Stokes’ all-round brilliance, dominant fast bowlers and Pollard’s T20 blast | Daily FT

Lose toss, win match; that’s just how 2020 rolls Despite having fewer matches on average, 2020 had plenty of stats highlightsESPNCricinfo: In a year that was nothing like we have ever seen before, sports schedules were impacted severely, and cricket was no different. Only 22 Tests and 44 ODIs were played in a year affected badly by the pandemic; the last time fewer matches were played in each format was in 1991, which had 21 Tests and 39 ODIs. Compared to 2019, there was a 44% drop in Tests, and a 71% in ODIs. (The ODI drop was more pronounced because 2019 was a World Cup year.) The 95 T20Is i…

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