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As we already know, there are plenty of Biographies written on some Cricket Legends and there are also some biographies written by Cricket Legends themselves. Best way to know about anybody is to hear the story from themselves. So I am going to cover list of Biographies and Books authored by Cricket Players.

It all started back in 1951 by an English Cricketer Jim Laker. Book title was “Spinning Round the World” by author Jim Laker and again in 1960 Jim Laker wrote another book and the title of the book was “Over To Me”. From the year 1950 till now there are total of 134 biographies written on Cricket Players. Out of this 104 Biographies are written by the Cricket Players themselves.

List of Biographies and Books Authored by Cricket Players:

This chronologically list all the biographies from the beginning till the present date:

  1. Spinning Round The World - Jim Laker (1951)
  2. Over To Me - Jim Laker (1960)
  3. Thrown Out - Ian Meckiff (1961)
  4. Cricket Delightful - Mushtaq Ali (1967)
  5. Close To Cricket - Brian Close (1968)
  6. Cricket Rebel -  John Snow (1976)
  7. Ball of Fire: An Autobiography - Fred Trueman (1976)
  8. One More Over - Erapalli Prasanna (1977)
  9. Sunny Days  - Sunil Gavaskar (1977)
  10. Imran - Imran Khan with Patrick Murphy (1983)
  11. Playing Days - Tony Lewis (1985)
  12. A Game Enjoyed - Peter May and Michael Melford (1985)
  13. Coming of Age - Eddie Hemmings with Graham Otway (1991)
  14. Beating the Field - Brian Lara (1995)
  15. Uncorked! Diary of a Cricket Year - Dominic Cork (1996)
  16. Under The Southern Cross - David Boon (1997)
  17. Wasim - Wasim Akram with Patrick Murphy (1998)
  18. You Guys Are History! - Devon Malcolm with Patrick Murphy (1998)
  19. Anything But an Autobiography - Richie Benaud (1998)
  20. Mark Taylor: Time to Declare - Mark Taylor (1999)
  21. Courtney: Heart of the Lion - Courtney Walsh (1999)
  22. White Lightning  - Allan Donald with Patrick Murphy (1999)
  23. Aravinda: My Autobiography  - Aravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan (1999)
  24. What Now? - Phil Tufnell (1999)
  25. Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography  -  Vivian Richards with Bob Harris (2000)
  26. Hands and Heals   - Ian Healy (2000)
  27. David Lloyd: The Autobiography - Anything but Murder  - David Lloyd with Alan Lee (2000)
  28. Botham: My Autobiography  -  Ian Botham with Peter Hayter (2000)
  29. Dazzler: The Autobiography  - Darren Gough with David Norrie (2001)
  30. From Dusk to Dawn  - Fazal Mahmood (2002)
  31. My Autobiography  - Gary Sobers (2002)
  32. Shane Warne: My Autobiography - Shane Warne (2002)
  33. Menace: The Autobiography - Dennis Lillee (2003)
  34. Opening Up - Mike AthertonThird Man to Fatty's Leg - Steve James (2003)
  35. Playing with Fire: The Autobiography -  Nasser Hussain (2004)
  36. Straight from the Heart - Kapil Dev (2004)
  37. Playing For Keeps  - Alec Stewart with Patrick Murphy (2004)
  38. Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography - Gary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp (2004)
  39. Cutting Edge: My Autobiography - Javed Miandad (2004)
  40. Worth The Wait  - Darren Lehmann (2004)
  41. Calling The Shots  - Michael Vaughan (2005)
  42. Indian Summers - John Wright (2006)
  43. Out of My Comfort Zone  - Steve Waugh (2006)
  44. Freddie Flintoff, My World - Andrew Flintoff (2006)
  45. Brim Full of Passion - Wasim Khan with Alan Wilkins (2006)
  46. Bearders - My Life in Cricket - Bill Frindall (2006)
  47. Twenty20 Vision - Mushtaq Ahmed (2006)
  48. Rising From The Ashes  - Graham Thorpe (2006)
  49. My Story - The Other Side of the Coin - Andy Ganteaume (2007)
  50. Head On  - Ian Botham (2007)
  51. Monty's Turn - Monty Panesar (2007)
  52. My Turn to Spin - Shaun Udal with Pat Symes (2007)
