We review the India v New Zealand match in Dharamshala – and chat about the other themes as the World Cup nears its halfway stage. We also pay our heartfelt tribute to one of India’s greatest cricketers: Bishan Bedi.
- The poetry of Bishan Bedi – and what he meant to a generation of fans
- New Zealand running India close in Dharamshala
- Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra trying to hit Kuleep out of the attack
- Jadeja’s discomforting pace – and his ability to calibrate it so finely
- Rohit and Gill taking their chances against a quality opening spell
- Kohli’s quest for a century – and the needless uproar around it
- Afghanistan and Netherlands showing their class
- Why aren’t teams looking to limit the damage with NRR?
- Will Australia sneak into the semi-finals?
- Will England’s batters finally fireWho will go after India’s bowlers? New Zealand try but fall short?
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
- The Art of Bedi: Our conversation with Suresh Menon – 81allout podcast
- Previous 81allout episodes on World Cups – 2011, 1987, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003
- Buy War Minus the Shooting by Mike Marqusee – Amazon
- War Minus the Shooting – Revisiting the 1996 World Cup through a classic book – 81allout podcast
- Buy Cricket Beyond the Bazaar by Mike Coward – Amazon
Lead image from here.