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Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-rounders

Celebrating South Africa's two-in-ones

Sep 10, 2013: A new book looks at a baker's dozen of the country's finest allrounders

Firdose Moonda

Triumph in Bombay

That subcontinental summer

Sep 7, 2013: A new book on the 2011 World Cup is strong on travelogue, if not as much on the cricket itself

Suresh Menon

Review: The Great Tamasha

India via its cricket

Aug 24, 2013: A new book by a foreign correspondent based in the country offers a wide range of voices, if not much in terms of fresh perspective

Osman Samiuddin

Review: A History of Cricket in 100 Objects

History for those who hate reading it

Aug 18, 2013: A charming collection of essays that bring out several interesting facts, prompting a reader to research deeper into the subject

Suresh Menon

Review: The Tebbit Test

An immigrant's absorbing memoir of the game

Aug 11, 2013: A passionate Pakistan-England fan engagingly explains how sporting allegiances are formed and how they evolve

Saad Shafqat

Review: Beyond All Boundaries

Three tales from Indian cricket

Aug 4, 2013: A new documentary attempts to capture the country's passion for the game, against the backdrop of the 2011 World Cup

Sharda Ugra

Review: Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

The ugliness beneath cricket's skin

Jul 21, 2013: A clear-eyed, well-researched account of the ecosystem of gambling, betting, and "approaching" that operates alongside professional cricket

Sharda Ugra

Brian Lara

As told by the supporting cast

Jul 13, 2013: A retelling of the Brian Lara story, with anecdotes that add texture to the tale

Vaneisa Baksh

Cricket Cauldron

Notes from a Pakistani golden age

Jun 29, 2013: Shahryar Khan's memoir recalls the Inzamam-Woolmer heyday, and the nadir of the Oval, 2006

Tim Wigmore

Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket

The many Pataudis

May 12, 2013: Twenty-two essays delve into the legacy of one of Indian cricket's most significant figures

Soumya Bhattacharya

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

A happy 150th to the big yellow brick

Apr 10, 2013: Another year, another Almanack. Only, this year's is rather a landmark

Les Smith

The Test of My Life

An inspiring story, simply told

Apr 6, 2013: The tale of how Yuvraj Singh beat cancer and came back to cricket is now the subject of a book that reveals the man behind the allrounder

Suresh Menon

The Art of Losing

Spotlight on South Africa's hoodoo

Mar 9, 2013: An attempt at examining why they bottle it in major tournaments

Firdose Moonda

Brave New Pitch

A brave first draft of history

Mar 2, 2013: Cricket's turbulent last half-decade is chronicled here with an open-minded spirit of inquiry

Ashok Malik

The Bowling Was Superfine

Large-hearted, red-blooded, Caribbean

Feb 24, 2013: A capacious anthology that straddles genres and themes and contains a multitude of voices in an attempt to capture West Indian cricket

Sharda Ugra

On Warne

Warnie, warts and all

Jan 26, 2013: Gideon Haigh trains his masterly eye on one of the most compelling cricketers of all time

Daniel Brettig

Centurion

Of Tendulkar among other things

Jan 6, 2013: A genre-defying new book brings together sport, philosophy and fiction

Sharda Ugra

Bent Arms and Dodgy Pitches

Behind the facade of England's fifties

Dec 29, 2012: A new book looks at the less-than-pleasant backdrop to England's dominance in the post-war years

Rob Steen

The Wrong Line

A life on the cricket-writing treadmill

Dec 23, 2012: Andrew Ramsey's account of his days as a cricket journalist (and why he called it a day) is a fine book, but it ought to have gone further

Gideon Haigh

Cricket books of 2012

Blagger, swagger, fanatical amateur

Dec 13, 2012: As Christmas approaches, we round up a selection of the great and good cricket books from 2012

ESPNcricinfo staff
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