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

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

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We discuss the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.

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 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

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Participants:

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Ashoka (@ABVan)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Related:

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

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