England v Sri Lanka / Records / Test matches / Highest averages

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
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2006-2012 11 19 2 874 158 51.41 1249 69.97 3 2 0 107 15
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 13 23 2 1078 133 51.33 2390 45.10 3 6 2 118 0
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
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
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
HP Tillakaratne (SL) 1991-2003 9 15 4 371 93* 33.72 971 38.20 0 1 2 41 0
WPUJC Vaas (SL) 2001-2007 15 25 7 541 90 30.05 1240 43.62 0 2 0 69 2
PD Collingwood (Eng) 2003-2007 8 15 1 390 57 27.85 1076 36.24 0 2 1 36 1
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
SCJ Broad (Eng) 2007-2014 7 10 1 167 54 18.55 185 90.27 0 1 2 27 1
M Muralitharan (SL) 1993-2007 16 20 7 202 38 15.53 284 71.12 0 0 1 20 6
HMRKB Herath (SL) 2011-2014 7 13 1 183 48 15.25 367 49.86 0 0 0 21 1
AF Giles (Eng) 2001-2003 8 13 3 134 45 13.40 471 28.45 0 0 2 12 2
JM Anderson (Eng) 2003-2014 8 12 3 89 27 9.88 235 37.87 0 0 2 12 0
MJ Hoggard (Eng) 2002-2007 9 12 4 77 17* 9.62 334 23.05 0 0 1 5 0
HDRL Thirimanne (SL) 2011-2014 5 10 0 80 38 8.00 270 29.62 0 0 2 6 0

Minimum of 10 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds, 2nd Test, Jun 20-24, 2014 [Test # 2126]
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's, 1st Test, Jun 12-16, 2014 [Test # 2124]
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS), 2nd Test, Apr 3-7, 2012 [Test # 2039]
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