Happy new year! We have a new and improved website and thought we’d wrap India’s tour of Australia that started with the ODIs on 27 November 2020 and ended with the test series win at the Gabba on 19 January 2021. India lost the ODI series 1-2 but won the T20 series and the test series, each with a 2-1 scoreline. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the episodes we released during India’s latest tour of Australia (in chronological order, click episode name to listen). Remember to join us and other listeners to talk about matches on our Discord server – here’s the link https://discord.gg/2sujX2J
In the first half of this episode, we pick the IPL 2020 Flop XI – Prithivi Shaw, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Kedar Jadhav, Sunil Narine, Daniel Sams, Kuldeep Yadav and Jaydev Unadkat. Lots of discussion and names thrown around on this! In the second half of the show we look ahead to the first ODI of India’s tour of Australia and discuss our thoughts on the starting XI.
In the first half of the episode, we talk about India’s ODI series loss against Australia. We talk about the Rohit selection fiasco, India’s ODI bowling issues, issues against the short ball, squad selection and team balance issues and of course Kohli’s captaincy on the field. There is also praise for the Australian batters “finding their hands”.The second half is a fascinating chat with Ragini Kumar, Star Sports presenter who tells us about her experience in the IPL 2020 COVID-19 bubble.
You can find Ragini on Twitter & Instagram: https://twitter.com/kumaragini?s=21https://instagram.com/kumaragini?igshid=lhzm62pzwyzi
What a difference a week makes – this week we talk through an undefeated week for Team India!We discuss the brilliant partnership between Jadeja and Pandya, Shardul’s fire and Maxwell’s brainfade against Bumrah in the last ODI.We then move on to the T20 series and focus on the Yuzvendra-Jadeja concussion substitution drama in the first game, brilliant finishing by Pandya against Sams in the second game and Natarajan’s emergence as a contender for India’s third seamer spot in limited overs. We also go through all the other big talking points from India’s wins in the first two T20Is against Australia.To round up, we briefly discuss the first test between New Zealand and the West Indies and the abandonment of the first South Africa v England ODI due to COVID-19 concerns.
This week we discuss the first pink ball test of India’s tour of Australia starting in Adelaide on 17 December.We discuss all the big questions facing the Indian test team – who will open with Mayank, the bowling combination, the third seamer, the frontline spinner and of course the all important wicket-keeper batsman spot.
Thirty six for nine or thirty six all out – what difference does it make? The boys get together for their 150th episode and talk through all the big issues from the first day and night test match at Adelaide- selecting Shaw and Saha, Rahane’s moment of madness, India’s poor catching, the Australian tail wagging with Paine and the disaster in the second innings. We also look ahead to the Boxing Day Test and we pick the lucky winner of our E&S jersey contest!
In the final episode of 2020, DJ, Varun and Ashwin discuss all the big talking points of India’s momentous win against Australia at the MCG.
In the first episode of 2021, DJ, Varun and Ashwin discuss India’s great escape in the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.