Top 25 Test Batsmen With The Ability To Score Big

All Test Ratings on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards. Our ratings are based on conditions and diverse oppositions. Before the above mentioned date, there were primarily only two teams which dominated cricket. Moreover, matches were of unequal length with some ending in 4 days and some being timeless. Post 1950, West Indies and South Africa grew as test teams. Moreover, Asian teams India and Pakistan started improving after 1950 and became compenent at home at least. Performance in Asia and outside Asia are integral to our overall rating.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2022-08-14

Ave HS

In this criteria, we have taken the top 7 scores of the batsman. Average High Score (Ave HS) is simply the total runs in the 7 innings divided by 7.

TOP 25 TEST BATSMEN WITH BEST AVE HS


RANK BATSMAN NAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 AVE HS
1 BC Lara WI 400* 375 277 226 221 216 213 275.43
2 DPMD Jayawardena SL 374 275 242 240 237 213* 203* 254.86
3 KC Sangakkara SL 319 287 270 232 230 222* 221 254.43
4 V Sehwag IND 319 309 293 254 201* 201 195 253.14
5 AN Cook ENG 294 263 244* 243 235* 190 189 236.86
6 Younis Khan PAK 313 267 218 213 200* 200* 199 230.00
7 Javed Miandad PAK 280* 271 260 211 206 203* 163 227.71
8 V Kohli IND 254* 243 235 213 211 204 200 222.86
9 MJ Clarke AUS 329* 259* 230 210 187 168 166 221.29
10 GC Smith SA 277 259 234 232 200 183 157 220.29
11 CH Gayle WI 333 317 204 197 175 165* 150 220.14
12 RT Ponting AUS 257 242 221 209 207 206 197 219.86
13 RS Dravid IND 270 233 222 217 200* 191 190 217.57
14 SR Tendulkar IND 248* 241* 217 214 203 201* 194* 216.86
15 HM Amla SA 311* 253* 208 201 196 176* 159 214.86
16 JE Root ENG 254 228 226 218 200* 190 186 214.57
17 ST Jayasuriya SL 340 253 213 199 188 157 148 214.00
18 Zaheer Abbas PAK 274 240 235* 215 186 176 168* 213.43
19 MS Atapattu SL 249 223 216* 207* 201* 201 185 211.71
20 BB McCullum NZ 302 225 224 202 195 185 145 211.14
21 GS Sobers WI 365* 226 198 178* 174 168 163* 210.29
22 KS Williamson NZ 251 242* 238 200* 192 176 166 209.29
23 IVA Richards WI 291 232 208 192* 182* 178 177 208.57
24 GS Chappell AUS 247* 235 204 201 182* 182 176 203.86
25 SM Gavaskar IND 236* 221 220 205 182* 176 172 201.71


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