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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
KC Sangakkara 2000-2014 126 217 17 11665 319 58.32 36 50 10
AD Mathews 2009-2014 42 70 14 2856 160 51.00 4 17 1
DPMD Jayawardene 1997-2014 147 248 15 11671 374 50.09 34 48 15
TT Samaraweera 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 48.76 14 30 11
LD Chandimal 2011-2014 14 24 3 934 116* 44.47 3 5 1
PA de Silva 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 7
HP Tillakaratne 1989-2004 83 131 25 4545 204* 42.87 11 20 9
TM Dilshan 1999-2013 87 145 11 5492 193 40.98 16 23 14
ST Jayasuriya 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 14 31 15
MS Atapattu 1990-2007 90 156 15 5502 249 39.02 16 17 22
AP Gurusinha 1985-1996 41 70 7 2452 143 38.92 7 8 3
MG Vandort 2001-2008 20 33 2 1144 140 36.90 4 4 3
RL Dias 1982-1987 20 36 1 1285 109 36.71 3 8 2
JK Silva 2011-2014 12 23 0 832 139 36.17 1 5 2
A Ranatunga 1982-2000 93 155 12 5105 135* 35.69 4 38 12
SM Warnapura 2007-2009 14 24 1 821 120 35.69 2 7 5
NT Paranavitana 2009-2012 32 60 5 1792 111 32.58 2 11 9
LRD Mendis 1982-1988 24 43 1 1329 124 31.64 4 8 2
HAPW Jayawardene 2000-2014 56 79 11 2075 154* 30.51 4 5 9
FDM Karunaratne 2012-2014 13 25 2 701 85 30.47 0 4 1
UC Hathurusingha 1991-1999 26 44 1 1274 83 29.62 0 8 2
RS Madugalle 1982-1988 21 39 4 1029 103 29.40 1 7 4
WU Tharanga 2005-2014 17 30 1 851 165 29.34 1 4 4
RS Mahanama 1986-1998 52 89 1 2576 225 29.27 4 11 7
S Wettimuny 1982-1987 23 43 1 1221 190 29.07 2 6 5
RP Arnold 1997-2004 44 69 4 1821 123 28.01 3 10 7
UDU Chandana 1999-2005 16 24 1 616 92 26.78 0 2 0
HDRL Thirimanne 2011-2014 13 26 4 580 155* 26.36 1 2 3
RS Kaluwitharana 1992-2004 49 78 4 1933 132* 26.12 3 9 5
JR Ratnayeke 1982-1989 22 38 6 807 93 25.21 0 5 5
WPUJC Vaas 1994-2009 111 162 35 3089 100* 24.32 1 13 12
DS de Silva 1982-1984 12 22 3 406 61 21.36 0 2 3
HDPK Dharmasena 1993-2004 31 51 7 868 62* 19.72 0 3 4
MF Maharoof 2004-2011 22 34 4 556 72 18.53 0 3 1
KMDN Kulasekara 2005-2014 21 28 1 391 64 14.48 0 1 4
RJ Ratnayake 1983-1992 23 36 6 433 56 14.43 0 2 5
ALF de Mel 1982-1986 17 28 5 326 34 14.17 0 0 5
HMRKB Herath 1999-2014 55 78 17 828 80* 13.57 0 1 14
M Muralitharan 1992-2010 132 162 56 1259 67 11.87 0 1 32
SL Malinga 2004-2010 30 37 13 275 64 11.45 0 1 9
CPH Ramanayake 1988-1993 18 24 9 143 34* 9.53 0 0 7
GP Wickramasinghe 1991-2001 40 64 5 555 51 9.40 0 1 17
KR Pushpakumara 1994-2001 23 31 12 166 44 8.73 0 0 5
DNT Zoysa 1997-2004 30 40 6 288 28* 8.47 0 0 9
UWMBCA Welegedara 2007-2012 20 28 5 191 48 8.30 0 0 3
CRD Fernando 2000-2012 40 47 17 249 39* 8.30 0 0 8
RAS Lakmal 2010-2014 21 28 11 115 18 6.76 0 0 7
SD Anurasiri 1986-1998 18 22 5 91 24 5.35 0 0 3

Minimum of 20 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
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