English Sports Podcast
In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda are joined by Indian Express’ Sandip G to talk about the recently concluded England vs India test series that finished in India's favour. They discuss what worked for India, the team’s opening combination, Rohit Sharma’s first overseas test century, and Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
Jimmy Anderson (yes, THE Jimmy Anderson) joins Kate and Alex to talk India, Ashes, warm-ups and frogs. Plus, Crossy did something for the first time in seven years this week
Last week, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Bajrang Punia were guests at the Indian Express Adda to talk about their historic performances at the Tokyo Olympics. They were in conversation with Indian Express’ sports editor Sandeep Dwivedi and our host Mihir Vasavda. This week we bring you the best of that conversation. You can listen to it in full here - https://bit.ly/38XAkxR. Also note that the conversation is entirely in Hindi.
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Michael Vaughan, Alison Mitchell, Vic Marks and Deep Dasgupta after the summer's final Test between England and India at Emirates Old Trafford was called off after concerns about Covid 19 cases in the Indian dressing room. We hear from ECB chief executive Tom Harrison on the cancellation and whether the Test may get played at a later date. And Lancashire's Daniel Gidney explains the impact the cancellation will have on the county.
After a brief break, Kate Cross and Alex Hartley return to discuss cricket (briefly), best/worst birthdays and getting spotted by No Balls fans. Oh, and Crossy meets her heroes
Jonathan Agnew is alongside Michael Vaughan and Deep Dasgupta for analysis of the fourth day's play at The Oval. Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed's partnership of 77 leaves all results possible and England needing a record-breaking run chase of 291 to win on the final day. Chris Woakes reacts after day 4, Ebony Rainford-Brent and Rosalie Fairbairn give TMS their thoughts on the progression of women's cricket, and we get the inside story of the iconic "leg over" commentary clip from 30 years ago.
In 1991 Jonathan Agnew and Brian Johnston produced a piece of radio that has been replayed millions of times. Simon Mann is joined at the Oval by Aggers, Brian’s son Barry Johnston, former TMS Producer Peter Baxter and impressionist Rory Bremner.
Comedian, actor, writer and director Chris Addison takes a “View from the Boundary” with Jonathan Agnew at the Oval. Addison discusses watching the 2005 Ashes climax at the Oval, his admiration for England opener Tammy Beaumont and what it was like playing Ollie Reeder in “The Thick of It”.
This year at the Tokyo Paralympics, India has achieved its biggest medal haul so far. In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda talk about the stories of three Indian paralympians and how they won their medals – Sumit Antil, Devendra Jhajharia, and Mariyappan Thangavelu. And later, they also discuss what has changed and what needs to change at the systematic for disabled athletes.
Jonathan Agnew looks back on India’s first Test victory over England at the Oval 50 years ago. We hear from Sunil Gavaskar and Farokh Engineer who played in the game and Deep Dasgupta and Prakash Wakankar put the victory into historical context.
Mark Chapman is joined by Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan to review England’s victory in the third test against India and the dramatic change of fortune from the second test defeat. Who stood out? And what needs to be improved? The team also look ahead to the fourth test and discuss Jos Buttler’s future. Plus Nat Sciver joins the pod to talk about the women’s T20 series against New Zealand starting in the week. TOPICS: 2.21 – Review of England v India 7.40 – Most impressive part of the performance 19.40 – Review of England’s batting 24.07 – Joe Root beating records 31.15 – Nat Sciver previews the women’s T20 41.40 – Review of England’s bowling
With the Taliban returning to power after 20 years, just like everything else in Afghanistan, the future of sports in the country remains highly uncertain. In the past the Taliban has promoted men's cricket, but will it do so this time as well? And what about the participation of women in sports? In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda discuss the progress that sports like cricket and football have made over years in Afghanistan, and what they have meant for the people there. Plus, Gaurav talks about Afghanistan’s vibrant parkour scene, and the people that have made it possible.
Jonathan Agnew is joined by Michael Vaughan and Deep Dasgupta to discuss an incredible opening day of the 3rd Test in Leeds. England ending 42 runs ahead after bowling India out for 78. We get reaction from James Anderson plus we look back on the amazing Ashes Test that came to an unforgettable climax two years ago. And we discuss the Azeem Rafiq case which has been the backdrop to the build-up to the Test at Headingley.
In this episode, host Gaurav Bhatt is joined by Indian Express' chief cricket writer Sriram Veera to talk about India's spectacular win against England at Lord's on Monday, and why despite India's past such victories should no longer surprise us. They also discuss England's mistakes, India's bowling, the Ravichandran Ashwin debate, and what has made KL Rahul a competent test opener.
