‘Lifeless’ pitch, lively Test: West Indies v India, 2nd Test review

‘Lifeless’ pitch, lively Test: West Indies v India, 2nd Test review‘Lifeless’ pitch, lively Test: West Indies v India, 2nd Test review

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We review the second Test between West Indies and India at Port-of-Spain, which was rained off when India needed 8 wickets to wrap up the win. It meant India won their sixth series in West Indies and continued their dominance when touring the Caribbean. Talking Points: The problem with gauging


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So much cricket, so little time: how do journalists make sense of the gameSo much cricket, so little time: how do journalists make sense of the game

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We chat with ESPNcricinfo assistant editor Karthik Krishnaswamy and freelance writer Saurabh Somani on making sense of cricket in these times of excess. With leagues mushrooming around the world, and multiple formats to track, can journalists be expected to have a holistic view of the game? Talking Points: The evolution


Match drawn, series won, final beckons: India v Australia, fourth Test review

Match drawn, series won, final beckons: India v Australia, 4th Test reviewMatch drawn, series won, final beckons: India v Australia, 4th Test review

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In episode 155 of the 81allout podcast we review the fourth and final Test between India and Australia in Ahmedabad. The two teams played out a high-scoring draw, which ensured India won their fourth consecutive series against Australia and set up a Test between the same two teams in the


Swept away in a session: India v Australia, 2nd Test review

Swept away in a session: India v Australia, 2nd Test reviewSwept away in a session: India v Australia, 2nd Test review

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In episode 152 of the 81allout podcast we review the second Test between India and Australia in Delhi. The match see-sawed for two days until Australia collapsed on the third morning – and India sealed a six-wicket win. Talking Points: Australia’s tactic to sweep against spinners on a pitch keeping


India overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series review

India overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series reviewIndia overcome Bangladesh’s stern spin challenge: Test series review

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In the latest episode of the podcast we discuss India’s 2-0 win in the Test series in Bangladesh. Talking Points: India’s close escape in the second Test in Mirpur Are Kohli and Rahul going through a bad patch or are they on the wane? Batting against spin with the new


England too good in tournament of upsets: T20 World Cup review

England too good in a tournament of upsets: T20 World Cup reviewEngland too good in a tournament of upsets: T20 World Cup review

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In the latest episode of the podcast we discuss the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia – where England were crowned champions. We focus on some of the themes of the tournament – upsets, teams assessing a variety of conditions, exploiting ground dimensions, and the overall calibre of strokeplay