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Express Sports is your one-stop shop for everything that is significant in sports. Tune in for freewheeling interviews of athletes and sharp analyses by our experienced sports reporters.

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Express SportsExpress Sports is your one-stop shop for everything that is significant in sports. Tune in for freewheeling interviews of athletes and sharp analyses by our experienced sports reporters.
Episode 118 February 20, 2021

Game Time: The story behind the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Motera

Talking about the political history of Motera stadium, the upcoming India-England test match, and why the stadium's pitch has garnered criticism.

Episode 117 February 13, 2021

Game Time: Star Sports’ Sanjog Gupta on broadcasting during the pandemic

The remote broadcasting of sports, during the pandemic, faced many challenges but it also gained its fair share of rewards.

Episode 116 February 6, 2021

Game Time: Learnings from the Wrestling Nationals and Aus Open build-up

In this episode, our hosts discuss the recently-concluded wrestling nationals and the upcoming Australian Open.

Episode 115 January 30, 2021

Game Time: Where does India-England stand in cricket rivalries

English cricket writers Lawrence Booth and Ali Martin join Sriram Veera to discuss how India's triumph in Australia was viewed in England and whether the England vs India rivalry is on par with The Ashes.

Episode 114 January 23, 2021

Game Time: India’s generation-defining win Down Under

In this week's episode, Mihir Vasavda is joined by Sriram Veera and Sandip G to talk about India's dramatic series win against Australia.

Episode 113 January 16, 2021

Game Time: Reckoning with racism in cricket and the setbacks at Thailand Open

Whether the Sydney Test incident will lead to lasting changes in cricket and why we shouldn’t worry about India’s poor performance at the Thailand Open.

Episode 112 January 11, 2021

Express delivery: India’s great escape

R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari’s stunning resilience, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant’s intent, and the ugly scenes from the stands, which held-up play on Sunday, as India snatched a draw in the third Test against...

Episode 111 January 9, 2021

Game Time: Should sportspersons complain about Covid restrictions?

In this episode, Gaurav and Mihir discuss to what extent are sportspersons justified in being annoyed by the COVID-19 restrictions.

Episode 110 January 2, 2021

Game Time: How the Olympics will shape up in the future

What are the challenges of promoting the Olympics? Will breakdancing, surfing and esports become mainstream in the future? And what will Olympians look like in the future?

Episode 109 December 30, 2020

Express Delivery: Inside Team India’s dressing room after MCG Test win

A peek into what transpired inside the dressing room after the Adelaide debacle, how debutant Mohammed Siraj reacted when his teammates raised a toast to his performance and the role of bowling coach Bharat Arun...

Episode 108 December 26, 2020

Game Time: What 2020 has meant for sports

What 2020 has meant for sports and the lessons the sporting world can take from this year.

Episode 107 December 19, 2020

Express Delivery: Decoding the great Indian batting collapse in Adelaide

Discussing the scarcely-believable performance by Virat Kohli’s ‘New India’, who were dismissed for 36 against Australia in the first Test.

Episode 106 December 19, 2020

Ramachandra Guha on the sophistication, tamasha and politics of Indian cricket

Ramachandra Guha talks about how cricket has changed over the years, the dangers of making superstars out of sportsmen, the politics of BCCI, and his latest book 'The Commonwealth of Cricket'.

Episode 105 December 12, 2020

Game Time: Why sports persons speaking in support of farmers matters

How sportspersons are speaking in support of farmers and why it matters.

Episode 104 December 5, 2020

Game Time: Why Maradona has had a lasting impact on Indian football’s psyche

Discussing what made Maradona one of the biggest legends in football and his lasting impact on Indian football's psyche.

Episode 103 November 28, 2020

Game Time: Rohit Sharma’s hamstring, Djokovic’s antics, Mike Tyson’s comeback

Discussing Ishant Sharma and Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the Australia series, Novak Djokovic wanting only three sets at Grand Slams, and Mike Tyson’s comeback.

Episode 102 November 21, 2020

Game Time: Why this ISL season promises to be better than ever

What you can look forward to in this season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Episode 101 November 14, 2020

99.94: How Mumbai Indians became the new IPL kings

What factors have contributed to the success of Mumbai Indians, and whether Rohit Sharma should become the India T20 captain.

Episode 100 November 7, 2020

100th Episode: What it’s like to score a (podcast) century

In this special episode, Gaurav and Mihir are joined by the former host of the podcast, Daksh Panwar and two superfans of the show.

Episode 99 October 31, 2020

99.94: Why Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav didn’t make the Indian team

Why these players were left out of the Australia tour, why this matter needs to be investigated, and the values these players add to the Indian squad.

Episode 98 October 24, 2020

99.94: Why T Natarajan is IPL 2020’s breakthrough star

The fascinating journey T Natarajan has made as a cricketer, what makes him a great bowler, how the lack of formal training at a young age works to his advantage, and the challenges that players...

Episode 97 October 17, 2020

99.94: Can Dhoni led ‘Dad’s Army’ pass the IPL test?

Gaurav and Mihir reexamine the trend of older players succeeding in sports, in the wake of Dhoni's performance in the recent T20 matches.

Episode 96 October 10, 2020

99.94: Is ‘Mankading’ really against the spirit of cricket?

Discussing whether ‘Mankading’ is really against the spirit of cricket, whether the outrage around it is justified, and why the term itself is problematic.

Episode 95 October 3, 2020

Footballer Anwar Ali’s broken dreams and Rafael Nadal’s dislike for new balls

How being diagnosed with a congenital heart condition will affect Anwar Ali’s career, and why Rafael Nadal is not happy with the new balls being used at the French Open.

Episode 94 September 26, 2020

Game Time: Why outrage over IPL umpiring errors is unjustified

The controversy around umpire Nitin Menon and why it is unreasonable to expect umpires not to make mistakes.