Eng) 1901-1908 23 47 8/81 38.51 0 780 467 5 2/74 93.40 0

Worst bowling average in the last 20 innings of a career - Tests (qualification: career minimum of 90 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5
Rubel Hossain (Ban) 2009-2011 12 17 5/166 83.23 1 1872 1294 14 5/166 92.42 1
MF Maharoof (SL) 2004-2011 22 25 4/52 65.24 0 1872 1064 12 2/32 88.66 0
IDK Salisbury (Eng) 1992-2000 15 20 4/163 76.95 0 1969 1161 14 4/163 82.92 0
N Boje (SA) 2000-2006 43 100 5/62 42.65 0 2482 1335 17 4/111 78.52 0
CZ Harris (NZ) 1992-2002 23 16 2/16 73.12 0 1948 852 11 2/16 77.45 0
Mohammad Sami (Pak) 2001-2010 35 84 5/36 52.27 0 2096 1393 19 3/27 73.31 0
GS Ramchand (India) 1952-1960 33 41 6/49 46.31 0 1314 559 8 2/31 69.87 0
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2005-2011 33 68 6/27 49.79 2 1638 1150 17 5/71 67.64 2
RJ Shastri (India) 1981-1992 80 151 5/75 40.96 0 1527 798 12 4/45 66.50 0
Mushtaq Ahmed (Pak) 1990-2003 52 185 7/56 32.97 0 2292 1312 20 3/91 65.60 0
AF Giles (Eng) 1998-2006 54 143 5/57 40.60 0 2161 1239 19 3/78 65.21 0
Manjural Islam (Ban) 2001-2004 17 28 6/81 57.32 0 2556 1411 22 3/46 64.13 0
RO Hinds (WI) 2002-2009 15 13 2/45 66.92 0 1689 815 13 2/45 62.69 0
Saleem Altaf (Pak) 1967-1978 21 46 4/11 37.17 0 1990 932 15 3/33 62.13 0
MLC Foster (WI) 1969-1978 14 9 2/41 66.66 0 1614 555 9 2/41 61.66 0
Tapash Baisya (Ban) 2002-2005 21 36 4/72 59.36 0 2269 1406 23 3/133 61.13 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2000-2011 39 97 5/42 37.75 0 2183 1384 23 3/60 60.17 0
TBA May (Aus) 1987-1995 24 75 5/9 34.74 0 2598 1004 17 3/69 59.05 0
I Sharma (India) 2007-2012 45 133 6/55 37.87 1 2739 1581 27 5/77 58.55 1
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1965-1983 57 156 8/72 36.11 0 3278 1403 24 3/59 58.45 0

Worst bowling average in the last 5 innings of a career - ODIs (qualification: career minimum of 30 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts Ave List
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1987 57 59 5/32 37.91 2 212 265 1 265.00 0/36, 0/45, 1/97, 0/53, 0/34
BE Young (Aus) 1998-1999 6 1 1/26 251.00 0 234 251 1 251.00 0/49, 0/64, 0/66, 1/26, 0/46
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1974-1983 15 5 2/34 108.40 0 306 213 1 213.00 0/34, 0/44, 0/48, 0/63, 1/24
GB Brent (Zim) 1996-2008 70 75 4/22 37.01 0 270 213 1 213.00 0/46, 0/46, 1/33, 0/53, 0/35
Syed Rasel (Ban) 2005-2010 52 61 4/22 33.62 0 210 213 1 213.00 0/37, 0/37, 0/25, 0/61, 1/53
SV Bahutule (India) 1997-2003 8 2 1/31 141.50 0 180 204 1 204.00 0/43, 0/53, 1/31, 0/53, 0/24
AJ Penn (NZ) 1997-2001 5 1 1/50 201.00 0 159 201 1 201.00 0/14, 1/50, 0/59, 0/49, 0/29
Adeel Raja (Neth) 2002-2011 21 17 4/42 40.58 0 192 198 0 - 0/46, 0/51, 0/26, 0/31, 0/44
MI Black (WI) 2001-2001 5 0 - - 0 228 196 0 - 0/55, 0/49, 0/30, 0/19, 0/43
JS Patel (NZ) 2005-2009 39 42 3/11 36.02 0 188 191 1 191.00 1/47, 0/38, 0/25, 0/37, 0/44
VB John (SL) 1982-1987 45 34 3/28 48.67 0 234 189 1 189.00 0/48, 0/44, 0/25, 1/53, 0/19
Zakir Khan (Pak) 1984-1990 17 16 4/19 30.87 0 214 189 1 189.00 0/54, 0/49, 1/41, 0/19, 0/26
SJ Harmison (Eng) 2002-2009 58 76 5/33 32.64 1 210 189 1 189.00 1/50, 0/51, 0/29, 0/42, 0/17
Shahadat Hossain (Ban) 2006-2010 46 42 3/34 43.42 0 185 186 1 186.00 0/41, 0/12, 1/56, 0/38, 0/39
EAE Baptiste (WI) 1983-1990 43 36 2/10 41.97 0 288 185 0 - 0/49, 0/36, 0/48, 0/21, 0/31
MAWR Madurasinghe (SL) 1988-1992 12 5 1/11 71.60 0 222 185 1 185.00 1/32, 0/29, 0/34, 0/36, 0/54
PJC Hoffmann (Scot) 2006-2007 18 16 3/22 34.68 0 216 184 1 184.00 1/57, 0/21, 0/26, 0/37, 0/43
VD Philander (SA) 2007-2012 8 7 4/12 35.42 0 180 184 1 184.00 0/18, 0/47, 0/50, 0/30, 1/39
EJ Chatfield (NZ) 1979-1989 114 140 5/34 25.84 1 264 181 0 - 0/38, 0/23, 0/23, 0/61, 0/36
PL Symcox (SA) 1993-1999 80 72 4/28 38.36 0 235 180 1 180.00 1/20, 0/20, 0/38, 0/38, 0/64

