Crickonomics (Paperback)
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Crickonomics (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 25/05/2023
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Taking the reader on a dizzyingly entertaining tour of the world of cricket, this brilliant volume co-written by the author of Soccernomics and the acclaimed cricket writer Tim Wigmore provides answers to a varied range of questions about this venerable but ever-changing game.

An engaging tour of the modern game from an award-winning journalist and the economist who co-authored the bestselling Soccernomics.

Why does England rely on private schools for their batters – but not their bowlers? How did demographics shape India’s rise? Why have women often been the game’s great innovators? Why does South Africa struggle to produce Black Test batters? And how does the weather impact who wins?

Crickonomics explores all of this and much more – including how Jayasuriya and Gilchrist transformed Test batting but T20 didn’t; English cricket’s great missed opportunity to have a league structure like football; why batters are paid more than bowlers; how Afghanistan is transforming German cricket; what the rest of the world can learn from New Zealand and even the Barmy Army’s importance to Test cricket.

This incisive book will entertain and surprise all cricket lovers. It might even change how you watch the game.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472992734
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Superb - Matthew Syed, The Times

Fascinating - The Observer

Crickonomics is packed with sufficient statistical analysis to have the most ardent cricket geek purring with pleasure - The Mail on Sunday

Provides answers to a range of fascinating questions about the sport - The Daily Telegraph

An insightful, Hawk-Eye-like analysis of the numbers behind cricket - The Financial Times

An illuminating study - The Times

A fact-packed and thought-provoking tour through cricket’s highways and byways - Times Literary Supplement

A startingly comprehensive insight into the past, present and possible future of this most English of sports. - City A.M

Part history, part data analysis, part reflection on the sport’s future, Crickonomics is exactly what the title suggests - a diagnosis of the state of professional cricket through the lens of economics. - All Sports Books

Taps into meaningful and eternal themes - Wisden Cricket Monthly

Pacy and extraordinarily broad - The Cricketer

The most engaging and insightful book on the progress of cricket that I have ever read… it is a book which should be of interest not only to cricket enthusiasts, but anyone with an interest in sport. - Braham Dabscheck, The Newtown Review of Books

Wigmore is one of sporting journalism’s most original thinkers. - The Cricketer

brilliant research and arguments, backed by conviction one would associate with true experts of the game…a must read. - Sportstar

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“Thought provoking”

I enjoyed Soccernomics and was delighted to see that this author along with Tim Wigmore have paid their attention to cricket.

It has proved to be a perfect opening partnership as they use logical and original... More

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