The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2016--the 153rd edition--contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. The eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year--such as the brilliant obituaries--together with trenchant opinion, compelling features, and comprehensive records, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack truly is a must-have for every cricket fan.
Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The fourth edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs
In essence, The Shorter Wisden is a glass of the finest champagne rather than the whole bottle. The contents remain authoritative, restorative, provocative – addictive, even – and wide-ranging. So readers can skip from the history of the hat-trick to an arresting account of cricketing mannerisms. Or, more soberly, move from the pros and cons of the new T20 league to the ugly thread of sexism running through the game. Add a startlingly original examination of the career of Jimmy Anderson and the influential Notes by the Editor, and there is vintage fare for all. A sparkling line-up includes Gideon Haigh, Tanya Aldred, Mike Selvey, Matthew Engel and Zafar Ansari. Every front-of-book article is here, fizzing with life and vim. You'll come back for more. "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 @WisdenAlmanack
*Large format edition*In this 155th edition of the Almanack, we celebrate England�s spectacular win over India in the Women's Cricket World Cup. Anya Shrubsole helped to make history at Lord�s and now she becomes the first woman to feature on the front cover of the Almanack.Among the feature articles, Simon Wilde reflects on the passage to England's 1,000th Test, Harry Pearson celebrates 50 years of overseas players in the county game, and Tanya Aldred examines sexism in cricket. Mike Selvey looks at the psychology of the new-ball partnership, while Zafar Ansari explains why he gave it all up at the age of 25. Gideon Haigh has fun with cricketers and their mannerisms, and Andy Zaltzman hails James Anderson's ascent to 500 Test [email protected]
Wisden has grown through the years to embrace innovation and maintain its status as the most revered and cherished brand in cricket. The 'Bible of Cricket', Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Awards, one of the oldest honours in the sport, dates back to 1889. The Almanack, known for editorial excellence, has been a perennial bestseller in the UK. The third edition with India-specific content is even more engrossing. Contributors include Ramachandra Guha, Ian Chappell, Ajit Wadekar, Amol Rajan, Osman Samiuddin, Dileep Premachandran, Prashant Kidambi, Ruchir Joshi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Akash Chopra, Jarrod Kimber, and Jack Hobbs.
Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from playing in 2014, is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time ? and arguably the greatest batsman ever. From the time Tendulkar made an appearance as a schoolboy cricketer in the 1989 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to his retirement in 2014, Wisden on Tendulkar records the highlights of an exceptional career ? handpicked from all Wisden publications over a quarter of a century and curated for a global audience, with special appeal to an Indian readership. Wisden on Tendulkar includes reports from his first Test in Pakistan as a 16-year-old ? where a Waqar Younis bouncer had him bleeding ? to his final Test at home, when a country wept as it said goodbye to its most celebrated sporting icon. The most prolific run-getter of all time, the most diverse Test and one-day batsman, the world's most eminent cricketing hero, Tendulkar has many records to his name. His place in cricketing history is especially significant ? not just for all the records he broke or comparisons with Don Bradman, but for what Tendulkar meant to a young nation finding its voice in a globalised world. Wisden on Tendulkar includes: - Cricketer of the Year feature (1997) - Batting for a Billion article (2003) - The Long Farewell piece (2014) - The ebbs and flows of Tendulkar's 24-year-long career - Scorecards of his most significant Test and ODI matches - Colour plate section - Detailed list of records
This covers a year of cricket deeds, from the heat and humidity of Sri Lanka to the futuristic setting of the showdown between South Africa beneath the roof of Melbourne's Colonia Stadium. It also includes profiles of every state player.
Ambition always begins with a dream, with a purpose. Though money may be an important part of it, most people strive and achieve for reasons other than money. It's the quest to prove themselves. However, not all those who strive succeed. That's where the importance of awards and public recognition comes in. Awards are not only for acknowledging success, they recognise many other qualities: ability, efforts, struggle and above all, excellence. Disha's Padma Achievers 2016 focuses on those truly remarkable Indians/ foreigners who have won fame and encouragement to pursue their excellence in their respective fields. The book goes into great detail of the lives of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardees - how they got their recognition, their struggle and how they achieved these rare feats in their respective fields. Padma Achievers 2016 has been designed to cater to - a) Aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competition across the country and, b) Teachers, researchers, media persons, laymen and avid readers. The book may benefit you in many ways like - . The knowledge about various honours, awards and recognitions conferred by the government of India has multiple practical uses and it can make you crack various competitive exams like UPSC, Civil Services, SSC, Banking, Insurance, Railways, Engg Services and AFCAT etc. and can keep you updated on the latest trends. . Whether it is an Essay or Group Discussion or PI, the book can help you enhance your general knowledge. You have every chance to be able to stand out from the crowd if your knowledge on the GK is sufficient. It can enhance your public speaking skills while giving examples of these distinguished personalities. . It will help strike a conversation with a friend or colleague. General knowledge and current affairs are instant conversation starters. . It also helps you keep up with the latest trends in diverse fields like Science & Engineering, Trade & Industry, Medicine, Art & Cinema, Literature & Education, Sports & Journalism, Spiritualism, Social Work & Public Affairs etc. . With the inspiration from the lives of people who made it big, it makes you street smart and helps you take well informed decisions in life and may prove to be a guiding light in your professional career. . Since the awardees come from diverse cultures and ethnicities, it will help you form a perspective about the cultures that are different from your own. A must reference book for teachers, researchers, motivators and mentors who will find multiple examples of guiding their students as well as for parents for motivating their kids. The book also provides a first-hand information about other Indian as well as International awards like Civilian awards – Gandhi Peace Prize, Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, Tagore Award; Gallantry awards- Param Vir, Maha Vir, Ashok Chakra; National sports awards- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya award, Arjuna award, Dhyan Chand Award, Bravery awards and Dada Saheb Phalke Awards; Nobel Prize, Magsaysay Awards, Pulitzer Prize & Oscar Awards etc. The book provides listings of winners of such awards. The only compendium of Indian/ International awards and their achievers is concisely written and illustrated with pie charts on the basis of age-group, gender and diversified fields etc.
