Kambli Among Top 6 Batsmen From: The Indian Down Under, Canberra, Australia In his meteoric Test career of 7 tests, left-handed stroke-player Vinod Kambli has amassed 793 runs at a century average. He started his Test career modestly in Calcutta against England in January 1993 with scores of 16 and 18 not out. From then on, his batting can only be described as Bradmanesque: 59 and 224 against England; 227 against Zimbabwe and recently 125, 4 and 120 against Sri Lanka. Thus, he scored 793 runs at 113.29. Unfortunately, he could not bat in the rain-ruined first Test against Sri Lanka at Kandi; else his tally could have been even higher. Despite this, only five batsmen have scored more runs than Kambli in their first 7 tests: Bradman, Gavaskar, Everton Weekes, George Headly and Frank Worrell. Batsmen scoring over 700 runs are listed in the table. Kambli has the best average in this group. His 793 runs came in only six tests he batted in. Player Ings NO Runs HS Avg 100s 50s DG Bradman 13 1 1196 334 99.67 5 2 SM Gavaskar 14 3 918 220 83.45 4 5 ED Weekes 10 0 878 194 87.80 5 0 GA Headley 14 1 860 223 66.15 5 0 F Worrell 10 2 833 261 104.12 3 2 VG Kambli 8 1 793 227 113.29 4 1 MA Taylor 13 1 787 219 65.50 2 4 H Sutcliffe 9 1 780 176 97.50 4 3