Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2022 (Hardcover)

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The 159th edition of the most famous sports book in the world – published every year since 1864 – contains some of the world's finest sports writing, and reflects on a year when Azeem Rafiq forced the sport to examine, more painfully than ever, its attitude to racism. The launch of The Hundred gave a huge boost to the women's game while raising many questions about the men's. Then, in the last two months of the year, Australia's men won the World T20 and retained the Ashes.

Writers include Lawrence Booth, Stephen Fry, Mike Atherton, Gideon Haigh, Henry Blofeld, Vic Marks, Tanya Aldred, Andy Bull, Tim de Lisle, Emma John and Scyld Berry. As usual, Wisden includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. And, as ever, there are reports and scorecards for every Test, together with forthright opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.

"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

This is Lawrence Booth's eleventh year as Editor of Wisden. He is one of the most respected and well liked authorities in the modern game. @the_topspin

Praise For…

“The publication of Wisden is cricket's equivalent of the state opening of Parliament. It's another great edition.” —Oborne and Heller on Cricket podcast

“The pages are stacked full of information, quirks and great analysis of the game, as well as being a wonderful record.” —BBC World Service Stumped

“The famous yellow book has never been afraid to hold up an unflattering mirror to its subject but, even by its own standards, the 159th edition represents a searing state of the nation address.” —Press Association

“Wisden coming out once a year feels like a cricketer's Christmas. In an ever-digitised world, to have an actual book in front of us is a good thing.” —TalkSPORT

“The Almanack is pulling cricket towards the outside world: themes of racism, sexism, intolerance and conflict, it says, are global and not local. They concern “common humanity” and how it might want to proceed, within cricket and without.” —Wisden Cricket Monthly

“It's not just the statistics and match reports – it's another towering achievement.” —BBC Test Match Special

“The big yellow book. The important one. The one aliens will be reading in hundreds of years' time when we as a species have wiped ourselves out and they've come down to work out how cricket worked.” —The Final Word podcast

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472991102
ISBN-10: 1472991109
Publisher: Wisden
Publication Date: July 26th, 2022
Pages: 1536
Language: English