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 Test Cricket - Batting Records and Statistics - Averages / Scoring Rates
Highest Batting Averages for Players Batting   Innings for       Left Handers Only   
  Player Country Career Mat Inns NO Runs  HS 100s 50s Avg S/R
1 S R Tendulkar India 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 51 68 53.79 -   
2 R Dravid India 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 36 63 52.31 42.51
3 S M Gavaskar India 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 34 45 51.12 -   
4 V Kohli* India 2011- 96 162 10 7765 254* 27 27 51.09 56.51
5 V Sehwag India 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 23 32 49.34 82.21
6 V S Hazare India 1946-1953 30 52 6 2192 164* 7 9 47.65 -   
7 R G Sharma* India 2013- 43 74 9 3047 212 8 14 46.88 55.47
8 V V S Laxman India 1996-2012 134 225 34 8781 281 17 56 45.97 49.37
9 C A Pujara* India 2010- 90 152 9 6494 206* 18 31 45.41 44.32
10 M Azharuddin India 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 22 21 45.04 -   
11 M Amarnath India 1969-1988 69 113 10 4378 138 11 24 42.50 -   
12 P R Umrigar India 1948-1962 59 94 8 3631 223 12 14 42.22 -   
13 S C Ganguly India 1996-2008 113 188 17 7212 239 16 35 42.18 51.26
14 D B Vengsarkar India 1976-1992 116 185 22 6868 166 17 35 42.13 -   
15 N S Sidhu India 1983-1999 51 78 2 3202 201 9 15 42.13 -   
16 G Gambhir India 2004-2016 58 104 5 4154 206 9 22 41.96 51.49
17 G R Viswanath India 1969-1983 91 155 10 6080 222 14 35 41.93 -   
18 S Dhawan India 2013-2018 34 58 1 2315 190 7 5 40.61 66.95
19 R R Pant* India 2018- 25 42 3 1549 159* 3 7 39.72 67.67
20 A M Rahane* India 2013- 78 132 12 4756 188 12 24 39.63 49.19
21 D N Sardesai India 1961-1972 30 55 4 2001 212 5 9 39.24 -   
22 V L Manjrekar India 1951-1965 55 92 10 3208 189* 7 15 39.12 -   
23 M Vijay* India 2008- 61 105 1 3982 167 12 15 38.29 46.30
24 M S Dhoni India 2005-2014 90 144 16 4876 224 6 33 38.09 59.11
25 S Ramesh India 1999-2001 19 37 1 1367 143 2 8 37.97 46.53
26 S V Manjrekar India 1987-1996 37 61 6 2043 218 4 9 37.15 -   
27 S M Patil India 1980-1984 29 47 4 1588 174 4 7 36.93 -   
28 R J Shastri India 1981-1992 80 121 14 3830 206 11 12 35.79 -   
29 C G Borde India 1958-1969 55 97 11 3061 177* 5 18 35.59 -   
30 K L Rahul* India 2014- 40 68 2 2321 199 6 12 35.17 54.13
31 Nawab of Pataudi Jr India 1961-1975 46 83 3 2793 203* 6 16 34.91 -   
32 S S Das India 2000-2002 23 40 2 1326 110 2 9 34.89 38.92
33 W Jaffer India 2000-2008 31 58 1 1944 212 5 11 34.11 48.06
34 R A Jadeja* India 2012- 56 82 19 2145 100* 1 16 34.05 59.80
35 Yuvraj Singh India 2003-2012 40 62 6 1900 169 3 11 33.93 57.98
36 Yashpal Sharma India 1979-1983 37 59 11 1606 140 2 9 33.46 -   
37 B K Kunderan India 1960-1967 18 34 4 981 192 2 3 32.70 -   
38 M M Prabhakar India 1984-1995 39 58 9 1600 120 1 9 32.65 -   
39 P Roy India 1951-1960 43 79 4 2442 173 5 9 32.56 -   
40 D G Phadkar India 1947-1958 31 45 7 1229 123 2 8 32.34 -   
41 N J Contractor India 1955-1962 31 52 1 1611 108 1 11 31.59 -   
42 C P S Chauhan India 1969-1981 40 68 2 2084 97 0 16 31.58 -   
43 I K Pathan India 2003-2008 29 40 5 1105 102 1 6 31.57 53.23
44 M H Mankad India 1946-1959 44 72 5 2109 231 5 6 31.48 -   
45 H R Adhikari India 1947-1959 21 36 8 872 114* 1 4 31.14 -   
46 P A Patel India 2002-2018 25 38 8 934 71 0 6 31.13 48.44
47 F M Engineer India 1961-1975 46 87 3 2611 121 2 16 31.08 -   
48 A L Wadekar India 1966-1974 37 71 3 2113 143 1 14 31.07 -   
49 Kapil Dev India 1978-1994 131 184 15 5248 163 8 27 31.05 -   
50 M L Jaisimha India 1959-1971 39 71 4 2056 129 3 12 30.69 -   
51 A D Gaekwad India 1974-1984 40 70 4 1985 201 2 10 30.08 -   
52 K Srikkanth India 1981-1992 43 72 3 2062 123 2 12 29.88 -   
53 B P Patel India 1974-1977 21 38 5 972 115* 1 5 29.45 -   
54 W P Saha* India 2010- 38 52 9 1251 117 3 5 29.09 45.31
55 R F Surti India 1960-1969 26 48 4 1263 99 0 9 28.70 -   
56 R Ashwin* India 2011- 79 111 14 2685 124 5 11 27.68 53.76
57 S M H Kirmani India 1976-1986 88 124 22 2759 102 2 12 27.05 -   
58 S K Raina India 2010-2015 18 31 2 768 120 1 7 26.48 53.15
59 R G Nadkarni India 1955-1968 41 67 12 1414 122* 1 7 25.71 -   
60 K S More India 1986-1993 49 64 14 1285 73 0 7 25.70 -   
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