We need a better measure than economy rate in T20
We need a better measure than economy rate in T20

The traditional metric has served well, but it doesn't take context into account

Mitching it up
Mitching it up

The Fizz, Big Bravo, and two New Zealanders with the same name star in our pick of the best T20I bowling performances of 2016

Cool, cool runnings
Cool, cool runnings

Nerveless final-over blasting, composed chasing, and mature risk-management - that's how our nominees batted in T20Is this year

Hampshire's six seasons in the sun
Hampshire's six seasons in the sun

The rise and fall of the English club's T20 dynasty

Lyth's curse sums up Yorkshire's frustration
Lyth's curse sums up Yorkshire's frustration

Jack Brooks gave Yorkshire fleeting hopes of victory but rain intervened to leave them frustrated on the final day at the Ageas Bowl

Gale admits frustration as weather hampers Yorkshire
Gale admits frustration as weather hampers Yorkshire

With Middlesex looking to force a result in Birmingham and Nottinghamshire and Durham collecting valuable points in their match, days like this in Southampton can shape entire seasons

Sidebottom swings it Yorkshire's way
Sidebottom swings it Yorkshire's way

Yorkshire scrapped furiously in the field on a warm afternoon at the Ageas Bowl to turn a crucial match back in their favour

Cloudy outlook for Yorkshire as Berg tips contest
Cloudy outlook for Yorkshire as Berg tips contest

Gareth Berg took his first five-wicket haul in five years as Hampshire's attack made the best of favourable conditions to reduce the champions to 275 for 9

Zaidi onslaught keeps quarters in sight for Essex
Zaidi onslaught keeps quarters in sight for Essex

A staggering innings by Ashar Zaidi that defied both Middlesex, and more pertinently a tired Lord's pitch, carried Essex to a crucial victory

Hampshire hope to motivate Carberry after post-England struggle
Hampshire hope to motivate Carberry after post-England struggle

These are tough times for Hampshire and their coach, Dale Benkenstein, is trying to find a way to reinvigorate the season of Michael Carberry to aid a relegation fight

Myburgh, Hildreth add to Hampshire's pain
Myburgh, Hildreth add to Hampshire's pain

Centuries by Johann Myburgh and James Hildreth made Hamshire suffer for their batting inadequacies of the first day

Waller, Gayle leave Hants hopes in tatters
Waller, Gayle leave Hants hopes in tatters

Hampshire's badly out-of-form batting line-up collided with a superb Somerset bowling performance on the way to a crushing six-wicket defeat

T20 evolution and the need for speed
T20 evolution and the need for speed

The shortest format should be the environment in which the fastest men can thrive

'What has worked in sport in the past is not what fans want in future'
'What has worked in sport in the past is not what fans want in future'

Anthony Everard, the head of the Big Bash League, talks about plans to expand its fan base, and what he has picked up from other franchise-based competitions

T20 Finals Day figures slump to record low
T20 Finals Day figures slump to record low

The viewing figures for last month's T20 Finals Day at Edgbaston were 10 per cent down on the previous lowest recorded in 2013, and 498,000 worse than the highest recorded in 2005

Ansari leads Surrey plunder
Ansari leads Surrey plunder

Derbyshire began the third day with thoughts of perhaps forcing a first-innings lead but ended it trailing by 247 runs after Surrey plundered 560

Derbyshire show their steel to curtail Surrey
Derbyshire show their steel to curtail Surrey

After nearly decade without a first-class trophy Surrey hardly need to be reminded how tough county cricket, regardless of the division, can be

Ansari presses his case for England call-up
Ansari presses his case for England call-up

On a rain-marred first day in which Surrey collected the first of the 15 points they require to guarantee promotion back to the top tier of the County Championship, they found themselves in a better position than their fielding deserved

Why England's T20 could do with a format revamp
Why England's T20 could do with a format revamp

While the franchise system might seem impractical, splitting the T20 Blast into two divisions could be a win-win situation for the ECB and the counties

Spotlight on ECB after floodlight failure
Spotlight on ECB after floodlight failure

Holding an evening knockout fixture on a ground without floodlights betrays a lack of common sense. If the ECB is to back the 18-county structure for T20, it needs to take greater responsibility