List of cricketers’ biographies and autobiographies

Many well-known cricketers have produced autobiographies and biographies after retiring from the sport. Sachin Tendulkar’s book is titled “Playing it My Way,” while M.L. Jaisimha wrote Sunil Gavaskar’s biography (Sunny Days).

An autobiography is a self-written account of one’s own life. A biography, on the other hand, is a written narrative of someone’s life.

The primary motivation for publishing an autobiography or biography is to share one’s difficult life with the general public or fans. The author may wish to profit from these books at times.

We have compiled a collection of some noteworthy biographies and autobiographies of famous cricket players from around the world in this post.

List of cricketers' biographies and autobiographies

First Published Book Based on Author
1951 Spinning Round The World Jim Laker Jim Laker
1960 Over To Me Jim Laker Jim Laker
1961 Thrown Out Ian Meckiff Ian Meckiff
1967 Cricket Delightful Mushtaq Ali Mushtaq Ali
1968 Close on Cricket Brian Close Brian Close
1976 Cricket Rebel John Snow John Snow
1976 Ball of Fire: An Autobiography Fred Trueman Fred Trueman
1977 One More Over Erapalli Prasanna Erapalli Prasanna
1977 Sunny Days Sunil Gavaskar M.L. Jaisimha
1982 Sir Aubrey C. Aubrey Smith David Rayvern Allen
1983 Imran Imran Khan Imran Khan with Patrick Murphy
1984 Spartan Cricketer Douglas Jardine Christopher Douglas
1984 Wally Hammond Wally Hammond Gerald Howat
1985 Playing Days Tony Lewis Tony Lewis
1985 A Game Enjoyed Peter May Peter May and Michael Melford
1987 Archie Jackson: The Keats of Cricket Archie Jackson David Frith
1987 Boycott: The Autobiography Geoffrey Boycott Geoffrey Boycott
1991 Coming of Age Eddie Hemmings Eddie Hemmings with Graham Otway
1995 Beating the Field Brian Lara Brian Lara
1996 Uncorked! Diary of a Cricket Year Dominic Cork Dominic Cork
1997 Under The Southern Cross David Boon David Boon
1997 W. G. Grace: An Intimate Biography W. G. Grace Robert Low
1997 Dickie Bird: My Autobiography Dickie Bird Dickie Bird
1998 Wasim Wasim Akram Wasim Akram with Patrick Murphy
1998 You Guys Are History! Devon Malcolm Devon Malcolm with Patrick Murphy
1998 Anything But an Autobiography Richie Benaud Richie Benaud
1999 Mark Taylor: Time to Declare Mark Taylor Mark Taylor
1999 Courtney: Heart of the Lion Courtney Walsh Courtney Walsh
1999 White Lightning Allan Donald Allan Donald with Patrick Murphy
1999 Aravinda: My Autobiography Aravinda de Silva Aravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan
1999 What Now? Phil Tufnell Phil Tufnell
2000 Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography Vivian Richards Vivian Richards with Bob Harris
2000 Hands and Heals Ian Healy Ian Healy
2000 David Lloyd: The Autobiography – Anything but Murder David Lloyd David Lloyd with Alan Lee
2000 Botham: My Autobiography Ian Botham Ian Botham with Peter Hayter
2001 Dazzler: The Autobiography Darren Gough Darren Gough with David Norrie
2002 From Dusk to Dawn Fazal Mahmood Fazal Mahmood
2002 Garry Sobers: My Autobiography Gary Sobers Gary Sobers
2002 Mark Waugh: The Biography Mark Waugh James Knight
2002 Shane Warne: My Autobiography Shane Warne Shane Warne
2003 Menace: The Autobiography Dennis Lillee Dennis Lillee
2003 Opening Up Mike Atherton Mike Atherton
2004 Cutting Edge: My Autobiography Javed Miandad Javed Miandad
2004 Worth The Wait Darren Lehmann Darren Lehmann
2004 Basil D’Oliveira: Cricket and Conspiracy The Untold Story Basil D’Oliveira Peter Oborne
2004 Third Man to Fatty’s Leg Steve James Steve James
2004 Playing with Fire: The Autobiography Nasser Hussain Nasser Hussain
2004 Straight from the Heart Kapil Dev Kapil Dev
