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  • TEST CRICKET

    Test Cricket is an odyssey into cricket’s heart and history, filled with heroes, villains, laughter, tears, bats and balls.

    No subject has escaped cricket writer and filmmaker Jarrod Kimber in his chronicling of Test match cricket. He takes cricket fans through all the seismic events in cricket’s tragicomic history, from its accidental birth to its run-in with death. Lords, maharajahs and refugees have all played the game that has survived many wars, corruption and terrorism to still be standing still be captivating today. Cricket has been dented by history, evolved by nature, grown entire nations and had to fight just to remain. This is not just the story of the people who played the game; this is Test cricket’s story.

    Author: JARROD KIMBER

    ISBN: 9781743790199
    ISBN: 9781743790199
    Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Subtitle: The unauthorised biography
    Author: JARROD KIMBER

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  • TEST STATUS ON TRIAL

    ?The stars of today would not be where they are without the pioneering leadership of men like Kardar. Not just Pakistan but world cricket owes them all a huge debt.? ?David Gower Former England Captain ?Test Status on Trial, one of the many books Kardar wrote, reveals the story of an extremely difficult series in England involving tough conditions, unprecedented rains and so much more. A fascinating book to read, it reminds us of the challenges Pakistani cricketers faced and the resilience they showed in the early years of their introduction to the game.? ?Zaheer Abbas Former Pakistan Captain ?The maiden tour of England in 1954 remains, historically, the most outstanding and unforgettable tour Pakistan has ever had. Ikram Elahi and I are the only two surviving members of the team. Even after 68 years, its charm, magic and importance have not faded?The Oval test victory came against the full-fledged English side, one that went on to win the Ashes in Australia in the following year.? ?Wazir Mohammed Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team ?Kardar?s inspirational leadership, tactical brilliance and sheer grit put Pakistan on the world cricket map by morphing an inexperienced set of players into a team that achieved laurels beyond its perceived potential. The team, eventually, lit the flame that set the country ablaze, converting just another pastime sport into a rage.? ?Shahid Kardar Son of A. H. Kardar; Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan ?Test Status on Trial is a precious rarity, a first draft of history from somebody in the process of making it. As such, indispensable.? ?Gideon Haigh Cricket Journalist, Author of On Warne ?Most members of the 1954 Pakistan squad were of impressionable age and enjoyed England, both on and off the field. Skipper A. H. Kardar, with his previous experience of playing in English conditions, was a tactician and a confident man, having a keen eye on the younger players to help them bring their best foot forward.? ?Ikram Elahi Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team
    ISBN: 9789697834495
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM’S HISTORIC TOUR TO ENGLAND

    Author: ABDUL HAFEEZ KARDAR

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  • TEST STATUS ON TRIAL

    ?The stars of today would not be where they are without the pioneering leadership of men like Kardar. Not just Pakistan but world cricket owes them all a huge debt.?
    ?David Gower
    Former England Captain

    ?Test Status on Trial, one of the many books Kardar wrote, reveals the story of an extremely difficult series in England involving tough conditions, unprecedented rains and so much more. A fascinating book to read, it reminds us of the challenges Pakistani cricketers faced and the resilience they showed in the early years of their introduction to the game.?

    ?Zaheer Abbas

    Former Pakistan Captain

    ?The maiden tour of England in 1954 remains, historically, the most outstanding and unforgettable tour Pakistan has ever had. Ikram Elahi and I are the only two surviving members of the team. Even after 68 years, its charm, magic and importance have not faded?The Oval test victory came against the full-fledged English side, one that went on to win the Ashes in Australia in the following year.?

    ?Wazir Mohammed

    Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team

    ?Kardar?s inspirational leadership, tactical brilliance and sheer grit put Pakistan on the world cricket map by morphing an inexperienced set of players into a team that achieved laurels beyond its perceived potential. The team, eventually, lit the flame that set the country ablaze, converting just another pastime sport into a rage.?

    ?Shahid Kardar

    Son of A. H. Kardar; Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan

    ?Test Status on Trial is a precious rarity, a first draft of history from somebody in the process of making it. As such, indispensable.?

    ?Gideon Haigh

    Cricket Journalist, Author of On Warne

    ?Most members of the 1954 Pakistan squad were of impressionable age and enjoyed England, both on and off the field. Skipper A. H. Kardar, with his previous experience of playing in English conditions, was a tactician and a confident man, having a keen eye on the younger players to help them bring their best foot forward.?

    ?Ikram Elahi

    Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team
    ISBN: 9789697834372
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM’S HISTORIC TOUR TO ENGLAND
    Author: ABDUL HAFEEZ KARDAR

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  • SULTAN: A MEMOIR WASIM AKRAM

    The official autobiography of Wasim Akram, the Sultan of Swing, one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. For twenty years, Wasim Akram let his cricket do the talking – with his electrifying left-arm pace, his explosive striking as a batsman, and his inspirational leadership. For another twenty years, he kept his own counsel about his cricketing days – full of drama, controversy and even mystery – in a country, Pakistan, that to outsiders is a constant enigma.

    Sultan tells the story of cricket’s greatest left-arm bowler, and one of its enduring survivors, who was chosen from the streets of Lahore and groomed by Imran Khan to become champion of the world – he was Man of the Match in the final of the 1992 World Cup which Pakistan won. Along the way were unforgettable rivalries with the legends of his time, from Viv Richards and Ian Botham to Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. All of this against a backdrop of conspiracy and intrigue over ball tampering and match-fixing, about which Wasim finally sets the story straight.

