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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 contact@1tip1hand.com or on Twitter @1tip1hand. Keep listening!

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 contact@1tip1hand.com or on Twitter @1tip1hand. Keep listening!




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 contact@1tip1hand.com or on Twitter @1tip1hand. Keep listening!






Ep. 99: India Women Shock Australia in T20 World Cup Opener (ft Snehal Pradhan)

This week Ashwin is joined by Varun and DJ to discuss the ongoing New Zealand v India test match (India trail NZ by 39 runs at the time of recording with six wickets still standing). They discuss team selection (opener/keeper/spinner) and the fallout of Ishant Sharma’s jetlag. They also discuss Kyle Jamieson’s dream debut and try and analyse India’s inability to wipe out the tail. Finally, they all indulge in some crystal ball gazing into days 4 and 5 of the first test. The second half is a...


Ep. 98 New Zealand v India: ODI Series Wrap and Test Matches Preview (ft Adam Bell)

This week DJ speaks to Adam Bell of the New Zealand based 'Cricketeers' podcast. Adam has previously appeared a few times on the podcast and this time, it is to deep-dive into India’s 2020 tour of New Zealand. The first half wraps the excellent 3-0 comeback win for the New Zealand side in the ODI series and identifies the big performers from both sides. The second half discusses the India and New Zealand test squads in depth and we get predictions from DJ and Adam for the best batsman and...


Ep. 97: Painful week for Indian fans

They say misery loves company, and so Ashwin is joined by DJ and Varun this week to discuss India's first series loss since the 2019 World Cup. They discuss the first ODI where the Indian bowlers had an off day allowing New Zeland to get 347 and also the second ODI where the Indian batsman failed to chase 274. They answer the big question on everyone's mind - is there any real cause for alarm? The podcasters then analyse the new opening combination of Mayank and Shaw, Rahul's middle order...


Ep. 96: India crush New Zealand 5-0 in T20I series

Ashwin is joined by Varun and DJ this week to discuss India’s 5-0 T20I destruction of New Zealand. They discuss the back-to-back superovers in the third and fourth T20I, Rohit’s superlative hitting, KL Rahul’s new and improved short sleeves, Sanju Samson’s wasted opportunities and mixed messages to Rishabh Pant. Manish Pandey continues to impress them with crucial knocks in the middle order and they also discuss whether Shivam Dube has made the most of his extended run in the side. The...


Ep. 95: Bonus Episode: Craig McMillan on Spin, Sledging and Superovers

In this mid-week bonus episode, we get the golden chance to interview Craig McMillan, 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...


Ep. 94: India beat Kiwis (and jetlag) in Eden Park T20Is

Ashwin is joined by DJ this week as they relive India’s wins in the first two T20Is against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland. The focus of the first half of the show is on the batting performances of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in both games and India’s superb bowling show in the second T20I. Are multi-dimensional cricketers like Rahul, Jadeja, Dube and Shardul the future of India’s T20 side? Or will specialists like Manish Pandey and Navdeep Saini win the day? The second half of the show...


Ep. 93: India fight back to take Australia ODIs (feat. Melinda Farrell)

It was an exciting week as India bounced back from a 10 wicket thrashing at Wankhede on Tuesday to level the series at Rajkot on Friday and then beat Australia in the Bengaluru decider on Sunday to take the bilateral ODI series 2-1. In the first half of the show, Varun, Ashwin and DJ discuss Kohli's batting position, his battle with Zampa, KL Rahul's versatility, Shami's superb yorkers, Kuldeep's guile, Bumrah's comeback and MS Dhoni being left out of the BCCI contract list. The second...


Ep. 92: India cruise Sri Lanka T20s and Australia ODIs preview (feat. DennisCricket_)

This week Varun, Ashwin and DJ discuss India’s easy T20 wins over Sri Lanka, India’s problem of plenty at the top, Sanju Samson emulating Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey’s spot in the T20 side and India’s latest allround sensation Shardul Thakur. They also give their predictions for the ODI series against Australia. The second half the show is a freewheeling, unscripted chat with Dennis Freedman, generally perceived as public enemy number 1 amongst Indian fans. Listen in - you might be...


Ep. 91: Cricketer of the Decade - Kohli v Dhoni

Happy new year everyone! Varun, Ashwin and DJ are back! This week they discuss the India v Sri Lanka washout in Guwahati, four day test matches, the Cricinfo cricketer of the decade poll, Hardik Pandya’s engagement, Sanjay Manjrekar’s admission and Irfan Pathan’s retirement. The second half of the show is spent discussing Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and age fraud issues with Manjot Kalra, Shivam Mavi and Nitish Rana. The show ends with them reading out listener tweets on the most absurd...


Ep. 90: Rohit’s Year, Kohli’s Decade and 15 Years of MS Dhoni

Varun, Ashwin and DJ come together one final time in 2019 to talk about India’s fabulous ODI series win against the West Indies. The first half focusses on various performances in the Vizag ODI and the Cuttack ODI. In the second half, they talk about the highlights and surprises of the IPL auction, Rohit’s amazing performances this year, their favourite memories of 2019 and the decade and end the year with a quiz about the one and only Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who will complete 15 years in...


