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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 37

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  • Cover story – we profile the 12 best young batsmen in England, including an exclusive interview with Zak Crawley, the breakthrough star of the summer. The 22-year-old Kent strokemaker talks to Jo Harman about his extraordinary 267 against Pakistan, his international white-ball ambitions and his aversion to social media, while his county coach Matt Walker draws comparisons between Crawley and Sir Alastair Cook. “Everything they do is designed so they can be successful in what they want to do,” says Walker, “which is to be one of the best for England.”
  • Telegraph sage Scyld Berry introduces our review of the season, looking back on the strangest and most poignant cricketing summer of his life, before Phil Walker considers what the landscape could look like in 2021.
  • Michael Holding talks to John Stern about breaking out from the game’s usual confines.
  • Jon Hotten marks Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s 80th birthday by examining the many sides of a complex and divisive character.
  • Raf Nicholson reviews England Women’s clean sweep of the Windies.
  • Comedian Josh Widdicombe pictures a fantasy encounter between England and Somerset.
  • We welcome Isabelle Westbury to our stable of columnists, as she highlights the darker side of the IPL’s relocation to the UAE.
  • James Whitaker selects Leicestershire’s Greatest XI.
  • Football writer Jonathan Wilson recalls following England’s 2010/11 Ashes tour whilst in the midst of a break-up in Buenos Aires.
  • Scott Oliver dishes out some awards for the abbreviated club cricket season.