Records / First-class matches / Batting records / Highest career batting average

Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50
DG Bradman 1927-1949 234 338 43 28067 452* 95.14 117 69
VM Merchant 1929-1951 150 234 46 13470 359* 71.64 45 52
GA Headley 1927-1954 103 164 22 9921 344* 69.86 33 44
AK Sharma 1984-2001 129 166 16 10120 259* 67.46 38 36
WH Ponsford 1920-1934 162 235 23 13819 437 65.18 47 43
WM Woodfull 1921-1934 174 245 39 13388 284 64.99 49 58
SS Sugwekar 1987-2002 85 122 18 6563 299* 63.10 19 26
KC Ibrahim 1938-1950 60 89 12 4716 250 61.24 14 22
VG Kambli 1989-2005 129 181 14 9965 262 59.67 35 44
RG Sharma 2006-2014 65 99 10 5291 309* 59.44 18 21
S Badrinath 2000-2014 118 169 21 8778 250 59.31 30 39
MK Tiwary 2004-2014 67 98 10 5208 267 59.18 18 16
CA Pujara 2005-2014 98 161 24 8077 352 58.95 26 27
VS Hazare 1934-1967 238 367 46 18740 316* 58.38 60 73
AL Hassett 1932-1953 216 322 32 16890 232 58.24 59 75
SS Bhave 1986-2001 97 154 17 7971 292 58.18 28 27
AM Rahane 2007-2014 74 126 14 6495 265* 57.99 22 28
SR Tendulkar 1988-2013 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116
DS Lehmann 1987-2007 284 479 33 25795 339 57.83 82 111
MG Bevan 1989-2006 237 400 66 19147 216 57.32 68 81
AF Kippax 1918-1936 175 256 33 12762 315* 57.22 43 45
G Boycott 1962-1986 609 1014 162 48426 261* 56.83 151 238
SS Karim 1982-2001 120 168 39 7310 234 56.66 22 33
CL Walcott 1941-1964 146 238 29 11820 314* 56.55 40 54
KS Ranjitsinhji 1893-1920 307 500 62 24692 285* 56.37 72 109
RB Simpson 1952-1978 257 436 62 21029 359 56.22 60 100
WR Hammond 1920-1951 634 1005 104 50551 336* 56.10 167 185
MD Crowe 1979-1996 247 412 62 19608 299 56.02 71 80
RT Ponting 1992-2013 289 494 62 24150 257 55.90 82 106
Fawad Alam 2003-2014 106 175 30 8102 296* 55.87 21 42
UM Merchant 1938-1951 42 55 5 2789 217 55.78 9 12
L Hutton 1934-1955 513 814 91 40140 364 55.51 129 177
GS Ballance 2008-2014 80 123 15 5987 210 55.43 24 26
ED Weekes 1944-1964 152 241 24 12010 304* 55.34 36 54
R Dravid 1990-2012 298 497 67 23794 270 55.33 68 117
AR Bawne 2007-2014 41 59 9 2766 166* 55.32 8 16
SV Manjrekar 1984-1998 147 217 31 10252 377 55.11 31 46
AD Mathews 2006-2014 79 127 23 5729 270 55.08 13 29
S Chanderpaul 1991-2014 329 538 99 24181 303* 55.08 69 124
GS Sobers 1952-1974 383 609 93 28314 365* 54.87 86 121
BA Richards 1964-1983 339 576 58 28358 356 54.74 80 152
RG Pollock 1960-1987 262 437 54 20940 274 54.67 64 99
AV Kale 1993-2006 93 145 14 7134 248* 54.45 25 28
DS Jadhav 1999-2014 94 151 20 7129 260* 54.41 23 26
FMM Worrell 1941-1964 208 326 49 15025 308* 54.24 39 80
SG Barnes 1936-1953 110 164 10 8333 234 54.11 26 37
JH Kallis 1993-2013 257 421 57 19695 224 54.10 62 97
A Flower 1986-2006 223 372 69 16379 271* 54.05 49 75
A Jadeja 1988-2013 111 174 24 8100 264 54.00 20 40
ARM Ralph 1931-1947 34 55 11 2375 142 53.97 6 16
R Lamba 1978-1998 121 175 12 8776 320 53.84 31 27
RM Cowper 1959-1970 147 228 31 10595 307 53.78 26 58
AR Morris 1940-1955 162 250 15 12614 290 53.67 46 46
MK Pandey 2008-2014 57 87 10 4110 218 53.37 13 19
Javed Miandad 1973-1994 402 632 95 28663 311 53.37 80 139
MR Ramprakash 1987-2012 461 764 93 35659 301* 53.14 114 147
RS Modi 1941-1960 105 154 12 7529 245* 53.02 20 39
S Sriram 1993-2011 133 194 14 9539 288 52.99 32 36
DB Vengsarkar 1975-1992 260 390 52 17868 284 52.86 55 87
K Bhaskar Pillai 1982-1995 95 124 21 5443 222* 52.84 18 21
SM Katich 1996-2013 266 448 52 20926 306 52.84 58 111
WWAG Maneeshan 2011-2014 32 51 6 2375 234 52.77 7 14
LD Chandimal 2009-2014 58 95 11 4426 244 52.69 13 23
ML Hayden 1991-2009 295 515 47 24603 380 52.57 79 100
Hanif Mohammad 1951-1976 238 370 44 17059 499 52.32 55 66
PR Umrigar 1944-1963 243 350 41 16155 252* 52.28 49 80
A Kaypee 1980-2000 117 175 24 7894 210* 52.27 27 34
