Month: September 2018

The Asia Cup Heats Up!

In episode 28 of the Edges & Sledges cricket podcast:

    We recap the Asia Cup 2018 so far, including India’s wins over Hong Kong, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
    We preview round 2 of India v. Pakistan which takes place this Sunday, Sept 23rd.
    We discuss the meteoric rise of superstar Rashid Khan and Afghanistan cricket.
    We query whether India should consider splitting ODI and test captaincy.

You know where to find the latest episode of the Edges & Sledges cricket podcast – in the highly unlikely event that you do not know where to listen to us, you can take your pick of all the platforms we are on iTunes , Google Play , YouTube, Anchor, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Castbox, Podbean, Radiopublic, Sticher and Tune in Radio.

England v India series review now on Edges & Sledges

India head home

India finally head home after finishing their tour of England.

It’s been a long tour and while 4-1 in the tests was a disappointing scoreline, India can leave with their heads held high.

There is still work to do but plenty of positives from the series – the seam bowlers were brilliant, slip catching was decent, Chepu’s hundred at Southampton and Pant and Rahul scoring hundreds at Oval. We could go on but what we really loved was Virat Kohli proving to everyone he is the greatest batsman on the planet at the moment. He may not have got his hundred at Lords but it was on this blog that we first said in 2016 that he would go on to conquer England.

Even more importantly, we were really glad to see that India were competitive in all the test matches (save where the conditions were massively against them in at Lords). This is a huge improvement from 2014 where we were completely rolled over after the famous Lords win.

Edges & Sledges

So this week we have something a little different on our Edges & Sledges podcast. We were invited by James Buttler of the fantastic Cricket Badger Radio Show Podcast to do a joint show all about England and India and we jumped at the opportunity! We think you’ll find it pretty interesting to see how English fans viewed the series despite winning the test series 4-1.

We had a lovely chat with James about the state of Indian cricket, English cricket, test cricket generally and looked ahead to the Asia Cup, India’s tour of Australia and England’s tour of Sri Lanka. Of course, we also spoke about the two captains, Virat Kohli’s batting, Alastair Cook’s retirement, Jimmy Anderson’s record and Sam Curran’s brilliance. There’s lots more on the podcast itself so please have a listen when you get a second. You know where to find the latest episode of Edges & Sledges – if not, you can take your pick of the platforms we are on – iTunes , Google Play , YouTube, Anchor, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, Castbox, Podbean, Radiopublic, Sticher and Tune in Radio. Read More

Southampton Test Post Mortem, Oval Test Preview and Alastair Cook Retirement

Congratulations! We’ve made it through to 25 episodes of Edges and Sledges (and so have you). We’ve got our eye in, now let’s make sure we capitalise on this solid start…

In the latest episode of Edges and Sledges we debate the following questions:

  • Did India get team selection right at Southampton?
  • Was Ravichandran Ashwin fit?
  • Should Jadeja have played the test match?
  • How much does Ashwin need Jadeja to pick up wicket?
  • Did we lose at Southampton because of Virat Kohli’s captaincy?
  • Why is India not getting over the line in crucial run chases?
  • Are we too dependent on Virat Kohli?
  • What do we do with Hardik Pandya?
  • Is Rishab Pant a long term wicket keeping option.
  • What are the positives can we take from this series?
  • What is the team going into the Oval test? Does Vihari get a shot or do we blood youngster Prithivi Shaw?
  • Whether commentary has been irreparably damaged by Sanju Manju and Bhajji?

With Cook’s impending retirement after the Oval test match against India, we also have an Alistair Cook quiz.

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If you want more even after you’ve finished listening to the podcast, please do check out The Cricket Blog’s excellent preview of the fifth and final test match.

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