In the latest episode we discuss popular terms used to describe a cricketing contest – and why these are often lazy alternatives with no standard definition.
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- The category error in sports – when stories are used to describe contests
- The narrative around ‘big moments’ and how some phases are assumed to ‘decide’ contests
- The rampant discourse around ‘pressure situations’
- The belief that some players are superior at the finish than at the start
- Jordan and Robert Horry – and the spread of the clutch narrative
- Australia v South Africa, Edgbaston, 1999: narrative gold
- How does one explain Klusener’s approach to the final over of the semi-final?
- The future of cricket discourse – and ways to describe the entire contest
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
- The episode that really matters – 81allout podcast with Sidharth Monga
- What’s the story, Morning Glory – 81allout podcast with Karthik Krishnaswamy
- What we talk about when we talk about cricket – 81allout podcast with Daniel Norcross
- Anatomy of a classic – Virender Sehwag on his 155 in Chennai – Interview by Chandrahas Choudhury and Nishant Arora – ESPNcricinfo
- Bias case – Steve Tignor – Tennis World
- Sachin Tendulkar on the bounce at the WACA in 1992 – YouTube
- James Anderson and reverse-swing – Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara discuss – YouTube
- Against narratives – Kartikeya Date – Cricketingview
- Why there is no such thing as a finisher in ODI cricket – Kartikeya Date – ESPNcricinfo
- Roger Federer opens up – Interview by David Remnick – New Yorker
- Paddy Upton’s interview of Allan Donald – Apple podcasts
- ‘I wanted to be there at the end. That was my drug’ – Lance Klusener interview – The Cricket Monthly
- Rudi Webster – Think Like a Champion – Amazon.com
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