HH Kanitkar 1994-2013 146 222 23 10400 290 52.26 33 46
J Moroney 1945-1952 57 93 16 4023 217 52.24 12 22
GA Hick 1983-2008 526 871 84 41112 405* 52.23 136 158
GS Chappell 1966-1984 321 542 72 24535 247* 52.20 74 111
MEK Hussey 1994-2013 273 486 49 22783 331* 52.13 61 103
DJ Hussey 2002-2014 185 291 27 13748 275 52.07 43 64
ME Waugh 1985-2004 368 591 75 26855 229* 52.04 81 133
H Sutcliffe 1919-1945 754 1098 124 50670 313 52.02 151 230
Haris Sohail 2007-2014 57 86 12 3849 211* 52.01 11 23
Yashpal Singh 2001-2013 87 145 19 6551 250* 51.99 15 34
M Azharuddin 1981-2000 229 343 38 15855 226 51.98 54 74
SR Waugh 1984-2004 356 551 88 24052 216* 51.94 79 97
BC Lara 1987-2008 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88
DM Jones 1981-1998 245 415 45 19188 324* 51.85 55 88
DCS Compton 1936-1964 515 839 88 38942 300 51.85 123 183
VVS Laxman 1992-2012 267 436 54 19730 353 51.64 55 98
CL Badcock 1929-1941 97 159 16 7371 325 51.54 26 21
Zaheer Abbas 1965-1987 459 768 92 34843 274 51.54 108 158
AD Nourse 1931-1953 175 269 27 12472 260* 51.53 41 54
SM Gavaskar 1966-1987 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105
WA Brown 1932-1950 189 284 15 13838 265* 51.44 39 66
AR Border 1976-1996 385 625 97 27131 205 51.38 70 142
ARS Silva 2006-2014 64 99 22 3956 189 51.37 13 15
KC Sangakkara 1997-2014 221 361 28 17099 319 51.34 49 75
AM Nayar 2005-2014 69 98 14 4301 259 51.20 12 23
HM Amla 1999-2014 181 298 27 13875 311* 51.19 43 67
L Baichan 1968-1983 63 100 12 4504 216* 51.18 13 23
S Sharath 1992-2007 139 203 33 8700 224 51.17 27 42
PBH May 1950-1963 388 618 77 27592 285* 51.00 85 127
W Jaffer 1996-2014 221 365 35 16823 314* 50.97 51 81
AO Malhotra 1973-1995 156 227 35 9784 258* 50.95 24 52
NC O'Neill 1955-1967 188 306 34 13859 284 50.95 45 64
RN Harvey 1946-1963 306 461 35 21699 231* 50.93 67 94
WM Lawry 1955-1972 249 417 49 18734 266 50.90 50 100
AV Mankad 1963-1983 218 326 71 12980 265 50.90 31 70
EH Hendren 1907-1937 833 1300 166 57611 301* 50.80 170 272
JB Hobbs 1905-1934 834 1325 107 61760 316* 50.70 199 273
KC Wessels 1973-2000 316 539 50 24738 254 50.58 66 132
SJ Cook 1972-1995 270 475 57 21143 313* 50.58 64 87
SG Law 1988-2009 367 601 65 27080 263 50.52 79 128
RB Kenny 1950-1964 59 70 9 3079 218 50.47 11 11
Misbah-ul-Haq 1998-2014 195 320 38 14225 284 50.44 38 77
KM Jadhav 2007-2014 52 83 10 3671 327 50.28 10 13
JL Langer 1991-2009 360 622 57 28382 342 50.23 86 110
CB Fry 1892-1922 394 658 43 30886 258* 50.22 94 124
AB de Villiers 2003-2014 121 204 21 9183 278* 50.18 22 50
SS Mitra 1958-1972 59 78 17 3058 155 50.13 7 17
Inzamam-ul-Haq 1985-2007 245 393 58 16785 329 50.10 45 87
P Dharmani 1992-2010 147 213 27 9312 305* 50.06 26 42
SV Jedhe 1989-1998 58 87 9 3902 182 50.02 15 12
A Mukund 2007-2014 83 133 12 6052 300* 50.01 19 18

Minimum of 50 innings

Records includes the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]
Glamorgan v Essex at Swansea, LV= County Championship Division Two, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury, LV= County Championship Division Two, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Lancashire v Durham at Manchester, LV= County Championship Division One, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, LV= County Championship Division Two, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Northamptonshire v Nottinghamshire at Northampton, LV= County Championship Division One, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, LV= County Championship Division One, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]
Yorkshire v Sussex at Scarborough, LV= County Championship Division One, Aug 15-18, 2014 [First-class]

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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