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 Test Cricket - Batting Records and Statistics - Averages / Scoring Rates
Highest Average Batting as   (minimum 30 innings)
    Career   Batting at No. 5
  Player Country Career   Inns NO Runs 100s Avg   Inns NO Runs 100s Avg
1 Root, J E* England 2012-   187 14 8582 20 49.61   31 4 1830 6 67.78
2 de Villiers, A B South Africa 2004-2018   191 18 8765 22 50.66   74 11 3913 14 62.11
3 Clarke, M J Australia 2004-2015   198 22 8643 28 49.11   110 12 5959 20 60.81
4 Hussey, M E K Australia 2005-2013   137 16 6235 19 51.53   38 5 1978 6 59.94
5 Walcott, C L West Indies 1948-1960   74 7 3798 15 56.69   31 4 1599 5 59.22
6 Sobers, G S A West Indies 1954-1974   160 21 8032 26 57.78   37 5 1895 7 59.22
7 Chanderpaul, S West Indies 1994-2015   280 49 11867 30 51.37   151 29 6883 19 56.42
8 Waugh, S R Australia 1985-2004   260 46 10927 32 51.06   142 22 6754 24 56.28
9 Thorpe, G P England 1993-2005   179 28 6744 16 44.66   78 18 3373 10 56.22
10 Flower, A Zimbabwe 1992-2002   112 19 4794 12 51.55   82 13 3788 9 54.90
11 Javed Miandad Pakistan 1976-1993   189 21 8832 23 52.57   33 6 1468 3 54.37
12 Zaheer Abbas Pakistan 1969-1985   124 11 5062 12 44.80   42 4 2048 6 53.89
13 Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan 1998-2010   156 12 7530 24 52.29   78 7 3774 13 53.15
14 Border, A R Australia 1978-1994   265 44 11174 27 50.56   70 11 3071 9 52.05
15 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 1992-2007   200 22 8830 25 49.61   49 7 2144 6 51.05
16 Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan 2001-2017   132 20 5222 10 46.63   110 18 4643 10 50.47
17 Vengsarkar, D B India 1976-1992   185 22 6868 17 42.13   30 5 1244 2 49.76
18 Gower, D I England 1978-1992   204 18 8231 18 44.25   49 6 2131 7 49.56
19 Cowdrey, M C England 1954-1975   188 15 7624 22 44.07   54 6 2377 6 49.52
20 Azharuddin, M India 1984-2000   147 9 6215 22 45.04   94 5 4346 16 48.83
21 Bell, I R England 2004-2015   205 24 7727 22 42.69   60 9 2461 9 48.25
22 Chandimal, D* Sri Lanka 2011-   109 8 4096 11 40.55   30 4 1247 4 47.96
23 Richards, I V A West Indies 1974-1991   182 12 8540 24 50.24   63 6 2720 6 47.72
24 Samaraweera, T T Sri Lanka 2001-2013   132 20 5462 14 48.77   93 11 3903 11 47.60
25 Walters, K D Australia 1965-1981   125 14 5357 15 48.26   49 4 2134 5 47.42
26 Laxman, V V S India 1996-2012   225 34 8781 17 45.97   74 13 2877 6 47.16
27 Fletcher, K W R England 1968-1982   96 14 3272 7 39.90   44 6 1774 5 46.68
28 Umrigar, P R India 1948-1962   94 8 3631 12 42.22   45 3 1959 8 46.64
29 Lloyd, C H West Indies 1966-1984   175 14 7515 19 46.68   72 6 3049 8 46.20
30 Stokes, B A* England 2013-   128 5 4574 10 37.19   32 2 1383 4 46.10

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