Episodes
In the wake of a meh World Cup campaign for India, Chops and Srinath are in a post-mortem-esque mood; they bring to you their own version of armchair handwringing and criticism with hopes against hope that things will change for the better as far as Indian men's T20I cricket is concerned. With not much cricket of note during the week gone by, they shift their attention to trading personal stories and anecdotes from their favourite Tests from the delicious Australia in India rivalry. From epic...
Published 11/21/22
This episode was recorded minutes after England won the final of the T20 World Cup, which now means that an Indian-origin Prime Minister now holds both the ODI and T20 gongs. We subscribe to the 'Anybody But England' school of thought, but in Episode 45 our main question is 'Can anybody beat England?' Tony, Murali, Sameer and Nitin once again relive the agony of India's horrendous defeat in the semi-final, and Pakistan's much more spirited effort in the MCG final, where Jos Buttler and co....
Published 11/13/22
In the last episode, we had bid a fond and wistful farewell to Pakistan, only to welcome them right back into the World Cup this week! Zainub, Srinath, Nitin, PGK and Chopernos come together to marvel at the jigra, the jazba, the dileri and just the 'haal' of Pakistan, and their stunning entry into the semis following a series of incredible events, aided by tbe bumbling Proteas and Bungle-a-Desh. Mohan K reports from the MCG after witnessing India v Zimbabwe alongside 92,000 other people. SKY...
Published 11/06/22
PGK, Sameer, Tony, Murali and Nitin assemble soon after India's World Cup defeat against South Africa at cold and bouncy Perth. Does Pakistan still have a chance of making it? Which of the many gaps in the Indian team can Rishabh Pant plug? Inzy was a run out expert, but would he have ever gotten Mankaded? What are Joe Rogan, Bam-Bam Bigelow and Akshay Kumar doing in a cricket podcast? Stay till the end to find out answers to all these questions, and to see whether these guys are capable of...
Published 10/30/22
In the immediate aftermath of the greatest T20 match in recent memory, the Bits and Pieces gang get together for some emotional catharsis. Join Murali, Vikas, Sameer, Chops, Tony and some friends at the stadium for some raw thoughts that lay the smackdown on the royal rumble that was India taking on Pakistan at the MCG.  *Follow us:  Murali: https://twitter.com/muralisatagopun Vikas: https://twitter.com/donquicksort Sameer: https://twitter.com/sleepyhead148 Chops:...
Published 10/24/22
Zainub Razvi joins Kaus, MohanK, Krt and Srinath to review the Asia Cup, preview the T20 World Cup, wonder whether the Melbourne weather forecast will allow the India v Pakistan game to happen and discuss all the epic memes from the captains' photoshoot. Also contains your weekly Dada's brand endorsement update, and good old BCCI political drama.  Follow us: Zainub: https://twitter.com/zainubrazvi Kaus: https://www.instagram.com/_kaus/ MohanK: https://twitter.com/mohank Krt:...
Published 10/16/22
Tony, Chops, Krtgrphr and Nitin come together to analyse the latest from the 248 Twenty20 International series that are currently underway, and the lone ODI series that no one (except Shikhar and Sanju) wanted. Why did Shimron Heymyer miss so many flights? What is the latest embellishment on Gautam Gambhir's CV? Did Kyle Mayers play the shot of the year in the first T20 v Aus? Just how memorable was Ajay Jadeja's single over in some 1999 Sharjah ODI? Should Jasprit Bumrah be treated like a...
Published 10/09/22
On Ep 39 of the friendliest cricket podcast, Tony is joined by Srinath, Mohan, Chops, and Sameer to round up the discussion around the run-out at the non-striker's end, India's chances at the world cup, and more - including a special appearance by Sebastian Kochukudy - Tony's Dad.  Follow us: Tony: https://twitter.com/notytony Mohan: https://twitter.com/mohank Srinath: https://twitter.com/srinathsripath Chops: https://twitter.com/el_chopernos Sameer:...
