8. Bapu Nadkarni:
Not many bowlers have been known for their economy rate but Rameshchandra gangaram ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni has had a career economy rate of less than 2 runs per over.
The left arm spinner almost made it impossible for the batsmen to score a run due to a perfect bowling line. Not only that, he has a record of 21 maiden overs in succession against England in 1964. The Indian all-rounder had his best overseas test display against New Zealand where he took 7 for 65 runs with an economy rate of 1.38 helping India to win by 8 wickets. Nadkarni has been one of the best all-rounders of his time by scoring 2559 runs with 88 wickets in 41 matches. He is at number 8 in our list of top 10 best bowling performances by Indian bowlers in overseas test.