Unfortunately this eBook is only available from within Australia.
Australia versus England has always had the quality of an epic, a battle between two arch rivals as intense as a world championship. The only Test cricket series still consistently decided over five matches, its intensity is more than doubled when two series are played consecutively, as were those of 2013–14. Predicted to be a dully uneven contest beforehand, the series proved anything but, and Gideon Haigh was there to watch every ball, ten Tests in six months. Here he gives a daily report and analysis of the play, accompanied by essays on the context, the controversies and the issues surrounding the series: the sacking of Australia's coach, the dropping of Warner, the vagaries of Watson and Hot Spot, the brilliance of Bell, the return of Mitchell Johnson . . .
The UK Sunday Telegraph calls Gideon Haigh 'the Bradman of cricket writing', and he doesn't disappoint with this non-partisan account. Even if you saw every day's play yourself, this insightful, witty, knowledgeable account will reveal multiple new layers, taking you straight to the best seat on the ground.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 26th February 2014