"Batting like in a Test match in Twenty20 cricket is not really going to work."
As understanding of the realignment between attack and defence in T20 grew, batsmen became more adept at power-hitting. And so teams began to realise that having a batting order with more than one or two classicists was inappropriate
The most effective anchors - who maintained healthy scoring rates while not compromising wicket preservation - gave batsmen around them freedom to bat aggressively, because they were not fearful that their team could collapse
Williamson was one anchor who recognised the role demanded selflessness. "I believe T20 cricket is, out of all the formats, the most "team" format of cricket"
Tim Wigmore is a sports writer for the Daily Telegraph and the co-author of Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution