Author: Indra Vikram Singh
It is aptly titled The Little Big Book of World Cup Cricket. It is small in size but big in terms of information and is a well-researched story of the cricket World Cup from the time it began in 1975. Vikram Singh has obviously spent time in digging up information, match details and interesting sidelights, and enriched his narration with accurate stuff.
The book has many exciting highlights that made the various editions of the World Cup so memorable. His strong point lies in capturing the pulse of the game when writing about the great matches. He knows the turning points well and does not miss out on minor developments that would have swung the contest.
The author has not only collected a huge amount of material, he has also analysed it well. “Everything noteworthy has been incorporated in a manner that the cricket fan can breeze through the greatest event in the one-day game as it unfolded over the last three and a half decades,” says Vikram Singh on his delightful venture. There are 51 little stories in the chapter titled ‘Star Turns', where individual performances have been presented in a racy analysis.