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They play an anchor's role for their sides, but they need to constantly adapt so as not to become redundant
If all the existing and proposed short-format leagues are to survive, some will have to recalibrate their ambitions
Kieron Pollard's choice to go franchise didn't just make him one of the first T20 millionaires, it also shaped how players approached the format
One year ago, Scotland missed out on the World Cup by five runs
Fewer changes, smaller squads: data suggests that less is often more in team sports
Sides like Islamabad United and Chennai Super Kings seek fluidity in their line-ups, stressing on how their players play rather than where in the order
Do dot balls in the Powerplay make you anxious? Not if you're Perth Scorchers or Gloucestershire
Spinners are underused in T20 - unjustifiably so, as the success of Afghanistan, Chennai and Guyana has shown
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Nottinghamshire show the perils and the pros of T20 sides built around batsmen
What do the successes of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Perth Scorchers and Pakistan in T20 have in common?
Big-hitting comes with big risks, but the payoffs are bigger too, as West Indies have shown
Specialist T20 spin-bowling coach Carl Crowe talks about how controlling scoring is key in the shortest format, and about how he helped remodel Sunil Narine's action
T20 batting is full of misplaced good intentions, poor strategy and systemic insecurity. This is how those qualities lose matches
Luke Ronchi was always an attacking batsman, but the freedom of T20 franchise cricket has made him one of the most effective scorers in the format
If it has to compete with leagues like the NFL, NBA and Premier League football, it needs to expand in India and abroad
Three Indians, two Pakistanis, two West Indians, a Sri Lankan, a New Zealander, a South African and an Afghan walk into an XI
More T20s? More countries? More leagues? The Olympics?
Technology influences various aspects of cricket today, and that is only set to increase in the years ahead
How does visualisation help players perform better in matches?
Now more than ever in cricket, on-field strategy is dictated by how teams make sense of all the data available to them
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