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Never on the Backfoot: A Podcast

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A podcast started by a cricket fanatic for anyone who is even remotely interested in Cricket and for the fans who ardently follow this beautiful game. I intend to talk all about cricket and keep you posted for some fresh perspectives and content. Follow us on Instagram and Threads @neveronthebackfoot and @neverontheback1 on Twitter too!

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264. Bazball Falls Flat: IND’s Win vs ENG at Ranchi

March 01, 2024 09:16 - 36 minutes - 33.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 264 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we look at how India held their nerve to beat England by five wickets in the fourth Test to seal their 17th straight series win at home in Ranchi on Monday. India has now taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series with the final game to be played in Dharamsala on March 7. Joining us on the discussion is Lakshit Singhal of Cricket Field Chronicles fame. The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcas...

263. Jaisball > Bazball: Review of the 3rd Test Match ft. IND and ENG

February 20, 2024 02:05 - 58 minutes - 54.2 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 263 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we look at India’s comprehensive win against England in the third test at Rajkot. Led by Yashasvi Jaiswal's Jasball and hometown hero Ravindra Jadeja's 5-wicket haul, India hammered England by 434 runs on Sunday in Rajkot. It was a reality check for Bazball as England failed to show a fight with the bat in their final innings. Joining us on the discussion is Lakshit Singhal of Cricket Field Chronicles fame. Th...

262. The Balancing Act: The Relevance of Domestic Cricket in the IPL Era

February 16, 2024 13:44 - 27 minutes - 25.5 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 262 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we delve deep into the intricate dynamics between domestic cricket and the IPL, two pillars of Indian cricket. As the IPL continues to capture the imagination of fans worldwide, questions arise about the evolving relevance of traditional domestic tournaments in nurturing talent and sustaining the cricketing ecosystem. Our guest, Shashank Kishore, provides invaluable insights into the shifting landscape, discus...

261. Redemption for India at Vizag: Thoughts from the 2nd Test Match vs England

February 10, 2024 16:07 - 50 minutes - 46.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 261 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we reflect on the second test match where India beat England by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam on Monday to level the five-match series 1-1. Jasprit Bumrah and Yashasvi Jaiswal were the two key figures in India's victory over an England side that refused to give up till the very end, even as they were dominated every day of the Test by Rohit Sharma led India. Both sides have played richly entertaining cricket and...

260. Shamar Joseph is a Superhero and What Does the Test Match win Mean for WI?

February 08, 2024 02:23 - 39 minutes - 36.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 260 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we discuss how Kraigg Brathwaite-led West Indies side defeated Pat Cummins’ Australia by 8 runs in the second Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, on January 28 to record their first Test win on Australian soil after 27 years. Shamar Joseph was the hero of this win with his 7-wicket haul in the second innings. In this episode, we deliberate and break down that test match win, what it means for West Indies and the la...

259. From Colts to Kings: U19 Cricket Stars- The Journey to Glory, Everything in Between and After

February 05, 2024 16:33 - 25 minutes - 23.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 259 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode- Nandini, Neha, Rishab and Subhashini explore the thrilling world of U19 Cricket and the incredible journeys of young talents who have emerged from the shadows to shine on the global stage. From unforgettable moments in the U19 World Cup to the challenges and triumphs faced by players transitioning to the senior team, we unravel the stories behind cricket's rising stars. We also delve into the successes of play...

258. England Draws First Blood: Reflections from the 1st Test Match Win at Hyderabad

February 02, 2024 01:10 - 53 minutes - 49.6 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 258 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we discuss the 1st test match featuring India and England. The star-studded India batting unit crumbled under pressure as debutant Tom Hartley spun his web to help England register a 28-run win in Hyderabad. It was a poor batting performance on Day 4 as they were bundled out for 202. The top and middle order failed on the big occasion as the tail had to put up a fight as Hartley was too good for them in the en...

