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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1979-1993 9 14 2 928 271 77.33 3 3 0 94 6
HH Gibbs (SA) 1999-2004 6 10 1 686 211* 76.22 2 3 1 93 8
JA Rudolph (SA) 2004-2012 6 10 3 505 154* 72.14 2 3 2 76 3
GS Chappell (Aus) 1974-1982 8 13 2 786 247* 71.45 3 1 2 104 3
GP Thorpe (Eng) 1997-2002 6 10 2 521 200* 65.12 3 0 0 67 5
R Dravid (India) 1998-2009 7 14 2 766 190 63.83 2 5 1 117 1
DR Martyn (Aus) 1993-2005 7 11 2 551 165 61.22 1 3 0 81 2
CS Dempster (NZ) 1930-1933 8 13 4 550 136 61.11 1 4 0 - 1
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak) 1993-2003 9 15 3 715 135* 59.58 2 4 1 99 3
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2008-2014 27 47 7 2365 217* 59.12 8 9 1 307 23
JH Kallis (SA) 1999-2012 8 13 2 649 150* 59.00 3 2 2 86 6
G Kirsten (SA) 1995-2004 7 12 2 587 137 58.70 2 3 0 80 2
GC Smith (SA) 2004-2012 6 12 2 572 125* 57.20 2 3 1 68 2
CG Greenidge (WI) 1980-1987 6 12 1 618 213 56.18 1 4 0 70 13
MC Cowdrey (Eng) 1955-1971 11 16 4 671 128* 55.91 1 4 1 68 1
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 2001-2009 8 14 1 718 203 55.23 1 5 3 90 5
JD Ryder (NZ) 2008-2011 7 12 1 571 201 51.90 2 3 3 69 4
AR Border (Aus) 1982-1993 10 14 2 602 140 50.16 2 3 2 70 1
JF Reid (NZ) 1979-1986 10 16 3 652 158* 50.15 3 1 3 66 0
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 32 52 4 2401 299 50.02 8 7 3 305 7
SR Tendulkar (India) 1990-2009 11 18 1 842 160 49.52 2 5 1 113 6
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2005 9 15 3 581 122* 48.41 1 4 2 77 5
AH Jones (NZ) 1988-1995 22 42 6 1722 186 47.83 5 7 2 144 6
MH Richardson (NZ) 2000-2004 16 27 2 1194 143 47.76 2 8 0 146 1
CD McMillan (NZ) 1998-2005 27 42 5 1760 142 47.56 3 12 2 235 32
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2014 43 70 5 3066 302 47.16 6 18 7 366 46
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1995-2013 12 20 4 751 126* 46.93 2 5 2 89 3
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1965-1979 8 13 1 557 175 46.41 2 1 1 63+ 3
PA de Silva (SL) 1991-1997 7 13 0 595 267 45.76 2 2 2 72 7
GM Turner (NZ) 1969-1983 20 35 3 1455 117 45.46 3 8 1 116+ 0
IT Botham (Eng) 1978-1992 7 11 1 454 138 45.40 2 2 1 62 5
DL Haynes (WI) 1980-1987 6 12 1 499 122 45.36 3 1 2 59 3
IR Bell (Eng) 2008-2013 6 11 2 403 110 44.77 1 2 0 55 4
N Hussain (Eng) 1997-2002 6 10 1 397 106 44.11 1 3 0 45 2
SM Gavaskar (India) 1976-1981 6 10 1 392 116 43.55 1 2 0 37+ 3
KS Williamson (NZ) 2011-2014 13 22 2 862 113 43.10 2 6 1 101 3
JV Coney (NZ) 1974-1987 28 44 8 1544 174* 42.88 3 8 2 167+ 5
SB Styris (NZ) 2002-2006 10 15 2 556 170 42.76 2 2 2 80 4
JG Wright (NZ) 1978-1993 46 81 6 3140 185 41.86 10 11 3 379+ 6
RG Twose (NZ) 1995-1999 7 14 2 482 94 40.16 0 5 1 52 6
HJH Marshall (NZ) 2005-2006 8 13 1 479 160 39.91 2 1 1 65 3
NJ Astle (NZ) 1996-2006 38 62 7 2175 222 39.54 5 12 5 286 24
GL Weir (NZ) 1930-1933 7 10 2 309 74* 38.62 0 3 1 0+ 0
CL Cairns (NZ) 1991-2004 31 51 1 1860 158 37.20 4 12 5 205 52
BC Lara (WI) 1995-2006 7 11 0 406 147 36.90 1 3 1 61 0
JDP Oram (NZ) 2002-2008 13 21 4 625 119* 36.76 2 2 2 76 8
BJ Watling (NZ) 2009-2014 13 20 2 658 124 36.55 2 3 3 76 1
BA Young (NZ) 1994-1999 19 36 4 1165 267* 36.40 2 6 4 130 1
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 1947-1959 13 23 1 793 116 36.04 1 4 1 46+ 7
GT Dowling (NZ) 1963-1971 15 30 1 1037 239 35.75 2 4 1 24+ 12

Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
New Zealand v India at Wellington, 2nd Test, Feb 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2120]
New Zealand v India at Auckland, 1st Test, Feb 6-9, 2014 [Test # 2118]
New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton, 3rd Test, Dec 19-22, 2013 [Test # 2109]
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