Cricket Unplugged- A Podcast on Cricket

Raghav Ravichandran & Sooraj SG

This is a Podcast entirely focused on Cricket and it's various intricacies that make the game so wonderful! It features two Cricket freaks and fans who look at various aspects of the game and present their views/opinions on them. We also plan to include guests on the show who have at some point of their life have had fondness for the game and would want to share their side of the story to the world! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/raghav-ravichandran/support read less
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Episodes

IPL 2022 Mega Auctions: Cricket Unplugged's Review & In-Depth Analysis
Feb 20 2022
IPL 2022 Mega Auctions: Cricket Unplugged's Review & In-Depth Analysis
10 teams bought as many as 204 players after shelling out a total of ₹551.70 crore at the mega-auction in Bengaluru. Ishan Kishan was the most expensive buy at ₹15.25 crores when MI bought the wicketkeeper-batsman back to their franchise that has won a record five titles! It was a dramatic mega auction when the auctioneer, Hugh Edmeades had to be replaced by Charu Sharma due to health reasons. Charu took over the mantle within less than thirty minutes notice & did a fabulous job! As this event is touted as the 'biggest event in the cricketing calendar' & its never easy to take centre stage and come out with aplomb!  We at Cricket Unplugged take a deep look into each franchise and break down each team's best buys. Which are the franchises that have been really good at the player's auctions? Which are the teams that don't look that strong on paper heading into IPL 2022? Can a new champion be crowned this season with the inclusion of two teams; Lucknow Super Giants & Gujarat Titans? Soraj & myself present our IPL 2022 Auction Review in this super chilled, fun analysis of each squad and also share our personal opinion on some players who have got more than maybe they could have and how its going to be to see regular faces who were part of one franchises for over 5 years represent another team from this year onwards; For all of you who love IPL & especially who have followed the IPL Auctions this is going to be a really enthralling, insightful episode!  Enjoy listening!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/raghav-ravichandran/support
Cricket Unplugged Snippets- Reflections on a Golden Era in Indian Cricket
Jun 16 2021
Cricket Unplugged Snippets- Reflections on a Golden Era in Indian Cricket
As we see crowds return to Cricket especially Test cricket in the recently concluded England vs New Zealand Test series where the hosts England were completely outplayed & outclassed by the Kiwis.  Its a perfect way for them to head into the historic ICC WTC Finals that kicks off from June 18th.  This episode is mainly focused on looking back on what has been a truly inspiring period for Indian Cricket since 2018 where they have dominated pretty much every series barring the ICC Cricket World, 2019. Virat Kohli's men have earned their right to play in the first ever ICC WTC Finals.  And owing to COVID, India had to send a separate set of players to take on Sri Lanka from July 13th onwards. Led by Shikhar Dhawan, it features six uncapped players and despite that the people you will hear in this episode, our very own co-host of Cricket Unplugged Sooraj and my mate and respected TM member Mayur Shivakumar echo my thoughts that this Indian team can beat Sri Lanka!  Talk about an abundance of top quality resources, and India is reaping in the aftermath of having so many top quality players who could walk into a full strength Indian team too! The future of Indian Cricket is certainly bright and many experts feel this team could be as dominating and imposing as the Windies were under Clive Lloyd were or the Aussies under Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting's leadership!  Well, only time will tell how true or right those comparisons are but one thing is certain; Indian Cricket is going through a golden phase under Virat Kohli's captaincy and we three are reflecting on what has been and also looking forward to ICC WTC Finals, Indias tour of SL and a lot more!  Enjoy!  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/raghav-ravichandran/support
Cricket Unplugged's IPL 2021 Wrap Up Special
May 7 2021
Cricket Unplugged's IPL 2021 Wrap Up Special
It has been truly traumatic to witness the nature of this second wave, especially in the past month or so in India. At a time when common citizens o the nation are struggling to get even something as basic as oxygen, questions were raised and rightly so whether IPL 2021 should carry on.  As IPL 2021 has been indefinitely suspended after the bio-secure bubble burst with 4 players across franchises getting COVID positive, the question on everyone's minds is simple: Is it too little too late from BCCI to postpone such a tournament only after some players got infected? In Cricket Unplugged's IPL 2021 Wrap Up Special, I present my take as a common citizen of this country along with presenting my opinion as a Cricket Analyst and fan who after 13 months got an opportunity to write in a prominent portal again during the course of IPL 2021.  Joining me giving an emotional appeal of sorts to this topic is my uncle Vasanth Krishnan, to get a frontline worker's perspective on whether IPL should have been conducted in these grave times and lot more we have Dr Manjunath shed light on what we can do to help these warriors who stake their lives so that we can stay safe. And finally, to get a Cricket & IPL fan's perspective my friend Chandrakanth Sharma rounds off this episode.  Hope through this episode, people can get some diversion from the daily dose of grief that's surrounding us. Through Cricket Unpliugged, we will try our best to  put out more content that can help people just forget the present and get some pleasant & insightful distraction.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/raghav-ravichandran/support