257. Evaluating IND’s T20I Style

January 31, 2024 02:12 - 29 minutes - 27.1 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 257 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we look at IND’s T20 playing style. The episode is a pertinent reminder of India’s performance after the ODI World Cup and the series vs AUS, SA and AFG that followed. We reflect on all major talking points, the importance of the IPL and how the squad is shaping up for all the marquee ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, later this year! On the podcast today for this discussion, we have Divya Vyas, a cricket enthusiast si...

256. IND v ENG M- Test Series 2024: Preview + Analysis

January 25, 2024 01:18 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 256 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we will preview the upcoming India versus England test match series. The Indian team will be up against England in a five-match series starting Thursday, January 25, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. We discuss the squads, players to watch out for, major observations, matchups, strengths, and everything in this discussion. On the podcast today for this discussion, we have Srijan G. He is ...

255. The Enigma: David Warner

January 24, 2024 09:30 - 49 minutes - 45.9 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 255 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we discuss David Warner. We're diving deep into the dynamic and illustrious career of one of cricket's most explosive and charismatic players – David Warner. From his early days smashing boundaries in the backyard to becoming an international cricket sensation, Warner's journey is nothing short of remarkable. Join us as we explore the highs and lows, the records broken, and the impact he's made on the game. Ge...

254. IND v AUS W: Wrap Up + Review (Side B)

January 23, 2024 16:31 - 59 minutes - 55.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 254 (Side B) of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we delve deep into the IND v AUS series and reflect on all the insights and observations. We have Mohit Shah joining us for the conversation. The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other platforms and spread the word. Check out @neveronthebackfoot on Instagram & Threads and @neverontheback1 on X for the latest facts, trivia, quizzes,...

254. IND v ENG W: Wrap Up + Review (Side A)

January 23, 2024 16:31 - 39 minutes - 36.2 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 254 (Side A) of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we discuss everything about the just concluded IND v ENG series that brought in so many talking points, observations and takeaways. While we did see remarkable results, India was tested on a lot of frontiers which made for enthralling encounters. We have Mohit Shah joining us for the conversation. The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and ma...

253. The Alpesh Ramjani Story

January 08, 2024 11:26 - 37 minutes - 34.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 253 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we are in conversation with an emerging star from Uganda, Alpesh Ramjani. 2023 was a storming year for Ugandan cricket, which was helped in no small part by Ramjani, who was both stellar with the ball and valuable with the bat. Ramjani was a nightmare for batters with his left-arm orthodox, taking 55 wickets in his 30 outings, the most among men’s players in the format across the year. Ramjani struck every 11 ...

252. Is Player Activism a problem in Cricket?

December 27, 2023 12:09 - 32 minutes - 30.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 252 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we unravel the controversy surrounding international cricketer Usman Khawaja's recent attempt to use his platform for a cause close to his heart. The spotlight is on the International Cricket Council (ICC) as they reject Khawaja's application to display a dove logo on his gear, intended to raise awareness for humanitarian issues. As we navigate through the episode, we reflect on the ICC's seemingly divergent a...

251. In Conversation with Saima Thakor

December 13, 2023 15:17 - 25 minutes - 23.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 251 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we are in conversation with Saima Thakor, a 27-year-old domestic cricketer known for her spicy bouncers among many other skillsets she brings to the table. She has been in the news for her selection by UP Warriorz for the upcoming season of the Women’s Premier League 2024. She has been a consistent performer and a breakout star in recent times. In this episode, we look at her career so far, her experiences, wa...

250. Back to where it all began: In Conversation with Ajja

December 09, 2023 00:46 - 38 minutes - 36.2 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 250 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this landmark 250th episode of Never on the Backfoot Podcast, Neha takes a nostalgic trip down the cricketing memory lane with a very special guest – her Ajja (Grandfather in Kannada). Join Neha as she explores the roots of Ajja’s cricketing passion, tracing it back to the early days of playing gully cricket to the thrilling matches watched together, this episode is a heartfelt tribute to the bond between a granddaughter an...

