Thursday, March 24, 2011

Collector's edition The Big Book of World Cup Cricket 1975-2011 by Indra Vikram Singh

A definitive, fully illustrated collector's edition showcasing all the cricket World Cup tournaments from 1975 to 2007, and previewing the ICC World Cup 2011.

Published by 
Sporting Links
ISBN 978-81-901668-4-3 
Fully Illustrated 
Hardback, 544 Pages 
22.5 cm x 28 cm
x 2.5 cm

This is a story of the cricket World Cup from 1975 to 2007, along with a preview of the 2011 World Cup. It takes the reader down memory lane to 49 classic matches, those nail-biting encounters and stunning upsets, and 51 memorable individual performances by players in different matches. The Hall of Fame section showcases 93 top players in the World Cup and also features interviews with Cup-winning captains Kapil Dev, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.

The statistics section contains full scorecards of all the 303 matches and performances of all the 19 teams that have appeared in the 9 World Cups from 1975 to 2007. There are detailed records, and batting averages, bowling averages and fielding data of all the 823 players who turned out in the premier event till then.

The tailenders bring forth the lighter moments and trivia. As many as 250 photographs, mostly in colour, from the world's leading photographers and agencies Patrick Eagar, Getty Images and Pradeep Mandhani embellish this mammoth effort.

The piece-de-resistance is a handwritten letter of Sir Donald Bradman received by the author in 1999, which led the author to dedicate the book to The Don himself.

A special 44-page colour supplement on the ICC World Cup 2011, Crowning Glory (ISBN 978-81-901668-6-7) by Indra Vikram Singh, is available complimentary with The Big Book of World Cup Cricket.

Indra Vikram Singh is author of several books, including 'A Maharaja's Turf' on the triumph of his grandfather Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla in the Epsom Derby of England in 1934, the only Indian owner ever to win the blue riband of the turf in its 230-year history; and 'Don's Century', which is a biography of Don Bradman and a panorama of batting from the 1860s to present times, making him the only Indian biographer of The Don.

The hardback book is published by Sporting Links, and though it carries a MRP of Rs. 4000, there are attractive discounts offered at various outlets and websites, including

(Author Indra Vikram Singh can be contacted at