Top 10: Highest Batting Average Away from Home in Test Cricket (Min. 3000 Runs)

A batter’s overall greatness can be measured by how they have fared in away conditions along with home conditions. Scoring runs on home turf is a bit easy for the batters, as they know the conditions well.

But when it comes to countering bowling attacks in unfamiliar away conditions, many have struggled to replicate their home success. However, some prominent batters have also excelled in overseas conditions, as reflected in their staggering batting averages.

This article will glance at the top 10 batters with the highest batting average in away from home Tests (min. 3000 runs). 

Highest Test Batting Average Away from Home

PlayerInningsNot OutRunsAverage
Ken Barrington (ENG)588345969.18
Wally Hammond (ENG)728424566.32
Jack Hobbs (ENG)624347559.91
Allan Border (AUS)12024543156.57
Steve Waugh (AUS)12026521755.50
Leonard Hutton (ENG)616304155.29
AB de Villiers (SA)8210397755.23
Graeme Smith (SA)1026527954.98
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)17617870554.74
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)1096557054.07

Key Insights

Ken Barrington has the highest batting average away from home in Tests among the batters with a minimum of 3000 runs. Barrington averaged an astounding 69.18 with the bat on away tours, scoring 3459 runs in 58 innings.

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the most runs away from home in the Test format. The Indian batting maestro garnered 8705 runs in 176 innings at an impressive average of 54.74. 

In that process, Tendulkar also smashed the most centuries and 50-plus scores in away from home Tests. He notched up 29 Test hundreds and extended his 50-plus knocks tally to 65. (Check out the batters with the most Test centuries in away Tests here.)

Steve Waugh batted in 120 innings in away Tests and remained unbeaten in 26 of those innings. This is the most not out innings registered by any batter in away from home Tests.

Sachin Tendulkar is the only batter who has played in more than 100 away from home Tests. The Mumbai batter represented India in 106 away Tests between 1989 and 2012.

10 batters have scored 5000+ runs at an average of 50+ in away from home Tests.

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