An irreverent take on world cricket from diehard ultras and media professionals Arun Sudhaman & Darren Burns.
Ep. 76: Test Match Special's Daniel Norcross
Daniel Norcross of Test Match Special and Test Match Sofa fame joins the Cricket Ultras podcast to discuss his career in commentary, prospects for the summer ahead, and the changing nature of cricket broadcasting. Norcross also opens up about his early days as a pub quiz machine hustler, his favourite stump mic moments and his WTC final prediction.
Ep. 75: IPL preview, fake fielding, bail bonus & much more
The IPL is back & the Ultras break down prospects for each of the eight franchises. There's also DRS & DLS drama, a fake fielding flap, and reviews involving series in India, South Africa, West Indies and Australia.
Ep. 74: Prakash Wakankar
Prakash Wakankar is not only an experienced businessman but also a well-known cricket commentator who has graced the airwaves for the BBC's Test Match Special, ABC and All India Radio, among others. He joins the Cricket Ultras for a wide-ranging conversation that includes his days playing state cricket with Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Manjrekar, his thoughts on the changing nature of cricket commentary and the media environment, and his observations on the rise of the BCCI.
Ep. 73: Failed souffles, omelettes, 2-day Tests, The Hundred & more
With Easter in sight, the latest Cricket Ultras episode involves not just one, but two instances of egg-based 'humour', including Sachin Tendulkar's latest dreadful dad joke. There are also reviews of India's Test series victory over England, the ongoing T20 series, along with other contests involving New Zealand, Australia, West Indies and Sri Lanka. The Ultras also try to explain The Hundred, send off Martin Johnson and Joey Benjamin, and explore Ravi Shastri's viral banter renaissance.
Ep. 72: Sir Martin Sorrell
It's a special Ultras episode as Sir Martin Sorrell joins the podcast to discuss his cricketing life. Best-known as the executive chairman of S4 Capital and former leader of WPP, Sorrell's love of cricket and his history as an amateur player means plenty of stories featuring the likes of Boycott, Imran, Warne and Brearley, along with his views on cricketing innovation and why The Hundred cannot be saved by marketing.
Ep 71: Medieval poetry, marble flooring, early exits, IPL surprises, Conway the Machine & more
The Ultras review the 2nd Test of the engrossing India v England series, as the action shifts to the pink ball test at Motera. And there's plenty more on the latest episode, including a lament for Moeen Ali, an appreciation of Rishab Pant's poetry, a eulogy for Faf's Test career and updates from a wild IPL auction.
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