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''The Art of Captaincy'' () is a book written by former
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Mike Brearley John Michael Brearley (born 28 April 1942) is a retired English first-class cricket Cricket is a Bat-and-ball games, bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, field at the centre of which is ...
, first published in 1985 by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd. The book draws on his various experiences while captaining
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to the famous
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victory in 1981. Being the only cricket book which talks about and explores the various challenges a cricket team captain must surmount, it has often been referred to as a "treatise on captaincy". (Scott 2011)


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