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Sir Donald's Selection of the Best Ashes Teams in Cricket History.
To fight for the Ashes has always been the ultimate achievement for Australian and English cricketers alike. Now the world's greatest cricketer reveals his all-time best Ashes team . . .
Ever since Australia won its first Test match against its colonial rulers in 1877, the quest for the Ashes urn in cricket has been one of the most fierce and symbolic battles for national pride between the two countries.
This book makes public, for the first time, Sir Donald Bradman's Ashes dream teams, chosen from all Australian and English Test players over the pat 125 years. His choices do not merely represent a list of the top performers in the Ashes competition, but finely balanced combinations of players selected for their skills and contributions to the Australia and England teams.
Bradman's biographer, Roland Perry, provides riveting portraits of each of the selections Bradman made, accompanied by the cricketing legend's sometimes controversial, but always compelling, reasons for choosing each cricketer.
Also revealed, for the very first time, are Bradman's nominations of the top five batting and bowling Ashes performances he ever witnessed, and his assessment of what he considered his own five best-ever innings in Ashes competition.
To be named by the world's greatest cricketer and selector, Sir Donald Bradman, as part of his all-time, best-ever Ashes teams is the ultimate accolade any player could receive. This book is the fascinating account of the spirit of these Test cricketers and of the Ashes competition throughout its colourful history.