[caption id="attachment_701801" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-701801" alt="Anya Shrubsole Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/GettyImages-871076456.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Anya Shrubsole Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england-women" target="_blank">England</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/anya-shrubsole" target="_blank">Anya Shrubsole</a> became the first women cricketer to appear on Wisden cover after heroics in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-womens-world-cup-2017" target="_blank">2017 World Cup</a> final against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> with figures of 6 for 46. She had also hit the winning runs in a tense semi-final against South Africa. A photo of the 26-year-old graced the famous yellow jacket of the 155th edition of the Almanack, which has been published every year since 1864. <p></p> <p></p>Shrubsole already expressed her excitement on being featured in the magazine. But it is her father who is over the moon. In a chat with <em>pakobserver.net</em>, Ian Shrubsole mentioned how happy and proud he was on his daughter being named Wisden Cricketer of the Year: "It has been an incredible year for Anya and possibly one that will never be matched in terms of awards and accolades. We are a very close family who have all been delighted to share the excitement of her achievements and celebrate all the things which have come her way." <p></p> <p></p>On gracing the cover, Ian added: "To any cricket enthusiast/aficionado, Wisden has a very special place in their world. It s publication, the 5 cricketers of the year announcement and- more recently- the cover photograph are truly significant things. Anya is a real student of the game and will know just how fantastic it is on the cover in 2018.She is also a very calm and realistic person who will know that as good as things were for her in 2018 and in particular the World Cup final." <p></p> <p></p>The Almanack, a comprehensive chronicling of the game over the past 12 months, was published on April 12.