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Join Mark Butcher, Yas Rana and the rest of the Wisden Cricket Weekly Podcast team for a weekly reflection on all the big stories from the game that week.

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Join Mark Butcher, Yas Rana and the rest of the Wisden Cricket Weekly Podcast team for a weekly reflection on all the big stories from the game that week.

    Robinson returns, the start of The Hundred and enjoy World Cups while you can

    Robinson returns, the start of The Hundred and enjoy World Cups while you can

    Mark Butcher gives his thoughts on England's T20I series defeat to South Africa and assesses the Proteas' chances of challenging at this year's T20 World Cup. He also wonders what the immediate future of international cricket looks and where bilateral cricket fits alongside the growing power of T20 leagues.
    Elsewhere in the show, Jo Harman, Phil Walker and Yas Rana react to England's Test squad for the first two Test of the South Africa series, the start of the Commonwealth Games and much more. They also preview The Hundred which starts this week.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Sam Curran impresses, England's new youth policy and Sam Northeast joins the show after making history

    Sam Curran impresses, England's new youth policy and Sam Northeast joins the show after making history

    Mark Butcher gives his views on England's drawn ODI series against South Africa, including Sam Curran's potential with the bat in white-ball cricket.
    The panel of Jo Harman, Phil Walker and Yas Rana talk up England's chances at the Commonwealth Games, review the most recent round of the County Championship, discuss the possibilities of England recalls for Ben Duckett and Haseeb Hameed, and run through some of the other headlines from the world game this week, including the recently released report into institutional racism at Cricket Scotland.
    Sam Northeast, scorer of 410* last week for Glamorgan, joins the show to tell Jo what it felt like to make history
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Stokes' ODI retirement and is there actually too much international cricket?

    Stokes' ODI retirement and is there actually too much international cricket?

    Mark Butcher, Phil Walker, Ben Gardner and Yas Rana react to Ben Stokes' retirement from ODI cricket and discuss whether or not there is actually too much international cricket for the 'Big Three.'
    The panel also do their best to make sense of England's downturn in form in ODI cricket, talk about a chaotic Finals Day, the omission of Tammy Beaumont from England's Commonwealth Games squad, pick out a few players to watch from the county game and much, much more.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Special episode: Ukrainian cricket during war and their route to ICC membership

    Special episode: Ukrainian cricket during war and their route to ICC membership

    Author Alex Preston and CEO of the Ukrainian Cricket Federation Kobus Olivier join the show to tell us about the recent history of cricket in Ukraine, how the sport has been affected by war and how next week's decision from the ICC about whether to grant Ukraine ICC membership could change the sport in the country forever.
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    • 44 min
    Topley's day out at Lord's, South Africa's World Cup conundrum and an all-time great ODI innings

    Topley's day out at Lord's, South Africa's World Cup conundrum and an all-time great ODI innings

    Mark Butcher, Ben Gardner, Cameron Ponsonby and Yas Rana react to the first five games of the England-India white-ball series. They look back on a string of impressive performances from England seamers, a stunning knock from Suryakumar Yadav and wonder what the future of ODI cricket looks like.
    There's also discussion on a gripping round of County Championship action, a brief preview of Finals Day, a look at Emma Lamb's first international hundred, discussion on South Africa's series forfeit against Australia and much, much more.
    The previously advertised special feature for this episode will instead be released as a standalone additional episode early next week.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Will England ever lose again?

    Will England ever lose again?

    Mark Butcher, Phil Walker, Jo Harman and Yas Rana react to England's latest victory under Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, a thrilling seven-wicket win at Edgbaston. They discuss Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow's form, the logic behind McCullum's philosophy and where India went wrong in Birmingham.
    There's also discussion on England women's drawn Test at Taunton last week where a number of new faces in the England Test side impressed.
    The panel also assess the ECB's treatment of the T20 Blast ahead of its knockouts and briefly run through the set of white-ball squads named by England this week.
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    • 1 hr 22 min

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