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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 46


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  • Cover story – The reasons are many and the theories manifold and various, but one thing is irrefutable: batters in English cricket are scoring fewer first-class runs than they used to. In a special investigation, WCM’s team of writers look to find out why.
  • Jo Harman previews The Hundred, while Andrew Miller derides the “vapidly awful PR” which has so blighted its gestation.
  • The great Indian writer Suresh Menon produces a beautiful essay on the changing shapes and lines of Indian batsmanship.
  • Ellyse Perry sits down with Taha Hashim to discuss her extraordinary career.
  • We have all the big stories from another month of county cricket in ‘The County Files’, featuring interviews with George Garton, Keaton Jennings and Simon Harmer among many others.
  • The godfather of reverse swing, Sarfraz Nawaz, discusses his life in cricket.
  • Ben Jones writes about falling hard for Ian Bell in ‘My Golden Summer’.
  • The New Zealand writer and academic Rod Edmond celebrates the most significant week in Kiwi cricketing history.
  • Andy Zaltzman reveals more facts about the number 46 than strictly necessary.
  • Elizabeth Ammon says the One-Day Cup can be this summer’s hidden gem.
  • Isabelle Westbury argues our game isn’t as traditional as it often claims to be.
  • Scott Oliver writes on a matter of life and death in ‘The Club Debate’.