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India’s tour of Australia 2020-21: Re-live the highlights

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

Ep. 146: IPL 2020 Flop XI and Australia v India ODIs preview

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.
Sunil Narine as the greatest T20 player of all time:

Ep. 147: Australia Thrash India in Sydney ODIs (and Life in the IPL 2020 Bubble Ft. Ragini Kumar)

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.
Link to Couch Pundits featuring Edges & Sledges:
Link to Kohli’s video discussing Rohit’s availability:

You can find Ragini on Twitter & Instagram:

Ep. 148: India Bounce Back to Take T20 Series Against Australia

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.

Ep. 149: Border-Gavaskar Trophy: First D/N Test Preview

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.

Ep. 150: Cusp of a Win to 36 All Out

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!

Ep. 151: India Win the Boxing Day Test: The Miracle of Melbourne

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.
Jadeja averages when compared with other allrounders
Dhoni in 2008 asking players not to show emotion after beating Australia
In the first episode of 2021, DJ, Varun and Ashwin discuss India’s great escape in the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sydney Test Preview with Couch Pundits YouTube live
Why we will be called the Hanuma Vihari Show for a week
Tweets by Babul Supriyo and Rajeev Shukla critical of India’s approach to the chase

Ep.153: Incredible India storm Australia’s Gabba Fortress

India achieve Gabba glory by beating Australia by 3 wickets to take the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. It is the first time in 33 years that Australia have lost in Brisbane.Varun, DJ and birthday boy Ashwin come together on this historic day to make sense of the most dramatic test series of all time.

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