As England prepare to face the spinners of Sri Lanka and India this summer, Amol Rajan’s fascinating book reveals the true nature of the most eccentric of cricketers: the spin bowler.
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More about the book: They are the masters of deception, the jokers in the pack; conjuring wickets out of thin air with nothing more than an ambled approach and a wonky grip. They stand alone in a team sport. They are Twirlymen. Amol Rajan takes us on a journey through cricket history, introducing the greatest purveyors of the art of spin bowling from W. G. Grace to Graeme Swann via Clarrie Grimmet’s flipper, Muttiah Muralitharan’s helicopter wrist and Shane Warne’s ball-of-the-century.
Rajan reveals how these men are joined through time and across national borders by an unusual combination: their shared drive to win and ability to deceive. Secrecy and deception are essential as tricks of the trade are passed on from generation to generation, often in clandestine meetings. Threatened with extinction by the pace bowler and the advent of the shorter game, Twirlymen have dug deep, rallied and survived.
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