Simon Wilde

Simon Wilde has been the cricket correspondent of the Sunday Times since 1998 and has covered more than 260 England Test matches, 12 Ashes series and six World Cups for the paper. He has also received wide acclaim as author of 11 books several of which have been shortlisted for awards. The most recent of these, England: The Biography 1877-2018, a history of the national cricket team, has been reprinted several times and was described by Peter Oborne in The Spectator as “an important work of scholarly synthesis which establishes Wilde as one of our foremost cricket historians”. Copies of the book were presented to members of the England squad by the team management on the eve of the 2019 Ashes series and will be given to each future player when they make their debuts.