2004 Playing For Keeps Alec Stewart Alec Stewart with Patrick Murphy
2004 Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography Gary Kirsten Gary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp
2005 Calling The Shots Michael Vaughan Michael Vaughan
2006 Out of My Comfort Zone Steve Waugh Steve Waugh
2006 The Nice Guy Who Finished First Rahul Dravid D. Prabhudesai
2006 Jim Laker: Nineteen for Ninety Jim Laker Brian Scovell
2006 Freddie Flintoff, My World Andrew Flintoff Andrew Flintoff
2006 Brim Full of Passion ‘ Wasim Khan Wasim Khan with Alan Wilkins
2006 Bearders – My Life in Cricket Bill Frindall Bill Frindall
2006 Twenty20 Vision Mushtaq Ahmed Mushtaq Ahmed
2006 Rising From The Ashes Graham Thorpe Graham Thorpe
2007 My Story – The Other Side of the Coin Andy Ganteaume Andy Ganteaume
2007 Cricket’s Philosopher King CLR James Dave Renton
2007 Head On Ian Botham Ian Botham
2007 Monty’s Turn Monty Panesar Monty Panesar
2007 Bill Edrich Biography Bill Edrich Alan Hill
2007 Portrait of a Flawed Genius Shane Warne Simon Wilde
2007 My Turn to Spin Shaun Udal Shaun Udal with Pat Symes
2007 The Flame Still Burns Tom Cartwright Stephen Chalke
2007 Pioneer Professional George Lohmann Keith Booth
2007 Cricket’s Troubled Genius Brian Lara Brian Scovell
2007 Wasted? Paul Smith Paul Smith
2007 Behind the Shades: The Autobiography Duncan Fletcher Duncan Fletcher
2008 There’s Only 2 Tony Cotteys Tony Cottey Tony Cottey with Dave Brayley
2008 Aggressive Master of Spin Tony Lock Alan Hill
2008 Starting Out: My Story So Far Alastair Cook Alastair Cook
2008 Bickers Martin Bicknell Martin Bicknell
2008 Coming Back to Me Marcus Trescothick Marcus Trescothick
2008 Out of the Park Craig McMillan Craig McMillan
2008 The Definitive Biography Sachin Tendulkar Vaibhav Purandare
2008 Line and Strength Glenn McGrath Glenn McGrath
2008 True Colours Adam Gilchrist Adam Gilchrist
2009 Imran Khan Imran Khan Christopher Sandford
2009 Strictly Me – My Life Under the Spotlight Mark Ramprakash Mark Ramprakash
2009 The Captain’s Tales: Battle for the Ashes David Fulton David Fulton
2009 Portrait of a Rebel Kevin Pietersen Marcus Stead
2009 Harold Larwood Harold Larwood Duncan Hamilton
2009 Hoggy – Welcome to My World Matthew Hoggard Matthew Hoggard
2009 Cricket in the Park Lord Sheffield Roger Packham
2009 And God Created Cricket Simon Hughes Simon Hughes
2009 No Bull: From the Bush to the Baggy Green Andy Bichel Gerry Collins
2009 Graeme Smith: A Captain’s Diary Graeme Smith Graeme Smith with Neil Manthorp
2009 Driving Ambition – My Autobiography Andrew Strauss Andrew Strauss
2010 Standing My Ground Matthew Hayden Matthew Hayden
2010 Thommo Speaks Out Jeff Thomson Ashley Mallett
2010 Blood, Sweat and Treason Henry Olonga Henry Olonga
2010 Keeping My Head: A Life in Cricket Justin Langer Justin Langer
2010 No Holding Back: The Autobiography Michael Holding Michael Holding
2010 Over But Not Out Richie Benaud Richie Benaud
2010 No Boundaries Ronnie Irani Ronnie Irani
2010 Start The Car: The World According to Bumble David Lloyd David Lloyd
2010 Taking the Mickey: The Inside Story Mickey Arthur Mickey Arthur with Neil Manthorp
2011 Jack Hobbs: England’s Greatest Cricketer Jack Hobbs Leo McKinstry
2011 The Last Flannelled Fool Michael Simkins Michael Simkins
2011 Peter May Biography Peter May Alan Hill
2011 Ian Botham – The Power and The Glory Ian Botham Simon Wilde
2011 Fred Trueman – The Authorised Biography Fred Trueman Chris Waters
2011 The Breaks are Off – My Autobiography Graeme Swann Graeme Swann
2011 A Reappraisal of English Cricket’s Most Controversial Captain Tony Greig David Tossell
2011 Roo’s Book Bruce Yardley Bruce Yardley
2011 Don’s Century Don Bradman Indra Vikram Singh
