Ground Rules taps into the world's love affair with cricket, and explains how key cricket grounds around the world have played significantly in cricketing heritage since 1877. Each chapter takes a different Test Match venue from one of the ten test-playing nations - two each in the case of Australia, England, and India - and provides a fascinating, colorful account of the players, matches, and incidents that have shaped the history of test cricket at that site. Ground Rules: A Celebration of Test Cricket is beautifully illustrated with two hundre eighty large format color images - many of them rare - from some of the world's leading cricket photographers, including Patrick Eagar and Graham Morris, and renowned photography agencies such as Getty Images. The book also boasts a fascinating compilation of Wisden statistics - including the scorecards of every Test Match played at the featured grounds since the birth of international cricket. With a foreword by David Gower, the authors of each chapter include international cricketers Andy Flower, Steve Waugh, Sourav Ganguly, and Kumar Sangakkara; and celebrated cricket writers and broadcasters Donna Symmonds, Qamar Ahmed, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Peter Robinson, Richard Hobson, and Richard Boock. "A must for any serious cricketing aficionado or fan of the great game and a wonderful addition to anyone's book collection. All we have to do now is hope that there will be a second volume in the future!" (BBC)
From the Publisher:
dakini books is an innovative publisher of high quality books on passionate subjects. If we select to produce a book on a certain subject, rest assured it is the best book on the market. Ground Rules - A Celebration of Test Cricket is certainly no exception. Only the most exceptional images are showcased in this book, in addition to exclusive writing from some of the best Cricketers and Cricket journalists from all over the world.
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