Bonus Episode (EXCLUSIVE): Kesrick Williams on Virat Kohli, the notebook celebration and Kevin Pietersen

We've got something really special for you today! Kesrick Williams, the West Indian fast bowler joins Edges & Sledges in an EXCLUSIVE bonus episode. Williams talks for the very first time about his sledging battle with Kohli, responds to criticism by Kevin Pietersen on Twitter and appreciates the support from Sanjay Manjrekar. He then talks about how his notebook celebration started, his favourite IPL teams and the West Indies’ chances at the next T20 World Cup in Australia. Also check...


Ep. 88: Another T20 series win for India and IPL 2020 Auction

On this episode, Varun, Ashwin and DJ discuss India soaring at the Wankhede to clinch the final T20 before crashing back to earth in the Chennai ODI. They talk about prospects for KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan and speak very briefly about Rishabh Pant’s performance. They also discuss the upcoming IPL 2020 auction and name their top picks and wildcards. IPL auction 2020 You can follow Edges & Sledges on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @1tip1hand You can reach out to us on social media. We're...


Ep. 87: Angry Kohli and India's T20 rollercoaster

This week, Varun, Ashwin and DJ discuss the first T20I against the West Indies and how India were mauled by the WI in the second T20I. They also talk about Kohli’s incredible innings, India’s record batting first, Shivam Dube and Rishab Pant’s performance, notebook celebration, bollywood leagues and more! This episode wraps up with their favourite listener tweets about their first cricket memories and listener feedback on the show. Also check out: 50,000 Castbox listens and recommended...


Ep. 86: Will M.S. Dhoni play for India again?

Will M.S. Dhoni play for India again? Should Paine have allowed Warner to get 400? Is Babar Azam part of the fab four? On this episode, Ashwin and DJ talk all about wicket-keeper batsmen- from Sanju Samson’s India call up, to questions about Pant’s confidence and ofcourse M.S. Dhoni’s retirement. They also discuss : Parthiv’s sassy response on Instagram Rayudu’s ongoing retirement saga Update on the Syed Mustaq Ali Trophy Ongoing Aus v Pak and NZ v Eng test matches Rishabh Pant...


Ep. 85: India ace the Pink Ball Test

This week on The Edges and Sledges, Ashwin, Varun and DJ discuss the three test matches- India vs Bangladesh day/night test match at Eden Gardens, Australia vs Pakistan at The Gabba, Brisbane, New Zealand vs England at Mount Maunganui. They also talk about the ODI and T20 squads for India’s next assignment against the Windies and share their thoughts on the future of Pink Ball Tests. Kohli becomes the first Indian to score a century in a Pink ball Test and the fastest to 5000 runs as...


Ep. 84: Indian seamers and Mayank dominate Bangladesh at Indore

On this episode, Varun, Ashwin and DJ talk about India’s huge innings victory over Bangladesh in the first test at Indore (India won the test match by an innings and 130 runs). They also talk about the IPL transfer drama that took place this week and analyse the releases and retentions by each of the eight teams. They also discuss: Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?Interview with the Indian seamers who dominated to ensure the match did not go beyond day 3Was the...


Ep. 83: Thanks Bhavesh and India beat Bangladesh (feat. Suprita Das)

It has been an incredible week in the world of sports and in the first half of the episode, Ashwin and DJ wrap up the India v Bangladesh T20I series. They talk about: Rishabh Pant’s horrendous week and Rohit’s defense of PantAnalysis of each and every player in the squadKohli’s “Thanks Bhavesh” TweetArticle of the week The second half of the show is a great interview with Suprita Das, journalist, author and media manager at the IPL franchise, the Delhi Capitals. Varun and DJ talk about...


Ep. 82: India in daze in Delhi haze

On this week’s podcast, DJ and Ashwin discuss Bangladesh’s first-ever win against India in T20s, including: Pollution issues and playing cricket in Delhi - was it planned?Shivam Dube’s selectionAnushka reaction to Farookh Engineer’s commentsMaxwell on mental health break. - Jarrod Kimber’s Medium article about Aussie toughnessCommentators speaking to on-field players and influencing the game?Article of the week Why Australia ought to have made it to the Champions Trophy semis Kohli’s...


Ep. 81: India Tries Out Day-Night Tests (feat. Freddie Wilde)

Ashwin, DJ and Varun are back after their diwali break with a cracker of a show! They talk about the third test between India and SA, especially Faf Du Plessis's comment on India. They also talk about cricket venues and facilities, India's first day-night test match versus Bangladesh in the upcoming series, discussion about team India, Dhoni's farewell match and the future of cricket with Freddie Wilde, analyst and content manager at CricViz. Links: Faf du Plessis suggests doing away with...


Ep. 80: Rohit Sharma becomes India’s Bradman

It's been a magnificent week in the world of cricket! In this episode, Ashwin, DJ, and Varun are back together and they discuss about one of their mutual love: Cricket! They start the discussion with the ongoing, India-South Africa test match. 'Aiden Markram ruled out of the third Test with a self-inflicted wrist injury' which DJ thinks is because of the trend that Stokes started by breaking his wrist punching the locker. They also talk about Markram being a potential future South Africa...