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 Test Cricket - Batting Records and Statistics - Averages / Scoring Rates
Highest Average Batting as   (minimum 30 innings)
    Career   Batting at No. 4
  Player Country Career   Inns NO Runs 100s Avg   Inns NO Runs 100s Avg
1 Smith, S P D* Australia 2010-   120 16 6577 25 63.24   46 7 3051 12 78.23
2 Weekes, E D C West Indies 1948-1958   81 5 4455 15 58.62   57 4 3372 11 63.62
3 Pollock, R G South Africa 1963-1970   41 4 2256 7 60.97   37 4 2065 7 62.58
4 Kallis, J H South Africa 1995-2013   280 40 13289 45 55.37   170 24 9033 35 61.87
5 Kohli, V* India 2011-   132 8 6622 25 53.40   91 5 5143 21 59.80
6 Barrington, K F England 1955-1968   131 15 6806 20 58.67   44 4 2367 7 59.18
7 Chappell, G S Australia 1970-1984   151 19 7110 24 53.86   86 13 4316 15 59.12
8 May, P B H England 1951-1961   106 9 4537 13 46.77   49 8 2383 7 58.12
9 O'Neill, N C Australia 1958-1965   69 8 2779 6 45.56   41 6 2010 5 57.43
10 Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan 1998-2010   156 12 7530 24 52.29   63 3 3416 11 56.93
11 Saleem Malik Pakistan 1982-1999   154 22 5768 15 43.70   35 4 1731 6 55.84
12 Tendulkar, S R India 1989-2013   329 33 15921 51 53.79   275 27 13492 44 54.40
13 Javed Miandad Pakistan 1976-1993   189 21 8832 23 52.57   140 12 6925 19 54.10
14 Hazare, V S India 1946-1953   52 6 2192 7 47.65   35 5 1623 5 54.10
15 Compton, D C S England 1937-1957   131 15 5807 17 50.06   86 7 4234 13 53.59
16 Younis Khan Pakistan 2000-2017   213 19 10099 34 52.06   107 13 4985 17 53.03
17 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 1992-2007   200 22 8830 25 49.61   98 6 4867 15 52.90
18 Jayawardene, D P M D Sri Lanka 1997-2014   252 15 11814 34 49.85   195 13 9509 30 52.25
19 Lara, B C West Indies 1990-2006   232 6 11953 34 52.89   148 1 7535 24 51.26
20 Hammond, W R England 1927-1947   140 16 7249 22 58.46   66 7 2997 7 50.80
21 Border, A R Australia 1978-1994   265 44 11174 27 50.56   88 13 3783 8 50.44
22 Nourse, A D South Africa 1935-1951   62 7 2960 9 53.82   53 5 2400 7 50.00
23 Taylor, L R P L* New Zealand 2007-   165 19 6816 18 46.68   145 19 6255 17 49.64
24 Crowe, M D New Zealand 1982-1995   131 11 5444 17 45.37   106 8 4841 16 49.40
25 Pietersen, K P England 2005-2014   181 8 8181 23 47.29   139 5 6490 19 48.43
26 Vengsarkar, D B India 1976-1992   185 22 6868 17 42.13   64 10 2605 7 48.24
27 Root, J E* England 2012-   153 12 6817 16 48.35   60 3 2736 7 48.00
28 Harvey, R N Australia 1948-1963   137 10 6149 21 48.42   41 2 1861 5 47.72
29 Butcher, B F West Indies 1958-1969   78 6 3104 7 43.11   52 3 2318 5 47.31
30 Martyn, D R Australia 1992-2006   109 14 4406 13 46.38   62 5 2635 7 46.23

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