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    Wisden reaches 150

    The 150th Edition of the Wisden Almanac is set to be released. It might not have readers queuing up at Midnight to buy it like the (yawn) Harry Potter books but it's still the best book of the year.

    BBC Sport - Wisden Cricketers' Almanack: 150 years of 'cricket's bible'

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    Will be attending the midnight release at Dymock's dressed as Ed Cowan.
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    Now double it

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    What a coincidence. Marcuss reached 150 just the other day.


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    Can't wait for the usual whinges about players who never appeared in England in 2012 not being selected as one of the Five. Actually I don't think there'll be much English representation - my guess would be Kallis (finally!), Amla, Philander, Samuels and, maybe, Compton? Most of the England Test regulars have been chosen before.

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    In fact I see that Steyn has never been chosen either, so it could well be a Wisden Five without an English player. That has happened before, notably in 1949.
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    From what I've seen, the general pattern is one domestic players, one from each touring country, and two form England. But they were prepared to give an extra one to an England player last year when India did **** all, so I wouldn't be surprised if only one, or perhaps even no England internationals get one. Compton, Amla and Samuals are probably certainties, who the other two will be I have no idea.

    I assume Clarke will get leading cricketer of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Can't wait for the usual whinges about players who never appeared in England in 2012 not being selected as one of the Five. Actually I don't think there'll be much English representation - my guess would be Kallis (finally!), Amla, Philander, Samuels and, maybe, Compton? Most of the England Test regulars have been chosen before.
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    Just swap Steyn for Philander, wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    In fact I see that Steyn has never been chosen either, so it could well be a Wisden Five without an English player. That has happened before, notably in 1949.
    Bang on! Great effort.
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    A few moaning on Cricinfo that Kallis should have been picked years ago, but in truth he has generally under-performed in England. I'll be picking up my copy on Friday probably. Haven't worked out where the room can be made yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    A few moaning on Cricinfo that Kallis should have been picked years ago, but in truth he has generally under-performed in England. I'll be picking up my copy on Friday probably. Haven't worked out where the room can be made yet.
    Yeah, they usually only pick one player from each touring side (right?) so I'm not surprised he hadn't been picked until now. Definitely think they wanted to make sure he got it this year though, as he might not ever get the chance again, and he'd be a pretty obvious absentee.

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    There have often been more than one from a touring party, especially when they've been on the winning side. I imagine it must have been quite a close call between Steyn and Philander.

    Input from Fredfertang badly needed on this thread btw. I expect he's busy devouring the content though.

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    In 1949 Hubert Preston picked all five from the previous year's tourists - 'spose they must have been quite a good side

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