A thumping finish: India v England, 4th Test review

A thumping finish: India v England, 4th Test reviewA thumping finish: India v England, 4th Test review

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We discuss the fourth Test between India and England in Ahmedabad. Talking Points: India’s terrific achievement across eight Tests A triumph of depth for the Indian team Axar’s 27 wickets and his perfect debut series Why Ashwin’s value to the side is double that of their best batsman Mohammad Siraj


From the field to the press box to managing the media: a chat with Nishant AroraFrom the field to the press box to managing the media: a chat with Nishant Arora

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Our special guest this week is Nishant Arora who, over two decades, has worked in multiple capacities within cricket – as a TV journalist, player agent, and BCCI media manager, and ICC digital producer. Talking Points: Playing junior cricket with Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh Big-hitting Yuvraj losing SG balls at


An unquiet history: an interview with writer Osman SamiuddinAn unquiet history: an interview with writer Osman Samiuddin

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Our special guest this week is Osman Samiuddin, a senior editor at ESPNcricinfo and author of The Unquiet Ones: A History of Pakistan Cricket.  One of the finest contemporary cricket writers, Osman has had a ring-side view of the triumphs and disappointments of Pakistan cricket over the last two decades. His


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

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


The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’

The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’The toxic side to the ‘Australian Way’

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In this episode, we chat with journalist, blogger, author, podcaster, vlogger – or in short, the Mark Waugh of cricket coverage – Jarrod Kimber. We focus on a piece Jarrod wrote last year titled ‘The Ugly Australian: the evolution of a cricket species’. He talks about his formative experiences with sledging


Sledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalrySledges, brawls, and epic contests: inside the Tamil Nadu – Karnataka rivalry

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We are thrilled to be joined by two former India cricketers – Hemang Badani and Vijay Bharadwaj. Hemang and Vijay enjoyed stupendous domestic careers and took part in some of the most memorable Tamil Nadu – Karnataka contests in the Ranji Trophy. There was no shortage of banter and competition