Worst bowling average in the last 10 innings of a career - ODIs (qualification: career minimum of 30 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5
ML Nkala (Zim) 1998-2006 50 22 3/12 71.36 0 212 241 1 1/41 241.00 0
S Dhaniram (Can) 2006-2010 44 41 5/32 30.24 0 306 231 1 1/23 231.00 0
M Mbangwa (Zim) 1996-2002 29 11 2/24 103.63 0 474 403 2 1/29 201.50 0
VB John (SL) 1982-1987 45 34 3/28 48.67 0 468 350 2 1/34 175.00 0
AR Whittall (Zim) 1996-2000 63 45 3/23 50.02 0 420 322 2 1/8 161.00 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1987 57 59 5/32 37.91 0 458 439 3 1/29 146.33 0
K Weeraratne (SL) 2000-2008 15 6 3/46 64.16 0 324 287 2 1/30 143.50 0
Naimur Rahman (Ban) 1995-2002 29 10 2/51 90.40 0 478 409 3 1/32 136.33 0
RS Kalpage (SL) 1992-1999 86 73 4/36 40.75 0 450 389 3 2/61 129.66 0
AR Kapoor (India) 1995-2000 17 8 2/33 76.50 0 522 378 3 2/36 126.00 0
BP Julian (Aus) 1993-1999 25 22 3/40 45.31 0 372 355 3 2/18 118.33 0
RJ Bright (Aus) 1974-1986 11 3 1/28 116.66 0 462 350 3 1/28 116.66 0
AK Sharma (India) 1988-1993 31 15 3/41 58.33 0 432 337 3 1/38 112.33 0
L Sivaramakrishnan (India) 1985-1987 16 15 3/35 35.86 0 426 336 3 1/36 112.00 0
JWM Dalrymple (Eng) 2006-2007 27 14 2/5 47.57 0 204 220 2 1/25 110.00 0
PJ Ongondo (Afr/Kenya) 1999-2011 79 78 5/51 30.12 0 367 324 3 1/22 108.00 0
SG Peall (Zim) 1992-1996 21 8 3/54 84.75 0 402 300 3 1/23 100.00 0
AJ Traicos (Zim) 1983-1993 27 19 3/35 51.94 0 552 386 4 1/30 96.50 0
JJ Tucker (Ber) 2006-2009 26 13 2/23 53.92 0 411 377 4 1/20 94.25 0
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1974-1983 15 5 2/34 108.40 0 586 375 4 2/34 93.75 0

Worst bowling average in the last 20 innings of a career - ODIs (qualification: career minimum of 30 balls per match)
Player Career Mat Wkts BBI Ave 5 Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5
M Mbangwa (Zim) 1996-2002 29 11 2/24 103.63 0 924 768 6 2/28 128.00 0
ML Nkala (Zim) 1998-2006 50 22 3/12 71.36 0 534 599 5 3/50 119.80 0
JG Bracewell (NZ) 1983-1990 53 33 2/3 57.09 0 932 757 8 2/27 94.62 0
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2011 228 156 5/46 35.08 0 571 468 5 2/38 93.60 0
Naimur Rahman (Ban) 1995-2002 29 10 2/51 90.40 0 904 738 9 2/51 82.00 0
JA Morkel (Afr/SA) 2004-2012 56 50 4/29 37.38 0 653 654 9 3/20 72.66 0
DA Reeve (Eng) 1991-1996 29 20 3/20 41.00 0 811 646 9 2/14 71.77 0
RS Kalpage (SL) 1992-1999 86 73 4/36 40.75 0 852 715 10 3/38 71.50 0
Manjural Islam (Ban) 1999-2003 34 24 3/37 53.50 0 949 761 11 3/62 69.18 0
DN Patel (NZ) 1987-1997 75 45 3/22 50.24 0 1026 750 11 2/30 68.18 0
JEC Franklin (NZ) 2001-2012 92 74 5/42 40.44 0 591 530 8 3/50 66.25 0
MH Yardy (Eng) 2006-2011 28 21 3/24 51.19 0 960 858 13 2/49 66.00 0
MO Odumbe (Kenya) 1996-2003 61 39 4/38 46.33 0 948 790 12 4/38 65.83 0
KMDN Kulasekara (SL) 2003-2012 109 117 4/40 33.29 0 947 777 12 3/40 64.75 0
Azhar Mahmood (Pak) 1996-2007 143 123 6/18 39.13 0 803 702 11 2/38 63.81 0
ALF de Mel (SL) 1982-1987 57 59 5/32 37.91 0 929 763 12 3/40 63.58 0
AR Whittall (Zim) 1996-2000 63 45 3/23 50.02 0 953 762 12 3/29 63.50 0
Abdur Rehman (Pak) 2006-2012 23 18 2/20 47.44 0 1050 762 12 2/32 63.50 0
C Sharma (India) 1983-1994 65 67 3/22 34.86 0 815 689 11 3/46 62.63 0
JA Rennie (Zim) 1993-2000 44 34 3/27 46.00 0 899 684 11 2/21 62.18 0

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Travis Basevi Travis first started with Cricinfo during the 1994-95 Ashes, when the staff got bored of publishing his stats and averages contributions. He soon turned it into a full-time job, building Statsguru and the Cricinfo and Scrum content management systems. Along the way he abandoned Australia in preference for living in London, although his sporting allegiances haven't made a similar change beyond a QPR season ticket.
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