The regularity of a bowler taking a wicket is measured by the strike rate, and it is a fairly good indicator of how potent a player is in Test match cricket.
The measure rewards bowlers who manage to get batsmen out on a routine basis, regardless of the number of runs they concede while doing so.
Looking back over the history of modern Test cricket, which bowlers have had the lowest, and therefore best, strike rates?
Which individuals have taken a lot of wickets in a very short space of time?
Let’s take a look.
All statistics courtesy of ESPN Cricinfo.