  53. Wasted?  - Paul Smith (2007)
  54. Behind the Shades: The Autobiography  - Duncan Fletcher (2007)
  55. There's Only 2 Tony Cotteys - Tony Cottey with Dave Brayley (2008)
  56. Starting Out: My Story So Fa - Alastair Cook (2008)
  57. Bickers  - Martin Bicknell (2008)
  58. Coming Back to Me  - Marcus Trescothick (2008)
  59. Out of the Park - Craig McMillan (2008)
  60. Line and Strength - Glenn McGrath (2008)
  61. True Colours-  Adam Gilchrist (2008)
  62. Strictly Me - My Life Under the Spotlight - Mark Ramprakash (2009)
  63. Time to Declare  - Michael Vaughan (2009)
  64. The Captain's Tales: Battle for the Ashes  - David Fulton (2009)
  65. Hoggy - Welcome to My World - Matthew Hoggard (2009)
  66. And God Created Cricket  - Simon Hughes (2009)
  67. Graeme Smith: A Captain's Diary  - Graeme Smith with Neil Manthorp (2009)
  68. Driving Ambition - My Autobiography - Andrew Strauss (2009)
  69. Standing My Ground - Matthew Hayden (2010)
  70. Blood, Sweat and Treason -Henry Olonga (2010)
  71. Keeping My Head: A Life in Cricket  - Justin Langer (2010)
  72. No Holding Back: The Autobiography - Michael Holding (2010)
  73. Over But Not Out - ichie Benaud (2010)
  74. No Boundaries - Ronnie Irani (2010)
  75. Start the Car: The World According to Bumble - David Lloyd (2010)
  76. Taking the Mickey: The Inside Story - Mickey Arthur with Neil Manthorp (2010)
  77. The Last Flannelled Fool - Michael Simkins (2011)
  78. The Breaks are Off - My Autobiography - Graeme Swan (2011)
  79. Roo's Book - Bruce Yardley (2011)
  80. Controversially Yours - Shoaib Akhtar (2011)
  81. To The Point - Herschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith (2011)
  82. The Following Game - Jonathan Smith (2011)
  83. Return To The Crease - John Pennington (2012)
  84. Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters - Ed Smith (2012)
  85. Daffy My Life in Cricket  - Phil DeFreitas  (2012)
  86. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back - Yuvraj Singh (2012)
  87. Jimmy: My Story  - James Anderson with Richard Gibson (2012)
  88. Watto  - Shane Watson with Jimmy Thomson (2012)
  89. Tuffer's Cricket Tales - Phil Tufnell (2012)
  90. Keeping Quiet - Paul Nixon (2012)
  91. Jackers: A Life in Cricket  - Robin Jackman with Colin Bryden (2012)
  92. Fierce Focus: Greg Chappell  - Greg Chappell with Malcolm Knox (2012)
  93. My World in Cricket  - Stuart Broad (2012)
  94. Underneath the Southern Cross  - Michael Hussey (2013)
  95. Ponting: At the Close of Play - Ricky Ponting (2013)
  96. The Gloves are Off: My Life in Cricket  - Matt Prior (2013)
  97. Bouch: Through My Eyes - Mark Boucher with Neil Manthorp (2013)
  98. Tony Greig: Love, War and Cricket - A Family Memoir - Joyce Greig and Mark Greig (2013)
  99. Playing It My Way - Sachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumdar (2014)
  100. KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen with David Walsh (2014)
  101. Time to Talk - Curtly Ambrose with Richard Sydenham (2015)
  102. Second Innings: My Sporting Life - Andrew Flintoff (2015)
  103. Mind the Windows: My Story - Tino Best with Jack Wilson (2016)
  104. Absolutely Foxed - Graeme Fowler (2016)

Apart from this, there are several other books written by Cricket Experts.

Some of the recommended Autobiographies by Cricket Expert and Fans are:

Farewell to cricket by Don Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar: Sunny Days, All round view by Imran Khan, Steve Waugh: Out of my Comfort Zone, My illustrated career by Shane Warne, Shane Warne: Portrait of a Flawed Genius by Simon Wilde, Gary Sobers: My Autobiography, To the point by Herschelle Gibbs, Kapil Dev: Straight from the Heart, Controversially yours by Shoaib Akhtar and Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar, Boria Majumdar.

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