Aravind Adigas dritter Roman erzählt von zwei jungen Brüdern auf der Suche nach sich selbst, vom Sport als Aufstiegschance und gnadenlosem Wettbewerb, von jungen Talenten und alten Talentsuchern, von Liebe und Ausbeutung, von Leidenschaft und Gewalt. Manjunath Kumar ist vierzehn. Er weiß, dass er ein guter Kricketspieler ist, vielleicht sogar so gut wie sein älterer Bruder Radha. Er weiß, warum er seinen dominanten und sportbesessenen Vater fürchtet, seinen brillanten Bruder bewundert und von der Welt amerikanischer Serien sowie interessanter wissenschaftlicher Fakten fasziniert ist. Aber es gibt vieles, das er noch nicht weiß – über sich selbst und die Welt um ihn herum. Als er Radhas großen Rivalen kennenlernt, einen privilegierten Jungen voller Selbstvertrauen, beginnt sich für Manju alles auf den Kopf zu stellen und er muss Entscheidungen treffen, die seine Welt verändern. Suggestiv und sensibel, bissig und schwungvoll – ein neuer, eindrucksvoller Roman des indischen Bestsellerautors und Booker-Prize-Gewinners
Published in collaboration with Wisden, publishers of the celebrated annual 'Wisden Cricketers' Almanack', this book presents a gallery of quixotic and eccentric cricketers as portrayed in their obituaries, edited by acclaimed cricket writer Gideon Haigh.
Author: Simon Lister
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
WINNER OF THE CRICKET SOCIETY AND MCC BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'I doubt there will be a better book written about this period in West Indies cricket history.' Clive Lloyd Cricket had never been played like this. Cricket had never meant so much. The West Indies had always had brilliant cricketers; it hadn’t always had brilliant cricket teams. But in 1974, a man called Clive Lloyd began to lead a side which would at last throw off the shackles that had hindered the region for centuries. Nowhere else had a game been so closely connected to a people’s past and their future hopes; nowhere else did cricket liberate a people like it did in the Caribbean. For almost two decades, Clive Lloyd and then Vivian Richards led the batsmen and bowlers who changed the way cricket was played and changed the way a whole nation – which existed only on a cricket pitch - saw itself. With their pace like fire and their scorching batting, these sons of cane-cutters and fishermen brought pride to a people which had been stifled by 300 years of slavery, empire and colonialism. Their cricket roused the Caribbean and antagonised the game’s traditionalists. Told by the men who made it happen and the people who watched it unfold, Fire in Babylon is the definitive story of the greatest team that sport has known.
Richie Benaud, who died this year at age eighty-four, was “perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War,” according to Gideon Haigh, the world's best cricket historian. Benaud excelled as a batsman, leg-spin bowler, revolutionary captain, and most of all as a commentator in England and Australia for almost fifty years. He was universally loved for his authority, knowledge, dry wit, and generosity of spirit. Benaud in Wisden records the highlights of an exceptional career of both a player and a journalist. Included are edited reports on each of his sixty-three Test matches, including the legendary Tied Test of 1960–61 and the match at Old Trafford in 1961, when Benaud memorably stole the Ashes from England. “If one player, more than any other, has deserved the goodwill of cricket for lifting the game out of the doldrums, that man is Richard Benaud,” said Wisden in 1962. The book also includes a series of articles written by Benaud in the Wisden Almanack after his retirement, as well as features from Wisden Cricket Monthly, The Wisden Cricketer, and Wisden Asia Cricket. Benaud's impact was so great, and so enduring, that the book will appeal to teenagers, nonagenarians, and everybody in between. It is the definitive record of a unique career.
Across six of the seven continents on which cricket is played, there are some remarkable cricket grounds. From a tidal strip of sand outside the Ship Inn at Elie, in Fife, to the monumental Melbourne Cricket Ground with its 100,000 capacity, this book features the extraordinary places and venues in which cricket is played. Many grounds have remarkably beautiful settings. There is the rugged Devonian charm of Lynton and Lynmouth Cricket Club set in the Valley of the Rocks, not far from the North Devon coast. Then there is the vividly-coloured, almost Lego-like structure of Dharamshala pavilion in Northern India where local resident the Dalai Lama has watched a match. Many of England’s greatest players have come from public schools, and there are some wonderful examples of their cricket grounds such as Sedbergh and Milton Abbey. Country houses such as Audley End and Blenheim Palace form the backdrop to many cricket pitches, or castles, such as Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, or even Portchester Castle, where there is a cricket ground inside the castle walls. Sri Lanka’s test ground, Galle, has a fort looming above it, while Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, has the unmistakeable Table Mountain as the backdrop. Some of the stunning imagery has a modern feel. Queenstown cricket ground has international jets taking off just yards from the playing action, while Singapore Cricket Club is an oasis of lush green set against a 21st century array of high-rise towers. Then there are cricket grounds in unusual places; Hawaii, Corfu, Berlin, Slovenia and St Moritz to name but a few.