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PODCAST: Interview with former #LCFC, #SkyBlues and #NCFC analyst @donoir7. bit.ly/2wswRGV. City. https://t.co/sFtvAiz6g2 4 hours ago

JOB: @SouthamptonFC are recruiting a first team analyst. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Saint. 15 Sep

Former #OptaProForum judge @soccerquant shares expert tips on submitting a proposal. bit.ly/1M5Yhhp. Advic… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 Sep

PODCAST: From 2016, event judge @jmyrharkins & former presenter @GregorydSam share all things #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2fij4bm. Recap. 13 Sep

Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Submit. https://t.co/YZUME283IW 12 Sep

.@EuanDewar profiles attacking output in Serie A, discussing specific teams in the competition. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Defensive? 11 Sep

You can now submit a proposal to present at the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Ideas. https://t.co/seqtlHvzA6 8 Sep

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Launch. youtube.com/watch?v=RCS0fw… 8 Sep

A discussion of the #OptaProForum, the wider football analytics industry and some of the key developments for the 2… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Sep

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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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