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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Ah, thanks for the input guys. Might end up getting both the Ivo Tennant one as well as his first autobiography. Thanks.
    As long as you remember that it was printed in 1983 so it covers exactly half of his career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    As long as you remember that it was printed in 1983 so it covers exactly half of his career.
    Yes of course. Have ordered the book btw. I've also thought about picking up books about the two Ws. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Yes of course. Have ordered the book btw. I've also thought about picking up books about the two Ws. Any suggestions?
    Two?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Yes of course. Have ordered the book btw. I've also thought about picking up books about the two Ws. Any suggestions?
    I know of only two.

    Wasim - The Autobiography of Wasim Akram (1998) and Wasim and Waqar: Imran's Inheritors (1992) by John Crace. I havent read either so cant comment on how good they are. Archie should know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    I know of only two.

    Wasim - The Autobiography of Wasim Akram (1998) and Wasim and Waqar: Imran's Inheritors (1992) by John Crace. I havent read either so cant comment on how good they are. Archie should know.
    Am I dreaming? Or are you two messing with me

    I thought we were talking WI cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    I know of only two.

    Wasim - The Autobiography of Wasim Akram (1998) and Wasim and Waqar: Imran's Inheritors (1992) by John Crace. I havent read either so cant comment on how good they are. Archie should know.
    I do have that one, but I thought it written not far enough into their careers, so I have it sitting on the shelf

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Am I dreaming? Or are you two messing with me

    I thought we were talking WI cricket
    He was talking of Imran and then he mentioned the two W's. I thought wasim and waqar straightaway. Am I wrong ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    He was talking of Imran and then he mentioned the two W's. I thought wasim and waqar straightaway. Am I wrong ?
    No, you are right

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    Waqar's book is too damn expensive. I just dont understand why a 200 page book should cost so much. Just trying to cash in on his name - not as a writer unfortunately

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    Yeah I meant Wasim and Waqar, they're quite often referred to as the two W's in Pakistan and even outside of it.

    Is the one about both W's the one that Imran Khan contributed to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Yeah I meant Wasim and Waqar, they're quite often referred to as the two W's in Pakistan and even outside of it.

    Is the one about both W's the one that Imran Khan contributed to?
    Dont know really but doesn't look like it from this :

    Tracing the careers of the Pakistani fast bowlers, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, this book looks at their rise to prominence and their effect on the national team. They both discuss fame, playing in Tests and county matches, and the stress and injuries which arise from playing non-stop cricket.

    Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, Imran Khan's fast-bowling protegees, have helped to make the Pakistan cricket team as formidable opponents to England as the West Indians. Wasim was discovered by chance at the Pakistan annual cricket camp, and in 1985 he played his first Test Match at the age of l8. Waqar was spotted by Imran and had instant success in Test cricket. The book traces the development of their success and popularity, and their effect on the national team. They both speak about their careers, fame, playing for Pakistan and in English county matches, and the stress and injuries which arise from playing non-stop cricket. A chapter added for this edition reflects on Pakistan's controversial England tour in 1992.


    They may have mentioned it i thought. I could be wrong of course.

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    Thanks for that. I wish there were more Pakistani players' biographies out there that were worth a read. The Wasim and Waqar one, as Archie said, doesn't go far enough into their careers, so I might give it a miss. Have you read Miandad's The Cutting Edge by any chance?

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    Archie, has anyone done a review yet on Line and Strength - the new Glenn McGrath book. If not I'm happy to do a review. From what I've read so far it is better than some other cricket books I've read lately.

    PS I know I still owe you a review on the new Daniel Vettori book. It's in the pipeline!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    Thanks for that. I wish there were more Pakistani players' biographies out there that were worth a read. The Wasim and Waqar one, as Archie said, doesn't go far enough into their careers, so I might give it a miss. Have you read Miandad's The Cutting Edge by any chance?
    Yes I have. I had mentioned once before that their aren't many good books on the sub-continental cricketers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    Archie, has anyone done a review yet on Line and Strength - the new Glenn McGrath book. If not I'm happy to do a review. From what I've read so far it is better than some other cricket books I've read lately.

    PS I know I still owe you a review on the new Daniel Vettori book. It's in the pipeline!

    Yes, that would be great

    And also, a long, long, long, time ago, you were going to review the Ian Chappell book

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