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In a League of Their Own is a look at how many of the worlds great players rate their best cricketers of the 20th and 21st centuries. One hundred World XIs have been selected. Players from the days of Jack Hobbs and Donald Bradman right up to Sachin Tendulkar of the present day are all discussed. Find out who Shane Warne and Ian Botham picked for their teams; discover which fast bowlers Sunil Gavaskar chose in his team as one of the best openers ever there are few better judges. The most popular choices from over a century of Test cricket are discussed by the players themselves, and the statistics are collated to suggest the best team of all-time, as selected by crickets greats.

About the Author:

RICHARD SYDENHAM was born in Birmingham in 1974 and began a sports journalism career in 1994 by writing on cricket and football for a weekly newspaper in Birmingham, predominantly covering Warwickshire and Aston Villa. He went on to work for Gulf News in Dubai, Bloomberg News in London and freelance for The Sunday Telegraph and news agencies Reuters and the Associated Press. He founded Bigstarcricket.com and client and event management company Big Star Creations. This is his fourth book after In the Line of Fire (1999) on the great opening batsmen of Test cricket, Inside Out (2006), an autobiography of Mushtaq Mohammed, and an as yet unpublished biography on the movie career of Steve McQueen.

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