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Stats: Highest away batting averages in Test cricket

A list of the top 10 batsmen with the highest averages in Tests.

August 1938:  Spectators clapping Australian cricketer Sir Don Bradman (1908 - 2001) as he comes out during the 4th Test Match at Headingley, Leeds. Sir Donald Bradman was the first cricketer to be knighted in 1949 for his services to cricket.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Spectators clapping Sir Don Bradman as he comes out to bat in 1949 

One of the best ways to find out if a cricketer is a ‘complete’ batsman is to check his away record. Many good batsmen have failed to deliver top performances while playing in alien conditions, something that has stopped them from achieving greatness.

Here, we look at the batsmen with the highest Test averages in away matches through out their careers. No one would be surprised to find out that legendary Australian batsman Sir Don Bradman heads this list with an astonishing average of 102.84 . There is a massive gap to the second position, which is held by former English batsman Ken Barrington.

The top ten is dominated by players from England and Australia, with just one appearance from a South African and none from other countries. The following are the top ten batsmen with highest away batting averages in Tests, having played a minimum of 10 Tests:

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NOTE: Stats were last updated on May 15th, 2014.

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