‘What a bowler thinks and what he actually does are different things’ – Bharat Arun

‘What a bowler thinks and what he actually does are different things’ – Bharat Arun‘What a bowler thinks and what he actually does are different things’ – Bharat Arun

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We speak to the former India allrounder and, until recently, the national team’s bowling coach – Bharat Arun. Arun gives us a lesson in the craft of bowling, guiding us through what a coach looks for and how he suggests minor adjustments. He assesses Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj,


A special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test review

A special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test reviewA special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test review

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We review the first Test between South Africa and India – which India won by 113 runs. This was only South Africa’s third defeat in Centurion across 27 Tests. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore


‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan‘A match that you watch from the stadium is a sacred thing’: an interview with the historian Mukul Kesavan

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In this episode, we chat with author, essayist, and perceptive cricket columnist Mukul Kesavan. Besotted with cricket for over five decades – and viewing it through the lens of politics, sociology, and history – Mukul talks about his magnetic attraction to the game and its many pleasures. Talking Points: An Anglophone


India ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test review

India ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test reviewIndia ride on an awesome foursome: England v India, Lord’s Test review

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We review the second Test of the England v India series – with the focus on the dramatic final day. Talking Points The remarkable turnaround on the final day of the Lord’s Test How narratives around player behavior are often a TV creation Enhanced TV coverage offering us a perfect


A whole lot of unknowns: England v India series preview

A whole lot of unknowns: England v India series previewA whole lot of unknowns: England v India series preview

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We preview the upcoming England v India Test series – that has had one of the most lukewarm build-ups in a time of Covid, The Olympics, and The Hundred. It’s a time of bio-bubbles, quarantines, injuries, mental health and player rotation. And hopefully some memorable cricket too. Talking Points The