Harsha

Harsha Bhogle

Once upon a time a chemical engineer and management graduate, now cricket and motivational speaking my calling!

Manish Pandey has made a strong case for himself to be considered for India place
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Could the selectors have looked around a bit more? I think Manish Pandey has made a strong case and is playing the best cricket of his career.

Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Is Test cricket a viable product for Gen Next?
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

ICC is trying to keep alive Test cricket, a product that has a glorious tradition but is grappling for relevance in a newer world.

Harsha Bhogle’s Column: Home boards need to pay if their negligence leads to loss of play
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

I believe that, except in unforeseen conditions, you always start on time and the losses should be borne by whoever is responsible for the delay.

Olympic athletes will never come from education-driven middle class
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

The athletes will come from places where the downside to failure is relatively small but the upside for success is huge.

Why Indian sport needs a pyramid with a very large base to succeed
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

If you are a bowler for Pakistan, or a middle order batsman for India, you have already fought your way through tough competition.

Divesting sport is the way forward if India is to succeed
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Currently athletes fight the system; infrastructure, apathy, society, finance, opportunity and only if they are standing after that can they fight an opponent.

Ajinkya Rahne: A Monk with a black belt
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Ajinkya Rahane brings a calm head to most situations and while he is around, the dressing room tends to be calm as well.

West Indies vs India: The ascent of R Ashwin, return of Mohammed Shami
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

There were two big positives and the first of those was symbolic of what we can expect in the Virat Kohli captaincy era.

India vs West Indies: Will core of India’s future come from this tour?
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

This series, then, is about more than just the result though, as sport constantly reminds us, belittling the opposition is fraught with danger.

Cheteshwar Pujara in one word – Stoic
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

West Indies will be an early Test, Cheteshwar Pujara owns a Test place at the moment but it carries no guarantees.

Harsha Bhogle’s column: Indian cricket team to benefit from Anil Kumble’s vision, Virat Kohli’s passion
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Virat Kohli has begun channelizing his aggression and Anil Kumble will help him achieve that.

Indian cricket gets ready to go pink: Harsha Bhogle
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Harsha Bhogle writes that if we want Test cricket to flourish years from now then we have to accept day/night cricket everywhere.

Harsha Bhogle: Pink ball gives a rosy tint to Test future
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

In day night tests, it will be interesting to see how tactics evolve because half game will be played in one set of conditions and the other half in another.

Harsha Bhogle’s column: Cricketers need to open a window to their selves rather than shut it
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

With Rahul Dravid, Kumar Sangakkara and Brendon McCullum, we have heard some wonderful orations and long may it be that way.

Harsha Bhogle: Tests risk niche viewership
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

I find a lot of people talking up Test cricket but that isn’t reflected in the numbers of those watching.

Why everyone shouldn’t go back in the IPL auction
Thu, May 26, 2016

It is now impossible to imagine Virat Kohli as being anything but Virat Kohli of RCB, writes Harsha Bhogle.

When I saw grace, class, perfection in Kohli: Harsha Bhogle
Sat, May 21, 2016

Virat Kohli has produced so many gems, and they have been replayed so many times, that you are just tempted to mark another boundary against his name and wait for the next.

Youngsters have shown flashes in IPL 2016 but India cap looks distant
Thu, May 12, 2016

Each IPL has produced a player for the future but this edition has been disappointing in that respect, Harsha Bhogle writes.

IPL: After a point, non-violent openers need to be kamikaze monks
Fri, May 06, 2016

In the ninth edition of IPL, openers have played studied knocks, ensuring there are no early wickets and not looking as valuable as they did.

Leadership lessons: Creating a culture that allows talent to flower
Thu, Apr 28, 2016

It is not easy to bring together stars and youngsters in a competition and that is why, in football leagues and in the IPL, leadership is so important.

IPL 2016: So where is the next generation of Indian cricketers coming from?
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Harsha Bhogle wonders about the new talent of Indian cricket where is the breeding ground of it.

A few notes on IPL from Harsha Bhogle after watching the cash-rich league from home
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Harsha Bhogle pens down his experience of watching the Indian Premier League from home for the first time.

Next big death bowler will be best dew bowler: Harsha Bhogle
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

What Brathwaite showed us, and in a sense what Stokes illustrated, was that in T20s, a mistake can have a disproportionate outcome.

Virat Kohli – A song of ice & fire
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Some years ago Rahul Dravid had admitted to being struck about a young Virat Kohli that every time he met him, he seemed a better player than before.

In Twenty20s, slow and steady wins the race over the fast and furious
Thu, Mar 24, 2016

The crafty guys of our game haven’t just survived in this power version of cricket but have actually flowered.

ICC World T20: New Zealand’s powerful mindset makes them the team to follow
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

By batting deep, and picking utility all-rounders, New Zealand have allowed themselves to go full throttle up front.

ICC World T20: Indian cricket team likely to be pitch perfect on spin-friendly home tracks
Thu, Mar 10, 2016

India will probably benefit the most because Ravichandran Ashwin is in the form of his life, and with Ravindra Jadeja, they can bank eight overs.

Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah are catalysts for India’s turnaround
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah came together to form an opening bowling combination that nobody could have anticipated.

Asia Cup 2016: It’s critical that Yuvraj Singh gets lots of time in middle
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

It is critical too that Yuvraj Singh gets lots of time in the middle because he instils fear in the opposition too.

As a bowler, Yuvraj Singh lends greater balance to Indian cricket team
Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Don’t be surprised if Dhoni consistently gets three overs out of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina between overs eight and fourteen.

The fearless band of brothers: New Zealand, Leicester City and Sri Lanka
Thu, Feb 11, 2016

If they can continue to play fearlessly, they will have taken a giant step forward for, in a manner of speaking, they have just embraced the devil.

Virat Kohli: The classicist takes T20 batting to another notch
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Virat Kohli's batting was as orthodox as it can ever get in T20 cricket and that means he is playing relatively risk free cricket.

The surge of Manish Pandey shows batting depth in India’s cricket system
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

For someone playing his first significant international innings, Manish Pandey's knowledge of how to pace himself and of where to score runs was uncanny.

Ind vs Aus: India haven’t been out-skilled, they’ve been outmuscled
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The physicality of the cricket here has been overwhelming and the fast bowlers in particular have been found wanting, writes Harsha Bhogle.

India’s performance will be determined by roles Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni play
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

If Virat Kohli can slip back into the role of a lieutenant, if he can keep looking up to MS Dhoni as leader, it will make the team stronger.

Post Lodha panel recommendations, BCCI does not face threat but ambitions of individuals do
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

Lodha panel's recommendations is like an earthquake for the BCCI but the rebuilding will strengthen the structure.