249. Thoughts on the men’s IND squads for the South Africa series

December 02, 2023 14:00 - 1 hour - 56.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 249 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. The BCCI on Thursday announced India's squads for the upcoming tour of South Africa, where the side is scheduled to play three T20Is, as many ODIs, and two Tests. The three-match T20I series is slated to begin on December 10. In this episode, we discuss the major observations, takeaways and insights from the squads announced. On the podcast today for this discussion, we have Sumukh Ananth joining us. The Podcast is also availa...

248. Using Sports Psychology to Decode India's Loss and Understand High-Performance Team Mentality

November 28, 2023 05:21 - 35 minutes - 32.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 248 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Today, we're exploring the recent ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 and dissecting India's journey from a unique perspective—through the lens of sports psychology while also understanding the mentality of a high-performing team like Australia. This tournament has not only showcased the exhilarating highs and heartbreaking lows of the game but has also raised intriguing questions about the mental fortitude of teams and players under...

247. Discussing the state of cricketing affairs in Sri Lanka

November 24, 2023 07:06 - 26 minutes - 24.3 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 247 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Sri Lanka’s crisis-ridden cricket board earlier this month, saying it had failed to ensure there was no government interference in its affairs. The game’s world governing body said Sri Lanka Cricket was “in serious breach of its obligations as a member, in particular, the requirement to manage its affairs autonomously and to ensure that there is no government interference.” The...

246. IND v AUS: Men’s T20 Series- Preview

November 23, 2023 12:19 - 31 minutes - 29.1 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 246 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India suffered a heartbreaking 9-wicket defeat to the Aussies in the World Cup final on Sunday. However, the Men in Blue won't have much time to dwell on their World Cup defeat, with the next T20 series against Australia at home starting on November 23. In this episode, we will be looking at the major observations and talking points from the squads announced. On the podcast, we have Nikhil N G joining us for the discussion. Th...

245. In Conversation with Sheldon Jackson

November 22, 2023 06:52 - 1 hour - 68.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 245 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Joining me on the podcast today is the stalwart of Indian domestic cricket, Sheldon Jackson. He is an Indian cricketer who plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He is also a multidimensional player, apart from being a reliable batter and an excellent fielder, he also keeps wickets for Saurashtra in the limited-overs competitions. In this discussion, he opens up about h...

244. CWC 23: The Final ft. IND vs AUS - Review + Analysis

November 21, 2023 06:49 - 1 hour - 80.6 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 244 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India won 10 straight matches to reach the final on home soil, but were beaten on the day by an Australian side who delivered in all facets of the game to run out winners by six wickets. This is Australia’s sixth ODI World Cup in men’s cricket and their invincibility just seems to get better with each passing day. In this episode, we discuss the match at large, Australia’s dominance, India’s downfall yet commendable and unbeli...

243. Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2023: Review + Analysis

November 20, 2023 09:41 - 19 minutes - 18.1 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 243 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a T20 competition that is played in India. It started on 16th October 2023 and the final was held on 6 November 2023. The tournament was a part of the 2023–24 Indian domestic cricket season and this season was a very exciting one. This episode will discuss the summary, takeaways, major talking points and a lot more. On the podcast today to join us for this discussion, we have Varun Giri. The Podc...

242. Senior Women’s T20 Trophy 2023: Review + Analysis

November 18, 2023 01:55 - 48 minutes - 44.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 242 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. The 2023–24 Women's Senior T20 Trophy was the 15th edition. The tournament took place between 19th October and 9th November 2023. 37 teams competed in the tournament, divided into two groups of eight and three groups of seven, playing each other side in their group once. The winner of each group and one second-placed team progressed straight to the quarter-finals, whilst the other second-placed teams in each group progressed t...

241. Meg Lanning- The Woman, The Myth, The Legend, ‘The Megastar’

November 17, 2023 06:43 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 241 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Meg Lanning, a stalwart of the cricketing world, has officially announced her retirement from international cricket after her 13-year international career. In this episode, we look back at her glittering career, the highs, lows, and achievements and celebrate all that she has contributed to women’s cricket. On the Podcast today, we have Poulami and Suvam, her super fans joining us for this discussion. The Podcast is also ava...

240. Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI Century and India Wins: Analysis of SF-1 ft. IND v NZ

November 16, 2023 08:25 - 39 minutes - 36.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 240 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India hammered New Zealand by 70 runs to qualify for the ODI Cricket World Cup final for the first time in 12 years, thanks to Mohammed Shami's seven-wicket haul. The Rohit Sharma-led side is just one win away from ending a 10-year drought for an ICC trophy. Shami took 7/57 as India bowled New Zealand out for 327 while defending a total of 397. Earlier, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer hit centuries to power India to 397/4 after R...

239. CWC 23: #9-IND v NED: Review + Analysis

November 15, 2023 06:49 - 28 minutes - 26.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 239 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast! After a spectacular batting show by all the top five Indian batters, the bowlers also demolished Netherlands' batting that put up a good fight and sent all the batters to the pavilion by 47.5 overs. With this, India thrashed the Netherlands by a whopping 160 runs and continued their winning streak by winning nine straight matches in the ICC ODI Men's World Cup 2023. In this episode, we discuss the win, analyse the highs and lo...

238. CWC 23: #8-IND v SA: Review + Analysis

November 08, 2023 14:41 - 35 minutes - 32.5 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 238 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India remained unbeaten at World Cup 2023 with a massive 243-run win against South Africa at Eden Gardens and sealed the top spot in the round-robin phase with a game to spare. While the batting unit fulfilled its responsibility by setting a formidable target of 327, the bowling unit made sure the clash between the top two sides at the tournament was rendered a no-contest by running through the Proteas. The visitors were bowle...

237. CWC 23: #7-IND v SL: Review + Analysis

November 04, 2023 15:50 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 237 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India dished out yet another ruthless show and demolished Sri Lanka by 302 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. With this outcome, which is their seventh win in as many matches, India became the first nation to qualify for the semifinals. In this episode, we outline that victory and delve deep into the analysis, takeaways, observations and everything in between. On the Podcast today, we have Kushagra joining us....

236. CWC 23: #6-IND v ENG: Review + Analysis

November 01, 2023 06:18 - 56 minutes - 51.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 236 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Rohit Sharma-led Indian team continued their supreme run in the ongoing edition of the World Cup and defeated England by 100 runs in Lucknow on Sunday. Leading the team from the front, Rohit scored 87 off 101 balls, helping India pile a respectable 221/9 on a tricky surface. England in response failed to resist the Indian attack spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah. The tourists were bundled up for 129 in 34.5 overs. In this episode ...

235. CWC 23: #5-IND v NZ: Review + Analysis

October 27, 2023 15:02 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 235 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India makes it five wins out of five at the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. A fascinating tussle between the two teams, India and New Zealand, at the top of the table was settled by the chase-master Kohli, who marshalled his team to their target of 274 to win in a match that had earlier been halted by descending fog in Dharamsala. In this episode, we will discuss all the major takeaways and observations from this thrilling encounter ...

234. CWC 23: #4-IND v BAN: Review + Analysis

October 20, 2023 13:50 - 45 minutes - 42.5 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 234 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Virat Kohli anchored India's 257-run chase with an unbeaten 103 (97) as the hosts completed the task in 41.3 overs. This was Kohli's 48th ODI hundred. Skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a perfect start with an 88-run opening partnership. Earlier, thanks to seasoned campaigner Mushfiqur Rahim's gritty 38 and Mahmudullah's power-hitting helping him swiftly score 46 in death overs, Bangladesh managed to put 256/8 on...

233. Understanding the Discourse around Sports Education in India ft. Srishty Jain

October 16, 2023 15:44 - 20 minutes - 19.3 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 233 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In this episode, we dive deep into the fascinating world of Sports Education in India. From understanding the nuances to evolution to the modern-day challenges and opportunities and a lot more, we explore the dynamic landscape of Sports Education. We have Srishty Jain, Founder & CEO of CoLLearn join us. The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other platforms a...

