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


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


Who will go after India’s bowlers? New Zealand try but fall short

Who will go after India’s bowlers? New Zealand try but fall shortWho will go after India’s bowlers? New Zealand try but fall short

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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. Talking points:  The poetry of Bishan Bedi – and what he


A right royal collapse: India v Pakistan review

A bowling attack for all seasons: India v Pakistan reviewA bowling attack for all seasons: India v Pakistan review

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We review the India v Pakistan match in Ahmedabad – and chat about the other themes developing in this World Cup. Talking points:  India’s enviable bowling attack for the conditions Jasprit Bumrah – the magician Kuldeep and Jadeja keeping Pakistan quiet Siraj and the cross-seam attack Rohit Sharma’s evolution as