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First-class matches

Highest career batting average

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50
DG Bradman 1927-1949 234 338 43 28067 452* 95.14 117 69
VM Merchant 1929-1951 150 234 46 13470 359* 71.64 45 52
GA Headley 1927-1954 103 164 22 9921 344* 69.86 33 44
AK Sharma 1984-2004 130 168 16 10148 259* 66.76 38 36
WH Ponsford 1920-1934 162 235 23 13819 437 65.18 47 43
WM Woodfull 1921-1934 174 245 39 13388 284 64.99 49 58
SS Sugwekar 1987-2002 85 122 18 6563 299* 63.10 19 26
KC Ibrahim 1938-1950 60 89 12 4716 250 61.24 14 22
VG Kambli 1989-2005 129 181 14 9965 262 59.67 35 44
RT Ponting 1992-2009 226 383 53 19488 257 59.05 71 81
SR Tendulkar 1988-2009 258 407 43 21318 248* 58.56 68 97
VS Hazare 1934-1967 238 367 46 18740 316* 58.38 60 73
AL Hassett 1932-1953 216 322 32 16890 232 58.24 59 75
SS Bhave 1986-2001 97 154 17 7971 292 58.18 28 27
DS Lehmann 1987-2007 284 479 33 25795 339 57.83 82 111
MG Bevan 1989-2006 237 400 66 19147 216 57.32 68 81
AF Kippax 1918-1936 175 256 33 12762 315* 57.22 43 45
G Boycott 1962-1986 609 1014 162 48426 261* 56.83 151 238
Fawad Alam 2003-2009 46 79 17 3514 296* 56.67 5 24
SS Karim 1982-2001 120 168 39 7310 234 56.66 22 33
CL Walcott 1941-1964 146 238 29 11820 314* 56.55 40 54
KS Ranjitsinhji 1893-1920 307 500 62 24692 285* 56.37 72 109
S Badrinath 2000-2009 74 107 13 5293 206* 56.30 18 22
RB Simpson 1952-1978 257 436 62 21029 359 56.22 60 100
WR Hammond 1920-1951 634 1005 104 50551 336* 56.10 167 185
MD Crowe 1979-1996 247 412 62 19608 299 56.02 71 80
S Sriram 1993-2007 115 169 13 8703 288 55.78 30 31
UM Merchant 1938-1951 42 55 5 2789 217 55.78 9 12
L Hutton 1934-1955 513 814 91 40140 364 55.51 129 177
R Dravid 1990-2009 256 424 58 20298 270 55.45 55 104
ED Weekes 1944-1964 152 241 24 12010 304* 55.34 36 54
SV Manjrekar 1984-1998 147 217 31 10252 377 55.11 31 46
A Jadeja 1988-2007 109 170 24 8046 264 55.10 20 40
G Gambhir 1999-2008 104 176 17 8734 233* 54.93 27 37
GS Sobers 1952-1974 383 609 93 28314 365* 54.87 86 121
DJ Hussey 2002-2008 126 193 21 9417 275 54.75 32 42
BA Richards 1964-1983 339 576 58 28358 356 54.74 80 152
RG Pollock 1960-1987 262 437 54 20940 274 54.67 64 99
SM Katich 1996-2009 196 336 45 15905 306 54.65 44 83
CA Pujara 2005-2009 39 62 10 2834 302* 54.50 11 7
AV Kale 1993-2006 93 145 14 7134 248* 54.45 25 28
FMM Worrell 1941-1964 208 326 49 15025 308* 54.24 39 80
JP Duminy 2001-2009 51 85 15 3790 169 54.14 12 19
SG Barnes 1936-1953 110 164 10 8333 234 54.11 26 37
A Flower 1986-2006 223 372 69 16379 271* 54.05 49 75
ARM Ralph 1931-1947 34 55 11 2375 142 53.97 6 16
R Lamba 1978-1998 121 175 12 8776 320 53.84 31 27
PA Jaques 2000-2009 127 225 9 11626 244 53.82 35 54
RM Cowper 1959-1970 147 228 31 10595 307 53.78 26 58
MEK Hussey 1994-2009 215 383 38 18538 331* 53.73 49 82
AR Morris 1940-1955 162 250 15 12614 290 53.67 46 46
MR Ramprakash 1987-2008 415 684 87 31894 301* 53.42 103 135
JH Kallis 1993-2009 218 356 50 16340 200 53.39 47 88
Javed Miandad 1973-1994 402 632 95 28663 311 53.37 80 139
S Chanderpaul 1991-2008 231 376 65 16587 303* 53.33 47 84
RS Modi 1941-1960 105 154 12 7529 245* 53.02 20 39
HH Kanitkar 1994-2008 111 172 17 8218 290 53.01 26 34
DB Vengsarkar 1975-1992 260 390 52 17868 284 52.86 55 87
K Bhaskar Pillai 1982-1995 95 124 21 5443 222* 52.84 18 21
ML Hayden 1991-2009 295 515 47 24603 380 52.57 79 100