Kevin Howells and former England bowler Graham Onions review Glamorgan’s first ever one day knockout cup win beating Durham by 58 runs. Plus Kevin is joined by Mark Church and Scott Read to reflect on the tournament.
Manchester Originals men's coach Simon Katich talks through his career and reveals who he'd most like to be stuck on a desert island with. Plus, Kate and Alex feel a bit delicate.
Mark Chapman, Phil Tufnell and former England assistant coach Paul Farbrace assess where things went wrong for Joe Root’s side on an extraordinary final day against India at Lord’s. England lost the second Test by 151 runs, despite starting the day strongly. The panel look at why England’s batsmen are continuing to struggle, and how things can be improved for the next Test. We also hear from Joe Root, who takes responsibility for the defeat and concedes he got his bowling tactics wrong during India’s second innings. 03:00 – Joe Root interview admitting he made tactical mistakes during the game. 11:30 – Discussion on England’s tactics 19:30 – Lack of batting depth and England’s batting issues 25:00 – Look ahead to the Third Test at Headingley
Radio One Breakfast host and Tailenders presenter Greg James joined Jonathan Agnew to take a View from the Boundary at Lord’s. They discuss his friendship with James Anderson, love of Graeme Hick, sharing stories with Sourav Ganguly and his forthcoming podcast on the Allen Stanford affair.
With the hectic Olympics schedule behind him, Mihir Vasavda joins Gaurav Bhatt on Game Time this week to talk about what it was like covering the biggest sporting event in the middle of a pandemic. He shares tales of daily rigour, peeking Godzillas, “human” noodles, and kind volunteers, and also answers listener questions.
Kate and Alex chat to Manchester Originals' and South Africa's Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez. There's some new language, some holiday tales and some lies about coriander.
Eleanor Oldroyd, Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell discus England’s 1st Test with India before looking ahead to the 2nd at Lords. You’ll hear from the England Head Coach Chris Silverwood on the likelihood of changes to personnel and the former Indian batsman Deep Dasgupta on how the tourists will react to the rain forcing a draw at Trent Bridge. Tim Bresnan also drops by to explain how he’s been helping Jofra Archer, having had multiple elbow surgeries himself. TOPICS: 10.40 – Discussion on how test match cricket deals with weather 17.30 – Joe Root’s form 23.30 – Likelihood of the Ashes being postponed 24.30 – Silverwood and changes for the 2nd Test 39.00 – Deep Dasgupta on India 45.45 – Tim Bresnan on Jofra Archer’s elbow injury
The Tokyo Olympics have come to an end and so has the Pod of the Rings series. In our final episode, Mihir Vasavda and Gaurav Bhatt go over the differences between the nervy opening ceremony and the peppy, dignified closing ceremony. They also discuss how high-tech microphones captured every sound and relayed it to millions watching on television as well as what you can expect when our regular show 'Game Time' resumes this Saturday.
Jonathan Agnew, Deep Dasgupta, Michael Vaughan, Joe Root and Virat Kohli react to a draw in the first test between England and India. Also featuring a discussion with Stephan Shemilt from the BBC website, Nagraj Gollapudi from CricInfo and Emma John from The Guardian.
Gaurav Bhatt recaps how Neeraj Chopra provided a golden end to India's campaign. Mihir Vasavda captures scenes from the venue and the magnitude of the gold medal and Nihal Koshie breaks down the javelin thrower's technique and confidence which proved key.
Jonathan Agnew with Analysis of a thrilling Day 4 at Trent Bridge, as Joe Root stroked a century of the highest class to give England hope of beating India. With reaction from Deep Dasgupta, Michael Vaughan,Mark Ramprakash, Joe Root and Jasprit Bumrah.
The actor Nigel Boyle joined Jonathan Agnew to discuss his newfound love of cricket and what it was like to be unveiled as “The fourth man”.
Mihir Vasavda and Gaurav Bhatt discuss how shots of pickle juice kept the Indian team running without cramping. They also talk about Bajrang Punia's defeat and the javelin throw final featuring Neeraj Chopra and German great Johannes Vetter among others.
Mihir Vasavda and Gaurav Bhatt talk about the celebrations on the pitch after Indian men's hockey team beat Germany to take the bronze medal, in a match that was no less than an action-thriller. They also discuss Ravi Dahiya's silver and Vinesh Phogat's disappointing outing. Read Sandip G's profile on goalkeeper PR Sreejesh here: https://indianexpress.com/article/olympics/india-vs-germany-p-sreejesh-india-win-hockey-bronze7439254/