Analysing careers of batsmen

Best averages in 80-plus innings

Ananth Narayanan

September 11, 2009

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SNo.For Batsman                Start       Finish    Inns No Runs   Avge
                            Ins  Year     Ins  Year
1.Aus Bradman D.G 1 (1928) to 80 (1948) 80 10 6996 99.94 2.Saf Kallis J.H 82 (2001) to 161 (2006) 80 19 4661 76.41 3.Aus Ponting R.T 87 (2002) to 178 (2006) 92 14 5904 75.69 4.Win Sobers G.St.A 28 (1958) to 111 (1968) 84 13 5283 74.41 5.Ind Dravid R 66 (2000) to 149 (2005) 84 14 4809 68.70 6.Eng Barrington K.F 34 (1961) to 121 (1968) 88 12 5154 67.82 7.Pak Mohammad Yousuf 42 (2000) to 122 (2006) 81 7 5008 67.68 8.Ind Tendulkar S.R 69 (1996) to 148 (2002) 80 8 4782 66.42 9.Eng Hutton L 42 (1947) to 123 (1954) 82 11 4687 66.01 10.Aus Hayden M.L 23 (2001) to 102 (2004) 80 8 4744 65.89 11.Eng Hammond W.R 15 (1928) to 97 (1936) 83 12 4672 65.80 12.Aus Waugh S.R 82 (1993) to 176 (1999) 95 23 4699 65.26 13.Slk Sangakkara K.C 61 (2004) to 142 (2009) 82 6 4899 64.46 14.Aus Border A.R 88 (1982) to 168 (1988) 81 14 4295 64.10 15.Win Lara B.C 126 (2000) to 205 (2005) 80 2 4985 63.91 16.Eng Hobbs J.B 15 (1910) to 95 (1930) 81 5 4827 63.51 17.Pak Inzamam-ul-Haq 91 (1999) to 175 (2005) 85 9 4795 63.09 18.Win Chanderpaul S 123 (2004) to 202 (2009) 80 17 3947 62.65 19.Eng Sutcliffe H 1 (1924) to 80 (1934) 80 9 4425 62.32 20.Pak Javed Miandad 72 (1982) to 152 (1989) 81 6 4604 61.39 21.Win Richards I.V.A 19 (1976) to 98 (1984) 80 3 4698 61.01 22.Eng Boycott G 42 (1967) to 121 (1978) 80 12 4107 60.40 23.Slk Jayawardene D.P.M.D 83 (2003) to 165 (2009) 83 6 4642 60.29 24.Aus Chappell G.S 36 (1974) to 115 (1981) 80 10 4181 59.73 25.Ind Gavaskar S.M 33 (1975) to 112 (1980) 80 4 4528 59.58 26.Win EdeC Weekes 1 (1948) to 80 (1958) 80 5 4446 59.28 27.Zim Flower A 20 (1995) to 99 (2001) 80 16 3714 58.03 28.Nzl Crowe M.D 39 (1985) to 121 (1994) 83 10 4200 57.53 29.Saf Gibbs H.H 21 (1999) to 100 (2004) 80 5 4311 57.48 30.Ind Sehwag V 24 (2003) to 103 (2008) 80 4 4284 56.37 31.Aus Gilchrist A.C 18 (2000) to 97 (2005) 80 14 3716 56.30 32.Win Greenidge C.G 15 (1976) to 94 (1984) 80 11 3878 56.20 33.Pak Younis Khan 13 (2000) to 106 (2009) 94 7 4874 56.02 34.Aus Harvey R.N 2 (1948) to 81 (1956) 80 6 4133 55.85 35.Ind Vengsarkar D.B 77 (1982) to 159 (1988) 83 15 3772 55.47 36.Aus Boon D.C 90 (1990) to 169 (1994) 80 13 3712 55.40 37.Pak Zaheer Abbas 36 (1976) to 115 (1984) 80 10 3875 55.36 38.Eng Gooch G.A 111 (1987) to 196 (1994) 86 2 4625 55.06 39.Saf Kirsten G 91 (1999) to 172 (2004) 82 7 4113 54.84 40.Eng Cowdrey M.C 89 (1962) to 168 (1969) 80 11 3784 54.84 41.Eng Compton D.C.S 23 (1947) to 102 (1954) 80 7 3994 54.71 42.Win