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By Jon Colman, Paul Nixon

From Gower to Flintoff, Waugh to Vaughan, Cronje to Pietersen, Paul Nixon has shared a dressing room with essentially the most evocative names in overseas and family cricket - and sometimes enraged them at the box of play. The wicketkeeper, often called his sport's such a lot prolific 'sledger', has collected greater than two decades of news from his profession on the middle of the sport and now unearths them in as a rule outspoken sort. From 'Fredalo' to match-fixing, Nixon has skilled probably the most infamous episodes in cricket background, possesses strident critiques at the video game and has a tune list of good fortune within the English first class video game and the Twenty20 revolution. With an accessory on off-the-field anecdotes, Nixon additionally lays naked the character that led the Australian legend Steve Waugh to check him to: 'a mosquito humming round within the evening, that should be swatted by way of continuously escapes.'

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