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  Ashes Legends XI - Profiles of an all-time Ashes team
Sir Donald Bradman
Ashes record
1928-1948

BATTING BOWLING
Matches: 37Overs: 15.2
Innings: 63Maidens: 1
Runs: 5028Runs: 51
High score: 334Wickets: 1
100s: 19Best: 1-23
Average: 89.79Average: 51.00

Overall Test record
1928-1948
BATTING BOWLING
Matches: 52Overs: 26.2
Innings: 80Maidens: 2
Runs: 6996Runs: 72
High score: 334Wickets: 2
100s: 29Best: 1-8
Average: 99.94Average: 36.00


Sir Donald Bradman (1908-2001)
New South Wales, South Australia
and Australia

Bradman stands a man apart in the world of cricket and is the first name on any all-time team sheet.

Talk in sport often gravitates towards lengthy discussions about the best, but in cricket the focus is on second.

Bradman was the most prodigious run-scorer ever and although his average against England was lower than his legendary life-time mark of 99.94, it still exceeds all other batsmen.

In a career spanning 20 years, "The Don" scored 117 centuries, a rate of better than one every three innings.

He made his debut against England in Brisbane in 1928-29 in only his 10th first-class match.

Bradman was dropped after that match, but following a first century on his return he never looked back and records tumbled wherever he went.

And as captain he never lost a series against England, culminating with the "1948 Invincibles" who finished their tour, and Bradman's last, unbeaten.

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