Test cricket has always been the most testing format in the game of cricket.
Test cricket in today’s time is a strenuous affair and not every batsman’s cup of tea. Although at home it might be relatively easy to play and confront the red-ball cricket, the ultimate Test has always been the away outlandish tours and conditions. Also, unlike before there are barely a few batters now who indulge in completing their red-ball education by playing county cricket otherwise the longest format is now not less than any havoc to have a booming career in it.
However, with still some small exceptions, there is a breed of some eminent batters who have vigorously taken on the extremities of the longest format and have soared for their respective countries. Their current brimming consistency against the red-ball that too in a more muscle-bound game has often brought them in comparisons with the former legendary batters of Test cricket, eventually earmarking them the finest superlative batters of our times. Here’s a list of the-
Top 10 current Test batters based on their hulking averages:
10. Ajinkya Rahane
With often being called as an away specialist for Team India, Ajinkya Rahane is elusively now one of the very few batters who has a better away average than his home average. The cricketer ever since his debut in 2013 has been a rock for the Indian team at number 5 along with having a knack for playing some of the best overseas match-winning innings in recent times.
Currently, the 33-year old from his 74 Test matches has scored a total of 4647 runs at an average of 41.12 which also includes his 12 centuries and 23 fifties. Surprisingly at home, Rahane’s average takes a further cut as from his 31 Test matches in India, the number comes down at 36.47. However, then precisely at the springy South African conditions, Rahane with his away penchant keeps his average intact at 53.20. To even embellish further, Rahane has a hulking average of around 102 against West Indies from his 6 Test matches at the Caribbean conditions.
Overall, with oodles of Test cricket still significantly left inside him, the Mumbai batsman can undoubtedly dwell himself in the list of India’s top 10 highest run-scorers in the longest format.