England’s batting averages

These are England’s batsmen’s averages for the year Dec-Dec – they make interesting and encouraging reading. Flintoff is the standout – averaging 47 with the bat (and a crazy strike-rate) and about 25 with the ball in 12 months. But Giles, too, is very underestimated as a batsman – 26 for a number 9 is excellent and very useful.

Vaughan 40
Flintoff 47
Giles 26
G Jones 36
Key 63
Strauss 45
Thorpe 57
Trescothick 39
Butch 36