Overview for One-Day Cricket: The Indian Challenge
A panoramic view of one-day cricketâ€¦. 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 â€˜World Championshipâ€™. Indiaâ€™s victory in the 1983 World Cup finds pride of place. Some all-time great one-day international (ODIs)are highlighted as well as Indiaâ€™s intense rivalry with Pakistan. The book concludes with a review of the 2007 World Cup, and also examines Saurav Gangulyâ€™s previously controversial exclusion from the Indian side.An entire chapter is devoted to â€˜the turning pointâ€™ for India in ODIs â€“ 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-day cricket, blended with sharp analysis, is also an invaluable statistical guide. And it comes from the commentator who broadcast ball-by-ball on BBC on Indiaâ€™s meteoric march in the 1983 world Cup.
Ashis Ray (Author)
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