2012

The 149th edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the first under the editorship of Lawrence Booth, covered England's climb to the top of the Test rankings which included the 4-0 whitewash against India. On a better note for India, it also told the story of a memorable evening in Mumbai where, with a clean swing of MS Dhoni's bat, they became World Cup champions for the first time in 28 years which sent a country into scenes of euphoria. However, Booth also struck a cautious tone warning that the game needed India to look outward for the betterment of the sport. The darker side of the game is chronicled with in-depth reports about the spot-fixing trial of three Pakistan Test cricketers who were jailed told through the eyes of Richard Edwards who covered the entire story. Elsewhere, Mike Brearley leads a series of articles about depression in cricket which includes a moving account from Sussex captain Michael Yardy. There is also the full story of Lancashire's first outright County Championship title in 77 years along with the Five Cricketers of The Year (after 2011's four) where Kumar Sangakkara became the first player to be one of the five and also named the Leading Cricketer in the World.

Editor Lawrence Booth
Pages 1552
Price £50

Almanack essays

A chill wind beyond the boundary

Article

All for one, one for all

Article

An all-time great, and no denying

Article

Defence - the best form of attack?

Article

Five days is good for you

Article

From culottes to contracts

Article

Not picking the wrong 'un

Article

The injury that has no quick fix

Article

The road to 2000 Tests

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The slow death of cricket's class divide

Article

The World Cup 2010-11: Review

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What's not cricket?

Article

Series included

Australia in South Africa, 2011-12

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Australia v India in Australia, 2011-12

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Australia v New Zealand, 2011-12

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Bangladesh v Australia in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh v West Indies in Bangladesh, 2011-12

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Cricket in Ireland, 2011

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England v India, 2011

Report | Matches

England v Sri Lanka in England

Report | Matches

India v England in India

Report | Matches

India v West Indies in India, 2011-12

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Pakistan in Bangladesh, 2011-12

Report | Matches

Pakistan in New Zealand, 2010-11

Report | Matches

Pakistan in West Indies, 2011

Report | Matches

Pakistan v Sri Lanka in the UAE

Report | Matches

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2011-12

Report | Matches

Sri Lanka v Australia in Sri Lanka, 2011

Report | Matches

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 2011

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West Indies in England, 2011

Report | Matches

West Indies v India in West Indies, 2011

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Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2011

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Zimbabwe v New Zealand in Zimbabwe, 2011-12

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2011

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