In episode 150 of the 81allout podcast we preview India’s upcoming Test series against Australia – the latest chapter in a storied rivalry. Australia sure have the team to pull off a series win but the panel agrees that they will still need to be at their best to hand India their first home-series defeat in nearly a decade.
- Australia’s attitude towards cricket in India over the years: from apathy to obeisance
- The role played by Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Mike Coward and a few others in embracing India and her passion for cricket
- The 2017 India v Australia series, and the gripping Bangalore Test
- Can Pat Cummins replicate Glenn McGrath’s success in India?
- The current Australian bowling attack v the 2004 attack that won in India
- India’s fast bowling potency in home conditions (even without Jasprit Bumrah)
- Ashwin v Smith: a rivarly with a layer of deep technical insight
- Are we about the see the new new Virat Kohli?
- Can Australia’s batters (especially the left-handers) tackle Ashwin?
- The flexibility Jadeja offers this Indian line-up
- Pant’s absence and an opening for Axar to bolster the batting
- Our wishes for the pitches in this series: green tops and raging turners
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)
- When Australia conquered the Final Frontier – 81allout podcast rewinds to 2004
- ‘It struck me that you can score 574, declare twice, and still lose a Test’ – Allan Border – 81allout podcast
- How Smith’s grip is linked to tennis – Daniel Brettig – Sydney Morning Herald
- R Ashwin: ‘I’ve always been good at assessing batsmen, but now I think I’ve taken it to another level’ – Sidharth Monga interview – The Cricket Monthly
- Umesh Yadav’s spell v Kerala in Krishnagiri – Hotstar (access only in India)
- How will Smith and Labuschagne bat against Ashwin and Co.? – Sridharan Sriram column – Indian Express
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