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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 23


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  • Cover story – Jos Buttler speaks exclusively to Phil Walker about England’s emotionally charged World Cup victory, the challenges of readjusting to normal life after that high, and his determination to prove himself as a Test match batsman.
  • Profiles of five heavyweights of the domestic game who continue to set the standard at their respective counties and beyond, including players from Somerset, Sussex, Essex, Hampshire and Middlesex.
  • Jonathan Liew considers whether it’s time for a reappraisal of cricket’s understanding of beauty as Steve Smith continues to set a new benchmark for modern batting.
  • Columnist Zafar Ansari discusses the game’s obsession with numbers and the effect that has in the dressing room.
  • Peter Siddle, the great Ashes survivor, looks back on a decade of battles against England.
  • Women’s Ashes post-mortem asking where Heather Knight’s side go next after a thumping at the hands of Australia.
  • NEW SERIES: Wisden Almanack editor Lawrence Booth picks out the game’s great trailblazers, beginning with the imperial, imperious Ranji.
  • Mark Ramprakash voices his concerns about a “dumbing down” of batsmanship.
  • County columnist Elizabeth Ammon analyses what’s gone wrong at Nottinghamshire this season.
  • Marcus Trescothick picks out the highs and lows from his epic career.
  • The Club Debate: Rich Evans considers where we should draw the line on player behaviour.