The Shorter Wisden 2016

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935225

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2015 season.
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Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2016

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 9781472924544

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

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The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2016--the 153rd edition--contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. The eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year--such as the brilliant obituaries--together with trenchant opinion, compelling features, and comprehensive records, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack truly is a must-have for every cricket fan.
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Wisden India Almanack 2016

Author: Suresh Menon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9384898287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 808

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Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The fourth edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs
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The Shorter Wisden 2017

The Best Writing from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017

Author: Lawrence Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1584

View: 4988

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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother – and the 2017 edition of Wisden is crammed, as ever, with the best writing in the game. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, including Matthew Engel looking back at 60 years of Test Match Special, Derek Pringle revealing the secrets of ball-tampering, and Gideon Haigh exploring the evolution of the six. There are also superb pieces by Rob Smyth, Vic Marks and Tanya Aldred, plus reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2016 season. In an age of snap judgments, Wisden's authority and integrity are more important than ever. Yet again this year's edition is truly a "must-have†? for every cricket fan. "There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph @WisdenAlmanack
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The PADMA ACHIEVERS 2016

Author: Disha Experts

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9385846647

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Page: 272

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Ambition always begins with a dream, with a purpose. Though money may be an important part of it, most people strive and achieve for reasons other than money. It's the quest to prove themselves. However, not all those who strive succeed. That's where the importance of awards and public recognition comes in. Awards are not only for acknowledging success, they recognise many other qualities: ability, efforts, struggle and above all, excellence. Disha's Padma Achievers 2016 focuses on those truly remarkable Indians/ foreigners who have won fame and encouragement to pursue their excellence in their respective fields. The book goes into great detail of the lives of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees - how they got their recognition, their struggle and how they achieved these rare feats in their respective fields. Padma Achievers 2016 has been designed to cater to - a) Aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competition across the country and, b) Teachers, researchers, media persons, laymen and avid readers. The book may benefit you in many ways like - . The knowledge about various honours, awards and recognitions conferred by the government of India has multiple practical uses and it can make you crack various competitive exams like UPSC, Civil Services, SSC, Banking, Insurance, Railways, Engg Services and AFCAT etc. and can keep you updated on the latest trends. . Whether it is an Essay or Group Discussion or PI, the book can help you enhance your general knowledge. You have every chance to be able to stand out from the crowd if your knowledge on the GK is sufficient. It can enhance your public speaking skills while giving examples of these distinguished personalities. . It will help strike a conversation with a friend or colleague. General knowledge and current affairs are instant conversation starters. . It also helps you keep up with the latest trends in diverse fields like Science & Engineering, Trade & Industry, Medicine, Art & Cinema, Literature & Education, Sports & Journalism, Spiritualism, Social Work & Public Affairs etc. . With the inspiration from the lives of people who made it big, it makes you street smart and helps you take well informed decisions in life and may prove to be a guiding light in your professional career. . Since the awardees come from diverse cultures and ethnicities, it will help you form a perspective about the cultures that are different from your own. A must reference book for teachers, researchers, motivators and mentors who will find multiple examples of guiding their students as well as for parents for motivating their kids. The book also provides a first-hand information about other Indian as well as International awards like Civilian awards – Gandhi Peace Prize, Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, Tagore Award; Gallantry awards- Param Vir, Maha Vir, Ashok Chakra; National sports awards- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya award, Arjuna award, Dhyan Chand Award, Bravery awards and Dada Saheb Phalke Awards; Nobel Prize, Magsaysay Awards, Pulitzer Prize & Oscar Awards etc. The book provides listings of winners of such awards. The only compendium of Indian/ International awards and their achievers is concisely written and illustrated with pie charts on the basis of age-group, gender and diversified fields etc.
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Tendulkar in Wisden

An Anthology

Author: Anjali Doshi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927362

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from playing in 2014, is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time – and arguably the greatest batsman ever. From the time Tendulkar made an appearance as a schoolboy cricketer in the 1989 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to his retirement in 2014, Wisden on Tendulkar records the highlights of an exceptional career – handpicked from all Wisden publications over a quarter of a century and curated for a global audience, with special appeal to an Indian readership. Wisden on Tendulkar includes reports from his first Test in Pakistan as a 16-year-old – where a Waqar Younis bouncer had him bleeding – to his final Test at home, when a country wept as it said goodbye to its most celebrated sporting icon. The most prolific run-getter of all time, the most diverse Test and one-day batsman, the world's most eminent cricketing hero, Tendulkar has many records to his name. His place in cricketing history is especially significant – not just for all the records he broke or comparisons with Don Bradman, but for what Tendulkar meant to a young nation finding its voice in a globalised world. Wisden on Tendulkar includes: - Cricketer of the Year feature (1997) - Batting for a Billion article (2003) - The Long Farewell piece (2014) - The ebbs and flows of Tendulkar's 24-year-long career - Scorecards of his most significant Test and ODI matches - Colour plate section - Detailed list of records
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Current Affairs January 2016 eBook

