Players are heard to play for making and breaking records, but what about a handful of players to have played for their nations in such a way that their scores have made it count for their team. Here is a list of few such batsmen:-
Inzamam-ul-Haq (78.16) – The Pakistan skipper of bulky physical origin has the highest batting average of some 78.16 runs per match in test cricket format of International Cricket. One of the finest batsmen that Pakistan has ever produced, Inzamam made it happen for the Pakistan side by a several lots of wins resulted out of his own bat. Assisted by his other mats like Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan, he was the best middle order batsman Pakistan had ever had. It was due to his shining innings that made Pakistan’s batting look so gorgeous.
Kumara Sangakkara (74.58) – Sri Lanka’s wicket keeper cum skipper and also one of the finest batsmen with prolific batting styles and strokes in his bat, he is also the man most suited for playing tests. Being able to rejuvenate the Lankan batting and also helping the Lankans to make a hardly achievable feat in five day format of International Cricket, he was also named among the ICC’s Test Team XI.
Younis Khan (73.59) – Another Pakistani legend to have played for the International test cricket format and has not only achieved success on his own, but also did make his nation win. One of the prolific middle order batsmen of Pakistan, he has always a team regular and also made it into the ICC’s Test Team XI.
Greg Chappell (70.49) – The old man of the triplet brothers of Australia and certainly the man of controversy at the recent hour, he is also the finest player Team Australia has produced of his times. Being able to bat and play strokes on all ways down the ground, he was a master of this format of cricket. With 70.49 as his test batting average, he stands at the 4th position in our list.
Steve Waugh (69.46) – The Australian captain and the ICC World Cup winning skipper of 1999 for Australia, he is also a terrific batsman to have played for Team Australia and made the situation for his motherland a win-win one via his superb sense of batting. He was a wonderful package with beautiful batting to observe and a tremendous captaincy to follow to.
Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (68.13) – The West Indian left handed batsman to have a strange battibg style and weird posture of facing the deliveries, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul stands at position 6th in our list. He is always such a kind of batsman who have it made it think for his motherland first, the fir himself.
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