Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1998-2014 23 41 3 2212 213* 58.21 4552 48.59 8 10 2 247 12
IR Bell (ENG) 2007-2014 10 17 3 812 119* 58.00 1420 57.18 2 8 0 94 3
AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2016 16 28 4 1290 133 53.75 2808 45.94 3 7 2 140 1
KP Pietersen (ENG) 2006-2012 11 19 2 874 158 51.41 1249 69.97 3 2 0 107 15
GP Thorpe (ENG) 2001-2003 9 16 2 699 123 49.92 1654 42.26 2 3 0 71 0
ME Trescothick (ENG) 2001-2006 12 22 1 957 161 45.57 1896 50.47 3 4 2 135 5
MA Butcher (ENG) 1998-2003 7 12 0 539 123 44.91 1383 38.97 2 3 0 67 1
AD Mathews (SL) 2012-2018 9 17 0 757 160 44.52 1405 53.87 2 5 0 85 3
JE Root (ENG) 2014-2018 8 14 1 575 200* 44.23 918 62.63 2 1 1 51 2
MS Atapattu (SL) 1998-2003 10 17 3 603 201* 43.07 1507 40.01 2 1 2 66 0
TM Dilshan (SL) 2001-2012 13 21 0 889 193 42.33 1421 62.56 2 6 3 105 3
MP Vaughan (ENG) 2001-2007 10 19 1 755 115 41.94 1650 45.75 2 4 0 99 0
AJ Stewart (ENG) 1991-2002 9 16 3 536 123 41.23 1410 38.01 2 2 1 61 0
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2001-2014 22 40 1 1568 152 40.20 3313 47.32 3 9 3 200 1
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2002 11 19 0 739 152 38.89 1548 47.73 2 2 0 86 4
MJ Prior (ENG) 2007-2014 10 15 2 493 126 37.92 892 55.26 1 3 2 57 1
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2003-2012 10 19 3 590 142 36.87 1452 40.63 1 3 2 65 0
HAPW Jayawardene (SL) 2007-2014 9 16 3 473 112 36.38 957 49.42 1 3 1 50 4
MM Ali (ENG) 2014-2018 8 14 2 429 155* 35.75 849 50.53 2 0 2 49 4
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1991-2007 14 25 2 819 213 35.60 1278 64.08 1 3 1 120 6
RP Arnold (SL) 2001-2002 6 10 1 314 109 34.88 651 48.23 1 3 2 47 0
FDM Karunaratne (SL) 2014-2018 8 16 1 512 83 34.13 965 53.05 0 4 1 56 0
HP Tillakaratne (SL) 1991-2003 9 15 4 371 93* 33.72 971 38.20 0 1 2 41 0
BKG Mendis (SL) 2016-2018 6 12 1 335 86 30.45 523 64.05 0 2 1 42 3
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001-2007 15 25 7 541 90 30.05 1240 43.62 0 2 0 69 2
LD Chandimal (SL) 2012-2018 6 11 0 316 126 28.72 602 52.49 1 0 0 38 3
PD Collingwood (ENG) 2003-2007 8 15 1 390 57 27.85 1076 36.24 0 2 1 36 1
JK Silva (SL) 2014-2018 7 14 0 380 79 27.14 866 43.87 0 4 0 45 0
N Hussain (ENG) 2001-2003 8 14 0 345 109 24.64 866 39.83 1 2 1 45 4
AJ Strauss (ENG) 2006-2012 8 13 0 297 61 22.84 644 46.11 0 2 2 32 0
CRD Fernando (SL) 2001-2011 8 10 5 107 39* 21.40 260 41.15 0 0 1 14 0
A Flintoff (ENG) 2002-2006 9 14 2 232 77 19.33 432 53.70 0 1 2 34 7
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2011-2018 11 20 2 311 61 17.27 624 49.83 0 1 0 39 1
M Muralitharan (SL) 1993-2007 16 20 7 202 38 15.53 284 71.12 0 0 1 20 6
SCJ Broad (ENG) 2007-2018 11 15 1 191 54 13.64 237 80.59 0 1 3 29 1
AF Giles (ENG) 2001-2003 8 13 3 134 45 13.40 471 28.45 0 0 2 12 2
HDRL Thirimanne (SL) 2011-2016 8 15 0 167 38 11.13 532 31.39 0 0 2 20 0
JM Anderson (ENG) 2003-2018 13 18 7 121 27 11.00 275 44.00 0 0 2 18 0
MJ Hoggard (ENG) 2002-2007 9 12 4 77 17* 9.62 334 23.05 0 0 1 5 0
RAS Lakmal (SL) 2011-2018 10 17 6 88 15* 8.00 220 40.00 0 0 6 12 1
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC), 3rd Test, Nov 23-26, 2018 [Test # 2329]
Sri Lanka v England at Pallekele, 2nd Test, Nov 14-18, 2018 [Test # 2326]
Sri Lanka v England at Galle, 1st Test, Nov 6-9, 2018 [Test # 2324]