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Wisden on India An anthology

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ISBN13:

9781408126745

ISBN10:
1408126745
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
9/16/2011
Publisher(s):
A&C Black

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This is the edition with a publication date of 9/16/2011.
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Formative Years: 1864-1911p. 6
The Game Takes Hold: 1911-1932p. 23
The Runs Begin to Flow: 1933-1953p. 51
On Level Terms: 1953-1983p. 104
The One-Day Game Takes Centre Stage: 1983-2000p. 172
The 21st Centuryp. 256
Miscellanyp. 323
Indexp. 331
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