Warne is famous for having never scoring a Test century, although he came tantalisingly close on several occasions. He now wants to set the record straight by writing about a century of cricketing stars he has encountered during his illustrious career, The famous names featured here include fellow Australian legends Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath, as well as adversaries such as Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes and Freddie Flintoff. Warne also puts together a dream Test match of those he would have loved to have played alongside versus a team of international legends. Pulling no punches and giving a fascinating insight into the game, Warne serves up highly readable anecdotes and opinions.
Throughout the book, Warne covers the serious issues affecting cricket today, such as cheating and match-fixing, and assesses a large number of professional relationships he has enjoyed and endured, including those with Sri Lankan star Arjuna Ranatunga and South African captain Graeme Smith.
Shane Warne's Century is a genuine page-turner by one of cricket's most popular stars and is a must-read for all cricket fans.
In this behind-the-scenes look into the world of first-class cricket, Hussey reveals how he kept his mind on the game when the media chatter got too loud, what it’s like when the Australian captain is also a selector, and how it feels to be the one to tell Mick Jagger he can’t visit the Australian dressing room during a World Cup game. Hussey details his misgivings about how young players are handled, admits he has suspected corruption on the T20 field and expresses his concerns about how difficult it is to achieve a balance between the ideals of fair play and being successful in the world of hypercompetitive, business-oriented cricket.
‘I have seen so many players come and go, a scrapheap of talented cricketers who might have had a fruitful career had they been more aware and better prepared for the job than simply knowing how to play a good back defence or cover drive.’ – Michael Hussey
Winning Edge is an unmissable account for anyone wondering what goes on in a player’s mind beneath that baggy green.
As with chemical elements, these international personalities have been arranged based on their characteristics in and out of play. Instead of metals and non-metals, here we have patient and determined defensive players, from Jack Hobbs to Hanif Mohammad and Alastair Cook transitioning to fast-paced and attacking players including Shane Warne, Fred Trueman and 'white lightning' Allan Donald with a whole host of others in between.
See how the best international players stack up against each other in this original guide to cricket that's perfect for all cricket fans.
Also contains a pull-out poster of the Periodic Table of Cricket.