Welcome to The Unplayable Podcast, where we'll be talking all things cricket across Australia and around the world.
Ashton Agar on the World Cup, chatting with Dre Russ, mystery balls and ... Hector Bellerin?
Australia spinner Ashton Agar joins the Unplayable Podcast from the UAE ahead of the T20 World Cup to discuss his wedding (2:20), presenting brother Wes with his ODI cap (4:15), a new mystery delivery he's working on (12:12), Adam Zampa (16:00), getting tips from Andre Russell (21:55) and Australia T20 WC prep (28:09).
Josh Schonafinger and Louis Cameron then break down England's Ashes squad.
Ellyse Perry continues to amaze & what on earth are long spikes?
First Test match of the summer, done and dusted! Josh Schonafinger and Louis Cameron are joined by cricket.com.au's Adam Burnett to review the drawn day-night Test between Australia and India on the Gold Coast. They discuss Ellyse Perry (5:30), Smriti Mandhana (10:35), five-day women's Tests (11:40), long bowling spikes (16:00), and look ahead to the T20s (17:15) while making some predictions on the series.
Shield drama, Test debuts and that no-ball
Josh Schonafinger and Louis Cameron recap the incredible ODI series between Australia and India and preview the massive 2021-22 season ahead.
Usman Khawaja wraps up the remarkable 2020-21 season
Sheffield Shield-winning Queensland captain Usman Khawaja joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris on the series finale of The Unplayable Podcast to discuss the Bulls' triumph over the Blues in the Marsh Sheffield Shield final (0:55), turning into Captain Grumpy this season (09:30), Queensland's Shield victory celebrations (14:17), dealing with the challenges this summer (17:30), the bonus-points system and new Kookaburra balls (20:23), possible innovations (33:36), his future in Aussie colours (39:44) and his thoughts on The Test and teammate Marnus Labuschagne (42:55).
Mitch Starc, Alyssa Healy, Streaking and the Shield final
In the penultimate Unplayable Podcast episode of the season, cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris is joined by hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy to talk about the Australian Women's Cricket Team's incredible ODI winning streak (01:04) and pace ace Mitch Starc to discuss the upcoming Marsh Sheffield Shield final between the Blues and the Bulls (28:14).
Enormous IPL 2021 preview with Pat Cummins
Australia vice-captain and Kolkata Knight Riders quick Pat Cummins joins cricket.com.au journalist Sam Ferris to preview the upcoming Indian Premier League season by going through each club in alphabetical order and naming a danger man and player to watch (4:15) before finishing off with a look ahead to the upcoming finals in the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield (29:00).
Generally very good podcast , great 👍 interviews and post match coverage and Sam is a good guy . However today it was not possible to hear Ricky Ponting interview because of a poor phone line .... Ponting gives a great analysis of the game so it was frustrating but really a very small blip in an otherwise excellent podcast ... May it continue for many years to come .
One of the best cricket podcasts around
Always love tuning in to the insights of Sammy and the crew! Always great chats with players and other journos too.