2008

The first Wisden under the editorship of Scyld Berry of the Sunday Telegraph attempted to be more of a cricketer's Almanack, featuring Test and tour reports by the likes of Nasser Hussain, Michael Holding and Ravi Shastri, and other articles by Ian Bishop, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy. Berry's inaugural Notes by the Editor express concern at the growing trend towards physical violence on the field, and also castigate the English board for failing in its responsibilities towards the domestic game. The articles include an appreciation of Sir Donald Bradman in the year of his centenary, a look at the county season through the eyes of four of its stalwart performers, and appreciations of three retired superstars: Adam Gilchrist, Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath. England opener Andrew Strauss assesses "What Duncan Fletcher did for us", while the World Cup and inaugural ICC World Twenty20 championship are also covered in detail. The traditional Five Cricketers of the Year (Ian Bell, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ottis Gibson, Ryan Sidebottom and Zaheer Khan) are feted alongside five prominent players from the past who, for various reasons, missed out on the honour. They are Abdul Qadir, Bishan Bedi, Wes Hall, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Jeff Thomson. A new award for the leading schools cricketer of the year is introduced: the first winner is Jonathan Bairstow, son of the former England wicketkeeper David. The 2008 Almanack was available in various formats: traditional hard and soft cover, large-format, leather-bound and, for the first time, in electronic ebook form.

Editor Scyld Berry
Pages 1680
Price £40

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

A marriage made in cyberspace

Cricket and the Internet, 2007

Gandhi: did he spin more than khadi?

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

Gilly walks into the sunset

Adam Gilchrist by Ian Healy

Jacques Kallis

The Leading Cricketer in the World

Never a cricketer of the year

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008 - Five who somehow missed out

Only in Tassie

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

Salmon at deep midwicket

Worcester Floods

Scratching a living

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The appeal of technology - video referrals

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The County Cricketer's Year: Gareth Batty

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The County Cricketers' Year - AJ Harris

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The County Cricketers' Year - Luke Sutton

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The County Cricketers' Year - Richard Montgomerie

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

The Wisden Forty

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

Tragedy at the World Cup

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

What Duncan did for us

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2008

Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year

Jonathan Bairstow wins inaugural award

Series included

Australia v India 2007-08

Report | Matches

Australia v Sri Lanka 2007-08

Report | Matches

Bangladesh v India, 2007

Report | Matches

England v India 2007

Report | Matches

ICC World Twenty20, 2007-08

Report | Matches

India v Australia 2007-08

Report | Matches

India v Pakistan 2007-08

Report | Matches

India v Sri Lanka 2006-07

Report | Matches

India v West Indies, 2006-07

Report | Matches

New Zealand v Bangladesh 2007-08

Report | Matches

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Report | Matches

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Report | Matches

Pakistan v Sri Lanka

Report | Matches

South Africa v New Zealand 2007-08

Report | Matches

South Africa v Pakistan 2007-08

Report | Matches

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh 2007

Report | Matches

Sri Lanka v England 2007-08

Report | Matches

The Afro-Asia Cup 2007

Report | Matches

The Future Cup in Ireland 2007

Report | Matches

The Warid Cricket Series 2007

Report | Matches

The World Cup 2006-07

Report | Matches

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh 2006-07

Report | Matches

Zimbabwe v South Africa 2007

Report | Matches

Zimbabwe v West Indies 2007-08

Report | Matches

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