Live cricket is back on our TV screens after nearly four months! Before we get swept away by live cricket madness, just wanted to say THANK YOU to all our listeners and guests for sticking with us through the cricket-less weeks.
We are of course delighted to remain the best Indian cricket podcast in the Apple rankings through Lockdown but what matters is that we are India’s favourite cricket podcast, and that is down to you – the listeners. Really means a lot to us.
Here is a round up of all our latest episodes since the last update with show notes (click episode number to go through and listen):
Ep 113 – Vitu E
The week’s episode starts with an amusing case of mistaken identity as Ashwin and DJ are speaking to cricket journalist, podcaster and the Independent’s sports feature writer Vitushan Ehantharajah.
After the initial introductions are straightened out, they move on to Vish’s transition to sports writing, the effect of COVID-19 on cricket (financial, mental, fitness) and what cricket is likely to look like when it resumes after the pandemic.
The piece of scientific background research that causes the confusion! https://www.yeastgenome.org/author/Vitu_E
Vish’s article on running https://twitter.com/Vitu_E/status/1254711256012988417
Jarrod Kimber’s Good Areas – Can cricket resume while COVID-19 is still on? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdtfEhncYY&feature=youtu.be
Vish’s article on saliva, sweat being used to shine the ball https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1087925/reverse-swing–an-english-tale
You can follow Vish on Twitter @Vitu_E https://mobile.twitter.com/Vitu_E
Ep 114 – Mukul Chaddha
This week Ashwin, DJ and Varun have a super fun conversation with Mukul Chaddha. Mukul plays the big boss Jagdeep Chaddha (the Steve Carrell/Ricky Gervais character) in the Indian version of The Office.
We talk about Mukul’s backstory, his love affair with cricket, shooting with Yuvraj Singh
and continue the discussion on the cricket personalities that resemble The Office characters.
Link to previous episode where Ashwin and DJ talk about Indian cricketers as characters from the Office https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-edges-sledges-cricket-podcast/id1355526144?i=1000463791942
Link to #NSFWFH incident between Ishant and Gambhir https://youtu.be/dmshAojJyk8
Yuvraj Singh on The Indian Office https://youtu.be/NHULbC16t0g
You can follow Mukul on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mukulchadda
Ep 115 – WV Raman
This week we talk to ex-India cricketer and the current head coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, W.V. Raman. Topics include starting life as left arm spinner, opening for India in the 1990s, transitioning from player to coach, coaching the Indian women’s team and his book on leadership ‘The Winning Sixer’.
You can buy the Winning Sixer on Amazon
You can follow WV Raman on Twitter @wvraman and on Instagram @wvraman1
Ep116 – Nick Compton
This week we are in conversation with ex-England test opener Nick Compton.
Nick talks to us about his formative years in South Africa, moving to England as a fifteen year old schoolboy and the influence of his famous grandfather Denis Compton.
After speaking briefly about his county cricket days at Middlesex and Somerset, we focus mainly on the famous 2012 tour of India where Nick made his test debut. England won the 2012 test series 2-1 and Nick tells us some great stories of that series, including about taking guard for the very first time and (separately) being sledged by Virat Kohli.
We talk about Nick’s love for India as a country, what it felt like when he scored his first test hundred and also his love for photography.
You can follow Nick Compton on Twitter at @thecompdog and on Instagram at Nick.Compton
England’s tour of India in 2012 https://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-series/2127/england-tour-of-india-2012-13/matches
Ep 117 – Adam Hollioake
This week we talk to ex-England ODI captain Adam Hollioake. Adam shared with us his journey of playing professional cricket and what is was like to hone his cricketing skills in Hong Kong out of all places! He spoke about the success he had with Surrey especially as a leader and someone who plays a more aggressive brand of cricket. We also discussed his views on split captaincy and some great stories from the 1997 Sharjah Cup on how he had to set the field as a captain against Sachin Tendulkar. Adam shared his views on how England changed their ODI set up from 2015 to 2019 to become world champions and his thoughts on current Indian cricketers such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah.
You can follow Adam Hollioake on twitter @adamhollioake and on instagram @adamhollioake
Ep 118 The Boys are Back in Town
The Edges & Sledes gang goes back to its roots. With no guests on this episode, it’s no holds barred!
We start with an update on what’s been happening with us since Lockdown started. We talk a little about our favourite guests on the podcast, what we have missed/not missed about the show and also call out a couple of other podcasts (TPSE, Lessons Learnt and Cricket Zone). On a more sombre note, we discuss the Darren Sammy racism issue and the untimely passing of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The second half is absolute mayhem when all of us of them pick our IPL GOAT XI with a limit of four overseas players.
-Why is there no Universe Boss in Varun’s team?
-Why does Ashwin pick Rohit Sharma and has Suresh Raina ever batted at 5?
-Why are the Pandya brothers even being spoken of by DJ in the same breath as Russell and Dhoni? And why is there no MS Dhoni in DJ’s team?
Things get heated and the banter is non-stop! Write in with your comments/objections/rants and let us know what you think of the idea of a live IPL draft.
