Harsha Bhogle

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

India vs South Africa: 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.

Limited edition MS Dhoni on the stands
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Harsha Bhogle looks forward to watching India's young side play this year but just as much, he looks forward to seeing MS Dhoni play.

In limited overs, India need to address the void at No.7
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Most good limited overs sides have been built around a batting No.7, writes Harsha Bhogle.

India appeared to have a player just when he was needed
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

India seemed to have a player just when he was needed, and it was rather dramatically apparent in the last Test.

Test cricket’s non-negotiables: Openers, keepers should always be specialists
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

We could start seeing the influence of T20 in the way Test cricket is viewed. And, indeed, approached.

Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s most stirring ambassador, was a gift to our game
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Kumar Sangakkara may not have become the lawyer he wanted to, but he came as close as anyone could on a cricket ground!

Between two teams undergoing churn, India look more settled
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

India the transition period that both teams are going through, India look more settled than Sri Lanka.

Batsman R Ashwin key player in Virat Kohli’s five-bowler strategy
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Since Virat Kohli doesn’t have a top six man who can bowl, that is why, key to this strategy, is the role that Ashwin will play.

Duleep Trophy had a purpose but that purpose is long over
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Duleep Trophy had a role when the Ranji was played on zonal lines and players got no more than 3 or 4 FC matches.

Indian cricket needs to ask if two-captain period can extend too far
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Whether or not Dhoni is still the right man to lead India is a worthy debate, feels Harsha Bhogle.

Bangladesh: From not wanting to lose to getting used to winning
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

For years Bangladesh tried not to lose. Now they must get used to the idea of wanting to win, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Key to having a 5-5-1 combo is 6, 7, 8 and 9’s role with the bat
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Playing five bowlers in Dhaka wasn't the most adventurous call but it wasn't one India have tended to take too often, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Aussie way not a bad way for new leader Virat Kohli: Harsha Bhogle
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

On the field Virat Kohli will need more steel than emotion, more resolve than exhibition and more calm than expression, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Giants of game need clear role, autonomy
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Far more important than their presence is the role that Sachin, Ganguly and VVS will be assigned, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Mumbai Indians’ fascinating U-turn, story of IPL
Fri, May 29, 2015

MI lost five of their first six matches but then completed a magnificent turnaround to win their second IPL title.

IPL 8’s magnificent 8: Youngsters who caught the eye
Tue, May 19, 2015

Yuzvendra Chahal and Sarfaraz Khan (right) have had an impressive IPL.

England ought to have found a way to use Kevin Pietersen
Thu, May 14, 2015

You do want nice guys in the side. But you want tough guys too.

IPL is showing signs of maturing, but more remains to be done
Fri, May 08, 2015

Indian cricket system continues to produce players, but keeping them on the right track is going to become a bigger challenge.

World Cup winners Australia experiencing Post-Olympic Gold Depression
Fri, May 01, 2015

Half of members of World Cup-winning Aussie team are far from their best at ongoing IPL, writes Harsha Bhogle.

IPL 8: Ability to summon skill key to success in Super Over
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Super Over doesn’t only test your skill but challenges to stay calm and give your skill best possible chance of surfacing.

In cricket’s hyperenergetic new era, Richie Benaud knew to play the pause
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Richie’s was an era of signed letters, of not speaking till you were spoken to.

IPL, single greatest influence on cricket in last decade
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

The IPL is like a maverick designer, you want to be ramp-side seeing the latest creation come through.

We must applaud what work-in-progress India achieved at World Cup
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

If India want to mount a challenge at a major tournament, they need to sort number 7.

Sharp bowling, fielding has made MS Dhoni look in control
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

It had to be a batsman’s World Cup, didn’t it? The bowler was meant to be the waiter at the batsman’s party.

Rise of Asian pacers one of the stories of World Cup
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

The Asian embrace of pace was one of the highlights of the World Cup, writes Harsha Bhogle.

For ability to blossom, England must break shackles of decadent thought
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

England faced a shock defeat to Bangladesh as they were knocked out of the Cricket World Cup on March 9.