India overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series review

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India overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series review

In the latest episode of the podcast we discuss India’s 2-0 win in the Test series in Bangladesh.

Talking Points:

  • India’s close escape in the second Test in Mirpur
  • Are Kohli and Rahul going through a bad patch or are they on the wane?
  • Batting against spin with the new ball v old ball
  • The challenges of playing fastish finger spin in the DRS era
  • Axar Patel’s deadly round-arm action – and why it is invaluable on these pitches
  • Where R Ashwin stands v Kapil Dev in the allrounder stakes
  • The non-selection of Kuldeep Yadav for the second Test – was it really shocking?


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Ashoka (@ABVan)


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  • Is the DRS a good thing? Yes if you’re a fingerspinner, no if you’re a left-hand batsman – Kartikeya Date – ESPNcricinfo

  • Training the Hawk-Eye on Axar Patel: Angular, Anomalous – Himanish Ganjoo – Substack

  • ‘Phenomenal’ Shreyas Iyer calms the panic down with assured batting – Sidharth Monga – ESPNcricinfo

  • All-rounder Ashwin, second only to Richard Hadlee, rescues India again – VS Aravind – Sportstar

  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Litton Das stride towards becoming Bangladesh’s next batch of match-winners – Mohammad Isam – ESPNcricinfo


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One thought on “India overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series review”

  1. Nice discussion. Was this a troll pod with @sidvee going a bit ballistic at times haha?
    And man Ashwin for sure can watch Minnale 1000 times and pass the Tamizan litmus test. Can the Mumbaikars watch RHTDM at least once?

    Jokes apart I sense some contradiction where KD has praised team India many times going all out on offense at the expense of batting respectability by playing extra bowler. Then it follows that the in form aggressive option Kuldeep should have played in place of Patel/Unadkat. They went defensive it seemed- and it almost cost team India.

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