232. CWC 23: #3-IND v PAK: Review + Analysis

October 15, 2023 14:08 - 45 minutes - 42.3 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 232 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India produced an enormous seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Ahmedabad, wrapping up the dominant victory with 117 balls to spare. Pakistan lost eight wickets for 36 runs as they collapsed from 155/2 to 191 all out before Rohit Sharma’s outstanding 86 helped steer his team to victory. Five Indian bowlers were among the wickets, all taking two apiece, with Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav sparking the collapse with superb sp...

231. CWC 23: #2-IND v AFG: Review + Analysis

October 13, 2023 15:16 - 42 minutes - 39.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 231 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Rohit Sharma made a mockery of the famed Afghanistan attack to score an eight-wicket win in the World Cup match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi yesterday. Chasing a below-par 273 on a perfect batting wicket, the Indian skipper was at his belligerent best, just like in the previous World Cup when he scored four consecutive centuries. In this episode, we discuss all about that Afghanistan match and major takeaways. On t...

230. CWC 23: #1-IND v AUS: Review + Analysis

October 11, 2023 10:12 - 30 minutes - 28.6 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 230 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul produced yet another masterclass as India kicked off the World Cup 2023 campaign with a six-wicket win against Australia in Chennai on Sunday. Rahul returned unbeaten on 97, while Kohli slammed 85 as the pair stitched a crucial 165-run stand for the fourth wicket after India were reduced to 2-3 in the second over. Riding on their efforts, India completed the 200-run chase with 9.4 overs to spare. Meanw...

229. The Ultimate ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023- Preview (Part 2)

October 04, 2023 09:33 - 56 minutes - 52.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 229 (Part 2) of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. International cricket’s biggest tournament is set to get underway in India on October 5. In this part, we will focus on the other set of teams- Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, South Africa, Bangladesh and the Netherlands in the lead-up to the ICC ODI Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. We have Rishab Vinay Malde joining us for this discussion. The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google P...

229. The Ultimate ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023- Preview (Part 1)

October 04, 2023 09:32 - 58 minutes - 53.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 229 (Part 1) of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. International cricket’s biggest tournament is set to get underway in India on October 5. A blockbuster clash between the 2019 finalists England and New Zealand will kick off the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad that day. The tournament will run for 46 days and will see 10 teams vying for the men’s one-day international (ODI) cricket championsh...

228. Did Australia just pull off an ‘Inflate-Deflate’ with India?

September 30, 2023 10:42 - 1 hour - 65.6 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 228 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India defeated Australia 2-1 in their last bilateral ODI series before the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup. The Men in Blue recorded comprehensive victories in the first two games before losing the dead rubber. Australia dearly missed their regulars in the XI meanwhile, India could not have signed off their WC preparations in a better way. In this episode, we focus on the major takeaways from this ODI series both from the Indian an...

227. Analysis of IND Women’s Asian Games Campaign

September 26, 2023 16:44 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 227 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India won the Gold medal after defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the Women's T20I final of the 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. This marks the inaugural Gold medal victory for the Indian women's cricket team at the Asian Games, while the runners-up, Sri Lanka, secured the Silver medal. In this episode, we look at India’s campaign through all their matches, assess performances, and analyse key takeaways and observations. On...

226. In Conversation with Roberta Moretti Avery

September 24, 2023 10:56 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 226 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Joining me on the podcast today is Roberta Moretti Avery. She is a Brazilian cricketer and the captain of the national women's cricket team. Join us as we unravel her journey with Cricket, and her career so far and relive some of the special moments of her life, among the plethora of topics discussed! The Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other platforms and...

225. How do the ICC Rankings work?

September 23, 2023 17:32 - 6 minutes - 6.12 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 225 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. After their 5-wicket win against Australia on Friday, India became the number 1 ranked team in all three formats i.e. Tests, ODIs and T20Is. India displaced Pakistan from the top of the ODI rankings while they led England in the T20I rankings. In the longest format, they are in the first place while Australia are right behind them. But have you wondered how the ICC ranking at large, works? This episode delves into the intricat...

