Harsha Bhogle

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

Why everyone shouldn’t go back to 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.

For discovering himself, my player of the year is Ravichandran Ashwin: Harsha Bhogle
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

Sometimes you need to play with your skill and your mind to discover what works best and Ashwin found that in 2015.

Brendon McCullum played cricket how it was meant to be played
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

Brendon McCullum, and latterly New Zealand under him, played cricket the way it was meant to be played. And for that, he can be proud of himself.

Virat Kohli and the media-player conflict
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

Virat Kohli is charting a very special career for himself, and possibly for the team he leads.

Classical off-spinner’s line is working fine for R Ashwin
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Having made little forays into different styles, R Ashwin now knows what is right for him and his line is working fine for him.

Ind vs SA: Hope Delhi wicket will allow essence of Test cricket to emerge
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

Team India will not play Test cricket for next six months after Delhi Test and Harsha Bhogle hopes to see a good, long Test.

India vs South Africa: Pitches are diluting the joy of success
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

In the long run, this will hurt Indian cricket... In preparing these pitches, you have told your cricketers you don’t have enough confidence in them.

State bodies must adhere to highest levels of governance
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The events in Delhi give the impression everything in Indian cricket is bad, and that is why a quick reaction is essential

Selection of new IPL teams should be scrutinised very closely
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

IPL is an outstanding brand but like all things precocious, it lives on the edge sometimes, Harsha Bhogle writes.

Why India need to be watchful against Dale Steyn with old ball
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

While a lot of South Africa’s success has been built around Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, their biggest matchwinner is, undoubtedly, Dale Steyn.

India should worry about four bowlers, not number seven
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

India should stop worrying about finding a genuine all-rounder and instead focus on grooming specialists.

Wouldn’t be a bad idea for an Incumbents vs Contenders tourney
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Inevitably, in a contest like this, the senior player will have everything to lose and the youngster everything to gain.

Do we have the right environment for pacers to bloom?
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Maybe fast bowling isn’t in our DNA? But musn’t we fight that? Harsha Bhogle asks.

Rohit Sharma has asked us to redefine what we traditionally call ‘talent’
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Harsha Bhogle explains what 'talent' means in the context of India batsman Rohit Sharma.

For South Africa, India is a home away from home
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The Chinnaswamy Stadium is as much home to AB de Villiers as it is to Virat Kohli, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Brusque & ruthless, Jagmohan Dalmiya lifted the game
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Many players said in their messages that Jagmohan Dalmiya was a player’s man. No administrator can ask for a better compliment.