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Top 5 Highest Batting Averages In Tests In India Since 2020

image-ls28cnerRishabh Pant has the highest Test average in India since 2020 with a minimum of 400 runs (X.com)

We have been seeing a different Indian team from the last few years in Test cricket. Whether at home or in overseas conditions, the Indian team have managed to rise through the ranks to the top and have reached the finals of the World Test Championship twice. Since 2012, India have been the most dominant at home and are yet to lose a Test series. What actually made them outclass the opponents was the consistent contributions from batters and the bowlers. 

As India are witnessing a transition after the exclusion of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane from the Test team. The modern-era Indian batters like Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer have proven with their performances in the last few years to fill in the shoes of Pujara and Rahane.

Since 2020, India have tried a lot of batters to fill certain positions and only a few have managed to find a place. Here at OneCricket, we have the batters with the best averages in the longest format in Indian conditions since 2020. 

Let's have a look at the top 5 batters who have the highest averages in India since the year 2020 with a minimum of 400 runs.

Rishabh Pant - 56.87

image-ls285j42Rishabh Pant (X.com)

Despite missing out on the whole calendar year 2023, Rishabh Pant still stands the tallest, when it comes to batting averages in India since the year 2020. Talking about Rishabh Pant's skills with the bat in the last few years, he has been one of the best batters in all sorts of conditions. He even played match-winning knocks in SENA countries and helped India win games and series. 

While Pant has always been among the best in overseas conditions with his ability to counterattack the opponents. But he has been playing an exceptional brand of cricket in Indian conditions as well. With 455 runs in just nine Test innings since 2020, Rishabh Pant has been hammering bowlers with a staggering average of 56.87.

Rohit Sharma - 43.52

image-ls286fzrRohit Sharma (X.com)

The current Indian captain Rohit Sharma has gone through a lot of ups and downs throughout his career, but he overcame every obstacle and has been leading the Indian team in all three formats of the game now. Despite everyone's opinion, he turned out to be an amazing opener in Test cricket for India. 

When it comes to playing Test cricket at home, he has the second-best average of 43.52 after Rishabh Pant since 2020. In 18 innings, Sharma has scored 740 runs including two centuries and one half-century with the highest score of 161 against England in Chennai in the year 2021.

Ravindra Jadeja - 43.18

image-ls2870g5Ravindra Jadeja (X.com)

One of the best all-rounders in Test cricket among current players, Ravindra Jadeja has been one of a kind for the Indian team. What he has done with the bat in the last few years for India is not every all-rounder is capable of doing. He even went on to register his highest score of 175 not out in Tests in Mohali against Sri Lanka.

In 12 Test innings since 2020, he has managed to amass 475 runs with a healthy average of 43.18. With his amazing display of batting in the last few years, Jadeja has been batting up the order now and recently scored 87 runs in the first Test against England. With his amazing average, he comes third on the list of players with the best averages in India since 2020. 

Axar Patel - 40.15

image-ls28ewo5Axar Patel (X.com)

Team India have found another fantastic all-rounder in Axar Patel. The slow left-arm bowler has been representing India for the last few years in all three forms of the game and has been one of the top contributors with both bat and ball. Batting down the order, Axar has managed to impress the selectors and gain their trust. 

In 17 innings, Axar Patel has amassed 522 runs with a breathtaking average of 40.15 on Indian turfs. With these amazing numbers, he makes it to number four on our list of players with the best averages in India since 2020. These numbers also include his four half-centuries, providing the team with useful runs at the backend. 

Shreyas Iyer - 36.76

image-ls28fd2eShreyas Iyer (X.com)

Shreyas Iyer may have not been up to the mark lately, but he has been an absolute contributor when it comes to the Test matches played in India. He along with the other four players averages more than Virat Kohli in Indian conditions since 2020. Having made his Test debut in 2021, he has played a total of eight Tests in India and has smashed 478 runs. 

Iyer averages 36.76 when it comes to playing in India and has hit one century and three half-centuries, which were enough to squeeze out a place for him in the middle-order of the Indian batting line-up after Pujara and Rahane's exclusion. With these numbers, he comes fifth on this list of best batting averages in Indian conditions since 2020.