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ESPNcricinfo Stump Mic Podcast

198 episodes - English - Latest episode: 16 days ago - ★★★★★ - 20 ratings

Zesty, peppy, clued-in, and with a distinctly subcontinental flavour, Stump Mic is your regular fix of cricket talk on things that matter to you, and things that you didn't know should matter to you. Featuring ESPNcricinfo's top writers and insiders.

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All the feels

October 12, 2021 12:22 - 29 minutes

Debayan, Varun and Karthik look back at glimpses of the 'old' MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli's last match as RCB captain.

India’s shining lights with pink ball

October 06, 2021 08:57 - 39 minutes

Andrew McGlashan, Annesha Ghosh and Alex Malcolm look back on the day-night Test which was dominated by the visitors

ODI classics set the scene for day-night Test

September 28, 2021 17:54 - 42 minutes

Andrew McGlashan, Alex Malcolm and Annesha Ghosh look back to the end of Australia’s world record streak and ahead to the pink-ball Test vs India

First impressions, for a second time

September 23, 2021 16:46 - 46 minutes

Saurabh Somani, Shanky, G-Stats and Karthik bring in the resumption of the IPL, but are still waiting for that bang that pulls them right in.

Away wins are now the norm

September 06, 2021 19:36 - 31 minutes

For the fourth time in the last nine months, India have won a Test away from home. Matt Roller and Gaurav Sundararaman join Karthik after their series-leading win at The Oval.


September 02, 2021 20:01 - 31 minutes

Matt Roller and G-Stats join Karthik after an entertaining opening day at the Oval, where Woakes wowed, Shardul shone and India dragged themselves back with the big wicket of Joe Root

A bit of a rope-a-dope

August 16, 2021 20:48 - 35 minutes

Alan Gardner and Varun Shetty join Karthik Iyer after England were 'roasted by a rampant Indian pace attack' at Lord's

Siraj sets India's charge, DRS apart

August 13, 2021 19:32 - 32 minutes

Debayan, Varun and Karthik look back on a day at Lord's where Joe Root kept England in the game as India dealt with middle-order and DRS issues

Rahul, Rohit keep it simple

August 12, 2021 20:53 - 35 minutes

Alan, Varun and Karthik look back at the opening day at Lord's after KL Rahul's honours board effort and Rohit Sharma's top score in an overseas Test.

A Rooty grin

August 07, 2021 20:22 - 27 minutes

Miller and Gaurav join Karthik after Joe Root rocked up at Trent Bridge to defy India's charge, although the visitors still have the edge in the opening Test.

Cruising for a bruising

August 06, 2021 19:17 - 35 minutes

Shamya Dasgupta and Andrew Miller join Karthik with England fighting from behind after impressive performances by KL Rahul, Jadeja and Bumrah.

Seven years in waiting

August 05, 2021 18:52 - 30 minutes

Miller, G-Stats and Karthik look back at James Anderson's spectacular two-in-two, KL Rahul's gutsy comeback knock and England's fight for parity in the Trent Bridge Test. Plus, a word on Jofra Archer, who is out with injury for the rest of 2021.

Just day one, but is the Test already done?

August 04, 2021 19:49 - 25 minutes

Andrew Miller and Gaurav Sundararaman join Karthik Iyer after a marvellous opening day for India, despite some bold selection calls. Is England's goose already cooked?

Those wrists man!

July 24, 2021 13:42 - 33 minutes

So, who stood out the most in the SL v IND ODIs? Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar. What about Avishka Fernando? Fidel, Shanky and Karthik look back at a thrilling one-dayer sandwiched between two dominant ones for either side.

Nice guys do finish first

June 23, 2021 22:28 - 41 minutes

Varun and Gaurav join Karthik as New Zealand are crowned the inaugural World Test Champions after victory over India.

The WTC Final takes off

June 23, 2021 02:53 - 30 minutes

The close of the fifth day usually signals the end of a Test match. But Shamya and Gaurav join Karthik with the reserve day being activated ahead of the finale of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship.

We're all rained out

June 21, 2021 18:21 - 28 minutes

Another washed out day, but the World Test Championship final could still deliver a blockbuster finish. w/ Alan Gardner, Gaurav Sundararaman and Karthik Iyer.

Exciting. Exhausting. Enthralling.

