Ashes Highest Average

Last Modified Nov 23, 2021 12:41 IST

The Ashes series began in the 1882/83 season in Australia. Since then, many legends of the game from Australia as well as England featured in the Ashes and made it the most awaited bilateral Test series.

Over the years, there have been some brilliant batting performances in the Ashes series. Some of the batsmen made their name in the list of batsmen with highest averages in the competition.

Here is the list of the Top 10 batsmen with highest average in Ashes:

Best Average in Ashes

Sr. No.PlayerTeamMatchesInningsRunsAverage
1Sir Donald BradmanAustralia3763502889.78
2Eddie PaynterEngland71159184.42
3Sidney BarnesAustralia91484670.5
4Herbert SutcliffeEngland2746274166.85
5Steve SmithAustralia2748280065.11
6Kenneth BarringtonEngland2339211163.96
7Mike HusseyAustralia1524130459.27
8Steve WaughAustralia4572317358.75
9Maurice LeylandEngland2034170556.83
10Sir Leonard HuttonEngland2749242856.46

The man who has scored the most number of runs in Ashes also has the best average among all. He is none other than, arguably the best batsman in the world, Australia’s Donald Bradman, who was knighted for his performances on the cricket field.

He is the only batsman to have scored more than 1000 Ashes runs and has an average over 70. Sir Donald Bradman’s 89.78 is the highest average in Ashes.