Even when Harold Larwood led the way with 'Bodyline tactics' in the 1932-33 series, Bradman averaged 56.57.
With a chest full of wonderful knocks, it was difficult to pick that one innings which capsulised Bradman's greatness.
He also used the sweep to great effect against spinners.
The Queenslander played two Ashes series in Australia and compiled 909 runs at an average of 56.81.
Matthew Hayden: Matthew Hayden had an intimidating presence at the crease.
The well-built left-hander could send a few shivers down the spine of the bowlers with a powerful stride forward to smack pacers down the ground.
However, Trumper lost out to Simpson as the latter was more of a utility cricketer.Stan Mc Cabe: In the folklore of cricket, Stan Mc Cabe's name is taken up when the finest Test knocks are listed.His inspirational 187 not out at the SCG in the 'Bodyline series' in 1932-33, his 189 not out versus South Africa at the Wanderers in 1935 - his blinding brilliance was such that the opposition captain pleaded for light as the fielders believed they could be hurt by some of Mc Cabe's thunderous shots - and his awe-inspiring 232 versus England at Trent Bridge in 1938 are some of the innings that flashes in one's mind.Don Bradman: The one certainty in any Ashes XI is Don Bradman.
With 2354 runs at 78.46 in Ashes Tests at home, he was an automatic pick for this team.
His masterpiece (185) at the SCG against England in 1903-04 is still reverberated by many historians.