Kanhai R.B 24 (1959) to 110 (1971) 87 2 4636 54.54 43.Aus Martyn D.R 9 (1993) to 88 (2005) 80 11 3739 54.19 44.Aus Simpson R.B 17 (1961) to 96 (1977) 80 5 4028 53.71 45.Ind Viswanath G.R 27 (1973) to 107 (1979) 81 6 4016 53.55 46.Win Worrell F.M.M 1 (1948) to 80 (1963) 80 9 3792 53.41 47.Aus Langer J.L 69 (2001) to 150 (2005) 82 6 4030 53.03 48.Aus Lawry W.M 18 (1963) to 101 (1969) 84 9 3945 52.60 49.Eng Pietersen K.P 10 (2005) to 91 (2009) 82 3 4130 52.28 50.Win Lloyd C.H 66 (1974) to 156 (1983) 91 7 4390 52.26 51.Slk Samaraweera T.T 1 (2001) to 84 (2009) 84 12 3762 52.25 52.Eng Trescothick M.E 44 (2002) to 126 (2005) 83 8 3898 51.97 53.Saf Smith G.C 5 (2002) to 131 (2009) 127 8 6155 51.72 54.Eng Dexter E.R 11 (1960) to 98 (1965) 88 8 4135 51.69 55.Eng May P.B.H 13 (1954) to 92 (1959) 80 8 3718 51.64 56.Ind Laxman V.V.S 30 (2000) to 109 (2005) 80 9 3665 51.62 57.Aus Walters K.D 1 (1965) to 83 (1974) 83 9 3801 51.36 58.Eng Thorpe G.P 99 (1999) to 179 (2005) 81 17 3286 51.34 59.Slk Tillakaratne H.P 38 (1994) to 117 (2003) 80 19 3116 51.08 60.Win Kallicharran A.I 1 (1972) to 82 (1979) 82 7 3809 50.79 61.Pak Saleem Malik 66 (1988) to 145 (1998) 80 11 3499 50.71 62.Aus Clarke M.J 1 (2004) to 82 (2009) 82 10 3649 50.68 63.Aus Taylor M.A 5 (1989) to 89 (1993) 85 6 3977 50.34 64.Ind Amarnath M 26 (1977) to 105 (1987) 80 9 3564 50.20 65.Win Richardson R.B 19 (1985) to 104 (1991) 86 9 3836 49.82 66.Eng Vaughan M.P 27 (2002) to 106 (2005) 80 7 3611 49.47 67.Saf Cullinan D.J 22 (1995) to 111 (2001) 90 11 3898 49.34 68.Slk de Silva P.A 29 (1989) to 136 (2000) 108 9 4874 49.23 69.Pak Saeed Anwar 5 (1994) to 84 (2000) 80 2 3838 49.21 70.Eng Amiss D.L 9 (1971) to 88 (1977) 80 9 3487 49.11 71.Aus Jones D.M 5 (1986) to 87 (1992) 83 11 3534 49.08 72.Aus Chappell I.M 24 (1968) to 121 (1975) 98 7 4465 49.07 73.Eng Gower D.I 60 (1982) to 151 (1986) 92 7 4157 48.91 74.Saf Mitchell B 1 (1929) to 80 (1949) 80 9 3471 48.89 75.Slk Atapattu M.S 47 (1999) to 128 (2004) 82 10 3503 48.65 76.Eng Hendren E.H 2 (1920) to 81 (1935) 80 9 3446 48.54 77.Eng Stewart A.J 25 (1991) to 109 (1997) 85 6 3829 48.47 78.Pak Hanif Mohammad 5 (1952) to 87 (1967) 83 7 3670 48.29 79.Pak Imran Khan 45 (1980) to 124 (1991) 80 20 2890 48.17 80.Eng Atherton M.A 46 (1993) to 126 (1997) 81 4 3705 48.12 81.Win Fredericks R.C 27 (1971) to 106 (1977) 80 7 3509 48.07 82.Eng Graveney T.W 25 (1954) to 105 (1968) 81 9 3454 47.97 83.Eng Collingwood P.D 9 (2005) to 88 (2009) 80 9 3405 47.96 84.Aus Waugh M.E 36 (1993) to 142 (1999) 107 8 4747 47.95 85.Eng Smith R.A 3 (1988) to 82 (1993) 80 14 3148 47.70 86.Aus Redpath I.R 38 (1968) to 120 (1976) 83 7 3620 47.63 87.Aus Slater M.J 12 (1993) to 97 (1999) 86 5 3850 47.53 88.Ind Azharuddin