“The Ashes” is more than a cricket series. The power-packed rivalry grabs viewership from almost every cricketing nation. With a rich history since 1882, The Ashes has recorded some of the most insane Test matches. Over the years, this rivalry has been graced by prolific batsmen from both ends. Here’s a list of Top 10 run scorers in “The Ashes”.
|Player Name||Matches||Runs||Average||High Score|
|Sir Donald Bradman (Australia)||37||5028||89.78||334|
|Sir Jack Hobbs (England)||41||3636||54.26||187|
|Allan Border (Australia)||42||3222||55.55||200*|
|Steve Waugh (Australia)||45||3173||58.75||177*|
|Steve Smith (Australia)||32||3044||59.68||239|
|David Gower (England)||38||3037||46.01||215|
|Wally Hammond (England)||33||2852||51.85||251|
|Herbert Sutcliffe (England)||27||2741||66.85||194|
|Clem Hill (Australia)||41||2660||35.46||188|
|John Edrich (England)||32||2644||48.96||175|
Top run scorers in Ashes
- Sir Donald Bradman
Australia’s greatest batsman ever, Sir Donald Bradman is still the leading run scorer in The Ashes. He has scored 5000 Test runs in The Ashes itself. The legend from down under was the first batsman to score a triple century in the prestigious series. Even the active cricketers are miles away from surpassing Bradman.
- Jack Hobbs
The legendary English batsman Jack Hobbs was hailed as England’s greatest in his era. He mastered both first class and Test cricket. Hobbs is statistically the best English batsman in “The Ashes” with highest runs and centuries. He was also a part of the second and third highest partnerships in “The Ashes” history.
- Allan Border
Allan Border was a legend of the longest format in Australia. Currently a commentator, Border is Australia’s second highest run scorer in Tests and third highest in Ashes. As a captain, Border led the Australian team to Ashes win in 1989.
- Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh is a former Australian cricketer who was one of the greatest Aussie captains and batsman in Tests. He is Australia’s third highest run scorer in Tests. He also led Australia in nine Ashes Tests, losing just one out of it.
- Steve Smith
Australia’s modern era legend Steve Smith has recently been the face of Australia in the Ashes. Smith’s 11 centuries in Ashes have taken Australia to winning ways 9 times. With due to all stats, Smith stands as the active highest run scorer in Ashes. As a captain, Smith has played and won the Ashes thrice. It makes him the most successful captain in The Ashes.
- David Gower
Gower was one of England’s finest left handed batsmen. He was one of England’s top scorers in his career. His Ashes’ records have 9 centuries in it. Gower is widely remembered for his 1985 Ashes heroics.
- Wally Hammond
Hammond was regarded as England’s best batsman in his career. He was a middle order batsman who was also a trusted bowler. The stylish right hander hit record-breaking 900 runs in 1928 edition of “The Ashes”.
- Herbert Sutcliffe
Herbert Sutcliffe was one of the toughest English batsmen. He had the highest Test average by an Englishman. Sutcliffe scored eight centuries in “The Ashes”.
- Clem Hill
Clem Hill was an Australian batsman who scored record-breaking 3412 runs at the point of his retirement. Hill played his best in the 1897 Ashes.
- John Edrich
John Edrich was an English cricketer who hailed from a cricketing family. His cricket career ran for over 20 years. Edrich scored 687 runs in the 1970 Ashes.
FAQs about The Ashes
Q. Who is the leading wicket taker in Ashes?
Ans: Shane Warne is the leading wicket taker in Ashes.
Q. Who won the recent Ashes?
Ans: Australia won the Ashes in 2021/22.