Tag: 2020

Indian Test Captains: Azhar, Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid (feat. Vijay Lokapally)

This week we released the first of two episodes with the legendary Vijay Lokapally, where DJ speaks to him about Indian cricket captains 1990 onwards.

On this week’s episode we discuss Azhar, Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid. The captaincy stints of Kumble, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be discussed on next week’s episode (releasing Monday 27 April).

Listen to the podcast on IVM or any other major podcast platform.

Vijay Lokapally is a sports journalist and author who recently retired after 34 years at the Hindu and Sportstar.

Link to captaincy stats for India

You can find Vijay Lokapally on Twitter

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Ep.104 of the Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast: India’s all time greatest test and ODI XIs

Been a while since our last post – since then India have been thrashed in New Zealand, India women have lost the final of the T20 World Cup in Australia and of course Edges & Sledges has cracked its century.

In a parallel universe, today would have been the start of IPL 2020 and our IPL listener campaign. But given there is no live cricket in the time of the Coronavirus, here are the XIs picked by Ashwin, DJ and Varun on Episode 104 of the Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast (released 29 March) for Team India’s all time greatest test XI and ODI XI.

Let us know what you guys think of our picks by writing in on Twitter. Try to not be too harsh – it’s just some fun and inevitably some obvious GOAT would have been omitted!

India's greatest test XI

 

Also, very happy to say that we have two episodes releasing this week – the GOAT India XIs on Monday 29 March and then we go through India’s journey to World Cup glory in 2011 on Thursday with a very special guest.

Stay tuned and follow the Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast – there may be no live cricket but the show goes on!

Ep. 95 Bonus episode: Craig Mc Millan on Spin, Sledging and Superovers

In this mid-week bonus episode, we get the golden chance to interview Craig Mc Millan, ex New Zealand Cricket, batting coach and now commentator.

We speak to “Macca” and deep-dive the incredible third NZ v Ind T20 just concluded on Wednesday, particularly Shami’s last over, the big hitting innings from Kane Williamson as well as Rohit Sharma’s sixes.

We also speak about his love affair with India and playing spin, being sledged by Australians, playing in New Zealand’s first ever T20 and playing in 3 World Cups and the 2007 T20 World Cup.

We also ask him what it was like to be in the dressing room as batting coach during CWC19 final, how the Kiwis plotted to defeat India in their CWC semi-final and which teams he thinks are favourites to win the WT20.

Podcast available on IVM and all major platforms. You can find links to the Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, Castbox, YouTube etc here.

Link to Gilchrist comments on Macca https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/95176524/adam-gilchrist-names-exblack-cap-craig-mcmillan-as-most-underrated-rival

Link to first NZ T20 ever: https://youtu.be/N3Q6APn-E5U

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