Former Australia cricketer Sir Don Bradman currently holds the record for scoring the most runs in Ashes history.

The legendary batsman made his Ashes debut in the 1928 Test in Brisbane and went on to amass 5,028 runs in 37 Ashes Tests at an average of 89.78. Having played in 62 Ashes Tests between 1928 and 1948, Bradman also has the most centuries in Ashes history (19).

Regarded as one of the greatest batters of all-time, Don Bradman has the highest average (99.94) by a Test batsman. He was also the first cricketer to score a triple hundred in the Ashes in 1930 and remains the only Australian to do it twice after repeating the feat in 1934.

Second on the list is Sir Jack Hobbs. The former England batsman played 41 Tests against Australia and scored a half-century in his debut Ashes inning in 1908 at Melbourne. Hobbs remains the only cricketer besides Don Bradman to hit 3,500-plus runs, with his record reading 3,636 runs in 41 matches.

Allan Border, the most successful Ashes captain, and Steve Waugh are third and fourth on this list.

Border, who led Australia to their maiden ODI World Cup title, racked up 3,222 runs in 42 matches while Waugh, the most successful Test captain in history, amassed 3,173 runs in 45 Tests.

Steve Smith, who made his Test debut in 2010, has been England’s tormentor-in-chief in the 21st century. The former Australian captain has accumulated 3066 runs in 33 Ashes Test.

Most runs in Ashes

Player Country Matches Runs
Don Bradman Australia 37 5028
Jack Hobbs England 41 3626
Allan Border Australia 42 3222
Steve Waugh Australia 45 3173
Steve Smith Australia 33* 3066
David Gower England 38 3037
Wally Hammond England 33 2852
Herbert Sutcliffe England 27 2741
Clem Hill England 41 2660
John Edrich England 32 2644

Author: William Paul

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