Cricket for Dummies
ISBN: 1118480325
EAN13: 9781118480328
Language: English
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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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From the Back Cover Learn to: Understand the laws of cricket Talk tactics and strategy Get to grips with the history of the game Follow every format - from Twenty20 to Tests Get involved and participate The definitive guide to cricket for newcomers, fans and players Whether you don't know a bouncer from a leg-break (but would like to), you're a budding enthusiast who wants to know more or you aspire to playing at a higher level someday, this is the cricket book you're looking for. Revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this edition of the bestselling guide provides crystal-clear explanations of the rules and regs, step-by-step coverage of techniques and tactics, tips on how to improve your game, the inside stories of great global rivalries, player profiles and lots more. Know a wicket from a pitch - get up to speed on the basics, including the rules, the pitch, fielding positions, different game formats and how to kit yourself up to play Get game - improve and fine-tune your game with clear technical explanations and insider tips on the art and science of batting, bowling, fielding, catching and more Learn to see the big picture - get wise to the tactical and strategic aspects of cricket and discover how to devise your own winning tactics as a player or a team Know your way around Planet Cricket - take a guided tour of the competitions and tournaments around the world, from Twenty20 to the Ashes, to county championships and more Experience all the thrills and spills - read exciting accounts of some of the greatest matches of all time along with fascinating profiles of many of the greatest cricketers ever 'A jargon-busting, comprehensive guide to cricket.' - Cricket World Open the book and find: Cricket laws, rules and regulations clearly explained (at last!) A diagram of fielding positions Everything you need to know about game formats - from Tests to T20 Priceless pointers on how to improve your skills How to formulate winning tactics A guide to coaching children's cricket The 10 greatest feats in the history of cricket Profiles of the all-time best players The most memorable games ever

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