England too good in a tournament of upsets: T20 World Cup review


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In the latest episode of the podcast we discuss the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia - where England were crowned champions. We focus on some of the themes of the tournament - upsets, teams assessing a variety of conditions, exploiting ground dimensions, and the overall calibre of strokeplay - and wonder how some of the great bowlers are largely nullified by the format.

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Talking Points:

  • A World Cup full of memorable upsets
  • Navigating the conditions across Australia - and the effect it had on teams
  • Batting against length v batting against the field
  • Why some great batters are misfits in the format
  • India's problem at the top - and KL Rahul's T20 v Test fortunes
  • The Nasim Shah over to Jos Buttler in the final
  • The big difference between batting in an ODI and in a T20


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee); Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview); Ashoka (@ABVan)



  • England's approach may lead other teams into the T20 era - Sidharth Monga - ESPNcricinfo
  • The England white-ball machine - Jarrod Kimber - YouTube
  • The 'rationally irresistible' rise of Jos Buttler, T20 opener - Matt Roller - ESPNcricinfo
  • Who was to blame for India's defeat - Cricviz
  • Why T20 hitting is not just a more risky version of batting - Kartikeya Date - ESPNcricinfo

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