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Despite being only about 10% of the population, there is a relatively high proportion of left-arm players in international cricket. Digitally altered image. Original by Dean Lewins/AAP

Video explainer: Bowling strategies and decision-making in cricket

In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.
Brisbane’s Chris Lynn was the top ranked batsman in the Big Bash League last season. AAP

What data tells us about the best cricket players

Simply taking the most wickets or scoring the most runs doesn't make you the best player. Here's how to judge players based on how much they contribute to winning.
Elite batsmen seem to be playing their natural game, but are constantly adapting to the conditions and the opposition bowlers. Digitally altered image. Original by Dean Lewins/AAP

Video explainer: Batting expertise and decision-making in cricket

In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
The ability to perform and make good decisions under pressure actually comes from practice and experience, not innate talent. The British Council

Video explainer: How cricket captains make good decisions

Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain's mind on the pitch.
Big hitter: England’s Tammy Beaumont. Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Women cricketers hit sixes too

And they are attracting record crowds: Lord's is a sellout for England vs India in the World Cup Final.
Trinidad’s semi-professional cricket, long a feeder for Caribbean cricketers to play broad, has lost of its lustre. Tom Hodgkinson/flickr

Can Caribbean cricket get its (political) groove back?

Once a sport associated with anti-colonialism, cricket in the Caribbean has become a career path for young men with dreams of wealth and glamour.
Cricket Australia has been unable to broker a new pay deal with the Australian Cricketer’s Association. EPA/DAVID JONES

Business Briefing: following the money in cricket

Business Briefing: following the money in cricket. The Conversation17.7 MB (download)
Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
Perth Scorchers Sam Whitman at the Big Bash League T20 Grand Final match against the Sydney Sixers this year. AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

Chasing the audience: is it over and out for cricket on free to air TV?

Negotiations for the new media rights for cricket in Australia could see a change in how we watch games, and even be linked to a drop in people actually playing the game.
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma celebrates his century against England in Cape Town, South Africa. Mike Hutchings/Reuters

When English wickets fall much more than just cricket is at stake

South Africa's cricket is on the rise again, now represented by players of all the country's races. One of them is Temba Bavuma. His first test century in 2015 knocked a few perceptions for a six.

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