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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 K C Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 38 52 57.41 54.19
2 D P M D Jayawardene Sri Lanka 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 34 50 49.85 51.47
3 T T Samaraweera Sri Lanka 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 14 30 48.77 46.92
4 A D Mathews* Sri Lanka 2009- 92 163 23 6308 200* 11 37 45.06 48.48
5 P A de Silva Sri Lanka 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 20 22 42.98 -   
6 H P Tillakaratne Sri Lanka 1989-2004 83 131 25 4545 204* 11 20 42.88 -   
7 T M Dilshan Sri Lanka 1999-2013 87 145 11 5492 193 16 23 40.99 65.55
8 D Chandimal* Sri Lanka 2011- 64 115 10 4213 164 11 20 40.12 48.50
9 S T Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 14 31 40.07 65.13
10 D Karunaratne* Sri Lanka 2012- 74 142 5 5448 244 13 27 39.77 49.99
11 M S Atapattu Sri Lanka 1990-2007 90 156 15 5502 249 16 17 39.02 -   
12 A P Gurusinha Sri Lanka 1985-1996 41 70 7 2452 143 7 8 38.92 -   
13 D de Silva* Sri Lanka 2016- 38 66 5 2315 173 7 9 37.95 56.56
14 M G Vandort Sri Lanka 2001-2008 20 33 2 1144 140 4 4 36.90 47.25
15 R L Dias Sri Lanka 1982-1987 20 36 1 1285 109 3 8 36.71 -   
16 A Ranatunga Sri Lanka 1982-2000 93 155 12 5105 135* 4 38 35.70 -   
17 K Mendis* Sri Lanka 2015- 47 91 4 3022 196 7 11 34.74 55.15
18 N T Paranavitana Sri Lanka 2009-2012 32 60 5 1792 111 2 11 32.58 41.92
19 N Dickwella* Sri Lanka 2014- 45 80 5 2443 96 0 18 32.57 66.37
20 W U Tharanga Sri Lanka 2005-2017 31 58 3 1754 165 3 8 31.89 54.61
21 L R D Mendis Sri Lanka 1982-1988 24 43 1 1329 124 4 8 31.64 -   
22 M D K J Perera* Sri Lanka 2015- 22 41 3 1177 153* 2 7 30.97 72.25
23 U C Hathurusingha Sri Lanka 1991-1999 26 44 1 1274 83 0 8 29.63 35.66
24 H A P W Jayawardene Sri Lanka 2000-2015 58 83 11 2124 154* 4 5 29.50 48.70
25 R S Madugalle Sri Lanka 1982-1988 21 39 4 1029 103 1 7 29.40 -   
26 R S Mahanama Sri Lanka 1986-1998 52 89 1 2576 225 4 11 29.27 -   
27 S Wettimuny Sri Lanka 1982-1987 23 43 1 1221 190 2 6 29.07 -   
28 J K Silva Sri Lanka 2011-2018 39 74 0 2099 139 3 12 28.36 40.27
29 R P Arnold Sri Lanka 1997-2004 44 69 4 1821 123 3 10 28.02 44.58
30 H D R L Thirimanne* Sri Lanka 2011- 42 81 6 2063 155* 3 10 27.51 39.55
31 R S Kaluwitharana Sri Lanka 1992-2004 49 78 4 1933 132* 3 9 26.12 60.35
32 J R Ratnayeke Sri Lanka 1982-1989 22 38 6 807 93 0 5 25.22 -   
33 W P U J C Vaas Sri Lanka 1994-2009 111 162 35 3089 100* 1 13 24.32 43.92
34 H D P K Dharmasena Sri Lanka 1993-2004 31 51 7 868 62* 0 3 19.73 32.58
35 M D K Perera* Sri Lanka 2014- 43 77 8 1303 95 0 7 18.88 46.89
36 M F Maharoof Sri Lanka 2004-2011 22 34 4 556 72 0 3 18.53 39.60
37 H M R K B Herath Sri Lanka 1999-2018 93 144 28 1699 80* 0 3 14.65 49.90
38 R J Ratnayake Sri Lanka 1983-1992 23 36 6 433 56 0 2 14.43 -   
39 K T G D Prasad Sri Lanka 2008-2015 25 39 2 476 47 0 0 12.86 53.60
40 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 1992-2010 133 164 56 1261 67 0 1 11.68 70.29
41 R A S Lakmal* Sri Lanka 2010- 68 103 25 909 42 0 0 11.65 48.17
42 S L Malinga Sri Lanka 2004-2010 30 37 13 275 64 0 1 11.46 44.43
43 G P Wickramasinghe Sri Lanka 1991-2001 40 64 5 555 51 0 1 9.41 50.18
44 U W M B C A Welegedara Sri Lanka 2007-2014 21 30 6 218 48 0 0 9.08 51.54
45 K R Pushpakumara Sri Lanka 1994-2001 23 31 12 166 44 0 0 8.74 34.37
46 D N T Zoysa Sri Lanka 1997-2004 30 40 6 288 28* 0 0 8.47 41.44
47 C R D Fernando Sri Lanka 2000-2012 40 47 17 249 39* 0 0 8.30 35.12
48 N Pradeep Sri Lanka 2011-2017 28 50 17 132 17* 0 0 4.00 36.57
49 L Kumara* Sri Lanka 2016- 23 30 15 52 10 0 0 3.47 27.37
S/R not calculated for players with incomplete balls faced records

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