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

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

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
  • Was the pitch in Perth a ‘spicy’ one?
  • 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
  • England: perfectly built for T20
  • 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
  • Hitting v Batting: the choice that dictates the shape of a T20 contest – 81allout podcast
  • An essential point in T20 – Kartikeya Date – – A Cricketing View
  • Why T20 hitting is not just a more risky version of batting – Kartikeya Date –  ESPNcricinfo
  • The world of data (and how it is upending the game) – 81allout podcast
  • Pakistan ride on the PSL generation – 81allout podcast with Ahmer Naqvi and Hassan Cheema


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