Smith, whose Test average of 63.24 is bettered only by the great Sir Don Bradman
in the all-time list, was ruled out at Headingley because of concussion after taking a blow to the neck from a Jofra Archer bumper at Lord's.
But Root is hoping England can take advantage of Smith's absence, with the Aussie skipper's Test average of 63.24 bettered only by the great Sir Don Bradman
in the all-time list.
The absence of a batsman whose Test average of 63.24 is only bettered in history by the great Sir Don Bradman
leaves a sizeable void - and one Paine insists Marnus Labuschagne is not responsible for filling alone.
He said: "They are keen to see the ground where Sir Don Bradman
scored his last century in the country 71 years ago.
A measure of Sir Don Bradman
's supremacy is that he scored 974 in the five-Test 1930 series, 758 four years later and 680 in 1946-47.
This most important quality of discipline allowed the greats of the game like Sir Don Bradman
, Sir Jack Hobbs, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Viv Richards and men like Hanif Mohammad, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and the likes of Brian Lara to achieve excellence in the art of batting.
Younis Ahmed also describes playing the Country Championship and the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, replacing Gary Sobers at South Australia at the invitation of Sir Don Bradman
, pioneering professionalism and sponsorship in cricket, taking the sport in the Middle East and playing alongside legends including Javed Miandad, Imran Khan and Wasim Akram.
Curator of the Bradman Museum Andrew Summareoo briefed the tourists about the 52,000 items in the museum and highlighted the various cricketing collections of Sir Don Bradman
including his cricketing gears and attires.
The incomparable Sir Don Bradman
, whose Adelaide home I visited three times, recorded a message for Glamorgan's centenary dinner in which he remarked upon Glamorgan's outstanding record against overseas touring teams, including defeating the Australians in 1964 and 1968.
"Sir Don Bradman
on seeing Dhyan Chand said, "You score goals like runs".
Sir Don Bradman
, the greatest batsmen of them all, finished with a second ball duck at The Oval when four runs would have given him a career Test average of 100 - rather than 99.94.
Which national cricket team was captained by Sir Don Bradman