The Author: Rajender Amarnath

“Cricket has surrounded me my whole life.  My father, Lala Amarnath, was the first Indian to score a Test century. I am a former first-class cricketer and am now a cricketing media commentator and personality. 

I authored ‘The Making of a Legend - Lala Amarnath - Life & Times’, in order to bring forth glimpses of a bygone era of Indian Cricket.

Now, with the help of some of India’s Cricketing Legends, I have authored the World’s first interactive publication ‘India’s Greatest Test Cricket Achievements – Top Ten Defining Moments and Best XI Players’.”

 Rajender Amarnath - Author

 International Contributing Authors

22 Yards Interactive Publishing in conjunction with ESPNcricinfo have searched the globe to source only the very best contributing authors to help bring India’s Greatest Test Cricket Achievements to life 

1. Gideon Haigh - Melbourne, Australia.  

An acclaimed Australian Sports Journalist with over 30 years experience. Gideon has authored 30 books, 20 of them being about cricket.

Gideon, writes for The Australian Newspaper, The Times (UK) and has written for Times of India, The Hindustan Times, Indian Express The Sunday Telegraph and a host of magazines and websites, such as Wisden Asia and ESPN cricinfo and regularly appears on TV.

2. Sharda Ugra - New Delhi, India 

Senior Editor at ESPN cricinfo and a sports journalist for more than 25 years. Prior to Sharda’s appointment with ESPN cricinfo Sharda held positions such as Deputy Editor India Today, Special Correspondent - The Hindu and has won numerous awards, such as her 2012 award from the Indian Government for contribution towards women’s empowerment and multiple sportswriter of the year awards.   

3. Yajurvindra (Sunny) Singh Bilkha  Mumbai, India  

A former Indian Test Cricketer, Sunny has a rare combination of international cricket and business experience. A scion of the royal family of Bilkha, Sunny has played for India in international Test and One Day Cricket.

Sunny, set up Wisden India, a subsidiary of Wisden UK.  He has been frequently invited as an expert on TV cricket shows and panels and written extensively about cricket and writes for various newspapers. 

4. Don Neely MNZM, MBE Wellington, New Zealand 

A New Zealand cricket historian, administrator and life member of NZC. Having been the President of NZ cricket Don also spent 14 years as a NZ selector being a former first class cricketer and captain of Wellington.

Don has written or co-written over 30 books on New Zealand cricket.  At 80 years young, Don has a wealth of cricket knowledge! 

5. Mihir Bose - London, United Kingdom 

An award winning journalist, author and broadcaster. With over 40 years experience there isn't much Mihir hasn’t done or achieved in the world of Journalism. From a cricket correspondent with the London Broadcasting Commission to the BBC’s first sports editor, to writing for the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph, to editing the prestigious Inside Sport column. More recently (2015) at the Asian Cricket Awards, Mihir received a Lifetime Achievement Award and has somehow found the time to author over 30 books.