Rahul Dravid’s Slow Decline

Rahul Dravid played well for his 66 against New Zealand today, but there was a time when his average consistently bested Sachin Tendulkar’s. At one point, it reached 58.75, which was high and above any other Indian batsman at the time. Since the end of 2006, however, witness the downward trend to his present average of around 52 (two runs below Tendulkar’s):

105 9082 270 58.21 23 1 1/18 39.00 0 146 0 v South Africa 15 Dec 2006 Test # 1823
106 9098 270 57.58 23 1 1/18 39.00 0 146 0 v South Africa 26 Dec 2006 Test # 1825
107 9174 270 57.33 23 1 1/18 39.00 0 147 0 v South Africa 2 Jan 2007 Test # 1827
108 9237 270 57.01 23 1 1/18 39.00 0 147 0 v Bangladesh 18 May 2007 Test # 1832
109 9366 270 57.46 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 149 0 v Bangladesh 25 May 2007 Test # 1833
110 9377 270 56.83 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 151 0 v England 19 Jul 2007 Test # 1840
111 9425 270 56.77 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 152 0 v England 27 Jul 2007 Test # 1841
112 9492 270 56.50 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 153 0 v England 9 Aug 2007 Test # 1842
113 9564 270 56.25 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 154 0 v Pakistan 22 Nov 2007 Test # 1849
114 9622 270 56.26 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 157 0 v Pakistan 30 Nov 2007 Test # 1850
115 9683 270 55.97 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 157 0 v Pakistan 8 Dec 2007 Test # 1852
116 9704 270 55.45 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 160 0 v Australia 26 Dec 2007 Test # 1855
117 9795 270 55.33 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 163 0 v Australia 2 Jan 2008 Test # 1857
118 9891 270 55.25 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 166 0 v Australia 16 Jan 2008 Test # 1862
119 9920 270 55.11 24 1 1/18 39.00 0 166 0 v Australia 24 Jan 2008 Test # 1863
120 10031 270 55.41 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 169 0 v South Africa 26 Mar 2008 Test # 1870
121 10051 270 54.92 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 170 0 v South Africa 3 Apr 2008 Test # 1871
122 10098 270 54.88 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 172 0 v South Africa 11 Apr 2008 Test # 1873
123 10122 270 54.41 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 174 0 v Sri Lanka 23 Jul 2008 Test # 1882
124 10168 270 54.08 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 176 0 v Sri Lanka 31 Jul 2008 Test # 1884
125 10246 270 53.92 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 176 0 v Sri Lanka 8 Aug 2008 Test # 1886
126 10302 270 53.65 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 176 0 v Australia 9 Oct 2008 Test # 1887
127 10341 270 53.58 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 177 0 v Australia 17 Oct 2008 Test # 1889
128 10363 270 53.14 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 177 0 v Australia 29 Oct 2008 Test # 1891
129 10366 270 52.61 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 179 0 v Australia 6 Nov 2008 Test # 1892
130 10373 270 52.12 25 1 1/18 39.00 0 180 0 v England 11 Dec 2008 Test # 1898
131 10509 270 52.28 26 1 1/18 39.00 0 180 0 v England 19 Dec 2008 Test # 1901
132 10575 270 52.35 26 1 1/18 39.00 0 181 0 v New Zealand 18 Mar 2009 Test # 1915
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