ICC Hall of Fame

Donald Bradman
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1928 - 1948



6,996 Test runs at an average of 99.94 - Don Bradman racked up runs aplenty in a Test career spanning nearly 20 years.

Player Bio

Considered the greatest batsman of all time, Donald Bradman, or just ‘The Don’, was born on August 27, 1908 in Cootamundra, New South Wales. He made his Test debut against England on November 30, 1928.

Blessed with superlative talent, he needed just four runs in his last Test innings to end an illustrious Test career with an average of 100. He was, however, dismissed for zero, and finished with an overall average of 99.94. However, the legacy left by him still remains unmatched. He scored 29 centuries in 52 Tests accumulating 6,996 runs. He also amassed 28,067 runs in 234 first-class matches including an astonishing 117 centuries.

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27 Aug 1908
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Date of debut:
30 Nov 1928