DON BRADMAN

THE baggy green cap cricket immortal Don Bradman wore on Australia's 1948 tour of England, including his final Test innings, will go on tour around the nation during India's tour Down Under starting in November.

The cap, which sold at an auction for USD 275,000 in June, will go on show during the Test series against India and put on display at Test venues, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

The cap's tour announcement was made at a lunch to mark Bradman's birthday, where the cap's owner Tim Serisier said the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) would be the custodian of one of Australia's most prized pieces of sports memorabilia.

The Don wore the cap throughout the 1948 tour, including in his final century (173 not out at Leeds) and in his final Test innings, cricket's most talked-about duck.

It was revealed that Bradman's cap was initially presented to Australian allrounder Keith Miller, but the pair swapped because Miller's cap did not fit.

It is yet to be announced where Bradman's cap will be kept after the tour, as its home — the Australian Gallery of Sport at the Melbourne Cricket Ground — will be demolished later this year.