Dr Ali Bacher on his new book: South Africa's Greatest Batsmen

South Africa's Greatest Batsmen features early legends such as Herby Taylor and Dudley Nourse; the world-beating Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards, whose careers were cut short by isolation; the unshakeable Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis, who built the foundation of the Proteas’ postisolation success; the big-scoring captain Graeme Smith and his South African-born England counterpart Kevin Pietersen; and the swashbuckling Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, who dominate the current game. It also considers two players who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals in the Test-match arena.

South Africa's Greatest Batsmen provides fascinating insights about each man's background and career, his batting technique, and his main achievements at the crease.

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Based on new interviews, the book promises to take the reader down memory lane as former and current players reminisce about their most important innings, the bowlers they most feared and the teammates they most respect. Click below to watch Dr Ali Bacher in studio with Udo Carelse...


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