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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 50

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The December 2021 issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out November 11, is available to order now.

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The latest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out November 11, is an Ashes special, as we preview the latest instalment of the game’s most enduring rivalry.

In a bumper 18-page section we consider how Joe Root’s men can overcome the odds to claim that rarest of things, an overseas win in Australia. CricViz examine the accepted truths of how teams can beat the Aussies in their own backyard and try to separate fact from fiction; Haseeb Hameed gives a rare and exclusive interview to Phil Walker about his second coming as an international cricketer; Taha Hashim profiles Cameron Green, Australia’s all-rounder-in-waiting; and we recall some occasions when it all went horribly wrong for the English tourists of yesteryear.

Elsewhere in the magazine, we mark the 50th issue of the latest iteration of Wisden Cricket Monthly by celebrating the game’s great half-centuries, Phil Tufnell talks James Wallace through his turbulent life in the game, and Katherine Brunt sits down with her forming bowling partner Isa Guha to discuss her extraordinary career and where it takes her next.

In the County Files, outgoing Essex legend Ryan ten Doeschate opens up on leadership and the big regret from his decorated career, before we round-up the rest of the news from around the circuit.

As for our superb team of columnists, Andrew Miller shines a light on cricket’s moral maze, Lawrence Booth tackles the question of taking a knee, Adam Collins laments the premature international retirement of James Pattinson and Suresh Menon considers the wider impact of the game’s fiercest rivalry. Before Andy Zaltzman brings things to natural finish by comparing Joe Root to Juan Sebastián Elcano, the 16th-century explorer.