The reintroduction of South Africa, the dibbly-dobbly-wobbly New Zealand attack, that run out from Jonty Rhodes, and the eventual winners getting that chance thanks to a downpour in … Adelaide.
Then there were those semi-finals; the introduction of Inzi in Auckland, and pre Duckworth-Lewis hilarity in Sydney.
To commemorate this, Jonathan Northall has put out a book. From the blurb:
Ruling The World by Jonathan Northall
The Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup
• Many interviews with star players, officials and broadcasters who were involved in 1992, and author was granted exclusive access to Cricket World Cup organising committee minutes
• Includes an interview with Gerry Connolly whose impersonation of The Queen caused Ian Botham and Graham Gooch to walk out of the pre-final banquet
• Features a foreword by ex-South African cricket captain and losing semi-finalist, Kepler Wessels
• Duckworth, Lewis and Stern provide insight into the rain rule that ruined the second semifinal
• Colour photo section includes both iconic images and an unseen photo from the archives
Ruling the World tells the enthralling story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. From the early exchanges in the warm-up matches, up to the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, tales of classic stature and previously untold gems regularly arise. Each match is explored along with its unique backstory, with many key players contributing memories after more than a quarter of a century. Interviews with stars such as Derek Pringle, Phillip DeFreitas, Gladstone Small, Brian McMillan and Gavin Larsen help bring to life the greatest ever Cricket World Cup.
Contributions from fans offer a unique insight into the high emotions in the stands as the tournament was played out.
And exclusive behind-the-scenes access is granted by documents from the tournament’s organising committee, including minutes from meetings and reports presented to the International Cricket Council.
Ruling the World brings all the drama and excitement of 1992 to a new generation of cricket fans and offers contemporary onlookers the chance to fondly reminisce.
About the Author: Jonathan Northall has contributed to many sports websites including Fansided and FourFourTwo Australia. He has written extensively about football, cricket and baseball, and published a book about ice hockey in 2013. Jonathan currently writes about cricket for Sportskeeda.
He is a member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians & Historians and the Australian Cricket Society.