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Highest Batting Averages for Players Batting   Innings for  
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  Player Country Career Mat Inns NO Runs  HS 100s 50s Avg S/R
1 Bradman, D G Australia 1928-1948 52 80 10 6996 334 29 13 99.94  
2 Pollock, R G South Africa 1963-1970 23 41 4 2256 274 7 11 60.97  
3 Headley, G A West Indies 1930-1954 22 40 4 2190 270* 10 5 60.83  
4 Sutcliffe, H England 1924-1935 54 84 9 4555 194 16 23 60.73  
5 Paynter, E England 1931-1939 20 31 5 1540 243 4 7 59.23  
6 Barrington, K F England 1955-1968 82 131 15 6806 256 20 35 58.67  
7 Weekes, E D C West Indies 1948-1958 48 81 5 4455 207 15 19 58.62  
8 Hammond, W R England 1927-1947 85 140 16 7249 336* 22 24 58.46  
9 Sobers, G S A West Indies 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 26 30 57.78  
10 Sangakkara, K C* Sri Lanka 2000- 134 233 17 12400 319 38 52 57.41 54.19
11 Hobbs, J B England 1908-1930 61 102 7 5410 211 15 28 56.95  
12 Walcott, C L West Indies 1948-1960 44 74 7 3798 220 15 14 56.69  
13 Hutton, L England 1937-1955 79 138 15 6971 364 19 33 56.67  
14 Smith, S P D* Australia 2010- 33 63 8 3095 215 11 12 56.27 55.84
15 Mominul Haque* Bangladesh 2013- 17 30 4 1456 181 4 9 56.00 54.84
16 Kallis, J H South Africa 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 45 58 55.37 45.98
17 Root, J E* England 2012- 32 58 8 2733 200* 8 13 54.66 52.29
18 Younis Khan* Pakistan 2000- 101 180 17 8814 313 30 29 54.07 52.62
19 Chappell, G S Australia 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 24 31 53.86  
20 Nourse, A D South Africa 1935-1951 34 62 7 2960 231 9 14 53.82  
21 Tendulkar, S R India 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 51 68 53.79  
22 Lara, B C West Indies 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 34 48 52.89 60.52
23 Javed Miandad Pakistan 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 23 43 52.57  
24 Amla, H M* South Africa 2004- 84 142 13 6770 311* 23 28 52.48 51.59
25 Dravid, R India 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 36 63 52.31 42.51
26 Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 24 33 52.29 52.40
27 de Villiers, A B* South Africa 2004- 98 162 16 7606 278* 21 36 52.10 54.38
28 Mathews, A D* Sri Lanka 2009- 52 88 17 3690 160 6 22 51.97 49.76
29 Ponting, R T Australia 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 41 62 51.85 58.72
30 Ryder, J Australia 1920-1929 20 32 5 1394 201* 3 9 51.63  
31 du Plessis, F* South Africa 2012- 22 33 4 1495 137 4 7 51.55 42.05
32 Flower, A Zimbabwe 1992-2002 63 112 19 4794 232* 12 27 51.55 45.07
33 Hussey, M E K Australia 2005-2013 79 137 16 6235 195 19 29 51.53 50.13
34 Chanderpaul, S* West Indies 1994- 164 280 49 11867 203* 30 66 51.37 43.32
35 Gavaskar, S M India 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 34 45 51.12  
36 Waugh, S R Australia 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 32 50 51.06 48.65
37 Hayden, M L Australia 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 30 29 50.74 60.11
38 Border, A R Australia 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 27 63 50.56 40.98
39 Sarfraz Ahmed* Pakistan 2010- 18 31 8 1157 112 3 7 50.30 75.72
40 Richards, I V A West Indies 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 24 45 50.24  
41 Pujara, C A* India 2010- 28 49 5 2208 206* 7 6 50.18 49.22
42 Compton, D C S England 1937-1957 78 131 15 5807 278 17 28 50.06  
43 Jayawardene, D P M Sri Lanka 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 34 50 49.85 51.47
44 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 25 46 49.61 54.02
45 Worrell, F M M West Indies 1948-1963 51 87 9 3860 261 9 22 49.49  
46 Sehwag, V* India 2001- 104 180 6 8586 319 23 32 49.34 82.21
47 Clarke, M J* Australia 2004- 115 198 22 8643 329* 28 27 49.11 55.92
48 Bland, K C South Africa 1961-1966 21 39 5 1669 144* 3 9 49.09  
49 Mitchell, B South Africa 1929-1949 42 80 9 3471 189* 8 21 48.89  
50 Jackson, F S England 1893-1905 20 33 4 1415 144* 5 6 48.79  
51 Samaraweera, T T Sri Lanka 2001-2013 81 132 20 5462 231 14 30 48.77 46.92
52 Harvey, R N Australia 1948-1963 79 137 10 6149 205 21 24 48.42  
53 Walters, K D Australia 1965-1981 74 125 14 5357 250 15 33 48.26  
54 Smith, G C South Africa 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 27 38 48.26 59.69
55 Ponsford, W H Australia 1924-1934 29 48 4 2122 266 7 6 48.23  
56 McCabe, S J Australia 1930-1938 39 62 5 2748 232 6 13 48.21  
57 Misbah-ul-Haq* Pakistan 2001- 58 100 17 4000 161* 8 29 48.19 43.77
58 Jardine, D R England 1928-1934 22 33 6 1296 127 1 10 48.00  
59 Dexter, E R England 1958-1968 62 102 8 4502 205 9 27 47.89  
60 Boycott, G England 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 22 42 47.73  
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