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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 18


The April issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out March 21, is available to order now.

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  • Cover story – in an exclusive interview, we speak to Jofra Archer, the fast-bowling sensation now firmly in contention for England’s World Cup and Ashes squads this summer. The Barbados-born all-rounder talks in-depth about his decision to switch his allegiance to England, how he developed into one of the fastest bowlers in the world and where he sees himself fitting into the Test team, should the call-up come
  • We also explore why England continue to struggle to produce express fast bowlers, speaking to top-level coaches and Zak Chappell of Nottinghamshire, one of the country’s most promising young quicks
  • A 20-page new season preview, assessing how each of the 18 counties are shaping up, taking a closer look at Lancashire, Glamorgan and Warwickshire, and picking out seven up-and-coming stars who you may not have heard of but likely soon will. We also tackle the thorny issue of The Hundred, asking ‘How did it come to this?’
  • In association with Pro:Direct we present the best new gear for 2019 in part two of our equipment showcase
  • Charlotte Edwards reflects on her singularly dedicated career
  • Jonathan Liew explains why cricket will never be cool
  • Mel Jones sets out her vision for the future of women’s cricket
  • CricViz pick out six players to watch in this season’s IPL
  • The Club Debate – Rich Evans investigates the formatting issues causing a rumpus in club cricket