Ashwin’s triumph in Chepauk: India v England, 2nd Test review

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We discuss the second Test between India and England in Chennai Talking Points: Was there anything wrong with the pitch? How Rohit Sharma tackled the tricky surface England’s rotation policy – and would they have followed this during the Ashes? R Ashwin’s glorious home Test in front of an adoring


‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund

‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund‘I have found my love for the game in the last couple of years’ – Abhinav Mukund

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In our latest episode of the podcast we talk to Abhinav Mukund, who has played seven Tests for India and recently became only the second batsman from Tamil Nadu to cross 10,000 first-class runs. Abhinav has not shied away from expressing his views on matters as important as mental health


Street 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


Swinging to victory: New Zealand v India series review

Swinging to victory: New Zealand v India series reviewSwinging to victory: New Zealand v India series review

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We review New Zealand’s series win against India in the recently concluded series. Talking Points: How NZ winning Tests within three or four days is bad financial news for their board. Were the pitches too green or green enough? When extra pace perhaps worked against India’s fast bowlers. The swing


Clinical India thrive in a sea of blue

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We review India’s win over Australia in the World Cup match at The Oval. Talking points: India’s clinical batting performance, David Warner’s go-slow and Kohli’s gracious gesture. Participants: Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Ashoka (@ABVan) * Related: What we talk about when we talk about cricket * (Lead pic


Do we judge umpires on ridiculously high standards?

Do we judge umpires on ridiculously high standards?Do we judge umpires on ridiculously high standards?

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In the latest episode of the 81allout podcast we discuss recent controversies around umpiring and the seemingly gradual erosion of umpires’ authority. Was Dhoni justified in walking onto the field and arguing with the umpires?  Is there data to prove that umpiring standards in this IPL has been worse than