How to win a Super Over

I had a piece published in Vox Cricket’s first issue.

Suggest you read the full article there. In case you don’t fancy clicking, here are the key drivers to Super Over success…

  1. Score at least twelve runs if batting first
  1. Pick a set batsman if batting first
  1. Don’t let the number three play it safe if batting first
  1. Stay calm when chasing
  2. Pick a bowler to trouble their opening batsmen
  3. Put the best batsman on strike for the first ball
  4. Plan for a second super over

That’s seven factors without even considering lines, lengths, field placings or shot selection. Super Overs might look like a six ball thrashabout – but there are subtle forces at play.

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