What does batting average mean for cricketers? If a batsman performs well then why is his batting average required. Batting average is all about his consistency. Batting average is required when a player loses his form in the middle of his career and desperately wants to make a comeback in international arena, then their averages talk. If not so then the average only required to remember how good your favourite player was in accumulating runs for themselves and for team as well. It also helps various generations of cricket fans to recollect the name of the batsmen who consistently perform for their team. Big, explosive occasional innings may win you matches sometime, but the real heros are those who came down in the middle of the innings and anchored the innings either to put a big total on the board or to win the match, chase down a target in the second innings. Their innings may not be as big as hundred, but their crucial 40, 50, or 60 at either in the death over or in middle of the innings is proved crucial for a team.

Literally, the average score of batsman or better, in cricket a batsman’s runs scored per completed innings. Since the number of runs a player scores and how often he gets out are primarily measures of his own playing ability, and largely independent of his team mates, batting average is a good metric for an individual player’s skill as a batsman. The number is also simple to interpret intuitively, being approximately the average number of runs the batsman scores per innings. Batting average has been used to gauge cricket players’ relative skills since the 18th century.

Here we are going to present list of top 10 batsmen who have recorded highest batting average in the history of ODI cricket with minimum 1000 runs:

Batsman

Country

Matches

Innings

Not Out

Runs

Average

Ryan ten Doeschate

Netherlands

33

32

9

1541

67

Hashim Amla

South Africa

115

112

9

5692

55.26

AB de Villiers

South Africa

187

179

31

7941

53.63

Michael Bivan

Australia

232

196

67

6912

53.58

MS Dhoni

India

265

231

66

8620

52.24

Jonathan Trott

England

68

65

10

2819

51.25

Virat Kohli

India

161

153

23

6586

50.66

Michael Hussy

Australia

185

157

44

5442

48.15

Zaheer Abbas

Pakistan

62

60

6

2572

47.62

*Stats are updated till 27th June, 2015 

 

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