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A gripping book on T20 cricket and why it's the sport's default format

Two English cricket writers have written a brilliant and engaging history of the shorter form of cricket that explains why it has become the default format of the sport worldwide, says Dhruv Munjal

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T20 cricket | Indian Cricket | India cricket team

Dhruv Munjal 

Looking back, 2019 seems like a gift from the cricketing gods — a season so ridiculously thrilling that you could actually make a film out of the entire thing and watch it on loop.

In the age of seemingly endless cricket, that’s probably the greatest compliment you can pay to just a few months of cricket. The summer’s two defining images both featured Ben Stokes: the Durham all-rounder holding his hands up to apologise for the deflected overthrow that went for four and forced the World Cup final into a super over; and the same man exulting after crunching Pat Cummins ...

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First Published: Fri, April 17 2020. 21:32 IST