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Jos Buttler edges out Ben Stokes to take Wisden Almanack 2020 cover

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

The moment Jos Buttler ran out Martin Guptill at Lord’s to secure England their first-ever men’s Cricket World Cup title will take the cover of the upcoming 2020 edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

The instant wicketkeeper Jos Buttler broke the stumps to run out to seal victory by virtue of more boundaries scored will adorn the iconic yellow jacket.

“It needed something special to keep Ben Stokes off the cover, and this really was something special: arguably the most important split second in the history of English cricket, and the culmination of four years’ hard work in which the one-day team went from no-hopers to world-beaters,” said Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth. “No one who watched the final will ever forget it.”

The Wisden Almanack will be published on April 9, 2020 and will by the 157th edition of the annual publication. As well as reporting on the World Cup, the Wisden Almanack will also name its champion all-format county and remember Bob Willis, who died in December. Features include pieces by Emma John on what it’s like to be a woman member of the MCC, and Colin Schindler on a summer of demonstrations and barbed wire 50 years ago.

The Wisden Cricketers Almanack 2020 cover

Pre-publication ordering is now open – buy on subscription for just £25 or buy direct without a subscription for £35 (RRP £55).


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