Bradman's Best

Bradman's Best

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Sir Donald Bradman saw more cricket than anyone else in the twentieth century. He personally watched virtually all the best cricketers from all the major playing nations, as well as both playing in and selecting Test sides from 1928 to 1971, giving him an unprecedented appreciation of the best the sport had to offer. Added to this was a skill in judging a cricketer's capacities and talents that was second to none. Bradman retained all the detail of every match - from the trivia to the humourous moments - and he never lost the ability to distil it all with quite extraordinary perspicacity. And towards the end of his life, from a whole century of cricketers, he selected the very finest twelve for his ideal team.

Now you can read about that team, in the words of the great man himself, and in so doing gain an extraordinary insight into the game he loved.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 30mm | 336g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552171999
  • 9780552171991

About Roland Perry

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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"'Sir Donald was the best selector I came across in the game anywhere in the world'" -- Richie Benaud "'Further proof that Perry is a most excellent craftsman...a mighty stimulus'" * The Cricketer *
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"'Sir Donald was the best selector I came across in the game anywhere in the world'"
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‘Sir Donald was the best selector I came across in the game anywhere in the world’
Richie Benaud

Sir Donald Bradman saw all but a few of the twentieth 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 knowledgeable and incisive selector. These factors, combined with his status as one of the legends of world cricket, put Bradman in a unique position to make the most informed judgement on the composition of the world’s all-time best team.

In Bradman’s Best, Sir Donald reveals this dream team, selected from all cricketing nations since the first Test was played in 1877. As well as Bradman’s compelling revelations and thoughts on some of cricket’s most celebrated moments, this controversial and much discussed book contains engrossing portraits of the players who will forever be known as Bradman’s Best.
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