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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.

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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and All India Radio.

    England's Pope, Japan's rise and Lord's loosens the tie

    England's Pope, Japan's rise and Lord's loosens the tie

    As Ollie Pope becomes England's youngest Test centurion for 14 years, we ask his mentor Alec Stewart when he first realised he had a special talent on his hands.

    Plus, cricket puts down roots in Japan. Coach Chris Thurgate's two sons are playing for the country in the Under-19s World Cup.

    And what does Jim Maxwell make of Lord's relaxing its famous dress code for The Hundred.

    Photo: Ollie Pope (Getty Images)

    • 45 min
    Is spin bowling a dying art?

    Is spin bowling a dying art?

    With only three spinners in the top 20 of the world Test bowling rankings, we'll discuss why slow bowlers are struggling to make an impact in the company of former India spinner Maninder Singh.

    Plus - a groundbreaking move from Cricket Brazil. Find out why the South American champions are investing heavily in the women's game but not the men's.

    Photo: Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan (Getty Images)

    • 38 min
    Does Test cricket need to change to survive?

    Does Test cricket need to change to survive?

    Shane Warne auctions his Baggy Green cap and Tim Paine visits firefighters as Australian cricket comes together to support the bush fire rescue appeal.

    As he prepares to lead Nigeria in their first ever global tournament, the country's under-19 captain Sylvester Okpe tells us how he stumbled upon the sport in a country addicted to football.

    And a debate on ICC proposals for four-day Test cricket.

    Photo: Ben Stokes (Getty Images)

    • 43 min
    How will the Bushfires in Australia Impact the Cricket?

    How will the Bushfires in Australia Impact the Cricket?

    As the Bushfires continue to devastate lives and towns throughout South Australia, we look at the impact and health implications it has on cricketers during the third Test between Australia and New Zealand which is being played in Sydney.

    Plus, is technology benefiting or spoiling the game? We speak to the DRS founder Ian Taylor after the Aussie captain Tim Paine publically questioned the method.
    Join Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma.

    Picture - Liam Hatcher of the NSW Blues stands in the outfield amid the smoke haze from bushfires during a Sheffield Shield cricket match at the SCG. (Credit: Reuters)

    • 35 min
    Stumped: A look back at 2019

    Stumped: A look back at 2019

    Join Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma as they look back on a rollercoaster of a year of cricket in 2019.

    They will be with Curtly Ambrose on the dancefloor, who can forget Ben Stokes lighting up the World Cup and we hear how Jemma Barsby copes with playing elite cricket whilst dealing with multiple sclerosis.

    Photo: Eoin Morgan of England with Trophy during ICC Cricket World Cup Final between England and New Zealand on July 14, 2019

    • 35 min
    Can Smith solve South Africa's problems?

    Can Smith solve South Africa's problems?

    We throw the spotlight on the crisis in South African cricket.

    With the governing body and players' union at loggerheads - and so much talent and money deserting the sport - can the country remain a cricketing force?

    The appointment of former captain Graeme Smith as acting director of cricket has brought some stability - but the state of the sport in one of its proudest playing nations remains very fragile indeed.

    Plus, the 12-ball trial to earn yourself a life-changing contract in the Indian Premier League.

    And a new award in Australia to honour the country's indigenous trailblazers from the 1800s.

    Photo: Graeme Smith (Getty Images)

    • 30 min

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