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Wisden

John. 1826--84, English cricketer; publisher of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which first appeared in 1864
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When Lawrence Booth, the editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, approached me to write on this series through which Afghanistan proved to be stronger than Zimbabwe, I felt happy and completed the work quickly with all the specifics they needed as reference for historians of the game," said Nayar, who has reported six ICC Cricket World Cups so far, along with four Twenty20 World Cup and six Champions Trophy for Gulf News.
London [UK], Apr 10 (ANI): Tamsin Beaumont, England's destructive opening batswoman, has been named one of the five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden on Wednesday.
Kohli, who scored only 134 runs during India's previous tour of England in 2014, amassed 593 runs in his side's five-test series last year at an average of over 59 to book his place on the list."Despite finishing on the losing side, India captain Virat Kohli shone with the bat, laying to rest his struggles in England in 2014," Wisden editor Lawrence Booth said.
Knight said: "It's one of the ultimate honours in cricket: to be Wisden Cricketer of the Year, you see the five cricketers and it's a once- in- a-career thing.
While the Leading Cricketer of the Year award is a relatively new concept by the standards of Wisden - a British-based publication which has appeared every year since 1864, with not even the First and Second World Wars halting its print run - the Five Cricketers of the Year is a tradition that dates back 128 years.
Wisden also named Williamson as Leading Cricketer in the World after his 2,692 international runs across the formats in 2015.
Lovingly researched and compiled from a host of Wisden publications, editor Anjali Doshi includes this appraisal: "Long before his final innings, Tendulkar had ceased being a person for his fans - he was merely a figure for television, indistinguishable from characters such as Batman and Superman.
Wisden said: "Both of those deals were slightly different for us, because they're based on European hub pricing, and that really reflects how the LNG market has evolved in the last couple of years: sort of general global economic slow-down has resulted in lower gas demand in most of the importing markets".
CAVALIER India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been named one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year for his performance in the 2013 Champions Trophy.
This is the fourth in a series of cricket coaching books from the publishers of the iconic yellow Wisden Cricketer's Almanack.
In a recent Wisden India podcast, Suresh Menon, editor of the Wisden India Almanack, suggested that the IPL should be called off for a year or two so that the entire system could be investigated and loopholes plugged.
Top of his game: Michael Clarke has become the first Australian to win the Wisden award since Shane Warne in 2004.