First things first, all the records in this article are from 01/01/1960. This date has been taken throughout the site as a benchmark for the ratings in test cricket. Two important criteria in our overall rating in tests are based on the performance of a player in away matches and in matches in unfamiliar conditions. Unfamiliar conditions are defined as Outside Asia for Asian batsmen and In Asia for Non-Asian batsmen. 1960s was the first decade in which 5 nations had a more than 1.0 win loss record at home. Pakistan had a 1.0 W/L record while India had a W/L record of a decent 0.75. This indicates that Asian teams had started to perform better at home and this improved with time. Thus we have considered only players who made their debut after 01/01/1960 for our ratings. We have labelled the era after December 31, 1959 as the Multi Team Era.
To find out the most consistent batsmen in test cricket we kept a minimum criteria of 5,000 runs. We then simply ranked them based on their career average. The batsman with the best average gets a Rating of 3,000 points and all other batsmen are given points as a ratio of his average. So without further ado, here are the top 25 most consistent batsmen in test cricket from the 1960s till date, i.e. July 1, 2020.