Sophie Devine and Tim Southee honoured by peers

Devine has been in fantastic form in the period under consideration, especially with the bat. At the recent women’s T20 World Cup, she finished seventh in the list of top run-getters with 132 runs from four innings. And prior to the World Cup, she was in stunning form at home against South Africa, scoring an […]

“Whatever happens will not define you” – Memories of the Super Over

A few seconds later, as Jofra entered his delivery stride for a perfectly executed yorker, I was 15 yards off the boundary, walking in to put pressure on the batsmen. Realising that J-Roy’s throw had beaten Martin Guptill’s dive, I pushed off on a run to join my team-mates, lost my footing and ended up […]

Ben Stokes named as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world

“Boundary countback is one of those regulations that angers no one until it comes into play, at which point it is plain daft,” Booth writes. “When the ICC scrapped the rule three months later, sensibly replacing it with a further super over, it was regarded in darker corners of the web as proof – proof! […]

Wisden names Ben Stokes Leading Cricketer of the Year

The England mainstay played a key role in helping his country hoisting their maiden 50-over World Cup trophy last year. He compiled 465 runs in the tournament alongside picking up seven wickets. In the summit clash versus New Zealand at Lord’s, he composed a game-changing unbeaten hand of 84. Stokes followed up his World Cup […]

Wisden Cricketers of the year 2020: Ben Stokes, Ellyse Perry bag top honours; full list of winners

“First, with a mixture of outrageous talent and good fortune, he rescued England’s run-chase in the World Cup final, before helping to hit 15 off the super over. Then, in the Third Ashes Test at Headingley, he produced one of the great innings, smashing an unbeaten 135 to pinch a one-wicket win.”