The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2012 - the 149th edition - contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Including 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. The Large format edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has a page size of roughly twice the size of the standard edition. A perennial bestseller in the UK. 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
This is Lawrence Booth's first year as Editor of Wisden, although he has contributed for many years. He is also cricket writer for the Daily Mail and author of several critically acclaimed cricket books. He is one of the most respected and well liked authorities in the modern game.