‘Much much more than a cricket tour’ – Bharat Sundaresan

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In this special episode of the 81allout podcast, we chat with journalist and author Bharat Sundaresan on his experiences of covering India’s recent tour to Australia. Bharat is a cricket reporter at cricbuzz.com and is the author of The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma that is MS Dhoni Talking points: Covering


Heavyweight clash lightened by absences

Great rivalry, strange times: Australia Vs India Test series previewGreat rivalry, strange times: Australia Vs India Test series preview

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We preview the upcoming Australia v India Test series, which has seen more headlines about bio-bubbles, quarantine, and player absences than the great rivalry between these two teams. Talking Points: Impact of Kohli’s partial absence for both commerce and cricket. How badly would India miss Ishant Sharma? India’s choice of


Swinging to victory: New Zealand v India series review

Swinging to victory: New Zealand v India series reviewSwinging to victory: New Zealand v India series review

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We review New Zealand’s series win against India in the recently concluded series. Talking Points: How NZ winning Tests within three or four days is bad financial news for their board. Were the pitches too green or green enough? When extra pace perhaps worked against India’s fast bowlers. The swing


A strike, a ban and a mountain to climb: India v Bangladesh Test series preview

A strike, a ban and a mountain to climb: India v Bangladesh Test series previewA strike, a ban and a mountain to climb: India v Bangladesh Test series preview

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We preview the upcoming 2-Test series between India and Bangladesh – which will include the first ever day-night Test to be held in India. Talking Points: Bangladesh’s tumultuous lead-up to the series The Shakib Al Hasan shocker Why would Bangladesh’s greatest-ever cricket overlook something so fundamental? How public sentiment fluctuated