Wisden marked its 151st edition by reviewing, in detail, not one but two Ashes series (the first such instance since the 1922 edition). There was also full details of the Champions Trophy, held in England in 2013, and the women's World Cup. The annual selection of articles included a look at on-field behaviour by Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, as well as a fulsome farewell to Sachin Tendulkar, who retired after 200 Test matches and 100 international centuries. There was also a look at five major figures of the women's game - appropriate in an edition in which Charlotte Edwards, England's captain, became only the second woman ever to be named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. The others were Shikhar Dhawan (a star of India's Champions Trophy victory), Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers and Joe Root. The South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was named as Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World. Apart from in-depth coverage of cricket around the world, there were also the usual authoritative sections featuring obituaries, book reviews and records. Other highlights included details of the England player endangered by a flame-thrower during a match, the international player fined for having the wrong-colour bootlaces, and instances of play being stopped by chewing gum, scaffolding and insect repellent.

Editor Lawrence Booth
Pages 1584
Price £50

Almanack essays

Notes by the editor

The annual overview of world cricket

A moving record

Cricket on film

Banished to Boothill

The Tao of short leg

Dale Steyn

Leading Cricketer in the World

Giving India a boost since 1989

Brand Sachin

How the media loved him

Sachin Tendulkar, world celebrity

Impending Armageddon

Cricket and television in the 21st century

Our vision for a better game

The big three

Sachin, the bringer of joy

Tendulkar retires

The god of small things

Tendulkar retires

The great carve-up of world cricket

Divide and rule at the ICC

The play's the thing

Wisden writing competition winner, 2013

Series included

Australia v West Indies, 2012-13

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England v New Zealand, 2013

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ICC Champions Trophy, 2013

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India v Australia, 2012-13

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India v West Indies, 2013-14

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New Zealand v England, 2012-13

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Pakistan v South Africa, 2013-14

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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2013-14

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West Indies v Zimbabwe, 2012-13

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Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2013-14

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