Who are South Africa’s greatest bowlers?
THE South African cricket team has always had a formidable bowling attack, feared by batsmen around the world. Kagiso Rabada appears near the top of the recent ICC rankings, and previous teams and generations have included their own legends. But who are the greatest of them all?
Following the success of their books on all-rounders and batsmen, Ali Bacher and David Williams now turn their attention to South Africa’s top bowlers.
The book features early legends such as Hugh Tayfield, Neil Adcock and Peter Pollock; post-isolation stars
Allan Donald, Fanie de Villiers, Makhaya Ntini and Paul Adams, and recent speedsters Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada. It also considers players who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals.
South Africa’s Greatest Bowlers provides fascinating insights into each man’s background and career, their technique and their main achievements. Based on new interviews, the book will take the reader down memory lane as former and current players reminisce about their most important matches, the opponents they loved and hated bowling to, and the teammates they most respected.
Written by cricket legend Ali Bacher and top journalist David Williams, this is a book that no cricket fan can be without.
• Features a mix of old, recent and current players that will appeal to cricket fans of all ages.
• Gives fascinating insights based on new interviews.
• The ‘Greatest’ format will intrigue readers: people will be interested to know who makes the list and who doesn’t.
• Ali Bacher is South Africa’s greatest cricket authority, and David Williams is a highly respected cricket journalist.
The book with be published in December 2019