South Africa has produced more great all-rounders than any other country. Jimmy Sinclair was the first to score a century and take six wickets in an innings in the same Test; Aubrey Faulkner is still the only man with a Test batting average over 40 and a bowling average under 30. Trevor Goddard opened the batting and became the most economical bowler in history. Eddie Barlow, Mike Procter and Clive Rice could change a game in a few overs with bat or ball. Tony Greig and Basil D'Oliveira became iconic England players. In the modern era, the national side could call on four talented all-rounders, including Jacques Kallis, greatest of them all after Sir Garfield Sobers. These 13 cricketers were worth two players in one. Now their careers are examined for the first time in one book - as are those of others who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 2014