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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and Akashvani.

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The weekly cricket show from BBC Sport in association with ABC and Akashvani.

    Can The Hundred grow without IPL investment?

    Can The Hundred grow without IPL investment?

    We hear from Venky Mysore who is the Managing Director of the Kolkata Knight Riders. He shares whether he would be interested in buying a stake in a Hundred team and whether players should be allowed to leave their franchise early.
    Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma celebrate the efforts member nations are making to grow Cricket in emerging nations....
    This year's ICC Development Award winners have been announced and the UAE were awarded ICC Associate Member Women's performance of the Year for their displays at the T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier in Kuala Lumpa. We are joined by their captain Esha Oza who tells us what the award means to them.
    Plus we discuss England women's triumphs after winning all thirteen matches they have played at home during their international Summer.
    Photo: Kolkata Knight Riders' players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 final cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 26, 2024. (Credit: AFP via Getty Images)

    • 34 min
    Brian Lara: ‘How cricket changed my life’

    Brian Lara: ‘How cricket changed my life’

    One of the greatest cricketers of all time, West Indies batter Brian Lara joins Stumped from Lord's to look back on his career; the highs and lows, plus the future of Test cricket and how the sport could evolve. Lara still holds world records for the highest individual score in both first-class cricket and Test cricket.
    Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma also discuss with Lara who could be the next global cricket stars and the West Indies legend pays tribute to England’s record breaking pace bowler James Anderson, who will retire after his 188th Test of his career. Anderson was the last English bowler to get Lara out.
    Plus we also hear from the Chair of Cricket Australia, Mike Baird on the latest regarding a possible Afghanistan women’s team. Last week, members of the former Afghanistan women’s team called on the International Cricket Council to help them form a refugee team based in Australia. Over 20 members of the Afghan women's team are based in Australia after the national team was disbanded in 2021 when the Taliban returned to power and banned women from playing sport.
    Image: Former West Indian cricket player Brian Lara poses for a portrait on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Lara is in Sydney to play in a Pro-Am golf tournament. (Photo by Ben Rushton/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)

    • 38 min
    India's T20 kings

    India's T20 kings

    Nikesh Rughani, Charu Sharma and Jim Maxwell all reflect on a thrilling T20 World Cup final which saw India end their 11 year wait for a trophy after narrowly beating South Africa.
    The Oman captain Aqib Ilyas feared that he may have to give up cricket following a cancer diagnosis which required eighteen months away from the sport to recover. He returned to lead Oman at the T20 World Cup. He joins us on the programme.
    We also look ahead to the Test series between England and West Indies. James Anderson will call time on his international career after the first Test, which will be his 188th of his career.
    Photo: India's cricket team lift the ICC Men's T20 World Cup trophy after beating South Africa in the final. (Credit: Getty Images)

    • 40 min
    ICC Men's T20 World Cup: South Africa reach historic final

    ICC Men's T20 World Cup: South Africa reach historic final

    South Africa have reached their first ever Men's World Cup final after beating Afghanistan in the ICC T20 World Cup. They have previously lost two T20 semi-finals, most recently in 2014 against India and lost five 50 Over World Cup semi-finals. Alison Mitchell, Jim Maxwell and Charu Sharma debate if they can lift the trophy after going unbeaten so far in the competition. Plus they discuss Afghanistan reaching their first ever World Cup semi-final and their journey through the competition.
    Plus Jim Maxwell shares where it went wrong for Australia after their early exit at the World Cup and whether it was a good tournament for the West Indies who were knocked out in the Super 8s. They ask what is next for Sri Lanka after Head Coach Chris Silverwood resigned.
    We hear from Netherlands cricketer Sybrand Engelbrecht who has retired from the sport aged 35.
    Photo: Tabraiz Shamsi of South Africa celebrates alongside teammates during a DRS review to successfully dismiss Noor Ahmad of Afghanistan (not pictured) LBW during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 Semi-Final match between South Africa and Afghanistan at Brian Lara Cricket Academy on June 26, 2024 in Tarouba, Trinidad And Tobago. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

    • 36 min
    Scotland keen to build on impressive performances at 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup

    Scotland keen to build on impressive performances at 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup

    As we are now into the Super 8s at the Men's T20 World Cup, Nikesh Rughani, Jim Maxwell and Sunil Gupta discuss the success of the associate nations. Six out of nine of the associate nations picked up wins and tournament debutants and co-hosts USA have made it to the Super 8s. We look at how this will impact cricket in smaller nations. Plus we ask if New Zealand are entering a new era after Kane Williamson has stepped down as white ball captain.
    Scotland won two matches at the T20 World Cup and were unlucky not to make it to the Super 8s after narrowly losing to Australia in their final match. We are joined by Head of Performance at Cricket Scotland Steve Snell who looks back on their campaign and their two wins against Oman and Namibia. He also discusses their impending T20 series against Australia and if they are interested in playing Test Cricket.
    We debate the use of Artificial Intelligence in cricket after England women's head coach Jon Lewis has used it for squad selection.
    Photo: Matthew Cross of Scotland celebrates victor during the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between Oman and Scotland at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on June 09, 2024 in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. (Photo by Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

    • 35 min
    How will the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup help grow cricket in the US?

    How will the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup help grow cricket in the US?

    The American cricket dream gathered momentum at the T20 World Cup as over 34,000 fans saw India beat Pakistan in a thriller. Eleanor Oldroyd, Clint Wheeldon and Sunil Gupta all discuss what this result means for both teams and which nations will progress further at the tournament.
    We also speak to the former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene who is the Global Head of Performance at Mumbai Indians.
    Plus we take you inside one of the oldest cricket clubs in New York.
    Photo: A general view of the stadium during play in the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between India and Pakistan at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 09, 2024 in New York, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

    • 46 min

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