Authors: Mark Fine & Gus Smarrini
EVERY TEST AND ONE-DAY PLAYER EVER!
Unbeknown to most cricket fans, a significant milestone in the game has just been passed. Towards the end of 2006, the number of cricketers to have played in a Test match or a full One Day International reached 3,000.
It is therefore fitting that there is finally a single publication that contains a comprehensive record of every elite cricketer to have played the game since Australia and England did battle at the MCG in that historic first Test in 1877.
This type of book has been asked for countless times over the years; a single, easily understood publication that contains the name of every cricketer to have played the game at the highest level. Want to know how many wickets W.G Grace took in his Test career or who was the only bowler to take two hat-tricks in the same Test? — The answers are all here in The Encyclopedia of International Cricketers, the first book to provide a comprehensive record of every cricketer who has played in a Test or ODI.
For the statistically minded The Encyclopedia of International Cricketers has a comprehensive table for each player that includes date of birth, cap number, career span, aggregates, averages and ‘best figures’ for all Tests and ODI’s. For those who love the rich history of the game there are vibrant profiles for every player that looks into their lives inside, and occasionally beyond, the boundary rope.