Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
The IPL is postponed
Nathan Leamon talks to us from within the Ahmedabad bio-bubble, plus Henry Moeran, Stephan Shemilt and guests discuss what the IPL's postponement could mean for cricket in 2021.
England Captain Joe Root Special on County Cricket
It’s a family thing. The Root family love cricket and their two sons play it and one of them is also the England captain. Joe Root describes the county game as “the bedrock of the game”. In an extended podcast we are joined by Joe to talk about his passion for Yorkshire and the domestic game and how he would like it to progress,and how he felt bowling to brother Billy, on the brink of a century, a few weeks ago. When they were young boys at Scarborough a game got halted when they started chasing each other, after one got the other out in the practice nets. There is always a lot riding on it.
Plus the review of Round Four of the County Championship, including one run victory drama, massive run chases, massive wins, Nottinghamshire ending a 30 matches run of first class games without a win (Head coach Peter Moores, talks to us about that) and much more.
There’s a lot to pack in but it’s worth it.
TMS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DARREN STEVENS @45 plus the best of the action
How does he do it? Darren Stevens will turn 45 years old this week, yet still he produces outstanding performances in the County Championship with Kent and has no intention of calling it a day yet. In an extended edition of our domestic cricket podcast we are joined by Darren along with former Kent captain David Fulton and long standing friend and teammate Paul Nixon. Special moments in his career and how he prepares for matches are included in this personal celebration of Darren in the game.
We also look back at round three of the LV Insurance County Championship with many stand out individual and team performances including Haseeb Hameed and Toby Roland-Jones.
IPL: RCB on top, CSK proving doubters wrong and Stokes out injured
Henry Moeran is joined by former IPL star Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and BBC Sport's Kal Sajad to review the action after a busy few days in India. Plus, we hear from Kolkata Knight Riders' Managing Director Venky Mysore about plans to expand into America and whether the franchise could ever appear in England.
Domestic cricket on a global stage Men and Women
From North to South, the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere the County Championship produced enough content to keep us going for weeks just in the space of four days.
England test captain Joe Root led with a century for Yorkshire but what about the Ollie Pope double hundred at the Oval, Kiran Carlson century in each innings for Glamorgan and Ollie Robinson taking 9 wickets for Sussex. James Bracey helped Gloucestershire take the bragging rights in the West Country, Mohammad Abbas, Matt Critchley, Simon Harmer, a fired up Stuart Broad v Sam Hain, Tim Bresnan, Hassan Azad, Sam Evans and much more.
The ball of the century 2 from Matt Parkinson caused Shane Warne to sit up and take notice and Marnus Labuschagne spoke of his time in county cricket after helping Queensland lift the Sheffield Shield.
We link up with Australia to see what if anything we can learn from their domestic game both men and women.
All of that plus Tim Murtagh and Jade Dernbach talk all things Middlesex and Surrey ahead of their clash at Lord’s.
The 2021 IPL is up and running
The most expensive player in IPL history - Chris Morris - tells TMS about the pressure to perform, plus Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Kal Sajad and Henry Moeran preview the tournament.
IF you like cricket then this is the one to have.
Separate podcasts please
Please put women’s cricket on a separate podcast. Skipping through the times it is on is annoying.