The cricket fraternity has seen a plethora of batters carving out an identity for themselves in the highly-competitive era. Among the active players, the fab 4 batters namely Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root have been making waves repeatedly.
Let’s analyze the performances of Fab 4 players with regard to Test cricket in the last 25 Test innings. On the same note, let’s learn about the Fab 4 batters’ best batting average in the last 25 Test innings.
1. Kane Williamson
Former New Zealand Test captain Kane Williamson has been the most consistent batsman in the last 25 Test innings among the Fab 4 batters with an exceptional batting average of 75.13.
The experienced campaigner has played 94 Tests wherein he scored 8124 runs at an average of 54.9. Overall, he hit 4 double centuries, 28 centuries and 33 half-centuries.
2. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root is the leading run-scorer in Tests among the active players. The veteran cricketer scored 11196 runs at an average of 50.43.
Notably, he has scored five double centuries, 30 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Joe Root has the second-best batting average of 64.80 in the last 25 Test innings.
3. Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been the best-performing batter for Australia in red-ball cricket. He is widely acknowledged as the best Test batsman at present and his recent performances serve as a testament to this fact.
Steve Smith has the third-best batting average of 56 in the last 25 Test innings. During the second Test against England in the Ashes 2023 at Lord’s, he completed 9,000 runs in Tests. He scored 32 centuries, 4 double centuries and 37 half-centuries.
4. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli’s batting average saw a steady decline in the last few years. For close to three years, he didn’t score a century in international cricket.
However, he eventually ended his century drought with his maiden T20I ton against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022. Kohli has maintained an average of 33.66 in the last 25 Test innings.
Updated as of July 3, 2023*