11 episodes

Of MS Dhoni’s helicopter shots, of Virat Kohli’s screaming cover drives, of Rohit Sharma’s effortless sixes, of Ravichandran Ashwin’s carom ball, of Ravindra Jadeja’s chutzpah, of Jasprit Bumrah’s once-in-a-lifetime brilliance…
Hello, hello and hello… welcome to the brand new cricket podcast Hotspot, where we will be discussing all things Indian cricket. Whether it is about team selection, or how the cricketers are faring on the field, to some topics off the field… we have got you covered. And as we go along in our journey, with your support we hope to expand the topic of discussion to world cricket as well.
First things first, WE here are two cricket lovers.
Sports journalist and broadcaster Chetan Narula, known on Twitter as the guy who doesn’t like to talk about rain forecasts… but ask him anything else, and he is game to talk cricket!
And, co-host of this podcast is former Indian wicket keeper and batsman, and now broadcaster Deep Dasgupta…
A very warm hello to our listeners!

HotSpot - A Cricket Podcast By Chetan Narula & Deep Dasgupta HotSpot - The Cricket Podcast with Chetan Narula and Deep Dasgupta

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Of MS Dhoni’s helicopter shots, of Virat Kohli’s screaming cover drives, of Rohit Sharma’s effortless sixes, of Ravichandran Ashwin’s carom ball, of Ravindra Jadeja’s chutzpah, of Jasprit Bumrah’s once-in-a-lifetime brilliance…
Hello, hello and hello… welcome to the brand new cricket podcast Hotspot, where we will be discussing all things Indian cricket. Whether it is about team selection, or how the cricketers are faring on the field, to some topics off the field… we have got you covered. And as we go along in our journey, with your support we hope to expand the topic of discussion to world cricket as well.
First things first, WE here are two cricket lovers.
Sports journalist and broadcaster Chetan Narula, known on Twitter as the guy who doesn’t like to talk about rain forecasts… but ask him anything else, and he is game to talk cricket!
And, co-host of this podcast is former Indian wicket keeper and batsman, and now broadcaster Deep Dasgupta…
A very warm hello to our listeners!

    11: Cricket in 2019: HotSpot Awards... Pat Cummins, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes

    11: Cricket in 2019: HotSpot Awards... Pat Cummins, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the 11th episode, another Hot Take, we discuss the year 2019 in cricket. 
    We talk about the best Test batsmen and bowlers, best ODI batsmen and bowlers, best T20 batsmen and bowlers, along with some brilliant moments of the year. We had out the first HotSpot awards... best batsmen, bowlers and teams in each format... and... the Cricketer of the Year!
    Tune In!
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 11: Hot Take... Cricket in 2019: Year End Awards... Pat Cummins, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @chetannarula and @DeepDasgupta7 
    Picture courtesy: Wisden/Getty.

    • 48 min
    10: Indian Premier League Hot-Take: IPL 2020 Auctions Decoded

    10: Indian Premier League Hot-Take: IPL 2020 Auctions Decoded

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the tenth episode, another Hot Take, we discuss the 2020 Indian Premier League Auction. Pat Cummins became the most expensive overseas player in IPL history while there were other intriguing buys as well. 
    We talk about Royal Challengers Bangalore's new strategy, what have Delhi Capitals done, Anil Kumble's impact on Kings XI Punjab, clever buys from Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, strategy of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders hitting the reset button? 
    Tune In!
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 10: Hot Take 2020 Indian Premier League Auctions - Decoding the IPL strategy 
    Follow our hosts on Twitter: @chetannarula and @DeepDasgupta7 
    Picture courtesy: @IPL 

    • 46 min
    9: India versus West Indies (2019): From T20s to ODIs, from Virat Kohli to KL Rahul

    9: India versus West Indies (2019): From T20s to ODIs, from Virat Kohli to KL Rahul

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the ninth episode, another Hot Take, we review the 2019 India-West Indies T20 series and look ahead to the ODI series. 
    We talk about Virat Kohli's hitting, whether Virat Kohli should bat at number four in T20s, KL Rahul as permanent opener in T20s, India's attacking batting ploy against West Indies, and the best bowling composition for India. 
    Tune in! 
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 9: Hot Take India versus West Indies 2019 T20s-ODIs
    Follow our hosts and guests on Twitter: @chetannarula and @DeepDasgupta7 
    Picture courtesy: @ICC

    • 37 min
    8: India versus West Indies (2019) preview: T20Is, Pollard, Sir Jadeja, Pant!

    8: India versus West Indies (2019) preview: T20Is, Pollard, Sir Jadeja, Pant!

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the eighth episode, another Hot Take, we preview the 2019 India-West Indies T20 series. 
    We talk about Kieron Pollard's captaincy as a factor for West Indies' resurgence, India's problem with finding a T20 balance, Ravindra Jadeja's return to T20Is, KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, well, of course! 
    Tune in! 
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 8: Hot Take India versus West Indies 2019 T20s
    Follow our hosts and guests on Twitter: @chetannarula and @DeepDasgupta7 
    Picture courtesy: @windiescricket 

    • 36 min
    7: India vs Bangladesh 2019, Pink Ball Hot Take: Was day night Test successful?

    7: India vs Bangladesh 2019, Pink Ball Hot Take: Was day night Test successful?

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the seventh episode of HotSpot, we bring to you a new format, Hot Take. 
    We talk about the first-ever pink ball day-night Test on Indian soil. Was the experiment successful? What changes are needed to the SG pink ball? What other venues in India can host pink ball day-night Test cricket? Should pink ball also be introduced in Ranji Trophy? And finally, is India ready to play overseas pink ball day-night Test cricket? 
    Tune in! 
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 7: Hot Take 
    Follow our hosts and guests on Twitter: @chetannarula and @DeepDasgupta7 
    Picture courtesy: @BCCI 

    • 25 min
    6: India versus Bangladesh day night Test, 2019, preview: Pink ball ahoy!

    6: India versus Bangladesh day night Test, 2019, preview: Pink ball ahoy!

    Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta and sports journalist/broadcaster Chetan Narula bring to you the latest cricket podcast on the block... HotSpot.
    In the sixth episode of HotSpot, we build up to the first-ever pink ball day-night Test on Indian soil starting on November 22 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This Test between India and Bangladesh ushers in a new era of the longer format for both nations, who are playing their inaugural pink ball Test. 
    Joining us for this discussion is Bangladesh's premier cricket journalist, ESPN Cricinfo's Mohammad Isam, currently on tour in India. 
    We chat a little about the T20 series, the 1st Test, both sides' pace bowling attacks, and most importantly, the pink ball day night Test match, with a whole segment devoted to the latter. 
    Tune in! 
    Season 2019-2020, Episode 6:
    0:00-4:30 - What’s in store for you in this episode of HotSpot  
    4:31-25.40 - A look back at Mohammad Naim in the T20 series... where did the surprise package come from? A look back at India's pace bowling symphony in the first Test at Indore... and much more! 
    25.41-49.47 - THE first-ever pink ball day night Test on Indian soil... period! 
    Do leave your feedback and comments, share it on social media; reach out to us on Twitter as well. We are now on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify and Tunein, so you can subscribe to this podcast there as well.
    Follow our hosts and guests on Twitter: @chetannarula, @DeepDasgupta7 and @Isam84
    Picture courtesy: @BCCI 

    • 49 min

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