Insight and analysis from the Test Match Special team - including interviews with top players and special features.
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.
Hats, Heaters and Runs Runs Runs......the Season has begun
Forget the cold, the batsman turned the heat up as the 2021 season got underway. England and Lancashire, Keaton Jennings plus Freddie Wilde of Cricviz on the numbers which are shaping the game, right across the board and more and more in the county game. He has some numbers which Keaton Jennings would love you to hear.
Plus Dom Bess on the conversation he’s had with his England Test captain and now, Yorkshire teammate, Joe Root, after India.
Emily Windsor of Hampshire and the Southern Vipers looks back on a stellar show from James Vince with BBC commentary team members Mark Church and Scott Reid adding their stand out moments from the opening weekend of County Championship action.
Four Trophies and a Summer: Three defending champions on ambition and the big questions of the season to come
Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew joins three head coaches, Anthony McGrath of Essex, Peter Moores of Nottinghamshire and from Somerset Jason Kerr, in talking over what we can expect from the summer ahead. Kevin Howells puts the questions, ranging from what impact the Hundred will have on the game, to how the clubs are preparing to defend their titles and whether this years conference structure should stay. They also discuss Alex Hales, Dan Christian, the legacy being created at Essex and how strong Somerset remain despite losing an Overton as well as Dom Bess... and those pitches and 8 points deduction. Also your shout on who you think might take the silverware this year.
Tuffers and Vaughan: Fish tanks, beards and Ashley Giles
Phil Tufnell, Michael Vaughan and Mark Chapman are joined by the ECB's managing director for men's cricket Ashley Giles to reflect on England's tour of India. Giles also answers questions on England's rotation policy, Test cricket's importance to the current generation of players and the busy summer of cricket to come. There's also details of a freak injury suffered by Jofra Archer.....while cleaning a fish tank.
Super Sam Curran’s efforts in vain as India claim series
Despite Sam Curran’s brilliant 95 not out, England fall just short of a thrilling run chase in the final match of the series, meaning India have won the series in all three formats. We hear from England captain Jos Buttler, and Tymal Mills picks out five things that England have learnt across the whole tour.
Tuffers and Vaughan: What we learnt from the T20s and what can be learnt from the ODIs
Michael Vaughan and Phil Tufnell join Mark Chapman to look back on England’s T20 Series in India after Eoin Morgan’s men lost the decider in Ahmedabad.
We hear from the Captain ahead of the upcoming One Day Internationals and ask whether any more lessons can be learned with the white ball ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year.
Finally Carlos Brathwaite and his dog drops by to talk about West Indies’ Test side beginning life without Jason Holder as Captain.