Kevin Howells is alongside Tymal Mills to bring you all the huge stories from the opening round of County Championship fixtures. They speak to Sam Northeast who hit an unbeaten 335 for Glamorgan against Middlesex at Lord’s, which is now the highest first class score recorded at the ground - overtaking Graham Gooch’s 333 for England against India in 1990. Sam Cook reflects on his season opener for Essex as he took 10 wickets in the match, leading Essex to beat Nottinghamshire by 254...
Published 04/10/24
Published 04/10/24
Simon Mann, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Nikesh Rughani talk through some Buttler and Kohli brilliance, and we've got an exclusive interview with Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan.
Published 04/09/24
England bowler Kate Cross is fresh off the field at the end of the tour to New Zealand. Kate, Alex Hartley and former New Zealand wicket-keeper Katey Martin discuss the action.
Published 04/07/24
Kevin Howells is alongside Tymal Mills & Emily Windsor to look ahead to this season's County Championship. Durham head coach Ryan Campbell talks about his team's chances of winning Division 1 having just been promoted back up from Division 2, and he also gives an update of when we can expect to see Ben Stokes bowling. Whilst Durham's Chief Executive Tim Bostock talks about the 'honest conversation' the domestic game needs about private investment.
Published 04/04/24
Nikesh Rughani is alongside former England wicketkeeper & former Kolkata Knight Riders coach James Foster and Aatif Nawaz to look back on the first two weeks of IPL action. They discuss what has shocked them so far, why the Rajasthan Royals have started so well, and where it’s going wrong for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. ECB CEO Richard Gould speaks to Henry Moeran ahead of the upcoming season and winter just gone, and the news that Ben Stokes has decided to rule himself out of the T20...
Published 04/02/24
Kate Cross and Alex Hartley react to England Women's successful T20 series in New Zealand and preview the upcoming ODIs. Plus, a full analysis of Alex's first round of golf!
Published 03/30/24
Simon Mann is with former England and IPL star Ravi Bopara as well as Aatif Nawaz to discuss tight finishes, captaincy conundrums and English performances at the start of the IPL.
Published 03/26/24
As the 2024 Indian Premier League gets underway Henry Moeran, Simon Mann and former IPL star Abhishek Jhunjhunwala look ahead to all of the excitement of this year's competition.
Published 03/22/24
Royal Challengers Bangalore are WPL champions and Kate Cross has the inside story. Meanwhile, Alex Hartley's Multan Sultans come so close to winning the PSL in last-ball drama.
Published 03/19/24
Kate Cross and Alex Hartley are busy in the franchises of India and Pakistan, including seeing some remarkable individual performances. Plus, Alex has FINALLY discovered golf.
Published 03/14/24
Andy Zaltzman hosts the inaugural, and probably final, Test Match Special post series awards. Along with Jonathan Agnew, Mark Ramprakash and Deep Dasgupta, they debate and decide which players win awards such as 'player of the series', 'best batting innings of the series', and 'worst review of the series'. Plus, as Andy Zaltzman is hosting, there's a huge amount of stats that breaks the series down into numbers.
Published 03/11/24
Jonathan Agnew is alongside Mark Ramprakash, Deep Dasgupta & Stephan Shemilt to discuss where Bazball goes from here. England head coach Brendon McCullum speaks to Stephan about what a “hurting” team can take away from the test series. They also discuss who might be dropped and who might come into the England side heading into the summer and their test series against The West Indies. Plus, Stephan speaks to artist Andy Brown who travels the world painting sporting events from inside the...
Published 03/10/24
Jonathan Agnew is alongside Phil Tufnell and Deep Dasgupta to reflect on England's crushing defeat to India in Dharamsala. They dissect England's collapse, looking at the wicket of Ben Duckett, and hear from Ben Stokes as he reacts to the series defeat. Also, they look back on Jimmy Anderson's incredible career as the 41-year-old becomes the first fast bowler to take 700 test wickets.
