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Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
DG Bradman (Aus) 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 29 13 7
RG Pollock (SA) 1963-1970 23 41 4 2256 274 60.97 7 11 1
GA Headley (WI) 1930-1954 22 40 4 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 2
H Sutcliffe (Eng) 1924-1935 54 84 9 4555 194 60.73 16 23 2
E Paynter (Eng) 1931-1939 20 31 5 1540 243 59.23 4 7 3
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 128 221 17 11988 319 58.76 37 51 10
KF Barrington (Eng) 1955-1968 82 131 15 6806 256 58.67 20 35 5
ED Weekes (WI) 1948-1958 48 81 5 4455 207 58.61 15 19 6
WR Hammond (Eng) 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 58.45 22 24 4
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 12
JB Hobbs (Eng) 1908-1930 61 102 7 5410 211 56.94 15 28 4
CL Walcott (WI) 1948-1960 44 74 7 3798 220 56.68 15 14 1
L Hutton (Eng) 1937-1955 79 138 15 6971 364 56.67 19 33 5
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16
GE Tyldesley (Eng) 1921-1929 14 20 2 990 122 55.00 3 6 2
CA Davis (WI) 1968-1973 15 29 5 1301 183 54.20 4 4 1
VG Kambli (India) 1993-1995 17 21 1 1084 227 54.20 4 3 3
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 12
AD Nourse (SA) 1935-1951 34 62 7 2960 231 53.81 9 14 3
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2014 158 269 49 11684 203* 53.10 30 65 14
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2014 44 74 16 3054 160 52.65 4 18 1
F du Plessis (SA) 2012-2014 17 28 4 1262 137 52.58 3 6 0
Javed Miandad (Pak) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6
R Dravid (ICC/India) 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17
J Ryder (Aus) 1920-1929 20 32 5 1394 201* 51.62 3 9 1
A Flower (Zim) 1992-2002 63 112 19 4794 232* 51.54 12 27 5
MEK Hussey (Aus) 2005-2013 79 137 16 6235 195 51.52 19 29 12
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2014 105 180 20 8240 329* 51.50 27 27 9
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2014 91 162 14 7610 313 51.41 24 28 15
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2014 79 137 12 6415 311* 51.32 22 27 7
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 34 45 12
SR Waugh (Aus) 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 32 50 22
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2014 95 159 16 7296 278* 51.02 19 36 3
JE Root (Eng) 2012-2014 22 40 6 1732 200* 50.94 5 7 1
ML Hayden (Aus) 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 30 29 14
AR Border (Aus) 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27 63 11
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 10
DCS Compton (Eng) 1937-1957 78 131 15 5807 278 50.06 17 28 10
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/Pak) 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46 15
FMM Worrell (WI) 1948-1963 51 87 9 3860 261 49.48 9 22 11
CP Mead (Eng) 1911-1928 17 26 2 1185 182* 49.37 4 3 3
V Sehwag (ICC/India) 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 23 32 16
CA Pujara (India) 2010-2014 24 42 4 1872 206* 49.26 6 5 1
KC Bland (SA) 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 49.08 3 9 2
B Mitchell (SA) 1929-1949 42 80 9 3471 189* 48.88 8 21 3
Hon.FS Jackson (Eng) 1893-1905 20 33 4 1415 144* 48.79 5 6 3
TT Samaraweera (SL) 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 48.76 14 30 11
RN Harvey (Aus) 1948-1963 79 137 10 6149 205 48.41 21 24 7
KD Walters (Aus) 1965-1981 74 125 14 5357 250 48.26 15 33 4
GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 48.25 27 38 11
WH Ponsford (Aus) 1924-1934 29 48 4 2122 266 48.22 7 6 1
