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Isa Guha and Aatif Nawaz talk cricket with a British-Asian spin. They will be joined by guests representing different South Asian communities unified by a love of the game.

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Isa Guha and Aatif Nawaz talk cricket with a British-Asian spin. They will be joined by guests representing different South Asian communities unified by a love of the game.

    India suffer knockout blow

    India suffer knockout blow

    Isa, Ankur and Aatif record a special edition of the Doosra just minutes after India's semi-final exit from the Cricket World Cup at the hands of New Zealand.

    The team discuss the dramatic pendulum swing of the final couple of hours as well as who stood out for the Indians during the tournament and where and why it went wrong for the favourites. The team also ponder if this will be MS Dhoni's final appearance in an India shirt and the legacy of the South Asian fans at the tournament.

    • 24 min
    World Cup conspiracy theories, controversial kits, and Take That

    World Cup conspiracy theories, controversial kits, and Take That

    Ankur, Isa and Aatif reflect on the latest stories from the World Cup including the clutch of South Asian sides supporting India for the first time in history, as well as the hoo-ha around their new away kit. Isa tells us how Take That played a key role in the mood of their world cup winning dressing room and the boys try to get her to belt out some notes.

    One year on from the launch of the ECB’s South Asian Action plan – we check out their first ever Urban Cricket Centre aimed at boosting South Asian participation in cricket.

    • 41 min
    Doosra – Malinga Magic, Afghan anguish, Shami shines & Pakistan promise.

    Doosra – Malinga Magic, Afghan anguish, Shami shines & Pakistan promise.

    Isa and Ankur managed to prise Aatif away from Pakistani selfie hunters at Lord’s to discuss how the South Asian sides have performed at the mid-way point of the tournament. They give their verdicts on the teams and praise Sri Lanka who caused the biggest shock of the competition so far after their win over hosts England.

    The team ask if the tournament finally got the spark it needed, after Afghanistan almost upstaged the Lankans performance, when they took the Indians down to the wire. After a video showed Sarfaraz Ahmed copping abuse in front of his family – the team talk social media and the abuse players cop during a tournament when results unravel.

    • 37 min
    India v Pakistan reaction and Bollywood star Ranveer Singh consoles Aatif

    India v Pakistan reaction and Bollywood star Ranveer Singh consoles Aatif

    Isa, Aatif and Ankur invade the outfield at Old Trafford and camp outside the Indian team dressing room to discuss the World Cup mega fixture where India defeated Pakistan for the 7th time out of 7 fixtures at the tournament.

    Aatif is consoled after the game by Bollywood megastar Ranveer Singh, and Ankur finds out from KL Rahul what tattoo he has on his right leg. The team are also joined by the members of the Indian and Pakistan fan Army’s as they come together to celebrate a wonderful occasion where British Asians came together and lit up the World Cup to create a carnival atmosphere in Manchester.

    • 22 min
    Indian all-time greatest XI

    Indian all-time greatest XI

    They have won it twice and have a rich heritage in 50-over cricket, so would make up your best ever Indian One Day eleven?

    Who leads the attack and who sits behind the stumps and who comes in at the crucial number 3 role?

    In the build up to the highly anticipated game between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in the World Cup - BBC Sport have asked you to pick your team and share it on social media. The Doosra team have gone through the results from thousands of suggestions to bring you the final 11.

    • 27 min
    Pakistan all-time greatest XI

    Pakistan all-time greatest XI

    They won it back in 1992 and could end up top of the perch - but who would you have in a best ever Pakistan One Day eleven? Who opens the batting and who is the mystery spinner? Who would you have as skipper?

    Ahead of one of the biggest fixtures in world sport against India at Old Trafford in the World Cup - BBC Sport have asked you to pick your team and share it on social media. The Doosra team have gone through the results from thousands of suggestions to bring you the final 11.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

Puja Teli ,

Great banter on the great game!

Amazing podcast which is keeping me company on my walks! Love the game, and love the fact that there’s a space for the South Asian stance!

RDPK83 ,

Good all round show with a great south asian focus

As the title suggests I really like the South Asian twist. I like the banter between the hosts and little cultural snippets. Also the facts that they are able to attract good guests and conduct good interviews.

Dan Da Costa ,

5stars!

Really excellent show - loved every minute - well done all!

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