Hanif Mohammad 1951-1976 238 370 44 17059 499 52.32 55 66
PR Umrigar 1944-1963 243 350 41 16155 252* 52.28 49 80
A Kaypee 1980-2000 117 175 24 7894 210* 52.27 27 34
J Moroney 1945-1952 57 93 16 4023 217 52.24 12 22
GA Hick 1983-2008 526 871 84 41112 405* 52.23 136 158
GS Chappell 1966-1984 321 542 72 24535 247* 52.20 74 111
ME Waugh 1985-2004 368 591 75 26855 229* 52.04 81 133
H Sutcliffe 1919-1945 754 1098 124 50670 313 52.02 151 230
M Azharuddin 1981-2000 229 343 38 15855 226 51.98 54 74
SR Waugh 1984-2004 356 551 88 24052 216* 51.94 79 97
BC Lara 1987-2008 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88
DM Jones 1981-1998 245 415 45 19188 324* 51.85 55 88
DCS Compton 1936-1964 515 839 88 38942 300 51.85 123 183
DPMD Jayawardene 1995-2009 181 285 21 13668 374 51.77 41 60
CL Badcock 1929-1941 97 159 16 7371 325 51.54 26 21
Zaheer Abbas 1965-1987 459 768 92 34843 274 51.54 108 158
KP Pietersen 1997-2009 130 217 15 10411 254* 51.53 37 40
AD Nourse 1931-1953 175 269 27 12472 260* 51.53 41 54
SO Tikolo 1995-2008 45 73 5 3503 220 51.51 9 18
VVS Laxman 1992-2009 218 355 41 16168 353 51.49 46 73
SM Gavaskar 1966-1987 348 563 61 25834 340 51.46 81 105
WA Brown 1932-1950 189 284 15 13838 265* 51.44 39 66
Mohammad Yousuf 1996-2008 122 202 20 9354 223 51.39 28 44
AR Border 1976-1996 385 625 97 27131 205 51.38 70 142
Yashpal Singh 2001-2008 57 97 11 4409 240 51.26 10 23
DS Jadhav 1999-2007 53 87 10 3945 260* 51.23 11 12
L Baichan 1968-1983 63 100 12 4504 216* 51.18 13 23
S Sharath 1992-2007 139 203 33 8700 224 51.17 27 42
PBH May 1950-1963 388 618 77 27592 285* 51.00 85 127
Younis Khan 1998-2009 140 228 27 10245 267 50.97 33 42
AO Malhotra 1973-1995 156 227 35 9784 258* 50.95 24 52
NC O'Neill 1955-1967 188 306 34 13859 284 50.95 45 64
GC Smith 1999-2009 112 194 13 9222 311 50.95 26 34
RN Harvey 1946-1963 306 461 35 21699 231* 50.93 67 94
WM Lawry 1955-1972 249 417 49 18734 266 50.90 50 100
AV Mankad 1963-1983 218 326 71 12980 265 50.90 31 70
SG Law 1988-2008 365 597 65 27041 263 50.82 79 128
EH Hendren 1907-1937 833 1300 166 57611 301* 50.80 170 272
JB Hobbs 1905-1934 834 1325 107 61760 316* 50.70 199 273
Misbah-ul-Haq 1998-2009 137 221 23 10022 208* 50.61 30 47
Hasan Raza 1996-2008 158 243 39 10321 256 50.59 32 41
KC Wessels 1973-2000 316 539 50 24738 254 50.58 66 132
SJ Cook 1972-1995 270 475 57 21143 313* 50.58 64 87
RB Kenny 1950-1964 59 70 9 3079 218 50.47 11 11
JL Langer 1991-2008 345 601 55 27551 342 50.45 84 106
CB Fry 1892-1922 394 658 43 30886 258* 50.22 94 124
P Dharmani 1992-2008 132 191 24 8374 305* 50.14 23 38
SS Mitra 1958-1972 59 78 17 3058 155 50.13 7 17
Inzamam-ul-Haq 1985-2007 245 393 58 16785 329 50.10 45 87
SV Jedhe 1989-1998 58 87 9 3902 182 50.02 15 12

Minimum of 50 innings

Records includes the following recent matches:
Leeward Islands v Guyana at Charlestown, Regional Four Day Competition, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 [First-class]
Jamaica v Barbados at Kingston, Regional Four Day Competition, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 [First-class]
New South Wales v Tasmania at Newcastle, Sheffield Shield 20th match, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 [First-class]
Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Sheffield Shield 21st match, Jan 30-Feb 2, 2009 [First-class]


 
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