We discuss the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.
- Where did this pitch stand in the Premadasa-Sabina scale?
- The importance of consistent bounce in the ICC evaluation system
- England’s misreading of the pitch and the selection of one specialist spinner
- Don’t India have enough of an all-round bowling strength to not rely on turners?
- Rohit Sharma’s ability to adjust to all formats
- The technique of playing spin – and what made Root, Foakes, Rohit and Kohli stand out
- Ashwin’s off-break that looks like a straighter one – thanks to the remarkable drift
- Axar Patel’s surreal start to his Test career
- Axar’s ability to adapt his game to the conditions
- Memories of the Mumbai Test in 2004 – when Murali Kartik won India a low-scoring thriller
- The high-quality umpiring in the Test – and the performative challenge for third umpires
- The Joe Root DRS reversal – and what it captured about umpires’ call
Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
Ashwin’s triumph in Chepauk – India v England, 2nd Test review – 81allout podcast
The ICC’s pitch evaluation system – Kartikeya Date
Motera pitch could be a backhanded compliment to England – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
When Singh was king – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
Ashwin’s two dismissals of Ollie Pope – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
England got themselves into a spin against Axar Patel – Nasser Hussain – The Daily Mail
Lead image from here.