A comparison of tactics and strategies used by successful and unsuccessful Twenty20 cricket teams
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
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Twenty20 cricket is a recent development in elite level cricket and has only been played for two seasons so a lack of literature exists within this area of cricket. The purpose of the investigation was to find if there were any significant differences in the tactics and strategies adopted by successful and unsuccessful teams in Twenty20 cricket. Prior to the investigation it was hypothesised there would be significant differences in strategies and tactics used by successful and unsuccessful teams. Data were collected for the investigation by recording 11 matches that were televised by Sky Sports coverage of the 2004 Twenty20 cricket season. A hand notation system was developed from the use of Hughes and Bell (1998) system, which allowed the strategies to be analysed and recorded. Twenty20 cricket is a very exciting form of cricket with 88.2% of shots made by batsmen being of an aggressive nature. The (mean) predominant line of attack was outside of the off stump (77.67) with the ball pitching on a full length (42.69), and the most likely method of dismissal was being caught (7.55). Chi-square tests were used to statistically test each performance variable, which allowed the hypotheses to be tested. It was found that no significant differences exist in tactics and strategies between successful and unsuccessful Twenty20 cricket teams. This implies that winning and losing teams’ tactics and strategies are similar at elite level Twenty20 cricket. It was concluded that there was a fine margin between success and failure, and the team that executes the tactics and strategies more effectively than the opposition determines this margin for success.
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