Wisden on India: An anthology

Wisden on India: An anthology

by Jonathan Rice


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Throughout its long and distinguished history, Wisden has reported on Indian cricket around the world and commented on its highs and lows. One of the first references to a touring Indian cricket side was in 1889: 'Perhaps the most notable feature of the tour was the wonderfully successful bowing of Mr Pavri, who took 170 wickets at a cost of under 12 runs each'.

For a time, India enjoyed a golden age of cricket, largely through Lord Hawke's tours in the 1890s and then buoyed up by the exploits of Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji who was chosen as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1897. But there were set-backs to come, such as the team's 1953 'Worst Start in Test Cricket' which saw Trueman scythe through their top order at Headingley to leave the team in disrepair at 0 for 4 wickets after 14 balls. Recent decades have seen formidable players such as Ganguly, Laxman, Sehway, Dravid and Tendulkar lift India's game to great heights, making them a force to be reckoned with.

This anthology charts the progress of India through Wisden's pages, using match reports, articles, notes, obituaries and illustrations to bring this extraordinary team - and their equally extraordinary nation - to vivid and delightful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408126745
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/16/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Rice is a well-respected Wisden writer as well as the author of a wide variety of cricketing books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Foreword Ravi Shastri ix

Introduction 1

1 The Formative Years: 1864-1911 6

2 The Game Takes Hold: 1911-1932 23

3 The Runs Begin to Flow: 1933-1953 51

4 On Level Terms: 1953-1983 104

5 The One-Day Game Takes Centre Stage: 1983-2000 172

6 The 21st Century 256

Miscellany 323

Index 331

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