Recently Hashim Amla from South Africa performed a rare feat in averaging over 100 in both test and ODI cricket series against England. It led me to look up others who have performed similarly. The following lists in chronological order those who have averaged over 100 in both test and ODI series against a single team with the restriction that at least 180 ODI runs were scored. I collected the data manually starting with this list of high ODI series averages. Corrections/additions are welcome.
|Name (nation)||Opposition, venue||Season||Tests||Inn||Runs||Ave||50/100||HS||Inn||Runs||Ave||50/100||HS|
|Sir Viv Richards (WI)||vs England in England||1976||4||7||829||118.42||2/3||291||3||216||108||1,1||119*|
|Javed Miandad (Pak)||vs India in Pakistan||1982/83||6||6||594||118.8||1/2||280*||4||234||–||0,2||119*|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||vs West Indies in South Africa||2003/04||4||6||712||178||1/4||177||3||361||180.5||2,1||139|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)||vs England in England||2007||3||5||446||148.67||3/2||136*||3||202||202||1,1||116*|
|Graeme Smith (SA)||vs Bangladesh in Bangladesh||2007/08||2||3||304||101.33||1/1||232||3||199||199||1,1||103*|
|Jonathan Trott (Eng)||vs Bangladesh in England||2010||2||3||265||132.5||0/1||226||2||204||102||1,1||110|
|Hashim Amla (SA)||vs England in England||2012||3||5||482||120.5||0/2||311*||4||335||111.67||1,1||150|
We see that Richards and Kallis were the only two to aggregate over 1000 runs, with Amla getting both a triple hundred in the tests and a 150 in ODIs.
Honourable mentions/close calls:
- In 2001 Steve Waugh averaged 100 in the NatWest series against England and Pakistan (200 runs in 4 innings), then 107 in the subsequent Ashes series.
- In 1983/84 Desmond Haynes averaged 340 in the ODI series (4 innings) and 93.6 (468 runs in 8 innings) in the test series against Australia.