Encyclopaedia of Cricket

A.K. Srivastava, Sports Pub, 2006, vi, 270 p, ISBN : 817879327X, $28.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Encyclopaedia of Cricket/A.K. Srivastava

Contents: I. Batting: 1. Introduction. 2. Batting--brief history. 3. The grip. 4. The stance. 5. Front foot defence. 6. Forward defence. 7. Back foot defence. 8. Late cut or back cut. 9. Back lift. 10. Taking guard or block. 11. Drives played in batting. 12. The pull. 13. Square cut. 14. Leg glance. 15. Batting rules. II. Bowling: 1. Introduction. 2. Brief history of bowling. 3. Bowler's motive. 4. Mode of dismissals in bowling. 5. Bowling tactics. 6. Bowling skills and techniques. 7. Rules of bowling. III. Fielding: 1. Introduction. 2. Fielding essentials. 3. Ball returning. 4. Important fielding tips. 5. Fielding positions. 6. Placing the field. 7. Physical fitness for the fielders. 8. The wicket keeping. 9. Wicket keeping essentials. 10. Rules of fielding. IV. Fielding Drills in cricket: 1. Preface and introduction. 2. Basic requirements. 3. Fielding techniques. 4. Fielding placing. 5. The outfield drills. 6. The infield drills. 7. The close-infield drills. 8. The wicket-keeping drills. Summary.

"Encyclopaedia of Cricket comprises of all the aspects of cricket and its four important techniques viz., batting, bowling and fielding. In this comprehensive Encyclopaedia all the cricket techniques viz., batting, bowling and fielding are described in a lucid form. Some comprehensive illustrations are also given with the skills and techniques of batting, bowling and fielding which are the essential element of cricket.

Hopefully, the present Encyclopaedia will be very useful for the students of physical education and sports sciences, teachers, instructors, aspirant cricketers who wish to sharpen their cricket skills and for the sports enthusiasts." (jacket)

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