As with the bowling thread, this is an effort to standardise Test batting averages by looking at comparable situations.
In order to do this draws have again been removed. Including draws would prejudice in favour of batsmen that play a disproportionate number of games on easy batting tracks where no result is possible and wickets are difficult to get and against those that play on more result friendly wickets.
The numbers are standardised for games where one team has been capable of taking 20 wickets/winning the match. This means the type of games analysed are a) of a similar and more comparable nature and b) are meaningful in terms of a positive outcome
Also, runouts have been removed as a form of dismissal as it doesnt relate to the actual batting ability of a player even if it can impact a game.
EDIT- To also add the same time periods have been used as in the Bowing thread and the players averages have weighted against the global batting average for that period. This means for example that runs score in the Interwar period and in the 2000s are worth less than runs scored in the 19th Century etc
To start with I have take a group of 5 players across time.
Test Av = 56.94
Standardised Av = 61.64
Test Av = 99.94
Standardised Av = 98.23
Test Av = 57.78
Standardised Av = 53.96
Test Av = 51.21
Standardised Av = 38.84
Test Av = 52.88
Standardised Av = 45.79
Test Av = 59.29
Standardised Av = 56.85
Thats a start with 5 guys I chose off the top of my head as big names across time. Im willing to do more if requested.
*Waits for peoples panties to get in a twist*