Top 25 Test Batsmen With Highest Batting Averages

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All Test Stats on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards (Know Why). The first list simply gives you the batsmen with best averages in Test Cricket since 1950. The second list gives you the batsmen with best Relative Averages (R Ave). Only batsmen with more than 2500 runs are considered for both lists.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2023-08-09

TOP 25 TEST BATSMEN WITH BEST AVERAGES


RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS AVE
1 KF Barrington ENG 1955 1968 131 15 20 6806 58.67
2 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 160 21 26 8032 57.78
3 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 233 17 38 12400 57.41
4 SPD Smith AUS 2010 2024 195 25 32 9685 56.97
5 JH Kallis SA 1995 2013 280 40 45 13289 55.37
6 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2024 176 17 32 8743 54.99
7 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 151 19 24 7110 53.86
8 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 329 33 51 15921 53.79
9 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 232 6 34 11953 52.89
10 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 189 21 23 8832 52.57
11 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 286 32 36 13288 52.31
12 Mohammad Yousuf PAK 1998 2010 156 12 24 7530 52.29
13 Younis Khan PAK 2000 2017 213 19 34 10099 52.06
14 RT Ponting AUS 1995 2012 287 29 41 13378 51.85
15 A Flower ZIM 1992 2002 112 19 12 4794 51.55
16 MEK Hussey AUS 2005 2013 137 16 19 6235 51.53
17 S Chanderpaul WI 1994 2015 280 49 30 11867 51.37
18 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 214 16 34 10122 51.12
19 SR Waugh AUS 1985 2004 260 46 32 10927 51.06
20 ML Hayden AUS 1994 2009 184 14 30 8625 50.74
21 AB de Villiers SA 2004 2018 191 18 22 8765 50.66
22 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 265 44 27 11174 50.56
23 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 182 12 24 8540 50.24
24 DPMD Jayawardena SL 1997 2014 252 15 34 11814 49.85
25 JE Root ENG 2012 2024 257 21 31 11736 49.73

TOP 25 TEST BATSMEN WITH BEST R AVE


R Ave

Relative Average (R Ave) is a more accurate type of average. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Positions at which a batsman has played.
  • Venues at which he has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active
RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS AVE R AVE
1 GS Sobers WI 1954 1974 160 21 26 8032 57.78 60.14
2 SPD Smith AUS 2010 2024 195 25 32 9685 56.97 58.50
3 KF Barrington ENG 1955 1968 131 15 20 6806 58.67 57.98
4 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 151 19 24 7110 53.86 55.77
5 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2024 176 17 32 8743 54.99 55.30
6 KC Sangakkara SL 2000 2015 233 17 38 12400 57.41 53.95
7 M Labuschagne AUS 2018 2024 90 7 11 4114 49.57 53.90
8 JH Kallis SA 1995 2013 280 40 45 13289 55.37 53.85
9 SM Gavaskar IND 1971 1987 214 16 34 10122 51.12 52.51
10 SR Waugh AUS 1985 2004 260 46 32 10927 51.06 52.30
11 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 232 6 34 11953 52.89 52.28
12 A Flower ZIM 1992 2002 112 19 12 4794 51.55 51.97
13 Javed Miandad PAK 1976 1993 189 21 23 8832 52.57 51.95
14 PBH May ENG 1951 1961 106 9 13 4537 46.77 51.76
15 JE Root ENG 2012 2024 257 21 31 11736 49.73 51.76
16 AR Border AUS 1978 1994 265 44 27 11174 50.56 51.65
17 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2013 329 33 51 15921 53.79 51.59
18 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 182 12 24 8540 50.24 51.55
19 KD Walters AUS 1965 1981 125 14 15 5357 48.26 51.11
20 S Chanderpaul WI 1994 2015 280 49 30 11867 51.37 50.83
21 RS Dravid IND 1996 2012 286 32 36 13288 52.31 50.57
22 AB de Villiers SA 2004 2018 191 18 22 8765 50.66 50.19
23 AC Gilchrist AUS 1999 2008 137 20 17 5570 47.61 50.16
24 V Kohli IND 2011 2024 191 11 29 8848 49.16 49.96
25 Mohammad Yousuf PAK 1998 2010 156 12 24 7530 52.29 49.84


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