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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1969 22 34 4 1992 242 66.40 7 11 3
GS Sobers (WI) 1960-1969 51 86 10 4563 226 60.03 15 19 7
KF Barrington (Eng) 1960-1968 78 124 17 6397 256 59.78 20 31 4
RG Pollock (SA) 1963-1967 20 34 4 1739 209 57.96 6 8 1
TW Graveney (Eng) 1962-1969 32 47 3 2292 165 52.09 7 9 1
PR Umrigar (India) 1960-1962 17 23 2 1081 172* 51.47 5 3 1
RB Simpson (Aus) 1960-1968 51 85 7 3995 311 51.21 8 23 6
ER Dexter (Eng) 1960-1968 57 93 9 4232 205 50.38 8 25 4
RB Kanhai (WI) 1960-1969 45 78 3 3739 153 49.85 10 18 2
WM Lawry (Aus) 1961-1969 62 105 10 4717 210 49.65 13 23 5
KC Bland (SA) 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 49.08 3 9 2
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1960-1969 67 111 13 4788 182 48.85 15 22 6
SM Nurse (WI) 1960-1969 31 56 3 2523 258 47.60 6 8 3
RM Cowper (Aus) 1964-1968 30 46 2 2061 307 46.84 5 10 3
R Subba Row (Eng) 1960-1961 11 20 1 881 137 46.36 3 3 0
PJ Sharpe (Eng) 1963-1969 12 21 4 786 111 46.23 1 4 1
JH Edrich (Eng) 1963-1969 41 64 5 2711 310* 45.94 7 11 3
FMM Worrell (WI) 1960-1963 20 30 4 1169 197* 44.96 1 11 7
Hanif Mohammad (Pak) 1960-1969 29 49 5 1978 203* 44.95 7 6 3
EJ Barlow (SA) 1961-1967 27 50 2 2156 201 44.91 4 14 3
VL Manjrekar (India) 1960-1965 25 38 4 1526 189* 44.88 3 8 4
NC O'Neill (Aus) 1960-1965 34 53 3 2219 181 44.38 5 12 5
CC Hunte (WI) 1960-1967 35 59 5 2386 182 44.18 5 12 1
PJP Burge (Aus) 1960-1966 32 50 6 1931 181 43.88 4 10 3
BL D'Oliveira (Eng) 1966-1969 25 38 6 1390 158 43.43 3 8 3
PH Parfitt (Eng) 1961-1969 35 47 6 1765 131* 43.04 7 5 4
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1969 42 70 9 2609 246* 42.77 6 13 6
G Pullar (Eng) 1960-1963 26 45 4 1732 175 42.24 3 11 3
BC Booth (Aus) 1961-1966 31 48 6 1773 169 42.21 5 10 5
BF Butcher (WI) 1960-1969 37 65 4 2485 209* 40.73 5 12 3
JR Reid (NZ) 1961-1965 24 46 2 1768 142 40.18 3 12 2
TL Goddard (SA) 1960-1967 24 44 4 1606 112 40.15 1 12 2
IM Chappell (Aus) 1964-1969 29 47 5 1675 165 39.88 4 8 3
DT Lindsay (SA) 1963-1967 18 27 1 1021 182 39.26 3 4 1
MC Carew (WI) 1963-1969 13 25 3 863 109 39.22 1 5 1
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1969 19 33 3 1159 129 38.63 3 5 0
Saeed Ahmed (Pak) 1960-1969 28 51 3 1792 172 37.33 3 9 2
AJ Pithey (SA) 1960-1965 14 21 1 745 154 37.25 1 4 1
CG Borde (India) 1960-1969 49 79 10 2562 177* 37.13 4 15 8
Nawab of Pataudi (India) 1961-1969 42 72 3 2552 203* 36.98 6 14 7
IR Redpath (Aus) 1964-1969 35 56 4 1876 132 36.07 1 13 6
Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) 1960-1969 22 37 4 1176 101 35.63 2 7 1
RW Barber (Eng) 1960-1968 30 45 3 1495 185 35.59 1 9 1
KR Stackpole (Aus) 1966-1969 18 30 3 939 134 34.77 2 4 1
RN Harvey (Aus) 1960-1963 19 30 0 1042 154 34.73 3 5 2
BF Hastings (NZ) 1969-1969 11 21 3 620 117* 34.44 1 4 2
AL Wadekar (India) 1966-1969 22 42 2 1364 143 34.10 1 10 4
AP Sheahan (Aus) 1967-1969 20 32 3 976 114 33.65 1 5 0
KD Mackay (Aus) 1960-1963 18 24 3 703 89 33.47 0 6 2
ML Jaisimha (India) 1960-1969 38 65 5 2004 129 33.40 3 12 7

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 Chennai, 5th Test, Dec 24-28, 1969 [Test # 669]
India v Australia at Kolkata, 4th Test, Dec 12-16, 1969 [Test # 668]
India v Australia at Delhi, 3rd Test, Nov 28-Dec 2, 1969 [Test # 667]
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