A win for the ages: India v England, 4th Test review

A win for the ages: India v England, 4th Test reviewA win for the ages: India v England, 4th Test review

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We review the fourth Test between India and England in Ranchi – where India sealed a series with a magnificent five-wicket win.   Talking Points: The third-innings bowling that capped another brilliant third-day fightback India’s forced accelerated transition – with a team full of youngsters Dhruv Jurel’s expert batting with


India hand England a right royal thumping: India v England, 3rd Test review

India hand England a right royal thumping: India v England, 3rd Test reviewIndia hand England a right royal thumping: India v England, 3rd Test review

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We review the third Test between India and England in Rajkot – where a terrific all-round performance helped India go 2-1 up. Talking Points: India’s magnificent bowling on Day 3 How the flat pitches in this series are neutralizing Bazball India’s spinners – turning the ball more with greater control


Awesome Bumrah helps India draw level

Awesome Bumrah helps India draw level: India v England, 2nd Test reviewAwesome Bumrah helps India draw level: India v England, 2nd Test review

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We review the second Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam – where Jasprit Bumrah powered India to a 106-run win. Talking Points: A celebration of Test cricket A series with echoes of the 2016-17 home series v Australia Are England really playing Bazball? India’s decision to play five bowlers


Pope, Hartley, and a remarkable win: India v England, 1st Test review

Pope, Hartley, and a remarkable win: India v England, 1st Test reviewPope, Hartley, and a remarkable win: India v England, 1st Test review

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We review the first Test between India and England in Hyderabad – where India lost a Test match at home after gaining a first-innings lead of 190. Talking Points: One of England’s greatest wins Ollie Pope’s freakish 196 India’s approach to facing left-arm spin Why England choose to sweep and


When India faced Nas ball: rewind to England’s tour of India in 2001

When India faced Nas ball: rewind to England’s tour of India in 2001When India faced Nas ball: rewind to England’s tour of India in 2001

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We rewind to England’s tour to India in 2001-02 – when India won the three-Test series 1-0 and England leveled the six-match ODI series 3-3. England arrived in India on the back of terrific series wins in Sri Lanka and Pakistan – and despite a green bowling attack managed to


A World Cup that had so much (and could have had so much more) – Rahul Bhattacharya interview

A World Cup that had so much (and could have had so much more) – Rahul Bhattacharya interviewA World Cup that had so much (and could have had so much more) – Rahul Bhattacharya interview

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 We are thrilled to have novelist and cricket writer Rahul Bhattacharya to talk about his experiences from the World Cup. Talking points:  Cricket writing v cricket analysis – and how each is a specialised job Does the BCCI care for what is written about them in the press? The


Extraordinary Australia silence India: World Cup final review

Extraordinary Australia silence India: World Cup final reviewExtraordinary Australia silence India: World Cup final review

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 We review Australia’s incredible win over India in the World Cup final. Talking points:  Australia’s remarkable achievement – and this triumph in comparison to their previous World Cup wins Rohit Sharma’s approach at the start of the innings Virat Kohli and the ability to strike at six an over


Maxwell madness, India’s juggernaut, and a World Cup for Test bowlers

Maxwell madness, India’s juggernaut, and a World Cup for Test bowlersMaxwell madness, India’s juggernaut, and a World Cup for Test bowlers

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 We review two weeks of the World Cup – and chat about Maxwell, Shami, Siraj, Omarzai, Williamson, Shreyas, and much more. Talking points:  Maxwell’s freakish 201* How well did Afghanistan bowl to Maxwell? The curious case of Australia’s batting in this World Cup Are Afghanistan in the same phase