Highest averages
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50
DG Bradman 1927-1949 234 338 43 28067 452* 95.14 117 69
VM Merchant 1929-1951 150 234 46 13470 359* 71.64 45 52
GA Headley 1927-1954 103 164 22 9921 344* 69.86 33 44
AK Sharma 1984-2001 129 166 16 10120 259* 67.46 38 36
WH Ponsford 1920-1934 162 235 23 13819 437 65.18 47 43
WM Woodfull 1921-1934 174 245 39 13388 284 64.99 49 58
SS Sugwekar 1987-2002 85 122 18 6563 299* 63.10 19 26
KC Ibrahim 1938-1950 60 89 12 4716 250 61.24 14 22
CA Pujara 2005-2014 96 157 24 8045 352 60.48 26 27
AM Rahane 2007-2014 72 122 14 6466 265* 59.87 22 28
VG Kambli 1989-2005 129 181 14 9965 262 59.67 35 44
RG Sharma 2006-2014 65 99 10 5291 309* 59.44 18 21
S Badrinath 2000-2014 118 169 21 8778 250 59.31 30 39
MK Tiwary 2004-2014 67 98 10 5208 267 59.18 18 16
VS Hazare 1934-1967 238 367 46 18740 316* 58.38 60 73
AL Hassett 1932-1953 216 322 32 16890 232 58.24 59 75
SS Bhave 1986-2001 97 154 17 7971 292 58.18 28 27
SR Tendulkar 1988-2013 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116
DS Lehmann 1987-2007 284 479 33 25795 339 57.83 82 111
MG Bevan 1989-2006 237 400 66 19147 216 57.32 68 81
AF Kippax 1918-1936 175 256 33 12762 315* 57.22 43 45
G Boycott 1962-1986 609 1014 162 48426 261* 56.83 151 238
SS Karim 1982-2001 120 168 39 7310 234 56.66 22 33
CL Walcott 1941-1964 146 238 29 11820 314* 56.55 40 54
KS Ranjitsinhji 1893-1920 307 500 62 24692 285* 56.37 72 109
RB Simpson 1952-1978 257 436 62 21029 359 56.22 60 100
WR Hammond 1920-1951 634 1005 104 50551 336* 56.10 167 185
MD Crowe 1979-1996 247 412 62 19608 299 56.02 71 80
RT Ponting 1992-2013 289 494 62 24150 257 55.90 82 106
Fawad Alam 2003-2014 106 175 30 8102 296* 55.87 21 42
UM Merchant 1938-1951 42 55 5 2789 217 55.78 9 12
GS Ballance 2008-2014 78 121 15 5886 210 55.52 24 25
L Hutton 1934-1955 513 814 91 40140 364 55.51 129 177
ED Weekes 1944-1964 152 241 24 12010 304* 55.34 36 54
R Dravid 1990-2012 298 497 67 23794 270 55.33 68 117
AR Bawne 2007-2014 41 59 9 2766 166* 55.32 8 16
SV Manjrekar 1984-1998 147 217 31 10252 377 55.11 31 46
S Chanderpaul 1991-2014 329 538 99 24181 303* 55.08 69 124
GS Sobers 1952-1974 383 609 93 28314 365* 54.87 86 121
BA Richards 1964-1983 339 576 58 28358 356 54.74 80 152
RG Pollock 1960-1987 262 437 54 20940 274 54.67 64 99
AV Kale 1993-2006 93 145 14 7134 248* 54.45 25 28
DS Jadhav 1999-2014 94 151 20 7129 260* 54.41 23 26
FMM Worrell 1941-1964 208 326 49 15025 308* 54.24 39 80
AD Mathews 2006-2014 77 123 21 5531 270 54.22 13 28
SG Barnes 1936-1953 110 164 10 8333 234 54.11 26 37
JH Kallis 1993-2013 257 421 57 19695 224 54.10 62 97
A Flower 1986-2006 223 372 69 16379 271* 54.05 49 75
A Jadeja 1988-2013 111 174 24 8100 264 54.00 20 40
ARM Ralph 1931-1947 34 55 11 2375 142 53.97 6 16
R Lamba 1978-1998 121 175 12 8776 320 53.84 31 27
RM Cowper 1959-1970 147 228 31 10595 307 53.78 26 58
AR Morris 1940-1955 162 250 15 12614 290 53.67 46 46
MK Pandey 2008-2014 57 87 10 4110 218 53.37 13 19
Javed Miandad 1973-1994 402 632 95 28663 311 53.37 80 139
MR Ramprakash 1987-2012 461 764 93 35659 301* 53.14 114 147
RS Modi 1941-1960 105 154 12 7529 245* 53.02 20 39
S Sriram 1993-2011 133 194 14 9539 288 52.99 32 36
DB Vengsarkar 1975-1992 260 390 52 17868 284 52.86 55 87
K Bhaskar Pillai 1982-1995 95 124 21 5443 222* 52.84 18 21
SM Katich 1996-2013 266 448 52 20926 306 52.84 58 111
WWAG Maneeshan 2011-2014 32 51 6 2375 234 52.77 7 14