Published 10/02/22
As the cricketing world went into a collective meltdown following Deepti Sharma's run out of Charlie Dean for backing up too far, we convened to ask the important question - what exactly is the Spirit of Cricket? Is it that peg of Old Monk that makes bad Bollywood cricket movies go down easy? It is the pissy smell you get in the poorly maintained toilets at Indian grounds? Is it the spit that's been permanently banned from ball-shining services? Is it... well... tomato chutney? Find out the...
Published 09/25/22
What does cricket's obsession with team sheets have to do with World War 1? Why does India play their LOI cricket in blue jerseys? Can you find swinging sensations like Deepak Chahar on the streets of Dubai? Answers to all your burning questions on cricket are (not) answered in Episode 37 of your friendly neighbourhood cricket podcast. If you have the answers though, do write to us! Tony: https://twitter.com/notytony Chops: https://twitter.com/el_chopernos Nitin:...
Published 09/18/22
The Bits and Pieces gang takes full credit for breaking Virat's century jinx, and guarantees two 100s every week from The King from now on. Also, a blow-by-blow reliving of the wonderful Asia Cup final, that capped off a top-notch tournament with a well-deserved Sri Lankan win. Which commentator should be working with the fire department? Who is the LinkedIn of the commentary world? These, and other important questions answered in jest, along with some surprise movie scenes and song...
Published 09/12/22
Why will the next big T20 innovation come from the Women's game? Is Manchester Originals the lamest cricket franchise name ever? What does Shardul Thakur have to do with the change of ends at the end of each over? Is Sourav Ganguly the biggest social media whiz going around? Get answers to all your burning cricket questions on Episode 35 of Bits and Pieces, featuring our biggest panel ever! Follow us on Social media: Send us a shout: Mohan: https://twitter.com/mohank Tony:...
Published 09/05/22
Episode 34 of Bits and Pieces was recorded minutes after Sanjay Manjrekar asked Ravindra Jadeja on air, "You will talk to me won't you?" The podcast features a blow-by-blow review of India's victory against Pakistan in their first game of the Asia Cup game in Dubai, and a review of England's series-levelling win against South Africa. Also featuring a detailed explanation of the WTC table by our in-house expert Tony Sebastian. And plenty of giggles around the pronunciation of Hardik Pandya's...
Published 08/29/22
Episode 33 has Srinath, El_Chopernos and Knittins taking special relish in ripping into England following their dramatic defeat against South Africa in the first Test. They also take equal relish in doing their best impressions of VVS Laxman saying 'Jimbobay', even as Shikhar Dhawan continues to plough the lone furrow for the ODI format that no one seems to be watching. Digs at KL Rahul, terrible puns, alarmist takes at the FTP and the burgeoning roster of T20 leagues, and some trivia that...
Published 08/22/22
This week on the friendliest cricket podcast, Srinath, Chops, and Tony round up the CWG finals, the Boult from the blue and the future of cricket, Insta nonsense from Russell and RP, India's squad to Zimbabwe, Ross Taylor's revelations and more. Also on the pod, what's the difference between the Aussie women's captain and India's bowling strategy in the Border Gavaskar Trophy? If England's A team is called the Lions, what should the alpha team be called? And more. Come, grab a seat and join...
Published 08/14/22
This week on the friendliest cricket podcast, the Bits and Pieces gang talk about the CWG semi finals, the beleaguering leagues of T20 and follow the money created by the monopsony of cricket. Also, what is India's ideal T20 side? And how does it differ from the probable one? The conclusions of these thought starters are left as an exercise for the listener. Join Murali, Mohan, and Chops for all the fun this week. Follow us Murali: https://twitter.com/muralisatagopun Mohan:...
