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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 11


The September issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out August 30, is available to order now.

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  • Cover story – In a rare and exclusive one-to-one interview, Virat Kohli sits down with Jo Harman to discuss his first 10 years as an international cricketer, what life outside of the game looks like for a 21st-century deity and the future of “the most beautiful format”. India’s captain also makes his feelings clear on the ECB’s proposed 100-ball format (“I cannot think of one more format”) and reflects on the mistakes he made earlier in his career (“I really laugh at a lot of the things I did when I was younger”)
  • We count down the best young women’s cricketers in the world and speak to the prodigious talent named Wisden’s Golden Girl of 2018
  • Felix White speaks to a batch of former England spinners about their first experience of international cricket and their unique place in the fabric of the English game
  • Columnist Jonathan Liew spares a thought for a lost generation of English batting talent
  • Kumar Sangakkara picks out Aravinda de Silva as his next ‘Titan of Cricket’, citing the diminutive Sri Lankan as a huge influence on his own career
  • The Club Debate – Rich Evans argues self-interest and selection politics are creating divisions in our cricket clubs
  • Elsewhere in issue 11 – Mike Brearley considers whether Kohli qualifies as a sporting genius, Elizabeth Ammon reports on the green shoots of recovery at Durham, Katherine Brunt tells us cricket was her escape from being bullied, Alec Stewart channels Sir Alex Ferguson in bringing the good times back to Surrey, John Stern visits New Road to learn the secrets of Worcestershire’s production line of young talent and Phil Tufnell reveals a near-death experience