LD Chandimal 2009-2014 58 95 11 4426 244 52.69 13 23
ML Hayden 1991-2009 295 515 47 24603 380 52.57 79 100
Hanif Mohammad 1951-1976 238 370 44 17059 499 52.32 55 66
PR Umrigar 1944-1963 243 350 41 16155 252* 52.28 49 80
A Kaypee 1980-2000 117 175 24 7894 210* 52.27 27 34
HH Kanitkar 1994-2013 146 222 23 10400 290 52.26 33 46
J Moroney 1945-1952 57 93 16 4023 217 52.24 12 22
GA Hick 1983-2008 526 871 84 41112 405* 52.23 136 158
GS Chappell 1966-1984 321 542 72 24535 247* 52.20 74 111
MEK Hussey 1994-2013 273 486 49 22783 331* 52.13 61 103
DJ Hussey 2002-2014 185 291 27 13748 275 52.07 43 64
ME Waugh 1985-2004 368 591 75 26855 229* 52.04 81 133
H Sutcliffe 1919-1945 754 1098 124 50670 313 52.02 151 230
Haris Sohail 2007-2014 57 86 12 3849 211* 52.01 11 23
Yashpal Singh 2001-2013 87 145 19 6551 250* 51.99 15 34
M Azharuddin 1981-2000 229 343 38 15855 226 51.98 54 74
SR Waugh 1984-2004 356 551 88 24052 216* 51.94 79 97
BC Lara 1987-2008 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88
DM Jones 1981-1998 245 415 45 19188 324* 51.85 55 88
DCS Compton 1936-1964 515 839 88 38942 300 51.85 123 183
VVS Laxman 1992-2012 267 436 54 19730 353 51.64 55 98
CL Badcock 1929-1941 97 159 16 7371 325 51.54 26 21
Zaheer Abbas 1965-1987 459 768 92 34843 274 51.54 108 158
AD Nourse 1931-1953 175 269 27 12472 260* 51.53 41 54
SM Gavaskar 1966-1987 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105
WA Brown 1932-1950 189 284 15 13838 265* 51.44 39 66
AR Border 1976-1996 385 625 97 27131 205 51.38 70 142
ARS Silva 2006-2014 64 99 22 3956 189 51.37 13 15
HM Amla 1999-2014 180 297 27 13871 311* 51.37 43 67
AM Nayar 2005-2014 69 98 14 4301 259 51.20 12 23
L Baichan 1968-1983 63 100 12 4504 216* 51.18 13 23
S Sharath 1992-2007 139 203 33 8700 224 51.17 27 42
PBH May 1950-1963 388 618 77 27592 285* 51.00 85 127
KC Sangakkara 1997-2014 219 357 28 16776 319 50.99 48 74
W Jaffer 1996-2014 221 365 35 16823 314* 50.97 51 81
AO Malhotra 1973-1995 156 227 35 9784 258* 50.95 24 52
NC O'Neill 1955-1967 188 306 34 13859 284 50.95 45 64
RN Harvey 1946-1963 306 461 35 21699 231* 50.93 67 94
Misbah-ul-Haq 1998-2014 193 316 38 14158 284 50.92 38 77
WM Lawry 1955-1972 249 417 49 18734 266 50.90 50 100
AV Mankad 1963-1983 218 326 71 12980 265 50.90 31 70
EH Hendren 1907-1937 833 1300 166 57611 301* 50.80 170 272
JB Hobbs 1905-1934 834 1325 107 61760 316* 50.70 199 273
G Gambhir 1999-2014 156 264 22 12256 233* 50.64 36 53
KC Wessels 1973-2000 316 539 50 24738 254 50.58 66 132
SJ Cook 1972-1995 270 475 57 21143 313* 50.58 64 87
SG Law 1988-2009 367 601 65 27080 263 50.52 79 128
RB Kenny 1950-1964 59 70 9 3079 218 50.47 11 11
AB de Villiers 2003-2014 120 203 21 9176 278* 50.41 22 50
KM Jadhav 2007-2014 52 83 10 3671 327 50.28 10 13
JL Langer 1991-2009 360 622 57 28382 342 50.23 86 110
CB Fry 1892-1922 394 658 43 30886 258* 50.22 94 124
SS Mitra 1958-1972 59 78 17 3058 155 50.13 7 17
Inzamam-ul-Haq 1985-2007 245 393 58 16785 329 50.10 45 87
P Dharmani 1992-2010 147 213 27 9312 305* 50.06 26 42
SV Jedhe 1989-1998 58 87 9 3902 182 50.02 15 12
A Mukund 2007-2014 83 133 12 6052 300* 50.01 19 18

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England v India at Southampton, 3rd Test, Jul 27-31, 2014 [Test # 2132]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham, LV= County Championship Division One, Jul 21-24, 2014 [First-class]

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