Cricket For Dummies (häftad)
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Cricket For Dummies (häftad)

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.
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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.


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