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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.

Wisden Cricket Weekly Wisden Cricket Weekly

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    • 4.7 • 260 Ratings

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.

    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
    BazBall delivers England a 3-0 whitewash, Eoin Morgan steps down, and an India Test preview

    BazBall delivers England a 3-0 whitewash, Eoin Morgan steps down, and an India Test preview

    Phil Walker, Ben Gardner and Mark Butcher dissect England's latest ridiculous Test win, which featured 10 wickets for Jack Leach and an extraordinary counterpunch from Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton.
    NZ Herald sports reporter Andrew Alderson joins the show to give the Kiwi perspective on the result, discuss what's next for Kane Williamson and wonder where the Black Caps go from here.
    They also look at what changes England could make for the India Test at Edgbaston, how the tourists will cope if captain Rohit Sharma is ruled, and pay tribute to Eoin Morgan, set to step down as England's limited-overs captain.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Eoin Morgan's ODI future, Jamie Overton's upcoming Test debut and getting into cricket as an adult

    Eoin Morgan's ODI future, Jamie Overton's upcoming Test debut and getting into cricket as an adult

    Mark Butcher, Phil Walker, Ben Gardner and Yas Rana react to England's dominance in the opening two ODIs of their series in the Netherlands. They also look forward to Jamie Overton's Test debut at Leeds and discuss what to expect from the Surrey speedster.
    There's plenty of chat on the T20 Blast, England women's upcoming Test against South Africa, Chris Silverwood's initial success with Sri Lanka and more. Ben, Yas and Phil also respond to your questions, including one about getting into the game as an adult and the difficulties that come with that.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jonny Bairstow thrills in a win for the ages

    Jonny Bairstow thrills in a win for the ages

    Mark Butcher, Jo Harman, Phil Walker, Ben Gardner and Yas Rana do their best to make sense of England's extraordinary win at Trent Bridge, one that saw them bounce back from conceding 553 in the first innings and needing 160 from the final session to make it two wins from two in the new Brendon McCullum-Ben Stokes era.
    You can get 20 per cent off at Charles Tyrwhitt either in store or online with the code WISDENPOD.
    The latest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly – which features Felix White's exclusive interview with James Anderson – is available now at wisden.com/shop.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Matt Parkinson joins the show, tactical retirements, and cricket's marketing problem

    Matt Parkinson joins the show, tactical retirements, and cricket's marketing problem

    Matt Parkinson joins the show to tell us all about his Test debut at Lord's, one that saw him go from readying himself for a day trip to the Lake District to padding up at Lord's over the course of a few hours (we apologise for the audio quality for that part of the episode).
    Another England spinner – Charlie Dean – joins us later in the show ahead of the Charlotte Edwards Cup finals day to talk about her meteoric rise over the past 18 months.
    Elsewhere, cricket writer Jim Wallace joins Ben Gardner and Yas Rana to talk about the Blast, Mithali Raj's retirement from the international game, the ODI World Cup Super League, Ranji Trophy records and much more.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    England win at Lord's, why NZ play so few Tests and the future of Test cricket

    England win at Lord's, why NZ play so few Tests and the future of Test cricket

    England beat New Zealand at Lord's to give Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes a winning start to their leadership of the Test side after Joe Root's fourth innings hundred helped them chase down 277 at the Home of Cricket. The panel of Jo Harman, Yas Rana and The Telegraph's Tim Wigmore react to the Test and talk about some of the questions that are explored in Tim's new book – Crickonomics: The Anatomy of Modern Cricket – that he co-authored with Stefan Szymanski, such as, why do New Zealand play so few Tests?
    For the month of June we're offering our listeners 20 per cent off at Charles Tyrwhitt with the code WISDENPOD for use online or in store. 
    You can purchase Tim's book here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/crickonomics-9781472992710/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

The_Ox4 ,

I’ve tried quite a few cricket podcasts and

this is my favourite. Gets various balances right.

Beefy Botham81 ,

Not the greatest if podcasts from a very respected institution

I was expecting clear, insightful reporting, however the standard of the podcasters is below average. Lots of uses of “like”, “you know” etc which shows the age range of the guys.
Maybe I’ve been spoilt by listening to the likes of Atherton, Hussain, Gower etc but from a respected brand such as Wisden, I expected a higher quality of reporting.

JimmyDizzle999 ,

My happy place

Just signed up to the magazine due to this podcast. Haven’t subscribed to a cricket mag in 15+ years!

I love this podcast. Geeky and nostalgic enough, a love of the romance of the game and good common sense as well.

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