Tim Wigmore

Freelance writer

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A disappointed Kieron Pollard walks back after T&T's defeat in the Champions League final

Extract

A mercenary and a legend

Kieron Pollard's choice to go franchise didn't just make him one of the first T20 millionaires, it also shaped how players approached the format

Scotland were one win away from qualifying for the 2019 World Cup

I Was There

Heartbreak in Harare

One year ago, Scotland missed out on the World Cup by five runs

The Islamabad United team pose with the trophy

Types of T20 teams

The flexible team

Sides like Islamabad United and Chennai Super Kings seek fluidity in their line-ups, stressing on how their players play rather than where in the order

Michael Klinger's 81 took Scorchers to 156

Types of T20 teams

The cautious starters

Do dot balls in the Powerplay make you anxious? Not if you're Perth Scorchers or Gloucestershire

R Ashwin is about to be mobbed after dismissing Chris Gayle

Types of T20 teams

The spin team

Spinners are underused in T20 - unjustifiably so, as the success of Afghanistan, Chennai and Guyana has shown

AB de Villiers slogs one

Types of T20 teams

The batting team

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Nottinghamshire show the perils and the pros of T20 sides built around batsmen

Rashid Khan celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli

Types of T20 teams

The bowling team

What do the successes of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Perth Scorchers and Pakistan in T20 have in common?

Andre Russell gives the ball some lift

Types of T20 teams

The six-hitting team

Big-hitting comes with big risks, but the payoffs are bigger too, as West Indies have shown