Author: Ashis RayForeword/Introductio: Rahul DravidPublisher: HarperCollinsYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 386ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172236670
A panoramic view of one-day cricket….One-Day Cricket: The Indian Challenge Chronicles the limited overs game from an Indian perspective. It traces its origins and covers every World Cup and Champions Trophy tournament and the 1985 Benson & Hedges ‘World Championship’. India’s victory in the 1983 World Cup finds pride of place. Some all-time great one-day international (ODIs)are highlighted as well as India’s intense rivalry with Pakistan. The book concludes with a review of the 2007 World Cup, and also examines Saurav Ganguly’s previously controversial exclusion from the Indian side.An entire chapter is devoted to ‘the turning point’ for India in ODIs – a win against the then mighty West Indies in Mach 1983.The work also portrays the bumpy shift in the balance of power in world cricket from Anglo-Saxon control to Indian dominance.This mostly first-hand, anecdotal sweep of over 44 years of one-daycricket, blended with sharp analysis, is also an invaluable statisticalguide.And it comes from the commentator who broadcast ball-by-ball on BBCon India’s meteoric march in the 1983 world Cup.
ForwardPrefaceThe GenesisBefore 1983The Turning PointThe Summer of 1983The Tobacco TourneysAfter 1983ExtrasThe Rainbow CupMore ExtrasThe Calypso CupIndex