Sarfaraz Khan is only second to Bradman; Checkout his record in first-class cricket

Sarfaraz Khan, the 24-year-old Mumbaikar is in fine form since his first-class debut for Mumbai and now he is sitting behind sir Don Bradman.
Sarfaraz Khan is only second to Bradman; Checkout his record in first-class cricket

Sarfaraz Khan, the youngster from Mumbai is sitting behind the all-time legend of the game Sir Don Bradman in terms of average in first-class cricket. The 24-year-old Mumbaikar is in fine form since his first-class debut for Mumbai.

Sarfaraz Khan
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In first-class cricket, Sir Don Bradman has recorded an impressive average of 95.14 while the young boy from Mumbai has recorded 82.83 in those 36 innings he has batted. Sarfaraz Khan who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket has registered 2485 runs in first-class cricket at an average of 82.83 in 24 matches. The right-handed batsman from Mumbai is in fine form since his debut in the format and has hammered 7 centuries so far.

Late legend sir Don Bradman has smashed a huge 28067 runs at an average of 95.14. Meanwhile, he has recorded 117 centuries and 69 fifties in 338 innings in his first-class cricket career.

The third player on this list is another legend from India, Vijay Merchant, who has amassed 13470 runs in 234 innings at an average of 71.64 in his first-class career. Moreover, Merchant has registered 45 centuries and 52 half-centuries in his first-class career.

The fourth and fifth player on this top 5 list is another two first-class legends, George Headley and Bahir Shah. Both of them maintained an average of around 69 in their respective first-class cricket careers. Let's take a better look at the records and stats of all the five players that we have already talked about.

Highest batting average in first-class cricket (Minimum 2000 runs)

Player NameMatchesInningsRunsAverage100's50's
Don Bradman2343382806795.1411769
Sarfaraz Khan25*36248582.8387
Vijay Merchant1502341347071.644552
George Headley103164992169.863344
Bahir Shah2948255469.02811

N.B: Last Updated on 23/06/2022.

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