David Gowers Greatest Half Century by Gower David
Former England captain and impeccably stylish batsman David Gower himself inducted into cricket's Hall of Fame here takes a leap of faith and names his 50 greatest players of all time. Going back through the history of the game he honours the finest run-getters wicket-takers glove men and captains he played with and against as well as those he has been able to observe as a spectator or commentator and legendary achievers from earlier eras. Full of first-hand recollections and anecdotes this book is sure to delight - and occasionally infuriate - cricket enthusiasts everywhere. Who was the best of the great West Indian quicks? Have England heroes like Boycott Pietersen and Flintoff made the cut? Who has been the greatest Australian batsman post-Bradman? All is revealed in this lively and contentious celebration of cricket's true greats.