Test Cricket - Batting Records and Statistics - Averages / Scoring Rates
Highest Batting Averages for Players Batting   Innings for       Left Handers Only   
  Player Country Career Mat Inns NO Runs  HS 100s 50s Avg S/R
1 D G Bradman Australia 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 29 13 99.94 -   
2 A C Voges Australia 2015-2016 20 31 7 1485 269* 5 4 61.88 55.68
3 R G Pollock South Africa 1963-1970 23 41 4 2256 274 7 11 60.97 -   
4 G A Headley West Indies 1930-1954 22 40 4 2190 270* 10 5 60.83 -   
5 H Sutcliffe England 1924-1935 54 84 9 4555 194 16 23 60.73 -   
6 S P D Smith* Australia 2010- 87 154 18 8161 239 28 36 60.01 54.08
7 E Paynter England 1931-1939 20 31 5 1540 243 4 7 59.23 -   
8 K F Barrington England 1955-1968 82 131 15 6806 256 20 35 58.67 -   
9 E D C Weekes West Indies 1948-1958 48 81 5 4455 207 15 19 58.62 -   
10 W R Hammond England 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 22 24 58.46 -   
11 G S A Sobers West Indies 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 26 30 57.78 -   
12 K C Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 38 52 57.41 54.19
13 J B Hobbs England 1908-1930 61 102 7 5410 211 15 28 56.95 -   
14 C L Walcott West Indies 1948-1960 44 74 7 3798 220 15 14 56.69 -   
15 L Hutton England 1937-1955 79 138 15 6971 364 19 33 56.67 -   
16 J H Kallis South Africa 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 45 58 55.37 45.98
17 G E Tyldesley England 1921-1929 14 20 2 990 122 3 6 55.00 -   
18 C A Davis West Indies 1968-1973 15 29 5 1301 183 4 4 54.21 -   
19 V G Kambli India 1993-1995 17 21 1 1084 227 4 3 54.20 59.46
20 M Labuschagne* Australia 2018- 28 48 1 2539 215 7 13 54.02 54.74
21 G S Chappell Australia 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 24 31 53.86 -   
22 A D Nourse South Africa 1935-1951 34 62 7 2960 231 9 14 53.82 -   
23 S R Tendulkar India 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 51 68 53.79 -   
24 B C Lara West Indies 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 34 48 52.89 60.52
25 K S Williamson* New Zealand 2010- 88 154 14 7368 251 24 33 52.63 51.24
26 Javed Miandad Pakistan 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 23 43 52.57 -   
27 R Dravid India 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 36 63 52.31 42.51
28 Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 24 33 52.29 52.40
29 Younis Khan Pakistan 2000-2017 118 213 19 10099 313 34 33 52.06 52.12
30 R T Ponting Australia 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 41 62 51.85 58.72
31 J Ryder Australia 1920-1929 20 32 5 1394 201* 3 9 51.63 -   
32 A Flower Zimbabwe 1992-2002 63 112 19 4794 232* 12 27 51.55 45.07
33 M E K Hussey Australia 2005-2013 79 137 16 6235 195 19 29 51.53 50.13
34 S Chanderpaul West Indies 1994-2015 164 280 49 11867 203* 30 66 51.37 43.32
35 S M Gavaskar India 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 34 45 51.12 -   
36 S R Waugh Australia 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 32 50 51.06 48.65
37 J E Root* England 2012- 121 224 18 10458 254 28 54 50.77 55.43
38 M L Hayden Australia 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 30 29 50.74 60.11
39 A B de Villiers South Africa 2004-2018 114 191 18 8765 278* 22 46 50.66 54.53
40 A R Border Australia 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 27 63 50.56 40.98
41 I V A Richards West Indies 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 24 45 50.24 -   
42 D C S Compton England 1937-1957 78 131 15 5807 278 17 28 50.06 -   
43 D P M D Jayawardene Sri Lanka 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 34 50 49.85 51.47
44 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 25 46 49.61 54.02
45 V Kohli* India 2011- 102 173 10 8074 254* 27 28 49.53 55.69
46 F M M Worrell West Indies 1948-1963 51 87 9 3860 261 9 22 49.49 -   
47 C P Mead England 1911-1928 17 26 2 1185 182* 4 3 49.38 -   
48 V Sehwag India 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 23 32 49.34 82.21
49 Abid Ali* Pakistan 2019- 16 26 2 1180 215* 4 3 49.17 48.26
50 M J Clarke Australia 2004-2015 115 198 22 8643 329* 28 27 49.11 55.92
51 K C Bland South Africa 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 3 9 49.09 -   
52 B Mitchell South Africa 1929-1949 42 80 9 3471 189* 8 21 48.89 -   
53 F S Jackson England 1893-1905 20 33 4 1415 144* 5 6 48.79 -   
54 T T Samaraweera Sri Lanka 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 14 30 48.77 46.92
55 R N Harvey Australia 1948-1963 79 137 10 6149 205 21 24 48.42 -   
56 K D Walters Australia 1965-1981 74 125 14 5357 250 15 33 48.26 -   
57 G C Smith South Africa 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 27 38 48.26 59.69
58 W H Ponsford Australia 1924-1934 29 48 4 2122 266 7 6 48.23 -   
59 S J McCabe Australia 1930-1938 39 62 5 2748 232 6 13 48.21 -   
60 D R Jardine England 1928-1934 22 33 6 1296 127 1 10 48.00 -   
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