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The Ashes Test series between England and Australia has come to epitomise all that is great and exciting about the game of cricket. The series reached new levels of excitement in 2005 when England,under Michael Vaughan's leadership, managed to end Australia's 18-year domination. Only an epic, 'Man Of The Series' perfomamance by Shane Warne kept Australia in the hunt right to the end, taking 40 wickets but still ending up on the losing team. But this Christmas, revenge was sweet Down Under!Now, with the Ashes series won back in Australia with a 5-0 whitewash of the England tourists led by Andrew Flintoff, - and with his retirement from the Test arena announced - here, for the first time, we provide a superb biographical account of Shane Warne's career in full.This heavily revised edition celebrates the career of one of the game's greatest players of all time, with pictures accompanied by commentary from the great man himself. It includes photographs from his own personal collection and superb professional photography of his key moments in cricket.
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Richie Benaud captained Australia in 28 of his 63 Tests. This leg-spinning all-rounder never lost a series while in charge. He is only one of 10 Australians to have scored more than 10,000 runs and taken over 500 wickets in first-class cricket. He is now of course a hugely popular commentator. Since 1960 he has been a fixture in the commentary box. He is a close friend and huge fan of Shane Warne.Review:
The text has been embargoed due to a big serial deal, but we have some idea of the contents. Arguably one of the greatest leg spinners of all time, Shane Warne has taken over 450 wickets since his debut and played his first Test against India in Sydney. By 1996 he had dismissed great batsmen from many Test-playing countries. Voted one of five outstanding bowlers of the 20th Century, Warne was recently described as one of the most adroit spinners of the ball, with superb control of leg spin, the flipper and the googly. His quirkily written autobiography describes many choice moments in his spectacular career. Warne was born in Victoria, Australia in 1969, and he conjures up his early ambition and a colourful narrative account of the various Ashes series in which he has been involved. He offers his personal view on sportsmanship and the relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka, as well as providing cogent observations on captaincy and the leg spinners he respects. He talks candidly about his fascination with gambling and about the conflict between his public and private life.
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Book Description Cassell Illustrated, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1844035956
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-1844035956