All IPL stats here: https://www.iplt20.com/stats/all-time
Links to other E&S episodes mentioned in the podcast:
1) Freddie Wilde https://open.spotify.com/episode/7dV6nyrbk4vDqtRSoJY4I6?si=Or6O2x_9R-iNdIK5HI9ebg
2) Jemi https://open.spotify.com/episode/2zRCnbrUPeUU1jxLeRlo4t?si=st26sJjHSKeYgYmI0VAh1g
3) Mukul Chaddha https://open.spotify.com/episode/5hELzt9PF0tnKoKhyVenXK?si=0qG23BYQS26U_Qza6bNfng
Link to TPSE podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/2uplaEZ4YZzgw8cH848EdL?si=MS6XebayQuGfeOqgNigzPA
Link to Shane Watson’s podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/3M1n0VIYbkJOCKRM3bE4mR?si=-ZlwLZCoRfaqLP7HBnkyig
Cricket Zone podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/0cI5cBvF4XiJEZlKW1F4cx?si=6yP9Q1BqTCaHj54KQZxoSg
Ep 119 – Guy Walker
This week we deal with the fall-out from the IPL GOAT XI episode as Varun (46%) gloats about his win over Ashwin (41%) and DJ (13%) in the Twitter poll pitting the podcasters teams against each other. We then move on to the keenly contested Listener IPL GOAT XI contest which was won by Ajinkya Patwardhan, who saw off very tough competition from Sreekar’s team. Congratulations Ajinkya!
Test cricket is going to be back on our screens pretty soon with England playing the West Indies on 8 July so we are all looking forward to this. In the meantime, Pakistani players seem to playing COVID test roulette!
The second half of the show is an interview with cricketer and AFL player Guy Walker, who has played cricket for Australia under-19 and has represented the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL. Stay tuned for the awesome Kohli sledging story!
Podcaster poll: https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1275355185989156865?s=21
Listener teams and poll: https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1276931154441093121?s=21
Ajinkya’s video explaining his IPL
GOAT XI: https://twitter.com/iamajinkya14/status/1276972255168233472?s=21
Guy Walker’s profile: https://www.melbournerenegades.com.au/players/guy-walker
Ep 120 – Josh Poysden
On this week’s episode DJ and Varun discuss the latest happenings in the world of cricket starting with DJ Bravo’s new song about M.S. Dhoni and the Panyda brothers’ social media fitness battle with Virat Kohli. We also talk about the restart of cricket with the West Indies tour of England kicking-off on 8 July and developments in Sri Lanka about fixing allegations around the 2011 World Cup final.
The second half of the show is all about leg spin and is an interview with England Lions and Yorkshire cricket leg spinner, Josh Poysden. We talk about luck, the English first class system, how captains treat leg spinners, the best leggies going around today, Kuldeep, Chahal and how Josh bowled the ball of the 21st century in the 2018 T20 blast (link: https://twitter.com/vitalityblast/status/1029801304787509248?s=21)
Josh’s Cricinfo profile by George Dobell: http://m.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/464110.html
You can follow Josh on Instagram and Twitter @JoshPoysden14 and @SpinBadger.
Link to DJ Bravo song https://www.instagram.com/p/CCATXIMn_Va/?igshid=nexni973kf4n
Jarrod Kimber article on MS Dhoni’s super gut https://wickets.substack.com/p/ms-dhoni-and-the-magical-gut
Link to Virat Kohli’s superman clap pushup https://www.instagram.com/p/CCI3x9Yl8xu/?igshid=9h3i3l1kxb1v
Link to Hardik Pandya’s back pushup https://www.instagram.com/p/CCOMG7NFWzt/?igshid=fcyjbvz9h5tv
Daily Hunt article on Sri Lankan cricket http://dhunt.in/aaf4o?s=a&uu=0x5367aef756a7fd44&ss=pd
Caribbean Cricket Podcast https://twitter.com/CaribCricket
Oreo’s catching skills https://www.instagram.com/p/CCKvruyFw2k/?igshid=1tx42486huo89
Poll on favourite cricket format https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1278646398532161538?s=21
The Ball of the 21st century: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/m.hindustantimes.com/cricket/josh-poysden-s-ripper-brings-back-memories-of-shane-warne-s-ball-of-the-century-watch/story-WgYvzj170rqfIHQX3Wo5LN_amp.html
Ep 121 – Monty Panesar
Live cricket is finally back! In the first half of the show, Ashwin joins DJ as we discuss the big talking points from the West Indies win over England in the first test at Southampton – we cover it all, from the rainy restart to Black Lives Matter to Ben Stokes v Jason Holder to Tino Best v Archer to Jermaine Blackwood’s brilliant 95 in the chase.
In the second half, Varun and DJ get the amazing chance to speak to English left arm spinner Monty Panesar. We talk about Monty’s Gujarati (?) roots, his early career and making it to play test cricket for England and taking Sachin Tendulkar as his first test wicket. We also talk about his batting in the famous Ashes test at Cardiff and beating India in India in 2012. Monty tells us some sledging stories and how he battled with mental health issues. We include a lot of listener questions.
Black Lives Matter – Ebony Rainford-Brent https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280824942729277440?s=21 & Michael Holding https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280816042709827584?s=21
Emotional restart to cricket https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280887205876170752?s=21
Tino Best v Jofra Archer https://twitter.com/jofraarcher/status/1281691991139594241?s=21
Monty on Cyrus Says https://open.spotify.com/episode/0zaBOz9sUh6ekPtEICnnGO?si=nBUhN01DQPqJHkUr-qdxAg
George Dobell’s article on racism in English cricket https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1225596/what-has-english-cricket-been-like-for-black-players
Monty takes Sachin and Dravid on debut https://youtu.be/geTWV6887Zc
Monty batting in Cardiff test https://youtu.be/aTLTcVrU9CE
Jermaine Blackwood Blue Tick Campaign https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1282359012147843074?s=21