2011 Controversially Yours Shoaib Akhtar Shoaib Akhtar
2011 To The Point Herschelle Gibbs Herschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith
2011 The Following Game Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith
2011 Brett Lee: My Life Brett Lee Brett Lee, James Knight
2011 Imran Versus Imran: The Untold Story Imran Khan Frank Huzur
2012 Return To The Crease John Pennington John Pennington
2012 Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters Ed Smith Ed Smith
2012 Daffy My Life in Cricket Phil DeFreitas Phil DeFreitas
2012 The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh
2012 Jimmy: My Story James Anderson James Anderson with Richard Gibson
2012 Watto Shane Watson Shane Watson with Jimmy Thomson
2012 Tuffer’s Cricket Tales Phil Tufnell Phil Tufnell
2012 Keeping Quiet Paul Nixon Paul Nixon
2012 Jackers: A Life in Cricket Robin Jackman Robin Jackman with Colin Bryden
2012 The Valiant Cricketer Trevor Bailey Alan Hill
2012 Fierce Focus: Greg Chappell Greg Chappell Greg Chappell with Malcolm Knox
2012 My World in Cricket Stuart Broad Stuart Broad
2013 Underneath the Southern Cross Michael Hussey Michael Hussey
2013 Ponting: At the Close of Play Ricky Ponting Ricky Ponting
2013 The Gloves are Off: My Life in Cricket Matt Prior Matt Prior
2013 The Test of Will Glenn McGrath Glenn McGrath
2013 Bouch: Through My Eyes Mark Boucher Mark Boucher with Neil Manthorp
2013 Tony Greig: Love, War and Cricket – A Family Memoir Tony Greig Joyce Greig and Mark Greig
2014 Playing It My Way Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumdar
2014 KP: The Autobiography Kevin Pietersen Kevin Pietersen with David Walsh
2014 Rhino Ryan Harris Ryan Harris with Stephen Gray and Jason Phelan
2014 Cricket As I See It Allan Border Allan Border
2015 The Test: My Life, and the Inside Story of the Greatest Ashes Series Simon Jones Simon Jones
2015 Time to Talk Curtly Ambrose Curtly Ambrose with Richard Sydenham
2015 Second Innings: My Sporting Life Andrew Flintoff Andrew Flintoff
2015 Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography Phillip Hughes Malcolm Knox with Peter Lalor
2015 The Art of Captaincy (30th Anniversary Edition) Mike Brearley Mike Brearley
2015 Don Bradman – The Definitive Biography Don Bradman Roland Perry
2016 Mashrafe Mashrafe Mortaza Debabrata Mukherjee
2016 Mind the Windows: My Story Tino Best Tino Best with Jack Wilson
2016 Absolutely Foxed Graeme Fowler Graeme Fowler
2016 Six Machine: I Don’t Like Cricket… I Love It Chris Gayle Chris Gayle
2016 AB de Villiers – The Autobiography AB de Villiers AB de Villiers
2016 Unguarded: My Autobiography Jonathan Trott Jonathan Trott
2016 Michael Clarke: My Story Michael Clarke Michael Clarke
2016 Resilient Mitchell Johnson Mitchell Johnson
2016 Declared Brendon McCullum Brendon McCullum with Greg McGee
2016 The Wrong ‘Un: The Brad Hogg Story Brad Hogg Brad Hogg with Greg Growden
2016 Driven: The Virat Kohli Story Virat Kohli Vijay Lokapally
2016 Coach Darren Lehmann Darren Lehmann with Brian Murgatroyd
2016 A Beautiful Game Mark Nicholas Mark Nicholas
2017 My Family’s Keeper Brad Haddin Brad Haddin
2017 The Sound of Summer Jim Maxwell Jim Maxwell
2017 The Journey Steve Smith Steve Smith
2017 A Clear Blue Sky Jonny Bairstow Jonny Bairstow with Duncan Hamilton
2018 Imperfect Sanjay Manjrekar Sanjay Manjrekar
2018 A Century Is Not Enough Sourav Ganguly Sourav Ganguly with Gautam Bhattacharya
2018 No Spin: My Autobiography Shane Warne Shane Warne
2018 Moeen Moeen Ali Moeen Ali with Mihir Bose
2018 281 and Beyond VVS Laxman VVS Laxman with R Kaushik
2019 The Test of My Life from cricket to cancer and back Yuvraj Singh Yuvraj Singh
2019 Game Changer Shahid Afridi Shahid Afridi with Wajahat S. Khan