Australia has always been one of those teams that India has always wanted to beat, be it in Test Cricket or One Day Internationals. But winning against a Team like Australia hasn’t been easy even at home as the Australian side has a list of quality of players playing for them.

The only way Indian team can win over Australia in Test Cricket is through consistent performance. Therefore we are taking a look at a list of Indian batsmen with highest average against the Australian team in Test cricket (both at home and away). The minimum qualification for a players to make it to this list is that he should have played 5 or more tests against the Aussies:

Player Name

Matches

Innings

Runs

Batting Average

Ravi Shastri

9

10

622

77.75

Murali Vijay

8

14

976

69.71

Cheteshwar Pujara

7

12

607

60.70

Sachin Tendulkar

39

74

3630

55.00

Virat Kohli

10

17

859

53.68

G Vishwanath

18

31

1538

53.03

Sunil Gavaskar

20

31

1550

51.66

VVS Laxman

29

54

2434

49.67

VS Hazare

5

10

429

47.66

M Amarnath

13

19

773

45.47

 

Stat updated till 17 December, 2014
Minimum Qualification: 5 matches or more

The reason we said unexpected names in the Top 10 would be clear to you now. This is one record where we don’t have the likes of Sachin, Laxman, Dravid topping the list. In fact, from the Top 5 we have 3 batsmen who are currently touring Australia.

Ravi Shastri tops the list as he has scored 622 runs in 10 innings at an average of 77.75, which is the best ever, keeping the qualification in mind. Next up after Shastri is Murali Vijay, his consistent performance in the current series has taken this opening batsmen second in this list. Vijay has scored 976 runs in 14 innings at an average of 69.71 with 4 centuries under his name. Vijay closely lost out on his 5th century as he was dismissed for 99 in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Murali Vijay has scored more runs than Virat Kohli despite playing lesser matches than him.

Pujara is another of current Indian cricket team. He ranks 3rd in this list with an average of 60.70 in 12 innings against the Australian team in Test cricket

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