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


South Africa embark on Mission: (Almost) Impossible

South Africa embark on Mission: (Almost) ImpossibleSouth Africa embark on Mission: (Almost) Impossible

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We preview the upcoming 3-Test series between India and South Africa – where points count for the World Test Championship. Talking Points: A rivalry that often goes under the radar South Africa’s historically impressive record in Asia An inexperienced batting line-up coming up against the world’s best side A chance


Bumrah and Co lead the rout

Bumrah and Co lead the routBumrah and Co lead the rout

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We review India’s thumping win against West Indies in the recently concluded two-Test series. Talking Points: Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari bolstering the Indian middle order. India’s superlative bowling performance in the two Tests Shannon Gabriel’s under-par performance Jasprit Bumrah’s magic balls The decision to pick Jadeja over Ashwin The


You win some, you tie some – World Cup final review II

You win some, you tie some – World Cup final review IIYou win some, you tie some – World Cup final review II

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We review the World Cup final from the English perspective: the impact of such a monumental win on cricket in England, the role of Free-to-Air TV, the significance of Jofra Archer bowling the Super Over, and New Zealand’s misfortune of not winning the game even though the scores were level