An unquiet history: an interview with writer Osman SamiuddinAn unquiet history: an interview with writer Osman Samiuddin

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Our special guest this week is Osman Samiuddin, a senior editor at ESPNcricinfo and author of The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket.  One of the finest contemporary cricket writers, Osman has had a ring-side view of the triumphs and disappointments of Pakistan cricket over the last two decades. His


‘Much much more than a cricket tour’ – Bharat Sundaresan

‘Much much more than a cricket tour’ – Bharat Sundaresan‘Much much more than a cricket tour’ – Bharat Sundaresan

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In this special episode of the 81allout podcast, we chat with journalist and author Bharat Sundaresan on his experiences of covering India’s recent tour to Australia. Bharat is a cricket reporter at cricbuzz.com and is the author of The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma that is MS Dhoni Talking points: Covering


The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’

The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’

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In this episode, we chat with journalist, blogger, author, podcaster, vlogger – or in short, the Mark Waugh of cricket coverage – Jarrod Kimber. We focus on a piece Jarrod wrote last year titled ‘The Ugly Australian: the evolution of a cricket species’. He talks about his formative experiences with sledging


Sledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalrySledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalry

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We are thrilled to be joined by two former India cricketers – Hemang Badani and Vijay Bharadwaj. Hemang and Vijay enjoyed stupendous domestic careers and took part in some of the most memorable Tamil Nadu – Karnataka contests in the Ranji Trophy. There was no shortage of banter and competition


Street cricket chronicles: TN – the land of idea batting, sodukku ball, and face bowlingStreet cricket chronicles: TN – the land of idea batting, sodukku ball, and face bowling

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Street cricket chronicles moves to Tamil Nadu and we were delighted to be joined by Tamil Nadu’s promising wicketkeeper batsman Narayan Jagadeesan to talk about playing amateur cricket in his formative years in Coimbatore and the influence of tennis ball cricket on some of the TN legends. We also bring


‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged

‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged‘2005 to 2007 was a special period for Bangladesh’ – Shahriar Nafees unplugged

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In our latest episode of the podcast we chat with former Bangladesh Test cricketer Shahriar Nafees and ESPNcricinfo journalist Mohammad Isam. Talking points: Street cricket in Dhaka Legends of tape-tennis cricket The value of age-group cricket in Bangladesh The period when cricket started to overshadow football in Bangladesh Memories of


When a tie was a victory for Border’s battlers

When a tie was a victory for Border’s battlersWhen a tie was a victory for Border’s battlers

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  In this special episode of the 81allout podcast, we chat with Michael Sexton on his latest book Border’s Battlers, which provides a fascinating account of the iconic tied Test between India and Australia at Chepauk in September 1986. Michael has been a journalist, producer, and sportswriter for over three