The batting average is an important stat to analyze a batsman’s performance in cricket. Also, the batting average gives the average number of runs a player has scored in every match. In Test matches, batsmen do not have a limited number of overs to bat, unlike the ODI or T20I format.
A batsman can bat in Tests until he loses his wicket. Due to this advantage, many batsmen manage to score a lot of runs in the longest format of the game and also have a brilliant batting average.
For India, there are many batsmen who have piled a lot of runs in the longest format of the game. These batsmen also owned a brilliant batting average during their career which makes them one of the best batsmen Indian cricket has seen in Tests.
Here we take a look at 4 batsmen with the highest average in Test wins for India. This list only consists of players with more than 1500 runs.
4 Batsmen With Highest Average In Test Wins For India (1500+ Runs)
4. Virat Kohli- 58.25
Virat Kohli takes the 4th spot in this list. The Indian skipper has been part of 47 Test wins for India. In these games, he has an average of 58.25 after scoring 6722 runs in 75 innings. He has also smashed 13 centuries and 14 half-centuries during these 47 matches.
Overall, in his career, the right-handed batsman has played 92 matches. In 154 innings, he has scored 7534 runs at an average of 52.31. He has also hit 27 hundreds and 25 fifties in the longest format so far.
3. Sachin Tendulkar- 61.93
Sachin Tendulkar takes the 3rd spot on this list. The former Indian cricketer has been part of 72 Test wins for India. In these matches, the right-handed batsman has an average of 61.93. He scored 5946 runs in 113 innings during these 72 games.
Tendulkar also smacked 20 centuries and 24 half-centuries. Overall, Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 matches for India. In 329 innings, he piled up 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. He also smashed 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries during his career.
2. Rahul Dravid- 65.78
Rahul Dravid gets the 2nd spot on this list. The former Indian skipper was part of 56 Test wins for India. The right-handed batsman has an average of 65.78 in such matches, after scoring 5131 runs in 92 innings. Dravid also smacked 15 centuries and 23 half-centuries during India’s victories in the longest format.
Overall, the former middle-order batsman scored 13,288 runs in 286 innings, after playing 164 matches. He had an average of 52.31 during his career. Dravid smashed 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries.
1. Rohit Sharma- 66.65
Rohit Sharma is the top player on this list. The right-handed batsman has been part of 22 Test wins for India and has a batting average of 66.65. He has scored 3027 runs in 35 innings during India’s victories. The Indian opener has also hit 7 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Overall, Rohit Sharma has played 39 matches in his career.
In 65 innings, he has scored 2649 runs at an average of 46.47. Sharma has also smacked 7 centuries in 12 half-centuries in his career so far.