M 1 (1985) to 92 (1994) 92 4 4166 47.34 89.Eng Edrich J.H 9 (1964) to 88 (1971) 80 6 3486 47.11 90.Win Haynes D.L 121 (1988) to 200 (1994) 80 12 3201 47.07 91.Slk Jayasuriya S.T 83 (2000) to 162 (2005) 80 5 3513 46.84 92.Win Sarwan R.R 57 (2003) to 136 (2009) 80 3 3605 46.82 93.Eng Gatting M.W 24 (1981) to 103 (1987) 80 12 3167 46.57 94.Ind Ganguly S.C 86 (2001) to 165 (2008) 80 6 3408 46.05 95.Saf de Villiers A.B 9 (2005) to 89 (2009) 81 7 3397 45.91 96.Win Gayle C.H 60 (2003) to 139 (2009) 80 3 3523 45.75 97.Pak Majid Khan 13 (1969) to 92 (1980) 80 5 3425 45.67 98.Win Hooper C.L 65 (1993) to 163 (2002) 99 11 4013 45.60 99.Ind Umrigar P.R 15 (1952) to 94 (1962) 80 7 3315 45.41 100.Aus Hughes K.J 19 (1979) to 106 (1984) 88 6 3690 45.00 101.Eng Strauss A.J 1 (2004) to 119 (2009) 119 5 5101 44.75 102.Win Adams J.C 2 (1992) to 81 (2000) 80 16 2864 44.75 103.Eng Cook A.N 1 (2006) to 81 (2009) 81 5 3398 44.71 104.Nzl Fleming S.P 94 (2000) to 174 (2006) 81 4 3440 44.68 105.Pak Mudassar Nazar 20 (1979) to 100 (1987) 81 7 3296 44.54 106.Nzl Wright J.G 69 (1985) to 148 (1993) 80 5 3328 44.37 107.Slk Dilshan T.M 10 (2000) to 89 (2009) 80 9 3139 44.21 108.Win Gomes H.A 5 (1978) to 84 (1986) 80 10 3061 43.73 109.Pak Mushtaq Mohammad 6 (1961) to 86 (1977) 81 7 3186 43.05 110.Eng Fletcher K.W.R 13 (1971) to 92 (1982) 80 12 2927 43.04 111.Aus Hill C 7 (1897) to 86 (1912) 80 2 3343 42.86 112.Pak Asif Iqbal 13 (1965) to 92 (1979) 80 5 3209 42.79 113.Nzl Astle N.J 24 (1997) to 103 (2004) 80 8 3065 42.57 114.Eng Greig A.W 10 (1972) to 89 (1977) 80 3 3257 42.30 115.Nzl McMillan C.D 3 (1997) to 82 (2004) 80 10 2956 42.23 116.Ind Manjrekar V.L 13 (1952) to 92 (1965) 80 10 2946 42.09 117.Eng Butcher M.A 48 (1999) to 128 (2004) 81 6 3145 41.93 118.Aus Trumper V.T 3 (1899) to 82 (1912) 80 7 3023 41.41 119.Eng Bell I.R 1 (2004) to 81 (2008) 81 9 2972 41.28 120.Saf Cronje W.J 5 (1992) to 87 (1998) 83 9 3049 41.20 121.Saf McKenzie N.D 7 (2000) to 88 (2008) 82 7 3047 40.63 122.Eng Hussain N 4 (1990) to 83 (2000) 80 8 2918 40.53 123.Pak Ijaz Ahmed 9 (1988) to 88 (2000) 80 4 3071 40.41 124.Ind Shastri R.J 32 (1983) to 115 (1992) 84 9 3013 40.17 125.Eng Woolley F.E 6 (1910) to 87 (1930) 82 7 3003 40.04 126.Eng Botham I.T 57 (1981) to 137 (1986) 81 2 3162 40.03 127.Aus McDonald C.C 1 (1952) to 80 (1961) 80 4 3038 39.97 128.Nzl Vettori D.L 62 (2002) to 141 (2009) 80 13 2642 39.43 129.Nzl Coney J.V 1 (1974) to 80 (1987) 80 14 2594 39.30 130.Aus Armstrong W.W 1 (1902) to 82 (1921) 82 10 2827 39.26 131.Nzl Congdon B.E 21 (1966) to 100 (1977) 80 7 2841 38.92 132.Eng Flintoff A 34 (2003) to 113 (2008) 80 7 2829 38.75 133.Eng Lamb A.J 42 (1984) to 123 (1991) 82 7 2899 38.65 134.Pak Wasim Raja 5 (1973) to 