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Don Bradman Biography

Sir Donald George Bradman, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australiancricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as statistically the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport. During a 20-year playing career, Don Bradman consistently scored at a level that made him, in the words of former Australia captain Bill Woodfull, "worth three batsmen to Australia". A controversial set of tactics, known as Bodyline, was specifically devised by the England team to curb his scoring. As a captain and administrator, Dol Bradman was committed to attacking, entertaining cricket; he drew spectators in record numbers. Following an enforced hiatus due to the Second World War, he made a dramatic comeback, captaining an Australian team known as "The Invincibles" on a record-breaking unbeaten tour of England. Bradman retained a pre-eminent position in the game by acting as an administrator, selector and writer for three decades following his retirement. Even after he became reclusive in his declining years his opinion was highly sought, and his status as a national icon was still recognised—more than 50 years after his retirement as a Test player, in 2001. On the centenary of his birth, 27 August 2008, the Royal Australian Mint issued a $5 commemorative gold coin with Bradman's image and on 19 November 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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5 best Ashes performers for Australia
5 best Ashes performers for Australia
A glance at the top players for Australia at the prestigious tournament.
Latest study indicates Don Bradman's average was 109.42; Sachin not the greatest
Latest study indicates Don Bradman's average was 109.42; Sachin not the greatest
The study took into account five different criteria for measuring player performance.
The A to Z of Australian Cricket
The A to Z of Australian Cricket
An interesting glossary of all popular terms associated with Australian cricket.
10 greatest Ashes-winning captains of all time
10 greatest Ashes-winning captains of all time
A closer look at the captains who engineered some of the greatest Ashes series wins in history.
Top 10 Australian Test cricketers of all-time
Top 10 Australian Test cricketers of all-time
In what is perhaps the most cricket-rich nation, here are some of its most successful names.
The evolution of the cricket bat - from then to now
The evolution of the cricket bat - from then to now
Cricket bats have come a long way from hockey stick shaped pieces of wood.
Australian cricketers will continue to be part of IPL, assures Michael Clarke
Australian cricketers will continue to be part of IPL, assures Michael Clarke
CA has offered 3-year contracts to prevent their top players from playing in IPL.
A chink in the Don's armour?
A chink in the Don's armour?
A new analysis proves that Bradman's peers fared better than him on 'sticky dogs'.
Steven Smith can be Australia's best batsman since Don Bradman, declares Ricky Ponting
Steven Smith can be Australia's best batsman since Don Bradman, declares Ricky Ponting
Legendary Australian batsman lavishes praise on Smith's attitude towards the game.
5 legendary Australian cricketers who endured poor Test debuts
5 legendary Australian cricketers who endured poor Test debuts
After their indifferent debuts, not many would have imagined these five icons to form such remarkable careers.
Stats: Steven Smith joins elite club of five consecutive Test tons against same opponent
Stats: Steven Smith joins elite club of five consecutive Test tons against same opponent
The Australian skipper has made Indian bowlers become an unwanted part of history.
The GOAT debate: Perception vs stat-machines
The GOAT debate: Perception vs stat-machines
We draw a comparison between the one touted to be the greatest, and the stat leader of the most important stat in the sport.
All-time combined India-Australia Test XI
All-time combined India-Australia Test XI
All of the players in the list are legends of the game.
5 Australian greats who made their Test debuts against India
5 Australian greats who made their Test debuts against India
Some of Australia's finest were introduced to Test cricket against the Indians.
Most consecutive Test matches without defeat
Most consecutive Test matches without defeat
These sides managed to do the impossible and etched their mark on history by remaining unbeaten for a long time.
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