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The Meaning of Cricket

A keen eye, a beating heart

A collection of Jon Hotten's writing that is lively with insight and anecdote, and informed by the persona of the knowledgeable and fascinated practitioner

Steve Waugh signs copies of his book during the launch of his new book, <i>Ashes Diary 2001'</i>

Feature

Captains' chronicles

How players' accounts of touring life evolved from terse reportage to colourful insider tales to vanilla detailing

Martin Crowe bats

1962-2016

Martin the invincible

At the crease Crowe was elegant and imposing. Off it, especially after he left cricket, he was completely alive, always in the moment, and possessed of a desire to learn

The conference room at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel where the ICC meeting was held

Cover story

The men who sold the world

Cricket administrators have always been guided by self-interest, but today one half swears by self-aggrandisement and the other by self-preservation

Steven Smith reached a hundred on captaincy debut

2nd Test, Brisbane

Australia v India, 2014-15

Wisden's review of the second Test, Australia v India, 2014-15

Robin Smith pops open the champagne after England's victory

A celebration of nicknames

Moniker mania

How do cricketers pick nicknames?

Sri Lanka fans cheer on their side at the MCG

World Cup 2015

The new world order

Bragging rights aside, the method and means of growing the game will ultimately determine its success as a truly global event.

Viv Richards hits the defining shot of the 1983 World Cup final

Essay

Kapil drops Viv

A stunning catch, an untimely injury, an umpiring error: to what extent has cricket been shaped by whim and fortune? Let us ponder the what ifs