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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 revolutionand, 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 Asia,...

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