A two-day shootout: India v England, 3rd Test review

A two-day shootout: India v England, 3rd Test reviewA two-day shootout: India v England, 3rd Test review

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We discuss the third Test between India and England in Chennai Talking Points: 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


It takes all sorts

The theatre of spinThe theatre of spin

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By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan I grew up at a time when India won (nearly) every Test at home and lost (nearly) every Test abroad. The phrases that punctuated newspaper reports back then: ‘designer pitches’, ‘underprepared pitches’ and ‘doctored pitches’. The players were ‘tigers at home, lambs abroad’, prospering on tracks they


Familiar rivals in unfamiliar territory: India v England series preview

Familiar rivals in unfamiliar territory: India v England series previewFamiliar rivals in unfamiliar territory: India v England series preview

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We preview the upcoming India v England Test series which comes on the back of an epic series win for India in Australia, and a very impressive win for England in Sri Lanka. While the teams prepare for fresh challenges in Chennai and Ahmedabad, they still have to contend with


When data stops working with Pakistan

When data stops working with PakistanWhen data stops working with Pakistan

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We review Pakistan’s win against England in the World Cup match at Trent Bridge. Talking points: The cosmic (as well as probabilistic) reasons for Pakistan’s unpredictability, the reasons why Pakistan should not have won this match, and the end of England’s chasing streak at home. Participants: Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) Subash