From the Back Cover
This is the biggest Wisden yet, with full coverage of the 55 Tests, plus the key points from many more, including the 2002-03 Ashes and scores from the World Cup, which ended only a month before publication. In a year when double-hundreds are made at high speed, when England kept meeting India, and South Africa had another nightmare. It was a year of untimely deaths: Wisden mourns Ben Hollioake and appraises Hansie Cronje. Wisden offers more to read than ever, more stats, more pictures and a warmer welcome to new readers. They will find that it is really four books in one: a slim volume of essays, a record book, an annual and a miscellany, noting the top team that blamed a defeat on the wrong trousers, and the ball savaged by a reporters Labrador. Wisden remains, as Radio 4 said in 2002, "the last word in cricket".
About the Author
Tim de Lisle is a former editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and Wisden Cricket Monthly, where he won an Editor of the Year award. He is now rock critic of The Mail on Sunday, a feature writer for The Guardian and a columnist for Cricinfo.com. He is married with two children, aged 8 and 12.