They will have it all covered!

Updated: Jul 18, 2019, 07:27 IST | Clayton Murzello

A spoof on to-be-published books written by players, who were in the news during the just-concluded World Cup cricket in England

They will have it all covered!
Cricket books on display at the Kennington in London. Pic /Getty Images

Clayton MurzelloAfter the controversial ICC World Cup cricket final, here's a light-hearted literary look-back at the tournament that ended in ecstasy for Eoin Morgan's Englishmen, but a heartbreak for Kane Williamson's New Zealanders

Aaron Finch: Skipper Tripper

Adil Rashid: Spinner Winner

Ajinkya Rahane: In Yet Out
(Dropped player was in England playing for Hampshire)

Ambati Rayudu: Shades of Grey
(After his cheeky tweet about ordering a new set of 3D glasses to watch the World Cup)

Angelo Mathews: Out of the Wilderness

Ben Stokes: Punch After Punch

Chris Gayle: Universal Boss' Loss

David Warner: Father Figure
(His wife delivered their third daughter during the World Cup in London)

Eoin Morgan: Karma Chameleon

Faf du Plessis: Life Without AB

Gary Stead: Carry on, Gary

Glenn Maxwell: Minimum Max
(177 runs in 10 innings)

Gulbadin Naib: Drowning With The Enemy
(For saying Afghanistan will drown and we will take Bangladesh with us too)

ICC Book of the World Cup: No One Died

Jason Roy: Made In England
(South African-born batsman who worked his way through England's much-improved cricket set-up)

Jason Holder: Promises To Keep

Jasprit Bumrah: All That Jas

Jimmy Neesham: Sports Sucks
(NZ all-rounder urged kids to take up baking, something that would let them die at 60 "really fat and happy" after the heartbreak at Lord's)

Jofra Archer: Finding My Feat
(He emerged as England's most successful bowler across all editions)

Jos Buttler: At Your Service

Justin Langer: Keeping My Job
(His earlier book was Keeping My Head)

Kane Williamson: Kane and Able, But Still Unable

KL Rahul: Sizzle and Fizzle

Kuldeep Yadav: Mystery & Misery

Kumar Dharmasena: Err I Come

Lasith Malinga: Eternal Flame

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Slow and Sturdy

Martin Guptill: Last Man Out

Michael Vaughan: Sanju and Me
(Thanks to his social media confrontations with Sanjay Manjrekar)

Michael Holding: Holding My Ground
(The West Indies fast bowler-turned-commentator refused to tone down his criticism on the umpiring despite being asked by the ICC to go slow on the officials)

Mickey Arthur: Staying Alive
(After admitting he would have committed suicide due to stress)

Mohammed Shami: 'Tricked in England
(Hat-trick against Afghanistan didn't guarantee him a place)

MSK Prasad: Selector in Strife

Ravi Shastri: The World Not at My Feet

Ravindra Jadeja: Picking Up
The Pieces

Rohit Sharma: Fifth Symphony
(Five centuries in the tournament)

Ross Taylor: Measure Me Up

Sanjay Manjrekar: Give Me A Break

Sarfaraz Ahmed: Under The Pump

Shaheen Afridi: Boom Boom 2.0

Shakib Al Hasan: When You're Scoring, You Are Roaring

Shoaib Akhtar: Expert With Brains
(Called Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz brainless)

Shoaib Malik: The Power of Zero
(Two ducks in his final two innings)

Shane Warne: Quiet Times
(No controversies, this time)

Sachin Tendulkar: Box Cricket
(After his Word Cup debut as a TV commentator)

Sheldon Cottrell: Soldiering On
(West Indian soldier-cum-fast bowler who offered a salute each time he claimed a wicket or took a catch)

Trevor Bayliss: How to Hit Boundaries and Be a World Cup winner
(England's quiet World Cup winning coach)

Virat Kohli: I'll Be Back

mid-day's group sports editor Clayton Murzello is a purist with an open stance. He tweets @ClaytonMurzello

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