Street cricket chronicles: tip-top, connection, and taking panga in Delhi

Street cricket chronicles: tip-top, connection, and taking panga in DelhiStreet cricket chronicles: tip-top, connection, and taking panga in Delhi

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We are happy to kickstart a new series: street cricket chronicles. Here we hope to bring out the cricket culture in different cities at the most amateur levels: whether it is on the streets, in the gullies and driveways and terraces, on beaches, or in the parks. In this episode


Watching, studying, writing, talent-spotting: a life in cricketWatching, studying, writing, talent-spotting: a life in cricket

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In this special episode, we chat with veteran cricket journalist and author Makarand Waingankar. Over the last five decades, Makarand has been witness to the changing tides in Indian cricket. He has written extensively about the game – from the maidans as well as the giant stadiums – and carries


New Zealand’s finest brace for the biggest season

New Zealand’s finest brace for the biggest seasonNew Zealand’s finest brace for the biggest season

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We talk to Michael Wagener about New Zealand’s impressive Test results over the last 3 years and get a rundown of their strengths & weaknesses ahead of their series against Australia. Talking points: The pitches used for the England series Is Tom Latham a bully? The unYoutubable B J Watling


Pace, swing, cut and craft: 11 masterful spells in India

Pace, swing, cut, and craft: 11 masterful spells in IndiaPace, swing, cut, and craft: 11 masterful spells in India

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We are living in a golden age of Indian fast bowling. Pitches, conditions, match situation – nothing seems to matter. India’s bowling attack is ruthlessly targeting the opposition, and summoning magic deliveries at will. What better time to talk about our favorite quick bowling performances in Indian conditions – from


The pre-Test era: when Bangladesh fell in love with cricket

The pre-Test era: when Bangladesh fell in love with cricketThe pre-Test era: when Bangladesh fell in love with cricket

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Between 1947 and 1971, only one Pakistani cricketer from the east of the country was picked in the Test team. Then Bangladesh was born, and there were far more important matters to attend to than worrying about cricket. But the passion survived in pockets and slowly, through schools and club


Pakistan in 1999: the allure, the magic, and the heartbreak

Pakistan in 1999: the allure, the magic, and the heartbreakPakistan in 1999: the allure, the magic, and the heartbreak

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It was a year when everything came together… until it fell spectacularly apart. There was something magical about Pakistan in 1999… till they time they crumbled. For a generation of Pakistan fans, the year 1999 meant much. Shoaib Akhtar emerged as a force of nature. Shahid Afridi provided a glimpse


Cricket in Mumbai – stories, legends, and folkloreCricket in Mumbai – stories, legends, and folklore

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We are thrilled to bring you the 50th episode of the 81allout podcast. Our special guest for the occasion is Clayton Murzello, group sports editor of Mid-Day in Mumbai. We chat with Clayton about his journey – from running a bookstore, managing a cricket club, and covering local sports… before