June 20, 2021 12:32 - 43 minutes

Valkerie, Annesha and Debayan join Karthik a day after England and India served up a nail-biting drawn Test at Bristol, as the visitors commendably held on after following on.

On-again, Off-again

June 19, 2021 20:17 - 29 minutes

Alan Gardner, Shamya Dasgupta and Karthik Iyer look back at a stop-start yet engrossing day as the World Test Championship final got underway.

WTC: How about a Timeless Test?

June 18, 2021 20:32 - 37 minutes

Nagraj, Gaurav and Shashank join Karthik after a day spent watching the forecast at the WTC, but also one on which Shafali Verma carried on her dream debut, despite India following-on. 

Scratching the seven-year itch

June 15, 2021 18:37 - 35 minutes

Valkerie Baynes and Annesha Ghosh join Karthik ahead of India Women's first Test match in seven years, vs England at Bristol - a contest that promises to be a can't-miss spectacle.

PSL 6: It all begins again

June 08, 2021 13:52 - 52 minutes

Danyal and Sreshth join Karthik ahead of the restart of Pakistan Super League season 6. They look ahead to the impact T20 stars Russell and Rashid will have, more opportunities to domestic talent, and whether Multan and Quetta can make up ground.

Where is the spark?

April 23, 2021 12:02 - 44 minutes

RCB sizzle, CSK surprise, but the other franchises are still searching for their spark. Shashank, Debayan and Karthik look back at the early stages of the 2021 campaign.

A statement season on the cards for Punjab Kings

April 11, 2021 19:54 - 38 minutes

Ahead of their clash on the first Monday of IPL 2021, Saurabh and Varun join Karthik to preview Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings (21:37).

SunRisers Hyderabad are not dark horses, they are one of the favourites

April 10, 2021 20:07 - 40 minutes

Ahead of the first Sunday of IPL 2021, Sreshth, Matt and Gaurav join Karthik to preview Kolkata Knight Riders (1:10) and SunRisers Hyderabad (27:33).

Don't predict a Dhoni XI, just enjoy the CSK ride

April 09, 2021 19:38 - 27 minutes

Gaurav, Shashank and Karthik look ahead to Chennai Super Kings' IPL 2021 campaign, where they look to right the wrong from last season.

Delhi Capitals' charge led by India's man of the season

April 09, 2021 07:41 - 31 minutes

Shreyas Iyer is out with Rishabh Pant in charge, but Shamya Dasgupta and Debayan Sen believe Delhi can cope. They join Karthik to preview last year's runners-up and their chances of crossing the final hurdle.

On Mumbai Indians' minds: a three-peat

April 08, 2021 10:42 - 27 minutes

Annesha, Vishal, Debayan and Karthik preview Mumbai Indians' title defence and attempt to answer the all-important question - can any team can stop the champions in IPL 2021?

How Maxwell will impact Kohli and De Villiers

April 07, 2021 13:38 - 26 minutes

Gaurav, Varun and Karthik look ahead to RCB's IPL 2021 campaign - Kohli's move up the order, what's expected of Maxwell, AB's role and the importance of this season for Chahal.

Stump MIQ: Final

April 06, 2021 19:59 - 48 minutes

In the title clash, Debayan Sen and Mathew Varghese quiz it out for the inaugural Stump MIQ crown. Find out who comes out on top as quizmaster Gaurav Sundararaman sets his toughest set of questions yet.

Stump MIQ: Semifinal 2

March 15, 2021 21:23 - 38 minutes

Giant-killer Raunak Kapoor has his next target in sight: Mathew Varghese. But as both attempt to reach the Stump MIQ final, Raunak's on-going back and forth 'feud' with quizmaster Gaurav Sundararaman comes to a head.

India-England a perfect marriage of where Test cricket is at

March 06, 2021 13:02 - 37 minutes

G-Stats, Miller, Debayan and Karthik pick out the key men and moments from India's home series win over England.

Clutch Pant proves he belongs at the Test level

March 05, 2021 13:27 - 31 minutes

2021 has been a starring year for Rishabh Pant, and Gaurav, Debayan and Karthik look back at his latest game-changing effort with the bat - 101 v England at Ahmedabad.