Published 08/09/22
On episode 30 of Bits and Pieces, your friendliest cricket pod gang gets together to round up all the cricketing action from the week that was. Join Tony, Srinath, Abhishek, Thejaswi, and Vikas as they discuss the shift of power centre from Lord's to Landlords,  and fumble through some fun trivia. From Rent to SPENT, we've got you covered. Listen in, and tell a friend. Send us feedback: Vikas: https://twitter.com/donquicksort Abhishek: https://twitter.com/el_chopernos Srinath:...
Published 07/31/22
Episode 29 is all about nostalgia about ODIs by Rachana, Sidin, Chops and PGK. Find out what it was like to watch Shabash Mithu in an empty theatre in London with a bottle of Old Monk. Plus the most memorable (and painful) ODIs watched, what bizarre rule changes can be made to make ODIs relevant and why Atul Bedade is the greatest ODI player ever. Follow us Rachana https://twitter.com/thethingygirl Sidin https://twitter.com/sidin PGK https://twitter.com/peegeekay Chops...
Published 07/24/22
On Episode 28th of the friendliest cricket podcast, the gang admit "Gorilla Gothilla". Join Tony, Srinath, Krt, Nitin, Chops, and Kaus as they launch into peak bantz, and bring up concepts such as the Umpire Empire, Podwin's Law, Fleming's middle finger rule, and all the fun cricket news from around the world. Also includes Ash anna striking back against the umpires for the Dindigul Dragons. *Follow Us Tony: https://twitter.com/notytony Srinath: https://twitter.com/srinathsripath Krt:...
Published 07/17/22
On episode 27 of the friendliest cricket podcast, the Bits and Pieces gang try to grin and bear the Birmingham debacle with brimming ham. Join PGK, Krt, Srinath, el_chopernos, and Tony as they step into their Indian uncle flip flops to discuss if India's test team be worried, how to reverse Virat Kohli's Perplex Patch, and what exactly is BazBall? Also, is the BCCI a cricket board or travel agency, and the Whatsapp group of Maxwell and Ashwin. Send us your thoughts: PGK:...
Published 07/10/22
On Episode 26, the bits and pieces assemble for a deep-dive into the latest from women's cricket, Pant-Jadeja magic, Shami-Bumrah sorcery, Stuart Broad schadenfreude, and a total takedown of BazBall ft. Ben Stokes. The group loses count of the number of India captains in the last 12 months (roughly 13), looks back at the tenure of Eoin Morgan, looks forward to the Mithali Raj biopic, and chuckles wildly at David Warner's misfortune with a bail at Galle. Follow us: 1. Abhishek...
Published 07/03/22
Episode 25 of Bits and Pieces is all about sibling revelry as Mithun Sundar tells us about si bling in Goa (does Bumrah have a restaurant?!), cricket rules growing up, how nurture can turn the knob very differently for two brothers, and the family that keeps this pod going. The panel for this week is rounded off by Krt, Mohan, Nitin, and Tony who are beleaguered by the ICC super league. The gang also talks about the 6ixty, mystery free hits, recall dismissals on dismissal recalls, RCB chants...
Published 06/27/22
Episode 24 of Bits and Pieces has the gang reacting to the mind-blowing IPL broadcast right deals, and to the equally mind-blowing Dinesh Karthik who now has more comebacks than Shahid Afridi (haha, kidding). It also features an epic and eloquent IPL rant from our returning veteran Mohan K, and an equally epic trivia quiz on Hong Kong Sixes and stat (thigh) padding hosted by show debutant Thejaswi Udupa. Meanwhile, show regulars Tony, Krtgrphr and Nitin do their usual nonsense. Show...
Published 06/20/22
This week on the friendliest cricket podcast, Tony, Nitin, Krt, and Kaus are joined by Jaideep Vaidya - who runs MoneyBall for The Ken - to talk about Ganguly's conflict of interest, IPL media rights, and more. The gang also shed light on how Rassie van der Dussen lived up to his name, how Jammy sir is crafting a team in his own image, and the phenomenal run of the square root of the fab 4 - Babar Azam and Joe Root.   Notes:   Moneyball on Ganguly's Conflict:...
Published 06/13/22