Revamping Cricket's Bible

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MAKEOVER: Cricket stars like England's Andrew Flintoff are still the Almanack's focus

To many, cricket is a puzzling sport: a game in which players break for tea, and matches can last for days, yet still end in a draw. But over the past couple of decades, cricket has undergone a revolution — and, more recently, so has its bible, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. One-day international cricket, first introduced in the 1970s, has brought new fans, energy and tactics to the sport by condensing play into a few hours; the faster style of play has also spilled over into five-day test cricket. And the center of cricketing power has shifted from England and Australia to...

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