The Top 10 Test Match Batting Averages of All Time

Test cricket is still the pinnacle for the majority of players and fans alike (image: abc.net.au)

Test cricket is still the pinnacle for the majority of players and fans alike (image: abc.net.au)

One of the major reasons why cricket traditionalists and many fans of the game still love and prize the test match games above all other formats is because of the long history and enduring institutions of the longest form. That long history and tradition puts all achievements and accolades in proper context and makes it abundantly apparent when something truly special occurs.

What it also does, and fascinatingly so, is to make it possible to compare the great players of different eras by looking at important statistics like test match career batting average. The following ten players therefore, who have the ten highest career test match batting averages of any player to play at least 20 innings, can confidently be stated as amongst the game’s all-time greats.