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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 45


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  • Cover story – we consider how three of England’s emerging fast bowlers can force themselves into contention for a regular Test spot. In a series of exclusive interviews, Ollie Robinson speaks to Jo Harman (two weeks before he became a front-page news story) about his evolution from county trundler to Test seamer and the “naivety” which led to his sacking by Yorkshire, Warwickshire speedster Olly Stone tells Phil Walker he is ready to go full throttle after a stop-start career to this point, and Craig Overton explains to Taha Hashim how he has returned to the England set-up a better, quicker bowler. We also examine the cases of four more seamers knocking on the door for Test recognition.
  • We have stacks of county cricket in ‘The County Files’, including interviews with Chris Dent, Billy Godleman, Kiran Carlson and Harry Gurney.
  • We go back to the drawing board and remodel the much-maligned World Test Championship.
  • Temba Bavuma speaks to Neil Manthorp about taking on South Africa’s white-ball captaincy.
  • Phil Walker analyses the fallout from a tumultuous Lord’s Test and what the Ollie Robinson revelations tells us about the state of English cricket.
  • Former England and Middlesex fast bowler Norman Cowans winds back the clock and discusses the highs and lows of his career.
  • Lawrence Booths reports on the game taking hold in Brazil.
  • England team analyst Nathan Leamon recalls his favourite summer of cricket and the greatest knock in ODI history.
  • On its 100th anniversary, Richard Whitehead recalls an extraordinary innings played by Australia’s Charlie Macartney.
  • Scott Oliver asks if player behaviour is getting worse in club cricket.
  • As for our crack team of columnists, Elizabeth Ammon hails the ripple effect of the county live streams, Andrew Miller despairs at England’s Ashes fixation, Isabelle Westbury argues that women’s Test cricket is a cause worth fighting for, and Andy Zaltzman delves deep into the significance of 200.