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Wisden Cricket Monthly – Issue 12

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The October issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly, out September 27, is available to order now.

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  • Cover story – Gideon Haigh and WCM columnist Kumar Sangakkara write beautifully on the career of Alastair Cook after England’s record run-scorer’s emotional farewell to international cricket at The Oval. “What I relished in Cook was that he arrived an outlier and remained one,” says Haigh
  • Jonathan Liew talks to Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid about their enduring friendship, the pitfalls of social media and “representing the diversity of England”
  • We pick out the major stories of the summer, including Surrey’s first Championship title for 16 years, told through the season diary of BBC commentator Mark Church; WCM editor-in-chief Phil Walker hails the impact of chief selector Ed Smith after England’s series win over India; and Worcestershire’s Daryl Mitchell reflects on a lean year of historic proportions for opening batsmen up and down the land
  • Ben Gardner meets the Afghanistan squad on their tour of England and Ireland and asks what comes next for Test cricket’s newest nation
  • The Club Debate – Rich Evans asks if there are too many cricket clubs
  • The Wisden Club Cricket Awards – celebrating standout performers from club cricket
  • Elsewhere in issue 12 – Jonathan Trott talks to John Stern about his complicated relationship with cricket; Freddie Wilde of CricViz gives a statistical analysis of the T20 Blast; Elizabeth Ammon asserts that the domestic game is in rude health, despite what some may have you believe; Raf Nicholson selects her Kia Super League team of the year; Mike Procter picks out the defining moments from his life in the game; Felix White watches Alastair Cook’s final Test innings unfold with Radio 1 DJ Greg James