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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 39


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  • Cover story – the final issue of 2020 features an exclusive interview with Joe Root, as he looks ahead to a year which will go a long way towards defining his legacy as Test captain. The England skipper tells Phil Walker that he has a point to prove with the bat in the longer format and insists his side now have the attributes and the knowhow to win the Ashes next winter.
  • Ahead of England’s tour of Sri Lanka, Jo Harman takes us back 20 years to a bad-tempered Test series best remembered for the brilliance of Thorpe, the defiance of Nasser and some of the worst umpiring ever seen in international cricket.
  • We reflect on the best of a bad year by picking out the most memorable moments of 2020.
  • An in-depth look at the role the Professional Cricketers’ Association has to play in these turbulent times.
  • John Stern investigates the lack of diversity in English coach at the elite level.
  • Interviews with Mohammad Yousuf, David Gower, Ian Salisbury, Ben Duckett and Luke Fletcher
  • Expert opinion from our team of columnists, as Andrew Miller considers the future of the much-maligned World Test Championship, Adam Collins celebrates the rejuvenation of Glenn Maxwell, and Isabelle Westbury asks cricket’s Marcus Rashford to step forward.