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
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
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 126* 216 17 11593 319 58.25 36 49 10
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
CA Pujara (India) 2010-2014 21 36 4 1814 206* 56.68 6 5 0
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
F du Plessis (SA) 2012-2014 16* 24 3 1113 137 53.00 3 5 0
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17
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
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2014 156 266 46 11414 203* 51.88 29 63 14
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2014 94* 156 16 7240 278* 51.71 19 36 3
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 89 158 14 7399 313 51.38 23 28 15
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
HM Amla (SA) 2004-2014 78* 134 11 6247 311* 50.78 21 27 7
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
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 147* 247 16 11646 374 50.41 34 48 14
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
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2014 42* 69 13 2793 160 49.87 4 16 1
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
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
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2001-2014 46 80 14 3218 161* 48.75 5 25 5
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
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
JE Root (Eng) 2012-2014 19 36 5 1447 200* 46.67 4 5 1
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
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
AN Cook (Eng) 2006-2014 106 190 10 8162 294 45.34 25 35 7
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

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 - Live]
    » Sri Lanka 305/5 (86.0 ov, N Dickwella 12*, DPMD Jayawardene 140*, VD Philander 0/33) - Stumps
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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