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(In Italian) An introduction and explanation of the Expected Goals metric. Qualità. twitter.com/OptaPaolo/stat… 26 May

In an @ESPNcricinfo article, @ajarrodkimber discusses the increasing influence of data in T20 cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Chess. 26 May

OptaPro will again be attending the 2017 @TournoiToulon, taking place from 29th May until 10th June. bit.ly/2qkxslV. Future. 24 May

.@EveryTeam_Mark shares a list of some of the most popular analytical articles from this past season. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Survey. 22 May

Scunthorpe United’s @HarryJamieson_ discusses his role with @footballfactman on the Different Game podcast. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Iron. 18 May

This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack discusses the perception, application & evolution of performance data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 May

This episode is hosted by @ryanbahia and features @BenMackriell & @simonjfarrant, who makes his first… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

PODCAST: This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack focuses on the progression of applied data over the past 5 years.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

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Where will T20 cricket go next?

Writing for ESPN Cricinfo, Jarrod Kimber discusses the increasing influence of data across T20 cricket – and by extension, in international cricket.

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Northants' T20 nous a tribute to Moneyball approach

ESPNCricinfo provides an in-depth overview of Northants’ statistical approach to approaching T20 cricket in contrast to different forms of the game.

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4th Ashes Test analysis

Nathan Leamon, performance analyst with the England cricket team, provides an in-depth analysis of the first innings of the 4th Test, focusing on conditions, bowling patterns, shot selections and catching metrics.

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How has T20 cricket affected run rates in Test cricket?

Luke Stoughton uses Tableau to investigate whether T20 cricket has affected run rates in Test cricket.

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Has fourth-innings batting become easier?

Writing for ESPN Cricket, S Rajesh analyses run-scoring and chasing big targets in the final innings of Test matches.

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Talent spotting: Rajasthan Royals

Leaders speaks with Monty Desai, coach and talent scout of Indian cricket’s Rajasthan Royals, discussing the franchise's approach to analysis and recruitment.

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Cricket’s great data debate: art v science

Taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email, Andy Bull discusses England’s use of analytics and its influence on performance.

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Data the big game changer: Anil Kumble

Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble writes for Mint, discussing the potential for sport and business to learn from each other in data management and its application.

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