The Ashes series is one of the greatest clashes in the game of cricket. The iconic series started in 1882 in Australia and England won the test series by 3-0. Ashes occur once every two years generally, the tournament consists of five matches. Like India-Pakistan matches, the test matches are of high voltage in the Ashes, you will only spectate quality gameplay from both sides. Players from these two countries crave to perform well in this prestigious event and are considered as heroes for doing well. The 72nd edition of the Ashes is about to commence on 8th December 2021, so let’s contemplate the batsmen with the most runs in Ashes series.
The greatest batsman in the history of test cricket, Sir Don Bradman conquers the list of the most runs in Men’s Ashes. The legendary cricketer has amassed 5028 runs in 37 matches. His average of 89.78 is the highest among all batsmen. The right-hand batsman hit 19 centuries too, which is the most by any batsman in the Ashes history. In 1930, Bradman accumulated 334 runs in 448 balls in Leeds, the highest score in Ashes ever.
Ex-England batsman Jack Hobbs has made the 2nd most runs in Ashes with 3636 runs in 41 matches (71 innings). The solid English batter maintained an impressive average of 54.26. In terms of smashing centuries, he is in 2nd place with 12 centuries &15 fifties. Hobbs’s highest score in this huge event was 187 off 311 balls at Adelaide.
The finest Australian test batter after the legendary Sir Don Bradman, Steve Smith has occupied the 3rd spot on the prestigious list of most runs in the Ashes. The backbone of the current Australian batting set-up has 3292 runs in his name at a solid average of 55.79. With a batting technique made by his rigorous hard work and innovation, Smith possesses as a hanging threat to every strong bowling unit in the globe. He has hit 12 hundred and 11 fifties to date in the prominent event, whereas 239 in 399 balls in the 3rd test of the 2017 Ashes at Perth remains his career-best knock.
One of the greatest batsmen of all time, Allan Border finds himself in 4th position on the list of the most runs in the Ashes series. The 2nd highest run-scorer of the Australian team notched up 3222 runs in 42 matches he has played. Border’s batting average of 55.55 is bewitching. Border won the Ashes 5 times in his international career. The veteran from New South Wales scored seven 100s and nineteen 50s in his Ashes voyage. His supreme performance came in Leeds in 1993, making 200* off 399 balls.
The skipper with the best win percentage in test cricket (71.92), Steve Waugh is also on this tally of the most runs in Ashes. The Australian great accumulated 5028 runs in 37 matches against robust England in the Ashes. He has smacked ten 100s & fourteen 50s in the competition, while his average was 58.75. In the early stage of his career, Waugh amassed 177 runs off 242 balls in Leeds.
One of the best left-hand batsmen to ever play the game, David Gower was phenomenal in the Ashes. The southpaw has aggregated 3037 runs at a wow average of 46.01. Gower was technically flawless with the bat and could bat all day until a miracle delivery gets him out. The Kent-born player slammed nine 100s & eleven 50s in the Ashes. Gower played the captain’s knock of 215 off 314 balls in Birmingham in 1985 against the likes of Jeff Thomson and Ben McDermott.
Sir Don Bradman made the most runs in the Ashes history (5028).
Steve Smith has the most Ashes runs among active players, 3292 runs in 36 games.
Sir Don Bradman had the highest batting average in the Ashes history (89.78).
Sir Don Bradman scored the most hundred in Ashes history (19).
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