Cricket For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 29, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
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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 thisfascinating sport. Completely revised and updated for the firstback-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this hands-on guide givesyou clear explanations of the cricket's laws, step-by-stepexplanations of techniques and tactics, and exciting coverage ofthe tournaments, global rivalries, and great players.

  • Fully revised and updated to chronicle the rise of twenty20cricket and the IPL, the implementation of DRS, and the changingface of the game
  • Covers cricket basics—the pitch, the laws, the equipmentand 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 biggesttournaments throughout the world

Complete with Top Ten Lists of the greatest cricketers, themost memorable cricket matches, and the biggest controversies,Cricket For Dummies is your one-stop resource on thispopular sport.


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Playing the Game
Getting Started with Cricket
Getting to Grips with the Basics
From 20 Overs to 5 Days The Many Formats of Cricket
Grabbing the Right Gear Cricket Equipment
Honing Your Batting Skills
Taking care of the mental side
Talking Tactics Captaining a Cricket Team
Batting Tactics
Talented Training and Cricket Coaching
welcome to Planet Cricket
The Part of Tens
Ten Most Memorable Cricket Matches
Ten Mindboggling Cricket Feats

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About the author (2013)

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.

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