The 'noise' around pitches is amplified these days: Manjrekar

March 03, 2021 15:01 - 34 minutes

From seamers to turners, green tops to dust bowlers, and everything in between, Sanjay Manjrekar joins Raunak Kapoor for an in-depth look at pitches and the key role that they play in the first-class game.

Like watching an extended highlights reel

February 25, 2021 17:06 - 30 minutes

Miller, Debayan and Karthik look back at a fascinating two-day pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad.

Like turkeys waiting to be shot

February 24, 2021 18:46 - 23 minutes

Is the third Test gone already for England? Andrew Miller and Debayan Sen join Karthik Iyer to look back on a dominant opening day of the pink-ball Ahmedabad Test for the hosts.

Bumper PSL preview: Are Islamabad favourites? Rashid's stint. And players to watch

February 19, 2021 09:43 - 48 minutes

Danyal and Matt join Karthik to preview each team's chances in Pakistan Super League 2021 and also pick out the players who will likely stake a claim for a T20 World Cup spot. Karachi Kings (4:00) Islamabad United (12:12) Lahore Qalandars (18:25) Multan Sultans (24:45) Peshawar Zalmi (30:26) Quetta Gladiators (34:45)

Ashwin nutmegs England for 1-1

February 16, 2021 11:33 - 25 minutes

With the Test series level and India in the ascendancy, Alan, Debayan, Gaurav and Karthik look back at the Chennai leg of a captivating tour so far.

Ashwin slays the pitch 'demons' in Chennai

February 15, 2021 14:40 - 26 minutes

Debayan, G-Stats and Karthik review a day that belonged to R Ashwin, whose century on home turf put India in sight of victory v England.

Trending in India: Pitch. Vaughan. Warne.

February 14, 2021 12:59 - 24 minutes

Alan, Gaurav and Karthik review a day when the Chennai pitch generated the most talk, as India took command of the second Test v England by the time the dust settled.

Sharma brings back memories of Sehwag

February 13, 2021 13:33 - 29 minutes

Rohit Sharma's swashbuckling 161 set India on their way in Chennai. Gaurav, Debayan and Karthik review their opening day efforts as the hosts look to level the series v England.

Jimmy is Jimmy yaar

February 09, 2021 09:58 - 30 minutes

Matt, Gaurav, Debayan and Karthik look back at England's impressive win in Chennai, which sets up the series perfectly.

India chasing the improbable again

February 08, 2021 14:06 - 26 minutes

Debayan, Matt and Karthik chat after a day in which 15 wickets fell, and set up the final one perfectly. An England win or a draw are the most likely results, but do Pujara, Pant and co have it in them for one more memorable push?

When Pujara benefitted from Pant's innings

February 07, 2021 13:30 - 27 minutes

Matt, Gaurav and Karthik look back at a day when England took control of the first Chennai Test between India and England. Plus, a bonus segment on man of the moment, West Indies' Kyle Mayers.

Making up for lost centuries

February 06, 2021 14:13 - 27 minutes

Debayan Sen and Matt Roller join Karthik to reflect on Joe Root's magnificent start to 2021 and whether the Test is already beyond India after day two in Chennai.

2021 could be a career-defining year for Joe Root

February 05, 2021 14:45 - 27 minutes

Matt Roller and Gaurav Sundararaman join Karthik to reflect on day 1 of Test cricket's return to India, as Joe Root continued his dominating ways in Asia this year.

Stump MIQ: Semifinal 1

January 31, 2021 18:46 - 34 minutes

It's always a nail-biter when Debayan is in action. And his semifinal v Ranji encyclopedia Chandan is no different. Will it be another tie-break? This match-up is a must-listen, with overtime a very real possibility.

Australia v India series review: Playing 'no fear' cricket

January 21, 2021 07:54 - 31 minutes

Michael Hussey and Aakash Chopra join Raunak Kapoor to look back at India's monumental Test series win down under.

India carry out an improbable heist

January 19, 2021 14:43 - 42 minutes

Depleted, but always down for a fight! KK, Debayan, G-Stats and Karthik celebrate India's Test success in Australia.

Why didn't Australia declare?

January 18, 2021 10:04 - 21 minutes

KK and Gaurav join Karthik to reflect on a day when Siraj and Shardul Thakur impressed once again and look forward to the final day of India's tour to Australia.