Top 10 Batsmen by Average in Test Cricket

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Top 10 Batsmen by Average in Test Cricket
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Run Master: but would South Africa's Jacques Kallis make our final top 10 were his career to end tomorrow?

Who are the best Test-match batsmen ever in the history of the game from a purely statistical point of view and which players currently playing are able to stand toe to toe with those past legends when it comes to matching those achievements?

Well, that is what we are going to investigate here by counting down the top 10 batsmen in terms of averages in Test cricket, with there being a minimum requirement of 2,000 runs scored in a career for entry into this select band of players.

And with the game today supposedly that much easier for batsmen, what with there being covered pitches, greater protection, smaller boundaries, bigger bats and generally less out-and-out fast bowling to face, we will end with a slide detailing those batters still currently playing who would have also made the final top 10 had their careers ended tomorrow to judge whether that is actually the case or not.

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