Originally Posted by Night_wolf
err shouldn't that be the case?, not despite that?..less matches=better avg
Eh? How's that? Avg = total runs cored divided by the number of times out.
Less matches played also means less chances to have scored. Average is a normalizer - so that you can compare two batsmen without regards to number of matches played. Of course, fewer matches might mean the data is less statistically significant. And of course, you have to factor in the quality of the opposition.