Published 03/09/24
Jonathan Agnew is alongside Jack Leach, Phil Tufnell and Stephan Shemilt to discuss India’s dominant display in Dharamsala. Stephan speaks to England’s spin bowling coach Jeetan Patel after the day’s play and Leach gives an update on his recovery from knee surgery. Leach talks about what it’s like watching on from home with England struggling out in India and they also debate just how good Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja are as a spin attack, while Leach gives insight...
Published 03/08/24
Jonathan Agnew is alongside Phil Tufnell and Deep Dasgupta for analysis of day one of the final test in Dharamsala. They discuss England's dismal display with the bat, having started so strong, and ask why England's batter recklessly throw away their wickets. England's batting coach Marcus Trescothick speaks to Stephan Shemilt about where it went wrong for the tourists. Plus, they look at Yashasvi Jasiswal's rise in this series, the performances of India's spinners, and the prospect of Jimmy...
Published 03/07/24
Stephan Shemilt previews the final test between England & India with Paul Newman from The Mail. Stephan speaks to Ben Stokes ahead of the final test, plus they discuss Jonny Bairstow before what will be his one-hundredth test appearance for England. Phil Long's travels across India following the team via any transport necessary comes to its conclusion as he reaches Dharamsala, not without drama as Phil contends with sleet, snow, and power cuts along the way. Former India wicketkeeper...
Published 03/06/24
Mark Chapman is joined by former England internationals Phil Tufnell and Mark Ramprakash, as well as ex-India wicket keeper Deep Dasgupta, to look ahead to the final Test between India and England. The team hear from England spinner Tom Hartley on his learning experience from breaking through in the series, and also chat about Jonny Bairstow, who's set to become an England Centurion. And finally, the team chat about India's next generation coming through. 05'15: England's selection...
Published 03/04/24
Kate Cross and Alex Hartley are busy playing and coaching overseas and have much news to bring. Plus, Alex’s coaching buddy Cath Dalton drops in to talk through the PSL so far.
Published 03/04/24
In the third of a three episode mini-series, Daniel Norcross is alongside Vic Marks, Prakash Wakankar and Jonathan Agnew to look back at England's turbulent tour of India in 1984/85. This episode begins in Chennai (formerly Madras) with the test series between England and India finely poised at 1-1 with two to play. Can England complete the turnaround and go down in history as the first side to come from behind to win a test series in India? With Vic and Aggers with the England squad, they...
Published 03/03/24
In the second of a three episode mini-series, Daniel Norcross is alongside Vic Marks, Peter Baxter, Prakash Wakankar and Jonathan Agnew to look back at England's turbulent tour of India in 1984/85. This episode begins at the end of England's first test against India in Wankhede, but 3rd December 1984 is remembered for a very different reason. The Bhopal disaster occurred. They discuss what is was like to be close to such a catastrophic event and how it affected the atmosphere inside the...
Published 03/02/24
In the first of a three episode mini-series, Daniel Norcross is alongside Vic Marks, Peter Baxter and Prakash Wakankar to look back at England's turbulent tour of India in 1984/85. Just hours after the England team had arrived India's prime minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated. What did this mean for the England team? What was it like to be in New Delhi? They discuss everything from restlessly staying in their hotels, to where they were when they were told the news, and whether this...
Published 03/01/24
Kate Cross and Alex Hartley are experiencing the thrill of WPL/PSL franchise cricket and tell all from behind-the-scenes. Plus, we're joined by one of the stars of the WPL so far.
Published 02/29/24
Former Hampshire and England offspinner Shaun Udal joins Daniel Norcross to talk about England’s tour of India in 2006, including the famous “Ring of Fire” win in Mumbai. Plus they discuss how his life has changed since he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2019.
Published 02/28/24
After England’s series defeat in India, how much will England start planning for the future? We hear from coach Brendon McCullum on the defeat, on the problems facing England’s young spinners, and on Ollie Robinson’s form. Plus Dinesh Karthik joins the podcast to discuss the future of India’s lineup, with Prakash Wakankar predicting who will start for India the next time England visit.
Published 02/27/24