The 63rd edition of the PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL reviews England's 2009 Ashes series against Australia and their winter tour to South Africa, as well as the Indian Premier League and the Twenty20 World Cup. The book is packed with all the essential information required to follow events on the cricket field, with unrivalled up-to-the-minute statistical detail on all first-class players registered in the UK at the time of press and fixture lists for the coming season. It also features highlights of the 2009 summer and previews the 2010 Tests against Bangladesh and Pakistan, plus full Test match, first-class and limited-overs international records.
Ian Marshall published sports books for more than 20 years, including 15 editions of the Playfair Cricket Annual, before going on to write books himself. He regularly plays cricket during the summer, and has toured India, Sri Lanka and Africa.