Top 25 ODI Batsmen With Highest Averages

Our One Day International (ODI) ratings take into account all matches from the first ODI match on January 5, 1971 till the below mentioned last update date.

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

Best Averages

The first list simply gives you the batsmen with best averages in ODI Cricket. The second list gives you the batsmen with best Relative Averages (R Ave). How it is calculated is explained in the highlighted sections. Only batsmen with more than 2,500 runs are considered for both lists.

TOP 25 ODI BATSMEN WITH BEST AVERAGES


RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS AVE
1 Babar Azam PAK 2015 2022 87 12 17 4442 59.23
2 V Kohli IND 2008 2022 253 39 43 12344 57.68
3 Imam-ul-Haq PAK 2017 2022 52 6 9 2520 54.78
4 MG Bevan AUS 1994 2004 196 67 6 6912 53.58
5 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 218 39 25 9577 53.50
6 IJL Trott ENG 2009 2013 65 10 4 2819 51.25
7 MS Dhoni IND 2004 2019 297 84 10 10773 50.58
8 JE Root ENG 2013 2022 147 23 16 6207 50.06
9 SD Hope WI 2016 2022 96 11 13 4215 49.59
10 HM Amla SA 2008 2019 178 14 27 8113 49.47
11 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 226 33 29 9376 48.58
12 MEK Hussey AUS 2004 2012 157 44 3 5442 48.16
13 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1974 1985 60 6 7 2572 47.63
14 LRPL Taylor NZ 2006 2022 220 39 21 8607 47.55
15 KS Williamson NZ 2010 2020 144 14 13 6173 47.48
16 F du Plessis SA 2011 2019 136 20 12 5507 47.47
17 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 167 24 11 6721 47.00
18 JM Bairstow ENG 2011 2022 86 8 11 3634 46.59
19 Q de Kock SA 2013 2022 132 7 17 5774 46.19
20 S Dhawan IND 2010 2022 152 9 17 6493 45.41
21 CG Greenidge WI 1975 1991 127 13 11 5134 45.04
22 DA Warner AUS 2009 2022 131 6 18 5610 44.88
23 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 452 41 49 18426 44.83
24 DM Jones AUS 1984 1994 161 25 7 6068 44.62
25 MJ Clarke AUS 2003 2015 223 44 8 7981 44.59
C Ave

The Comparative Average (C Ave) for batsmen is calculated by taken into account two factors:-

  • First is the average of batsmen at particluar positions (1-11) in a decade.
  • Second is the average of the opposition bowlers at Home, in Asia or outside Asia; whichever is applicable.
  • The average of the opposing team’s bowlers is also calculated by decades.
  • Higher C Ave suggests that more runs were given by bowlers in the above mentioned factors.
  • Thus it was easier to score runs against those oppositions and in those positions.
  • The batsmen’s points will thus be decreased accordingly.
  • Lower C Ave means the opposite.
R Ave

The Relative Average (R Ave) is calculated using the C Ave. Its formula is (Batsman’s Ave/His C Ave)*A Constant Factor. This constant doesn’t affect the rating as it is the same for everone. If your C Ave is comparatively high, your R Ave will be low; which is worse for batsmen. Broadly speaking, the following batsmen will benefit from this system:-

  • Opening batsmen, who face the new ball, get a slight advantage.
  • Lower order batsmen, whose averages are lower.
  • Batsmen from earlier times. This is because batting has become progressively easier in ODIs.
  • Batsmen who have played more in unfavourable conditions.
  • Batsmen who have played more against top opposition than weaker teams.

TOP 25 ODI BATSMEN WITH BEST R AVE


RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s RUNS AVE R AVE
1 MG Bevan AUS 1994 2004 196 67 6 6912 53.58 56.82
2 V Kohli IND 2008 2022 253 39 43 12344 57.68 54.83
3 Babar Azam PAK 2015 2022 87 12 17 4442 59.23 54.21
4 MS Dhoni IND 2004 2019 297 84 10 10773 50.58 53.34
5 Imam-ul-Haq PAK 2017 2022 52 6 9 2520 54.78 51.20
6 AB de Villiers SA 2005 2018 218 39 25 9577 53.50 50.90
7 IVA Richards WI 1975 1991 167 24 11 6721 47.00 50.65
8 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1974 1985 60 6 7 2572 47.63 50.17
9 CG Greenidge WI 1975 1991 127 13 11 5134 45.04 49.88
10 IJL Trott ENG 2009 2013 65 10 4 2819 51.25 48.47
11 MEK Hussey AUS 2004 2012 157 44 3 5442 48.16 48.45
12 RG Sharma IND 2007 2022 226 33 29 9376 48.58 48.39
13 DM Jones AUS 1984 1994 161 25 7 6068 44.62 46.87
14 L Klusener SA 1996 2004 137 50 2 3576 41.10 46.82
15 HM Amla SA 2008 2019 178 14 27 8113 49.47 46.65
16 SR Tendulkar IND 1989 2012 452 41 49 18426 44.83 46.50
17 JE Root ENG 2013 2022 147 23 16 6207 50.06 46.45
18 DL Haynes WI 1978 1994 237 28 17 8648 41.38 45.79
19 JH Kallis SA 1996 2014 314 53 17 11579 44.36 44.98
20 LRPL Taylor NZ 2006 2022 220 39 21 8607 47.55 44.96
21 SD Hope WI 2016 2022 96 11 13 4215 49.59 44.50
22 JM Bairstow ENG 2011 2022 86 8 11 3634 46.59 44.49
23 Javed Miandad PAK 1975 1996 218 41 8 7381 41.70 44.33
24 Q de Kock SA 2013 2022 132 7 17 5774 46.19 44.17
25 S Dhawan IND 2010 2022 152 9 17 6493 45.41 44.07


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