Bangladesh go out… but not without a fight

Bangladesh go out… but not without a fightBangladesh go out… but not without a fight

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 We review India’s win over Bangladesh in the World Cup match at Edgbaston. Talking points: Rohit continues to make most of his luck, Shakib continues to own the World Cup, and Pandya emerges as a genuine fifth bowler Participants: Mohammad Isam (@isam84) Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) *


India’s bowlers keep raising their game

India’s bowlers keep raising their gameIndia’s bowlers keep raising their game

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We review India’s win over West Indies in the World Cup match at Old Trafford. Talking points: India’s batting problem that is yet to be a problem, West Indies’ neither-here-nor-there approach to ODIs, and Mohammad Shami bowling Shai Hope with a ball straight from bowling heaven. Participants: Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch)


When it comes to Pakistan it’s not a lie if you believe it

When it comes to Pakistan, it’s not a lie if you believe itWhen it comes to Pakistan, it’s not a lie if you believe it

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We review Pakistan’s win over New Zealand in the World Cup match at Edgbaston. Talking points: Pakistan doing Pakistan things, Shaheen Afridi bowling the spell of the tournament, Babar Azam playing an innings four years in the making, and Hafeez doing, well, Hafeez things. Participants: Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) Subash Jayaraman


England back to being good, old England

England back to being good old EnglandEngland back to being good old England

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We review Australia’s win over England in the World Cup match at Lord’s. Talking points: England flirting with elimination, Australia hiding their fifth bowler and that ball from Mitchell Starc. Participants: Peter Miller (@thecricketgeek) Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) * Related: Peter Miller and Dave Tickner: 28 Days’ Data: England’s Troubled Relationship


Bouncers, rain, and poor chasers: mid-tournament review

Bouncers, rain, and poor chasers: mid-tournament reviewBouncers, rain, and poor chasers: mid-tournament review

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We review the first half of the World Cup and discuss some of the main themes from the last three weeks. Talking points: England making the tournament interesting; rain, rain and more rain; teams trying to bounce opponents out; too many captains deciding to field first; and the growing separation


The Old Trafford blowout: India v Pakistan review

The Old Trafford blowout: India v Pakistan reviewThe Old Trafford blowout: India v Pakistan review

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We review India’s win over Pakistan in the World Cup match at Old Trafford. Talking points: Rohit’s majestic hundred, Pakistan’s strange tactics, and a most forgettable batting performance Participants: Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Ashoka (@ABVan) * Related: India v Pakistan in World Cups * (Lead


Clinical India thrive in a sea of blue

Clinical India thrive in a sea of blueClinical India thrive in a sea of blue

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We review India’s win over Australia in the World Cup match at The Oval. Talking points: India’s clinical batting performance, David Warner’s go-slow and Kohli’s gracious gesture. Participants: Subash Jayaraman (@cricketcouch) Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee) Ashoka (@ABVan) * Related: What we talk about when we talk about cricket * (Lead pic


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