Powerhouse v Superculture: India v Australia in World Cups

Powerhouse v Superculture: India v Australia in World CupsPowerhouse v Superculture: India v Australia in World Cups

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In the latest 81allout podcast we look back at the India-Australia rivalry in World Cups, from 1983 to 2015. We chart the rise of this rivalry from its modest beginnings and talk about how the commercial rise of Indian cricket coincided with Australia’s purple patch. Highlights: The Indian team’s depth


India bring their Test game to the World Cup

India bring their Test game to the World CupIndia bring their Test game to the World Cup

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We review India’s win over South Africa in the World Cup match at Southampton. Talking points: Jasprit Bumrah’s Test-match-style opening spell, KulCha’s delightful drift, turn and dip, and Rohit Sharma’s Nine-to-Five hundred Participants: Sriram Dayanand (@sdayanand) Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) (Lead pic from here)


When data stops working with Pakistan

When data stops working with PakistanWhen data stops working with Pakistan

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We review Pakistan’s win against England in the World Cup match at Trent Bridge. Talking points: The cosmic (as well as probabilistic) reasons for Pakistan’s unpredictability, the reasons why Pakistan should not have won this match, and the end of England’s chasing streak at home. Participants: Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) Subash


Lost boys, sporting memory, and England’s ODI rise

Lost boys, sporting memory, and England’s ODI riseLost boys, sporting memory, and England’s ODI rise

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In the latest episode of the 81allout podcast we are delighted to be joined by ace sports writer Rob Smyth, who has written for the Guardian, Wisden, ESPNcricinfo and a variety of other publications. Rob is one of the most prolific over-by-over and minute-by-minute commentators, and has written multiple books on


‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup

‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup

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In the latest 81allout podcast we rewind to the World Cup in 1996 – when Sri Lanka refused to be beaten. We remember Brian Lara’s exquisite strokeplay, Aravinda de Silva’s mastery, Tendulkar’s magic with a sponsor-less bat, Jayasuriya reducing medium-pacers to offspinners, Paul Strang’s wizardry and Ambrose getting stumps to