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Cricket For Dummies
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Cricket For Dummies
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A complete guide to cricket for players and fans alike

Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you get to grips with this fascinating sport. Completely revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this hands-on guide gives you clear explanations of the cricket's laws, step-by-step explanations of techniques and tactics, and exciting coverage of the tournaments, global rivalries, and great players.

  • Fully revised and updated to chronicle the rise of twenty20 cricket and the IPL, the implementation of DRS, and the changing face of the game
  • Covers cricket basics—the pitch, the laws, the equipment and more
  • Provides an in-depth look at cricket formats
  • Offers a guide to building cricket skills—bowling, batting, and fielding
  • Includes coverage of the best players and the biggest tournaments throughout the world
  • Complete with Top Ten Lists of the greatest cricketers, the most memorable cricket matches, and the biggest controversies, Cricket For Dummies is your one-stop resource on this popular sport.

    A complete guide to cricket for players and fans alike

    Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you get to grips with this fascinating sport. Completely revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this hands-on guide gives you clear explanations of the cricket's laws, step-by-step explanations of techniques and tactics, and exciting coverage of the tournaments, global rivalries, and great players.

  • Fully revised and updated to chronicle the rise of twenty20 cricket and the IPL, the implementation of DRS, and the changing face of the game
  • Covers cricket basics—the pitch, the laws, the equipment and more
  • Provides an in-depth look at cricket formats
  • Offers a guide to building cricket skills—bowling, batting, and fielding
  • Includes coverage of the best players and the biggest tournaments throughout the world
  • Complete with Top Ten Lists of the greatest cricketers, the most memorable cricket matches, and the biggest controversies, Cricket For Dummies is your one-stop resource on this popular sport.

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    About the Author-
    • Julian Knight is a journalist currently working as an editor at the Independent on Sunday. He was a reporter at BBC News, contributing to the BBC News website and Radio Five Live. A former youth coach and captain at Blackheath Cricket Club, he has played for several clubs in London and the north-west of England.

    Table of Contents-
    • Introduction 1

      Part I: Getting Started with Cricket 7

      Chapter 1: Taking In the Joy of Cricket 9

      Chapter 2: Getting to Grips with the Basics 21

      Chapter 3: From 20 Overs to 5 Days: The Many Formats of Cricket 47

      Chapter 4: Grabbing the Right Gear: Cricket Equipment 67

      Part II: Playing the Game 83

      Chapter 5: Honing Your Batting Skills 85

      Chapter 6: Making It Big as a Bowler 115

      Chapter 7: Fielding Made Easy 141

      Chapter 8: Talking Tactics: Captaining a Cricket Team 163

      Chapter 9: Talented Training and Cricket Coaching 187

      Part III: Welcome to Planet Cricket 205

      Chapter 10: Grasping the Global Rivalries 207

      Chapter 11: Taking in Big International Tournaments 229

      Chapter 12: The Domestic Cricket Scene 249

      Chapter 13: Becoming a Cricket Fan 267

      Part IV: The Part of Tens 289

      Chapter 14: Ten Greatest Ever Cricketers 291

      Chapter 15: Ten Most Memorable Cricket Matches 297

      Chapter 16: Ten Mind-boggling Cricket Feats 305

      Index 311

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