Imran Khan

Umpire, Umpire!

The Art of Captaincy

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For cricketers in general and all aspiring captains in particular Brearley’s Art of Captaincy is an excellent book. It covers not only those areas of the game that concern cricket captains but also throws light on various cricket issues. Above all the book confirms to cricket followers Brearley’s grasp of the subtleties of the game.

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