84 (1984) 80 12 2606 38.32 135.Eng Hick G.A 18 (1993) to 97 (2000) 80 6 2834 38.30 136.Saf Pollock S.M 72 (2001) to 154 (2007) 83 27 2139 38.20 137.Aus Miller K.R 1 (1946) to 80 (1956) 80 6 2826 38.19 138.Win Dujon P.J.L 1 (1981) to 81 (1988) 81 9 2747 38.15 139.Ind Borde C.G 3 (1958) to 82 (1967) 80 9 2707 38.13 140.Nzl Cairns C.L 21 (1995) to 101 (2004) 81 5 2897 38.12 141.Slk Ranatunga A 16 (1984) to 105 (1996) 90 6 3159 37.61 142.Aus Healy I.A 73 (1993) to 162 (1998) 90 17 2740 37.53 143.Nzl Reid J.R 18 (1954) to 102 (1965) 85 5 2999 37.49 144.Aus Stackpole K.R 1 (1966) to 80 (1974) 80 5 2807 37.43 145.Pak Aamer Sohail 2 (1992) to 81 (2000) 80 3 2783 36.14 146.Ind Mansur Ali Khan 1 (1961) to 80 (1975) 80 3 2771 35.99 147.Aus Marsh G.R 2 (1985) to 81 (1991) 80 6 2645 35.74 148.Saf Rhodes J.N 1 (1992) to 80 (2000) 80 9 2532 35.66 149.Ind Kapil Dev N 48 (1981) to 132 (1988) 85 8 2734 35.51 150.Eng Knott A.P.E 36 (1971) to 127 (1977) 92 8 2950 35.12 151.Bng Habibul Bashar 1 (2000) to 80 (2006) 80 1 2773 35.10 152.Win Campbell S.L 1 (1995) to 80 (2000) 80 4 2641 34.75 153.Aus Wood G.M 4 (1978) to 83 (1984) 80 5 2593 34.57 154.Saf Boucher M.V 21 (1999) to 104 (2005) 84 12 2481 34.46 155.Aus Marsh R.W 6 (1971) to 85 (1979) 80 9 2385 33.59 156.Pak Rameez Raja 14 (1986) to 93 (1997) 80 4 2540 33.42 157.Ind Roy P 2 (1951) to 81 (1982) 80 5 2496 33.28 158.Win Hinds W.W 1 (2000) to 80 (2005) 80 1 2608 33.01 159.Zim Flower G.W 13 (1993) to 92 (2001) 80 4 2499 32.88 160.Ind Engineer F.M 5 (1962) to 84 (1975) 80 3 2528 32.83 161.Nzl Howarth G.P 2 (1975) to 83 (1985) 82 5 2525 32.79 162.Eng Rhodes W 4 (1899) to 85 (1921) 82 16 2142 32.45 163.Pak Moin Khan 16 (1994) to 99 (2003) 84 6 2525 32.37 164.Eng Bailey T.E 2 (1949) to 84 (1959) 83 14 2221 32.19 165.Nzl Hadlee R.J 46 (1979) to 132 (1990) 87 15 2317 32.18 166.Nzl Burgess M.G 1 (1968) to 80 (1978) 80 5 2412 32.16 167.Win Jacobs R.D 30 (2000) to 109 (2004) 80 17 2009 31.89 168.Slk Mahanama R.S 2 (1986) to 81 (1997) 80 1 2481 31.41 169.Saf Waite J.H.B 7 (1951) to 86 (1965) 80 7 2291 31.38 170.Nzl Rutherford K.R 20 (1987) to 99 (1995) 80 6 2274 30.73 171.Zim Whittall G.J 1 (1993) to 80 (2001) 80 7 2198 30.11 172.Saf Nourse A.W 1 (1902) to 81 (1924) 81 8 2179 29.85 173.Nzl Parore A.C 42 (1996) to 122 (2001) 81 15 1911 28.95 174.Eng Ramprakash M.R 13 (1992) to 92 (2002) 80 6 2140 28.92 175.Eng Russell R.C 1 (1988) to 80 (1998) 80 16 1835 28.67 176.Ind Kirmani S.M.H 45 (1979) to 124 (1985) 80 16 1793 28.02 177.Zim Campbell A.D.R 4 (1992) to 103 (2002) 100 4 2654 27.65 178.Nzl Smith I.D.S 3 (1981) to 82 (1991) 80 16 1743 27.23 179.Win Ganga D 3 (1999) to 82 (2007) 80 2 2088 26.77

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