The Bairoot show in Edgbaston classic

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The Bairoot show in Edgbaston classic

We review the England-India Test at Edgbaston, which see-sawed till day four – before England defied the odds.

Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting on Flipkart and Amazon. Readers outside India, can buy the book on Amazon.

Talking Points:

  • A fitting end to a high quality series
  • Bazball: a marketing gimmick or viable cricketing strategy?
  • England making the most of their ODI strengths in Tests
  • Bairstow’s purplest patch
  • Joe Root the invincible – a 360-degree master
  • Rishabh Pant’s command over the bowling
  • Balls that refused to swing after the 30th over
  • Did India misread the pitch when choosing Shardul over Ashwin?
  • India’s third-innings collapses – a trend over the last two years
  • The future of England’s attacking approach


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Ashoka (@ABVan)


  • England post a record against India – Kartikeya Date – A Cricketing View
  • India’s fourth-innings fumble: What has gone wrong? – Karthik Krishnaswamy – ESPNcricinfo
  • In the zone – Kevin Pietersen and Mark Butcher on sporting nirvana – Sky Sports podcast
  • Attack, attack, attack – Ben Jones – Cricviz‘
  • As a captain, you don’t delegate decisions that affect winning or losing’: Ian Chappell – 81allout podcast


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