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Cricket 2.0 Inside the T20 Revolution

by Tim Wigmore, Freddie Wilde, Harsha Bhogle, Michael Vaughan

Cricket 2.0 Inside the T20 Revolution Synopsis

Cricket 2.0 tells the story of how an old, traditional game was transformed by Twenty20 and how this format moved from being a gimmick to the face of modern cricket. The iconic captain Brendon McCullum, England's T20 visionaries Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler and Trinidad's Kieron Pollard and Sunil Nadine, who rose to become among the first T20 millionaires, explain how they shaped T20 - and how it shaped them. Test greats Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting recount what a sea-change T20 represented and decode T20 strategy. AB de Villiers explores the limits of modern batting. The Afghan phenomenon Rashid Khan shows that T20 superstars can now come from anywhere. Venky Mysore, the cricket revolutionary you have never heard of, reveals how the game is changing off the field. Told through compelling human-interest stories and featuring interviews with more than fifty players and coaches, Tim Wigmore and Freddie Wilde examine how a cocktail of globalisation, new aggressive tactics and huge investment are changing the sport faster than ever before, while analysing the myriad ways in which a traditional game has been revolutionised forever, both on and off the pitch. This is the extraordinary and previously misunderstood story of Twenty20 cricket - told by two people who have chronicled the revolution. Featuring forewords by Michael Vaughan and Harsha Bhogle, and exclusive interviews with figures including: - Eoin Morgan - Jos Buttler - Brendon McCullum - Rashid Khan - Kieron Pollard - Jason Gillespie - Ricky Ponting - Rahul Dravid - Venky Mysore, the boss of Kolkata Knight Riders - Shane Warne - Washington Sundar - Trevor Bayliss - Sunil Narine - Samuel Badree - Sandeep Lamichhane - Andrew Tye - Tom Moody

Cricket 2.0 Inside the T20 Revolution Press Reviews

'Tim and Freddie are the torchbearers of tomorrow, we must listen to them' -- Harsha Bhogle * CricBuzz * 'T20 is here to stay and we should celebrate and cherish all the skills involved . . . it is only going to get bigger' -- Michael Vaughan * The Telegraph * 'An invaluable guide by two smart young writers to the story of T20 cricket, to the strategies that underpin it and to the players who have made the format' -- Mike Atherton * The Times * 'A fascinating insight into how the newest format has impacted on the game at every level including Test cricket. Essential reading for T20 fans and traditional followers' -- Scyld Berry * The Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909715844
Publication date: 10th October 2019
Author: Tim Wigmore, Freddie Wilde, Harsha Bhogle, Michael Vaughan
Publisher: Arena Sport an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Cricket, History of sport,

About Tim Wigmore, Freddie Wilde, Harsha Bhogle, Michael Vaughan

Tim Wigmore is a journalist for The Daily Telegraph, ESPNCricinfo, The New York Times and The Economist, specialising in cricket, sports analytics and the business of sport. He is also a weekly columnist for the i paper. Tim is a former winner of the CMJ Young Cricket Journalist of the Year, and runner-up for the Ian Woodbridge Young Sports Writer of the Year award. His first book, Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts, was named one of The Guardian's sports books of the year for 2015. Freddie Wilde works as an analyst and is on the editorial team at the cricket ...

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