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The Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast

The Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast

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Edges & Sledges is a weekly cricket podcast focussing on Indian cricket and the IPL.

Conceived by the 1tip1hand blog team, the three podcast hosts are ordinary Indian cricket fans based in Singapore, London and Cincinnati. Edges & Sledges is where they come together to talk about the week’s biggest cricketing stories.

Do get in touch with comments and queries on or on Twitter @1tip1hand.

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125 Episodes
On this week’s episode Ashwin joins DJ as they discuss all the biggest news in the world of cricket. They start with Ireland’s ODI win in the final ODI of the series, move to England’s win over Pakistan in the first test before chatting Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals net session and World Cup postponements. The second half of the show is a chat with England speedster Tymal Mills, we talk everything from his introduction to cricket to his IPL contract, racism in cricket, other fast bowlers around the world and his involvement with his company, the Pace Journal. You can find Tymal at @tmills15 on Twitter. Rishabh Pant sixes Nehra ji’s prizes Favourite IPL moment tweet and responses Espncricinfo on IPL postponement effects ICC on postponement of Women’s 2021 world cup Boria’s Oxford PhD tweet Alyssa Healy’s reaction
This week we bring to you another international cricketer as special guest, India women's fast bowling all-rounder Shikha Pandey! We dig deep into her journey as a cricketer and some amazing stories about early life, as well as the heartbreaking 2017 World Cup finals and 2020 T20 World Cup. We can't wait to see her back in blue charging in with her signature headband to bowl for Team India! Shikha is on Twitter at:
With IPL 2020 all set to make a return on September 19, this week we have the ‘voice of the IPL’ Danny Morrison on Edges & Sledges. Danny indulges us as we speak to him about all sorts of stuff - his commentary career, the various leagues, getting Sachin Tendulkar out and having a full head of hair. We even ask him some listener questions. And all this while Danny helps his wife cook dinner! Our IPL listener campaign is back on too. Send in a voicenote at telling us about yourself and why you support your IPL team. Get involved! Danny getting Sachin out on 88 at Napier to prevent him becoming the youngest test centurion Danny getting a hattrick v India IPL listener campaign
This week we record in the midst of the fourth day of the second test match between England and the West Indies. We discuss the fallout of Jofra Archer’s bio-secure bubble breach, Dom Sibley’s slow hundred to set up England’s innings and Stokes’ magnificent 176. DJ also gets quite grumpy about Dom Sibley’s backing up technique (find out more in the thread here: Recording during the test match means we make some pretty awesome predictions! We then talk about which format of cricket is our favourite and the results of a recent Twitter poll in which test cricket got 70% of the vote, putting it well ahead of the other formats (see and is test cricket dying? Varun and Ashwin discuss the commercial aspects of test matches and the marketing of cricket (see link to article DJ mentions where test cricket is being used to save the Big Bash After the break we discuss the rules and regulations of 3T cricket, the trillion dollar question of how cricket should break into the American market ( and rumours of the return of our beloved Indian Premier League in the UAE later in the year (
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 & Michael Holding Emotional restart to cricket Tino Best v Jofra Archer Monty on Cyrus Says George Dobell’s article on racism in English cricket Monty takes Sachin and Dravid on debut Monty batting in Cardiff test Jermaine Blackwood Blue Tick Campaign
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: Josh’s Cricinfo profile by George Dobell: You can follow Josh on Instagram and Twitter @JoshPoysden14 and @SpinBadger. Link to DJ Bravo song Jarrod Kimber article on MS Dhoni’s super gut Link to Virat Kohli’s superman clap pushup Link to Hardik Pandya’s back pushup Daily Hunt article on Sri Lankan cricket Caribbean Cricket Podcast Oreo’s catching skills Poll on favourite cricket format The Ball of the 21st century:
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: Listener teams and poll: Ajinkya’s video explaining his IPL GOAT XI: Guy Walker’s profile:
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: Links to other E&S episodes mentioned in the podcast: 1) Freddie Wilde 2) Jemi 3) Mukul Chaddha Link to TPSE podcast Link to Shane Watson’s podcast Cricket Zone podcast
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
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
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 Paperback: Ebook: You can follow WV Raman on Twitter @wvraman and on Instagram @wvraman1
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 Link to #NSFWFH incident between Ishant and Gambhir Yuvraj Singh on The Indian Office You can follow Mukul on Twitter at
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! Vish’s article on running Jarrod Kimber’s Good Areas - Can cricket resume while COVID-19 is still on? Vish’s article on saliva, sweat being used to shine the ball You can follow Vish on Twitter @Vitu_E
