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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 42


The April 2021 issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out March 25, is available to order now.

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  • The latest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly is a county cricket special, marking the start of the new domestic season.
  • Cover story – “County cricket is precious, for all its flaws,” writes David Hopps in a brilliant essay to open our definitive preview to the 2021 campaign. “Discover it, nurture it, save it. It has never been more vital.”
  • Team previews of all 18 counties, including new signings and predictions.
  • Profiles of seven bright young talents to keep an eye on this season.
  • A selection of Wisden writers pick out what they’re most looking forward to seeing this summer after a Covid-blighted 2020.
  • Raf Nicholson looks ahead to a groundbreaking season for the women’s domestic game as she speaks to a handful of the 41 players handed professional contracts last year.
  • Phil Walker talks to those on the frontline tasked with turning ‘Oval Invincibles’ from a marketing concept into something real.
  • Jo Harman meets Ian Watmore, the ECB’s new chairman, who says he’ll be taking a “collaborative” rather “dictatorial” approach to the role.
  • Afghan spin sensation Rashid Khan discusses enhancing his country’s reputation on the world stage.
  • Former New Zealand batsman John Wright reflects on his careers as player and coach.
  • We welcome back county aficionado Elizabeth Ammon for the new season, who joins a team of columnists which includes Andrew Miller, Isabelle Westbury and Andy Zaltzman, and we also have a guest column from Emma John on the internal politics at the world’s most famous cricket club.