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Which bowlers do you use to attack MS Dhoni in a tight chase?
Which bowlers do you use to attack MS Dhoni in a tight chase?

MS Dhoni comes in with CSK needing 40 off four overs. Which bowlers try to defend your team's score?

Hot Seat: Who would you pick to face Jasprit Bumrah in an IPL Super Over?
Hot Seat: Who would you pick to face Jasprit Bumrah in an IPL Super Over?

Our writers pick a duo from the same IPL team to take on Mumbai Indians' ace death bowler

How would you have Kieron Pollard play against Rashid Khan in a big chase?
How would you have Kieron Pollard play against Rashid Khan in a big chase?

With 70 to win from five overs, should Pollard play it safe and target the other Sunrisers bowlers?

Who will you pick as last man standing in a 3TC game?
Who will you pick as last man standing in a 3TC game?

In the new 3TC format, the last batsman is allowed to bat alone in the second innings. Who would you back to score 54 runs in six overs all on his own?

Hot Seat: Who conquers DLS?
Hot Seat: Who conquers DLS?

Rain hits as you captain an ODI World XI in a chase of 310, and you now need 171 to win off 19.5 overs with nine wickets in hand. Who bats at No. 3?

Hot Seat: Who can stop Alyssa Healy and the mighty Aussies?
Hot Seat: Who can stop Alyssa Healy and the mighty Aussies?

The Rest of World need to defend 23 runs off two overs against Australia Women. Who bowls the 19th?

Taking on the four horsemen of West Indies
Taking on the four horsemen of West Indies

Chasing 287 in the 1979 World Cup final against West Indies' all-star pace attack, England barely made an attempt. Which line-up from any era could have made a fist of it?

Hot Seat: Who could have stopped Laxman-Dravid at Eden Gardens?
Hot Seat: Who could have stopped Laxman-Dravid at Eden Gardens?

McGrath and Warne couldn't do it, but could a bowler from another team have provided a breakthrough to change history?

Who would you use to try to stop Warner and Bairstow?
Who would you use to try to stop Warner and Bairstow?

They've taken 65 runs off the first five overs of the powerplay, pasting Starc and Bumrah. Whom do you throw the ball to?

Which '90s batsmen do RCB need?
Which '90s batsmen do RCB need?

Set 190 to win the IPL final, RCB can ship in two 90s players. Who do they go for?

Which current bowlers could dismiss Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly?
Which current bowlers could dismiss Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly?

You can teleport two bowlers from 2020 into a 1998 ODI on a dry Chepauk pitch to have a go at those two in a low-scoring game. Whom do you pick?

Whom would you back in a final-session chase?
Whom would you back in a final-session chase?

With 110 to get and just five wickets in hand, which No. 4 and No. 7 would you have in?

Need to score at more than ten in an ODI - who you gonna call?
Need to score at more than ten in an ODI - who you gonna call?

You are captaining a Rest of World XI against England at Lord's in an ODI and need 110 runs off the last 10 overs. Which two batsmen do you pick?

How do you break Pakistan in Dubai?
How do you break Pakistan in Dubai?

Our writers play captains of a Test side looking to get six wickets in half a session in the Dubai heat

Who gets to bowl first at Steven Smith?
Who gets to bowl first at Steven Smith?

It's 30 for 2 on the first day at the SCG. Steven Smith comes out to bat. Who do you give the ball to? And what's the field?

Who will bowl the 19th over? We asked our writers
Who will bowl the 19th over? We asked our writers

Our writers play captain: their team is defending 24 runs off 12 balls in a T20 and they have to decide who delivers the penultimate over