The performance of batsmen in cricket is judged on the basis of their batting average. However this does not apply in all formats of cricket as the batsmen in T20 are judged based on their strike rate rather than batting average. In one-day cricket, the strike rate of batsman is lower and average than T20. In this format, batsmen have a lot of balls and the batsman also gets enough time to play big innings. Some batsmen bat in the lower order and are often unbeaten, leading to a much higher average.
Talking about the average of the batsmen of the Indian cricket team, this year the team has played all its ODI matches and many players have batted at an excellent average this year. India no longer have to play a single ODI this year and the team’s last ODI was against Australia on 2 December, in which the team won.
Through this article, we are going to discuss 3 Indian batsmen who have batted the highest average this year:
Indian team’s leading opening batsman Rohit Sharma has played only 3 ODIs for the team this year. Rohit could not play in the last ODI series of the year because of injury. However, Rohit’s performance was also good for Team India this year. Rohit has scored 171 runs in 3 ODIs at a strong average of 57 and he is at number three in the list of batsmen batting at the highest average for Team India this year.
Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan got a chance to play in 2 ODIs for the team this year and he has played both these series against Australia. Gabbar was not in the squad for the ODI series against New Zealand. Dhawan has played many good innings for the team this year but Dhawan has not been able to score a century this year.
Dhawan has scored 290 runs in 6 matches for India this year and his highest score is 96 runs. Dhawan has batted an outstanding average of 57 this year and his strike rate is more than 91.
The all-rounder of the Indian team has done a tremendous job with the bat for the team this year. Hardik has been playing cricket as a batsman for some time and in the ODI series against Australia, he was also introduced as a batsman, which was also questioned by many veteran players. However, Pandya’s quick batting has led to quick runs in the final overs for the team. Hardik has played 3 matches this year and added 210 runs at an average of 105.