Harsha Bhogle

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

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.

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.