“The Wisden India Almanack, the ‘Bible’ of cricket, is five books in one: a volume of essays, a book of records, an annual of matches played and decisions taken around the world, and a miscellany of unusual occurrences in the game, and tells the complete story of the Indian domestic season.


Among the contributors are the CEO of Microsoft who writes about how cricket taught him about leadership, Magsaysay Award winner T.M. Krishna who writes about the aesthetics of the game, philosopher Ray Monk who lays to rest the story of Wittgenstein’s love for cricket. There are essays on the changes brought to the game by T20, the BCCI v Lodha Committee battle. Six Cricketers of the Year join the Person of the Year to be honoured alongside the two inductees to the Hall of Fame. There is a special section on women’s cricket which enters its fifth decade in India. If you read only one book on the game this year, the Wisden India Almanack is comprehensive enough to cater to all your requirements.