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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 31


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  • Cover story – a special feature on the battle for the future of Test cricket, as we consider the longer format’s place in the overall landscape of the game. “I wouldn’t say Test cricket is on life support but it’s certainly in a bad way… the administrators are responsible for letting the game down,” Michael Holding tells us as part of a discussion – also featuring Harsha Bhogle, Mark Butcher, Chris Woakes, Wasim Khan and Mickey Arthur – on the burning issues affecting the format. We also have mini essays from Jonathan Liew, Freddie Wilde and Dave Tickner on subjects including the World Test Championship, crowd numbers, four-day Test matches and the unstoppable rise of T20.
  • England’s gun all-rounder Nat Sciver talks to Phil Walker about her bid to become the best all-rounder in the game.
  • In a candid interview, Dawid Malan tells James Wallace he’s been painted as something he’s not.
  • Alison Mitchell takes us back to England’s 2008 tour of India and the chaos of the Mumbai terror attacks.
  • Columnist Andrew Miller reveals the greatest trick Ian Botham ever pulled.
  • Aussie run-machine Dean Jones reflects on his life in cricket.
  • Elizabeth Ammon and Scott Oliver assess how the coronavirus crisis is impacting the county and recreational game respectively.
  • Ryan ten Doeschate talks to John Stern about the importance of diversity.
  • Derek Pringle picks his team of Essex all-timers in ‘The Greatest XI’.
  • Kiwi left-armer Trent Boult shares his coaching tips on how to make the ball talk.
  • Comedian Miles Jupp rounds things off by reimagining the bad old days of English cricket with relish in ‘My Perfect Day at the Cricket’.