Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2020 (Hardcover)
The 157th edition of the most famous sports book in the world--published every year since 1864--contains some of the finest sports writing of the year and covers every first-class game in every cricket nation, making it the cricketers' bible worldwide.
The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Home to some of the finest sports writing of the year--from the likes of Lawrence Booth, Gideon Haigh, Rob Smyth, Patrick Collins, Simon Wilde, Osman Samiuddin, Tony Cozier, Benj Moorehead, Raf Nicholson and Dileep Premachandran--it includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. As always, it contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs, together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.
This year's edition--the 157th, Wisden 2020--is truly a “must-have” for every cricket fan.
"There can't really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it's obviously Wisden" Andrew Baker in the Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Lawrence Booth writes the Online Sports Column of the Year, "The Top Spin", for the Daily Mail. He has also written four books on cricket, most recently "What are the butchers for?" And other splendid cricket quotations.
“There are treasures galore to be discovered, all meticulously gathered and utterly trustworthy except on pages 1500-1508, which are devoted to the 2020 fixture list.” —The Guardian
“But the undoubted highlight of the week has been the arrival of this year's Wisden Almanack. I haven't had time to do more than dip in so far ... but the new Wisden is always a sure sign of the start of summer. Though what kind of summer it will be is still in the lap of the coronavirus.” —The Guardian
“Wisden was published on a hot sunny day last week, and it will be a pleasure to treasure while the sporting world remains in hibernation. There are 1,500 pages between the daffodil yellow covers, but never has the size felt less daunting.” —Sunday Express
“Overall, Wisden succeeds again in meeting its challenge, recording meticulously and comprehensively while finding time to breathe and reflect.” —The Cricketer
“The 157th edition of the game's bible is as bulky as ever: 1,536 pages squeezed between the familiar yellow covers and packed with statistics, scorecards, match reports and titbits that will reassure fans that there are some things that even Covid-19 cannot destroy.” —The Financial Times
“It is a book of three parts: comment; record; and delightful minutiae, which always brings the most cheer.” —The Times
“The joys of the Almanack are the joys of cricket. Its landscape is vast, its minutia endlessly explorable. It is somewhere to escape to.” —Wisden Cricket Monthly