Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge is the most comprehensive offering on the subject; as eminently readable as it is an essential reference. It covers all 10 previous World Cups in detail from an Indian perspective, highlighting the turning point for India at Berbice, and the 1983 and 2011 competitions, which India won. Also included are reports and scores for all of India's matches in World Cup competitions, and every semi-final and final match. The book includes a guide to the 2015 World Cup.
Ashis Ray made his debut as a test match commentator in 1975. He was the only Asian ball-by-ball commentator on the 1983 World Cup. He has commentated on cricket for the BBC, ABC of Australia, SKY SPORTS UK and SONY. He has reported or commented on cricket for every major British and Indian newspaper. His book, One-Day Cricket: The Indian Challenge, published by HarperCollins in 2007, became a bestseller in India. London-based, Ray is the longest serving Indian foreign correspondent, having worked in this capacity since 1977 for BBC, CNN, the Ananda Bazar Group and The Times of India.