Hit for a Six
Rupa Publications, 2017 | Buy on Amazon
From the blurb:
Laila, a spunky thirteen-year-old whose life revolves around cricket, is badly shaken when the cricketer she idolises admits to match-fixing. Can her hero’s betrayal and her love for the game coexist? Things get complicated further when she discovers that her school is going to be home to the town’s first ever girls’ cricket club.
Meanwhile, working on a school project about their town’s historical spots, Laila and her friends find themselves asking questions that seem unrelated at first but point to a mystery just begging to be solved. What is going on in Old Mister Marshall’s house? Who are the anonymous benefactors who have sponsored the renovation of Laila’s school? What why?
An exciting read about precarious friendships, cricket and a niggling mystery, Hit for a Six is sure to be a big hit.