Cricket World Cup

The Indian Challenge (Updated Edition)
by Mr Ashis Ray
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: June 24, 2019

ISBN: 9789389000467

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This is a riveting read for a cricket lover, especially an India fan. A remarkable, eye-witness history of the Cricket World Cup from an Indian perspective the book details the little-known story of India's turning point in one-day cricket in Guyana, when Kapil Dev's team in March 1983 beat the previously unassailable West Indies in their backyard. It also reminds readers of the tremor that was felt in the cricketing world when India repeated the success at Manchester in the World Cup 10 weeks later, before defeating the same side in the final two weeks later. It relives India's forgotten triumph in the 1985 World Championship and the rekindling of hope when Sourav Ganguly's team finished as runners-up in the 2003 World Cup. The book further depicts how MS Dhoni planned victory, together with Sachin Tendulkar inspiring Yuvraj Singh to perform at his best, in the 2011 tournament.

The book is embellished by illuminating reports and scores on each India match and every semi-final and final in the World Cup since its inception. Finally, it discusses India's prospects in the 2019 World Cup.