A fortnightly talk show hosted by one of India's most popular cricket commentators

'A contest too close to call'

How do India and England stack up ahead of a landmark series? Harsha Bhogle, Sanjay Manjrekar and Angus Fraser look ahead. Plus, a flashback to India's tour of England in 1990 (33:38)

Producer: Siddhartha Talya

July 19, 2011

Posted by   on (July 20, 2011, 4:45 GMT)

Its true, as experts say... U remove ZaK from Indian bowling attack & its not looking like a World No.1 team. The noticeable thing is that ZaK started his Golden Run from England only. He knows England better than anybody in Indian Squad. and.... A contest to watch out for. Tendulkar vs Anderson. James has dismissed Sachin for 5 times from 2002. From '02 Sach has faced 200 balls, made 96 runs & got out 5 times. whoo.. That makes James a most successful bowler against Sachin. BRING IT ON....

Posted by salilnair.us on (July 20, 2011, 2:36 GMT)

It has been truly exciting to see the quality of cricketing criticism take a leap forward in terms of quality and content over a span of a decade or more. I have been a cricket fan for more than 40 years now (as much I can remember) and personally have been enamored by the likes of Tony Cozier and Ritchie Bernard for the sophisticated (vocal) media coverage and criticism of remarkable cricketing intellect in the yesteryears. I have to admit among other Indian fans that we are grateful on a and we are proud ( on a media coverage point of view ) to see and hear the likes of Harsha Bogle, Ravi Shashtri and Sanjay Mangrekar come of age (in a good way :-) Cheers! By the way Angus, you did good too :-)

Posted by cric_follower on (July 19, 2011, 14:19 GMT)

why is there no transcript for this conversation? Thanks

Posted by   on (July 19, 2011, 10:15 GMT)

Good show, where's Switch Hit though? Not come out this week yet?

Posted by   on (July 19, 2011, 7:43 GMT)

a gud discussion but yeah i mean talking abt sehwag too much won't help yeah it's a disadvantage but can't help it , need to move on and mukund has showed temperament so i will bank on him to do well along with gambhir,rest the middle order would do well yuvi for me has to miss the first 2 games i guess cos raina looks to be improving and as harsha said he's indeed made of steel :) bowling wise as sanjay mentioned sree zaheer and ishant along with bhajji would be my bowling, sree ahead of praveen just cos of his pace and the way he can swing the ball just hoping he'd maintain his discipline :) and it's definetely gonna be a tough series but india are fighters they won't backdown, i too feel it may lead to a draw in the end :) but expecting a gud series :)

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