Tim Wigmore

Freelance writer


Where do batsmen like Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli fit into a T20 line-up?
Where do batsmen like Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli fit into a T20 line-up?

They play an anchor's role for their sides, but they need to constantly adapt so as not to become redundant

How many leagues can cricket take?
How many leagues can cricket take?

If all the existing and proposed short-format leagues are to survive, some will have to recalibrate their ambitions

A mercenary and a legend
A mercenary and a legend

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

Heartbreak in Harare
Heartbreak in Harare

One year ago, Scotland missed out on the World Cup by five runs

How Kolkata turned it around with continuity
How Kolkata turned it around with continuity

Fewer changes, smaller squads: data suggests that less is often more in team sports

The flexible team
The flexible team

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

The cautious starters
The cautious starters

Do dot balls in the Powerplay make you anxious? Not if you're Perth Scorchers or Gloucestershire

The spin team
The spin team

Spinners are underused in T20 - unjustifiably so, as the success of Afghanistan, Chennai and Guyana has shown

The batting team
The batting team

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Nottinghamshire show the perils and the pros of T20 sides built around batsmen

The bowling team
The bowling team

What do the successes of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Perth Scorchers and Pakistan in T20 have in common?

The six-hitting team
The six-hitting team

Big-hitting comes with big risks, but the payoffs are bigger too, as West Indies have shown

'In T20, put your field right and bowl a short, wide one, it's a win'
'In T20, put your field right and bowl a short, wide one, it's a win'

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

The art of the match-losing innings
The art of the match-losing innings

T20 batting is full of misplaced good intentions, poor strategy and systemic insecurity. This is how those qualities lose matches

'I just go out and react to whatever is bowled at me'
'I just go out and react to whatever is bowled at me'

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

How can the IPL become a global sports giant?
How can the IPL become a global sports giant?

If it has to compete with leagues like the NFL, NBA and Premier League football, it needs to expand in India and abroad

The all-time men's T20I XI
The all-time men's T20I XI

Three Indians, two Pakistanis, two West Indians, a Sri Lankan, a New Zealander, a South African and an Afghan walk into an XI

What does the future of the game look like?
What does the future of the game look like?

More T20s? More countries? More leagues? The Olympics?

The high-tech game
The high-tech game

Technology influences various aspects of cricket today, and that is only set to increase in the years ahead

I'll be seeing you
I'll be seeing you

How does visualisation help players perform better in matches?

How T20 went from being a bit of fun to downright futuristic
How T20 went from being a bit of fun to downright futuristic

Now more than ever in cricket, on-field strategy is dictated by how teams make sense of all the data available to them