Wickets in the East: An Anecdotal History
With illustrations by M A Salam Khan
Oxford University Press, Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, 1992.
Soft-bound; 140 x 215 mm; x & 177 pages. No dust jacket.
The book is in very good condition. The binding is sound and tight with no creasing of the spine.
An account of the history of cricket in India. It recalls the great names and moments of Indian cricket through the selection of ten regional all-time XIs. Featured are legends such as Ranji, the Nawabs of Pataudi, Merchant, Mankad, Gavaskar, Engineer, Bedi, Viswanath, Abid Ali and Kapil Dev.
“This book provides a lively and anecdotal account of cricket in India. Deliberately avoiding the dulness of chronology and the sterility of statistics, it celebrates instead the heroes and heroism of Indian cricket with dozens of stories and incidents replete with humour and told with panache.”