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Top 5 Ashes Batsmen

Author: Hudson Drew
by Hudson Drew
Posted: Sep 16, 2019

The Ashes means a Test cricket series played between Australia and England it is held by the team that most recently won the Test series. In case if the Test series is drawn then the current team that holds the trophy will keep it. ‘The Sporting Times’ a British newspaper well elaborated The Ashes when Australia won the first Test in England 1882. It was stated that England cricket had died and Australia took the ashes. So it becomes famous immediately and associated with 1882-1883 series played in Australia and English captain Ivo Bligh vowed to regain the Ashes. Here are the top 5 Ashes Batsmen of all time cricket.

Sir Donald Bradman

All-time batsman Donald Bradman belongs to the greatest cricketing nation he is renowned as ‘The Don’ with a remarkable career and a tragic end like Lara. His Ashes runs are 5,028 at an average of 89 makes that’s worth scoring two Ashes triple centuries at Headingley in 1930 and 1934. Though it wasn’t ended well in 1948denied him an overall Test average of 100.

Sir Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs is renowned as ‘The Master’ because he is regarded as the greatest opening batsman of all time and was voted as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century. However, he didn’t score well in Test early 1900sbut was still appeared as a formidable force. He is still being remembered for the First-Class cricket where he scored over 60,000 runs and 108 wickets an amazing record.

The ashes run-scorer ‘The Master’ lead in Test with 3,636 including 12 centuries. On 7th position in Test he scored the highest runs 187 in 1912 at Adelaide and in 1929 when he was old enough to make a century he scored 142 at Melbourne.

Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh is a name of a tough but classy guy he was an amazing cricketer with 3,200 Ashes runs at 58. In 1986-1987 he was suffering but recovered soon in 1989 with 177 not out at Headingley and 152 not out at Lords. In 1997 also recorded score 108 and 116 at Old Trafford and in 1998-99 two tons. In 2001 at The Oval he scored 157 not out on one leg because of his calf injury and signed off in 2002-03 with 102 in Sydney isn’t that amazing?

Allan Border

The border is a former captain of Australia cricket team who holds a record of 153 for the number of consecutive Test appearances. When he got retired he held numerous World Records, the most Test runs ever one was with 11,174 which was on the second number of the list. He is an awesome batsman you would want to have in an Ashes series and topper of 1981 series. He ended it well in 1982-83 and in 1985 he averaged 66 and made centuries in 1986-87 at Perth and Adelaide. According to the years 1989-91, he came back as Mr. Ruthless scored 200 not out in 1993 at Headingley.

Herbert Sutcliffe

Herbert Sutcliffe is an excellent English cricketer with an overall Test average of 60 against Australia on 66 with 2,741 runs. He belongs to Yorkshire and widely memorable for his Test series in 1926 when he made 8 Ashes centuries at The Oval.

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Hudson Drew is fun loving professional blogger. He now works with the Ticket Merchants to help people to find the best Ashes tickets Australia.

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