We have often heard the term Batting Average when we talk about cricket, but not all of us understand it. Bowling average is the average number of runs secured by a batsman before he gets out every time he comes out to bat for his team. The average score equals the total runs scored by the batter in his career divided by the number of times he got out. It is a significant statistic that reveals the capability of the batter and his skills as a batsman.
1. JE Root
Joseph Edward Root is a right-hand top-order batter in the current English squad. Joe is among the Top 4 batter of the current generation, who played his first ODI match on 11 January 2013 against India at Rajkot. He holds the record of 5th fastest 3000 runs in 72 innings, 3rd fastest to 4000 runs in 91 innings, 5th fastest to 5000 runs in 116 runs, 5th fastest to 6000 runs in 141 innings. The batter played a total of 152 ODI games and scored 6109 runs in 142 innings with an average of 51.33 with 16 centuries.
2. IJL Trott
Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott is a former right-hand batter and right-arm medium bowler. He made his ODI debut on 27 August 2009 against Ireland at Belfast and his last game against Australia at Cardiff on 14 September 2013. Trott played 68 games and scored 2819 runs in 65 innings with an average of 51.25 with four centuries.
3. JM Bairstow
Jonathan Marc Bairstow is a combative wicketkeeper-batter in England cricket team. Nicknamed the Bluey, he is a middle-order batter. The cricketer made his ODI debut on 16 September 2011 against India at Cardiff. He has played 89 matches and smashed 3498 runs in 81 innings with an average of 47.92 with 11 centuries.
4. KP Pietersen
Kevin Peter Pietersen is a former right-hand top-order batter on the English side. KP made his ODI debut on 28 November 2004 against Zimbabwe at Harare and played his last game against Australia at Southampton on 16 September 2013. With his unorthodox batting style, he achieved the record of 3rd fastest to score 1000 runs in 21 innings and 2nd fastest to score 2000 runs in 45 innings. He played 136 games and scored 4440 runs in 125 innings with an average of 40.73 with nine centuries.
5. BA Stokes
Benjamin Andrew Stokes is a left-hand batter in the current English squad. Ben played his first ODI match on 25 August 2011 against Ireland in Dublin. His innings in the World Cup final of 2019 will be fresh in our memories forever. Ben played 101 games and scored 2871 runs in 86 innings with an average of 40.43 with three centuries.
6. NV Knight
Nicholas Verity Knight is a former left-hand opening batter on the English side. He played his first ODI match on 29 August 1996 against Pakistan at Manchester and his last game on 2 March 2003 against Australia at Port Elizabeth. Knight played 100 games and scored 3637 runs in 100 innings with an average of 40.41 with five centuries.
7. EJ Morgan
Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan is a left-hand batter and right-arm medium pacer in the England cricket team. He is a middle-order batter and has done occasional wicketkeeping for the team. The player made his ODI debut on 5 August 2006 against Scotland at Ayr and became the ODI Captain in 2011. Morgan has played 223 matches and scored 6957 runs in 205 innings with an average of 40.21 with 13 centuries.
8. JJ Roy
Jason Jonathan Roy is a right-hand opening batter in the current English squad. Roy played his first ODI match on 8 May 2015 against Ireland in Dublin. He is a world cup winning player and has played 98 games and scored 3658 runs in 93 innings with an average of 40.19 with nine centuries.
9. NH Fairbrother
Neil Harvey Fairbrother is a former left-hand middle-order batter on the English side. He played his first ODI match on 2 April 1987 against India at Sharjah and his last ODI match on 29 May 1999 against India at Birmingham. Neil played 75 games and scored 2092 runs in 71 innings with an average of 39.47 with one century.
10. AJ Lamb
Allan Joseph Lamb is a former right-hand middle-order batter in the English side who played his first ODI match on 2 June 1982 against India at Leeds and his last game against Pakistan at Manchester on 24 August 1992. Lamb played 122 games and scored 4010 runs in 118 innings with an average of 39.31 with four centuries.