A lot has changed in the game of cricket, but the Test format still remains to be the purest form of cricket. The level of batting has gone up a notch and the strike rates of batsmen have become better. The batting average of over 50 means that the player has contributed to the team on all occasions. There have been only a few batsmen who have managed to keep their form intact in the last few years.
Here, we bring you a list of Indian players with the highest batting average in Tests since 2019. Have a look:
1. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma, who used to bat in the middle-order, began opening during a bilateral series against South Africa in India when he scored two double hundreds and established his dominance as an opener in Test cricket. And since then there has been no turning backs for the sensational cricketer. With 1462 runs from 27 innings, Rohit Sharma is leading this list with an average of 58.48, which is the highest among the Indian players in Test cricket (with more than 5 matches since 2019).
2. Ravindra Jadeja:
India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has improved as a batter, over the years. He has played many match-winning knocks for the Indian side. With 791 runs in 24 innings at an average of 43.94, Jadeja is currently in the second position on this list.
3. Mayank Agarwal:
Mayank Agarwal is one of the most underrated batsmen. The cricketer has established his dominance in the domestic circuit, but despite this fact, the cricketer hasn’t got many chances to prove his worth in International matches for India. With 947 runs from 22 innings at an average of 43.04, Mayank is sitting in the third position on this list.
4. Rishabh Pant:
India’s talented wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has drastically improved, over the years. He has played several match-winning knocks for India, including his Gabba heroics, to cement his position in the Indian squad. He is currently sitting in the 4th position, having scored 1012 runs at an average of 40.48.
5. Virat Kohli:
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who is hailed as the modern-day legend of the game, is one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played this game. He is currently at the 5th position with 1175 runs in 32 innings at an average of 39.16.