Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
CL Walcott (WI) 1950-1958 33 57 6 3129 220 61.35 13 11 1
L Hutton (ENG) 1950-1955 39 66 10 3183 205 56.83 8 16 2
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1959 28 46 7 2213 365* 56.74 6 7 1
ED Weekes (WI) 1950-1958 40 68 5 3383 207 53.69 10 17 6
Saeed Ahmed (PAK) 1958-1959 11 21 1 1041 166 52.05 2 6 0
RN Harvey (AUS) 1949-1959 60 101 9 4719 205 51.29 16 19 5
PBH May (ENG) 1951-1959 61 94 9 4182 285* 49.20 12 21 6
FMM Worrell (WI) 1950-1957 30 53 3 2397 261 47.94 7 10 4
VS Hazare (INDIA) 1951-1953 18 27 3 1097 164* 45.70 3 5 4
AL Hassett (AUS) 1949-1953 24 39 1 1712 167 45.05 6 7 0
RB Kanhai (WI) 1957-1959 19 33 3 1317 217 43.90 2 5 4
DJ McGlew (SA) 1951-1958 24 45 3 1825 255* 43.45 5 9 3
CC McDonald (AUS) 1952-1959 37 64 4 2590 170 43.16 5 13 2
Hanif Mohammad (PAK) 1952-1959 27 48 3 1937 337 43.04 5 9 2
MC Cowdrey (ENG) 1954-1959 41 62 4 2440 160 42.06 6 16 3
DCS Compton (ENG) 1950-1957 43 71 7 2675 278 41.79 4 16 8
PE Richardson (ENG) 1956-1959 26 40 0 1623 126 40.57 5 7 1
JB Stollmeyer (WI) 1950-1955 24 42 4 1520 152 40.00 3 7 1
PR Umrigar (INDIA) 1951-1959 46 70 6 2520 223 39.37 7 11 4
TW Graveney (ENG) 1951-1959 50 76 10 2590 258 39.24 4 11 7
AR Morris (AUS) 1949-1955 33 55 0 2083 206 37.87 5 8 3
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 1951-1959 30 54 5 1854 230* 37.83 3 7 4
JKC Holt (WI) 1954-1959 18 31 2 1066 166 36.75 2 5 2
MH Mankad (INDIA) 1951-1959 33 49 6 1536 231 35.72 3 4 3
VL Manjrekar (INDIA) 1951-1959 35 54 6 1682 177 35.04 4 7 7
KR Miller (AUS) 1949-1956 40 65 5 2096 147 34.93 6 7 4
JW Burke (AUS) 1951-1959 25 44 7 1280 189 34.59 3 5 0
WR Endean (SA) 1951-1958 28 52 4 1630 162* 33.95 3 8 3
DS Atkinson (WI) 1951-1958 18 29 4 843 219 33.72 1 5 2
P Roy (INDIA) 1951-1959 42 74 6 2280 173 33.52 4 9 14
KD Mackay (AUS) 1956-1959 22 28 4 804 83* 33.50 0 7 4
RT Simpson (ENG) 1950-1955 24 41 3 1225 156* 32.23 3 5 5
OG Smith (WI) 1955-1959 27 42 0 1331 168 31.69 4 6 8
Waqar Hasan (PAK) 1952-1959 21 35 1 1071 189 31.50 1 6 0
TL Goddard (SA) 1955-1958 15 29 1 852 90 30.42 0 6 2
NJ Contractor (INDIA) 1955-1959 18 29 2 821 92 30.40 0 7 2
JHB Waite (SA) 1951-1958 31 57 5 1518 134 29.19 3 8 7
RA McLean (SA) 1951-1958 28 51 2 1420 142 28.97 3 7 8
JDC Goddard (WI) 1950-1957 19 26 7 547 83* 28.78 0 4 5
GE Gomez (WI) 1950-1954 19 30 4 733 74 28.19 0 5 3
TE Bailey (ENG) 1950-1959 59 86 12 2071 134* 27.98 1 8 7
Wazir Mohammad (PAK) 1952-1959 20 33 4 801 189 27.62 2 3 8
Imtiaz Ahmed (PAK) 1952-1959 29 48 0 1320 209 27.50 2 7 6
JR Reid (NZ) 1951-1959 33 58 3 1487 135 27.03 3 8 3
CB van Ryneveld (SA) 1951-1958 19 33 6 724 83 26.81 0 3 2
W Mathias (PAK) 1955-1959 12 20 1 501 77 26.36 0 3 1
GS Ramchand (INDIA) 1952-1959 31 48 5 1124 109 26.13 2 5 5
DG Phadkar (INDIA) 1951-1959 26 30 4 675 115 25.96 1 4 2
W Watson (ENG) 1951-1959 24 37 3 879 116 25.85 2 3 3
KJ Funston (SA) 1952-1958 18 33 1 824 92 25.75 0 5 2

Minimum of 20 innings
Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v Australia at Kanpur, 2nd Test, Dec 19-24, 1959 [Test # 483]
India v Australia at Delhi, 1st Test, Dec 12-16, 1959 [Test # 482]
Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, 3rd Test, Dec 4-9, 1959 [Test # 481]