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    January 21, 2005

    Most runs made at each batting position

    I read somewhere that Dravid was the most successful #3 in test cricket history in terms of the number of runs scored at that position. This led me to search around for a list from #1 to #11. I couldnt find any. So I did the next best thing - mailed someone. I mailed Steven Lynch at CricInfo and the email address provided at Howstat. Howstat is a delight for someone interested in cricket stats. I got a reply from Brian Winzor, the resident statistician there. He doesnt have a very upto-date list and doesnt have one for one-dayers. The list does have some surprises. In case any of you have some other resource which gives more updated details, please email me/leave comments.

    Highest Aggregate for Each Batting Position

    Opening - SM Gavaskar - 9,607
    3 - R Dravid - 5,955
    4 - SR Tendulkar - 7,996
    5 - SR Waugh - 6,821
    6 - SR Waugh - 3,098
    7 - AC Gilchrist - 3,068
    8 - Kapil Dev - 1,777
    9 - CEL Ambrose - 973
    10 - Waqar Younis - 496
    11 - CA Walsh - 553

    Highest Average for Each batting position (Minimum 30 innings)

    Opening - H Sutcliffe - 61.1
    3 - DG Bradman - 103.63
    4 - JH Kallis - 76.56
    5 - GS Sobers & CL Walcott - 59.22
    6 - ST Chanderpaul - 66.3
    7 - AC Gilchrist - 52.00
    8 - MV Boucher - 34.08
    9 - IDS Smith - 28.46
    10 - DK Lillee - 19.05
    11 - WA Johnston - 14.45


    Thus spake Jagadish @ 7:47 pm |
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