Sir Donald Bradman saw all but a few of the 20th century's greatest cricketers play the game. Apart from being cricket's most successful player and captain, Bradman built a reputation over five decades as the game's most knowledgable and incisive selector. These factors, combined with his status as one of the legends of world cricket and his unparalleled understanding of cricketing history, put Bradman in a unique position to make the most informed judgment on the composition of the world's all-time best cricket team. In BRADMAN'S BEST, Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Team, selected from all cricket-playing nations since the first Test was played in 1877. In exclusive interviews and correspondence with his biographer, Roland Perry, Bradman shares his thoughts on the world's best cricketers, his greatest ever team and why he chose its illustrious members. As well as Bradman's compelling revelations and thoughts on cricket's most celebrated exponents and the way the game has developed over the decades, this long-awaited book also contains engrossing portraits of his selections, who forever will be known as ...BRADMAN'S BEST.
THE ASHES: A CELEBRATION is Roland Perry's 20th book, and nineth on cricket. His other books in the category include MILLER'S LUCK, the Keith Miller biography; BRADMAN'S BEST, which reveals Sir Donald Bradman's best ever cricket teaM; BRADMAN'S BEST ASHES TEAMS; the definitive work on Sir Donald Bradman, THE DON; biographies on Shane Warne (BOLD WARNIE) and Steve Waugh (WAUGH'S WAY); CAPTAIN AUSTRALIA, a History of the Celebrated Captains of Australian Cricket. Roland's biography of General John Monash, MONASH: THE OUTSIDER WHO WON A WAR sold 10,000 in hardback, was reprinted twice and won The Federation of Australian Writers Melbourne University Publishing Award for 2004.