Top 10 Cricketers with Highest Batting Average

Cricket is the most popular and most common game played in India. It was started in early 18th century and became popular day by day. Its name was derived from a Dutch word which means staff. Later the game  gain its popularity and made international laws were build to play this game. National and International championships were stated and later ICC board was established under which the rules and regulations of this game came. World cup were organized in early 19’s in which different countries play against each other. Now cricket is not only a game but also has become ambition for thousands of people over the world.

Here is the list of top 10 cricketers with highest batting average :

10. Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbes is a English cricketer and has played 61 matches. He was born on 16 December, 1882 and was the right handed batsman. Jack Hobbs died on 21 December 1963. He was a legendary batsman in the cricket history having 199 centuries during his career and 61 test matches . He was also known as ‘The Mater’. He was an excellent fielder and aright handed batsman.

9. Garfield Sobers

Garfield Sobers is a west indies cricketer born on 26 July, 1936. He is considered as one of the finest all-rounders player having excellent skills of bowling, bating and fielding. He is a left-handed batsman. He is considered as the ‘national heroes of Barbados’.

8. Wally Hammond

Wally Hammond has a batting average of 58.45. He was born on 19 July, 1903 and belong to England cricket team. He was a right-handed batsman and has right-arm fast medium bowling style. He was middle-ordered batsman and was the finest slip fielders in the history of cricket. He has played 85 matches and has scored 7,249 runs and has took 83 wickets. He has scored 167 centuries which made him 2nd  player on that list. He died on 1 july 1965.

7. Everton Weekes

Everton weeks was a West Indies cricketer and was born on 26 Febuary, 1925. He had right-handed batting style and right-arm leg break bowling style. He was named as ‘Cricketers of the year’ in 1949. He had a batting average of 58.61 and has scored 1,000 runs. He was one of the ‘The Three Ws’ which comprises of Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott. He was one of the leading and best batsman of West Indies who spotted an excellent debut against England in 1948.

6. Ken Barrington  

Kenneth Frank Barrington was an England player who was born on 24 November, 1930. He had right-handed batting style and  right-arm-leg spin bowling style. He is well known for his great sense of humor and his long defensive innings.  His batting average was 58.67. He died on 14 march, 1981 due to heart attack. He was the only batsman from England to make hundreds on all six traditional cricket grounds. He is considered as the most legendary and successful player representing England on national as well as international grounds.

5. Eddie Paynter

Eddie Paynter was an England cricketer who was born on 5 November, 1901. His batting average is 59.23 and he is an excellent batsman and fielder. He has left-handed batting style and right-arm medium pace bowling style. He died on 5 november, 1901.

4. Herbert Sutcliffe

Herbert Sutcliffe was an England player who was born on 24 November, 1894 in North Yorkshire, England. He represented England as a opening Batman and has a batting average of 60.73. He had right-handed batting style and right-arm medium pace bowling style. He was also called as ‘bad wicket batman’ and has good partnership with jack Hobbs. He has his induction into ICC cricket hall of fame. He died on 22 January, 1978.

3. George Headley

George Alphonso Headley is West Indian player who was born on 30 May, 1909. He has played 22 test matches and has an average of 60.83. He was titled as the Wisden cricketer of the year in 1933. His batting style was right-handed and bowling style was right arm leg-break. Earlier west Indies had a weak team but Headley  was the key player and motivator of the player and was also successful in carrying world cup for his country. He was considered as Black Bradman.

2. Graeme Pollock

Robert Graeme Pollock is a South-African player who was born on 27 February 1944. He has played 23 test matches for south Africa and also represented eastern and  Transvaal  province at the domestic level. He is regarded as one of the finest and best player of South Africa. In 1999 he was voted as South Africa Cricketer of 20th century and cricketer of the year in 1996. He has batting style of left-hand bat and bowling style of leg break. He has a batting average of 60.97.

1. Donald Bradman

Donald Bradman is an Australian cricketer who was born on 27 august 1908. He has the highest bating average of 99.94 which is an inspiration and motivation to all cricketer. He started his bating career at the age of 20 and was the most powerful and intelligent player. He was called as the ‘greatest living Austrian ‘ by the prime minister of Australia. His photo was placed in the ICC  Cricket Frame of Hall on November 19, 2009. His batting style was right-hand and bowling style was  right-arm break leg. He is considered as a cricket legend in the history of cricket. He died on 25 February, 2001 at the age of 92. Donald Bradman had a lunch with his favorite cricketers sachin Tendulkar and Shane ward. He was legendary cricketer and is known till date and i the inspiration to many of young cricketers.

     

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