This week we speak to cricket Youtube legend Rob Moody for over an hour. Starting with his moniker 'Robelinda2', we move on to his YouTube channel and his favourite cricket videos. We cover all sorts of topics including sledging and cricket umpiring! Edges & Sledges episode with Alok Inzamam 23 run outs video Biggest India v Australia cricket fights Rob’s tweet asking for sledging videos - make sure to check the replies! Greenidge v Merv Hughes Ponting v Harbhajan Coca Cola Cup sledging First time Sachin plays Mc Grath Sachin Desert Storm qualifier innings Sachin innings in Coca Cola Cup final Sachin sledging Mc Grath Venkatesh Prasad last ball six Nehra six at Lords Slater/Dravid at Mumbai Sarwan v Mc Grath sledging Sangakarra v Pollock Gilchrist v Kaif Pant v Paine Episode with Kesrick Williams on sledging Virat Kohli Kohli hundred against Australia in Adelaide. Sledging on 99. Faf, Vettori and Mills at 2011 World Cup Stephen Fleming sledging Graeme Smith Steve Waugh fuming aftet the toss with Sourav Ganguly Yuvraj six sixes off Broad after Flintoff sledges him Aamir Sohail v Venkatesh Prasad 1996 World Cup quarterfinal Javed Miandad v Kiran More kangaroo jumping Curtly Ambrose v Steve Waugh Matthew Elliot hits Alan Donald for six Curtly Ambrose spell of 7 for 1 Javed Miandad v Dennis Lillee Monkeygate scandal/Maakigate scandal
On this very special episode, we speak to India cricketer Jaydev Unadkat. Jaydev has played all three formats for India, making his test debut in 2010. He is also currently playing for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. We get some great anecdotes from Jaydev about his test debut and playing under M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. We also ask him to tell us more about the characters in the Rajasthan Royals dressing room and the toughest overseas batsman he has bowled to. We then move on to his thoughts on the mankading controversy from IPL 2019, sledging stories, captaining Saurashtra to a Ranji Trophy win and his bromance with Cheteshwar Pujara. Links: Ben Stokes calling Jaydev Unadkat the Mango Man: Pressures of the IPL auction price tag: 2019/2020 Ranji stats: Red ball plans: Cricinfo feature on Jaydev Unadkat:
This is the second part of our Indian captaincy special with the legendary journalist Vijay Lokapally. On this week’s episode we discuss the captaincy stints of Anil Kumble, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. You can listen to the first part of the captaincy special here 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 81 all out podcast about Vijay’s career Driven: The Virat Kohli Story
This is the first of two captaincy special episodes where DJ speaks to Vijay Lokapally about Indian cricket captains 1990 onwards. This week we discuss Azhar, Sachin, Ganguly and Dravid. The captaincy stints of Kumble, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will be discussed on next week’s epsiode. 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 The Virender Sehwag story
This week Ashwin and Varun are joined by the very special Jemimah Rodrigues, India's #3 batter who burst onto the international scene in 2018. Jemi shares her journey with cricket, playing with her brothers growing up, the magnificent double century that got her media attention, and her entry into the Indian team. She also talks about stories from the 2020 T20 World Cup and the difficult loss to Australia in the finals, and what it's like to have become a social media sensation. She also reveals how she stays in touch with cricket and her teammates during lockdown, and who is the most fun in the dressing room! Jemi is represented by Baseline Ventures and can be found on social media: Twitter: Instagram:
This week, on a super fun crossover episode, DJ, Ashwin and Varun are joined by Cyrus Braocha, comedian, entertainer, cricket nut and the host of his own cricket podcast LANSO. They talk about what cricketers have been upto during this Coronavirus lockdown, top IPL moments over the years, and what cricket lovers can do during this time to get their cricketing fix. Check out Cyrus' podcast 'Cyrus Says: LANSO' on the IVM Podcasts network:
This week DJ speaks to Alok for an hour about YouTube cricket videos and how cricket fans can stay sane during the ongoing Coronavirus Lockdown. Alok hosts the Cricket Kannadiga Podacast and IVM’s Ganatantra podcast. Cricket Kannadiga: Ganatantra: Set out below are the YouTube videos recommended by Alok. Send in your recommendations - stay safe, stay home and enjoy! Jonty Rhodes 10 Remarkable "Direct Hit" Run Outs 23 funniest Inzamam run outs!!! Prepare to laugh your ass off!! CRICKET. 10 Stunning In-Swinger Bowled in Cricket Ever Kumble and Srinath get a thrilling win for India - Titan Cup 1996 | Kumble's mother cheering on India vs Australia 2001 @ Chennai - INDIA's HISTORIC WIN! Border Gavaskar series! 1983 Final Full Match Highlights Prudential World Cup WEST.AUSTRALIA vs QUEENSLAND, 1976-1977 GILLETTE CUP MATCH Sachin Tendulkar 169 Capetown v RSA 1997 Brian Lara 153* vs Australia 1999 - Match Winning Knock! Why Tim Locastro Should Be Your Favorite Weird Player | Baseball Bits
Comments (13)

kp nair

Super interview with Jared....keep it up guys

Mar 26th
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Great show...

Feb 24th
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Amrit Pitale

really really well said !!😁

Dec 17th
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Ammo S

Jimmy is still upset he never made it in the IPL and is taking it on you!

Jul 24th

Ammo S

Dear all what was more unbelievable Barca losing to Liverpool or England winning world cup.

Jul 17th

Ammo S

DJ put Rohit Sharma, Rhaul and Kholi in his dream team secretly and caused them to be bowled out by NZ.

Jul 11th

Ammo S

This podcast is my lunch time enjoyment thankyou

May 13th
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