Indian national cricket team have been in good shape, thanks to the team management for looking after its players through and through. Team India have been producing consistent results across formats in the current era. However, their inability to end their ICC title drought has been haunting them.
Case in point, India have been blessed with a plethora of batting talents who showcased their mettle at the highest level. Maintaining a batting average is so important in the game of cricket. A batsman can be judged based on his pivotal performances and his batting average.
It is absolutely imperative for the batters to keep up the consistency such that they cement their spot in the long term. In this article, we will now learn about the four Indians with the highest batting average after 500 matches.
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has maintained a staggering batting average of 53.63 after 500 international matches (Tests+ODIs+T20Is), which is more than any other batsman in the history of Indian cricket. Kohli scored 8676 runs in Tests, 12,898 runs in ODIs and 4008 runs in T20Is.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time and his overall stats serve as a testament to this fact. India’s batting maestro maintained a batting average of 48.48 after 500 games. Sachin Tendulkar scored 15,921 runs in Tests, 18,426 runs in ODIs and 10 runs in the only T20I he played.
3. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is highly regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He has been a pivotal run-scorer for the team both in Tests and ODIs. The former Indian cricketer maintained a batting average of 45.57 after 500 games. Overall, Dravid scored 13,288 runs in Tests, 10,889 runs in ODIs and 31 runs in the solitary T20I.
4. MS Dhoni
Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is widely regarded as the best finisher in the world. He has helped the team win games with his batting credentials. MS Dhoni has maintained a batting average of 45.11 after 500 games. Overall, MS Dhoni scored 4876 runs in Tests, 10,773 runs in ODIs and 1617 runs in T20Is.