SJ McCabe (Aus) 1930-1938 39 62 5 2748 232 48.21 6 13 4
DR Jardine (Eng) 1928-1934 22 33 6 1296 127 48.00 1 10 2
ER Dexter (Eng) 1958-1968 62 102 8 4502 205 47.89 9 27 6
G Boycott (Eng) 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 22 42 10
VS Hazare (India) 1946-1953 30 52 6 2192 164* 47.65 7 9 4
EH Hendren (Eng) 1920-1935 51 83 9 3525 205* 47.63 7 21 4
AC Gilchrist (Aus) 1999-2008 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 17 26 14
SM Nurse (WI) 1960-1969 29 54 1 2523 258 47.60 6 10 3
RB Kanhai (WI) 1957-1974 79 137 6 6227 256 47.53 15 28 7
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 23 35 10
WM Lawry (Aus) 1961-1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 13 27 6
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2001-2014 48 84 14 3285 161* 46.92 5 25 5
R Subba Row (Eng) 1958-1961 13 22 1 984 137 46.85 3 4 0
RM Cowper (Aus) 1964-1968 27 46 2 2061 307 46.84 5 10 3
WA Brown (Aus) 1934-1948 22 35 1 1592 206* 46.82 4 9 1
RB Simpson (Aus) 1957-1978 62 111 7 4869 311 46.81 10 27 8
PBH May (Eng) 1951-1961 66 106 9 4537 285* 46.77 13 22 8
J Hardstaff (Eng) 1935-1948 23 38 3 1636 205* 46.74 4 10 4
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 19 39 4
AL Hassett (Aus) 1938-1953 43 69 3 3073 198* 46.56 10 11 1
DM Jones (Aus) 1984-1992 52 89 11 3631 216 46.55 11 14 11
DA Warner (Aus) 2011-2014 30 56 3 2467 180 46.54 8 12 2
AR Morris (Aus) 1946-1955 46 79 3 3533 206 46.48 12 12 4
IJL Trott (Eng) 2009-2013 49 87 6 3763 226 46.45 9 18 5
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2014 57 104 10 4365 217* 46.43 11 22 5
DR Martyn (Aus) 1992-2006 67 109 14 4406 165 46.37 13 23 7
JDB Robertson (Eng) 1947-1952 11 21 2 881 133 46.36 2 6 0
DL Amiss (Eng) 1966-1977 50 88 10 3612 262* 46.30 11 11 10
JF Reid (NZ) 1979-1986 19 31 3 1296 180 46.28 6 2 4
PJ Sharpe (Eng) 1963-1969 12 21 4 786 111 46.23 1 4 1
AF Rae (WI) 1948-1953 15 24 2 1016 109 46.18 4 4 1
M Leyland (Eng) 1928-1938 41 65 5 2764 187 46.06 9 10 6
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 109 194 11 8423 294 46.02 25 38 7
WM Woodfull (Aus) 1926-1934 35 54 4 2300 161 46.00 7 13 6
VVS Laxman (India) 1996-2012 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17 56 14
EJ Barlow (SA) 1961-1970 30 57 2 2516 201 45.74 6 15 3
NC O'Neill (Aus) 1958-1965 42 69 8 2779 181 45.55 6 15 6
Saeed Anwar (Pak) 1990-2001 55 91 2 4052 188* 45.52 11 25 8
MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 77 131 11 5444 299 45.36 17 18 9
G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 21 34 13
JL Langer (Aus) 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 23 30 11
CC Hunte (WI) 1958-1967 44 78 6 3245 260 45.06 8 13 5
HL Collins (Aus) 1920-1926 19 31 1 1352 203 45.06 4 6 0
M Azharuddin (India) 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 22 21 5
SM Katich (Aus) 2001-2010 56 99 6 4188 157 45.03 10 25 4
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2014 105 181 22 7156 235 45.00 21 42 11

Minimum of 20 innings

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, 2nd Test, Sep 13-16, 2014 [Test # 2139]
West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, 1st Test, Sep 5-9, 2014 [Test # 2138]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]

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WG Grace, Fred Grace and Edward Grace, all brothers, made their debuts in the same Test match, versus Australia at The Oval, in 1880. Another set of brothers, Alec Hearne, George Hearne and Jack Hearne, also made their debuts for England in the same Test, versus South Africa at Newlands in 1892.

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