This book provides the fundamental rules of cricket and some remarkable history behind it. It's easy to read and simple to understand, plus a few funny illustrations to reduce the boredom of reading a technical book. Probably I had self-taught myself in learning this sport which made me easier to understand the content of the book, but there are some unusual rules that I'm not familiar with, such as fielders' positions which is beautifully illustrated in this book.
Cricket can be as simple as one player throwing a ball and another player just hit it as hard as he can. Cricket can also be one of the most complicated sports that involve many numerical calculations and strategies behind it. Some people couldn't comprehend the excitement of a cricket match, and a lot of people always ask the question - Who will watch a five-day Test match? Actually, I do. And I will watch almost all the formats and international leagues if I can find any available matches online or on TV. For me, the unpredictability in every match, the various styles of different bowlers, and the different ways the batters hit the ball are some of the factors which instill excitement in the sport.
ISBN: 9781911622147 (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5)
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by Rob Eastaway.