Bradman's Best Ashes Teams
'Sir Donald was the best selector I came across in the game anywhere in the world.' RICHIE BENAUDSir Donald Bradman saw all but a few of the 20th Century's greatest cricketers play the game. Apart from being cricket's most successful player and captain, Bradman built a reputation over five decades as the game's most knowledgeable and incisive selector. These factors, combined with his status as one of the legends of world cricket and his unparalleled understanding of cricketing history, put Bradman in a unique position to make the most informed judgment on the composition of the all-time best teams from the two great cricketing rival nations - Australia and England - who began the fight for the Ashes in 1877.In Bradman's Best ASHES TEAMS, Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Teams from both Ashes nations, selected from all Australian and England Test teams since the first Test was played 125 years ago.
In exclusive interviews and correspondence with his biographer, Roland Perry, Bradman shares his thoughts on the world's best cricketers, his greatest ever Ashes teams, and why he chose their illustrious members. A very special addition to this book is the inclusion of Bradman's selection of the Top Five batting and bowling performances he witnessed, plus his own assessment of his five best innings in Ashes Tests.As well as Bradman's compelling revelations and thoughts on cricket's most celebrated exponents and the way the game has developed over the decades, this long-awaited book also contains engrossing portraits of his selections, who forever will be known as ... Bradman's Best Ashes Teams.