5. Michael Clarke (Australia) – 73.86
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke averages 73.86 and scored 2142 runs in chases. Michael Clarke was often under-rated as a batsman, until the retirement of Ricky Ponting. But since the retirement of Punter, he took Australia on his shoulders. Michael Clarke made sure that his captaincy and his batting went balanced. He is again one batsman the opposition wouldn’t dare to mess around in big games, and specially while chasing big targets. He accumulated and assimilated pressure like no one else did. Although his true colours as a batting mainstay came into fore after Punter’s retirement, he made his presence known through some fighting knocks and maintaining composure all through his career.