Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2021
The 158th 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 an unprecedented year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Writers include Lawrence Booth, Sir Garfield Sobers, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Gideon Haigh, Andy Zaltzman, Tom Holland, Duncan Hamilton, Robert Winder, Matthew Engel, Scyld Berry, Derek Pringle, Jack Leach and James Anderson. 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
“Overall, Wisden succeeds again in meeting its challenge, recording meticulously and comprehensively while finding time to breathe and reflect.”- The Cricketer, Richard Hobson
“It is a book of three parts: comment; record; and delightful minutiae, which always brings the most cheer.”- The Times, Mike Atherton