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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
A Flower (Zim) 2000-2002 24 42 7 2214 232* 63.25 4299 51.50 6 11 1 280 13
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 2000-2009 101 174 27 8630 189* 58.70 18559 46.50 27 42 7 993 63
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 2000-2009 71 121 11 6439 223 58.53 12144 53.02 23 23 7 803 45
RT Ponting (Aus) 2000-2009 107 184 22 9458 257 58.38 15129 62.51 32 40 8 1102 59
G Gambhir (India) 2004-2009 27 48 3 2553 206 56.73 4807 53.11 8 10 1 315 6
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 2000-2007 62 103 11 5113 329 55.57 9120 56.06 17 23 7 639 33
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 2000-2009 95 160 12 8187 374 55.31 15313 53.46 25 30 10 972 38
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2009 88 147 10 7549 287 55.10 13594 55.53 21 32 4 977 22
R Dravid (ICC/India) 2000-2009 103 179 23 8558 270 54.85 19676 43.49 22 42 7 1094 15
HP Tillakaratne (SL) 2001-2004 27 40 11 1573 204* 54.24 3668 42.88 5 4 1 190 1
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 2000-2006 66 120 2 6380 400* 54.06 10771 59.23 21 19 13 786 59
GP Thorpe (Eng) 2000-2005 43 74 15 3145 200* 53.30 6900 45.57 10 15 4 342 8
SR Waugh (Aus) 2000-2004 44 63 10 2825 157* 53.30 5474 51.60 11 9 5 354 11
SR Tendulkar (India) 2000-2009 89 150 16 7129 248* 53.20 13115 54.35 21 31 7 939 25
ML Hayden (Aus) 2000-2009 96 172 14 8364 380 52.93 13745 60.85 29 29 10 1020 81
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2009 72 123 4 6248 319 52.50 7767 80.44 17 19 10 885 75
S Chanderpaul (WI) 2000-2009 86 148 25 6435 203* 52.31 14747 43.63 19 35 9 724 22
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2009 46 79 9 3638 182 51.97 7542 48.23 10 19 7 411 18
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2001-2009 57 90 13 3938 231 51.14 8265 47.64 11 21 6 473 5
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2009 63 112 7 5260 313 50.09 9789 53.73 16 21 12 638 24
DJ Cullinan (SA) 2000-2001 17 28 4 1200 134 50.00 2619 45.81 5 4 0 132 12
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2009 56 100 4 4799 226 49.98 7678 62.50 16 16 4 555 49
G Kirsten (SA) 2000-2004 45 76 6 3497 220 49.95 7598 46.02 11 16 5 437 8
VVS Laxman (India) 2000-2009 92 150 24 6291 281 49.92 12569 50.05 14 37 9 853 4
JD Ryder (NZ) 2008-2009 11 20 2 898 201 49.88 1618 55.50 2 4 1 103 3
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2009 56 91 12 3926 151 49.69 7375 53.23 12 17 5 422 17
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2009 79 139 9 6451 277 49.62 10647 60.58 18 26 10 836 18
DS Lehmann (Aus) 2002-2004 22 34 2 1570 177 49.06 2507 62.62 5 8 1 185 10
JL Langer (Aus) 2000-2007 76 134 11 5994 250 48.73 10162 58.98 18 21 7 773 34
DR Martyn (Aus) 2000-2006 60 97 13 4089 165 48.67 7838 52.16 13 20 6 485 9
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 2000-2008 91 129 19 5130 204* 46.63 6258 81.97 16 23 13 628 99
CL Hooper (WI) 2001-2002 22 37 2 1609 233 45.97 3309 48.62 4 9 0 185 12
AG Prince (SA) 2002-2009 50 81 12 3137 162* 45.46 7055 44.46 11 8 4 348 11
CL Cairns (NZ) 2000-2004 18 30 2 1265 158 45.17 1717 73.67 3 5 2 138 42
MH Richardson (NZ) 2000-2004 38 65 3 2776 145 44.77 7370 37.66 4 19 1 344 4
SM Katich (Aus) 2001-2009 47 81 5 3392 157 44.63 6794 49.92 8 20 3 394 8
AJ Strauss (Eng) 2004-2009 69 126 5 5367 177 44.35 10796 49.71 18 18 9 670 8
HH Gibbs (SA) 2000-2008 73 124 6 5198 228 44.05 10004 51.95 12 23 9 763 42
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 10685 54.51 14 29 12 831 42
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2009 54 93 8 3706 217* 43.60 6987 53.04 9 19 1 451 19
PD Collingwood (Eng) 2003-2009 55 96 10 3732 206 43.39 8120 45.96 9 18 4 412 17
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2009 50 90 5 3654 160 42.98 7774 47.00 10 20 3 432 2
MS Atapattu (SL) 2000-2007 61 105 10 4055 249 42.68 9043 44.84 13 14 12 503 3
ME Waugh (Aus) 2000-2002 29 45 6 1658 120 42.51 3093 53.60 3 10 4 208 7
TM Dilshan (SL) 2000-2009 57 91 9 3482 168 42.46 5299 65.71 10 13 9 424 17
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2009 22 40 1 1644 154* 42.15 2758 59.60 4 8 0 228 16
MJ Prior (Eng) 2007-2009 25 40 7 1390 131* 42.12 2185 63.61 2 11 5 163 6
MP Vaughan (Eng) 2000-2008 80 143 9 5631 197 42.02 10855 51.87 18 18 9 731 22
RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2009 83 146 8 5759 291 41.73 12249 47.01 15 31 10 738 14
SP Fleming (NZ) 2000-2008 63 105 4 4188 274* 41.46 8536 49.06 7 23 9 545 18

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:
South Africa v England at Durban, 2nd Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1944]
Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, 1st Test, Dec 26-30, 2009 [Test # 1943]
South Africa v England at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1942]
Australia v West Indies at Perth, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 2009 [Test # 1941]
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