Despite having one of the tiniest trophies, The Ashes is one of the longest rivalries in sport.
The Ashes, widely regarded as cricket’s most significant Test rivalry, is where legends are made. England vs. Australia is one of the sport’s longest rivalries, and when the two sides meet in Test matches, the stakes can’t get any greater. Let’s know about the five batsmen who scored most in Ashes.
England and Australia meet every two years to play a series of test matches, with the victor taking home more than just bragging rights.
The final test will be held at The Oval in London, with the players taking to the field on home soil this year.
Before we get started, let’s look back at the game’s history and see who has scored the most runs in the past.
In The Ashes, who has scored the most runs?
Sir Donald Bradman, an Australian great, holds the record for most runs scored in The Ashes. He amassed 5028 runs in 37 Ashes test matches during his career.
Of course, it was between 1928 and 1948, and the following two entries (Jack Hobbs and Allan Border, with 3636 and 3222 in 41 and 42 matches, respectively) are both at least 20 years old, with Hobbs’ career dating back over a century.
Steve Waugh, an Australian cricketer who scored 3173 runs in 45 Ashes matches between 1986 and 2003, ushered into the new millennium.
From then, the top 10 is dominated by English players, with David Gower, Wally Hammond, and Herbert Sutcliffe leading the way, with a few more thrown in as the list progresses, but no one able to match Bradman’s record.
Steve Smith is the only current player in the top 18, with 2321 runs in 25 tests over the last nine years. Could he be aiming for both the Bradman title and the Ashes?
In an Ashes series, batters have scored the most runs.
We take a look at the top five highest-scoring batsmen in an Ashes series’ history.
In five Tests and seven innings, Sir Donald Bradman scored 974 runs.
Most people will not be surprised to see Sir Donald Bradman at the top of this list. Since his debut against England, the iconic Australian batsman has been a thorn in the side of English bowlers, and little had changed when the Aussies toured their great foes in 1930. Bradman was in imperious form, averaging 139.14 throughout the trip and scoring four hundred to help Australia come back from a 1-0 deficit to win the series 2-1.
He helped the tourists win the second and fifth Tests with game-defining scores of 254 and 232, respectively. His other two tonnes on tour came in the first and third Tests when he hit 131 in a defeat and 334 in a tie.