78 all out: England v India, Headingley Test review

78 all out: England v India, Headingley Test review


We review the third Test of the England v India series – which England won by an innings and 76 runs.

Talking Points

  • India’s choice of five bowlers – choosing competitiveness over respectability
  • The first morning – when India were bowled out for 78
  • James Anderson and the mastery with which he varies his length
  • How badly did India really bat on the first morning?
  • Joe Root’s ‘classical’ style of getting beside the line of the ball
  • What does one mean when one says a batsman has extra time to play his shots
  • Dawid Malan cementing his spot
  • The Ashwin question
  • Is Rishabh Pant better off at No. 6 or 7?
  • Cheteshwar Pujara and the need to factor in expectations
  • What connects Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting?


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Ashoka (@ABVan)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)



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