Bradman's Best

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Penguin Random House Australia, Aug 1, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 464 pages
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The greatest cricket team of all time - as selected by its greatest batsman, Sir Donald Bradman.

Sir Donald Bradman saw all but a few of the 20th century's greatest cricketers play the game. Apart from being cricket's most successful player and captain, Bradman built a reputation over five decades as the game's most knowledgable and incisive selector. These factors, combined with his status as one of the legends of world cricket and his unparalleled understanding of cricketing history, put Bradman in a unique position to make the most informed judgment on the composition of the world's all-time best cricket team.

In BRADMAN'S BEST, Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Team, selected from all cricket-playing nations since the first Test was played in 1877. In exclusive interviews and correspondence with his biographer, Roland Perry, Bradman shares his thoughts on the world's best cricketers, his greatest ever team and why he chose its illustrious members. As well as Bradman's compelling revelations and thoughts on cricket's most celebrated exponents and the way the game has developed over the decades, this long-awaited book also contains engrossing portraits of his selections, who forever will be known as ... BRADMAN'S BEST.

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About the author (2012)

Roland Perry's cricket books include biographies of Shane Warne and Steve Waugh, Captain Australia - which profiled Australia's forty-one Test captains - and three books with Sir Donald Bradman: The Don, his official biography Bradman's Best, which described his all-time best cricket team and Bradman's Best Ashes Team. His other books include biographies of characters as diverse as journalist Wilfred Burchett, espionage agent Lord Rothschild and actor Mel Gibson.

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