    Sultan provides an unprecedented insight into the life – both on and off the field – of a cricketer who revolutionized the sport with his speed and swing, and a patriot buoyed and burdened by the expectations of one of the game’s most fanatical publics.
    ISBN: 9786277626075
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: WASIM AKRAM

     1,595
  • THE MAGIC OF INDIAN CRICKET


    ISBN: 041535692X
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: CRICKET AND SOCIETY IN INDIA
    Author: MIHIR BOSE

     6,785
  • A BIOGRAPHY OF RAHUL DRAVID


    ISBN: 8129107295
    Publisher: RUPA
    Subtitle:
    Author: DEVENDRA PRABHUDESAI

     470
  • SOMETIMES I FORGOT TO LAUGH

    Peter Roebuck is arguably Australia’s best cricket writer, and a popular ABC radio commentator. As a first-class cricketer he has played with many of the greats of the game, and he is no stranger to controversy, as this elegantly told autobiography shows. Best known to a generation of Australian cricket fans as the incisive, and sometimes controversial, cricketing voice of the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC radio, Peter Roebuck’s own career spanned 25 of the most exhilarating years of world cricket. From the heyday of the Somerset cricket club to the controversy of the World Series and ten happy years with Devon, Roebuck played alongside some of the true greats of the world game. Viv Richards, Joel Garner, Ian Botham, Martin Crowe and a young Steve Waugh were all team-mates. Considered by some ‘the best cricketer to have never played for England’, he did in fact captain an English team which travelled to Holland. Their emphatic victory in the second Test was completely overshadowed by their shock defeat in the opening game! A dedicated coach and mentor to young enthusiasts, Roebuck first came across some of Australia’s current crop of cricket superstars as brash young novices at the Academy – Justin Langer, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and a portly young man with the most dangerous spinning finger in the world, one Shane Warne. In Sometimes I Forgot to Laugh, Peter Roebuck gives his readers an insight into the hitherto very private life of a complex and sometimes troubled man, but one always sustained by his abiding passion for the game of cricket.
    ISBN: 1741143896
    Publisher: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    Subtitle:
    Author: PETER ROEBUCK

     470
  • CRICKET IN INDIA


    ISBN: 8174765085
    Publisher: UBSPD
    Subtitle: ORIGIN AND HEROES
    Author: RAJU MUKHERJI

     390
  • OF CRICKET GUINNESS AND GANDHI


    ISBN: 0144000059
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: ESSAYS ON INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
    Author: VINAY LAL

     910
  • INDIA’S CAPTAINS


    ISBN: 0143031678
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOK
    Subtitle: FROM NAYUDU TO GANGULY
    Author: PARTAB RAMCHAND

     770
  • TOM SMITH’S NEW CRICKET UMPIRING AND SCORING


    ISBN: 0297847244
    Publisher: TRAFALGAR SQUARE
    Subtitle: THE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF CRICKET
    Author: RICHIE BENAUD

     784 3,083
  • CRICKETING CULTURES IN CONFLICT: WORLD CUP 2003


    ISBN: 0714684074
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: MAJUMDAR

     7,092
  • THE POLITICS OF SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET


    ISBN: 0714682845
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: JON GEMMELL

     7,092
  • CRICKET: A POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL GAME, 1945-2017


    ISBN: 9781138839854
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: STEPHEN WAGG

     46,460
  • ALL ABOUT CRICKET QUIZ


    ISBN: 8172453566
    Publisher: GOODWILL PUBLISHING HOUSE
    Subtitle: TEST YOUR CRICKET POWER
    Author: TARUN SIKKA

     232
  • THE LANGUAGE OF CRICKET


    ISBN: 0140276505
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN EDDOWES

     350
  • A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO WORLD CUP

    This book contains some of the most memorable cricketing moments in World Cup history – from 1987, when Australia, the only team to claim the title three times, won its maiden crown, right up to 2003, when the Australians took the Cup again. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Nowhere is it truer than in this book, which is in essence a pictorial tribute to the World Cup. The images, taken by Pradeep Mandhani, one of the most talented and respected photographers of the game, capture the action, the mood, the atmosphere of the moment perfectly. Frozen takes the reader on a nostalgic journey through some of cricket’s defining moments in the World Cup. Whether it is the grace of a master batsman as he caresses the ball to the covers, the balance and brilliance of a bowler bowling the perfect delivery, the near-impossible catch that turned a match around, the crowds of fans and spectators who lend magic to the whole atmosphere, the photographs say it all. The book takes the reader through the highs and lows of the game as it captures a team’s unbridled joy at winning a match and the all-pervasive gloom that accompanies every big loss. The book, with more than 800 classic photographs, each telling its own story, is a must for every cricket enthusiast.
    ISBN: 8190187503
    Publisher: IMAGE CREATOR INDIA
    Subtitle:
    Author: PARDEEP MANDHAN

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  • INTO THE PASSIONATE SOUL OF SUB CONTINENTAL CRICKET

    In this delightful book, Emma Levine, a British photographer and journalist, offers an alternative cricket tour of the Indian subcontinent. She visits the nurseries from which tomorrow’s great players emerge— Shivaji Park and Azad Maidan in Bombay, Iqbal Park in Lahore, the school matches in Colombo—and some unlikely places where cricket is played. She wanders through narrow lanes in Delhi’s Chawri Bazaar where a rooftop hit constitutes a six, witnesses street games in some of Karachi’s most violent areas, and even journeys to war torn Jaffna, where net practice continues when the city itself has come to a halt. In equal parts an account of a pilgrimage by an ardent fan of cricket, a photographic travelogue, and a sociological interpretation of cricket as a way of life in the subcontinent, Into the Passionate Soul of Subcontinental Cricket is one of the most enjoyable cricket books to have been published in recent times.
    ISBN: 0140258922
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA
    Subtitle:
    Author: EMMA LEVINE

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