by Jagran Josh

Author: Jagran Josh

Publisher: Jagran Josh.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 428

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Current Affairs January 2016 eBook brought to you by Jagranjosh.com covers all the international and national current affairs that will help the candidates while preparing for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and others. Current Affairs January 2016 eBook • It provides the comprehensive coverage of the current affairs that happened in January 2016. • It covers the current affairs of January 2016 with ample background and provides a detailed analysis of all the national and international events. • The presentation of the current affairs is provided in very simple and easy-to-understand language. • The January 2016 eBook will be of immense help for the candidates preparing for forthcoming exams. • The eBook will be handy for the forthcoming exams like IBPS CWE PO/MT –VI (Main) Exam, IBPS CWE RRB - V, Combined Defence Services Exam (II) 2016, NDA & NA Exam (II) 2016, Indian Economic Services/Indian Statistical Services Exam 2016, Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists Exam 2016, Engineering Services Exam 2016, Combined Medical Services Exam 2016, Civil Services (Pre) Exam 2016, Central Armed Police Forces (AC) Exam 2016 and others. The January 2016 eBook is the result of effort of experts in competitive exams and covers the current affairs from the field of national, international, economy, corporate, sports, science & technology, environment & ecology, awards/honours, books/authors, committees/commissions, reports/surveys, and other important current affairs.
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Wisden on the Ashes

The Authoritative Story of Cricket's Greatest Rivalry

Author: Steven Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472913531

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 704

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*Updated edition to include the 2013, 2013-14 and 2015 Ashes series*Wisden on the Ashes: The authoritative story of cricket's greatest rivalry is a detailed chronological journey through the history of this famous English-Australian contest. With Test reports, scorecards, "Great bowlers of the year" and other fascinating material from the archives, together with new editorial pieces, this is a remarkable record of cricket's most enduring battle.The book begins its journey with England's first tour of Australia in 1876 and the subsequent three series prior to the 1882 tour that led to a mock obituary being placed in the Sporting Times "In affectionate remembrance of English cricket, which died at The Oval on 29th August, 1882. ... The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." Celebrating the players who made their mark on the game and the controversies that shook the sport, the book covers every series since then through to the most recent series. In 2005 England won a highly competitive series that helped raise the popularity of the sport, and each series since then has attracted huge attention.This book will be a welcome addition to all cricket enthusiasts' collections, as well as an ideal gift purchase.This updated edition includes both 2013 series, which saw England retain the Ashes on home soil before Australia won all five tests in the second series later that year, and the summer 2015 series held in England. It also includes a colour photo section celebrating the players, the matches and the key moments from an ongoing rivalry.
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Fire in Babylon

How the West Indies Cricket Team Brought a People to its Feet

Author: Simon Lister

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818231X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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WINNER OF THE CRICKET SOCIETY AND MCC BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'I doubt there will be a better book written about this period in West Indies cricket history.' Clive Lloyd Cricket had never been played like this. Cricket had never meant so much. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn’t always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would at last throw off the shackles that had hindered the region for centuries. Nowhere else had a game been so closely connected to a people’s past and their future hopes; nowhere else did cricket liberate a people like it did in the Caribbean. For almost two decades, Clive Lloyd and then Vivian Richards led the batsmen and bowlers who changed the way cricket was played and changed the way a whole nation – which existed only on a cricket pitch - saw itself. With their pace like fire and their scorching batting, these sons of cane-cutters and fishermen brought pride to a people which had been stifled by 300 years of slavery, empire and colonialism. Their cricket roused the Caribbean and antagonised the game’s traditionalists. Told by the men who made it happen and the people who watched it unfold, Fire in Babylon is the definitive story of the greatest team that sport has known.
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Benaud in Wisden

Author: Rob Smyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472926447

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Richie Benaud, who died this year aged 84, was "perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War" according to Gideon Haigh, the world's best cricket historian. He excelled as a batsman, legspin bowler, revolutionary captain – and most of all as a commentator in England and Australia for almost 50 years. He was universally loved for his authority, knowledge, dry wit and generosity of spirit. Benaud in Wisden records the highlights of an exceptional career both as a player and a journalist. There are edited reports on each of his 63 Test matches, including the legendary Tied Test of 1960-61 and the match at Old Trafford in 1961 when Benaud memorably stole the Ashes from England. "If one player, more than any other, has deserved the goodwill of cricket for lifting the game out of the doldrums, that man is Richard Benaud,†? said Wisden in 1962. The book also includes a series of articles written by Benaud in the Wisden Almanack after his retirement, as well as features from Wisden Cricket Monthly, The Wisden Cricketer and Wisden Asia Cricket. Benaud's impact was so great, and so enduring, that the book will appeal to teenagers, nonagenarians and everybody in between. It is the definitive record of a unique career.
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