224. Evaluating the IND M Squad for the Asian Games

September 22, 2023 10:33 - 56 minutes - 52.2 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 224 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Cricket was first introduced in the Asian Games in 2010 played in Guangzhou. The Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams will also be fighting for the glorious gold medal in Hangzhou this year at the Asian Games. With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 also being scheduled around the same time, The Board of Control for Cricket in India decided to send a second-string squad for the tournament. This will be the third time in the hist...

223. IND v AUS (M): ODI Series- Preview

September 21, 2023 08:31 - 40 minutes - 37 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 223 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Rohit Sharma-led Team India enjoyed a superb outing in the Asia Cup. Apart from a narrow six-run defeat against Bangladesh, the Indian unit produced a commanding display. Australia, on the other hand, head into the series after a 3-2 drubbing against South Africa. This series is a crucial one as the winner reclaims the #1 ranking in ODIs but it also gives both teams the perfect opportunity to test themselves ahead of the men’s...

222. Review of India’s Asia Cup Performance

September 20, 2023 06:02 - 46 minutes - 42.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 222 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India won the Asia Cup 2023 title for a record 8th time, thrashing Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the one-sided final at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday. India not only reclaimed the Asia Cup title but, more importantly, there were plenty of valuable learnings for the side across the past two weeks. In this episode, we discuss at length about all the takeaways and observations. Joining us for this discussion is Bhara...

221. ODI Cricket is alive and thriving!

September 19, 2023 04:41 - 23 minutes - 21.5 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 221 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. In the world of cricket, One Day Internationals (ODIs) have often been likened to the middle child, overshadowed by the flashy and fast-paced T20Is and the traditional and revered Tests. However, in recent times, the cricketing landscape has witnessed a significant shift in this narrative. The series between South Africa and Australia, England and New Zealand, and the electrifying Asia Cup respectively have breathed new life i...

220. Evaluating IND W Squad for the Asian Games 2023

September 18, 2023 06:43 - 39 minutes - 36.7 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 220 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. India has named a revised 19-member women’s cricket team, including four stand-by players, for the Asian Games 2023 to be held in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China in September-October. Harmanpreet Kaur has been named as the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team while Smriti Mandhana will be the deputy. The women’s cricket event at the Asian Games 2023, to be played in the T20 format, will take place on September 1...

219. In Conversation with Shizuka Miyaji

September 03, 2023 07:58 - 22 minutes - 21 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 219 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Joining us on the podcast is Shizuka Miyaji. She is a Japanese female cricketer. She was also a part of the Japanese cricket team that secured the bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games which was held in China defeating the China women's national cricket team in the 3rd place playoff. In the episode, we discuss at large about her career, women's cricket in Japan and globally, discourses around associate cricket and a lot more in...

218. How is India stacking up ahead of Asia Cup 2023?

August 30, 2023 15:36 - 25 minutes - 23.4 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 218 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Team India's squad for the Asia Cup 2023. Skipper Rohit Sharma and the Chairman of Selectors of the Men’s Team Ajit Agarkar tackled some underlying issues in the team ahead of the pivotal Asia Cup 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2023. In this episode, we will discuss all the major talking points and look at India’s squad for this Asia Cup. On the Podcast, we have Aaryan to discuss...

217. IRE v IND (M) Series: Review + Analysis

August 27, 2023 10:40 - 38 minutes - 35.8 MB

Hi there! Welcome to Episode 217 of Never on the Backfoot Podcast. Rain washed off the third match, enabling India to clinch the T20Is against Ireland 2-0. The series still presents a lot of talking points for Team India and we will also look at it from the Irish perspective. On the Podcast, we have Bharat Hegde. The podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify for Podcasters, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and many other platforms and spread the word. Check out @neveronthebackfoot on Inst...